Have you got what it takes to win Bracknell's Got Talent?By Hugh Fort
February 20, 2012
Dancers, musicians, comedians, magicians and other folk with brilliant hidden talents can show them off at the first ‘Bracknell’s Got Talent’ competition.
The event, supported by the Bracknell Forest Standard, has been organised by staff at South Hill Park and Councillor Gill Birch, mayor of Bracknell Town, pictured.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 24, at the arts centre in Ringmead, Birch Hill.
They are open to anyone of any age living, working or studying within 10 miles of Bracknell town centre.
The final will be held on Friday, May 11, with semi-finals held on Saturday, April 28.
Cllr Birch said: “We are really excited about the Bracknell’s Got Talent competition. If it goes well it could be something we do every year.
“I know there are lots of people of all ages who have amazing talents in Bracknell – I’ve seen them. It’s incredibly exciting to think of what we could see from people of all ages.
“There are some amazing people doing amazing things in Bracknell and we’d like to see them.”
Each act is given a two-minute slot to show off their skills.
However, bands will not be given an audition due to need for a fast turnaround on the day.
There is a £2 fee for each person wanting to audition, to be paid on the day.
Lena Dee, producer of the event, said: “I am delighted to be producing the first-ever ‘Bracknell’s Got Talent’ and I am sure it will be a big success.
“After all, we do have a wealth of talent entering South Hill Park on a daily basis.”
The announcement has been met with excitement from performing groups in Bracknell. Richard Whennell of Bracknell Glee Club said: “It’s great to hear about this competition.
“If we can we’ll put a crew together for the auditions we’ll definitely go along.
“It’ll be great to see the people of Bracknell showing off their range of talents.”
Pam Downs, principal of Bracknell Stagecoach, added: “It sounds great.
“We did our own version last year but we’ve got some really very talented kids here, so if we can we will send some of them along.”