* Update 191117: The winner, the judges agreed unanimously (true: Loving Dalston overhead their deliberations), was Jessica Odeleye, above, of Hackney
LONDON IS RICH in theatrical and musical talent especially, for some reason, the northeast part of this city. Or is that just the perception of an obviously biased website?
The challenge is to push that talent towards success by giving it a start. On Saturday 18 November 2017 you can help the process by making up part of the audience for Fiorentini’s Got Talent, a contest held by the Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School.
Students from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Camden and Greenwich will perform to impress a panel of industry professionals. Previous winners include Jermain Jackman in 2012, who went on to win the English TV version of The Voice in 2014.
So if you missed that, head for Clapton on Saturday.
Hamish Scott 151117
* Fiorentini’s Got Talent will be staged at Clapton Girls’ Academy, Laura Place, Lower Clapton E5 0RB, on Sat 18 Nov 2017, 7pm-9pm, entrance £10 (profits to the Fiorentini Foundation). Fiorentini classes are held at the academy on Saturdays. Contact: 020 7682 1403
* Main picture by Michael Bourke, others by email@example.com, apart from gospeller pic, supplied by Hackney council
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* Council talent contest picture kindly supplied by the town hall. Others © david.altheer @ gmail,com