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Live music and open mike night for young performers at Sutton Library 22.02.10

Young people are invited to a night of live music, dance, rap and comedy as part of Sutton Library's successful 'Fridays are Different' youth night programme on 5 March.

The event will be hosted by the African Caribbean Development Foundation and will feature performers from their Get Familyar showcase. There will also be an opportunity for local talent to show off their skills with a number of open mike slots available during the evening.

The event takes place in the Europa Gallery at Sutton library from 6.30pm-10pm and includes performances from Get Familyar stars such as Mikel Ameen, Dionne Reid, Leanne Robinson, Sloozie, Fuse and the dance group X7even.

Cllr Graham Tope, Executive Member for Leisure & Libraries on Sutton Council, said: "These events are a great platform for Sutton teenagers to showcase their talent. We also hope that by providing music and entertainment young people will get a taste of the wide range of activities and opportunities available to them - the library isn't just about books, it's about providing a learning and creative service for the whole community.

'Fridays are Different' is a free event night for teenagers held on alternate Fridays at Sutton public library. Every month it plays host to an open mike event which aims to encourage new creativity and talent in Sutton. For more information visit Sutton Central Library's Facebook page. 

Bilal Jack, Managing Director of the Africa Caribbean Development Foundation said: "This is a youth-led event and brings together young people from different cultural and racial backgrounds, gives them a chance to get off the street, enjoy themselves and learn from each other."

African Caribbean Development Foundation has managed several programmes in the past including workshops & training in Caribbean folk music, Steel Pan music, Dance, African Drumming and Drama to schools in Haringey, Hackney and Croydon.  They have also successfully organised several local, regional, European & international educational and cultural youth exchange programmes. They are taking part in this year's Imagine festival in Sutton during May with a series of music, poetry & fashion workshops.

Last updated: Monday, 12 April 2010

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