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Thursday, November 19, 2009



For all your research and information
visit your local Felixstowe Library
and the Suffolk Record Office.






Our normal Tuesday meeting at Felixstowe Library was cancelled after we received the open invitation to watch the film version of Felixstowe TV’s series of ‘The Lost Sock’.

The film was shown at the St Andrews Church Hall where a comfortably sized crowd had an evening of free entertainment and amusement. For many present this was an evening of pure nostalgia with a mix of actors, writers and directors and producers of the film were present.

There were quite a number of black shirts being worn, all bearing The Lost Sock logo that was designed by one time Scribbler Debbie Sutton from her home in France.

Both Felixstowe TV and Felixstowe Films are interested in producing another film – with a more serious streak this time - so who knows if there will be yet another surge of script writing amongst the Scribblers?


Our book launch takes place on Saturday 28 November with the doors opening at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 start at the Castle Lodge Hotel. Rachel Sloane has accepted the invitation to attend whilst Radio Suffolk will be interviewing one of our own, Dave Feakes, on Wednesday 25th November at 1.25pm.

A bar will be available at the launch along with music provided by Kol Paterson. The object is to sell as many anthologies as possible with profits going to EACH. Thanks go to the Anthology committee, Barry, Jane and Les for their hard work and to the many people who have pre-ordered copies which will be available for collection on the night. Here’s hoping for a super turn-out!


“I wanted to invite all scribblers to the drinks evening for my new exhibition of paintings at Aldeburgh – it would be so nice to see you there. Here are the details:

The Creative Self: Inner and Outer Landscapes of Suffolk

An exhibition of atmospheric and evocative oil paintings inspired by the beauty of the Suffolk landscape, by local artist Kate Ackerley, at The Aldeburgh Gallery 143 High St, Aldeburgh IP13 23D. Open every day from 10-5pm. Private view by invitation on Saturday 12th December 6-9pm. Mulled wine and mince pies on Sunday 13th December 2-4pm, all welcome.

See www.KateAckerley.com for more details or 01728 452772 and 0754 999 2649.

I hope to see you!
Good luck with writing and I hope to return to Scribbling in the New Year,
Best wishes

OUR NEXT MEETING at The Room at the Top Felixstowe Library ....

Takes place on Tuesday 1st December at 7.30 pm

The 1,500 word open themed work will be provided by Shaun and Tony..

The 500 word homework assignment should be centred on a Christmas or New Year theme.

Until next time

Keep Scribbling!

Support those who support us! Have a look at Scott’s website at http://www.mrcobblerandmrlocks.co.uk
Don’t forget that Scott has special ‘Felixstowe Scribblers’ mugs on sale at £5 each. Not only does it have the Scribblers logo on the front, but your name can also be added on the rear.


Smooth & Groovy
For all occasions
Solo piano to 5-piece band
CD available on request
Tel: 01473 712624
Email: kol@ourservice2u.co.uk


Castle Lodge Hotel
Chevalier Rd
IP11 7JW
TEL: 01394 282149


Vibe TV

Wipst Premier Screenwriting Competition 2009
‘From page to screen’
Writers International Premier Screen Talent:

Writers International premier screenwriting competition, Wipst, are excited to reveal the final member of this years judging panel, as Professor Hazel Walford Davies.

Professor Walford Davies is a graduate in English from the University of Wales, Cardiff, and also has an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wales. She has held posts in both the English Department and the Drama Department at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (subsequently as a Senior Lecturer), as well as at Manchester College, Oxford, and at the University of Glamorgan (as Professor). Since 1980 she has held visiting professorships in Literature and Theatre at various American universities. Hazel is a Board member and Fellow of Academi.

Vibe TV’s director, Sue Powell-Reed said, ‘Given her travelling commitments across the globe, we feel privileged that Professor Davies has agreed to join the judging panel. Her knowledge and experience will be invaluable to every entrant , and the lucky winner will benefit enormously from her critique.’

Wipst has been created to seek undiscovered raw talent in the film and television industry, giving hope to young professionals in the field. With just under two weeks to go until the closing date, it’s important that you send your entries in now. It is so difficult to break into the business, to get seen or heard, but with a short film/television programme to show, you can enter film festivals or send to directors and producers - the people that make things happen.

The closing date is November 30th 2009, and the overall winner will be announced on January 18, 2010. A pilot (10 minutes) will be commissioned to promote the screenplay which will be filmed in March/April 2010 at an appropriate location for the film/television screenplay.

Contact editor@vibetv.tv for more information, or visit our website at www.vibetv.tv/competition.aspx and click on the Wipst competition icon.


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