Liberty Promenade is proud to announce the upcoming Next Generation Musical Showcase which is set to wow the crowds on Saturday 18 August. The spotlight will fall on teams of learners from 15 local primary and high schools from Mitchells Plain, who will be performing their own musical piece on the concert stage in the Food Court.
Liberty Promenade is sponsoring R 60 000 in prize money, equating to R 10 000 for each of the top six performing schools. The prize money can be used for upgrades of school facilities of their choice. The winning team and their accompanying teachers will also walk away with Liberty Promenade gift cards to the value of R 350 for learners and R 1 000 for teachers.
“Guided by the theme ‘embracing diversity’, the teams of learners have already been hard at work practising their sets and polishing their five-minute performance for the big day,” says Brian Unsted, Liberty Two Degrees Asset Management Executive for Liberty Promenade Mall. “They can choose to perform a song or medley of songs, and may include a skit, poem, dance or any other artistic expression. This is the time for the youth to express their true voice on embracing diversity and building a fully inclusive future for South Africa.”
For the past six years, Liberty Promenade has run the very successful Generation Green Recycled Fashion Show as their annual showcase event for the Mitchells Plain community. “This year we felt it was time for a change” explains Brenda Bibby, General Manager for Liberty Promenade. “After engaging with the local schools and community leaders to find out what they wanted, we then realised that there’s an unbelievable amount of young musical talent in Mitchells Plain that is hidden and never fully appreciated. We wanted to create an opportunity for the youth to showcase their exceptional talents while promoting greater tolerance of differences in culture, race, religion, and gender orientation.
Entrance to the Next Generation Musical Showcase is free and there will be a wide variety of food and refreshments available from the many outlets in the Food Court. We invite everyone from Mitchells Plain and Cape Town to join us in celebrating some of our brightest, young musical stars as they showcase their talents for such an important cause.