Time’s running out to show Hackney you’ve got the ‘X-factor’

If you think you’re the next big singing sensation, you need to register by Saturday January 8 for the borough’s ‘I’m In’ talent contest.

Auditions take place for the ITV X-Factor style talent show on Saturday January 15 in Hoxton Hall in Hoxton Street, and you need to register by Saturday January 8 to take part.

Discover Young Hackney wants to find five 13-19 year old singers to headline in the ‘I’m In’ talent contest on 4 February 2011 - the official launch of Discover Young Hackney 2011, the borough’s free youth arts and culture festival.

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “Hackney is full of talented young people, and the ‘I’m In’ talent contest gives you an opportunity to get on stage and show an audience what you’ve got.

“It’s also a great way to open the Council’s Discover Young Hackney festival.”

Discover Young Hackney, now in its fifth year, promotes participation and training in the arts for young people through a range of taster sessions and workshops run by creative professionals in music, dance, radio, art, literature, photography, design, singing, film and theatre.

The festival also showcases some of the best of the borough’s cultural industries.

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If you want the chance to show that you’ve what it takes, solo artist or groups need to register by Saturday January 8 by contacting Shawandedwards@hotmail.co.uk

The Discover Young Hackney Festival runs from February 4-28 2011.

To find out more visit www.discoveryounghackney.com