Gifted youngsters took to the stage last weekend to showcase their skills at the first ever Radcliffe’s Got Talent.

On Saturday, October 21, 17 young people ‘shone like stars’ at St Phillip's Community Centre in an ‘outstanding’ celebration of skill.

Singers, dancers, guitarists and a poet all performed to a crowd of around 100 people, including the head judge, Will Edgar, from Bolton

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Will, who made it to the final of this years 'The Voice kids’, praised community groups for putting on the event. 

One of the organisers, Steve Goodman he still cant believe how well it went.

He said: “I can’t believe how many turned up to support us and it is something we would love to do again next year.

“It was a great afternoon, and it went super, everyone loved it and even after it had finished we had more money being pledged to doing another event next year – it felt so good.”

The show was co-organised by Steve, the founder of Liv’s Trust, set up in memory of Olivia Campbell-Hardy, who was killed in the Manchester Arena terror attack.

The trust aims to help under-25s in Greater Manchester get help and receive education in music and dance.

Growing Together Radcliffe also played a crucial role in bringing the event to life alongside the Hear me Roar music Club.

Tina Harrison MBE, from Growing Together Radcliffe said: “There were 14 acts, 17 young people and each received an award and a goody bag  presented by our Neighbourhood Police.

“The winner of the competition, Olivia, will perform at The Rock Bury Christmas light switch on November 4 from 2pm until 5pm.”

Will Edgar, who lives in Bolton and busks in Bury and Lancashire was head judge and also did a rendition of ' Wonderwall ' in the interval.

Other judges included Jackie Gray, the Deputy Principal at the Northern Ballet School and Maddie Hamilton, who was a member of Liv's Trust before starting a performing arts course.

Will said: “I was really honoured to be asked to be a judge for the Radcliffe's got Talent show.

“Liv’s trust is an amazing organisation offering help and support to the young people of Radcliffe and this was just one way of them letting the young people show off their talent in a safe environment.

“The talent was outstanding with singers, musicians, dancers and poets with an array of talents on display.

“An amazing day”.

Following the event, Steve said: “We have had a new member come to the girls and boys club after the show which is always great.

“Everyone was supportive, music really brings people together.

“Well done to everyone who took part”.