Lowestoft care home hosts talent show with plenty of entertainment on display

(from left to right): Hilary Caton, a resident at Harleston House with her daughter Sarah Buckley wh

(from left to right): Hilary Caton, a resident at Harleston House with her daughter Sarah Buckley who won the talent show. Picture: Gareth Harding - Credit: Gareth Harding

Residents, staff and friends have come together to showcase their performing skills at a Lowestoft care home.

There was plenty of entertainment on show as Harleston House Has Got Talent was held on March 12 at Trinity Methodist Church in Lowestoft.

Gareth Harding, Activities co-ordinator at Harleston House care home, hosted the show for the afternoon which saw performances from residents, staff and friends of the care home.

Sue Graham, manager of Harleston House, added: 'It was lovely to take the residents out of the home and enjoy a new experience together with their relatives and loved-ones'.

One resident performed in a duo singing Quando, Quando, Quando and another resident recited a poem called Happiness - despite initial shyness, with a bit of coaching and rehearsal, the residents gave an amazing performance.

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Other residents were included in a group sing-a-long featuring songs from their era including It's a Long Way To Tipperary and It's a Sin To Tell a Lie.

The event also included performances from 13-year-old Lawrence who sang When We Were Young by Adele and 11-year-old Leah-Marie who performed A Thousand Years from the Twilight saga - the audience were moved by both performances.

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This was followed by the performance of children from the Fay Bedford School of Dance which was thoroughly enjoyed by the care home's residents.

The winner of the talent show was Sarah Buckley, a relative of one of the residents, who performed an array of hits on the piano prompting residents to sing and dance along in the aisles of the church.

Sarah Buckley said: 'I never expected to win, I feel very pleased with how it all went'.

Gareth Harding, Activity coordinator, said: 'We have the residents to thank for this afternoon as they always inspire us to do such events and they are my driving force in all I do. Events connected to music, song and dance are always received well by our residents so we look forward to the next show next year'.

For more information visit: www.greensleeves.org.uk/carehome/harleston-house Do you have a Lowestoft story? Contact Simon Ward 01502 525832 or simon.ward@archant.co.uk

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