Oct 21 2011 by Lisa Boyle, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
The Ark is ready to rock - but no adults allowed.
NO adults allowed!
That’s the cry from super siblings Shaun and Liam McCluskey.
The lads are organising a one-night-only music festival – but it’s strictly for youngsters.
The ArkFest, for secondary school pupils, will rock The Ark in Ayr’s South Harbour Street this month.
It’s the latest success for the brothers, who scooped the Young Scot Volunteer Award at this year’s Young Scot Awards.
And while they were at the awards ceremony, they enlisted the support of top Scottish band Little Eye, who won the IN:Demand Unsigned Act Award.
Joining Little Eye on the ArkFest bill is a wealth of Ayrshire talent including Just Kids Growing Up, Los Perros and Tailend Charlie.
Shaun, 16, and Liam, 14, wanted to organise ArkFest to inspire other young people to make positive choices in their lifestyle through the enjoyment of music.
Both lads have been involved in the Southern Youth Forum for the past two years.
The Auchinleck Academy pupils were involved in the Young Quality Scot Awards and Shaun is a member of the Children and Young People’s Representative forum.
As well as all that, the Drongan boys are Scout leaders and tutors of a guitar group and run workshops on DJ-ing, film and editing.
Mike Mills, project worker at The Ark, said: “We have a non-alcohol bar serving draught and chilled drinks, as well as a great selection of snacks and chocolate. Whether you want to relax upstairs on one of the sofas and enjoy the music and atmosphere around you, or join the fun on the dance floor in front of the stage, The Ark is the perfect place to be.”
ArkFest takes place on October 22 from 7.30pm to 11pm.
For more information contact The Ark on 01292 264020 or email email@example.com