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Friary screams out about Easter fundraising weekend

A pub and club in Derby, The Friary on Friar Gate and its Scream nightclub is planning an EGG-XTRAVAGANZA Easter weekend for its customers by putting on five days of non-stop parties in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research. As a special treat to all the hardworking NHS staff and Macmillan nurses, the Friary and Scream will be offering them free entry throughout the weekend.

The pub, which was refurbished from top to toe by owners Stonegate Pub Company earlier this year, is hosting the weekend of parties and events from Maundy Thursday (5th) through to Easter Monday (9th April), culminating in an all-day music festival with live performances across two stages from ten bands including ‘Dismissive Attack’ and ‘Black Wolf Catch’ on Easter Monday. Laura Mckeating, deputy manager of The Friary and event organiser is hoping the weekend, which also includes Scream’s lucky yellow letter box game to win big ticket prizes and dj sets from Rob da Rich, DJ Hannah and Uncle Bobby, hopes to raise her target of £2000 for the cancer charity.

“We’ve an action packed weekend planned with our yellow letter box game, whereby customers can pay £1 for charity to enter their name for the lucky dip draw and win big prizes, our late-night DJ led party nights and our all-day music festival on Easter Monday,” said Laura.

“Several local businesses have already kindly donated prizes for the game including Derby County football tickets, salon vouchers for Jarah hairdressers, Derby Cricket Club tickets and a plasma screen TV, so we’re well on our way to helping Macmillan. We’ll also be offering one lucky customer a year’s free guest list to our nightclub, Scream. Entrance to the events will be free for all NHS staff and Macmillan nurses with ID throughout weekend so they can enjoy a treat on us. We’d like to invite the people of Derby to join us over Easter, for what promises to be a brilliant start to 2012’s summer of fun.”

Details of the events at Friary on Friar Gate are:

Maundy Thursday 5 April DJ Uncle Bobby, open from 10.30pm-3.00am

Good Friday 6 April Noughty Friday Night with DJ Rob da Rich, open from 10.30pm until 3.00am

Easter Saturday 7 April Grand Fromage, the biggest night in Derby, open 10.30pm-3.00am

Easter Sunday 8 April Scream Sundae with DJ Hannah and special guest, Frazzle the Pig, open from 10.30pm to 3.00am

Easter Monday 9 April Scream all day live Festival, followed by DJ Kate Frost from 9pm until 3.00am in Club Scream