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Town Talk


Talented duo have new tricks up their sleeves


A SNODLAND couple have appeared on the “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” Saturday night tele- vision show hosted by Jonathan Ross. Keelan Leyser and Charlotte Marie have


lived in Holborough Road for 18 months and their act is a fusion of magic, dance and a rapid change of clothes. Keelan has been involved in magic since


his parents bought him a magic set for his fourth birthday. Hemet Charlotte seven years ago when they were paired up by a mutual friend to take part in a dance competition. “As we danced so well together, I asked Charlotte if she would be interested in tak- ing part in a new venture I had in mind,” he said.


They toured the country with 110 theatre shows in 2006 and won the Grand Prix Award at the British Magical Championships in 2007. In 2009 they reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent. Keelan and Charlotte spent two years working on major cruise liners and 90% of their work is abroad. They have international agents who find work for them plus a man- ager. “ Penn and Teller were very appreciative of


our act,” said Keelan, “but we didn’t fool them.” He said he and Charlotte had been doing


their show for six years and it was reaching the end of its shelf life. They are working on another act which will be magical but not quick change and it is something that they don’t think people will have seen in the west- ern world


TV show is magic for ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ semi-final couple


Keelan and Charlotte on the show with Jonathan Ross


Football clubs join forces to present a united front


MORE than 17 football teams in Snodland involving up to 300 players are joining forces. Mel Rayfield, chairman of Snodland Sports Association


and Snodland Football Club, said: “A meeting of all the town’s senior and junior football clubs has resulted in an historic landmark agreement. “With effect from the 2012-13 season the clubs will be united as Snodland Town Football Club.” The clubs involved are Snodland Nomads, Snodland


Working Men’s Club, Snodland Town, Snodland Roosters and Snodland Football Club – the town’s most senior side which competes in the Kent County League. “The existing teams will continue in their present format


for the coming season,” Mel added. “The new club structure is up and running and there are ongoing talks with the vari- ous bodies involved in the transition.” A full report and profile of the clubs will follow in the next edition of Town Talk.


Bluebell walk


charity tally THE Eve Appeal Bluebell Wood char- ity walk in Upper Halling raised £1,100 this year. Patrick Lawry, who organises the event, said £11,000 had been donated to the charity in the four years the walk has been taking place. The money goes to


the gynaecological cancers research programme at Uni- versity College, Lon- don.


Local news for Snodland and Halling


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