Photo gallery: Young talent impresses at Cromer slam night

Young talent takes a bow at the Cromer slam night. Picture; SUBMITTED

Young talent takes a bow at the Cromer slam night. Picture; SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Young talent took to the stage at Cromer Community Centre when it held a Slam Night.

Jess Butcher at the Cromer slam night.

Jess Butcher at the Cromer slam night. - Credit: Archant

Acts from Cromer, Roughton, Cawston, North Walsham and Norwich all performed to a crowd keen to see the performing skills expertise that local young people have to offer.

The night started with Tianna and Kimora Kuiiri, two Street Dance UK champions, aged just five and eight, from the North Norfolk-based Parallel Dance Studios.

Kerry-Ann and Lorissa Bennett, aged 16 from Roughton sang four renditions of popular songs including Adele's Someone Like You and Mc Fly's Love is on the Radio.

Next up was an open-mic session where 12-year-old Bradley Flint stunned the crowd with his incredible voice, winning a £25 itunes prize courtesy of the community centre.


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While the next two acts were setting up, the compere for the night Jasen Drummond from the Garage at Norwich entertained with his beat-boxing skills.

Next on stage were the Glamps, a talented rock band from Norwich; comprising of brother/sister combo Declan and Tyler-Owen Peters on guitar and bass, and drummer Jonas Pitt. They performed their own songs. Even though they are still searching for a vocalist for their band their instrumental performance blew everyone away.

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The headline performance came from 15-year-old Jess Butcher a singer/songwriter from North Walsham who auditioned through her school, Cromer Academy.

She closed the night with her beautiful voice and impressive performance singing four lovely songs, including Birdie's Skinny Love, and accompanying herself on guitar.

The event was planned by Tim Bartlett from the Cromer Community Centre and the young people of the Cromer Youth Hub, who meet every fortnight at Merchants' Place in Cromer.

Mr Bartlett said: 'Cromer Community Centre are keen to do more for the young people of the district and we are dedicated to ensuring that the centre is used by all members of the community, young and old'.

The Youth Hubs in North Norfolk aim to involve local young people in positive and fun activities and community and intergenerational projects and have just completed a summer of fun activities including art projects, country walks, graffiti taster days and paintballing.

To find out more about the Hubs or request their support in a North Norfolk community project contact William Mills senior youth worker on 07876864281 or at williammills@map.uk.net.

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