Get involved in youth centre’s search for a star

FORGET Simon Cowell and the gang – organisers of a new show are out to prove that Hastings has got talent.

The Respond Academy, based in Silchester Mews, St Leonards, are looking for bands, dancers and singers to take part in Future Talent at St-Mary-in-the-Castle on March 26.

The winners on the day will get a professional photoshoot plus membership to the Respond Academy with help and support to develop their creative passions.

Anyone aged between 10 and 18 can enter and auditions take place this weekend and next weekend at Respond.

Auditionees should prepare their own performance and bring whatever music they need.

Dance pieces should be 90 seconds long, two minutes for singers and three minutes for bands.

There will be instant feedback from the judges and entrants will be told on the day whether they have made it through to the next stage.

Email or call Lauren on 01424 718235 to apply or to find out more information.

Anyone under 16 will need parental permission to enter.