Event to showcase “outstanding talent in the community”

South Gloucestershire Community Showcase 2012

Local youth group South West Winterguard Academy is staging a ‘community showcase’ event this Saturday (14th January) at Thornbury Leisure Centre.

The aim of the event is to demonstrate to the people of South Gloucestershire the diverse range of sport, dance and arts activities available to them.

Acts so far confirmed for the event include majorettes, street dancers, colourguard, marching bands, karate and ballet.

The event runs from 12 noon to 4:30pm and admission costs £3 for adults and £1.50 for children/concessions.

Bradley Stoke Town Council recently awarded South West Winterguard Academy a grant of £500, to be used jointly for part-funding Saturday’s event and purchasing a storage container for the club’s equipment. The container will be sited in the grounds of Meadowbrook Primary School, where the club holds its training sessions.

The club’s Core Director, Ken Burrows, says the event is being held in Thornbury because Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre doesn’t have the necessary facilities or size.

The South West Winterguard Academy promotes a dance-based activity called ‘colourguard’ – using flags and other equipment to perform a routine to music.

The mission of the Academy is:

“To inspire young people through Colourguard to achieve an immediate and lasting change in themselves, their families and the community.”

Bradley Stoke's South West Winterguard Academy

Photo: Demonstration by the South West Winterguard Academy at the 2010 Severnvale Community Showcase in Bradley Stoke’s Town Square.

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  1. This looks like an excellent opportunity to show the positive side of the youth in the community as we often hear about the negative few.
    Well done Bradley Stoke Journal, I for one will certainly be visiting this Community Showcase to see the talents of these hard working youngsters.
    Thank you for the information.

  2. Groups taking part in the event have been confirmed as:

    South West Wu Shu Kwan, Kelly Pullen – Singer, Bristol Harlequins Twirling Team, Hanham & Downend Taekwon-Do, Fahrenheit Street Dancers, 37th Kingswood Cadets, Classical Indian Dance and South West Winterguard Academy.

    More: Timetable of events [PDF]

  3. As I stated on the Youth Budget debate, this was an inspiring event to see the diverse activities that our community, both young, middle aged and senior citizens engage in.

    Thank you Bradley Stoke Journal for highlighting and supporting the event in your website. I even ended up helping to present awards, all thanks to you.

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