Vote for Music Theatre 4 Youth, in the finals of the National Lottery Awards!
VOTING IS NOW CLOSED
MT4Uth are asking the public to vote for MT4Uth ‘Musicals in a Weekend’, now down to the last three and in the finals of the National Lottery Awards!
MT4Uth’s ‘Musicals in a Weekend’ project gave 140 young people the chance to train with leading international directors, musicians and choreographers and to stage three musicals; ‘Sweet Charity’ in Armagh, ‘Bugsy Malone’ in Belfast and performing ‘Guys and Dolls’ in Londonderry-Derry.
Urging the public to vote, Gavin O’Connor, Youth Arts Development Officer at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland said “As the main funder of this project, the Arts Council is delighted that Music Theatre 4 Youth (MT4Uth) has made it to the finals. It is an excellent example of young people working with arts professionals to develop their skills, leading to an increased participation, by these young people, in the arts. As the only local finalist in the ‘Best Arts Project category’, I would encourage as many people as possible to vote for Music Theatre 4 Youth (MT4Uth)”.
A MT4Uth spokesperson said: “All votes have been reset to ZERO after the semi- finals SO PLEASE VOTE AGAIN FOR US NOW and gather your mates round your computer & get them to vote too! You can vote online by clicking here then click, Musicals in a Weekend, then Vote. You can also phone 0845 386 1032 (DO NOT TEXT!), from a BT landline the call is lo-call rate. Other landlines and Mobile charges vary. Voting CLOSES 8 AUGUST - so please KEEP IT UP!”
She continued, “You can watch us on the BBC National Lottery Awards Programme when we attend the Awards Ceremony at the end of August. WITH YOUR VOTES WE CAN BE DECLARED THE ARTS WINNERS!”
“Let's show the whole UK how great & talented young people in Northern Ireland really are AND put local arts on the map. (We can also win a very useful £2,000 towards our work - see www.mt4uth.com)”, she added.
Jenny Cooke, Founder and Chief Executive of MT4Uth said, “We are delighted to be recognized this way. We have always sought to encourage talent and the fulfillment of potential. Whether or not young people intend to pursue a career on stage, the experience builds confidence and life skills, and of course, it widens horizons and forges friendships across social and community divides. Please, everyone, let’s show the UK the excellence Northern Ireland can produce.”