BRIERLEY Hill has been chosen to host the borough's St George's Day celebrations this year.

Dudley Council bosses have announced the Moor Centre will be the main hive of activity on Saturday April 26.

Festivities will begin at 10.30am with a small civic party being escorted to the centre's main stage by a brass band.

Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Alan Finch will officially open the event before a patriotic sing-a-long takes place, followed by a display of traditional folk dancing from the Sedgley Morris Men.

Activities at the centre will run until 3pm and include children's rides, a barrel organ, face painting, craft activities and a bake-off competition.

More children's activities and storytelling sessions will take place at the library and the civic hall will be hosting a free tea dance and taking collections for the mayor's charities.

Cllr Finch said: "Our St George's Day celebrations are always great fun and provide a fantastic free day out for all ages as well as bringing extra footfall to the town for our hardworking traders.

"We have lots of activities planned in and around the town centre and I hope that people of all communities and ages come along and join in the fun."

Any groups interested in performing at the event should call 01384 815222.