Spotlight – The Big North Lincolnshire Talent Show

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On behalf of The Mayors Appeal Fund

Live auditions for the talent show took place at The Plowright Theatre in January with 35 talented acts who attended. The theatre was filled with energy, enthusiasm and some truly incredible performances and we felt very privileged to watch it….well done and thank you to all who came!

But, as with any competition, there could only be 12 acts who made it through to our final show and who will take to the stage at the Baths Hall on Saturday 20th April.

Our judges have deliberated.

It was a very tough decision, but the finalists have been chosen…

Who made it through?

Keep following Scunthorpe Theatres on Facebook as we will be revealing all 12 finalists over the coming weeks.

We will also be announcing exciting updates about the show over the coming months but be sure to expect a night full of entertainment – song, dance, music and laughter and with people in our community at the very heart of it. The event will take place at The Baths Hall on Saturday 20 April 2024. Please come along and show your support for our potential stars of the future and to help raise money for the Mayors charities. Find out more about these very worthy charities and how to donate to the Mayor’s Appeal.

Book your tickets here for what is going to be a truly inspirational evening .

Three girls singing into hairbrushes at home

Young man performing a card trick

Two young boys and one young girl playing musical instruments

group of teenage men and women dancing

The Mayor’s Appeal Fund 2023 – 2024

The Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Councillor Janet Longcake, is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support and the Bosom Family Support charities.

Macmillan Cancer Support – Registered Charity 261017

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If you or a member of your family is affected by cancer, the Macmillan Information Support Centre can offer you free and confidential information in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Whether you have questions about prevention, I’ve just been diagnosed or are living with or beyond cancer the Macmillan team are there to help.

They offer access to counselling, benefits advice, self help and support, practical support, courses and workshops.
Services offered include ‘look good, feel better’ sessions, signposting to other services, benefits and financial advice, bereavement support, information resources, befriending and counselling.

The support centre based in Scunthorpe General Hospital is accessible to North Lincolnshire residents should they need help or advice. Donations help to make sure Macmillan can keep delivering critical support through specialist Macmillan nurses, doctors and other health professionals.

Hope House Bosom Family Support BFS – registered charity 1169020

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Our charity offers help and support to individuals and families when a cancer diagnosis has been given, this can be in a variety of ways, and we support people both during and after their treatment.

Based at our Community Hub, Hope House which opened in September 2019, provide the following services:

  • support groups
  • counselling
  • holistic therapies
  • meal delivery service.

We also run many community activity groups to promote wellbeing and to reach out into the community beyond those affected by cancer.

At BFS, we’re all about community spirit and supporting one another. Our three original support groups are now based at Hope House.

They are:

  • bosom family support group
  • life rafts group for young adults and children
  • the bosom bells choir.

We now have qualified counsellors who run free sessions funded by our charity. These counselling sessions are available to any member of the family with issues related to cancer or bereavement, subject to referral.

At Hope House we also have a fantastic treatment room to facilitate holistic therapies to individuals undergoing cancer treatment. This is a great way to enhance wellbeing during a very physically and emotionally challenging time.

Finally, we have a weekly programme of activities, ranging from arts and crafts to flower arranging, and many others in between. Anyone in the local community is welcome to come along to these sessions and have fun whilst learning new skills and making new friends.


If you are organising your fund-raising event and wish to support the Mayor’s Appeal Fund, please contact:

North Lincolnshire Council
Civic Office – Church Square House
30-40 High Street
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6NL
telephone: 01724 296346
e-mail: mayoral.services@northlincs.gov.uk