club’s members, including some award winning films at recent County and Regional Film Festivals.
Historic Film Show – Bombs and Enid Blyton’s childhood
One of the Club’s earliest films from the late 1950s – Firtree Gardens - is being shown. It was especially made for the local Civil Defence about the effects of a bomb explosion, and shows places and people from Orpington as they were back then (audience members may even spot themselves!). It includes several views of the High Street, local residents ‘role playing’, and has a background music track provided by Orpington’s own Orchestra at that time.
Also being shown is an award-winning (Kent Film Festival) docu-drama about the childhood life of Enid Blyton, who lived within the Bromley Borough. It traces her life from birth in 1897 through to her first successes as an author in the 1920s and reveals her joys, disappointments and her determined desire to be a writer against all odds.
The OVFM show always attracts large audiences from far and wide, especially as the tickets (which should be bought or ordered in advance), cost a mere £5 and include refreshments during the interval. For tickets – or for information about joining this enthusiastic group of film-makers, contact the Secretary, Mrs Freddy Beard on 01689 813616, the Chairman, Simon Earwicker on 01689 837730, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about OVFM, visit the website at www.ovfm.org.uk .
Orpington Video & Film Makers' Spring show – to be held at the Methodist Church Orpington on March 21st from 7pm – will include News Reel coverage of the crowning by the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Ian Paine, of the May Queen - Katherine Madder - at Petts Wood’s May Fayre. The News Reel also includes scenes of happy revellers at the Bromley Town celebrations last September, along with other newsworthy events especially filmed by club members around our busy Borough during the past year. Also to be shown is a film about a local and perhaps little known charity, the Harris Hospice – which can trace its roots back to the world renowned St Christopher’s Hospice. Of course, there will also be the ever popular variety of comedies, dramas and documentaries created by the
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