Harley proves he’s got talent

The Connected Minds Youth Committee, a mental health and wellbeing group funded by Comic Relief and based ar the Resugram Trust in Lisburn, held a talent show in the Island Hall just before Christmas.

Mayor Alderman Stephen Martin presents winner Harley Scribbons with his prize

Young people from the city showed off their talents in front of a panel of judges, with Mayor, Alderman Stephen Martin, filling in for Simon Cowell!

Fighting off stiff competition, 13-year-old Harley Scribbons was eventually declared the winner, with Mayor Martin presenting him with the winning trophy and £250 Amazon voucher following his outstanding performance of Jennifer Hudson’s song ‘I am telling you’.

As well as being a fantastic opportunity to prove that Lisburn really does have talent, the event also raised £768 in aid of the Mayor’s chosen charities for the year MACS, and ADD NI.

“The performances from all of the contestants was outstanding,” said Mr Martin. “Harley gave a smashing all round performance, he was unbelievable, I was lost for words. The show was a great celebration and feel-good factor for our children and young people.”

Mabel Scullion, Early Intervention Lisburn Manager aka Lisburn’s Got Talent event manager said: “The show exceeded all of our expectations and really highlighted that in challenging times we all need our spirits lifted’ “ Could you be the next local star to lift the winning trophy? Plans are already underway for next year’s show, so if you would like to take part, email [email protected]