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Pride kicks off with the Spectacular at Wonderground

The Pride in London Month has opened with the Spectacular – and what a night. People with so many entertaining skills kept us amused and amazed. Michael Twaits hosted the event with aplomb and drew the night to an end with a fiery rap that was so poignant in the aftermath of the Pulse Nightclub sadness in Orlando, which received a well deserved standing ovation.

pridein london spectacular at london wonderground

pridein london spectacular at london wonderground

pridein london spectacular at london wonderground

pridein london spectacular at london wonderground

pridein london spectacular at london wonderground

pridein london spectacular at london wonderground

pridein london spectacular at london wonderground

pridein london spectacular at london wonderground

Host: Michael Twaits
Resident Band: London Gay Big Band
Makeup Sponsor: Mehron United Kingdom
Hair Sponsor: Milk Shake Hair UK
Makeup Teams: Seventa Image Academy
Hair Teams: HairArt Teresa Weller
Producer: Ian Massa-Harris

Pride’s Got Talent in London 2016

I was fortunate to photograph the amazing abilities on show at Pride’s Got Talent last Sunday. Hosted by Michael Twaits and produced by Ian Massa-Harris it was a highly entertaining evening. you can see the complete set of photos here: https://https://www.facebook.com/ianmassaharris/media_set?set=a.10156848266115328.625415327&type=3

Meanwhile here are a few to gove you a taste of the evening…

prides got talent at the charing cross theatre in london, may 2016, hosted by michael twaits and produced by ian massa-harris

prides got talent at the charing cross theatre in london, may 2016, hosted by michael twaits and produced by ian massa-harris

prides got talent at the charing cross theatre in london, may 2016, hosted by michael twaits and produced by ian massa-harris

prides got talent at the charing cross theatre in london, may 2016, hosted by michael twaits and produced by ian massa-harris

prides got talent at the charing cross theatre in london, may 2016, hosted by michael twaits and produced by ian massa-harris

prides got talent at the charing cross theatre in london, may 2016, hosted by michael twaits and produced by ian massa-harris

prides got talent at the charing cross theatre in london, may 2016, hosted by michael twaits and produced by ian massa-harris

prides got talent at the charing cross theatre in london, may 2016, hosted by michael twaits and produced by ian massa-harris

prides got talent at the charing cross theatre in london, may 2016, hosted by michael twaits and produced by ian massa-harris

prides got talent at the charing cross theatre in london, may 2016, hosted by michael twaits and produced by ian massa-harris

Amazing talents emerging at Pride in London this year

There are some amazing new talents that are emerging through the likes of Pride in London. These guys and gals have developed acts that are very entertaining and some of them will definitely be ‘on the scene’ within the next year or two. I photographed these folk performing this week in the pubs like The Two Brewers (Clapham), the Bloc Bar (Camden) and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Look out for them both in the final and also at Pride itself.

Director Ian Massa-Harris @ianmh
Host Michael Twaits @michaeltwaits

amazing talent at pride in london - photographed by simon c bennett photographer

amazing talent at pride in london - photographed by simon c bennett photographer

amazing talent at pride in london - photographed by simon c bennett photographer

amazing talent at pride in london - photographed by simon c bennett photographer

amazing talent at pride in london - photographed by simon c bennett photographer

amazing talent at pride in london - photographed by simon c bennett photographer

amazing talent at pride in london - photographed by simon c bennett photographer

amazing talent at pride in london - photographed by simon c bennett photographer

Country to Capital 45 mile run from Wendover to London

These amazing people of all ages and genders took part in a 45 mile marathon (yes 45 miles) to raise money for The Childrens Trust and Teach Africa. These photographs were taken just seconds before the finish line and had I been a participant I doubt very much I’d have looked quite so chirpy and fit. At this stage I’d have been slithering along the towpath looking like something fit to be condemned. Their success was a massive feat of endurance.

country to capital 45 mile marathon from Wendover to London 2014 photo by Simon C Bennett

country to capital 45 mile marathon from wendover to london 2014 photo by Simon C Bennett

country to capital 45 mile marathon from wendover to london 2014 photo by Simon C Bennett

country to capital 45 mile marathon from wendover to london 2014 photo by Simon C Bennett

Behind the scenes at Salon du Chocolat

Salon du Chocolat was held at Olympia and I was shooting the behind the scenes photos and for the fashion show itself. It was a celebration of all things chocolate, with stalls of small artisanal producers from England and France producing some divine products. If you didn’t get there, you missed a treat but it will be repeated next year so make sure it’s in your diary – if you are a chocoholic like me it’s an essential visit!

stefanija - one of the talented make up artists

mannequin of chocolate delights

tools of the trade for the mua

talented mua's and hairdressers create

delicious artisanal chocolates on offer from some amazing chocolatiers

Salon du Chocolat
Client: Seventa Image