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At A Glance

 

New Year begins and Gareth tweets:

Right. Back to business. Let’s be having you 2017! It’s gonna be a HUGE year!

Keep an eye HERE for Gareth’s singing events

and HERE for Gareth’s business developments including Cuppanut Tea.

Hoping it’s a Happy and Healthy Year for everyone!

 

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Gareth to Host Shine A Light Awards 27/3/17

Exciting news, Gareth is to host the Shine A Light (in it’s 5th year) in London 27/3/17.

Gareth Gates, singer-songwriter and musical theatre star, has today (1st February 2017) been revealed as the host of the 2017 Shine a Light Awards that take place in London on 23 March 2017.

The national awards scheme, run by Pearson in partnership with The Communication Trust, celebrates innovative work and excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s speech, language and communication development.

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Gareth Gates – host for 2017 awards

Gareth Gates, who rose to fame on Pop Idol, has spoken publicly about living with a stutter and the impact on life chances.

In 2011 Gareth planned and filmed a documentary, ‘Stop my Stutter’, where he taught young people who had stammered since childhood how to use the McGuire Technique after qualifying as a speech coach and course instructor.

Pearson and The Communication Trust, a coalition of over 50 organisations dedicated to supporting children and young people’s speech, language and communication, are seeking to recognise the incredible contributions of teams, settings and individuals across England as well as the inspirational journeys of young people living with severe and complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

Gareth Gates says: “It is a complete honour to host these awards and I can’t wait to meet those involved in March. Too often people take speaking for granted but for many being able to communicate and converse is an everyday struggle.

“In the past I have found my stutter crippling, affecting my confidence greatly, but I have learnt ways to manage my difficulties with the support of others.

“The fantastic work of individuals and teams that help children and young people communicate can go unnoticed but what they achieve represents a lifeline to many. I am very much looking forward to hosting the Awards and know it will be a humbling experience.”

Francesca Martinez joins the judging panel

The Shine a Light Awards features a 28-strong judging panel including leading individuals in the speech, language and communication sector as well as previous Award winners from across England. Francesca Martinez – international comedian, writer and speaker who has mild cerebral palsy – has also joined the judging panel.

Francesca Martinez says: “Not everyone finds communicating easy, it can be a tough struggle for children, young people and adults alike. The pressure to be ‘normal’ can be immense, but what does normal mean? I have cerebral palsy, something I prefer to reference as ‘wobbly’ but that doesn’t stop me from performing whether that be acting, stand-up comedy or appearing on a panel show.

“With support, I attended a mainstream school and I have managed to achieve things beyond my wildest dreams. I am delighted to be joining a stellar judging panel for the 2017 Shine a Light Awards. It is so important to recognise the achievements of those with speech and language difficulties and the families, individuals, team and settings that support them.”

The Shine a Light Awards features 10 categories including Primary and Secondary School of the Year, Special Educational Needs (SEN) School of the Year (a new category for 2017), Young Person of the Year and the Communication Champion Award.

Chris Hall, Director of Clinical Assessment at Pearson, says: “We are delighted that both Gareth Gates and Francesca Martinez are part of the 2017 Shine a Light Awards. Both Gareth and Francesca face their own hurdles when it comes to communication and represent inspirational role models of what can be achieved through determination, hard work and support.

“It is vital that we raise awareness of the amazing work that is taking place up and down the country.  With such dedication and high spirits, individuals, teams and settings are making a real difference to children and young people giving them the confidence and skills to achieve great things against the odds.”

For further information about the Shine a Light Awards visit www.shinealightawards.co.uk or follow on Twitter #awardsSAL

 

 

We wish Gareth lots of luck

Footloose Tour 2017

Following rave reviews Footloose Tour is returning for a second year and dates have now been announced for 2017

http://footloose-musical.com/

Kick off your Sunday shoes and cut loose as the explosive rock ‘n’ roll musical sensation Footloose bursts on to the UK stage in a remastered show sure to get your toes tapping. Based on the 1980s hit film that took the world by storm, Footloose the musical sizzles with the same spirit of youth, rebellion and romance.

City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he is forced to move to Bomont, an American rural backwater. But things are far worse than he could have ever imagined, as the town bans dancing. It isn’t long before Ren can’t resist breaking the rules, and he’s not alone.

Enjoy the best in UK musical talent, cutting-edge choreography and classic hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear it for the Boy and of course the unforgettable title track Footloose.

Produced by the Award-Winning Team at Selladoor Productions – Producers of Avenue Q and American Idiot
 
“A ROARING SUCCESS”
Yorkshire Times

“FOOTLOOSE HAS A DRIVING BEAT THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO RESIST”
BritishTheatre.com

 

Please note; Gareth will not be appearing in Wimbledon 21st & 22nd April and Chester 5th to 9th September 2017 due to prior commitments.

 

At A Glance

But it’s the performance of Willard, played by Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates, which is the highlight of an impressive show. Gates has enjoyed a successful stage career since those Pop Idol days with hit shows such as Les Misérables, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Legally Blonde to his name. He plays the part of the loveable but naive Willard brilliantly.   http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2016/02/review-footloose-the-musical/

Mention must also be made to Gareth Gates as Willard (who was always my favourite, and the one I’d ask to the dance at the end). Giving one of the most hilarious performances I’ve seen in a while as the slightly dim-witted uncoordinated Willard. The scene in which he learns to dance is utterly ridiculous, his expressions alone are worth the ticket. Mention should also be made (and credit given) to direction/choreography that mean Gates is stripped down to a tiny pair of shorts…it might not be a great artistic decision but it defiantly was a crowd pleaser. And that sums up Footloose really. It’s a crowd pleasing fun, energetic night out. And sometimes, that’s exactly what you need in the theatre. That, and apparently Gareth Gates in little clothinghttps://thenerdytheatre.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/footloose-tour.html

But it’s Gareth Gates (on tour with the show on certain dates) who surprises. He’s super. Chockablock with full-bodied magnetism and stage presence, with a mellifluous voice and above all very funny, he steals the show. http://www.whatsonstage.com/manchester-theatre/reviews/footloose-manchester-palace-theatre_39969.html

Just 3 reviews of the many  received for Gareth and the Footloose Tour 2016.

Fab news- It’s returning for more dates in 2017! Keep an eye HERE  for dates.

As Christmas 2016 nears, we would like to wish everyone peace and goodwill at Christmas, with a reminder of Gareth singing a favourite carol – Oh Holy Night

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This is an unofficial fan-site, and we have no direct contact with Gareth Gates or his management.  Gareth’s official website is www.garethgates.com

Cuppanut scoops several awards

Gareth’s Coconut tea wins awards both home and abroad!

Visit HERE to read all about where and when, including press reports

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At A Glance

With twenty seven theatres visited so far on the Footloose Tour, the whole cast were given a week off.  After such energy on stage one would expect it’s to recharge their batteries.

No time for Gareth to recharge his, he was straight into exhibiting his Cuppanut infusion at the Speciality Food Fair in Olympia, London.

Resulting in:

WOW! Coconut Ginger & Tumeric has been shortlisted for the Good Choice! Quality Food Awards #cuppanut @Gareth_Gates

Wow another nomination! Coconut Infusion has been shortlisted for the ‘Quality Food Awards’ #cuppanut @Gareth_Gates

Following on from this Gareth (together with Speech Coach Chris Cooksey) hotfooted over to Belfast for the launch of the Qdos Pantomine Cinderella, taking place this Christmastime.

 

……..then rest!…………

 

Good luck with the awards and the final six theatre visits for Footloose.

Also one final opportunity to see Gareth perform at his rescheduled Acoustic Gig in Leicester on 30/10/16.

 

 

 

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This is an unofficial fan-site, and we have no direct contact with Gareth Gates or his management.  Gareth’s official website is www.garethgates.com

 

 

 

 

 

Gareth launches Panto Season in Belfast

At A Glance

Gareth, together with Michael Courtney & Company, have now finished the Spring tour of Mad About the Musicals visiting some 44 theatres around the country.

During this time Gareth grew a beard!

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He has now returned to the role of Willard in Footloose the Musical.

(But the beard has gone)!!

I’ve had to shave my beard off ? BEYOND GUTTED. The things you have to do as an actor ?

 

We hope Gareth enjoyed his 32nd birthday, where it seems he was treated to a surprise much needed short break away and look forward to him visiting a Holland and Barrett store near ‘Anyone Of Us’ soon, as he continues to promote his Cuppanut Tea.

Keep watching Holland and Barrett Facebook

 

 

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This is an unofficial fan-site, and we have no direct contact with Gareth Gates or his management.  Gareth’s official website is www.garethgates.com

 

Gareth’s Cuppanut Infusion update

An update on Gareth’s new Cuppanut Infusion.

It has now hit the Holland and Barrett stores (740 of them) confirmed by  Money mag and Holland and Barrett online too.

A huge bonus-Gareth visiting some stores too.

Here he is promoting in Newcastle.

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At A Glance

What do Footloose The Musical Tour, Mad About The Musicals Tour and Cuppanut Tea Range  have in common-Gareth Gates?!

Gareth has been receiving rave reviews for his appearance as Willard during his Footloose Tour (the first leg ending 16/4/16). He together with Michael Courtney and the girls, head off on tour with Mad About The Musicals (beginning 21/4/16).

During Gareth’s short five day break between these tours he has slotted in launching a new Coconut Tea Range (18-21/4/16)!

It makes for exhausting reading!  Gareth quite obviously likes a challenge!

Whatstonstage in their review of Gareth in Footloose, talk of more challenging roles. Sorry but we may have to wait until he resumes the second leg of the Footloose Tour ( 20/6/16 till late 2016)!

But it’s Gareth Gates (on tour with the show on certain dates) who surprises. He’s super. Chockablock with full-bodied magnetism and stage presence, with a mellifluous voice and above all very funny, he steals the show. It made me think that I’d like to see him in more, shall we say, challenging roles.

We wish Gareth lots of energy for this exciting year and hope he (together with all its consumers of Cuppanut Tea), have a relaxing time drinking the Coconut, Cranberry and  those Ginger & Turmeric infusions.

 

 

Please note:

This is an unofficial fan-site, and we have no direct contact with Gareth Gates or his management.  Gareth’s official website is www.garethgates.com