Created by future industry professionals from the local area, Hoxton Hall Youth Arts quarterly event, Sound Out, lends a stage and gives a voice to the soon-to-be discovered talent of East London. It is very important event locally as it helps the youth of today feel they play a part within in the community and can express themselves in a positive forum.
As part of the Youth Arts programme devised by Hoxton Hall with the support of Young Hackney, Sound Out gives talent from all aspects the artistic community, from designers and sound engineers to promoters and performers from a variety of disciplines, the opportunity to produce a brilliant live event for the public four times per year. This is what makes Sound Out so special. Produced, promoted, and programmed wholly by the programme’s young creative leaders for the first time, the Hoxton Hall’s new look Sound Out event’s popularity is set to explode.
The show on Friday 29th March is currently being planned by senior Youth Arts Board members and producer/performers, Ayomide Olaniyan, Isatu Bangura and Aaron Appiah-Anderson who have been working alongside the Hoxton Hall team since 2017. Performances at Sound Out can come in the form of music, dance, spoken word and performance poetry, improv and any mash up of these disciplines. Unsurprisingly, music features heavily and showcases such diverse genres as trap, R&B, grime to folk to alternative rock/pop alongside a variety of art forms.
For each event, there are ten short performance slots up for grabs for artists over the age of 16. And, with an aim to select the best, most diverse and exciting line up from the large pool of talent in East London, the Youth Arts Board has the difficult job of making the selections. According to Aaron, “Sound Out’s ‘call out’ for artists means that only the best voices and the best stage performances make the cut; so it is a night out rather than a showcase where half of your glutes become numb from sitting too long listening to cats dying onstage with an unwashed cup of watered down gin.”
From 7 – 11pm on Friday 29th March the atmosphere within Hoxton Hall will be electric with rappers, poets, singers and dancers from across East London each bringing the city’s future sounds and visuals to a dancefloor heaving with positive vibrations. Said succinctly by Boris Witzenfeld, Manager of the Youth Arts programme, “The gigs are always exciting and performances really diverse. The performers love it, the audience loves it. Even if you have no prior knowledge of the artists it’s a really good night’s entertainment.”
Whether wanting to discover the next big thing or simply have a great night out with friends, Sound Out is where it is at!
Come down, show up, SOUND OUT!
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Would you like to perform at our next SOUND OUT event Friday 29TH March?
Following our last successful Sound Out, we are excited to bring together the creative community to share their talents in an eclectic evening of rappers, singers, poets and dancers.
Hoxton Hall is one of the most popular music venues in East London, having hosted artists such as Ellie Goulding, James Bay, Suggs, The Head and the Heart….. You could be next!
If you would like to take part in Sound Out through performing your music, spoken word, contributing visuals, art work, fashion or any other creative idea, we would love to hear from you.
There will also be a friendly competition at the end of the show, where the audience will vote for the act they liked the most. The winning act will be awarded a free recording session with a professional producer in Hoxton Hall’s recording studio.
Please send us:
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 1st of March.
Email us with any questions to the above email, we look forward to hearing from you!
This event is organised by Hoxton Hall’s Youth Arts Board.
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