Hoxton Hall festival to showcase young talent

Hoxton Hall. Credit: Anders Hanson

An event featuring East London’s emerging talents will be held at Hoxton Hall on Friday, March 29.

Sound Out, which takes place four times a year, will feature an exclusive production promoted and programmed entirely by members of Hoxton Hall’s Youth Arts Centre. The show is open to any artist aged 16 or above based in East London.

More than ten young performers will be taking the stage to sing, dance and recite poetry.

Aaron Appiah-Anderson, one of three young creatives curating the next event, told the Hackney Gazette: “It is a chance to see some super-talented local acts starting out in their careers. Only the best stage performers and the best voices are selected, so it’s a night out rather than a showcase.”

The line-up was chosen from applications received via social media and only 12 out of over 30 applicants made the cut.

Event co-organiser Ayomide Olaniyan explained: “It’s really hard to pick people because they are so good, so talented but we want Sound Out to be serious in term of quality.”

“We want the line-up to be as diverse as possible – to focus on every genre we can get. Of course, it’s a night out so we want people to enjoy themselves, to meet the artists and an opportunity to network.”

Sound Out is at Hoxton Hall on Friday, March 29, from 7 pm. Tickets are £7 (or £5 for cons). More details can be found here.


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