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Inspiring night has people talking about new generation

06 February 2017

Hakeem Ahmed at the Generation Z event.

Young people from across the borough got to the art of the matter and showcased an evening of music, dance and comedy at Touchstone's Art and Heritage Centre.

Talented performers like Kurtis Tweedale, David Collins and Hakeem Ahmed took to the stage and wowed the packed audience with their inspiring routines.

The evening was curated by the Young Producers, a group of Rochdale students, who promote young people's work across arts and literature. The audience were predominantly made up of young people, with 90% aged 16-24.

'Generation Z is an initiative funded by Arts Council England and stems from the council-run Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival.'

Aston Buckley, of the Young Producers, said: "The evening was a resounding success story. It was great to see such brilliant contributions from some of the borough's most creative and dynamic young performers."

Councillor Janet Emsley, cabinet member with responsibility for culture, said: "We have an abundance of talented young people across Rochdale, so it was fantastic that so many diverse and vibrant performers had the opportunity to showcase their skills. I would like to congratulate the Young Producers for organising such an inspiring and thought-provoking evening."

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