Kids’ gig success at WYZ

Wigan Youth Zone big gig event

Wigan Youth Zone big gig event

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SCORES of youngsters became superstars for a day as Wigan Youth Zone took part in the nationwide Our Big Gig event.

Held in the dance studio and music room at the facility, bands, singers and rappers put on a great show for other children.

Our Big Gig is a community music celebration which took place across the UK last weekend.

The Wigan event was run by music youth workers Lauren Beswick and Nicki Varley, who helped the youngsters prepare for it. After the event, Lauren said: “I’m so proud of them all, they were absolutely fantastic.

“The room has been packed out and everyone has been so entertained.

“We have some real talent here in Wigan!”

As well as the scores of youngsters performing, even more packed in to watch them making it a daunting experience for those taking part.

“It takes a lot of guts for these kids to get up there and do this so I’m over the moon,” added Lauren.

“The kids who watched were so well behaved.

“I just want to say a massive thank-you to the amazing staff we have in the music department who have made this happen.”