Insyt Media holds talent show to celebrate fifth anniversary
9:38am Friday 13th September 2013 in News
Young people took part in a talent show to mark the fifth anniversary of a thriving group.
Insyt Media, based in Davenport Street, has now helped more than 1,000 young people in Bolton, and celebrated its birthday with a show at the YMCA in Deansgate.
More than 100 people watched the youngsters perform after they had spent five weeks preparing for the event.
Insyt Media founder and project manager Rob Stevenson, aged 36, said: “We wanted to give young people a choice of what they want to do so they can’t say ‘we have nothing to do’.”
Singers, dancers and other performers took to the stage and wowed the audience, which included the Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Colin Shaw.
Mr Stevenson said: “The mayor loved it. We only booked him for one hour but he stayed for the whole evening.
“He also had a photo taken with the models and designers in the show, which was a massive achievement for them.”More than 400 young people attend Insyt Media and there are plans to educate some of the young people so they can train other youngsters.
Mr Stevenson said: “We want to look at education in a different way and give young people more skills and opportunities to put on their CV.”
Insyt specialises in dealing with teenagers and young adults, and aims to provide them with constructive recreational opportunities.
When it formed, Insyt’s aim was to take 26 young people off the streets in 26 weeks — a target it exceeded within the first month.
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