The Valued Generation Catwalk
As part of the Youthnet activities our youth presented on Saturday 12th July to 150 local youth and adults at the Kings Centre, Great Yarmouth. This event was more than just a fashion show. Its key aims were to show the journey that the youth are making towards challenging the values that society and especially the media places upon us today. These values promote a life of materialism, casual sex, drugs, extreme diets and thoughtless living and give us little real happiness in life
The evening celebrated youthful energy and creativity in many forms. The audience were able to celebrate this through the well designed outfits and the way in which they were so well presented. The youth fashioned, customised or recycled the outfits for six of the seven collections. With the seventh collection consisting of donated international outfits, to celebrate the cultural wealth that we now see in the borough of Great Yarmouth
Organisers of the event were keen to highlight the importance of promoting creativity with appreciation for integrity; identity; and true beauty
Throughout the evening DVD clips were used to challenge youth and adults. Some of these clips can be seen on www.kings-church.net
Collections ranged from modern recycled collections, to a collection inspired by vibrant 80’s disco. The lads delivered a range of artistic t-shirt prints and designs with an awesome display of free-style dance, skating and a healthy pinch of male ego!
The evening maintained a good pace throughout, working the backstage team to maximum, creating fabulous hair and make-up tailored to each collection. This alongside the large technical team from Kings and Unite really gave the show a crisp finish
What is Youthnet?
Youthnet is a network of activities for young people organised through:
Kings Church, Queen Annes Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth
These activities range from a Fashion Show to a Youth camp (Newday) with 6000 youth attending to a whole range of sports and music activities
Our young people meet regularly on a Friday evening from 7pm-10pm and come from across the Borough although they predominantly live in the Cobholm, Southtown and surrounding areas. The youth are aged from 12-18 years old and we operate a child protection policy
For more information about Youthnet and upcoming events please go to www.kings-church.net
article supplied by Rachel Bent of Kings Church