Haringey Community Press

Haringey Community Press

Are you Haringey’s next big thing?

A talent competition is spotlighting up-and-coming singers, rappers and spoken word artists – and all for a good cause

Hero for Are you Haringey’s next big thing?
Alexandra Palace
By Alice Kemp-Habib 08 July 2022

A Haringey-based charity is giving young people the opportunity to perform onstage at the prestigious Alexandra Palace Theatre. A Haringey-based charity is giving young people the opportunity to perform onstage at the prestigious Alexandra Palace Theatre. 

Horizons Charity is launching a borough-wide talent competition for 15–18-year-olds. Titled ‘Sound the Alarm’, the winner will perform as part of the ‘One Step beyond, with Suggs and Friends’ showcase on Thursday, 27th October.Horizons Charity is launching a borough-wide talent competition for 15–18-year-olds. Titled ‘Sound the Alarm’, the winner will perform as part of the ‘One Step beyond, with Suggs and Friends’ showcase on Thursday, 27th October.

The event will see Madness frontman Suggs joined by A-listers, including Paul Weller, in aid of Horizons. The newly-launched charity aims to increase access to academic support and extracurricular activities for young people in the borough. Established by the Haringey Education Partnership earlier this year, the charity is partnering with a variety of organisations (such as the Spurs Foundation, Haringey Young Musicians and The BRIT School) to deliver programmes in fields such as arts, sports and technology. The event will see Madness frontman Suggs joined by A-listers, including Paul Weller, in aid of Horizons. The newly-launched charity aims to increase access to academic support and extracurricular activities for young people in the borough. Established by the Haringey Education Partnership earlier this year, the charity is partnering with a variety of organisations (such as the Spurs Foundation, Haringey Young Musicians and The BRIT School) to deliver programmes in fields such as arts, sports and technology. 

Suggs said: “I am thrilled to support Horizons by performing at London’s best kept secret, Alexandra Palace Theatre, while raising vital funds for the charity. Horizons are doing amazing work helping to create a fairer start in life for our young people. Let’s help positively change their world!”Suggs said: “I am thrilled to support Horizons by performing at London’s best kept secret, Alexandra Palace Theatre, while raising vital funds for the charity. Horizons are doing amazing work helping to create a fairer start in life for our young people. Let’s help positively change their world!”

James Page, CEO of Haringey Education Partnership, said: “Horizons will raise money for exceptional extra-curricular opportunities to benefit children and young people in Haringey and Enfield. One Step Beyond will be an unforgettable evening to launch this exciting work with a star studded line up and young talent performing at Alexandra Palace Theatre. We can’t wait to get going and make a huge difference!”James Page, CEO of Haringey Education Partnership, said: “Horizons will raise money for exceptional extra-curricular opportunities to benefit children and young people in Haringey and Enfield. One Step Beyond will be an unforgettable evening to launch this exciting work with a star studded line up and young talent performing at Alexandra Palace Theatre. We can’t wait to get going and make a huge difference!”

Applications for Sound the Alarm open on Wednesday, 13th July. Hopefuls must attend a school in Haringey, and should send a video entry by 22nd July. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts, including Suggs and a leading representative from The BRIT School. Applications for Sound the Alarm open on Wednesday, 13th July. Hopefuls must attend a school in Haringey, and should send a video entry by 22nd July. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts, including Suggs and a leading representative from The BRIT School. 

Enter at: horizonscharity.org/event/sound-the-alarm/ Enter at: horizonscharity.org/event/sound-the-alarm/