STARS of the future are preparing to take centre stage.

Chester’s Got Talent has completed its shortlist for this year’s competition.

Forty-one acts have been registered, involving more than 90 young people.

Davey Leaning, of Connexions Chester Hub, said: “There is definitely no shortage of performing arts talent among young people in the Chester area!”

This year’s acts include dance groups, bands, vocalists, instrumentalists and beatboxers.

The shortlisted acts have been organised into three groups for heats in the refurbished Wesley Church Centre, St John Street, Chester, on March 24, 25 and 26 at 7.30pm.

Tickets will be available from Monday at the coffee bar at the centre.

The final takes place on Saturday, March 27 at the centre.

For more information, contact Connexions, Chester Hub, Cuppin Street, Chester, CH1 2BN, call 01244 602 812 or 07985 897875 or email