Anna Kennedy OBE is taking Autism’s Got Talent, the nation’s leading autism talent show is taking its amazing charity show out to new British audiences this summer with events in Cornwall and the Wirral.
Autism’s Got Talent (AGT) was founded by Options’ Autism Ambassador, Anna Kennedy OBE, a well-respected autism campaigner and mother of two sons who have autistic spectrum conditions.
The Roadshow this year is going to the Floral Pavilion Theatre in New Brighton, the Wirral, on 23rd November 2018 and on July 14th the Autism’s Got Talent roadshow is appearing at the St Ives Theatre, Cornwall. It will feature such diverse new talents as The Autistic Monkeys, 14 year old Lewis Turner and Sam Geldard, aged 16, who are ukulele and drumming enthusiasts, and Lakhile Dlamini, aged 10, who lives in Bristol. With his outstanding ear for music, Lakhile can play a song after hearing it just once.
Charlotte Fieldson, 22, from Chelmsford Essex – non-verbal until she was 5 years old when she suddenly began singing to Sleeping Beauty – will be performing with Calvin Autism’s Got Talent. Calvin Glen, 17, a youth ambassador for Dorset Mind Mental Health charity. Calvin, who has set up a monthly musical theatre and dining experience at a local bistro, also plays bass guitar for a death metal band and guitar for an 80s and 90s covers band.
Unlike Britain’s Got Talent, the show, which started in 2012, does not feature live auditions. Instead, each year, sensational singers, dancers, musicians and magicians, comedians and gymnasts who are on the autistic spectrum send in an audition video. The selection process is very successful and has kick-started some glittering careers.
Autism With Attitude, the street dance group from Hillingdon Manor School which Anna set up for her sons Patrick and Angelo first appeared on Autism’s Got Talent five years ago and has had stellar success since then. In May 2018 they won second place in the final of the European United Dance Organisations (UDO) Championships in Germany.
The hugely talented ten year old singer Calum Courtney from Basildon was due to perform at the London Autism Got Talent show at the Mermaid Theatre in London earlier this year but had to withdraw after signing a contract with Britain’s Got Talent. Millions of viewers watched Callum perform in the‘Good Feeling’ final.
‘Autism’s Got Talent is growing year by year,’ said Anna Kennedy, OBE.
‘I am now know as the Simon Cowell of the autism world and we are now showcasing participants from Croatia, Canada,Sweden and the USA and have also showcased world class artists who have appeared on the X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. Autistic individuals of all ages are proving their worth in so many different arenas. They are making history, showing that autism need be no barrier to success.’
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