Plenty Of Talent At 'No Talent Required'


There was a great turnout from the across the community for the jam packed Future Leaders Influencing our Community (FLIC) Youth Week Event ‘No Talent Required’, held in Wonthaggi on Saturday, 12 April.

The circus skills workshop and the African drumming circle were a hit with the younger kids, while also providing opportunities for older participants to develop their skills.

The street art workshop was very popular, with over 50 young people making artworks to hang at home and some contributing to a mural of the FLIC symbol. There was also a demonstration of free hand spray painting by 14 year old up and coming artist, Kyle Caulfield.

The Council Chamber was transformed into a busy video gaming room, with Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, taking a few pointers from the young audience.

Cr Rankine said the Limbs2Riddims crew also wowed audiences with their hip-hop and break dance moves.

“Young locals learnt some new moves and showed off some impressive moves of their own. Volunteers from the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club were on hand to help feed the masses with a free BBQ lunch and bottled water donated by South Gippsland Water,” Cr Rankine said.

“Later in the day, 12-25 year olds took the spotlight proving that Bass Coast is brimming with young talent.

“FLIC members and sisters, Danielle and Jess Paulson, opened the show by performing a song about the formation of the FLIC group. They were followed by a handful of gifted solo vocalists and a poetry reading, as well as an electric guitarist and couple of striking rap artists.”

The FLIC group invite 12-25 year olds interested in learning more about their youth advocacy group to an open meeting on Tuesday, 6 May from 4.00pm-5.00pm at Bass Coast Principal Library in Wonthaggi.

This event was supported by a National Youth Week Grant and a Youth Inclusion Grant from the Victorian State Government.

If you would like to provide feedback on the event please email community.development@basscoast.vic.gov.au.