Manchester’s biggest annual community talent showcase – Manchester’s Got Talent (MGT) – is back and bigger than ever before. MGT’s founder Akeim Mundell BEM has stayed true to his vision of making the show bigger and better, with last year’s not going ahead due to lack of funding.
“It’s nice to be bouncing back bigger and better than before”, Akeim told TNT. In conjunction with Legacy 90.1FM, Akeim’s MGT Part 4 will be taking place Bank Holiday Monday 7 May at The Kath Locke Car Park.
The annual free community talent showcase hosts an array of talent from various age groups, with this year’s event being an outdoor event.
Having started planning the event in November 2017, Akeim officially launched the event and call for acts in February 2018. After only a month, he realised that this year’s show is the most popular one yet. “It is the first time I am turning acts away because we are fully booked with 30 acts and 10 DJs. This is the first time I have had to do this,” he said.
In addition to self-funding a portion of the event, Akeim has received the main sponsorship from The Royal Air Force and Blacka Acoutics. “I’m grateful for having these two organisations on board”, he said.
This year’s event will be an outdoor event with a fully-equipped stage, something Akeim always wanted for the show. “Although we are hoping the weather will be good, there will be a marquee close by for guests, if it does rain”, he told TNT.
In addition to the promoting of the event that Legacy 90.1FM have contributed to, Akeim’s position within the community also attracts acts and guests to flock to whatever he does. Having recently been honoured by The Queen with a BEM, Akeim is a well-respected member of the community and nationally recognised with his consistency and care for community growth and engagement.
Remains a free family event
Akeim has remained resolute in keeping the event free for commendable reasons. “Working with families and children, I know that it is difficult for many parents to afford taking their children to such events. Ideally, I want it to remain a free community event”, the 23-year-old told TNT.
With bouncy castles, children’s activities, stalls, dancing competitions, raffles, an outdoor bar, there will be lot to enjoy for everyone.
Hosted by Miss Diva and Saji B from Team Shellinz, MGT Part 4 will have a range of DJs including DJ Silva and Natural Mystic. Performances on the day and evening will come from acts such as Peppery, Miguel Baker, Kay Rico and many more.
From 12pm to 8pm, MGT IV will be taking place at the Kath Locke Car Park, 123 Moss Lane East, Manchester, M15 5DD.