Kent Excellence in Business Awards 2009 Launch

The KEiBA launch at Leeds Castle  The Kent Excellence in Business Awards 2009 was launched at an event held at Leeds Castle. The evening was hosted by Graham We bb the Chair of Judges and was attended by members of the business community from across Kent. Affectionately known as the KEiBA’s, the awards are staged […]



BBC Documentary Film Maker Launches AniMaidstone 2009

Kim Hopkins launches AniMaidst Kim has worked with One Planet Pictures for BBC World on ‘Women in the Front Line’ and ‘Nurses on the Front Line’. Her talk about her work inspired students with her accounts of working with hard to reach and challenging communities. The AniMaidstone festival will explore the wider use of contemporary […]



2 DAYS LAUGHTER Results In!

The results for the annual film competition were announced in Margate’s Theatre Royal. The 2 Days Laughter Short Film Competition 2009 was a free short film competition devised for  filmmakers  to produce a comic film on a micro-budget in only 48 hours. Selected entries were screened to a live audience at the Theatre Royal Margate […]



Filmsteps Step Up To The Maidstone Challenge!

Filmmaking opportunities for 7-16 year olds in Maidstone!’ Filmstepsprovides children aged 7-16 a fantastic opportunity to get involved in filmmaking in their local areas and learn practical media skills. The company, founded by Alex Cooper, hopes to engage as many children as possible with after school classes, sessions running every weekend during term time, summer […]



2 Days Later 2009 Short Film Competition Halloween Screening Awards

The annual competition held its screening and awards at The Theatre Royal in Margate Over 300 Filmmakers and audiences came from all over the UK and abroad to watch 59 films at the ‘2 Days Later 09 Competition Halloween Screening & Awards Event’ at The Theatre Royal, Margate on the 31st October 2009. The second […]



Kent TV’s Hollywould‚ is a success

 Kent TV’s interactive drama Hollywould proves popular The first of it’s kind, Kent TV’s interactive drama, Hollywould…, saw tens of thousands of viewers tuning in. The 10 part series was written by Eastenders writer and Kent resident Julie Wassmer and gave viewers the unique opportunity to influence the storyline by vote. The star of the […]



Martin Jackson – 1934 – 2009

Journalist and Kent Resident Martin Jackson has died at the age of 75. Martin worked as a journalist for over 60 years on a whole host of newspapers, including The Daily Express, The Mail, Broadcast Magazine and more recently as a writer for the Kent Messenger Business Column. His particular interest was the development and […]



Oliver Postgate Obituary

Oliver Postgate, creator of some of Britain’s best loved characters passed away on the 9th December 2008. A resident of Kent, Oliver Postgate is credited with creating some of the nations best loved characters, including the weird and wonderful Clangers and the ‘saggy old cloth cat’ Bagpuss. Oliver worked alongside Peter Firmin iturning an old […]



Director of Photography Graham Banks GBCT is awarded a Fellowship

Graham Banks, a Kent resident has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society. Founded in 1853, The Royal Photographic Society promotes ‘the Art and Science of Photography’ The highest of the society’s accolades, the distinction of a Fellowship is awarded to professionals who produce original work and demonstrate outstanding ability in their specialist […]