Village of Haddenham

Haddenham's Got Real Talent!

Home » News » Haddenham's Got Real Talent!
Hanna Clements 03
Kim Biddulph 01

'Haddenham's Got Talent' returned to the village's Youth & Community Centre on Saturday 7th September. The fundraising show was another glorious evening of fun and entertainment showcasing some of Haddenham's most promising entertainers of all ages. It was organised by Lynne Colley and MC'd by Gary McCarron.

On the bill were:

  • Ms Timberlake*, who sang 'Power of Love' (Frankie Goes to Hollywood; also Gabrielle)
  • Hanna Clements, with a virtuoso performance telling the tale of the frustrations of living in a noisy apartment block, and demonstrating Hanna's huge vocal range
  • Paul Booth who sang and played his own songs, in a unique, self-deprecating style
  • Oli Giles and Vicky Wyatt, who provided a zany singing sketch which concluded in sheer mayhem!
  • Adrian Ripley, with his impressive 'memory man' demonstration
  • Mary Pritchard, who delighted everyone with the skilled recitations of her own poetry
  • Emma Batting, whose rendition of 'Set Fire to the Rain' (Adele) demonstrated her incredible voice
  • Kim Biddulph, who sang a challenging Abba medley
  • 'Wings of Icarus' — a two piece band, with Benedict Quinn and Brewster Mason singing their own compositions.

Every one of the acts deserved a medal for the sheer entertainment value. However, in the spirit of a Talent Show, one winner was decided by audience voting. And the winner was ....
Miss Timberlake* (for the second year running!)

Over £600 was raised by the event, which was held in memory of Hannah Bourke, who held the first Haddenham's Got Talent event to raise money for Path to Africa, a charity dear to her heart and one she visited in Tanzania shortly before died. On this occasion, all proceeds are going to the Epilepsy Society.

To see photographs, click here

* Haddenham.net does not publish the names of minors.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Baptist Photoshoot Poster
Haddenham Webteam: Fri 25 May 3:45pm

Members of the Baptist Church in Haddenham are looking to raise funds to help restore the floor of the Baptist School Room, which is in serious need of repair. To help them, 'Whispers of Light' photography is offering family photoshoots on 22nd & 23rd June, with all proceeds going to the floor fund. See poster for details (Click on the image to see an enlarged...

Anthony Reeves 01
Haddenham Webteam: Fri 25 May 3:00pm

Many Haddenham residents will recall the sad passing of local resident and former policeman, Mike Reeves, in 2016.His son Anthony is currently looking to raise funds for the Bobby Moore Fund, in memory of his Dad.Says Anthony:This month I and some friends are walking The Ridgeway, in memory of Mike Reeves and to raise funds for a bowel cancer charity — 'The Bobby Moore Fund'...

Sue Parkinson 01a
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 24 May 2:30pm

The highlight of Wednesday night's AGM of the Haddenham Village Hall Management Committee was the presentation of a case of wine to Sue Parkinson as a sincere token of thanks for her 25 years service as Secretary of the village hall.Sue took over the role from her mother-in-law, the legendary Mabel Parkinson, and managed to combine this work with bringing up her family and juggling another...