Dale the Dalek's a talent spotter

December 23 2015

FORGET Britain’s Got Talent! Bishopston will be hosting its very own version this month – from a local residents’ front garden.

FORGET Britain’s Got Talent! Bishopston will be hosting its very own version this month – from a local residents’ front garden.

The idea is the brainchild of Keith Walker, who, for the last five years, has come up with a themed garden for the local community to interact with and enjoy.

One special feature is Keith’s homemade Dalek, which he made ten years ago using an old Bristol City Council compost bin, a wok, sink plunger, egg whisk and other objects.

Last year, Keith’s front garden – usually a seasonal vegetable patch – was transformed into a beach scene, with a deck chair for people to don their swimwear, brave the chill and have their photo taken.

Those partaking in the act then donated money to Children's Hospice South West, which cared for Keith's nephew who suffered from muscle dystrophy.

He raised over £1,000 for the charity, and is hoping to do the same again this year.

Local residents will be able to take to the constructed stage, in what Keith has dubbed ‘North Bristol’s Got Talent’, to perform an act of their choice and donate. 

A PA sound system is being installed, and performers will be videoed, with clips uploaded to Dale the Dale’s Twitter page @DaletheDalek.

To take part in the challenge, visit Dale the Dalek at 48 Thornleigh Road, off Gloucester Road.

The garden will also be featured in the Window Wanderland trail, from February 20-21. To book a slot to perform, contact Keith on: 0117 907 8448.

Dale the Dalek

Dale the Dalek and Keith Walker in their
beach-themed garden last year