Gloucester Youth Open Stage Project Seeks Additional Youth Members

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Youth Open Mic Night

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Young people from the Gloucester community have planned a Youth Open Mic Night for those 18 years and younger to share their talents. The event is scheduled for Thursday, August 24, from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA.

The emphasis is to have fun in a safe, non-competitive space welcome to all. Please come prepared to share, to listen and to applaud.

Any act, performed solo, duo or in small groups, up to five minutes long is welcome. Performances may draw from a multitude of forms – spoken word, dance, music, song, skits, monologues, magic, poetry, comedy and so on. If you can dream it, create it and bring it!

The doors will open at 6:00 and performers may sign up for a spot starting at 6:10. Use the side emtrance at 10 Church Street. Doors open at 6:00 Sign-ups to perform start at 6:10. FREE ADMISSION This project is funded in part by a grant from the Gloucester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

The Youth Open Mic Night is the first event presented by the Gloucester Youth Stage Project. GYSP is open to youth in middle and high school. The group’s mission is to support youth expression and skill development within a safe space.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Gloucester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

The Gloucester Youth Stage Project is cosponsored by Folk Life Studio and the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church. For more information call 978-879-6826.

 

New! Open Stage for Gloucester Youth

flyerFolk Life Studio’s Rose Sheehan in cooperation with the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church are launching a new project for Gloucester Youth.

Youth Leaders, middle-school through high-school, are invited to join a youth collective to plan and manage an Open Stage for youth performers and youth audiences.

Sheehan will serve as an advisor to the collective. In addition to many years working as a performer and concert organizer, she is an experienced educator and youth advisor.

Interested young people are urged to contact Rose Sheehan at rose.siochain@gmail.com by June 1. An initial planning meeting for mid-June will be scheduled by a poll among the participants

The Youth Open Stage Project is funded in part by a grant from the Gloucester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Celebrate May ’round the Maypole

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Folk Life Studio and the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church present the Fourth Annual Gloucester May Celebration on Saturday, May 20 at 3:00 PM.

The roughly one hour event is free and open to all. It will feature live music, songs and Morris dancing.

The highlight of the celebration will be a maypole and all who attend will have an opportunity to take a ribbon and dance.  

 

Sing in the Spring – Free Folk Concert, Friday, May 19

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Mother and son acapella duo Rose Sheehan and Colin de la Barre of Gloucester, MA will sing traditional and traditionally inspired songs of the British Isles and North America in celebration of Spring on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

Rose and Colin, 2014 North East Regional Folk Alliance featured showcase artists, have appeared at the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, the Indian Neck Folk Festival, the New England Folk Festival and at regional coffeehouses.

This is a family friendly event. All are welcome. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church Religious Exploration Book Fund.