Engaging night of inter-cultural fun
‘ENGAGE’ was the title of an intercultural night of fashion, music, dancing and food last Thursday night in the Royal Hotel.
Hosted by Little Bray Youth Project, the evening was a great success and included the amalgamation of Bray’s various youth projects.
There were visitors from Dublin on the night, and a team of designers and their mentors created a host of amazing and varied outfits which they modelled on the cat- walk. ‘ They do tremendous work for all the children in the town and you could see it on the night,’ said a local woman who attended the event. ‘Every adult and child had a smile on their face.’
There was entertainment on the evening before and during the fashion show, including a lively display of Irish dancing by the Lisa-Marie Berry school of dance.
Designer Phokuhle Mafu led the project.
The 22-year-old has the title of ‘Miss Ethnic Ireland’ and she linked the Bray group up with United Youth of Ireland.
‘I had so much fun at the Royal Hotel in Bray. I’m so proud of the girls.
‘ They all did well at the youth cultural exchange fashion show. It was great to see both groups come together and exchange culture.’
Some of the activities they have been sharing have included cooking, rock climbing and learning about each other’s countries.
The designers and mentors who were involved in the Little Bray Youth Project Multicultural Event at the Royal Hotel.
Rachel Fisher with her dancers Charlene Kelly Stevenson, Kirsty Kelly, Robyn Bradshaw and Courtney O'Hagan.
Jill Folligan wears her own creation on the runway.
Hip Hop Dancers Toya McDonald, Sadbh McDonald-Kennedy, Lily Byrne, Jade Locke, Emily Murray. Front: Emily Kelly, Ashley Thompson, Layla Byrne Murray.