A shopping centre in Wood Green is to launch a borough-wide talent competition.

The Mall, in High Road, will launch its Busker of the Year competition on Saturday, January 25.

The contest will see one lucky singer, performer or act win a day’s recording session in Cowshed Studio, in Bounds Green, and take a step towards becoming a professional performer.

Talented singers and performers will entertain shoppers every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday, November 30.

The competition also aims to also provide a platform for local musicians and artists to build support within the community.

Performers will be judged by the amount of money they raise and on customer feedback.

Entertainers can keep the cash collected, after donating 15 per cent of their collections to a local charity.

Those interested in taking part should contact the customer services team at the Ask Me Point at The Mall Wood Green, call 0208 8261912 or email AMP.Woodgreen@themall.co.uk.