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Coldplay donates band stage set art



Coldplay have given Cerebral Palsy charity in Bedford the stage set from their MTV award show in America to be auctioned off. Andrrew Moss and Celine WAtson-Lamb from Star Events with Rose McHugh, Alice and Sebbi


Indie rock favourites Coldplay has donated its arty stage set it used in its performance at the 2012 MTV Awards to a Bedford charity.


The stage set, which includes seven canvas boards painted by graffiti artist Paris, is set to go under the hammer at Bonhams in London.


The set is currently back in the hands of Star Events Ltd, based in Thurleigh, who provided the backdrop for the band. It was then decorated by Paris who works closely with the band.


Managing director Celine Watson-Lamb came up with the idea of auctioning off the set and donating the money raised to the Bedford and District Cerebral Palsy Society, which she supports.


Celine said: “All I did was come up with the idea. The charity did all the organising and approaching the band and getting Bonhams involved. I am really pleased that they agreed to sell the set for us.”


The charity has been told the stage could raise up to £6,000, which it hopes to spend on residential holidays, which it offers to young people suffering from cerebral palsy.


Chief operating officer Jane Howard-White said: “It was a really big surprise. We know Celine through her supporting the charity, but she never mentioned anything until she had it all confirmed.”


The set will travel to Bonhams this week and the auction will be held later this year in December.



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Let's discuss if they are indie or not instead of talking about how awesome it is that they donated the stage to charity :dozey:
Yeah! I mean it's definitely the first time ever that they've been labelled "indie" in any article ever!


Totally unrelated and irrelevant but the woman who had the idea has the same first name as me :awesome:

Célines have great ideas :awesome:


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Coldplay: A custom-made stage set used at the MTV Video Music Awards, 2012, comprising six sections of 8 x 4ft plywood, created by the band's artist, Paris, in January 2012, and is sold with signed certification both from the artist and Coldplay



This was used at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 6th September. Coldplay won Best Rock Video for 'Paradise', from the album 'Mylo Xyloto'.


This has been donated by Paris and Coldplay to raise funds for the Bedford & District Cerebral Palsy Society (http://www.bdcps.org.uk).





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