Anna (15) organises Clitheroe charity gig with Fuze

Event organiser Anna Sourallas with one of her posters
Event organiser Anna Sourallas with one of her posters

Music fan Anna Souroullas aims to rock Clitheroe with a gig she has organised single-handedly.

Anna (15) has booked the venue, The Grand, hired the acts, organised the publicity posters and fliers and has even gone round local high schools selling tickets for the event on Friday, May 17th.

Stars of the show Fuze, the three-piece band who have supported top stars McFly on tour

Stars of the show Fuze, the three-piece band who have supported top stars McFly on tour

The Year 10 pupil at St Augustine’s RC High School, Billington, has organised the event as part of her work for the Duke of Edinburgh bronze award.

Top of the bill will be Fuze, a three-piece rock band from Essex who have supported top chart act McFly on tour.

Also appearing will be vocalist Kelsey Gill, Burnley rapper Eskichild, Manchester rapper Jae Swift and singer-songwriter Ashley Sherlock.

Anna’s event, called “Fusion”, will also help a good cause, raising money for YOU, the Young Oncology Unit at the Christie Hospital, Manchester.

Anna has organised the gig for the voluntary work element of the Duke of Edinburgh award.

She said: “I wanted to do something adventurous, something that I could go and enjoy.”

Anna was encouraged by Positive Solutions, a marketing firm at Padiham where she went from school on work experience.

“I’d love to go into event organising as a career,” she said.

“I’ve really enjoyed getting in touch with everyone – booking the artists and putting it all together.”

Anna made a video about some of the acts on the bill and about the cancer charity, and has taken it to assemblies at her own school and others.

Doors open for “Fusion” at 6.30pm, and the first act is on at 7pm. Tickets are £6.

The Facebook site is www.facebook.com/fusionatthegrand and there is an online competition for the best smoothie, which will be made and sold on the night at the Grand in aid of YOU.