Youth to showcase talent at Artscape

first_img 1 of 2 A performance of Never Wave My Flag at the Joseph Stone Auditorium. Junior dancers acting as Cinderellas mice at the Joseph Stone in Not just another Cinderella story.center_img Junior dancers acting as Cinderellas mice at the Joseph Stone in Not just another Cinderella story. Children from Hanover Park’s First Community Resource Centre will perform at the Artscape Theatre, later this month, in a show raising money to guarantee similar opportunities in future.The group of about 50 youngsters from Hanover Park, Mitchell’s Plain and Delft will perform Not Just Another Cinderella Story on Saturday February 23. The proceeds will be ploughed back into the First Community Resource Centre’s arts and culture department. The centre in Lansur Road, Hanover Park, runs youth programmes, including dance, drama and music, that nurture young people’s talents, boost their self-esteem and keep them away from gangs, according to the CEO Craven Engel. The group going to the Artscape started performing about seven years ago, once or twice a year, on various stages. The show’s takings sustain the programme.“It is important for us to have this programme, as we are living in a structural crime hub with different gang zones who are looking to recruit idle kids,” Mr Engel said.“We do the same, and we recruit them before the gangs can. There is nothing for our people here – no entertainment, no arts and culture, no economic value.”The group rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week.The programme, said Mr Engel, expanded young people’s horizons. He said 80% ofchildren between the ages of 8 and 14 had never left Hanover Park.“Many don’t even leave their gang zones. The programme helps with this because if you live in one zone and the gangs see you walking in their zones they will question you but then the kids say they are coming here,” he said. “Our children have no prior training when they come here, but we provide a holistic change, which takes up to two years to shift their way of thinking… They leave with social skills and better communication skills.”The children are encouraged to set life and academic goals and are mentored to achieve them. The show is at the Artscape Opera House on Saturday February 23, at 6pm. Tickets are R70 for 5 to 12 year olds and R100 for adults. Call Tammy at 074 603 9563 for tickets. last_img read more

“They come second” – Journalist makes clear Liverpool can beat club…

first_imgCiro Venerato, a journalist for Italian agency RAI, spoke to CalcioNapoliTV on Monday and delivered some uncomfortable truths about the club’s potential transfer business. Napoli are currently seventh in Serie A and there’s a real crisis situation around the club, with Carlo Ancelotti’s position already coming under threat.Some fans are looking towards the January window as a time to solve problems, yet Venerato, who covers the Naples club, has insisted the issues won’t be solved with signings.Having dampened those hopes, he then proceeded to throw a bucket of cold water over ideas of signing Sander Berge… because of Liverpool.Berge, a 21 year old midfielder, has been impressing for Genk this season and recently received praise from Jurgen Klopp. There’s been repeat links with Liverpool and Venerato explained there’s no way Napoli would be able to compete against the Reds.CalcioNapoli quote him as saying: “Berge? If Napoli goes for a player stalked by Liverpool, they come second. It is well known that there are major clubs in the world. They like Berge, but I don’t know if he will come.”The youngster is unlikely to move during the January window, with his continued development being the most important thing right now.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more