Annual youth festival set to encourage youths to Just do22 June, 2011 by Chad
Organized by the National Youth Council, SHINE Youth Festival is the annual “youth for youth” festival to celebrate and showcase youth talent in Singapore. This year’s festival will begin Saturday, 2nd July and will see a month full of events, workshops and performances.
This morning, key members of the organizing and steering committees were down at *SCAPE to explain the purpose of SHINE Youth Festival and give a sneak peak at some of the things scheduled for next month’s festival.
SHINE Youth Festival is a non-profit community event that hopes to nurture talent, passion and skills in Singapore’s youths through various activities. The year’s theme is “Enough Talk, Just Do”. An attitude the organizers (most of whom are youths themselves) hope the participants will adopt.
Key organizers this year include Mascot Parade, Singapore Management University, Singapore Street Singapore, O School and the newest partner *SCAPE. Unsurprisingly, the official launch of SHINE 2011 will take place at *SCAPE itself, with events taking place on all levels of the building.
Events include workshops by O School, who have invited notable dance heroes from around the world such as The Pussycat Doll’s Nakasone Rino to headline the master class workshops next month. Nakasone-san works with SM Entertainment to choreograph for SHINee, Girls’ Generation/SNSD and f(x) among others. During the trailer played by founder Kenny Low, I spotted a bunch of familiar names from Japan’s Super Chample too. They’ll be holding lessons and performing at the The Big Groove’s grand concert finale at Suntec Convention Hall on the 10th of July.
Mascot Parade will return with their Cosmo Parade, a beginner level cosplay and mascot walk through Orchard Road. Singapore Street Singapore founder Ms Annie Pek, also expressed her wish to return the event to a full on street festival in years to come.
As part of the month long event, volunteers from the Singapore Management University will also be holding a whole series of community events for children and the elderly all around Singapore.
It’s rare seeing people from all sorts of life coming together for such a great cause and SHINE Youth Festival’s organizers seem to genuinely want to give back to the community. We’ll be wholeheartedly supporting the event in whatever little way possible.
For more information, check out the SHINE Youth Festival 2011 site.