Have you got the talent for Breeze?

Kirsty White, the overall winner of last year's Breeze competition.
Kirsty White, the overall winner of last year's Breeze competition.

Talented young people are being urged to enter the popular Breeze has Talent competition by signing up for auditions taking place this weekend

Leeds City Council is searching for people to audition for this year’s contest, in partnership with Trinity Leeds, and this year the hunt is on for young people aged eight to 19 who are gifted musicians, singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, jugglers – in fact anything which will entertain the crowds.

Auditions are taking place this Sunday, June 15, at Trinity Leeds shopping centre, where an expert panel of judges will select the top acts from the audition day to go forward to compete in the heats during Breeze on Tour 2014. The judges will be scoring all acts for originality, stage presence and technique and the chosen acts from the heats will to go forward to the Breeze has Talent 2014 final later in the year.

People can apply for an audition slot at www.breezeleeds.org/breezehastalent

This is the seventh annual Breeze Has Talent competition and previous finalists have gone on to perform professionally both locally and across the country. The overall winner of the competition will join the stars on stage at the Leeds Christmas Lights Switch on as well as receiving a prize tailored to help them progress with their performing career.

All those who take part will be offered further performing opportunities through Breeze and the heats of this year’s competition will take place at this summer’s Breeze on Tour events which will take place at Temple Newsam, Roundhay Park and Kirkstall Abbey.

Breeze has Talent is open to all young people living within the Leeds Metropolitan boundaries and aged between eight and 19.

Coun Jane Dowson, deputy executive board member responsible for learning said: “There are so many talented young people in Leeds we don’t want anyone to miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

“The standard of competition has been very high over the past few years and it is always really encouraging to see our young people demonstrating what they can do.

“As a child friendly city we will continue to support and nurture that talent and will be doing all we can to help every young person across the city to fulfil their potential.”