A special Remembrance Concert with a performance from acclaimed First World War drama War Horse will be held at Blackburn's King George's Hall next month.

The event on Tuesday November 6 at 7pm is one of many to mark the centenary of the signing of the Armistice ending the 1914/1918 conflict five days later.

Tickets are free and donations will go towards the Mayor's Charities and the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Schoolchildren from all over the borough, including Blackburn's Our Lady and St John RC High School and its feeder primaries, will sing along with the Salvation Army.

Pupils from Westholme School drama department will perform an extract from Michael Monpurgo's War Horse together with readings, letters and poems.

Tickets can be collected from King George's Hall Box Office.

Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Cllr Pat McFall said : "The evening is for everyone to come together and remember our fallen heroes through music. It will be a truly memorable night with songs, readings, letters and drama from our talented young people.

"Please come along and join us for this once in a lifetime 100-year anniversary concert."

The Mayor's Charities 2018 are Nightsafe, Derian House, Domestic Violence Charities and Cherished Gowns.