YOUNGSTERS took the chance to show off their talents as an annual carnival event draws to a close.
Around 25 youngsters performed in the Rising Stars competition, which took place as part of this year’s Headland Carnival.
Dancers and singers took to the stage in a bid to impress the judges and be crowned as champion.
Youngsters, aged between four and 16 were split into two age categories.
The younger section was won by dancers, Taylor Lupton, four, Evie Provett, four, Lydia Margetts, four, and Helena Skeet, five.
Talented singer Mia Cockrill was successful in the 10-16 category.
Organisers were over the moon with the turn-out and said the standard of entries was fantastic.
The packed crowd at Headland’s Social Club, in Throston Street, were even treated to a performance from the town’s own worldwide dancing stars, Ruff Diamond, who have just returned from the World Hip-Hop Championships, in Las Vegas.
Michael Gant, who is a member of the Headland Carnival committee, said: “The acts were fantastic and it was brilliant to see Ruff Diamond on stage as well.
“A lot of their members used to compete in this competition.”
The carnival has provided a packed programme of entertainment, and the curtain comes down on the annual festival today kicking off with the Nutty Slack Sack Race from 2pm, in Vane Street.
The fairground rides remain on the Town Moor until 10pm, while residents were this morning putting the final touches to their range of wild and wacky costumes which are shown off in the carnival parade.
The parade starts from Church Walk at 4pm.
l DON’T miss Monday’s Mail for full coverage of the carnival’s colourful finale.