Playmakers Local Talent Night

A great event celebrating local Talent in Winchester.

Playmakers Local Talent Night

About this event

Starts: Tuesday 13 September 2022 7:00 PM

Ends: Tuesday 13 September 2022 8:00 PM

At: Theatre Royal Winchester

Organised by: Playmakers

Playmakers are hosting a celebration of community talent with their Local Talent Night at Theatre Royal Winchester on Tuesday, 13 September.

The evening’s line-up, which includes music, song, spoken word and dance, showcases emerging homegrown talent as well as acts new to the city.

Harry Corrie is a performance poet whose work tackles cultural issues and forces people to think about the world around them while being witty and full of flair. He is currently studying BA in Creative Writing and performs at open mic nights and festivals.

Majid Dhana is a poet and visual artist originally from Zimbabwe who focuses on human nature and human-human interactions and wellbeing – in a bid to inspire positive personal and social change in his surrounding community.

Free Birds is an Iranian dance group that tells their story through dance and culture.

Nabz is a local refugee from Iraq who has played the oud – a short-necked lute-type stringed instrument, famous in Arabic countries and the Middle East – for over five years. Nabz has performed across the UK.

Joel Stobbs is a singer-songwriter influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan and Billy Bragg – with a catalogue of original songs about activism and political issues performed on the acoustic guitar and accompanied on the Cajon.

The Ukrainian Female Choir consists of women who left Ukraine due to the war and came to Winchester. It is made up of many talents, and the women have come together to support the Ukrainian people.

The Twin Monsters are pianists whose style and approach to playing the instrument is filled with compassion, sincerity, life and ambition.

A number of the acts have performed at Hat Fair, at other venues across the city and at previous Playmakers events.

Playmakers is a range of community engagement and creative learning programmes, which includes a vibrant youth theatre and is part of the arts and education charity, Play to the Crowd.

Local Talent Night will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on Tuesday, 13 September, at 7 pm.

Header Image Credit: Victoria Burt


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