Search to find Christmas act

IT MIGHT only seem five minutes since Christmas but Erewash Borough Council have already launched their search for groups to perform at the annual lights switch ons in Ilkeston and Long Eaton.

The council’s events team want to turn the spotlight on local performers for the 2011 celebrations and is keen to hear from any residents or groups who would like to take part.

Cllr Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s lead member for culture and leisure, said: “We’re looking for individuals, local clubs, voluntary organisations or local schools who would like to get involved. We want to give them an opportunity to showcase their talents at a major community event, to give them a ‘stage’ to have a go at entertaining the hundreds of people who attending these festive celebrations.

“It may seem a long time to Christmas, but now is the time to get in touch if you want to be involved in our events.”

Anyone interested in performing at either of the borough’s festive celebrations should contact the council’s events organiser Helena Richardson on 0115 907 2244 ext 4323 or email