On Thursday, July 25, the Queens Hall Narberth is launching Youth Open Mic (YOM) nights as part of the Narberth Civic Week celebrations.

Aimed at those between the age of 11 and 18, the upcoming July session will offer up to 10 minutes’ stage time for each performer to practice and hone their skills in front of a live audience.

Designed in collaboration with a community steering group of artists, young people and parents, the YOM sessions are for young poets, musicians, performers and comedians – all are welcome. Their mission is to ensure young performers feel as special as possible before, during and after their performance.

Doors open at 5pm with a show start time of 6pm and running up to two hours. The sessions are a safe, creative space for budding artists and musicians to play the Queens Hall stage. Sessions offer professional sound engineering and stage set-up, performer assistants and free pro photography.

Hall Manager Lara Herde said: “The idea grew from our existing adult Open Mic nights, which have been an exciting melting pot of local talent. We quickly realised there is a gap in provision for young performers at the Hall so we are thrilled to be working with key stakeholders to bring this project alive.”

If you’d like to come along as part of the audience, the event is free entry, so don’t miss the opportunity during Narberth Civic Week to see and support the wealth of young creative talent in the community.

To book a YOM slot, message Facebook/Instagram @queenshallnarberth, email [email protected] or call 01834 861212.

For more about Narberth Civic Week, visit www.facebook.com/narberthcivicweek