The search is on for acts to take part in Harpenden’s Got Talent, a competition for anyone over the age of five.

The event, with the final next March, is being organised by High Street Methodist Church who hope it will be a showcase of the fabulous talent there is in Harpenden. It will also be in aid of two charities, Orphans Know More and Azalea.

The judging panel is made up of people with varied expertise, Mayor councillor Rosemary Farmer; Ernie Almond, BBC radio presenter; Catherine Denley, soprano and examiner for Trinity Music and Miriam Bold, principal of St Albans Dance Studio.

They have the difficult job of choosing the best eight acts from the auditions in January to take part in the live final on the evening of March 3. Tickets for this event will be available in February.

Councillor Rosemary Farmer, Mayor of Harpenden, says: “We hope that many individuals and groups will come forward to enter.

“It will be a fantastic event for the whole community to enjoy and great to be able to support two brilliant charities at the same time. I see so many people with amazing talent in my role as Mayor, here is the opportunity to find the very best.”

Entries have to be in by November 30 and full details can be found on the church’s website,, or by picking up a flyer and application from their reception desk. Alternatively email