Saturday, 25 July 2020

DISCOVERY UK IS LOOKING FOR BEATLES COLLECTORS

Are you a Beatles memorabilia collector? Was John one of your favourites?  Discovery UK is creating an exciting new series about collecting and sharing memories, and want to hear your stories. We'd love to hear from men... but also, are there any women collectors out there?  If this sounds like you, please don't hesitate to get in touch to find out more.

Contact: Caroline - carolinebacle@gmail.com

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Opportunity for Artists and Animators

Call out to artists and animators to submit works for Here There & Everywhere, The Beatles fan film

As some of you may know there has been a huge social project going on over the past 4 years culminating in a documentary called Here There & Everywhere, which is the ultimate love letter from Beatles fans to the band. Directed by Simon Weitzman and edited by fellow fan, Andy Lee, the Fan Film project will finally be released in 2021.

However, this is a call to arms from the makers of the film to all artists and animators in The Beatles fan family. They want you to get in touch with them to submit your artwork of the FAB4, both as a band and individually throughout their careers to be included in the film. All used submissions will be credited.

They are also looking for animator fans who want to showcase their work and submit anything from 5 to 15 seconds of animation, again to be credited and used in the final film. With individual artworks they need to be submitted at high resolution via www.wetransfer.com to simon@badhalo.com and Simon will acknowledge receipt. The production will be working with The British Beatles Fan Club to work with artists on specific briefs via updates. Submissions can start now and will be accepted until the end of November 2020.

Fans can learn more about the film at https://www.facebook.com/HTAEBEATLESFANFILM and through regular updates here, so keep a look out.

Your Own Personal Beatles - New Podcast

Let us introduce to you…

A brand new podcast about THE BEATLES hosted by veteran podcaster JACK PELLING and musician and comedian, ROBIN ALLENDER.

YOUR OWN PERSONAL BEATLES explores our personal relationship with the greatest band of all time. How were they so good? Why are they still so important half a century on? And did they even really exist?

In the first series, Jack and Robin will talk to guests including comedian, ELIS JAMES, one of the UK’s most successful song writers and producers GUY CHAMBERS, epidemiologist and author of Say Why to Drugs, DR SUZI GAGE, Liam Gallagher’s keyboard player, CHRISTIAN MADDEN, and Welsh multi-instrumentalist and former member of Simple Minds, CATHERINE ANNE DAVIES aka THE ANCHORESS.
JACK PELLING works in television and has produced a number of podcasts over the last 10 years, including the film show CELLULOID HEROES. He has reviewed films on BBC RADIO LONDON and has been Beatles-obsessed for over three decades.

ROBIN ALLENDER is a musician and comedian. He has collaborated with numerous artists and has also released music under his own name. He has toured with YANN TIERSON and played with bands including GRAVENHURST, FELIX and THE REVIVAL HOUR, and as a stand-up comedian, recently supported JOHN ROBINS on tour, including a date at the Hammersmith Apollo.

YOUR OWN PERSONAL BEATLES is available on all podcasting platforms soon, with new episodes released every week. They are also on social media @PersonalBeatles on Twitter and Instagram.

YOUR OWN PERSONAL BEATLES is a Homespun Sounds production and is produced by Jack Pelling with artwork by Morgan Ritchie.

People get fiercely protective about their personal Beatles. How can we keep hearing our own secrets in these songs? How can they be the worlds most passionately beloved band, yet still weirdly underrated? And how is there so much life in the music? Oh, unTimely life.

Rob Sheffield