Friday, 30 July 2021

Youth Festival hold event for young volunteers

HENLEY Youth Festival held a recruitment event for teenage volunteers.

HENLEY Youth Festival held a recruitment event for teenage volunteers.

Organisers are looking for older children to perform and work backstage during the festival, which runs from March 12 to 20 next year.

About 70 people attended Friday?s event at Lovibonds brewery, off Greys Road car park.

Gillotts School pupils Max Wermann, Matthew Bodman, Jake Collins and Matthew Strong, known as Merge, performed and there was pizza donated by Hart Street restaurant Zizzi and snacks on offer.

The festival requires bands, DJs, presenters and performers, sound and light technicians, film-makers, photographers, front of house staff, assistant stage managers and event managers.

All roles require no previous experience and full training from experienced professionals will be provided.

Emma Clark Lam, a member of the organising committee, said: ?We already attract a lot of primary school children but we want to get more secondary school kids involved. It?s not just about performing, it?s working behind the scenes as well.?

Scarlett Coates, 17, daughter of T?Pau singer Carol Decker, is producing the festival?s official video for the second year with her friend Morgan Pye.

She said: ?It?s fun and looks good on your CV. The festival is about the town and people coming together and putting on a show.?

If you are interested in becoming involved with the festival, send an email to

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