Leading Link are delighted to have received substantial funding from Northumberland County Council's Community Chest scheme towards a solar powered and renewable energy trailer.
Since announcing the event on Facebook an amazing amount of people who want to come to this event, we have recently announced our travel and media partners. Our travel partner is Tyne Idols who will be shuttling visitors from park and ride locations in Bedlington with their yellow double decker bus. On the bus entertaining visitors is Keith Newman playing songs and broadcasting live on Radio Northumberland. Our media partners are Radio Northumberland and Dan TV UK who is broadcasting live from 1:00pm – 5:00pm with all the entertainment and interviews from the day. We hope to see you there! To book disabled parking bays on the day please fill out the form at: www.plesseywoodstrail.weebly.com/grand-opening Booking ends 30th March.
Random Acts North and Leading Link are hosting a workshop for young people (aged 16-24) interested in applying to make a short film as part of the Random Acts training programme, which offers you the opportunity to have your film broadcast on Channel 4.
During the workshop you will learn techniques to help you generate your own short film idea and transform it into an ambitious 3 minute screenplay, as well as meet the team delivering Random Acts and get real advice on how to improve your chances of being commissioned.
We’re looking for young creatives with exciting ideas, so whatever your experience or background, if you think you have what it takes to make a Random Act then we want to hear from you - no previous filmmaking experience is necessary !
To find out more and apply visit www.randomactsnorth.org or watch previous Random Acts commissions at www.randomacts.channel4.com/
We are delighted to announce the return of the popular Northumberland’s Got Talent – and the search is on to find the next North East star.
Auditions are due to take place on Thursday 30th June 2016, setting the stage for the semi-final on Friday 15th July on a big outdoor stage in Gallagher Park on the eve of Northumberland Live Bedlington meets The Big Event 5. The 3 finalists will then share the stage with Johnny Hates Jazz and Modern Romance on Saturday 16th July where one will be crowned NGT winner 2016.
Previous winners of the competition have included singer Chloe Wealleans-Watts and ‘Cat in the Hat’ Lucy Conroy, both who have gone on to star on professional stages. We are delighted that Blyth born Connor Scott, recent winner of BBC Young Dancer of the Year in 2015 also lays claim to winning the NGT title. Lyn Horton, Manager of Leading Link, said: “Northumberland’s Got Talent is in its ninth year, and looking at those that have won the competition, its success speaks for itself.”
Auditions for Northumberland’s Got Talent will take place on a timeslot system on Thursday 30th June between 3.30pm and 6:00pm at The Lodge, which is on the grounds of St Benet Biscop High School in Bedlington, Northumberland - you must book beforehand.
To apply to audition, simply fill in the online form at http://bit.do/ngtapply or contact the Leading Link team on 01670 820088 - somebody will be in touch to confirm your place.
As per last year, there are limited audition spaces available and no individual can appear in more than one act.
“This year The Big Event 5 moves from the traditional Atlee Park to Gallagher Park to partner up with Northumberland Live Bedlington. So this competition is a fantastic opportunity to show off your talents on a massive stage and the final three will be able to battle it out whilst sharing a stage with many well-known stars and a potential audience of 5,000+.”
“Whether you audition and take part, support a friend or family member, or simply come along for a good day under the sun, you cannot afford to miss The Big Event meets Northumberland Live Bedlington this year.”
2nd April 2016 from 1pm - 5pm and lantern parade 7.00pm - 8.30pm
The young people of Leading Link have been working extremely hard together with professional artists to provide some permanent amazing art installations in Plessey Woods and we are nearly there! In partnership with NCC (Northumberland County Council) and with funding from the Sita Trust and the Foyer Federation, the young people have created pieces of eye-catching art such as a 6ft carved owl, willow wonderland and an imaginative environment for Hobbits and Fairies around a mile long adventure!
Come along on 2nd April to view the work in situ at our launch. In addition to the art, there will be live entertainment, activities for children and families and lantern making throughout the day. In the evening there will be a lantern parade at our 'Park in the Dark'.
To stay up to date on the latest information follow the official twitter account for the trail: @PlesseyTrailNE
More than 6000 people descended upon Bedlington last weekend as one of Northumberland’s biggest family fun days had yet another record breaking year.