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Liz calls for musicians and film-makers to enter Rock the House and Film the House

timthumb_(2).jpgLiz is supporting musicians and film-makers from Heywood and Middleton by calling for local artists to enter Parliament’s two largest creative competitions, Rock the House and Film the House. 

Founded by Mike Weatherley MP, the annual competitions offer the opportunity to put local musicians and film-makers in direct contact with the movers and shakers of the two industries, and to have the best of Heywood and Middleton’s talent take front and centre stage. Judged by the leading lights of industry, with prizes ranging from festival slots, studio time, top-notch equipment, and your work premiered in London’s West End, the Rock the House and Film the House competitions are a pioneering opportunity to showcase what Heywood and Middleton has to offer, raising awareness about the importance of Intellectual property (IP) to our creative industries and country. 

Dates for the 2015 competitions are:

  • 31 December 2014, closing date for entries to MPs
  • 1 February 2015, closing date for MPs to announce their constituency nominations
  • 18 March, Finals

More information on how to apply for each competition can be found at:

 Liz said:

“I welcome the return of Parliament’s most-hotly contested competitions, and would urge all local musicians and film-makers to enter Rock the House and Film the House. This is an excellent opportunity for Heywood and Middleton to celebrate our local talent and, as all nominations are judged by industry experts, there is no finer chance for our musicians and film-makers to gain exposure and follow in the footsteps of Lisa Stansfield or Steve Coogan.”


Prime Minister David Cameron said:

“I would like to offer my congratulations to Mike Weatherley and all who have participated in Rock the House...it is a great opportunity for us to celebrate up-and-coming unsigned British talent in a fantastic setting. I wish the 2015 competitors the best of luck.”


Competition founder Mike Weatherley MP said:
"Rock the House and Film the House have gone from strength to strength each year, with more participants from more constituencies involved last year than ever before. If you're a musician or a film maker, make sure you take part in the 2015 competition!"


Rock legend and actor, Alice Cooper said:

“Rock the House is a great project which celebrates the fantastic diversity of the British music scene and gives musicians a vehicle through which to hold their legislators accountable about protecting the music industry’s intellectual property.”


Former Intellectual Property Minister Lord Younger said:

"Rock the House has once again been a genuine success this year, engaging a unique combination of politicians, young people and consumers alike with the message of respect for IP. I am committed to making sure the copyright system that underpins the UK’s outstanding music industry is understood and respected.”



For more information on how to enter Rock the House go to www.rockthehouseHOC.com;

and for Film the House www.filmthehouse.com

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