Mark Flynn Photography | 7 years of the CHARITY DREAM GIRLS CONCERT


December 11, 2013  •  Leave a Comment


It was Friday 29th November and I was to have the pleasure of photographing this superb event which was held at Huddersfield Town Hall. The Hall itself had recently had a stunning face lift and this concert really showed the Hall off to its full potential.

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The Charity Dreamgirls are a voluntary organisation raising awareness for smaller and lesser known charities.

So far the Charity Dream Girls have helped over 13 charities create millions of awareness opportunities through events, pamphlets, programmes, the web and most importantly, volunteering. The CDG started in 2007 when Kate Hardcastle founded the organisation. Since then they have supported and made a huge difference to vast range and number of charities.

The 7 year concert  is aimed at raising awarness for two important charities. The Forget Me Not Trust Children's Hospice which supports children with life limiting conditions & Positive Image which was founded by Kate Hardcastle is focused on inspiring others to have more confidence in themselves.

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The concert consisted of nine individual performers, Headlined by Heather Small of M People & X Factor fame and backed up The Dream Girls themselves, The Risk (X Factor), Melanie Masson (X factor), Jaz Ellington (winner of the Voice), Angie Brown (Bizzare Inc), Voxe (New singing dancing girl group) Hot Gospel (Norths premier Gospel Choir) and Positive Image own choir.The whole event was compared superbly by Sam Dunkley a freelance singer,composer, conductor & musician.


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It was a great atmosphere on the night with fantastic performances by all the artists, eventually the majority of the audience where up on their feet dancing to the music! 

From my own point of view it was a pleasure to photograph whilst also providing a professional challenge with difficult lighting and performers movements to capture. It was also challenging trying to be in the right place at the right time to get the best shots. Overall I am more than happy with the out come.

The evening was a huge success and all concerned should be congratulated on a job well done including all the local business that pulled together and gave their time and services to help run the event.  One cannot even start to think about the amount of time that Kate and the Dream Girls team must have put into organising the event. You all deserve one hell of a pat on the back ladies!

For more information on the Dream Girl team please see:

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To complete the concert an after show party was kindly hosted by Grosvenor Casino in Huddersfield  for more info.  

The after show party gave some of the companies and sponsors of the event that had given their services & products for free to support the event, the opportunity to meet some of the performers and stars of the show and of course have a photograph taken as well!

Following the concert and subsequent circulation of my images I have now had some wonderful feed back, mainly through twitter. Below are some of the fantastic comments I have received. Don't forget if you wish to comment via Twitter to include @markflynnphoto @CharityDreamGRL and most importantly to include # CDGdiva !!! To see more images from The Dream Girls Concert please visit :

I am now looking forward to next years event where I hope to be involved again, rumour has it that it will be a concert with a Beatles theme so watch this space!


Kate Hardcastle@katehardcastle


@markflynnphoto @MelanieMasson1@CharityDreamGRL @ForgetMNotChildyou've done a great job mark! Top man

#Thankyou to 
@markflynnphoto who covered the event with professionalism & care

#Needoursupporterstomakeithappen@CharityDreamGRL #CDGdiva

Ignite Pyrotechnics@IgnitePyro


@markflynnphoto Wow, fantastic Mark! Tricky to catch stage #pyro, it's over in a flash!


Love this pic by @markflynnphoto from Friday's concert x



@markflynnphoto well done Mark, they are fantastic!!!! #goodjob

Hot Gospel@Hotgospel


@markflynnphoto @CharityDreamGRL@ForgetMNotChild

awesome !!!!


Melanie Masson@MelanieMasson1


Love this pic by @markflynnphoto from Friday's concert x





Whitney & Beyonce by @WeAreVoxe@markflynnphoto

Hot Gospel@Hotgospel


@markflynnphoto @MelanieMasson1@katehardcastle @CharityDreamGRL@ForgetMNotChild wow awesome photo !!

Melanie Masson@MelanieMasson1


@markflynnphoto @katehardcastle@CharityDreamGRL @ForgetMNotChildGreat pic Mark. I LOVE this x


Love this pic by @markflynnphoto from Friday's concert x




@markflynnphoto well done Mark, they are fantastic!!!! #goodjob



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