THE most promising wordsmiths in Redcar and Cleveland are being sought for a competition, organised by Cleveland Arts.

The City Learning Centre for Redcar and Cleveland is hosting a performance, poetry and spoken word competition for young poets, rappers writers and performers in the area.

The competition aims to find people who can establish a network and a possible performance squad.

Entrants will get the chance to perform their material live at the Witch-Words Event during the centre's Arts Gala Week which begins on Monday, January 28.

The deadline for entries is Monday, January 7 and further details are available by calling Cleveland Arts on (01642) 264651