New festival Emerges on the scene

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A SPECIAL music event, showcasing local talent and raising money for a cancer charity, takes place in Amble on Monday.

The Emerge festival – the first of its kind – is being held in the Town Square from 5pm to 9pm.

It will feature a mix of music from an array of local bands and artists, as well as a DJ.

There will also be a barbecue, face-painting and other activities.

Teenagers Gina Mason, Alicia Hindhaugh and Beth Young, who are all from Amble, as well as Rhiannon Roberts, from Warkworth, and Rebecca Charlton, from Morpeth, have worked with the Coquet Youth Team, Amble Development Trust and Amble Town Council, to make the event possible.

The girls are all 16-years-old and are a mix of former and current pupils of Amble’s James Calvert Spence College – Acklington Road.

They hope the event will be successful, promote a positive image of young people in the community, and become a regular fixture in the town.

Gina said: “We are very excited about it. It is a new festival and it hasn’t been done before and if it goes well it could happen again next year.”

She added: “I think that Amble wanted an event to bring the community together and we decided to organise something. I think it shows youngsters in a good light.”

Tickets for the event cost £3 and proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK.

Tickets are available from Premier on the town’s Queen Street, and Amble Development Trust, at Fourways 2.

Some tickets will also be available at the event and admission will get you your first burger/hot dog off the barbecue for free.