Redbridge’s Got Talent to take place on Friday

PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 March 2018

Childrens dance group who were the winners of last year's Redbridge Got Talent receiving their award from former Mayor, councillor Gurdial Bhamra. Photo: Archant

Childrens dance group who were the winners of last year's Redbridge Got Talent receiving their award from former Mayor, councillor Gurdial Bhamra. Photo: Archant


Some of the best up and coming stars will be performing in Redbridge’s Got Talent on Friday night.

For the second year in a row the Mayor of Redbridge and her fundraising appeal committee have organised the talent competition to raise funds for the Mayor’s charities.

The show on Friday, March 16 will have 15 contestants of all different expertise, from Albanian dancers, to pianists, singers, cheerleaders and comedians.

Judges will also include a CBBC actress and a West End star.

Ella Gilling who plays Ella on CBBC’s ‘Next Step’ and was a semi-finalist on ‘Got to Dance’ when she was 12-years-old will be a judge, along with Kerry Newell who is head of the FK Dance Academy and has starred in the West End’s Lion King and CITV’s Fun Song Factory.

Councillor Linda Huggett, Mayor of Redbridge will be the third judge, with the Louise Felstead, owner of Mallards Wood Day Care the fourth and final judge.

Net proceeds from the show will go towards the Mayors Fundraising Appeal to support Haven House Children’s Hospice and Saint Francis Hospice.

Doors will open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start at Sir James Hawkey Hall in Broomhill Road, Woodford.

One of the organisers, Mary O’Shea told the Recorder: “It is a wonderful event, and last year it was pretty much a sell out so I’m hoping this year is just as popular if not more popular.

“The show presents the wonderful range of individuals and organisations who reside or are located in the borough of Redbridge.

“We aim to develop local talent and support art and cultural activities, whilst showcasing outstanding talent within the borough.

“We’ve already sold a lot of tickets so make sure to get one soon!

“There are some fantastic talents on show, and it is all for a very worthy cause.”

For tickets visit the Ticketbrite page or if you have any questions email or call Joan on 07712 516424 or Mary O’Shea on 07748 155680

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