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Castle Vale’s Got Talent (2015) – community talent show returns to Greenwood Academy

posted 19 Mar 2015, 03:58 by Rob Jukes   [ updated 19 Mar 2015, 03:58 ]

Castle Vale’s Got Talent (CVGT)
is back for its seventh consecutive year, with the competition’s first round of open auditions to be held at Greenwood Academy on Saturday 14th March – between 10am and 12noon.

Performers of all ages will be competing for a place in the 2015 talent contest, where one winner will walk off with a series of prizes – including professional recording time at the Milico affiliated Summerfield Studios, alongside a cash award from local business & CVGT patrons.

Previous winners of Castle Vale’s Got Talent include local singer Michael Hayes*, who was subsequently picked up by Sony Records, and dance protégé Jak Tuite Leach* who recently won £250,000 in the SKY TV talent show Got to Dance.

Over the years many Castle Vale’s Got Talent contestants have gone on to pursue serious careers in the arts & entertainment industries, using the local but established competition as a stepping stone to professional performing. Last year’s winner, actress/singer Laura Green*, recently graduated from the Ormiston Drama School in Birmingham.

Alongside Trevor Evans*, Greenwood Academy’s Communities Manager & CVGT compère, Laura Green* has returned to Castle Vale’s Got Talent – this time to judge the 2015 contest’s first round open auditions on Saturday 14th March.

Speaking about Castle Vale’s Got Talent, Trevor Evans* says: “It’s a huge community event, with entrants from all over the Tyburn Ward and wider city taking part. Greenwood Academy are proud to host Castle Vale’s Got Talent - it’s always a great show; it’s one of those events people of all ages and stages can really enjoy.

And whilst many of the contestants take part just for fun and the experience, each year there are a few exceptional entrants that get their chance to shine. Castle Vale’s Got Talent has been a surprising spring board for performers in the past; it’s genuinely exciting to see new faces take part.”

Castle Vale’s Got Talent will be holding its first round open auditions at Greenwood Academy on Saturday March 14th, between 10am-12noon. People wishing to enter should arrive, ready to perform, to register no later than 11am.

Successful entrants will be invited to compete in the final live round of on April 29th, to be held at Greenwood Academy. For more information please email Greenwood Academy’s Communities Manager & CVGT compère, Trevor Evans, on TEvans@greenwoodacademy.org