Photo gallery: Camden Has Talent contest a hit at Queen’s Crescent Festival 2013

Pictured belting out a Rihanna number at the Camden Has Talent contest is Tyra Simmonds, 3. Picture:

Pictured belting out a Rihanna number at the Camden Has Talent contest is Tyra Simmonds, 3. Picture: Dieter Perry - Credit: Archant

Budding performers battled it out in the inaugural Camden Has Talent competition as part of the annual Queen’s Crescent Festival.

Pictured belting out a Rihanna number at the Camden Has Talent contest is Tyra Simmonds, 3. Picture:

Pictured belting out a Rihanna number at the Camden Has Talent contest is Tyra Simmonds, 3. Picture: Dieter Perry - Credit: Archant

The festival, organised by the Queen’s Crescent Community Association (QCCA), was attended by more than 3,000 people on Saturday.

Over the course of the day, the crowd enjoyed a range of stalls offering food from around the world, as well as live performances on the festival stage.

There were also a variety of workshops, fairground rides, face-painting and sport on offer for younger festival-goers.

The festival, now in its 11th year, takes place along Queen’s Crescent in Kentish Town and this year marked the re-launch of the Queen’s Crescent Street Market.


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But the highlight of the festival was the Camden Has Talent contest which saw 12 acts go head-to-head in a bid to get their hands on a £500 winning prize.

The judging panel, comprised of R&B singer Gemma Fox, music promoter Thad Baron and record label owner Chris Townsend, crowned young female singer Grace Flearly the overall winner.

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Ahmed Wardere, 30, QCCA’s frontline services manager, said: “Everybody loved it, it was a tremendous success.

“It was down to the hard work of the organisers and a big thanks has to go out to Camden Council, because without their funding this wouldn’t be possible.

“The aim of the festival is to break down inequality, isolation and racial tensions in this area and to bring the community together.

“We’ve given the community a sense of ownership because they were involved in the planning of the festival.

“Our festival plays a significant role in ensuring Gospel Oak and Haverstock is cohesive and has a strong community spirit.”

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