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Hitchin’s got talent

8 June 2012

Young people in Hitchin are being invited to take part in a talent contest where the two winners will be given the chance to take centre stage at Rhythms of the World Festival on Sunday 15 July.

The talent contest, now in its second year, will be taking place on Saturday 30 June from 1pm – 4pm at Hitchin Town Hall and has been organised by The Voice of Hitchin Youth, supported by North Herts District Council (NHDC).

Young people entering the competition should be aged from 11 to 18 years old and their talent or act can be anything from mime artistry to acoustic guitarists, dancers to magicians. Performances can be either as a solo artist, or as part of a group, however as the judges will be looking for fresh new talent, competition entrants must not have performed at any previous Rhythms of the World Festivals. Deadline for entering the competition is 22 June.

Cllr Tricia Cowley, NHDC’s portfolio holder for Community Engagement and Rural Affairs said: “Hitchin’s youth talent competition is a great way for young people to show off their talent and gives them the chance to perform in front of around 15,000 people at Rhythms of the World, which is a huge achievement. This is why we are proud to be involved in this exciting initiative.”

Molly Hughes, Member of the Voice of Hitchin Youth said: “I took part in last year’s talent contest with a friend and it was a really fantastic experience. Voice of Hitchin Youth gives young people the chance to have their say and get involved with projects that are important to us. We are always looking for new members and would like to encourage as many people as possible along to take part in the talent contest.”

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