En­gag­ing night of in­ter-cul­tural fun

Bray People - - THE NOTEBOOK -

‘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.

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