Judging panel unveiled for ‘Has High Peak Got Talent?’

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Tickets are still available for the ‘Has the High Peak Got Talent?’ show, which promises a fantastic evening of family entertainment.

A wide range of performers have already put their names forward to appear in the final of the annual talent competition, which will be held at the Pavilion Arts Centre in Buxton on Saturday April 25, from 7pm.

This year’s judging panel will include former North West Tonight reporter Colin Sykes, who is now a freelance trainer in TV and journalism and director of Buxton Opera House, and his wife Janette Sykes, a PR manager for VisitPeakDistrict and Derbyshire who is also a professional journalist. Barry Jarvis of the High Peak Radio breakfast show, and local singer and teacher Laura-Jayne Hunter, complete the judging line-up.

Winner of the adult category will receive £100, while first prize in the children’s section is £50, sponsored by CEMEX. Various other prizes include sessions in a recording studio and day out vouchers.

A raffle on the night will feature prizes including a signed Peter Andre photograph, coronation memorabilia, a computer tablet, cuddly toys and various hampers.

Proceeds from the event will support The Huntington’s Association.

Huntington’s is a rare progressive disease which affects only 6,000 to 10,000 people in the UK. It is also hereditary, so every child born to a parent carrying the faulty Huntington’s gene has a 50 per cent risk of inheriting the condition.

Tickets for the April 25 final are on sale via 07710 552 827, priced £5 for adults, £3 for children or £12 for a family ticket admitting two adults and two children.