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Swiss Cottage festival-goers could meet Gareth Bale and party with Jennifer Lawrence

PUBLISHED: 13:12 16 September 2014 | UPDATED: 13:32 16 September 2014

Gareth Bale. Picture: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport.

Gareth Bale. Picture: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport.

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Visitors to a long-awaited street festival returning to Swiss Cottage on Sunday are in with a chance of meeting world-famous footballer Gareth Bale and partying with Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence.

Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence. Picture: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment.Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence. Picture: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment.

Organisers of A Perfect Day festival, open to the public between 12pm and 5.30pm in Avenue Road, have secured tickets for two people to meet former Tottenham Hotspur star Mr Bale and watch him play live for his current club Real Madrid.

The tickets will be among a number of treats on offer as part of the festival’s silent auction, in addition to two tickets to the Leicester Square premiere of sci-fi adventure film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, starring Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence, plus access to an after party with the cast, in November.

Stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr will also be performing at the festival, backed by the Ham&High, in support of Swiss Cottage School Development and Research Centre in Avenue Road.

Welsh star Mr Bale said: “I’m wishing A Perfect Day festival great success, so that they can help these amazing kids.”

Artist Tracey Emin also sent her well wishes for Sunday’s festival.

She wrote: “Wishing the Perfect Day festival...A perfect wonderful day and every success in supporting those with special needs. Love Tracey Emin CBE.”

The silent auction at Sunday’s festival is also offering a South African safari for two, two framed football shirts signed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, as well as an original Matisse lithograph.

Festival-goers on the day can enjoy a variety of free musical performances, a funfair and food stalls.

All the money raised on the day will go towards the running costs of the school’s Development and Research Centre, dedicated to developing teaching methods and initiatives for young people with special educational needs.

The festival, attended by 20,000 residents when it was last held in 2009, will also celebrate the £24million redevelopment of the school.

It will take place over a 320m stretch of Avenue Road, including the school site, and will see the street closed to traffic between Adelaide Road and Elsworthy Road for the day.

Entry to the festival is free but there is a suggested donation of £5 per family and £3 per person, which will all go to Swiss Cottage School Development and Research Centre.


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