This Thursday 25th July,  children and young people from city centre youth charity, OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN), will be celebrating their achievements with a Summer Showcase event honouring movies through the ages.

Celebrating some of the most famous moments from movies of the 20th century, you will see performances from over 80 young people, between the ages of 4 and 17, showcasing all of their hard work from throughout the year. 

With last year’s Summer Showcase an incredible success and following OPEN’s key focuses of giving young people practical skills and participation, OPEN continues its tradition of giving young people the opportunity to organise and even perform in their very own showcase - showing off their talent and hard work in skills and passions that have been nurtured through their time with the charity. All money raised through ticket sales will go back into the youth charity, allowing activities and events such as this to be possible and for the charity to continue to help young people, including those most disadvantaged, throughout Norfolk.

This year’s event, taking place next Thursday from 6.30pm, celebrates movies through the ages and promises to bring amazement and wonder with a variety of acts that are sure to wow and impress the audience for a one night only blockbuster experience in support of our work with young people. The event is being overseen by Michaela Rudling, a young person of the charity herself, who has performed in previous showcases before becoming an Apprentice Youth Worker for OPEN.  She now works as OPEN’s Youth Dance Instructor and leads several of the dance classes and other activities for young people. The showcase will be held in front of the peers and parents of the young people involved, as well as local dignitaries and supporters of OPEN.

Michaela said: "The aim of our showcase is to highlight the achievements of our young people, and to demonstrate how they have triumphed over time whilst giving them an opportunity to celebrate their success".  It is also a great way for us to demonstrate how young people who access our activities can develop in a positive way during their time with us".

Tickets are priced at £8 for adults and £6 for under 12’s and concessions + booking fee and can be purchased via the BOOK NOW button.

Photo caption:  Young people of OPEN dressed as their showcase characters - credit OPENNorwich