Young people from Kibble wowed a packed audience at their annual ‘Kibble Allsorts’ revue show last week. They were joined on stage by dancers from West College Scotland, and Paisley’s latest music sensation Mandula & Hepzibah.
‘Kibble Allsorts’ is run in partnership with The Big Lottery Young Start Fund. The fund is designed to support events that encourage young people to take part in the arts. External tutors have been working with the young people for several months to prepare them for their performances.
The Kibble Band impressed with their versions of pop hits Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac, Shape of You by Ed Sheeren, and Just Can’t Get Enough by Depeche Mode. The student dancers of West College Scotland went back to the 70s with their disco repertoire complete with vintage outfits.
The evening also saw Mandula & Hepzibah warm up for their supporting role for Paolo Nutini at the SPREE Festival by playing their own hit that will feature on the Paisley 2021 album.
Speaking after the event, Principal Teacher of Expressive Arts Laura Cairns said:
“Having events like Kibble Allsorts allows the young people to learn and develop new skills and confidence. Throughout the whole process, everyone worked tirelessly to put on such a fantastic evening.
“There are many hours of practice that our musicians dedicate to making the live performances such a success – I want to pay tribute to all of them.”
Chief Executive of Kibble Jim Gillespie said:
“Yet another fantastic evening showcasing the talent this school has to offer. What’s less easy to appreciate is the skillful, thoughtful support that brings the youngsters to this point.
“The confident performances don’t just happen and weeks of hard work allow the boys and girls to conquer their nerves and deliver in front of a packed audience. When feel incredibly proud of this school.”