About Larks

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Larks in the Park was founded by Mari Ryan in 2011.  Mari recognized that there is a huge wealth of young artist and musicians in her home city of Lancaster, however with most of the live music being performed in pubs and clubs, there was no suitable platform to showcase this grass roots young talent.

We recognise the importance and pride ourselves on our levels of youth participation and leadership. As with many of our projects, young people have been involved with the decision-making and development of this event. They are heavily involved and lead in the planning, from the early concept stages through to the management of the event on the day.

Each year we recruit and train up a core group of young people in all aspects of events management, leadership and teamwork. The training is accredited through the Arts Awards and those involved may also gain further opportunities working on the events we produce for our creative hubs around the country.

One of our young  organises said...

“It gave me a big insight as to how much goes planning and effort it takes to organize an event and has made me grow in many areas from my ability to work with the team and in a team to keeping a calm head when things begin to go wrong. It has made me more confident with talking to new people”:)

2017 Larks Presents Medieval Meltdown at Lancaster Castle, a change from our home at Williamson Park and a place we think will see is right for our gigs for a few years to come. Kicking off at 12.00 noon, Saturday 1st April 2017 with a fantastic lineup of local bands and artists, we are sure its going to be an Larks to remember.........