24:7 celebrates its latest award

David Chadderton

Manchester's 24:7 Theatre Festival celebrates its Queen's Award for Voluntary Service with an event for everyone who has been involved with the festival since it opened in 2002.

The event will take place at Manchester's Comedy Store from 5PM on Thursday 21 July to "bring together friends from over the years who can share their memories and have their photo taken with the Award for our Big Album."

Anyone who can't make it but who has a 24:7 story they would like to share can record a video message or simply write it down and e-mail it to award@247theatrefestival.co.uk.

According to founder David Slack and the team at 24:7, "we’re asking past participants who are inspired to write a song or a poem, devise some physical theatre (or even interpretative dance!), or pen a script. If enough arrive by Monday 11 July, we'll plan a programme of turns to entertain us and remind us of a highlight of their involvement!"