Groves Caricatures (best known as Dave) is available for hire at weddings, parties and events in the Hampshire area, Andover, Winchester, Alton, Portsmouth, Fareham, Southampton, the New Forest, Ringwood and Lyndhurst and throughout Hampshire. A few venues recently attended to draw caricatures at in the Hampshire area are at the Bartley Lodge Hotel in Cadnam, the Macdonald Botley Park Hotel in Boorley Green, the East Horton Golf Club in Fair Oak, and Old Thorns in Liphook. Some wedding venue's visited for caricature entertainment in Hampshire for 2015-16 include the Clock Barn in Whitchurch, Warbrook House in Hook, a few times at the Skylark golf and country club in Whiteley, and more than once at The Langstone Hotel close to Hayling Island.
Amanda Holden is one of Britain’s biggest TV stars and has been an actress and presenter for over 25 years. Amanda is a Hampshire lass, born in Portsmouth and during her childhood lived in the small town of Bishop’s Waltham in Hampshire somewhere north of Southampton. Amanda’s actual first TV appearance was in fact a contest on Cilla Black’s Blind date in 1991. Amanda Holden is now best known for being a judge on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ - to TV addicts its known as BGT. Britain’s Got Talent is a bombshell of a show that dominates TV news in spring. As contestants perform their acts and show off their talent’s, from dog acts, magicians, choirs and acrobats, trying to impress the judges who are Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and the Hampshire born star Amanda Holden. BGT has given us memorable performers like Susan Boyle, Paul Potts and Stavros Flatley. It is good to see that Stavros Flatley are still going strong. I watched them perform at a party a couple of Christmas’s ago. The son Lagi is now in his 20’s and looking very muscular. In between Britain’s Got Talent, Amanda has hosted many other shows such as ‘This Morning’ with Philip Schofield and ‘The Doors’ with Chris Tarrant to name a couple. She has also played the princess Fiona in the original production of Shrek the Musical. This musical is joy to watch and the song is brilliantly written. Amanda Holden was previously married to Les Dennis who will be forever remembered for 15 years presenting family fortunes.