Hackney Council's Youth Arts Festival is now in its second month and running through to the 3rd of March.
Part of the festival sees the 'Youth Takeover' at Hackney Empire on Mare Street this weekend. This event is made for and by the young people of Hackney and includes the final of the 'Alter Ego' talent search. This will feature the best of our borough's young singers, actors, rappers and comedians vying for the title 'Alter Ego 2012'. The final starts at 7.30pm through to 9.30pm this Friday 3rd Feb at the Empire - £2 in advance or £4 on the door. Book tickets here.
Other events throughout the weekend include an Opportunity Fair giving advice on how to get into the arts industry, Creative Writing workshops led by Tameka Empson (Eastenders), Dance Workshops led by Kat B and Comedy Workshops led by Hardeep Singh.
Places for these events are limited so email the theatre to reserve places - firstname.lastname@example.org - or call 020 8510 4396. More details can be found at the website.
For information on the continuing series of events throughout February in the Youth Arts Festival visit the website or call 020 8356 7209.