Inclusivity

Funding level: £10,001 to £25,000

Description

Leading Autism Campaigner Anna Kennedy OBE, in association with Pineapple Performing Arts, presents Autism’s Got Talent – May 2018 at The Mermaid Theatre, London. As part of her ongoing campaign to support children and adults with autism, Anna Kennedy OBE is hosting her Annual smash hit production Autism’s Got Talent night at the Mermaid Theatre in London.

This star studded spectacular event will showcase amazingly talented performances by adults and children with autism. The performers, which will consist of singers, actors, musicians and dance troupes, will fly the flag for autism and show 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, and 2018 has firmly cemented its status as a leading charity and autism event.

Supported in the past by celebrities including Robin Windsor, Kasey Ainsworth, John Paul Rock Horsley, Dame Esther Rantzan, John Bercow , Carrie and David Grant, Debbie Moore OBE, Ian Royce, Dr Pam Spurr, Steve Hewlett, Mitch Winehouse, Denise Welch, Lauren Lovejoy, Caprice, The Gilbey family (Googlebox), Emma Noble and many many more. Highlights can be viewed on the following YouTube clips and filmed by the BBC:-
2014 - https://youtu.be/chlXhMCmKAE
2015 - https://youtu.be/Lt6ocy3Cr-s
2016 - https://youtu.be/1VJlmodfEHk
2017 - https://youtu.be/eZXpRkinKtg
This outstanding Autism Awareness Charity may be a small charity but the charity does big things and is made up mostly of volunteers who combine the ethos and integrity of the founder Dr Anna Kennedy OBE who is passionate about helping society and raising Autism Awareness across the globe by making a difference and by caring about individuals.

Autism’s Got Talent provides a platform and great opportunity to replace negative aspects with hope, fun, laughter and inclusion. This showcase is unique to any other projects across the world. Most of the acts have spring boarded into exclusive opportunities and the audience feel a rare emotion of hope and belonging and part of a unique network and understanding that anything is possible. Next year promises a showcase of a huge variety of performers. In previous years there has been a stand-up performer, harpist, rappers, young author, acclaimed ballet dancer, opera singers as well as a bone breaker, who is now the face of Calvin Klein. Talent entries were totally mind blowing and Anna Kennedy Online have included acts from overseas Sweden, Croatia, US, Canada and across the UK.

With more than 500,000 people diagnosed with autism in the UK it is easy to simply label these people. The fact is that autism is an often-misunderstood disorder and while it can be difficult for those affected to express themselves they are often highly intelligent and able people who can achieve extraordinary things, but often in their own way. Recognising the uniqueness of those with autism Anna Kennedy, who has two sons with the condition, has worked tirelessly to find ways of recognising the ability not the disability in these individuals.

The Autism’s Got Talent event is one of the ways of recognising that ability and will showcase the performing talents of a whole host of talent. Describing the event Anna Kennedy said. “This is a great opportunity for those with autism to get up on stage and really show what they can do. So often society views these people as difficult and uncommunicative but this event will really dispel that myth with some fantastic talent on display.” This whole project is based solely on inclusion and there needs to be more, which is why we have started roadshows, Essex in 2017 and set to go to Liverpool in 2018. Like other talent shows the evening will have many surprises and delights as children and adults showcase and perform before a live audience.

Although this project It received mass media attention, it requires so much funding that as a small charity we struggle - vote for us please!

Anna Kennedy Online

Location: London

Autism’s Got Talent 2018: Provides a platform and great opportunity. It replace the negative aspects with hope, fun, laughter and inclusion. Celebrates Autism and is unique to any other show across the world and most of the acts have spring boarded into unique opportunities and inclusion is the key.
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