Talented performers take to stage in Fenland Has Talent auditions

TALENTED performers took to the stage last night in the hope of securing a coveted place at June’s glitzy Fenland Has Talent final.

Around 30 acts were expected to perform at March Town Hall in the hope of securing one of the 12 slots in next month’s final at the Braza in March. Entrants - including solo singers, dancing duos and a beatboxer - were all given five-minute audition slots to impress a judging panel which included March singer/songwriter Bondy.

The chosen finalists will now appear at the competition’s showcase event on June 9 in front of a panel of judges which includes last year’s winner Luci Collins, John Elworthy, editor of the Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard and competition sponsor, Danny Boome of Boome Hair and Beauty in Whittlesey.

Tickets are now on sale for the grand final of the competition - which is backed by Fenland Arts and the March Town Summer Festival committee - at a cost of �5. They can be bought from Fenland Arts’ Box Office and also at the Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard’s office in High Street, March.

All money raised from ticket sales will towards Fenland Arts’ Peter Hewitt Fund, named after one of the founder members of the association who died in 2009.

Mr Hewitt was awarded an MBE in 2007 for his services to the community of March and was widely known for his dedicated service to a number of groups throughout the town. Talented acts from Fenland looking to develop themselves can apply for grants to help pay for their training or equipment.

For more information about the fund visit www.fenlandarts.org.uk.

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• For a full round-up from last night’s auditions, including a gallery of photographs, visit the website tomorrow.

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