Great Bowden Junior X-Factor

Trustees agreed a grant of £900 towards the annual Great Bowden Recital Trust Junior X-Factor competition. It aims to nurture musical talent by providing opportunities for young singers, instrumentalists, groups and composers to perform in front of a panel of expert judges and receive constructive feedback to help them progress. The Trust received 35 entries in the 2023 competition and 17 talented young people performed in the Finals concert.

Trustees liked the fact that the competition was free to enter for young people, in line with the Trust’s view that an individual’s financial circumstances should never be a barrier for progressing and developing their skills (September 2022).