To prepare for Hessle Road Network's upcoming Talent Show 2021 we’d been holding rehearsals every week with the young people. It was great seeing the young people gain more and more confidence in comparison to their first week practicing, and you could see the dedication the young people had in their performances as they continued to improve and perfect their routines. It’s admirable to have young people with such talent and passion come to practice and want to represent Network in front of families, friends, and local popular figures like the Lord Mayor. Seeing the young people enjoy themselves as they practice was great and really built up the hype and anticipation for the final event! With a wide range of performances from magic tricks to interpretive dance, it’ll be hard to look away on the night!
The young people had an absolutely fantastic night, excitement and nerves were running high as they practiced in the hall as the other acts went on stage in front of friends, family, and local people of importance. The judges; The Lord Mayor, her husband, and Reverend Tony, were all extremely impressed with the effort and performances of this year's talent show and found it difficult to pick three winners. The 'Most Confident', the 'Most Entertaining', and the 'Most Creative' were the three awards given out by the Lord Mayor and the young people that won were super chuffed and couldn't believe it!
We're so proud of all of the young people for performing and pushing past their nerves, whether this was their first time in a Network Talent Show or a repeat from our 2019 Talent Show. We were also proud of Chloe for hosting the night for the first time and doing a great job of introducing all of the acts confidently.
Our volunteers on the night were fantastic and we couldn't have been happier to see Jamie give out her own prize - a voucher for 2 free singing lessons with a professional coach - to the young person she felt had put in the most time and effort into practicing their act. From magic to interpretive dance to singing ballads with young people ranging from 7 to 16, we had one hell of a night! We're happy we had such a great audience to showcase the young people's performance to.
Hessle Road Network is a company limited by guarantee (No 04360117) registered in England and Wales and a registered charity (No 1097519). Registered Office : Network Young People’s Centre, 1 Massey Street, Hull HU3 3LA.