The City of Bradford Festival of Talent 2018

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Following on from the amazing results and success of the Lady Mayoress’ Festival of Talent in 2015, Lord Mayor’s Festival of Talent 2016 and the City of Bradford Festival of Talent 2017, we are organising a fourth Festival for 2018.

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 the primary semi-final to be held on Friday 2nd February 2018 and the secondary semi-final to be held on Friday 9th February 2018, with the finals being held on Friday 9th March 2018, all starting at 6pm, venue to be confirmed at a later date.

There is an amazing wealth of talent within our schools and further education colleges, it is 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.

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.

Donations on all the evenings will be collected in aid of the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit (PSBRU) based at the University of Bradford, was founded by Professor Dave Sharpe following the fire disaster at the Bradford City Football Club in 1985

Winners from the Final held on 9 March 2018 will perform at the prestigious Schools’ Prom 2018.

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

By registering your school’s act(s), you are confirming that you will be able to host the heats in your schools and that your pupils will be available on Friday 2 February 2018 for the primary semi-finals or the secondary semi-final on Friday 9 February 2018 and Friday 9 March 2018 for the finals.

Entry for audience members on the nights of the primary semi-final on Friday 2 February, secondary semi-final on Friday 9 February and the final on Friday 9 March 2018, is by free ticket which can be booked by visiting:

For further details please contact us at:

If you would like to register your school for the festival, please complete the registration form below by Friday 15 December 2017.

Many thanks

Elizabeth Sharp (Chair), Claire Heathcliff (Deputy Chair) & Emmerson Walgrove (Deputy Chair)


Published: 04/10/2017
Audience: Governors, Headteachers, Music Teachers, Performing Arts
Contact: Elizabeth Sharp (Chair) and Emmerson Walgrove (D

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