Tom Seaton, AKA "The Minister of Information" recently made his public debut at "Turn", a festival organised by the Abbots Mill Projects "Be the Change" young activists.
Tom, who is part of Skillnet Groups "Music and Arts" and Youth Music funded project, "Composed", performed an acoustic set comprising of some well-known songs with a political edge reflecting the theme of the festival. Tom also performed two of his own songs, demonstrating his talent for telling a story through music.
Following the performance the Minister of Information proclaimed the experience as "invigorating" and "exhilarating". He is currently working on new material with plans to record an album and more live performances.
Turn festival co-organiser, Louise, said "I had been working with a group of 6 - 12 year olds, exploring how they could make the world a better place. They wanted to take their passion further and inspire other people to make everyone feel welcome and included - from refugees, homeless people and other people who are discriminated against. We decided to hold a festival all about the little changes you can make to improve communication, understanding and respect for the world we live in. It was fantastic to have Tom and Steve playing at the festival - Skillnet is all about inclusion and communication, so it was a perfect fit to have Tom and Steve entertaining and playing for our festival goers and passers by"