Young Performer final this Sunday

Published: Friday 26th November 10

There's still time to get your hands on the last remaining tickets for the Young Performer 2010 grand final where 16 talented acts will battle it out live on stage

ypThe event will be hosted by former Wandsworth resident and MTV star Richard Blackwood at the Civic Suite, Wandsworth High Street on Sunday November 28.  Doors open at 4.30pm with the first act starting at 5pm prompt.

The performers are all aged between 14 and 19 years old and have demonstrated a depth of talent well beyond their years. 

To reach the final each act has been through a series of nerve-racking auditions followed by performance development workshops with industry professionals. 

This year's line up includes an indie band, beatboxers, a solo street dancer, a 'soul rap' performer, a jazz guitarist and several vocalists.

Many of the acts will be supported with a live backing band, the Vibe-a-deliks, to help elevate the experience for performers and audience alike. 

The eventual winners will receive one of three prize packages - a professional photo shoot with a fashion stylist and marketing consultation, a PR consultation and radio interview on BANG FM or a studio recording session and online promotions consultation with Bigga Fish.

This year local young people have been recruited to help plan, manage and promote the competition. Those taking part are being paid for their efforts and are picking up valuable work experience as supporting production managers, stage managers, sound and lighting technicians and stage runners.

A sixth form student from Chestnut Grove School designed the event programme while a dedicated 'street team' have helped market and promote the grand final.

The Young Performer 2010 competition is run by the council's art team and youth service in partnership with Bigga Fish, The Halfmoon Putney, Royal Academy of Dance and Battersea Arts Centre (BAC). 

Tickets to the final cost £7.

For more information visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/arts or contact the arts team: arts@wandsworth.gov.uk.

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