Irthlingborough to host district talent show

Rev Richard Coles
Rev Richard Coles

East Northants District residents are being urged put on their glad rags to support the first district charity talent show.

Following the success of TV talent shows, District chairman Cllr Marika Hillson and her team of Cllr Caroline Cross, Sue Walker and Paul Hudson are staging the first District Charity Talent Show to be held on the November 14.

Eighties pop sensation turned Anglican priest the Reverend Richard Coles will host the event at Huxlow School in Irthlingborough.

Mr Coles, the only vicar in the UK to have topped the hit parade, will be taking to the limelight to compere and perform a ‘surprise number’.

Acts signed up for the show are being championed to show off their talents by their local mayors from all over the East Northants area.

The six acts will pitch their talents against each other to see who will be crowned the best in the area.

Representing the Mayor of Irthlingborough, Cllr Alan Short, will be singing sensation Tracey Barker.

Raunds Mayor Cllr Helen Howell has nominated Bella Voce performing with keyboard and singing.

Appalachian dance team, The Tap & Sync and Bathwater Band, will perform their traditional moves invited by the Mayor of Oundle Cllr Paul King while Thrapston’s mayor Cllr Valerie Carter has nominated chanteuse Sophie Waring to sing her heart out for her town.

Street dancer Tristan Knott hopes his popping and locking skills will wow the judges as he battles on behalf of Mayor of Rushden Cllr Kaye Rawlins.

The winner will take home the talent show title as well as the first prize of £200 provided by sponsor Spire Homes.

A celebrity raffle will be held with prizes donated by well known stars and guests can enjoy a licensed bar, olde fashioned sweet shop, ice cream parlour and other food stalls.

Proceeds will go to the Royal British Legion & KGH’s phototherapy unit for jaundiced babies. Tickets £10 Adults, OAP £8, and U18’s £5 available from 01832 742198.