Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Announcement of two major Hammer events

First of all: Welcome to all my new followers. The blog now has 150 followers. Nice number. Of course, 200 would sound even nicer. ;-)

The Black Box Club has just announced the new event by Don Fearney. Mark your calendars: On October 15 you can meet Shane Briant (as well as the usual large range of other Hammer celebs) in person at the Cine Lumiere in London to celebrate a FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL reunion.

Tickets will be £30, a bit higher than usual as Don needs to fly Shane in from Australia. They can be ordered at the usual address from Donald Fearney at 25 High Hill Ferry, Bakers Hill, London, E5 9 HG (tel: 0208 8066915).

Ever since my interview with Shane I've been dying to meet him in person. He seems to be one of the nicest guys around and is now also very active on Facebook and always ready to chat with his fans. So I'll do my darndest to make it.... even though I must admit that I have a number of other travel plans this year so am not 100% certain if I can get to London this year. Let's wait and see.

If you have never been any of Don't events you're in for a treat. If you have already, then you know what to expect and will no doubt start saving up already for the trip.

Just a few days ago though I noticed that it has been ages since I last visited Paris and lo and behold the Musee d'Orsay has a Hammer festival "In the Clutches of Hammer" from March 11 - 27. Seriously doubt that I'll be there for it but am hoping that I may have some French followers who could attend and provide photos and an update. My understanding is that this is primarily an retrospective with many of their movies on show in a big screen auditorium. Not sure if there is also a separate exhibition or publication about the company.

For more info check out Hammer's Official website or go directly to the Museum's program info.