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Kingsway’s Got Talent 2014

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by Clive

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.

Kingsway's Got Talent: Judges

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.

Kingsway's Got Talent 2014

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.

Kingsway Talent Show – This Saturday

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 by Clive

Kingsway’s Got Talent will go ahead this Saturday at the Kingsway Community Centre (Opposite Tesco Express) starting at 5PM.

Entry/Admission is FREE so please do come along and watch the show (I’m told there will also be free cake)!

Kingsway's Got Talent

There’s still (just enough) time to register to appear in the show: Just download the entry form, complete in and mail it to John Gow: john@kingswaycommunity.co.uk ASAP.

See you Saturday :D

Halloween 2014

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 by Clive

The Kingsway Residents Association will be holding another annual Halloween Event for local children. We will be setting up camp outside of Tesco and this year we are holding a Fancy dress Competition for Under 11 year olds.
We are also available for “Trick or Treat” goodies and – with the (as always) generosity and help of Coco Coffee Lounge, will be offering free hot drinks for adults.

Halloween 2014

Spooks and Ghouls at The Q Club

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 by Holly Ford

Anyone looking to keep their 2-7 year olds entertained this half term?

At the Q Club we have a “Spooks and Ghouls” day with lots of games, crafts and fun on Wednesday 29th October.

Please call Holly on 01452 541023 to book your child’s place now, or check out our Facebook group to find out about all the events we hold :)

Spooks-n-Ghouls-2014

Road Surfacing on Linton Ave

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 by not a happy boy

Hi,

Please can somebody at QUVL or whoever is responsible for this work being undertaken, tell me why it is taking so long to raise the iron works and prepare the kerbs for the final course? (Nearly 2 months so far)!

I have lived here for nearly 4 years and I understand Taylor Wimpey left this road in a terrible state, as well as the junctions from Thatcham Ave and into Boddington Drive being constructed so narrow and tight they are downright dangerous, but the way this road is being left daily by the contractor is horrendous. You barely have enough room to go by the barriers and signs or drive over the raised ironworks without risking damage to your vehicle and when another vehicle is oncoming you can get a stalemate of who has right of way. Basically I understand this work is essential and have wanted it to be done ever since I have lived here due to the disgusting state it was left in by Taylor Wimpey, but as an ex ground-worker I know to take this long is downright unacceptable.

Does anyone else agree?

Kingsway BMX Track

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 by flumper

I have to say, we were a little wary when our 8 year old showed an interest in going to the new BMX track. When you drive past, it is always very busy, with children considerably older, so we did have concerns about the language that maybe used; it was also a little disheartening to see the damage to the bin within weeks of it being opened.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m fully aware these words are in his vocabulary, however in my little bubble I like to think they are not ;)

So one afternoon we ventured down with our 8 and 4 year old and I have to say how pleasantly surprised we were. Yes there were adults, older children, girls, boys… However, it was great to see such a wide age range of people using a community facility together.

The older children, encouraged my youngest as he wobbled round. Gave him the space so that he didn’t take them out too when he fell off :lol: and they had a great time.

What a great addition it has been to Kingsway!

(My Dad did suggest that perhaps the local schools need to take the children around litter picking – that way they may learn not to drop rubbish in the first place) ;)

 

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