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Chance to let talent shine at ‘slam’ night

PUBLISHED: 10:03 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:03 27 February 2013

Beatboxer Frost D at a Norwich Slam Night from November last year.

Beatboxer Frost D at a Norwich Slam Night from November last year.

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Beatbox, breakdancing and rap – the sound of the slam - is about to hit Sheringham this weekend.

The Garage is once again taking over the north Norfolk venue, giving young people the opportunity to get up on stage and perform.

Teenagers and young people will be able to show off their skills at the Slam Night, on Friday from 7pm. Free workshops will also be held at the Little Theatre on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Paul Weston, music delivery manager at The Garage, said last year’s event had been an overwhelming success, with many young people from the area either attending or performing.

He said: “There is so much talent in north Norfolk and a night like this gives the young people the chance to perform and develop their skills.

“We will have the main show in the theatre, including a scratch round where anyone can have two minutes up on stage and they are judged by the audience. Then there will be events in the café as well.”

The night is open to young people aged 13 to 21 and, other than the organisers, no adults are allowed into the venue.

“It is important they feel they can get up on stage to say whatever they want to say or perform as they choose,” Mr Weston said.

Acts tend to include beatbox, breakdancing, poetry and rap but young people can perform whatever they wish.

Those from the area who started out performing at the Slam Nights and who have gone on to make a name for themselves include the likes of Frost D, who now works as a professional beatboxer and Intensi-T, who has worked with Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts and singer Ed Sheeran.

Mr Weston added: “Intensi-T has just got a record deal. We also have Jody Schroeder, who is now a professional breakdancer.

“We are fully expecting this one to be as much fun as previous events. It will give young people the opportunity to get up on stage and to really have ownership of the event – it will be their night.”

Tickets for tomorrow’s Slam Night cost £3, bought in advance from The Garage, or £3.50 on the door.

For more information or for tickets call 01263 822347 or visit www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com. For information about the free workshops visit www.thegarage.org.uk

The Garage, run by the Garage Trust charity supports for children and young people.


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