The first heat of Calderdale Pride’s talent contest got underway on Saturday 3rd December at Bar Place with the Mayor of Calderdale, Nader Fekri opening the evening’s events.
Pride Volunteer, Vikki Kitson said “Pride's Got Talent is a first for us and was a huge success which totally exceeded our expectations”. "All our contestants put on a fantastic and fun evening's entertainment for the crowd, and the audience were really supportive throughout”.
Following the success of the evening, the second heat of Pride’s Got Talent will be held on Saturday 25th February at Bar Place in Hebden Bridge. “We’re proud to showcase some of the best talent around, including a previous Britain's Got Talent star, and we’d be thrilled to invite performers from all backgrounds along to our next heat in February” said Vikki.
The winners from both heats will go through to compete in our grand final in March, with the overall winner of Pride’s Got Talent bagging themselves a £100 cash prize and the opportunity to perform at Pride 2012. “So whether you’re a dancer, singer, drag artist or comedian, we’d be really pleased to welcome you along to the second heat in February” Vikki added.
All contestants must be aged 18 years or over. For all contestant enquiries, please contact Pride’s Got Talent at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calderdale Pride held a raffle which raised all-important funds towards Pride 2012, and would sincerely like to thank Bar Place, the Victoria Theatre, Sainsbury's in Halifax, Fresh, and Simply Flowers in Brighouse for generously donating raffle prizes.
Article: December 2011 www.calerdalepride.org.uk
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