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Friday, August 31, 2007

Our Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 4th September in the Café Libra at Felixstowe Library and will be chaired by Dave. Start time remains at 7.30pm for the second of our anonymous competitions for the Bill Budner Trophy. It promises to be an interesting evening once again.

As a reminder the rules for the competition for attending writers only, are:

* Up to 1,000 words on any topic.
* Work should be typed.
* Anonymous so no names or identification marks on the paper.
*All work will be placed on a table, and each writer, at a given time, will collect one story and have a few minutes to familiarise themselves with it.
* The stories will be read out with everyone marking the work.
* At the end of the evening all the marks will be entered anonymously into a box and then counted.

The Bill Budner Trophy will be presented to the winner then, after engraving by Scott at Mr Cobbler in Felixstowe, will be held until the next competition in three months time.

Tony, the current holder, is not keen to relinquish the trophy that he won in May so can you become the second winner? We all look forward to hearing the work on offer.

Some news filtered through from Giles at Felixstowe TV that says:

"Felixstowe TV is pleased to be able to announce that 'The Lost Sock' - the only full length feature film ever made from start to end in Felixstowe - is to be shown on broadcast TV this weekend.

"The world TV premiere of the unique local film, made by Felixstowe TV, is at noon on Saturday (1st September) on Information TV - Sky channel 167. It will be shown again at the same time every Saturday during September, plus another showing every Friday night at midnight on Information TV 2 (channel 168). (See www.information.tv for schedule.)

"Between 400 and 500 people attended the film's World Premiere at The Spa Pavilion Theatre last July, 200 copies of the DVD have now been sold, and tens of thousands watched the original episode format on the internet (over half a million showings across the 11 episodes), where it was first shown on Felixstowe TV www.felixstowetv.co.uk. Now it will be broadcast to potentially millions of homes across the UK and Europe!

"Chris Gosling passed on what the broadcaster said... 'When he first saw the film, he was tickled pink by the quirky humour and local appeal. Information TV Chief Executive Fred J Perkins told me that after a slightly slow first ten minutes, it picked up a good pace and was lots of fun.' We're all very proud of having been part of a real community effort, with so many local people involved. And as Chris said, getting the film on TV is the icing on the cake!"

By all accounts the East Anglian Daily Times carried a feature yesterday, 30th August. Has anyone got a copy to share or spare, please?


Another piece of news is that a cheetah cub at Suffolk Wildlife Park at Kessingland is to be name after Jack Wilkinson.


Until Tuesday next,

Keep Scribbling and Best of luck in the competition!


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