Several months ago, the Hucknall 6th Form Centre was approached by the organisers of The Byron Festival and were asked if we would like to perform in this year’s “Hucknall’s Got Talent” event as part of the festivities.

Members of our after school theatre group jumped at the chance to showcase their considerable skill, and on Thursday 12th July, after a few weeks of planning and rehearsing, were able to perform on the stage in front of an appreciative audience.

Our students had a 20 minute slot, compered by Mrs Morris, who introduced Nardia Slack and Britany Smith in the first piece of the evening, a brilliant excerpt from Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

Following this, Mark Turner took to the stage to perform and sing two acoustic guitar songs. Nardia returned to give the crowd her own acoustic rendition of two popular songs, accompanying herself on the ukulele, and then the two students did a beautiful acoustic arrangement as a duet of With or Without You.

We completed our set with a dualogue about being lost, written and performed by Brit and Nardia, who had only put it together several hours before, to fill in some additional time that we had been given.

It was a real pleasure to be part of this fantastic community event and we really enjoyed watching all of the other acts who performed too.

Huge thanks and congratulations to The Byron Festival Committee and Ken Purslow, for a lovely evening.