Young people from schools, academies and colleges from across Portsmouth took part in a production of Soundsational at Portsmouth's Guildhall on Wednesday 14 March.

The cabaret-style annual event gives young performers from all over the city the chance to show off their creative skills. The evening included performances from Charter Academy, Priory School, King Richard School, Mayfield School, Havant and South Downs College, Springfield School, Trafalgar School, Admiral Lord Nelson School, St. Edmunds Catholic School and Portsmouth College.

The large cast had been rehearsing for weeks, and on the night hundreds of proud parents and members of the public were treated to a wide range of world-famous music, including hits from Adele, the Artic Monkeys and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Parys Reid, aged 15, from Portsmouth Music Hub's own Rock Band 'The Warriors' composed and performed 'Waste of Time', which was followed by the Band playing Blondie's hit 'Call Me'.

Children from Admiral Lord Nelson School performed songs from the hit musical 'Matilda', and the audience were given rousing renditions of 'The Smell of Rebellion' and a firm favourite with the audience and all the young performers 'Revolting Children'.

Catherine Brentnall from Portsmouth Music Hub said: "It's been a fantastic evening of singing, dancing, and performing live music, and all those who have come along to support the young cast have had the chance to experience a night of really high-quality music and entertainment. The young people in our city really do bring the stage to life with their enthusiasm and commitment, and the energy they bring to their performances is unforgettable."