The W Factor returns

The wonder of the W Factor is back again for another year as Wychavon District Council searches for the most talented young people in the district.

Open auditions are now just two months away and will take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 16 January 2018 at Droitwich Spa High School from 5.30pm.
  • Thursday 18 January at The De Montfort School in Evesham from 5.30pm.
  • Tuesday 23 January at the Civic Centre in Pershore from 5.30pm.


The W Factor is open to performers and artists aged 11-18 that live in Wychavon, and the categories in which they can showcase their skills are dance, drama, music, singing and comedy.

Jenny Davis, Wychavon District Council’s Arts Development Officer, said: “It’s a privilege to bring back The W Factor again to Wychavon. Over the years the competition has been brilliant for developing young artists, but it’s also been great at helping those taking part to develop their confidence and build a strong personality, which will hopefully help them as they pursue their careers.”

The selected finalists will get to perform at the Number 8 Arts Centre in Pershore in a professional showcase final with industry standard production facilities on Monday 19 March 2018.

The winners will also get training from professional artists to help them develop and they will be able to perform at local events throughout the summer of 2018.

Anyone wanting to come to an audition will need to fill out an application form. These are available online from

Alternatively, telephone Sophie King on 01836 565208 or email to request a form and return it to Sophie at: Wychavon District Council, Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT.

Remember…it’s free to enter so sign up for an audition today. The final in 2017 saw 16 young people from across Wychavon compete in front of family and friends for the accolade of being crowned a winner in one of the five categories.