Balsall’s Got the Voice – 2015 competition launch!

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Balsall Common Festival organisers are gearing up for the start of this year’s Balsall’s Got the Voice, with a sequence of first round qualifying heats that gets underway on Friday 17th April 2015 at The Berkswell and District Royal British Legion.

 

Organisers were keen to capitalise on the success of last year’s inaugural competition which unearthed an array of talent, a contingent of which have already advanced significantly since September’s Finals. Balsall Common Festival Chairman Craig Burgess picks up the story:

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Balsall Common Festival helps local causes

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Carl Stokes (John Shepherd Select and Select Lettings) – backed the Festival as Main Sponsor [image courtesy of Bill Fine]
The local community came together in unprecedented fashion on Saturday 20th September for the Balsall Common Festival, with approximately 4000 enjoying the party atmosphere across two sites during the day.

 

Residents took to the streets from around midday to witness around 475 runners, including former British Rugby Lion Tim Stimpson, participating in Balsall Common’s inaugural Fun Run. The crowds then flocked to The Lant for the fete, market and Party in the Park, complete with children’s activities and wide range of music and entertainment.
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Singer Paris dedicates song to Facebook fans

'Stay With Me' says Paris to fans
‘Stay With Me’ says Paris to fans

19 year old singer-songwriter Paris Georgia generously handed over some of her creative process to Facebook fans by inviting them to choose her latest Song of the Month, a cover of Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’, released last night.

 

The former Heart of England School pupil is no stranger to the limelight, with appearances at Wembley Arena under her belt already and collection of original material studio-recorded previously in 2013. Paris is already well-known on the local music scene, but is enjoying a big surge in followers locally, following performances in Balsall’s Got the Voice through August and September, as part of this year’s Balsall Common Festival celebrations.

 
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