Lumsden variety concert tonight
Variety is the focus for a fun event at Lumsden on Thursday night.
Performers will be singing, dancing and playing instruments at a Variety Concert at the Lumsden Memorial Hall, with a special performance from a newly formed band from Northern Southland College, organiser Jeanna Rodgers said.
‘‘The idea came from new NSC principal Mike Newell, deputy principal Wayne Duncan and I wanting to have something to showcase the skills of students throughout Northern Southland without it being a big scary experience.’’ About 15 acts will perform. ‘‘It is a bit of an open mic night where people just turn up to show their talents, with pupils coming from NSC, Waikaia and Lumsden schools at this stage.’’
Two pupils will host the show as MC’s and keep the action rolling.
‘‘We are keen to see this as a yearly event and be able to involve more students from all over Northern Southland,’’ Rodgers said.
‘‘There will be plenty to enjoy and everyone in the community is invited.
‘‘It’s a simple way to provide a lot of people with a lot of pleasure, not just the audience but also the entrants who will love the applause and appreciation of their talents.’’
Entry is a gold coin donation, and the concert begins at 7pm.