SHINES Youth Festival 2011 launches06 July, 2011 by Chad
The SHINE Youth Festival 2011 started out with a bang this Saturday, signalling the beginning of a month long of workshops, concerts and performances dedicated to infusing local youths with the passion to work toward their dreams. Organized by the National Youth Council, the launch saw approximately 12,000 youths gathered at *SCAPE for self organized imagined activities of all sorts.
Experiences this day included the Mascot Parade, Singapore Street Festival, performances by O School and various activities organized by the Singapore Management University as well as *SCAPE.
Outside, the busy flea markets continued on while Haru House staged some anime related events inside. The various levels of the building have also been transformed to accommodate music, dance and photography workshops in what the organizers call a multi-decked concept party.
SHINE Youth Festival hopes to establish itself as more than just a precursor to this year’s Youth Day, with many high key events spread over the month of July. For its official launch though key guests were invited from the organizers and sponsors, not least Mr Martin Tan, the Chairperson of the SHINE Youth Festival Steering Committee and Mr Yam Ah Mee, who has become sort of a local celebrity. Mr Yam led the the Mascot Parade through the pedestrian streets of Orchard Road during the late afternoon.
The day was concluded with a mini-concert performed by local talents such as Derrick Hoh, Tay Kewei, Juz B and Jack & Rai in the evening. The evening’s festivities were hosted by former local DJ Daniel Ong.
Here’s a video of the crew from O School taking their dance moves to the crowds.
Look forward to more events lined up for the SHINE Youth Festival throughout this month of July. For more information, check out the official SHINE Youth Festival 2011 site here.