Barnstaple’s Got Talent hits town again

16:13 21 February 2014

The contestants and judges from Barnstaple

The contestants and judges from Barnstaple's Got Talent last year.

Archant

Show returns for second year running on Saturday, March 29 in aid of the Mission Direct charity.

Children at the school in Uganda.Children at the school in Uganda.

HOPEFULS will be competing for the coveted title of Barnstaple’s Got Talent at a special charity variety show on Saturday, March 29.

A line up of 12 acts will be appearing at Holy Trinity Church in front of four judges from 7pm to raise money for Mission Direct.

Organiser Pamela Harvey is keen to repeat the success of last year and to support the Christian charity, which works to helps the world’s poorest people.

Mrs Harvey, Marie Shortt and Mark Shortt went to Kumi in Uganda last year to build two much needed classrooms, as the existing classrooms were packed with more than 140 children to one teacher in each.

Pamela Harvey helping construct the two new classrooms for a school in Uganda.Pamela Harvey helping construct the two new classrooms for a school in Uganda.

They also built a toilet facility and installed many Lifewater purification kits – meaning the children can now drink freshwater.

The group intend to return to Uganda this year.

Contestants at Barnstaple’s Got Talent will include singers Yazzy Chamberlain and Bethan Funning, plus puppet mayhem with Alien Spacelab Puppets and a bagpipe performance.

Entry to the event is free but a collection will be taken for Mission Direct.

Marie Shortt sews unattached buttons on to the school uniforms of Ugandan youngsters.Marie Shortt sews unattached buttons on to the school uniforms of Ugandan youngsters.

0 comments

Other Entertainment Stories

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Join Appledore Band for its Proms Concert on the Quay this Sunday (August 30) from 5.30pm, in St Mary’s Church if wet.

North Devon events from 27/08/15 to 02/09/15

Read more
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Join well known folk artist Barbara Dickson in Ilfracombe

Don’t miss Barbara Dickson and pianist Nick Holland in Torrington on Friday, September 11.

Read more
Monday, August 24, 2015
Last year's Big Sunday procession in Croyde.

Volkswagens flock to Croyde for Big Sunday event this bank holiday weekend.

Read more
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Folk legends Fairport Convention will be in Ilfracombe this November.

Ilfracombe Folk, Roots & World Music Festival, November 20-22.

Read more
Friday, August 21, 2015
Family entertainment at Fremington's Party at the Manor.

Party at the Manor in Fremington is looking to be a sell-out event once again.

Read more
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Love fish with Appledore Fish Summer School on Friday (August 21)

Events large and small from 20/08/15 to 26/08/15.

Read more
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Eric Martin, lead singer of Mr Big

Eric Martin, lead singer of the hit US band, is at North Devon Arena on Tuesday, August 25

Read more
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Join Radio Banksla at The Plough in Torrington on Monday (August 24)

Catch the fusion jazz group on Monday August 24 in Torrington.

Read more
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Events around North Devon from 13/08/15 to 19/08/15.

Read more
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Small Pond Productions’ latest Christmas show needs street urchins, workhouse waifs and volunteers

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Entertainment

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition


North Devon's trusted business finder