Talent acts from Spon End lined up recently to show they can match anything the national TV show can put on.
The Talent Show was organised by the Spon End Stakeholders group and was funded through the Council’s Neighbourhood Action Team, Whitefriars, West Midlands Police, Spon End and Chapelfields Community Forum and The Rose Community Centre.
It was held at Coventry Rugby Club at The Butts on Saturday (24 March) from 5.30pm to 9pm and featured about a dozen acts, ranging from an acrobatic magician to a gospel choir.
The Show was won by Yasmin Awome, 2nd was Kelsey Gamble and 3rd was Rebecca Scarlett from the local Gospel Choir, ‘Soulful’.
Bethel Church was also involved in lending equipment and staff, and there was also help with staffing from the Council’s Neighbourhood Warden team for Spon End.
Dave Evans, Community Connections Officer (Spon End), said: “Everyone came together to deliver this event, from regular meetings to knocking on every door in the Spon End area to recruit acts. It was a great example of joined up working in practice.
”The purpose of the event was to encourage community cohesion through gathering everyone together to celebrate each other’s talents and appreciating other cultures, styles and the diversity of the community within Spon End.”
The winners received small prizes in the form of gift vouchers and now go on to perform on one of the stages at this year’s Godiva Festival.