High Town really has got talent

As the warmer weather moves us closer to this year’s High Town Festival in the summer we have a quick look back to December last year where a crowd of enthusiastic supporters cheered on the participants in the first ever High Town’s Got Talent event which took place just before Christmas on Saturday 17th December.

The winners, singer-songwriter duo Badgers & Rum, aka Pixie Styx and Dave Pike, received a cheque for £50 and the opportunity to have a spot at the High Town Festival in 2017. Speaking after their victory, Pixie said: “The level of talent that has been here – it was so unexpected, it was unreal.”

A jury of Luton luminaries, comprising singer Corene Campbell of Voices With Soul, actor Nish Nathwani from BBC1 hit comedy Citizen Khan and 33Jazz label owner Paul Jolly chose the pairing over seven other acts.
The competition, held at the Hightown Community Sports & Arts Centre, was the first one organised by residents’ association Friends of High Town (FoHT). FoHT Chair David Landau said: “We got money from Luton Borough Council’s Participatory Budget scheme to run this as a one-off community event. However, it has been so much fun that we are thinking of doing it again and reaching out to even more people who would like a chance to appear at the High Town Festival.”

Anyone interested in sponsoring a future event should get in touch on info@friendsofhightown.org

 

Watch a short video below recapping the event and don’t forget to mark Saturday 1st July in your diary for this year’s High Town Festival. Find out more at hightownfestival.org

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