A Cumbrian artist and musician has made it to the audition stages of Britain's Got Talent. 

Emma Hunt, of Whitehaven, submitted an online video audition over the past few weeks and has now progressed to the next stage. 

Emma has also performed on the main stage at the Rivendell Festival in Workington recently and will be performing at HMV Live and Local in Workington on July 16. 

She is also making progress with her art work and will be hosting an exhibtion of her own art and other artists work at The Rum Story in Whitehaven, which will run from this month until September 11. 

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Emma spoke to us about reaching the auditions of Britain's Got Talent, she said: "I'll be heading to Manchester on a date that is yet to be confirmed for the in-person audition. 

"I can't believe I've made it so far, it's giving me a lot more confidence in my music and performing.

"As I am an artist as well I am hoping to incorporate some elements of art into my audition performance and I am now coming up with ideas."

She also explained that she is very much looking forward to hosting the arts exhitbition at The Rum Story. 

Emma has held others in the past and says that they have given confidence to artists to start displaying their work. 

To top it off she has also been made associate artist for Unison Colour, one of the top-rated brands for pastels in the UK. She feels that this will help her to get her work recognised on a more national level. 

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Emma explained that she suffers greatly with anxiety, which hindered her from progressing with her passion for sometime. 

She says that now she is able to perform and display her art with much more confidence; feeling that as her work is growing more popular, her confidence is also growing alongside it.