AN acclaimed Ulverston saxophonist was among a host of famous faces invited to the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th Birthday.

The 23-year-old musician and presenter Jess Gillam was among a list of names who appeared on the big screen at the London venue, including: Michael Sheen, Nicola Adams, Brian Cox, Claudia Winkleman and more.

The event, which took place on Monday, was the hall's first event without social distancing measures since March last year.

In celebration of the hall's 150th birthday, composer David Arnold, and musical facilitator and composer James Moriarty picked ten themes inspired by the hall’s rich history, then went out into the community to conduct workshops with primary school and secondary school children as well as music college groups, sheltered housing groups and Chelsea pensioners. The result of all this hard work was 'A Circle of Sound', a musical history of the hall .

Jess Gillam said: "What an honour to have been a tiny part of such an amazing event.

"The music was incredible and David Arnold’s brand new piece ‘A Circle of Sound’ captured so many elements of the hall and what it stands for.

"Music and sound can bring us together in such a profound way and the whole night captured that.”

Miss Gillam was recently recognised for her services to music in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List with an MBE. She is the first ever saxophonist to be signed to Decca Classics and recently released her second album, ‘TIME’, which shot to No.1 in the Official UK Classical Charts.