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Events R Talented auditions in north easier with Manchester venue

Event R Talented, a meeting and events industry fundraising talent competition for anyone in the industry, has released details of its northern audition.

Now in its second year of fundraising, Events R Talented has announced it will be holding an audition in the north of England at The Midland Hotel in Central Manchester on Wednesday 9 October. The London audition will be held at Chelsea Football Club’s “Under the Bridge” venue on Wednesday 4 September.

Previously, auditions were only held in London, making it difficult for industry professionals in the north to attend.

“We are so pleased to be hosting auditions in Manchester and a big thank you to David Walker of The Midland for hosting us,” Graeme Saunders, co-founder of Events R Talents said.

“Our thanks also go to Meeting Needs for helping us facilitate our fund-raising again this year.”

To enter the auditions, there is a one-off cost of £50. Every penny of that fee will be donated to Buses4Homeless which is this year’s selected charity.

Three successful auditionees who make it to the finals will get the opportunity to perform at the Evcom Awards, while the winner with will get to perform to a crowd of 1,300 at the M&IT Awards and be flown to a Sandals & Beach Holidays resort in the Caribbean to perform to guests.

In addition to the entry cost, funds are also being raised via a specially recorded song, written and performed by last year’s Events R Talented winner, Eiza Murphy. This song can be downloaded here for a cost of £10.

Dan Atkins, co-founder of Buses4Homeless, said: “We absolutely love the song and everything it stands by. A huge thanks to Eiza, Ken and the team for all their hard work and support. We greatly appreciate it.

“Money raised will go towards fitting a commercial kitchen so we can teach homeless people to prepare and cook nutritious meals for themselves and others.”

Last year, the initiative raised £6,000 and is hoping to raise £9,000 this year. To be a part of the fundraising experience and to showcase your talents, sign up to the auditions here.

“We really look forward to our auditions in Manchester and seeing the North shine!” added Saunders.