Evening of acoustic music kicks off Lord Mayor’s celebrations in Norwich

Kayleigh Watson taking to the stage during the live acoustic gigs at the Whiffler Theatre. Photo: St

Kayleigh Watson taking to the stage during the live acoustic gigs at the Whiffler Theatre. Photo: Steve Adams

The Lord Mayor's celebrations kicked-off in style tonight with some of the region's finest young musical talent performing in the grounds near Norwich Castle.

Dozens of music fans took a seat at the outdoor stage of the Whiffler Theatre for an evening of acoustic music.

The chilled out sounds of four young acts was the perfect antidote on a warm and muggy evening in the city, which officially kicked off the Lord Mayor's celebrations for 2013.

The free music event, Somewhereto_ Jam Unplugged, featured performances from local performers Kayleigh Watson, from Wymondham, Montagues and Capulets, from Norwich, Alison Mackinnon, from Norwich, and Fran Davey, from Felixstowe.

All of the acts received a warm reception from an appreciative crowd.

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The event was supported by Creative Arts East and Norwich City Council as part of the Somewhereto_ project, a service aimed at matching young people aged 16 to 25 with the space they need for sport, culture, arts and enterprise.

Somewhereto_ was funded by a £7m grant from the Big Lottery Fund in December to support its UK-wide expansion over the following four years.

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The regional delivery partner for the service is Wymondham-based Creative Arts East, an arts and community development charity.

The event was also held on the Thursday of last summer's Lord Mayor's Celebration.

Young people interested in getting involved with Somewhereto_ can call 01953 713395 or go to www.somewhereto.com

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