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John inspires Power of Dreams

Posted on 19 March 2009  - 12:00

John Bostock was one of the judges at Power of Dreams, a special talent show held to unearth the most musically-talented young people in the London Borough of Enfield, at Millfield Theatre, Edmonton, this week.

John inspires Power of Dreams

John Bostock was one of the judges at Power of Dreams, a special talent show held to unearth the most musically-talented young people in the London Borough of Enfield, at Millfield Theatre, Edmonton, this week.

The event was put on by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, Enfield Council, and Enfield Homes, with the endorsement of the Borough's Hate Crime Forum.

Any Enfield resident between the age of 11 and 23 with talent in singing, rapping, or dancing were invited to take part and showcase their abilities, putting across the positive message of peace and harmony on the streets.

In an X-Factor-style contest, John was joined on a judging panel by Enfield Council's Head of Community Safety, Andrea Clemons; Enfield Police's Youth and Partnership Sergeant, Neil Standring; and the Chair of Enfield Homes and Chief Executive of Enfield's Greek and Cypriot Community, Litsa Worrall.

Our youngest ever First Team player said: "I was extremely impressed by the standard of performance and level of competition - Enfield can be proud of some very talented young people.

"It was a good experience for me to judge a competition like this and I can appreciate how challenging it is to perform in front of a crowd.

"But all the acts performed really well and should serve as an inspiration to other young people with the positive message they put across.

"It's great that the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and its partners have given these guys the opportunity to showcase their talents."

Power of Dreams

The lucky winners were as follows:

Singing: Catch 22 (pictured right)

Rapping: The Guv'nor

Dance: Echo

The winning vocalists each receive two days in a professional recording studio to produce their successful song, while the winning dance act receives a year's membership at the Pineapple Dance Studio in London.

The show was opened by a number of talented young people to emerge from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation's flagship Kickz project on the Ferry Lane Estate in Tottenham.

Kyle Stewart, 23, began proceedings with a performance alongside his rap group, Da Clique, while there was also a performance from a group of female street dancers from the project, the Ferry Lane Starletts. Kyle, an ambassador for Kickz projects now running throughout the country, took the role of MC for the night.

Kickz is an estates-based free sports-for-all programme that operates at key times on weeknights with the aim of reducing crime and anti-social behaviour on targeted neighbourhoods. The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation now runs eight separate projects across North London.