HEARTS OF TALENT

 

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CONGRATULATIONS
TO OUR S2 WINNER

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KY LEWIS

Ky blew the judges and audience away with his stunning vocals and performance, where he constructed live renditions of his amazing songs 'Wayfaring Stranger' and 'Out of Bounds' by playing instruments and looping vocals on stage. 

SEASON 2 FINALISTS

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L D Lore @thoushaltgetherown

George Lomas @gtclomas

Derrick Mugane @dmofficial13

Dante Blackwood 

Gabriel Shah

Nicole Blakk @nonelikebee

Naomi Molina Michaels @mollymeee03

Cyreez Lewis 

Adina Vieillevoye @avdmj15

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Photo Credits

ES Art Direction: Jessica Landon

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Photography: Natasha Pszenicki

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Photographer’s assistant and reels: Monty Vann

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ANTI KNIFE CRIME

Hearts of Talent is changing the narrative for young people from London’s diverse communities by encouraging them to unlock their potential with a performing arts competition like no other - designed to guide young people away from knife crime and unlock their potential.

 

Hearts of Talent was founded by local mum and businesswoman Jasmine Dale and her daughter Amoy Dale to move young people away from extreme violence and gang culture by using the creative arts to nurture self-expression, boost confidence and establish a sense of hope for the future.  With strong partnerships with The FA (Football Association), Slenky and Project Zero and support from NHS North West and the Metropolitan Police #TOGETHER initiative. Hearts of Talent provides a platform for young people to create opportunities to develop talents and forge careers.

 

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OUR MISSION

EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES
AND GAIN CONFIDENCE TO FOLLOW A LIFE OF THEIR OWN DESIGN

TALENT

SHOWCASE

We provide an appropriate, competitive platform to display our young peoples talents in the performing and visual arts, to help them be the best they can.

SUPPORT

The support doesn't end when the competition does. We provide each participant with ongoing support and development and after show care to ensure their journey continues.

GROWTH

To introduce rising artists and performers to industry professionals, supportive organisations and mentors to provide them with door opening opportunities.

 
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YOUTH NETWORK

The primary goal of the project is to instill confidence, tenacity and self-belief within young people, and establish a pan London youth support network to help with career goals, emotional needs and personal
development.

 

Young people will be mentored throughout their journey by celebrated industry professionals, and an aftercare program will be put in place to ensure security and career development continues post event.
 

The long term business plan is to create a self-sufficient performing arts academy and recording studio that is run primarily by young people with the support of industry professionals.

TALENT AMBASSADORS

COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS

BUILDING ON

SUCCESS

Hearts of Talent, previously known as The Brent Factor (2019), championed young people from Brent, Barnet and Harrow to move away from gang violence and managed to help three young people out of gang culture and into safety. It has engaged with 330 young people to date.


Marcel De Oliviera won The Brent Factor in 2019. This is what it meant to him:


“As a 12-year-old boy approaching my teens, I really felt and still feel I am in the right place at the right time. I say this because I have behavioural challenges namely ADHD. It is a very thin line between choosing the right or the wrong path for me, therefore being part of Brent Factor/ Hearts of Talents raising awareness for knife crime, violence, gun crime has help me to immediately look within myself and fight the good fight - the non-violence fight.”

 

There were 6 auditions held across these 2 locations and attracted 250 young people aged 6 – 25 years old. The Event was opened by the Deputy Mayor of Brent and was followed on stage by the Mayor of Harrow who also attended. Other speakers included Jamaican High Commissioner, Tracey Hanson and Pastors.

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SUPPORT US

HOT OPPORTUNITY: WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGERS AND EVENT COORDINATORS - HIT THE BUTTON BELOW TO GET IN TOUCH.

It takes a village to raise a child, so we're creating a powerful support system to help young people out of danger and onto a positive path to success and self belief. You can help us with your time by volunteering or mentorship, by donating (every little bit helps) along with partnership or sponsorhips proposals. Together we're stronger. Come join us.  

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SPONSORS & PARTNERS

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MEET THE TEAM

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JASMINE DALE

CEO / FOUNDER

AMOY DALE

CO FOUNDER

TAMA LUBINDA

OPERATIONS & STRATEGY

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ANGELINA WHYTE

PA TO HEARTS OF TALENT

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COOPER

COLLECTIVE

CREATIVE AGENCY

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ALVIN BURRELL
GARRET WEST
VIDEO PRODUCTIONS

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NIHAL LODHIA

CHIEF RISK OFFICER

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CHRISTINE TOPPING

MET POLICE

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

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JASON HILL

MET POLICE

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