YEADON Town Hall has cancelled or postponed all of this year’s remaining shows because of coronavirus - but it has also announced its programme of events for 2021.

The community interest company which runs the building has plans in place to reopen the Town Hall Tavern and launch an indoor market with enhanced safety procedures and social distancing measures in place once government advice says it is safe to do so.

The CIC says the majority of 2020 events have been rescheduled for next year, with just a handful of shows having to be cancelled.

Jamie Hudson, CEO of Yeadon Town Hall, said: “We are fortunate to have the continued support of our local community, who have been patient and generous throughout these challenging times. Many of our patrons have either donated their ticket price to the Town Hall or have happily transferred their tickets to a new date for 2021.

“We have now rescheduled as many shows as possible for 2021, plus added a few new events, so we’re confident next year will be the best yet. Until then, we’re very excited to release further information about our plans to reopen the Town Hall Tavern and host an indoor market later this year.”

The town hall is currently in the middle of a £1 million restoration programme and an appeal on its website says: “We desperately need help to finish the work and any donation, whether small or large will be a huge assistance in helping us secure the future of this wonderful building.”

Rescheduled shows include - Showaddywaddy, An Evening With Steve Holbrook, ABBA Party in the Greek Taverna, Wildboys, The Northern Soultrain, Mercury tribute, The Gin and Prosecco Festival, T.Rextasy, The Simon and Garfunkel Story, Last Train to Skaville, The Beatles Revolution, One Night In Dublin, Rita, Sue & Bob Too UK Tour, The Lady Boys of Bangkok and Bon Giovi.

Events scheduled for next year include Luther, The George Michael Story, Through the Decades with Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly, The Billy Pearce Laughter Show, Hits Out Of Hell – The Meat Loaf Songbook, Northern Live - Do I Love You?, Lipstick On Your Collar , Beyond The Barricade, Michael Jackson - The Legacy, The Best of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and Think Floyd.