Light fantastic for Batley switch-on

Batley singer-songwriter Jade Helliwell.
Batley singer-songwriter Jade Helliwell.

Batley’s Christmas lights switch-on looks set to be its best celebration yet, and you have a chance to be part of the celebrations.

Auditions will be held at the Irish Democratic League club next month for performers to appear onstage alongside headline act, local singer/songwriter Jade Helliwell.

One of the organisers of the event, Richard Martin, said: “As the event will be on a Saturday this year rather than a Thursday as in previous years, we are hoping that more people will come.

“We are expecting hundreds to be there, so if you want to get noticed, this is the place.”

Auditions will take place at the club on Tuesday November 4 from 7pm. If you want to audition, or for more information, contact Richard on

The switch-on event starts at 11am on Saturday November 22, with Pulse Radio presenting the show from 4.30pm-6pm.