On October 18th Kingsway showcased it’s local talent in the Kingsway’s Got Talent Show at the Kingsway Community Centre.
Judging the show in true “Britain’s Got Talent” style and entertaining the audience with their reviews and comments, were Deb Llewellyn (Mayor of Gloucester), Karen Maggs (local resident), Lesley Dyer (CoCo Coffee), David Sheppard (local music teacher) and the Reverend John Ward from St James Church.
The standard of talent really was exciting, with local dance groups, solo dancers, singers, pianists and an actress taking the stage to entertain the one hundred and fifty or so local residents who turned up to enjoy the show.
First prize of £100 (donated by Kingsway Residents Association) and a Professional photo’ shoot (donated by ‘Photography by Will Davis’) was awarded to Emily and Jessie (top-right). Second and third prizes: A “Back, neck & shoulder massage” donated by Ice Cuts and a meal for two at The Barn Owl, went to X-Pression (centre left) and Nicholas Killin (bottom-left).
Photographs courtesy of ‘Photography by Will Davis’ who (in fairness to him) came along to watch the show rather than take pictures, so didn’t have his flash equipment available.
A resounding success which I hope will become an annual event, the competition was the brainchild of Kingsway’s Community Builder John Gow (although he won’t thank me for saying so), who organised a small team of local volunteers to help arrange the show.
Sponsors included Quedgeley Community Trust, Quedgeley Parish Council, The Hub, Tesco, Major Events, Linda Virgoe Dance Studios, Will Davis, ICE, the Barn Owl and Kingsway Residents Association.