Diversity Born Ready 10th Anniversary Tour
Born Ready – The 10 Year Anniversary Tour marks a decade since the dance troupe won the 3rd series of Britain’s Got Talent.
Formed in East London in 2007 by lead dancer and choreographer Ashley Banjo, Diversity came to widespread public attention when they auditioned for the ITV talent show Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. Their first audition was a huge success, and the group were given three yesses from judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan. After progressing through the semi-final, the group won the final of Britain’s Got Talent, beating off stiff competition from Susan Boyle in front of a TV audience of over 17million viewers.
Since winning Britain’s Got Talent, Diversity’s career has gone stratospheric. They’ve danced for Royalty at the Royal Variety Performance, for the prime minister outside 10 Downing Street and took part in the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in 2014.
A force to be reckoned with live, the dance group have completed eight sell-out UK tours so far. Their latest tour Ignite saw Diversity combine the world of street dance with the world of circus, captivating fans all throughout the UK and received rave reviews.
Don’t miss Diversity in 2019, when they bring their Born Ready – The 10 Year Anniversary Tour to venues all across the UK. Speaking of about the dates, leader of Diversity Ashley Banjo said;
“Born Ready is such an incredibly special tour for the whole Diversity family. 2019 marks 10 years since we won Britain’s Got Talent and since then we have continued to innovate, grow and achieve things that most said were impossible. ‘Born Ready’ will not only celebrate this and look back at some of the iconic Diversity moments over the past 10 years. But it will also look forward to the future, at how Diversity continues to evolve and how we plan to pass what we’ve created onto the next generation. Be prepared for dance, illusions, mind-blowing stunts and inspiring stories that will hopefully leave people amazed!”
- Liverpool Empire Theatre
The Liverpool Empire Theatre
Located on the corner of Lime Street and London Road in Liverpool, Merseyside.
The theatre is the second to be built on the site, and was opened in 1925. It has the largest two-tier auditorium in Britain and can seat 2,348 people. During its time it has hosted many types of entertainment, including variety shows, musicals, operas, pop concerts, and plays.
The Beatles appeared in the theatre in their early days.
The theatre has hosted two Royal Command Performances and in 2007, a Royal Variety Performance to mark Liverpool’s being designated a European City of Culture the following year. It is sited in the William Brown Street Conservation Area.
The Empire Theatre continues to stage productions in various genres, including musicals, pop concerts, comedians, plays, opera, and wrestling. The theatre is reputed to be haunted by at least two ghosts, one a former painter at the theatre called Len, the other a girl aged about nine or ten in Victorian dress. As of 2011 the Empire is part of the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG).