New event showcase’s young Melton talent

Stallholders Maisie Kennington, from Daisy Maisie Moo hand crafts, and Maxine Howarth, Michael Little and David Joyce, from Wolf City Clothing EMN-150921-104008001
Stallholders Maisie Kennington, from Daisy Maisie Moo hand crafts, and Maxine Howarth, Michael Little and David Joyce, from Wolf City Clothing EMN-150921-104008001
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The first ever festival showcasing young performers and entrepreneurs in Melton was such a resounding success the organisers plan to make it a regular event.

Market Place hosted Saturday’s Teenage Market, which featured bands, solo singers and musical groups, as well as a variety of stalls selling homemade products such as gifts, jewellery, cards, toiletries and clothing.

Emily Brown on stage EMN-150921-104544001

Emily Brown on stage EMN-150921-104544001

It was organised for youngsters aged 13 to 21 by Melton Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Melton Council as a way of giving them a prominent stage to show off their talents.

Melton BID manager Shelagh Core said: “We’re really delighted at the response by locals and visitors to Melton’s first Teenage Market, which it’s hoped will give young people a free platform to get their businesses off the ground and showcase their creative talents.

“We will be looking to hold another Teenage Market in March next year and would encourage any creative young person to get involved.”

Traders and performers from the borough were invited to take part by creating a profile on the website for the Teenage Market, which is a nationwide initiative. Bands and solo singers entertained the crowd and The Voice finalist Howard Rose also performed.

Melton-born musician and star of BBC's The Voice talent show Howard Rose was among the performers at Melton's first Teenage Market event EMN-150921-105135001

Melton-born musician and star of BBC's The Voice talent show Howard Rose was among the performers at Melton's first Teenage Market event EMN-150921-105135001