Talented Thame residents have a chance to show off their skills once again as a popular talent show returns.
Now in its fourth year, Thame’s Got Talent has raised nearly £3,000 for charity and organisers hope to build on this by encouraging more acts to take part.
New categories, including best school act, have been created to get more people involved, with organisers hoping this year will be the ‘biggest and best’ event yet.
Michele Pethers, owner of Chinnor’s Crash Records, said ‘the door is open to everyone’, with choirs, musicians and soloists all welcome to take part.
She said: “Thame’s Got Talent is a fantastic event for the town which really shows off the array of talent on our doorstep.
“We had a wonderful mix of acts taking part last year, providing first-class entertainment for the judges and crowd on the day.”
Categories in the competition include overall winner, best band, best under 15s and best over 35s.
Around 20 acts took part at The Spread Eagle Hotel last year from singers and rock bands to gymnasts and dancers, including overall winner Sam Hemmings, 16, with his performance as ‘Boogaloo’.
This year’s lucky winner will get to perform at Thame’s Music in the Park.
Funds raised by the event go towards the Florence Nightingale Hospice.
Jenni Middleton, of dance group Raw Diva who finished second last year, said it was a ‘brilliant’ event with a ‘great atmosphere’.
To find out more or register to take part visit www.thamesgottalent.co.uk