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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Haringey Shed youngsters show off talents on stage

Haringey Independent

Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Hands up: Vocal and dance group Zephyr take to the stage

A GROUP of 30 young people from Tottenham showed off their talents and launched an album alongside professional musicians and producers last week.

The event in Finsbury Park on December 4 was organised by Haringey Shed at Platform, Islington Council’s arts venue for young people.

Haringey Shed is an inclusive music and theatre company that gives all young people from the borough the opportunity to shine in a professional performance environment.

Young people aged 12 and over performed original comedy, spoken word poetry, and dance, alongside vocal groups and sets from Haringey Shed’s house band.

The Shed Band is an group of youngsters aged 11-18 who write their own songs with the support of professional musicians in a safe and inclusive environment.

The band played live renditions of original songs from its new album Coming Through The Purple Speakers, which was launched at the event.

Dexter Hercules, a drummer for JLS, Rita Ora and Little Mix, played an exclusive set, while Britain’s Got Talent finalists and dancers Twist and Pulse gave their support to the event via video.

Dexter said: “It was inspiring seeing the young people doing what they love.”

Haringey Shed offers a range of performing arts activities to children and young people from across the borough.

For more information call Bizi on 020 8801 7209 or visit www.haringeyshed.org

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