The Mayor of Redbridge and his Appeal Committee proudly presented “REDBRIDGE’S GOT TALENT 2017” held on Friday 24th March at 7pm and staged at Sir James Hawkey Hall, Broomhill Road, Woodford Green, Woodford, IG8 0BG. The spectacular variety show was hosted By Vivyen Ellacott, supported by Nusound Radio 92FM and Televised on Zee TV. The event was organised by a group inspirational and experienced volunteers who are part of the Mayors Appeal Committee dedicated to raising funds for good causes, which I was really delighted to be part of.
Redbridge Got Talent showcased Irish Dancing, Bollywood, Tap Dancing, Bharat Natyam, African Street Dance, Cheerleading, Singing, Acting and much more. Local organisations, schools and performing arts schools known to take pride in supporting creative arts put forward acts. These included Highland Primary School, Cranbrook School, Parkhill Junior School and Bancroft school; Community groups include Shree Sorathia Prajapati Community and The Tamil Society; Performing arts schools include D Style Dance, Freedom 4 Youth, Black Ice, Kuntal School of Dance, The Arts Awards Theatre Company, The Alexandra School of Performing Arts and Maguire O’Shea Academy.
“I was extremely proud to see the wealth of talent and diversity we have in our local borough, and it is great to know that many members of the community will benefit from the funds raised from the charity event,” said Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Gurdial Bhamra
Special Guest Judges included Dhruv Gadhvi (Zee TV), Peter Fleet (Duke of Edinburgh Award) and Cllr Barbara White (Local Councillor).
I personally had a fantastic time working with the committee members, conducting radio interviews, helping to showcase local talent and raising over £2,000 of funds to help towards the Mayor’s chosen charities - Vibrance, Healthy Living Project and DAWN.