Breeze has talent

Breeze Has Talent 2020/2021

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The stage is yours . . .

Every year Breeze has Talent provides a platform to showcase some of the fantastic young, talented artists that we have here in our city. In 2020, despite the ongoing pandemic presenting some challenges the young artists of Leeds still came out in full (digital) force!

We managed to hold auditions online and live stream the first part of the competition. In 2021 the young finalists were able to join us at The Carriageworks Theatre to perform to both a live audience and an audience through live stream. This event saw a huge amount of talent by the young people of Leeds and the incredible Danny Kelly winning the final. 
Breeze is committed to supporting young people to develop their skills and nurture their talents.
Keep an eye here for information about the 2022 competition!!

What is Breeze has Talent all about?

Breeze has Talent is a talent competition for young people aged between 8 – 18. Now in its 13th year, Breeze has Talent has given almost 1,000 children and young people in Leeds the chance to shine and, for many winners, a stepping stone to greater things. Breeze has Talent has also become a regular point of call for the organisers of Britain’s Got Talent,  The X Factor  and now The Voice Kids UK.

Our aim is to provide a nurturing environment for those young people who enter the competition and although there are only three prizes our aim is for everyone who enters to feel like a winner.

What are the prizes?

The winner of Breeze has Talent will get opportunities to perform across the city! The winners will also receive prizes worth £300* – the 2nd Place act will receive prizes worth £200* – and the 3rd Place act will receive prizes worth £100*.

All BHT finalists have the opportunity to attend a boot camp weekender with professional artists to mentor them and will also have the opportunity to perform at other Breeze events, such as Breeze Busks, local Christmas light switch-on events, Breeze in the Park, Mini Breeze and The Christmas Experience at Lotherton Hall.

What’s next?

Watch this space for information about the 2022 competition! It could see you performing!
In the meantime you can watch last year’s finalists performance’s from Leeds Carriageworks.
You can also watch past live streams and performances on our Facebook, or the individual videos on our Youtube.

Meet the Breeze has Talent 2020/2021 judges

Breeze Has Talent judges

Stephanie Dobson

Stephanie is the dance facilitator for Dance Action Zone Leeds, she has danced from the age of 12 and taught since she was 16. She has danced professionally for a number of years including music videos, commercials and corporate events. Steph also loves to sing and play guitar and performed at many weddings, hotels and holiday camps!

Henna Angus is the founding director of Paramount Music; a platform providing emerging artists with showcases and opportunities to develop dreams into careers. Paramount Music and Henna have previously worked with organisations and brands such as BBC Radio 1xtra, Leeds City Council, Leeds International Festival, Heart FM, Leeds City College, Accent Clothing and Jägermeister to name a few.

Sheila Howarth was voted the city’s most inspiring teacher in the Yorkshire Evening Post awards. She has devoted her working life to supporting and inspiring young performers in her roles at the Leeds City Academy, The Leeds Playhouse and through her work with the West Indian Carnival.