The Unsung Heros of the Film Industry with Jane L’Epine Smith

Our October meeting will be taking us deep into the fascinating world of the film and theatrical industries.  Jane L’Epine Smith, a Casting Director and Producer, will be giving us some interesting insights into this exciting and challenging world and the roles of the, often forgotten, off screen and set organisers. With Jane’s pedigree (try googling her dad, Eric L’Epine Smith) and a life time of personal experience I’m sure we can expect an entertaining evening. As well as giving talks Jane still keeps her hand in devising and producing works with local drama groups such the Richmond Shakespeare Company.

Plus the usual tea, cake, raffle and fun company. All in all a good evening out!!!

Please remember our November evening starts with our annual AGM. This will be followed by birthday cake and musical entertainment – make sure the date, November 14th, is in your diaries!



Are you celebrating your 70th birthday soon? Then read on …

Dear All

We have received the following message via the NFWI website.

The BBC are looking for participants aged 70 years, for a programme taking place at beginning of November.

Please contact Cristina Criddle direct if you are interesting in participating.


Begin forwarded message:
Date: 5 October 2017 at 16:21:20 BST
Subject: NFWI Website Form Submission – sent by: Cristina Criddle

Hello, I’m a producer for BBC Breakfast. The most people ever turn 70 this year and we are looking to mark this with a live broadcast and a show dedicated to celebrating 70. It will look at different themes affecting 70 year olds, what life was like in 1947 and (hopefully!) an audience of 70 seventy-year-olds. I wanted to touch base to see if any of your members might be interested in contributing to the special show? It will likely be a location close to London, held at the beginning of November. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions. Thanks Cristina 02036140040

Christmas Meal at Merits

RuTC_Merits_Christmas_2017For our annual Christmas meal outing we return this year to Merits Training Restaurant at Richmond upon Thames College. Click the link to take you to the Christmas menu.

At £18.00 for three courses plus tea/coffee to finish it represents a great value night out. We have reserved 25 places on Tuesday 5th December, time 18:30, venue Merits Restaurant Richmond upon Thames College.

First come first served I’m afraid, so bring your cash/cheques to Tuesday’s meeting or make an internet payment to Hampton WI, Sort Code 77-30-24, a/c 85829668 please put ‘Xmas’ and your name as a reference. Thank you.