Berkshire Talent Showcase 2019

Berkshire Talent Showcase 2019

For our second Berkshire Talent Showcase we had 23 performers ranging in age from 4 to 17 years.


The variety of acts was superb, from Singers, Dancers, Drummers, Pianists, Keyboards, Violinist, Ukulele and many other talented soloists including an up-and-coming 'pop' group of four boys.


A great time was had by all performers at the Second annual Berkshire Talent Showcase event.  The range of talent was awesome: musicians (drums, piano, keyboard, violin, ukuele, electric guitar,and bass guitar, singers and dancers.


Take a look here at the wonderful Awards photos from the recent Berkshire Talent Showcase 2019.  You will also find of photos of the performers from the two sessions held at the Whitty Theatre on Saturday 13th April 2019.


We are raising money for terminally ill children at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.  The Children’s wards are in desperate need of an Oxygen Saturation Monitor and an Apnoea Monitor, these machines are £800 each.  We are aiming to raise the £1600 to pay for both monitors. Any extra monies raised will be put towards other essential equipment on the RBH 'wish-list'.

Our Master of Ceremonies was the very talented local musician and musical director PAULY ZARB from Wokingham.  He was supported by a very important group of volunteers: Stage Management by Cathy from Circus Scene (backstage) with Sue Hughes hosting the performers. 


Our Talent showcase leaders: Margaret Balaam (Rotary Club, Wokingham) and Susan Jackson (Wokingham-In-Need charity).


On the technical side: Photography by Robert Hughes (Rotary Club), Videography by Quentin (Silk Purse Video Productions), Technical assistance - Jon Bundock (Rotary Club) and Sound and Lighting Engineer - Oliver Bamber (Whitty Theatre/Luckley School).


We also have Front-of-House volunteers from Rotary (Tim Dunn & colleagues) and friends to thank for the refreshments, drinks, raffle and co-ordination of  tickets and programmes.



Berkshire Talent Showcase 2019 Award presentations were made by: 


Presentation of First Session awards

          Wokingham Town Mayor - Julian McGhee-Sumner


Presentation of Second Session awards

          Wokingham Borough Mayor - John Kaiser


Thank you to Wokingham Town and Wokingham Borough for their support.


A really big "THANK-YOU" to our proud sponsors PROSPECT Estate Agency of Wokingham. Prospect helped us greatly in the production and printing of our advance flyers, adverts and tickets.  Prospect also designed and produced the Berkshire Talent Showcase Program for 2019.


Also, many thanks to all who helped getting our SECOND Talent Showcase out there!


We would like to invite you all back next year, we'll be in touch soon with news of our date for 2020.



Rotary Club of Wokingham, Wokingham-In-Need and 'friends'. 



Thank you for your support.

Raising funds for Terminally-Ill children at the Royal Berkshire Hospital

Please help us to raise further money by purchasing additional photographs of your favourite performers. You can purchase digital images at £20 each and professional colour prints at £12 (12"x8") through the Rotary Club of Wokingham or direct from Robert Hughes Photography. Robert is a local professional photographer and an active member of the Rotary Club in Wokingham.


Don't forget to order enough copies for your wider family and friends. Smaller sizes are available to suit new or existing picture frames and your available wall and desk space.  We can print most sizes such as 6"x4" (£7), 8"x6" (£8), 10"x8" (£9) etc. Digital images: Small (£10), Medium (£15), Large (£20).  Digital images can be used for digital frames, to upload to your smart phone and similar devices and to email to family and friends.  Great for social media and slideshows too.


Digital images are sent by e-mail and printed images for collection in Wokingham.



Rotary Club of Wokingham, Wokingham-In-Need and friends

Our Proud Sponsors : 

Prospect Estate Agency, Wokingham.  0118 955 9739

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