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Concert for Wirral Autistic Society's performing arts centre appeal
A CONCERT in aid of Wirral Autistic Society's performing arts centre appeal will be staged later this month.
Taking place at the Light Cinema in New Brighton on September 20, it will be hosted by actor and producer Dean Sullivan.
The line-up includes the society's band The Beathovens, who beat hundreds of other bands in a Liverpool Battle of the Bands competition and have backed acts such as Jools Holland and Bob Geldof.
Also performing will be Wirral duo Alternative Radio, Night Train featuring Brian 'Saxophone' Jones, Jimmy Rae and Tony Thorpe, formerly of the 70s band The Rubettes, and his band.
Proceeds will be used by the society to buy much-needed equipment for its performing arts centre.
The organisation holds daily classes in performing arts at its Bromborough Pool base.
But fundraising manager Rick Myers said there is an urgent need for new equipment to allow the activities to improve and expand and the aim is to create a Home For Creative Arts.
Looking forward to hosting the show, former Brookside star Dean Sullivan said: 'I've been a supporter of the society for a few years but I'm particularly keen on the performing arts appeal.
"Those suffering from autism get great pleasure from music, dance and drama and the money being raised is going towards much-needed equipment for them."
Philip Dove, manager of the cinema said: "We are delighted to be supporting the appeal. It will be great to have live entertainment here for the first time."
Jamie Davies, who runs the performing arts operation at the society, said: "We hope to raise around £20,000 to buy much-needed equipment and instruments.
"The fund-raising is going very well and should get a significant boost from the show which will certainly be a night to remember.
"We are delighted for the support we have received from the cinema and the Queen's Royal and of course from the musicians who are all giving their time at no cost.'
Tickets for the concert are available from the Queen's Royal on 691 0101 or Rick Myers on 07887 631218 firstname.lastname@example.org