May 13, 2014

Group shot of all the artists who performed. photo credit So Shoot Me Photography/Karen McGuire
Group shot of all the artists who performed. photo credit So Shoot Me Photography/Karen McGuire

Autism’s Got Talent, Mermaid Theatre ,London – On Saturday May 10, Anna Kennedy OBE and autism charity Anna Kennedy Online hosted Autism’s Got Talent. This star studded spectacular event showcased amazingly talented performances by adults and children with autism. The performers, which consisted of singers, gymnasts, actors, musicians and dance troupes, flew the flag for autism and showed what people with autism and Aspergers syndrome are capable of.

Autism’s Got Talent, which is an annual event, is growing in popularity each year. The evnt was supported by celebrities including Carrie and David Grant, Lennox Lewis, Debbie Moore OBE, Dr Pam Spurr, Dawn Lowe and Steve Hewlett.

Autism’s Got Talent shows how pivotal and prominent autism really is.

Anna Kennedy OBE and her A Team Lisa, Austin and Tally who are responsible for developing Autism’s Got Talent with the support of Pineapple Performing Arts discusses the success and ideas behind this amazing event:

Anna Kennedy OBE, with Carrie and David Grant. photo credit So Shoot Me Photography/Karen McGuire
Anna Kennedy OBE, with Carrie and David Grant. photo credit So Shoot Me Photography/Karen McGuire

“Autism, like many issues is often shrouded with negativity and negative press. Autism’s Got Talent provides a platform and great opportunity to distinguish this, and replace it with hope, fun, laughter and positivity. All the acts involved are extremely talented, and throughout the night they are in an environment that they can express themselves, make new friends and meet people from around the UK. Not only does it provide a springboard, it also boosts confidence and social skills, and new friendships for both adults and children. There were several emotional moments throughout the day and evening of the performances. A group of children with autism, who find it very difficult to socialise began to play together, and a young student announced how happy he was before launching into this performance.”

Acts travelled from all over the UK and the world, proving how established, important and successful this event is becoming.

Anna Kennedy said:

Steve Hewlett and Anna Kennedy OBE, photo credit So Shoot Me Photography/Karen McGuire
Steve Hewlett and Anna Kennedy OBE, photo credit So Shoot Me Photography/Karen McGuire

“The essence of the event was extended to social media, with people networking, meeting new friends and sharing their experiences. It really bought people together, and everyone shared in the celebrations and congratulations. I really am looking forward to making 2015 bigger and better.”

For a full list of artists, please visit the webiste

To get involved and become part of the buzz, please visit Anna Kennedy OBE on Twitter at @AnnaKennedy1

 

About the author 

Jo Worgan

Jo Worgan is a published author, writer and blogger. She has a degree in English Literature. She writes about life with her youngest son who is on the autistic spectrum. Jo tweets (@mummyworgan) and is also a freelance columnist for the Lancaster Guardian. ‘My Life with Tom, Living With Autism‘ is her second book and a culmination of her blog posts, and available on Kindle now, along with her first book, Life on the Spectrum. The Preschool years.

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