Good morning and happy first December everyone
Another year has almost gone by again… it’s kind of hard to believe it. It was just June and suddenly my calendar tells me we’ve got the first of December! It looks like it’s snowed overnight as well…
There’s good news coming soon: Emilia will be back in a new series of ‘Silent Witness’ in January!
I thought I’d switch layouts to celebrate the end of 2014 and also, welcome the new half of 2015.
Therefore the lovely new layout was made by Sara from Grey Street Graphics. I hope you like it as much as I do.
And that’s it for now. Have a good week ya’ll!
P.S.: If you spy any broken links etc. you know how it goes – contact me and I’ll try to fix those asap.
20th Anniversary Christmas Tea and Carol Concert
Wednesday 03 December 2014
St Mary Abbots Centre and Church, Kensington
Kick off the festive season by joining us for our special 20th anniversary celebration in London on Wednesday 3 December 2014
Christmas Tea: 4.30pm – 6.30pm, St Mary Abbots Centre, Vicarage Gate, Kensington, W8 4HN
Carol Concert: 7pm, St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington Church St, W8 4LA
At the Christmas Tea this year Mark Cook will be reviewing the incredible journey of Hope and Homes for Children over the last 20 years. You will also hear from our Chief Executive, Mark Waddington and Dr Delia Pop, our Director of Programmes, who is at the forefront of our work across Central and Eastern Europe and Africa. There will be the opportunity to ask them all questions afterwards.
The Carol Concert will offer a wonderful evening of entertainment with performances from the London Suzuki Group and Soprano singer Alicia Lowes. Alicia has performed for many distinguished guests including members of the royal family. We are also delighted to be joined by guest speakers Emilia Fox, and her brother Freddie Fox.
Tickets are £20 each and entry to our Christmas Tea is free. Please complete the form below to book your tickets or give us a call on 01722 790111
Book tickets here.
A World Exclusive for you here folks! We have a featurette on short film Retrospective which features Charles Dance (Games of Thrones) and Emilia Fox (TV’s Silent Witness) which you can watch below. Check back later today for an exclusive interview with Charles Dance himself.
Directed by Garrick Hamm (The Man Who Married Himself), the film features an all star British cast lead by Charles Dance (‘Game Of Thrones’), Emilia Fox (‘Silent Witness’), Vincent Regan (Snow White And The Huntsman, 300) and Omid Djalili (Sex And The City 2). It follows Jonathan Hoyle (Charles Dance), who has been a war photographer in some of the world’s most troubled places, but it is in London, the night before a retrospective of his life’s work, that he is taken off the street by an armed man. Hoyle is about to learn that his photographs were not without consequences, and whether he survives the night will depend on what exactly he witnessed through his camera’s unflinching eye.
The film is produced by Stephanie Bamberg, John Dodds and longtime Ribeye Films partner, Oliver Swanton, with award winning cinematographer Michael Seresin (Harry Potter, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes) also behind the lens.
Retrospective will be available via Shorts TV and iTunes in December!
For the 3rd year running, a host of big hearted celebrities including Emilia Fox, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, model Suki Waterhouse, American singer and TV personality Kimberly Wyatt and British girl group Little Mix, are lending their support to the ‘Show You Care with the LINDT Bear’ campaign, which sees LINDT pledge to raise £100,000 in aid of BBC Children in Need 2014.
The celebrities have been photographed alongside their signed, ornamental versions of the trademark chocolate LINDT Bear which will go up for auction to raise money for the charity.
Here’s the photo of Emilia and her signed ‘Lindt’ bear:
Since 2012, Lindt has donated £225,000 in aid of BBC Children in Need through the Show You Care campaign. BBC Children in Need supports disadvantaged children and young people across the UK and every penny raised from each signed LINDT Bear will help to make a difference.
The LINDT Team says: “We are thrilled to be supporting BBC Children in Need again this year; it is a fantastic charity which does honourable work. Our loveable chocolate LINDT Bear was launched with resounding success three years ago and we’re sure the celebrity signed versions are going to be just as popular. Get online to support your favourite celebrity and bid for their exclusive, signed LINDT Bear. We wish you the very best of luck in the auction.”
Carrie Green, Head of Corporate Partnerships at BBC Children in Need said: “We are delighted to be working with LINDT again this year. The ‘Show you Care with the LINDT Bear’ campaign is a fantastic way for people to support BBC Children in Need and be in with a chance to win one of the signed LINDT Bears. Every penny raised from this auction will be used to change young lives so we wish bidders the best of luck and thank them for making a difference. ”
To further support the charity, LINDT’s Master Chocolatiers lovingly crafted LINDT Chocolate Bear is on sale now. It’s the perfect way to ‘show you care’ with 10% of profits from sales of the 10g Bear going to BBC Children in Need.
BBC Children in Need Appeal is on Friday, November 14th on BBC One
A closer look of the bear:
Thanks Emma Pointing for emailing me!
You can watch the clip here or down below:
Thanks to my friend Rich at Kathryn Morris UK for his help!
Yesterday we kicked off our search for the next writing star in our Be A Bestseller competition and, over the next few weeks we’ll be hearing from four celebrities about their favourite novel.
Today, actress Emilia Fox travels to Fowey in Cornwall where her best-loved book, Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, is set.
Here she explains why she loves reading Rebecca.
A few photos which were taken during her visit:
Emilia has been cast in the role of Julia in an TV adaption of J.K. Rowling’s book “The Casual Vacancy“.
Directed by Jonny Campbell, the show is being produced by the BBC. As soon as more details are released I’ll announce them here. Here’s a quick oversight:
The BBC One miniseries, in association with HBO, is an adaptation of JK Rowling’s global bestseller The Casual Vacancy and consists of three one-hour parts. Production begins on 7 July in South West England.
The Casual Vacancy centres on Pagford, a seemingly idyllic English village with a cobbled market square and ancient abbey. Behind the pretty façade, however, is a town at war: rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.
What’s your signature dinner party dish? Celebrities including Kirstie Allsopp, Emilia Fox, Lulu and more share their tried and tested recipe secrets. Marmite Shepherd’s Pie anyone?
Did you miss Emilia’s guest appearance on Dave’s second series of ‘Crackanory‘ last week?
Don’t worry, I’ve got it recorded for you and ready to watch below, enjoy: