Town’s talent on show at event

Mayor Martin Ratcliffe pictured with the acts.
Mayor Martin Ratcliffe pictured with the acts.

Townsfolk showcased their talent at an annual event in Pocklington, which has raised more than £500 for charity.

Pocklington’s Got Talent was held at the newly-refurbished arts centre, and featured 12 acts who entertained a large crowd. The judges were local musicians Roger and Julia Pattison and Pocklington town councillor Dee Sharpe.

There was a young person’s category which was won by a close harmony singing group called Harmonics. The adult section was won by Martin Heaton, a singer and guitarist. Both winners received £100.

As well as vocalists, the talent show featured African drummers and belly dancers. The event raised £550 for the Pocklington mayor’s two chosen charities - Pocklington Canal Amenity Society and Pocklington uniformed groups.

Mayor councillor Ratcliffe said: “During the interval visitors had the chance to view the first floor of the arts centre following the recent redevelopment. It was a most enjoyable evening – all the acts are to be congratulated on their performances.”