BUDDING performers across Wirral are invited to audition for a part in this year's Spotlight On Youth show.

The annual charity showcase for talented young people will be staged at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton on Sunday, May 17.

Its organisers are appealing to singers, comedians, poets, dancers, bands – anyone with a talent in the performing arts aged 19 or under – to come forward.

The show gives young performers the chance to experience 'treading the boards’ possibly for the first time.

All proceeds go to the Mayor of Wirral's charity appeal.

Auditions will take place at Wallasey Town Hall in Brighton Street, Wallasey a week on Saturday (February 29) between 12-4pm and the Hive Youth Zone in Bright Street, Birkenhead Saturday March 7 between 2-5pm.

Announcing the auditions, Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Tony Smith, said: "This annual event has showcased the talents of many local youngsters while raising thousands of pounds for the Mayor of Wirral's Special Charity Fund, which supports local charities.

"We are looking for young musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, sketch-performers, bands and more, as wide a variety of entertainment acts as possible.

"Last year’s sell out show raised more than £4,000 from this one night event, so you will not only be taking part in a very enjoyable event, you will be raising money for charity."

For more details, email: spotlightonyouth@wirral.gov.uk or visit the Spotlight On Youth Wirral Facebook page.