Talent show proves we can sing, dance, anything!

The Village Idiots, who won the Adult Section of Heptonstall's Got Talent 2011
The Village Idiots, who won the Adult Section of Heptonstall's Got Talent 2011

COMEDY, singing and dancing were just some of the ways in which Heptonstall proved it had talent.

The contest, now in its second year, was held at Heptonstall Bowling Club and a total of £300 was raised for Cancer Research.

Thirteen acts performed in front of a panel of three judges - who passed comments - but the audience of around 150 voted for the eventual winners.

Comedians Bethany Waring and Grace Powell took the top prize in the junior section and The Village Idiots - who performed The River dance, were crowned as the winners in the adult section.

Heather Stanton, an organiser and judge, said: “It was great to get the community together because big events are pretty rare in Heptonstall.

“It was a great night and we’d like to thank everyone who was involved, especially Heptonstall Bowling Club who let us use their facilities.”

Second place in the junior section went to guitarists Martha and Eleanor, while runner up in the adult section was Nic Matchett with a Kate Bush medley. Other acts included singers, dancers, comedians, musicians and everyone who took part received a prize.

Fellow organiser and judge Ruth Hardy said: “We were delighted by the quality of talent we saw. Everyone should feel really proud that they contributed to a great night and also raised money for Cancer Research.”