Local performers called to join weekly music and art sessions

Eclectic crew: Artforms of all kinds are welcome at the Young @ HEART weekly performances. Photo: Supplied.

Eclectic crew: Artforms of all kinds are welcome at the Young @ HEART weekly performances. Photo: Supplied.

Volunteer Young @ HEART program curator Ross Goulden is calling for local performers to donate a small portion of their time to the community gathering held at the Margaret River HEART every Monday morning.

The free event run between 10:00am and 12:00pm in the Bar Gallery has grown rapidly since launching earlier this year in June, now attracting between 30 and 50 audience members each week.

Margaret River HEART General Manager Nicky Hansen said Young @ HEART provides a vehicle for performers to try out their skills and sharpen their acts.

"We have a ready-made audience for you every Monday morning, so if you love performing and need a venue, please get in touch," she said.

"You may be developing a play you'd like to test on a real audience, or you might be a professional performer who simply needs an extra rehearsal. Anyone can perform and any artform is welcomed.

"The performances are free for the community, so we're looking for volunteer performers."

The initiative was designed for community members over 60 at the height of COVID-19 to ensure all seniors could safely participate in the arts.

With growing popularity, invitations to the weekly gatherings have been extended to performers and avid arts lovers of all ages.

Mr Goulden said it was wonderful to see the community enjoying and activating such a beautiful space.

"As a HEART volunteer, it's so rewarding to get our talented locals up on stage to provide free live entertainment for everyone to enjoy," he said.

"We've had such a variety of performances to date, but we need to build our pool of volunteer performers to keep this wonderful initiative running regularly."

If you are interested in joining the pool of performers contact Ross Goulden via rmgoulden@gmail.com or contact@margaertriverheart.com.au