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Sutton teens showcase their talent 30.06.10

Young people from across the borough descended on Sutton Library to show off their talents at a new open mic night.

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Performers sang, recited poetry and danced in front of a large crowd in the Europa Gallery.

The event, which is held at the last Friday of every month, aims to encourage new talent in Sutton by providing teenagers with the chance to perform and develop their skills.

There is also the opportunity for young people to get involved in the technical side of live performances by learning how to use sound, lighting and recording equipment.

The night (25 June) was organised in partnership with the African Caribbean Development Foundation (ACDF).

Cllr Graham Tope, Executive Member for Community Safety, Leisure and Libraries on Sutton Council, said: "As well as being fun and entertaining, this event is a great opportunity for young people to perform in a live environment in front of a big crowd.

"Sutton's libraries are about much more than just books, they are real community centres which attract a diverse range of people.

"Hopefully some of the people who get up on the stage will get a taste for it and go on to develop their talent. Developing presentation skills can be important to many future careers and performing also helps to increase confidence."

For more information contact Rachel Levy on 020 8770 4704 or email rachellevy@sutton.gov.uk

Last updated: Thursday, 08 July 2010

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