College Students Sing Out For Local Charities

Sun, 2001-07-22 01:00

Mayor of Peterlee, John Hardy with some of the music students 

East Durham College students have been given the opportunity to use their musical talents to help raise money for the Mayor of Peterlee’s charity fund.

College Students Sing Out For Local Charities  East Durham College students have been given the opportunity to use their musical talents to help raise money for the Mayor of Peterlee’s charity fund. It will feature several young bands, performing a range of classic rock covers. The performance begins at 7pm on Thursday 26th of April and will be taking place in The Lubetkin Theatre at East Durham College, Peterlee.

Councillor John Hardy said: “The aim of the event is to raise money for The Mayor of Peterlee’s Fund; the students have lot of ideas and great talent to showcase.

“I am extremely proud and privileged to be Mayor of Peterlee and hope we can raise as much money for the fund as possible.”

The money raised from the event will go to The Mayor of Peterlee’s Fund that supports: Help for Heroes, Macmillan Nurses and Hartlepool Hospice - along with a number of other local youth charities.

Student Anthony Yare commented: “I’m delighted to have been asked to perform for such a great cause. It will be a great experience for us putting on such an event and an even better experience for those who attend!”

The East Durham-based bands performing include Little Fury Things, NO Kicks and the Essentials.

Music Lecturer, Marc Oliver, a professional musician himself is very excited to be part of the project.

“At East Durham College we make all aspects of the course as vocationally relevant as possible.

“This is a real gig. The students have to prepare risk assessments, design publicity material, research and learn music, sort out equipment, rehearse and perform.

“It is all aspects of the work you would normally do as a freelance artist. The experience is invaluable,” Marc said.

The event is to be held in the college’s Lubetkin Theatre on April 26th, 7pm-10pm; tickets are priced at £4 and available at college reception or by calling 0191 518 2000. Tickets will also be available on the door on the night of the event.