PERFORMERS from all generations will gather at The Met to celebrate Bury Blind Societies’ centenary year with a unique evening of song and performance.

On June 16 the 100 Voices concert will take audience members through time, with various acts and performances, coming together to “embrace the community and raise awareness” of the society.

Performers will be singing songs from the 1920s through to the 2020s, with trustees of the society, volunteers, Engage to Stage and Freakdance all participating in the showcase.

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Victoria Roberts, who performs her own cabaret shows, tours in national theatres, pantomimes, cruises, and was a judge on BBC1’s All Together Now, will also be performing.

Trustee of Bury Blind society, Cath Harrop, said: “It’s about embracing the community and bringing charities together to celebrate and raise money in an accessible way.”

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The Society, founded in 1922, held several social events for visually impaired people each year.

Now, 100 years on, Bury Blind Society offers a range of specialist services and daily social events from lunch clubs, support groups and intervention services.

CEO of Bury Blind Society, Jill Logan, said: “Whilst losing your sight is devastating, with aids and support that we help to provide, you can still live independently, and it doesn’t have to stop you from living.”

100 Voices will be the third event organised by the society for their centenary year as they kicked off the celebrations by having afternoon tea with an MBE, Lora Fachie, a Team GB para-cyclist.

The next celebration will be on April 29 at Elton Liberal Club with a quiz night and pasty & pea supper.

The events are celebrating and commending 100 years of diversity, and any money raised will help the society continue its service for blind and partially sighted people in the area.

Tickets for the 100 voices event can be found by contacting The Met box office.