Every year Breeze has Talent provides a platform to showcase some of the fantastic young, talented artists that we have here in our city. Breeze is committed to supporting young people to develop their skills and nurture their talents.
Auditions will open on Monday 4th April 2022
2022 auditions will be held virtually via a private Facebook group.
Step 1 – Download the application and consent from below
Step 2 – Complete the forms and return to firstname.lastname@example.org Instructions on how to upload your audition video will follow
Step 3 – Upload your audition video by Tuesday 31st May 2022
Our expert judges will give feedback and decide which talented youngsters will make it through to the Heats.
If selected you would go through to the Heats and would need to be available to perform on one of two selected dates in August 2022. The Finals will be held on Sunday 16th October at the Carriageworks Theatre.
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.
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*.
For 22 years Sally Coe performed as half of the Comedy Magic double act ‘Sonny Hayes & Co’, appearing around the world at festivals, clubs, theatres, circus and on cruise ships. The duo also appeared on TV shows in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, France, Chile and Argentina. As visual comedians they supported some of the top names of the day including Cannon & Ball, Lenny Henry, Neil Innes and Dame Edna Everidge. In 1998 Sally hung up her Tu-tu and the second half of her career was with Leeds City Council, where the main highlights were planning and stage managing the Millennium Square show for Nelson Mandela’s visit to the city, followed by 16 years managing the Breeze Team including launching the first BHT in 2008. She retired in 2020 and is honoured to be asked back to join our team of judges for this year’s competition.
Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Chapel FM Arts Centre, Tony came to Leeds from Chicago where he previously worked as director of the WFMT Radio Network, producing arts radio programmes and documentaries for radio stations around the world and served as director of the Studs Terkel Radio Archive a collection of 5,000+ radio programmes made by the legendary oral historian and radio DJ from Chicago. He has worked as a performer, director, writer and staff member with a number of experimental theatre companies in Chicago such as Redmoon Theatre, The Neo-Futurists, Theatre Oobleck and Prop Thtr, served as president of the board of Opera-Matic and worked for the Grant Park Music Festival / Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. He studied Journalism, Chinese and Theatre at university. He is a board member of the Charles Parker Archive and involved in many oral history/radio archive projects.