It was a great pleasure and a lot of fun being a Judge on the ‘Hopes got talent show’ at the Hope festival with my fellow judges the amazing fiddler and songstress ‘Chan’ and theatre mogul and producer Mr Peter Searles.
We had 18 acts of all kinds, singers, dancers, gymnastic displays, bands, instrumentalists, poets, football jugglers, comedians and what an inspiration they were. It was often a white knuckle ride as they performed their skills in front of a huge audience with acts sometimes only formed in the previous 24 hours.
They were all winners really for having the bravery to get up but there had to be a winner and that went to Katie Arnold a 14 year old singer/guitarist who was remarkable for one so young, a definite star of the future.
I also performed my magic show the next day so all the kids had their chance too eek their revenge but what a great festival it is, one of South London’s hidden gem’s.