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Dalston's Got Talent gig raises £1,000 for brain injury charity

PUBLISHED: 15:50 14 March 2017 | UPDATED: 15:50 14 March 2017

A performer at Dalston's Got Talent.

A performer at Dalston's Got Talent.

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Singers, poets, comedians, impressionists and a hula-hoop artist showcased Hackney's emerging talents at Dalston's Arcola Theatre - and raised more than £1,000 for brain injury charity Headway.

A performer at Dalston's Got Talent.A performer at Dalston's Got Talent.

The show was organised by Talia Jordan, 20, whose aunt is supported by Headway’s Kingsland Road branch. “It was such a lovely turn-out and a really good evening,” she said. “It was good to tell more people about Headway as it’s not a mainstream charity.”

The show, on February 19, also featured a raffle with prizes from local businesses, such as Dalston Square’s Café Route and Caribbean restaurant Rudie’s.

Simon, a firefighter who volunteers at Headway, said: “Events like this increase the connection and community spirit between the people who live and work in Dalston.”

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