Isle of Man News - POSTED Thu 16-02-2017

Young people invited to showcase talent

by LC

Young people invited to showcase talent - picture Entries are invited for the annual Youth Got Talent showcase.
 
The event is organised by the Youth Service, part of the Department of Education and Children (DEC).
 
It takes place at the Youth Arts Centre in Kensington Road, Douglas, on Monday 27th March.
 
Fiona Helleur, Head of Youth Arts with the DEC, said: ‘The Programme for Government recognises the benefits to the Island of encouraging creativity.
 
‘This event gives singers, dancers, musicians, magicians, comedians and other acts a platform for their talents before a friendly panel of judges and a supportive audience.
 
‘Participants who gain a taste for performing can go on to join one of our many projects and workshops and maintain their involvement in the arts.
 
‘Youth Got Talent has been held for 20 years and is one of the highlights of our calendar at the Youth Arts Centre.’
 
There are categories for eight to 11-year-olds, 11s-to 14s and 14s and over.
 
The overall winner receives £50 for their play or youth club and a trophy, while all performers receive a medal.
 
The closing date for entries is Wednesday 1st March and entries should be sent to the Youth Arts Centre via ask@youth-arts.im
 
Tickets for the event can also be purchased at the centre. They are £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.
 
For more information on the Youth Arts Centre, visit www.youth-arts.im or ring 07624 437339.

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