Press Release – June 2015
LEICESTER’S TALENT SHOW BACK IN THE CITY FOR 2015!
Leicester’s biggest and best talent show is back and it’s better than ever! Now in its fourth year, the annual show is set to return to give a platform for local young people to showcase their talents.
X Factor 2013 winner Sam Bailey opened the entry to this year’s Leicester’s Got Talent show, which will be held on Saturday 28th November 2015 from 11am – 4pm. The free entry event at The Y Theatre is open this year to participants as young as 8 years old.
With entries open from now until the 9th of November, anyone between the ages of 8 to 25 can participate. If you are an aspiring MC, dancer or singer, enter now at: www.leicestersgottalent.com
The winning prize up for grabs is an iPad for the overall winner. Each of the three categories – MC, dance and singing – will also have its own champion who will walk away with £200 worth of vouchers.
This year’s show will kick off in style at 11am, where audience members will be treated to a jam-packed afternoon of entertainment. The aim of the competition is to bring the community together and celebrate young local talented performers.
Organised by Pukaar News and Anand & Daewoo International, Leicester’s Got Talent 2015 is being held in partnership with the independent charity Crimestoppers and Leicestershire Police.
Chief Constable, Simon Cole, said; “Every year I am enormously impressed by the quality of the acts and the time and commitment young people put into rehearsing and performing. Leicester’s Got Talent is a great way of celebrating what the young people in our city and county can do and I am proud that Leicestershire Police is able to support this fantastic event.”
Romail Gulzar, Event Organiser and Chair for Crimestoppers, commented: “I cannot believe we are in the fourth year of the show. It has been amazing to see the range of performers we have had over the past few years. This year I am excited to see what new talent Leicester has to offer.”
Sue Langley, Head of Regions for Crimestoppers, said “This is a brilliant event for the young people of Leicester who will not only have the chance to perform on stage, but will be able to walk away with some top prizes.
“I am delighted that Crimestoppers is key to making this event happen each year and hope that, by supporting Leicester’s Got Talent, it will raise awareness of the importance of giving information on criminal activity in their communities. Crimestoppers’ anonymous service gives people the confidence to report criminal activity without having to reveal their identity.”
Note to editors:
Following the success of Leicester’s Got Talent in 2012, 2013 and 2014, Pukaar News has once again teamed up with Anand & Daewoo International and in association with Crimestoppers and Leicestershire Police to bring Leicester’s Got Talent 2015 back to the city. This free event is designed to give a platform for young performers and bring the community together in a fun and safe environment. There are three categories – MC, Singing and Dance – and anyone aged 8-25 years old can enter. Entries close on 9th November 2015.
Pukaar News is an independent local news agency covering local news stories across Leicester and the wider Leicestershire area. Pukaar News also distributes to major news networks across the UK and internationally, and owns quarterly publication Pukaar Magazine and media relations company Pukaar PR.
Anand & Daewoo International is a leading wholesale trade distributor of battery and blank media products. Based in Leicester, they supply to major high street and online retailers and offer a national delivery service across the UK and Europe.
Crimestoppers is an independent crime-fighting service that allows people to contact them anonymously to report crime without the fear of retribution. The national charity promises never to ask caller’s identities and uses the information to catch criminals and aid the law enforcement services.
Leicestershire Police is a local police service dedicated to protecting the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 24-hours a day, 365-days of the year.
Venue: The Y Theatre, 7 East Street, City Centre, Leicester LE1 6EY
Date: Saturday 28th November 2015
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