The young have fun at Melton’s Teenage Market

Joe Butler and Shelagh Core with wooden decorations on the Alright Ducky stall 
PHOTO: Tim Williams

Joe Butler and Shelagh Core with wooden decorations on the Alright Ducky stall PHOTO: Tim Williams

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Organisers of the second Teenage Market of the year have hailed the event as another big success.

The event held in Melton’s Market Place was a platform for some of the brightest young people across the borough (aged 13-21) to showcase their creative talents and entrepreneurial spirit for free.

May Perks entertains with her solo singing 
PHOTO: Tim Williams

May Perks entertains with her solo singing PHOTO: Tim Williams

Traders included 17-year-old Joe Butler, with business Alright Ducky, selling Fairtrade and ethically sourced wooden ducks and other items.

Performers were The Blacklistt, May Perks, The Uku-ladies and The Performing Stars, with the cast of High School Musical, showing at Melton Theatre on July 9 and 10.

The Teenage Market is organised by the Melton Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Melton Council as a way of giving young entrepreneurs and performers a prominent stage to show off their creative talents and to help get their businesses off the ground.

Town centre manager and business improvement district (BID) manager Shelagh Core said: “Everyone who attended had a great time and there were some excellent talented musicians who performed on the stage, supported by Icon Music.

The Performing Stars get ready for action on stage at last month's (July) Teenage Market in Melton 
PHOTO: Tim Williams

The Performing Stars get ready for action on stage at last month's (July) Teenage Market in Melton PHOTO: Tim Williams

“Attendance was overall slighly down on last time as we did not anticipate that students would still be practising for their exams in September.”

The next Melton Teenage Market is scheduled for September 10, from 10am to 4pm.

To apply to be a trader or performer at the September event visit http://theteenagemarket.co.uk/market/ttmarket-419425/ or email Shelagh on score@melton.gov.uk