Auction of signed celebrity gifts to be held at Lark in the Park

Doreen Doreen

Doreen Doreen

First published in News Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

FESTIVAL-GOERS could walk away with celebrity signed gifts at Lark in the Park.

A Gloucester Rugby shirt signed by the whole team, a Dawn French photograph, a vest signed by dance group Diversity and a signed Jilly Cooper book will be auctioned off at the music festival.

The festival, which raises funds for The Door Youth Project, takes place on Friday, August 3, and Saturday, August 4, in the grounds of Berkeley Castle.

Organiser Brendan Conboy from the Door, said: "The vision for the event is to see it plant its roots this year and then grow. This year we are using all local bands and performers, who have seen the work that we do and want to support us in establishing this event."

Headlining the Saturday night is Shire Straits, regarded as the leading tribute to Dire Straits.

Other acts include Doreen Doreen, Atomic Rays and the 45s and the festival will also see finalists from The DoorÕs Undiscovered Youth Talent Contest perform on the main stage.

Tickets cost between £6 and £22 with camping from £10 a pitch.

For more information go to www.larkinthepark.info The Door Youth Project is looking for volunteers to help at the festival.

Stewards, litter pickers, back stage helpers and gate staff are needed as well as helpers in the childrenÕs tent and people to dress up as Peppa Pigg and Buzz Lightyear.

Volunteers must be over 16 years old and will get free entry into the festival and food and drink.

To apply, email lark@thedooryouthproject.org.uk The SNJ is supporting Lark in the Park and will be featuring updates on the acts every two weeks. The Door Youth Project is offering SNJ readers the chance to win a pair of adult tickets.

See this week's SNJ (July 11) for details.

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