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23rd April 2002
Nottingham's Covent Garden
Covent Garden

The cosmopolitan atmosphere of London's Covent Garden could soon be replicated in Nottingham

The razzmatazz of London's Covent Garden could soon have a rival here in Nottingham.

The city is looking for entertainers to brighten up the city centre.

To make sure only the top performers are chosen a "pop idol" style audition is about to take place.

The first "Street Stars" audition will take place The Works nightclub at The Cornerhouse today, Tuesday 23rd April - between 12pm and 3pm.

A grand final is to be held on Friday 26th April at Jumpin' Jaks.

Those behind the auditions are looking for 'Street Stars' to entertain crowds at Nottingham's entertainment and leisure complex, The Cornerhouse.

Cornerhouse, Nottingham
Outside the Cornerhouse is where the street performers will strut their stuff

The idea is to create the Covent Garden-style atmosphere over the summer months along Forman Street.

But those chosen must have a genuine talent because, and wait for this, you'll be paid a proper wage for performing.

Jugglers, jesters, musicians, mime artists, statue or sword swallowers, or people who just look like someone famous are all being asked to audition.

Those chosen will work in three hour stints, entertaining from Thursdays to Sundays and any bank holidays from May to September 2002.

Pay will be about £40 per hour but technical equipment is not permitted for any acts.

If you think you've got the talent and want to give it a go you should call Fiona or Kelly on 0115 941 7887 or fax on 0115 924 0991 to get more details.

Good luck.


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