SWCT young­sters’ show­case of tal­ent

Rochdale Observer - - WHAT’S ON WITH ALL ACROSS THE ARTS LISTINGS -

Build, Play, Record, Broad­cast. SWCT mem­bers dis­played the gui­tars they are build­ing them­selves be­fore they go on to learn to play them and then record a piece of mu­sic in SWCT HUB’s Record­ing Stu­dio to be broad­cast on De­fi­ant Ra­dio, SWCT HUB’s in­ter­net ra­dio sta­tion.

Wil­liam gave an en­gag­ing il­lus­trated talk about his pho­to­graphs of dif­fer­ent forms of trans­port. Wil­liam, who likes to be known as Ashi­gara, shared not only his skills as a pho­tog­ra­pher but also an ex­ten­sive knowl­edge of his sub­ject mat­ter. Hav­ing al­ready played his own com­po­si­tion with the House Band we saw a video of him play­ing the Binns or­gan in Rochdale Town Hall em­pha­sis­ing just what a multi-tal­ented young per­son he is.

Emma gave a very mov­ing ren­di­tion of a pow­er­ful self-writ­ten mono­logue. In the voice of cen­tral char­ac­ter, Ethan, she ex­plored bul­ly­ing and re­lated men­tal health is­sues in a per­for­mance that brought tears to the eyes of many in the au­di­ence.

Matthew, who is cur­rently work­ing on his own com­po­si­tion, shared a song that means very much to him as it en­cap­su­lates how he some­times feels. He sang Gonna Build a Wall from Shrek the Mu­si­cal pow­er­fully and ex­pres­sively with a ren­di­tion of the fi­nal cho­rus laced with emo­tion.

Jack, the youngest mem­ber of the group, bravely shared an ex­cerpt from the stand-up com­edy rou­tine he is work­ing on.

Jenny shared her stun­ning art­work with an il­lus­trated in­tro­duc­tion to the char­ac­ters she has cre­ated. She re­mem­bered the first time she came to SWCT HUB, sit­ting qui­etly on her own, not want­ing to speak to any­one. She has now just started an Art De­gree at Bolton Univer­sity!

Adam and Matt gave an im­promptu live per­for­mance of the com­edy sketch they are cur­rently film­ing.

Ah­san who had played his key­board com­po­si­tion with the House Band ear­lier brought pro­ceed­ing to a close with a hi­lar­i­ous stand-up rou­tine. Au­di­ence mem­bers left with a smile on their faces, a tear in their eyes and pride in their hearts.

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●●SWCT Show­case Steve Cooke in­ter­view­ing Wil­liam

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