UK Youth Gala Dinner 2019

Do you have the next Holly Willoughby, Maya Jama or Ed Sheeran in your organisation? 

UK Youth are looking for charismatic young people to take to the stage to host or perform at the annual UK Youth Gala Dinner on the 12th June . 

Why: We want to shine a light on the incredible young people within our network and showcase their stories and talent to our supporters. This is a fantastic opportunity for a young person in your organisation to develop their public speaking and performance skills whilst gaining experience performing in front an audience of over 200 individuals.

Who: Confident young people with a performance background, singers, musicians, poets, spoken word artists  
Where: Four Seasons Park Lane, London  
When:  If successful the young person will be asked to attend on the 12th June 2019 
Application Deadline: 27th March 2019 

The host of the UK Youth Gala Dinner will champion the evening, introducing special guests and talk a bit about UK Youth's work.

All you need to do is assist the young person to complete this application by March 27th.

We're looking for singers, musicians, poets and spoken word artists to perform and showcase their incredible talent. 

All you need to do is assist the young person to complete this application by March 27th 

UK Youth will provide:

  • A relevant training session for the young person before the event in June 

  • A full briefing for the young person to ensure that they're empowered in their role 

  • Cue cards (for the host) 

  • A rehearsal 

  • Travel and accommodation for the young person and a youth worker, parent, carer or guardian where needed

UK Youth also want to hear, share and celebrate the stories of the incredible young people within our network who have benefited either from a UK Youth programme or services in their local youth organisation.  

If you have a young person, whose story needs to be heard, please ask them to fill in this form.

We're asking the host and performers to submit a short video application, please share the tips and tricks below to help them make the most of their application. 

The questions: 

  • Look at the questions before you start filming! Think about what you want to say and plan your responses to each question. Once you're happy with your answers, ask your Youth Worker to listen to them. 

  • Have a little rehearsal before you get set up to film to make sure you're confident in your answers. 


  • You don't need to have the latest camera to submit an application, a camera phone will be perfect. We're interested in what you have to say! 

  • Make sure that you're in a well lit, quiet place when filming your application 

  • Get someone to hold your phone or camera, or if you have one, use a tripod to keep your film steady 

  • Do a short test film to make sure you can be heard on the film 

  • Then get filming! Have fun and do as many takes as you need.

  • Show your final film to your youth worker 

  • Upload your video to the form! 

Email the team if you have any questions about the application
UK Youth will be in touch with all applicants and their Youth Workers in the first week of April to let them know whether they have been shortlisted.

Any applicants that do not make the shortlist will also be entered into a prize draw and may be in with the chance of winning an awesome prize! 
Good Luck!

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