Hastings Got Culture 2010
- Created: 09 October 2010
Culture sang and danced its way into the hearts of all at St Mary in the Castle last Saturday as young people from a great array of racial and religious backgrounds shared their joy and talent as part of Hastings Got Culture 2010. As well as the dramatic African costumes and musical harmonies of U’Zambezi Arts, the nation’s premier Southern African Arts Performers, Gizmo Kids, Respond Academy and Pestalozzi International Village all wowed the audience with their energy and creativity. The Talent Competition involved young people from six to twenty years old and the audience included both pensioners and push chairs.
Idol Rich Theatre Company concluded the evening with a thought provoking drama, ‘My Tree’, which led us all to consider how we find our identity in our culture and seek a home in our community.
Kim Forward and her Deputy Mayor graced us with their presence right till the end of the Talent Competition, while Amber Rudd and Jeremy Birch offered their encouragement to the warm embrace of diversity that Hastings Got Culture represents as part of Hastings Week.
Our MCs, Oli Fawcett of the Youth Forum and Michelle of BELIEVE, added to the atmosphere of youth and energy with the wonderful addition of Michelle’s song and piano accompaniment.
Ushna Mughal came to visit from the S. E. England Faiths Forum and Tim Miller explained about the BELIEVE youth project which is meeting each month at Concordia Hall in St Leonards sponsored by a grant from Faiths in Action.
First prizes in the Talent competition went to Harrison Crane, Jasmine Allen and a Zimbabwean trio from Pestalozzi.