Peppa Pig’s co-creator is among new judges for this year’s Crystal Palace International Film festival.
Neville Astley produced and directed hundreds of episodes of the children’s cartoon character, which has been translated into over 30 languages winning many awards and his other huge success ‘Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom’.
Other new judges lined up for this year’s event, which runs from October 26th to November 9th, are Beverly Dixon, MD of Woolyback Productions and producer and executive producer of many TV and radio programs with Johnny Vegas; and Brian Dooley, BAFTA winning writer of TV’s The Smoking Room, Being Human and Way To Go, plus many more.
CPIFF say: “The latest for this year’s festival is that the finalists and schedule for this year are nearly ready and will be posted on the website soon. “We have some fabulous films to screen again this year and are looking forward to another superb year.”
Categories are as follows: Feature Film (over 45 mins);Short Film (under 45 mins); Comedy (any length); Horror/Sci-Fi (any length);Animation (any length); International Film (any length) film in a foreign language with subtitles or dubbed; Music Video (under 8 mins); Documentary (any length); Student Film (any length). (Source: CPIFF)
OVERGROUND FESTIVAL 2014 – FANCY VOLUNTEERING?
AN OPEN meeting for anyone interested in being a volunteer at the 2014 Crystal Palace Overground festival is being held at Antenna Cafe Thing, Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road on Sunday October 6th at 6pm.
“We have lots of varied festival roles and the more volunteers we can recruit to the organising team, the better!” say the festival. “Come along to the meeting to find out more.”
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MUGGERS MAY BE BACK IN THE AREA…
The following item was posted on Virtual Norwood on September 19th under the ‘Mugging on Belvedere Rd/Other local incidents’ thread:
“Earlier today my housemate was heading home down Cintra Park and got put off by someone that was at first standing still, but slowly started to head off in the same direction when he spotted my housemate coming along. “My housemate took a side road to avoid him and when looking back down later on noted that the guy had decided to double back and loiter again at the same spot. “From experience last year, very similar behaviour resulted in the person attempting a robbery on both of us within the space of half an hour, in my case chasing me up to my back door.
“Given that more people are returning home in darkness, especially people who work late or have a drink after work, this kind of behaviour might start to get more frequent again, so try to remain alert when heading home in the late evening.”
‘WINE VERSUS BEER’ CHEESE EVENING
Good Taste Food and Drink on Westow Hill have announced the first of their Autumn’s tasting evenings.
The first is a ‘wine versus beer’ with cheese evening on Thursday October 3rd, kick-off at 8pm.
Good Taste’s Manish says: “At this tasting we shall attempt to see which drink is a better match with cheese: beer or wine. “I shall be championing beer and local wine writer Matt Walls shall be championing wines (we both promise to not cheat so our respective favourite drinks win!)
“We shall taste our way through six cheeses which Matt will ‘attempt’ to pair 6 wines with and I SHALL pair six beers with; not that the two of us are competitive or anything!
Message from Good Taste: “Numbers are restricted so please do book early to avoid disappointment. “The evening will cost £35 per head and last around two hours.
“Good Taste (28 Westow Hill) will also offer a 10 per cent discount on all booze bought on the night as well. “Once you book your place(s) please do bring a print out of your confirmation ticket with you on the evening.”