Doorkeepers wanted


YOU are likely to meet Maggie Diener at the door if you attend the Queensland State Eisteddfod being conducted in Gladstone next month.

"If you like the theatre or just love to meet people, this is the ideal volunteer job,'' said the Friends of the Theatre secretary.

The organisation is sending out an invitation for members of the community to sign up as doorkeepers.

"We are going to need enough doorkeepers to cover three sessions a day, amounting to 30 sessions.

"A bonus is you can get to see much of the eisteddfod program for free.

But even if that not possible, theatre lovers, or just those who like to see others have a go, the Gladstone Association of the 2006 Queensland Eisteddfod has a range of passes to make the event available to all.

The association's president, Noel Wootton, said the event would be staged at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre, using both the auditorium and the playhouse venues.

"The eisteddfod contains a total of 30 sessions with more than 1000 entries competing in 150 sections to be conducted across eight days at Easter,'' Mr Wootton said.

"The open session features dance solo competitions on Sunday evening, April 9, and the final session will see the top vocal awards on Easter Sunday evening, April 16.''

He said the season pass would allow local people to attend as many sessions as they like for $25 an adult, a $15 concession and a $10 competitor ticket.

Session tickets will also be available when tickets go on sale on April 1.

Those who want to volunteer as doorkeepers should phone the entertainment centre on 4972 2882 for eligibility details.

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