Music Mayhem success

Published Tuesday, 10th December 2019

Members of Southend-on-Sea Youth Council

Southend recently enjoyed a local music festival organised by Southend Youth Council at Twenty One, called Music Mayhem.

The idea came from the previous Youth Mayor for Southend, Nathaniel Whitehouse, as he wanted young bands and musicians to showcase their natural talent.

The event was held at Twenty One in Southend, opposite Adventure Island on Sunday 24 November. It featured a range of music styles and acts, including the metal band ‘Mudita’ and indie singer Lottie Mollica. A total of an amazing £188 was raised for HARP, Southend’s local homeless charity. This was through events including a lottery and guessing the number of sweets in a jar, and by kind people donating.

Eugene Vlas, the current Youth Mayor, said: “We’re so happy with the amount raised, and want to thank everyone that helped out. Those to be thanked include Music-on-Sea, YMCA, and everyone who came along to support the event. It was deemed a success, and turned out to be rather popular with a large crowd in the café.”

Music Mayhem was organised by Southend Youth Council, who have meetings from 5-7pm for all aged 11-18 in the Council Chambers, the first Wednesday of every month.

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