Step Into The Limelight

Auditions announced for young performer contest

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Young people across the borough will have the chance to step into the limelight by taking part in the upcoming Wandsworth Young Performer of the Year competition.

Auditions for the annual celebration of local talent, which aims to showcase a diverse range of acts and genres, begin next month – and anyone aged 14 to 19 years old who either lives, studies or attends a youth club in Wandsworth can take part.

The contest is organised by Wandsworth Council’s arts and youth services teams, along with creative youth agency Industry In The Streets (IITS). Organisers are hoping to discover a wealth of hidden talent, including dancers, singers MCs, poets, musicians, beatboxers and comedians. Solo and group acts are welcome to take part.

Auditions begin on Saturday, December 7, and will take place in several venues across Wandsworth(see below).


Saturday, December 7 from 2pm – 6pm#
B AC (Battersea Arts Centre)
Lavender Hill
SW17 7BU

Wednesday, December 11 from 4pm – 8pm
Roehampton Youth Club

36 Holybourne Avenue,
SW15 4JE

Saturday, December 14 from 12pm – 4pm
Tooting Youth Hub
Beechcroft Road
SW17 7BU

Sunday, December 15 from 12pm – 4pm
World Heartbeat Music Academy
1st Floor, 58 Kimber Road
SW18 4PP
Participants should contact IITS directly to confirm their slot before the date of the auditions


The winner will be selected by a panel of industry judges at the final, which will take place at Wandsworth’s Civic Suite on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Prizes will be presented by the Mayor of Wandsworth and will consist of development packages including studio sessions.

You can register for an audition or arrange for someone from IITS to visit to your school, college or youth centre to present the project or deliver a taster session. Simply email call 07946 195 371.

November 23, 2013