Oscar Themed Evening with Gareth Ellis-Unwin
Wednesday 1 November – 7.30pm-9.30pm
A Red Carpet Event
We are incredibly excited to be welcoming our special guest star, Gareth Ellis-Unwin, to our Oscar-themed night. Gareth is the CEO of London-based Bedlam Film Productions and used to live on Lordship Lane.
He is the Oscar-winning Producer of The King’s Speech, the highest grossing British independent film of all time. He’ll be walking our own red carpet at the EDT on Wednesday 1 November to talk about Hollywood, his film career, show some film clips and take part in Q&A.
So, please bring your questions for him on the night, whether you want to find out how he entered the movie business, what it felt like to be presented with his Oscar by Steven Spielberg, or how he got on with Colin Firth!
What to Bring – Glitz and Glamour
Having a Hollywood Film Producer in town sounds like a good excuse to dress up to us! So if you’re in the mood, please join the Committee and glam up with your favourite posh frock, heels and a diamond or two!
There’ll be a red carpet, themed cocktails and a FREE glass of Prosecco to welcome you (one for everyone!), plus paparazzi near the bar to take your photos with THE REAL OSCAR – and Gareth of course! If you’d like to get changed at the EDT, there’ll be a changing area made available too.
If you don’t want to dress up, that’s fine too. But please do get into the spirit of The Oscars by bringing along/wearing a clue to your favourite film – be it a quote, a prop, names of lead actors, or something more cryptic – so we can guess what it is.
One member suggested wearing thigh-high boots like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman:). We’ll have labels and pens at the door so, if it’s easier, you can write down your quote or clue.
Please mingle as you would at the real Oscars night and spend time befriending new members, guessing people’s films and asking why they chose them. Of course, if you want to dress up and bring a clue that’d be brilliant!
Please arrive between 7.00 and 7.15pm so you have plenty of time to get a drink and take your seat before Gareth’s talk starts at 7.30pm prompt. And don’t forget to bring along some money (no old pound coins please) to buy raffle tickets – Gareth will be giving away some signed DVDs of his films on the night.
We look forward to seeing you!
The EDWI Committee
Festive Rubber Stamp Making and Printing with Jo Veevers
Wednesday 6 December – 7.30pm-9.30pm
We’re still in denial…..but the next meeting will be our Christmas one! So we will have the lovely Jo Veevers coming along to help us do Festive Rubber Stamp Making and Printing. Just perfect for creating and personalising your Christmas cards and gift tags.
Please note all events are subject to change