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Explorer Adrian Hayes to receive Specialist Excellence Alumni Laureate Award

Adrian Hayes K2 summit 01 aAdventurer Adrian Hayes will be honoured tomorrow at the awards ceremony of the University of Nottingham celebrating the amazing achievements of its alumni, where he will receive a Specialist Excellence Award.

He was the first Briton this year (2014) to conquer K2, having summited the world’s second highest mountain on Saturday 26 July, 60 years after the first conquest of K2 and almost a year to the day after his first attempt had to be aborted due to bad weather. Hayes’s achievement breaks new ground for a British adventurer, making him the first to reach the summit of the world’s two highest mountains and reach both the North and South Poles.

Adrian Hayes, originally from the New Forest, a former Gurkha Officer and  Special Forces reservist in the British Army, is the record-breaking polar explorer & adventurer, international keynote speaker, business coach and sustainability leader.

He set a Guinness World record in 2007 for reaching the Earth’s “3 Poles” – walking all the way to the North Pole, South Pole and summiting Mt Everest – in the shortest period of time in history, becoming one of only 15 people ever to achieve the feat. He holds a second Guinness World Record for the longest unsupported Arctic expedition in history (kite assisted), the 2009 vertical crossing of the Greenland ice cap. His most recent expedition was a 44 day 1600 km crossing of the Arabian Desert by foot and camel following in the footsteps of 1940s British explorer Wilfred Thesiger.

Adrian who graduated from the university with a Masters in Business Administration in 1994 said: “I am delighted – and frankly flattered – to be receiving the Alumni Laureate Award from The University of Nottingham. As well as being one of the happiest periods of my life, the time I spent there undoubtedly shaped my career immensely – launching me into the whole world of personal, team and leadership development, which is now my core work outside of my adventures and expeditions.”

You can get an insight into some of his expeditions  here

9th December 2014

Film A Dark Reflection VIP Red Carpet Gala Screening Sponsorship Opportunity

Trailer imagesThe official VIP Red Carpet Gala Screening of the film ‘A Dark Reflection’ takes place on 26 February 2015 in Horsham. The day before the film will be released into selected cinemas in the UK.

If you want to be a VIP sponsor for the evening, sponsorship opportunities start at £500 for the Silver package which includes 2 tickets to the event, picture with one of the film stars, signed movie poster, your company logo or name in the commemorative in-flight brochure, a presence on the film website and in all of the related press releases.

Film reviews to date.

“A Dark Reflection is a provocative and well-researched drama raising alarming and urgent questions for the aviation industry and authorities.”
Heather Mills – Reporter – Private Eye

“It’s got the lot. A film that has suspense, drama, action, intrepid journalism, and perhaps most importantly–a cause. A Dark Reflection shines a light on aviation’s dirty secret: the quality of the air we breathe on board planes. It’s an important step in the decades long challenge to Big Oil and Big Aviation.”
Ted Jeory – Home Affairs Editor – Sunday Express

“A Dark Reflection is a gripping thriller based on the true-life scandal of a major toxic air health problem widespread on modern passenger jets. The most confronting thing about this extraordinary film is that it’s all true.”
Ross Coulthart – Reporter – Sunday Night Channel 7

To be part of this great experience email wessexmediagroup@gmail.com


2nd December 2014

Global Creative Business Cup Award

image_cbc_logoCreative England is looking for the UK’s best creative entrepreneur
to compete in the global Creative Business Cup competition. First prize
is a fully financed acceleration programme worth $50,000.
If you would like to be considered, please send an email to
Johanna.bolhoven@creativeengland.co.uk detailing why you deserve
to be recognised with the Creative Business Cup Award,
(in no more than 200 words). The deadline for expressions of interest
is Monday 24 June 2013.

For more information visit www.creativebusinesscup.com

23rd May 2013


Saturday 17 November 7pm, New Theatre Royal

REAR WINDOW (Cert. PG) 1hr 55min – PSYCHO (Cert. 1 5) 1 hr 49m

A tribute to one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, two of Alfred
Hitchcock’s most iconic and influential films. Don’t miss seeing work
of the master of suspense on the big screen.

Rear Window stars James Stewart as a photojournalist confined to his
flat because of a broken leg. Observing his neighbours, he begins to
suspect that one of them might be a murderer.

Psycho features one of the most famous yet still shocking sequences in
cinema history. Marion Crane, on the run with a bag full of stolen
money, stops for a night at the sinister and secluded Bates Motel.

Single ticket : £6.50 Students: £3.50 and you can use your PFS pass
cards free.

Reserve your seats here: https://kiosk.iristickets.co.uk/k?trportsmouth&hitchcock

We hope to see you soon.



13th November 2012

The Business of Film 27 September 2012

Screen South, Maidstone Studios, The Peter Jones Academy, Amersham and Wycombe College, and the North Sea Screen Partnership Supported by Creative Skillset Present ‘The Business of Film’, 1 day, 4 panels, 12 Top Industry panelists followed by networking drinks.

27th September 2012

Topic & Format

The topic for the days discussion is ‘The Film Business and the Business of Film’ Each of the four different industry panels each discuss their various views and experiences as well as answering your direct questions as the entire day we will be using a ‘Question Time’ format so you get to ask relevant questions.

Screen South MD Jo Nolan will be your moderator for the day.

The Guest Panels

One day, four panels, 12 top industry panelists followed by networking drinks. The panelists represent: National Film Funds, Private Investors, Producers, Sales Agents, Distributors Exhibition (Cinemas), Lawyers, Exec Producers and Line Producers.

Top film industry panelists confirmed includes:

Chris Collins (Senior Head or Production and Development at the BFI) Chris Moll (Head of Talent Development- Creative England), Gavin Poolman (Digital Start-up and Film Investor), David Nicholas Wilkinson (CEO Guerilla films and Chairman Distrify), Gary Philips (Joint CEO Moviehouse), Johanna Blair (City Screen – Picturehouse Cinemas Virtual Manager and Senior Programmer), Margaret Matheson (The Fold, Sid & Nancy, Skin, Shell) Kate Ogborn (The Deep Blue Sea, Bronson, This is England) Nicki Parfitt (Partner Lee & Thompson), Nigel Goldsack (King Lear, GreyFriars Bobby, The World is not enough) Paul Sarony (Mrs Brown, ShortFellas, Hysteria) Other guests TBC.


Screen South, Maidstone Studios and Creative Skillset are heavily subsidizing this day. Four live events in one day with networking drinks to finish in a studio is costing £180 per person. Because of the heavy subsidies the discounted cost of a ticket is only £30 per person for the entire day plus the drinks. There is also a group discount for 4 or more where the price will be £25 per person.

Seats are limited so first come first serve.

All bookings and payments will be taken through the eventbrite system.

Please Click Here cbb.eventbrite.com


The Maidstone Studios where the Parking is free.Maidstone location and travel http://www.maidstonestudios.com/location.html

13th September 2012