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Good response to talent competition

PUBLISHED: 11:40 12 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:00 03 July 2010

THERE has been a favourable reaction to the Great Yarmouth talent contest which is being held at the

King's Centre, Queen Anne's Road, on Saturday, February 21, but organisers say they would like to hear from more people.

THERE has been a favourable reaction to the Great Yarmouth talent contest which is being held at the

King's Centre, Queen Anne's Road, on Saturday, February 21, but organisers say they would like to hear from more people.

Organiser Oliver Cruickshank from Community Connections said: “We are delighted that so many people have come forward but we know there is a lot more talent out there. We need comedians, magicians, dancers, singers, jugglers, choirs, musicians, and ventriloquists to enter the contest. We would like people to come along to the Kings Centre for their chance to enter our X-Factor style talent show audition.”

Entry costs are £1, and participants could win a cash prize of up to £125. The finals will be held at the Inspire-Aspire event taking place in March.

Oliver was speaking on Radio Yare's Afternoon Delight programme, jointly produced by the Mercury when he outlined details of the contest and the Inspire-Aspire event to be staged at the Marina Centre on March 7. The events are being organised by Great Yarmouth People, Community Connections and Great Yarmouth Local Strategic Partnership.

He said: “The final is to be staged at the Inspire-Aspire event when there will be a number of free activities available for children, including face painting, arts and crafts and games provided by Great Yarmouth's Children's Centres, and a free buffet style lunch will be provided.”

There will be local organisations present on the day to show the residents of Great Yarmouth what's on offer to help including training, skills, advice and support.

Oliver will be returning to the programme this afternoon to give an update on the entrants performing.

The contest is being held at the Kings Centre, Great Yarmouth from 11am-3pm on Saturday, February 21. For more information contact your local CLIP office or phone Community Connections on 01493 656372.

Also appearing on the radio programme this afternoon will be Carol Graham from Belton and District Historical Society.

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