Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Mayor's wishing for a star to boost charities

Fiona rutherford

frutherford.ct@gmail.com

THE Mayor of Newtownabbey has a cool -pound;1000 prize to give the winner of his Search for a Star.

Alderman Victor Robinson is hoping to be wowed by local talent with the final taking place on Friday, April 19, at Theatre at the Mill. Joining him on the evening will be a panel of celebrity judges to help him decide on Newtownabbey's next top talent.

"As Mayor I've witnessed many wonderful people with many fantastic talents," said Alderman Robinson as he launched the contest, "and I'm now looking for an act that stands out from the crowd and has that all-important WOW factor.

"The competition is open to anyone of any age and we want to see a wide range of acts. Whether you're a singer, a dancer, a group, a comedian -ndash; whatever your talent is, we want to see it!

"The competition is also open to those living outside the borough. All proceeds from the event will go to my three fantastic charities."

The winner of the competition will receive -pound;1000, with a 2nd prize of -pound;500 and a 3rd prize of -pound;250.

To enter the competition see www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/searchforastar/, then complete and submit the online application form by 4pm on Friday, February 22. A -pound;5 application fee, which goes to the Mayor's charities, must be paid online before your application will be fully submitted. Auditions will take place on Saturday March 9, 16 and 23 in the Abbey Centre, times to be confirmed.

Tickets (-pound;10) for the final in Theatre at the Mill are available at www.theatreatthemill.com, tel: 028 9034 0202.

All proceeds go to the Mayor's charities: The Alzheimer's Society, Epilepsy Action NI and Reach (Association for Children with Upper Limb Deficiency).

For further information visit www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/searchforastar/ or Tel 028 9034 0030.

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