Lord Mayor of Bradford's Festival of Talent 2015-16

Following on from the amazing results and success of the Lady Mayoress Festival of Talent in 2014-15, the new Lord Mayor, Cllr Joanne Dodds, has asked me, Elizabeth (Liz) Sharp, to organise a second Festival, to be called the ‘Lord Mayor’s Festival of Talent 2015-16'.

To do this, however, I need your help.  I need your amazing students to get involved!

The competition, which is free to enter, is aimed at all primary and secondary schools and further education colleges throughout the Bradford Metropolitan district, with semi- finals and finals held on separate nights providing sufficient schools get involved.

There is an amazing wealth of talent within our schools and it’s my mission to seek it out and give it a platform.  We want dancers, singers, instrumentalists, comedians, illusionists, magicians, soloists, duos, choirs, groups, bands…..  you get the picture.  This year we will have more defined sections in the competition for all the different disciplines.


The spirit of the Festival is that it must be student-led therefore the only stipulation is that all performances must originate from the performers themselves and not be created by teachers or parents.

The time-line will be much as before, with heats taking place within the schools, thus creating the semi-finalists, who will go on to perform in the Semi-Final competitions 8th,9th and 10th February 2016.

The Finals will be held on 8th March 2016, and will be as ‘showbizzy’ as we can make them, with the winners in each section taking part in the prestigious annual Schools’ Prom organised by the Music and Arts Service in St George’s Hall at the end of March as part of their prize.

Other prizes include trophies, certificates and a reception in City Hall to be hosted by the Lord Mayor of Bradford

Please consider allowing your school to be represented and encouraging your performers to take part. 

Entry forms are available here and can be obtained from Mrs Elizabeth (Liz) Sharp, Chair  or  Mr Emmerson Walgrove, Deputy Chair of the Lord Mayor of Bradford's Festival of Talent 2015-16 Committee



Published: 28/09/2015
Audience: Everyone
Contact: Emmerson Walgrove

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