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FREE Music Networking Event at Crystal Palace, Monday 30th June 2014

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PRINCES TRUST AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT PRESENTS……

Event:          Prove It
Date:            Monday 30th June 2014
Time:           3.30pm – 4.30pm
Location:    Crystal Palace, SE19
15 young people are currently on a 2 week event management course ran by The Princes Trust and Urban Development. The Events Management Team would like to invite you to an intimate event that is being held on Monday 30th June 2014. The event will run for 1 hour, 3.30pm – 4.30pm and will be based in Crystal Palace, South London. There will be up and coming artists taking to the stage to showcase their music, but they are always on the lookout for more talent. As you know networking is the key so this is a great opportunity to come down and meet other artists and managers who are also interested in working with artists and the music industry as a whole.
The 15 young people managing this event are all eager to break into the world of Events Management within the music industry. Their mentor Michelle Njie is a well known Events Manager in the sector and has worked with the likes of Ms Dynamite, Chipmunk, N Dubz, Ed Sheeran, Wretch 32 and many more artists via various music events around the UK. She has worked with companies like The BBC and Biggafish to help arrange music festivals, carnival and many more.
This would be a great networking experience people who are wanting to break into the industry. It would particularly be beneficial to anyone interested in working within the entertainment sector and/or events management industry.
The event is free but there are only 50 places available. To register your attendance please send your full name and contact number to proveitevent@gmail.com. You will be contacted by the events team by 10am on Monday 30th June 2014 to confirm your place at the event.
We hope to hear from you soon.
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Beyonce Releases New Bonus Track – God Made You Beautiful

On the 25th November 2014 Beyonce will be releasing her documentary ‘Life Is But A Dream’ DVD, which will feature this brand new bonus track ‘God Made You Beautiful’. In the song she talks about life after giving birth to her daughter Blue-Ivy Carter.

It’s more of a mellow song that the fiery Sasha Fierce that we know so there has been mixed views, but after a few listens I personally fell in love with it. I feel that it will appeal to anyone that is a new mother or has children that they think the world of. It hasn’t been confirmed whether it will yet feature on her forthcoming album but for me I hope it does. We’re hearing a different side to Beyonce, the mother is shining through. To truly love this track you have to be in a peaceful setting, exerting love and positivity. If you are in your car and on your way to the club then i’d give this one a miss for now.

Listen to ‘God Made You Beautiful’ below:

New Film Trailer: Surviving in the Hood (2013)

Screen Shot 2013-10-19 at 17.48.36Over the past few weeks i’ve been working with Starlight Music Academy, a community organisation that has been pioneering innovative programmes designed to develop young people with talent & potential in singing, dancing and acting. Starlight academy are known for helping young talent within the urban communities to excel and reach for their dreams of becoming a singer, dancer or actor. Some of their talent has gone on to succeed in the industry, performing of big stages around the world. These names include, but are not limited to:

- Se Se from Miss Dynamix – XFactor 2013 
Ruth Brown – The Voice UK 2012
Trilogy – Got to Dance UK 2012

2 weeks ago I was informed about their most recent project – writing and directing a short film called ‘Surviving in the Hood’, which aims to reach out to young adults who may sometimes doubt their ability to excel within the creative industries. The CEO of the organisation, Shanice Lindsay gave me to chance to attend the screening of the movie and even contribute to their blog by writing a details critique of the 75minute movie. I won’t give too much away but I was definitely impressed with the finished product. The talent of these young members shined through and I know their hardwork and passion will only lead to greater opportunities in life.

Take a look at the trailer for the upcoming short film called ‘Surviving in the Hood’, written and directed by Shanice Lindsay.