LONG-ESTABLISHED groups from across the district will perform at a special event to reopen St George’s Hall in Bradford. The People’s Music Hall will mark the historic venue’s refurbishment on Sunday June 2 from 6pm.

The aim of the event is to showcase the city’s unique home-grown talent through a wide ranger of performing groups.

Adam Renton, general manager of Bradford Theatres, said St George’s Hall opened in 1853 and was the first grand public building in the city.

He said: “It was conceived as a place where the communities of Bradford could gather to be inspired by the world’s best music and entertainment. The venue continues today to serve its original purpose to provide ‘thoroughly good concerts’ with its exceptional acoustics and intimate atmosphere.

“The People’s Music Hall event will be a very special evening of live entertainment and celebration and it promises to be a night to be remembered!”

Bradford Festival Choral Society, founded in 1856, will be part of the re-opening celebrations. The event will also include City of Bradford Brass Band, Kala Sangam, Dance United Yorkshire, Bradford Friendship Choir, breakdancing troop Tranquil Productions, and Buttershaw St Paul’s Amateurs.

Call 01274 432000 or visit bradford-theatres.co.uk to book tickets. Tickets are at 1853 prices.