Spotlight – The Big North Lincolnshire Talent Show

Spotlights lighting up a stage with the words Spotlight Talent Show in yellow text

On behalf of The Mayors Appeal Fund

People of North Lincolnshire – are you ready? We are incredibly excited to announce a new event coming to The Baths Hall on 20 April 2024 – Spotlight! (The Big North Lincolnshire Talent Show)

We encourage everybody who lives in North Lincolnshire who has a talent to share, to enter for their chance to take the spotlight on stage and be in a chance to win the grand prize of £1000.

We are looking for people with any kind of talent – singers, dancers, musicians, acrobats, magicians, jugglers, comedians, dog whisperers…. Will you be the one to astound us?

With a major prize to be won, we will be searching for the best hidden stars of North Lincolnshire to take part in a spectacular final show at The Baths Hall on Saturday 20 April 2024. So start honing your skills now and Save The Date.

Monday 11 September 2023 at 10am – applications open.

Enter by clicking the ‘Enter the competition now’ link below. From there you will be taken to an application form which will need completing and submitting along with a short video clip of your talent (please refer to the terms of entry below).

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 31 October 2023 at 7pm.

Applications will be shortlisted on Wednesday 1 November 2023 by a judging panel consisting of local people within the arts and successful entrants will be invited to the live auditions which will take place in January 2024.

Tickets for the show will be available to purchase from November.

Terms of Entry

  • You must not already be working as a paid professional for the talent that you are showcasing!
  • There are no age limits to enter but children 16 years and under must have a permission form completed by parent or guardian if invited to the audition stage.
  • You must be a current resident of North Lincolnshire to enter this competition.
  • Auditions must be kept to a maximum of two minutes long.

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

Bosom Family Support logo

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