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New ‘Young Stars of Mann’ variety show will celebrate talented local young people pursuing their passions

June 6, 2023

Leading young person’s mental health charity Isle Listen, announces its Young Stars of Mann live variety show on Thursday, 27th July 2023 at the Gaiety Theatre. The show, which has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Simcocks, will showcase live performances by young people and will be a celebration of them pursuing their passions.

As a young person’s mental health charity, Isle Listen sees first-hand the challenges that younger generations face in the 21st century, and often, what gets people through the tough times is doing the things they love – their passions.

Emma Callin, Isle Listen Head of Income Development said: ‘One of our main aims is to empower young people on our Island with the skills to manage their own mental health and wellbeing. There are so many things we can do to promote positive mental health such as participating in the arts, as well as physical activity, any sort of hobby, or talking to a trusted friend. We’re thrilled that our Young Stars of Mann variety show will showcase the wealth of talent that exists amongst our Island’s young people who are pursuing their passions.’

The show, which will be compared by well-known local performer Jack Divers who is a passionate supporter of positive mental health and wellbeing, has acts by:

  • Young Actor of Mann – Orry Wilson
  • Young Singer of Mann – Eve Puzzar
  • Manx Youth Bard – Hadassah Smith
  • Guild winners – including 2023 Sheffield Plate winner, Penny Lavery
  • Battle of the Bands winner – Eject
  • Manx Youth Band
  • Trinity Dance School
  • Juvenile Ballroom Champions – Amelie and Joseph
  • And, many more!

Lisa Smith, Marketing Manager at Simcocks said about the event:’ Simcocks is extremely proud to sponsor this wonderful show, celebrating and supporting the remarkable young people of our Island.  Isle Listen do a phenomenal job providing much-needed mental health services to young people, parents, carers, teachers and more, and it is our pleasure to assist them in raising funds for this vital service.  This is going to be a fabulous evening at the beautiful Gaiety Theatre and we hope everyone involved – and watching – enjoys themselves!

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