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

Julian is once again supporting musicians and film-makers from across Skipton and Ripon and encouraging them to support Rock the House and Film the House.

The annual competitions offer the opportunity to put musicians and film-makers in direct contact with movers and shakers across the industries. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of intellectual property to our creative industries and is judged by leading figures. Prizes range from festival slots, studio time, equipment and a showcase in one of Parliament’s leading contests.

The Rock the House music competition’s solo artist category was won by Skipton’s Jen Armstrong in 2012.

Julian 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 people across Skipton and Ripon to celebrate our local talent and, as all nominations are judged by industry experts, there is no better chance for our musicians and film-makers to gain exposure.”

Competition founder Mike Weatherley MP commented:

"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!"

Prime Minister David Cameron added:

“I would like to offer my congratulations to Mike Weatherley and all who have participated in Rock the 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.”

Further information, including details on how to enter both competitions, is available at and