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Become a Friend of Talkies

Talkies is a not-for-profit volunteer-led society which aims to bring communities together through cinema events. Talkies gets no regular funding or subsidy and sponsorships are becoming harder to secure, so the generous contributions by Friends of Talkies makes a big difference, enabling us to try new things and take risks.

Where your time is available,  we want to offer opportunities to Friends – for example getting involved in the short film commissions or helping organise Friends events.

With your help we hope that we can build on and grow this very important part of our activity.

What is a Friend of Talkies

2015 was our first year as ‘Friends’ and at the end of the year we conducted a survey to find out what Friends thought. Most people said they’d joined because they wanted to show their support for Talkies’ development.

We have used your feedback to prioritise where we use ‘Friends of Talkies’ funds by:

  • supporting young film makers through the Talkies’ short film commissions;
  • enabling Talkies to take risks and be innovative – such as with outdoor screenings, live music accompaniment, starting new venues (such as Winchmore Hill).

We aim to continue and extend this approach. We are once more commissioning young film makers to create short films for screening at the March HERE Film Festival. A new documentary strand is bearing fruit, that reflects local issues, stories and and activities.

Just join through an annual subscription that runs for 12 months. Membermojo, our Friends’ subscription platform, will email you a reminder when it is time to renew. All funds go towards the further development of Talkies, helping us to remain sustainable. Your support will ensure we continue to bring you great events.

  • Being a patron of young film makers
  • Invitations to Friends’ events
  • Acknowledgement of your support on our website
  • Invitation to contribute to decisions about Talkies through involvement at the AGM.
Subcriptions remain at the same level as 2015.
DOUBLE: £20 (2 people at the same address)
SINGLE: £12 (only one invitation to ‘Friends’ events)
Tricia - Friends of Talkies

Hello! My name is Tricia Sharpe.

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PAULINE (pictured here assembling before the shoot for ‘Quiet Carriage’  with other volunteer extras, cast and crew.

I enjoyed my day as a ‘background artist’ (extra!) for the Talkies’ commission Quiet Carriage. I didn’t know what to expect but it was a fascinating day! Along with my husband John and another 10 Talkies volunteers  we formed part of a group of ‘commuters’ in an old railway carriage parked up in Epping. The film crew had driven up from Surrey really early to set up ready for shooting, but all went to timetable. Being on set was fascinating and very funny as the actors improvised around the script.  The crew were a set of brilliant young film makers whose organisation, energy and sense of humour was just great to be around.  I’m looking forward to watching Quiet Carriage – the film I helped  to make!


Geraldine & Zahir Anwar

Danilo Barani

Fiona Bartels-Ellis

Yvonne Bassey

Andrew & Jeni Barker

Mike Barrett

Sylvia Berney

Yvonne Brewster

Liz Brown & Michael Lubbock

Ruth & Dave Buckwell

Pauline & John Burdon

Aaron Cahill

Susan Coles

Roy Collett

Tal Calthrop

Francoise Comte

Sue Cook

Sue Coulter

Deborah Dalgleish

David & Sue Davies

Jean Davies

Adrian Day

Valerie Dinsmore

Denise & Dario Donoghue

Steven & Wendy Downes

Anooshah & Majid Farakish

Sally Fox

Diane Getraer

Kevin Grosch

Kathleen Hall

Phoebe Harkins

Jane & Ali Hessami

Vicky Hobart

Beth Houghton

Vanessa Howe

Matt Humphreys

Ralph & Anne Hutchings

Caroline Jackson

Gerry & Sue Kift

Carole Knight & Colin Smith

Anna Leech

Kay Lily

Sue Lloyd

Barbara Luckhurst

Kim and Kate Lumley

Jane & Mervyn Maggs

Libby Martin

Catherine Matthews

Margaret & David Miller

Judy McGough

David Morgan

Julia Mountain

Janice Nunn

Ann O’Shaughnessy

Liz Partridge

Deborah & Phil Peaty

Bryony Philip

Denis & Bernie Piggott

Viviane Potter

Janet Price

Sam & Trish Quinn

Lindsay Rawlings

Fran Rayner

Lawrence Reeve-Jones

Sarah Richardson & Richard McKeever

Eunice Rigas

Sarah Rimmington

Maria Rocca (Tolly)

Tricia Sharpe & Ray Barker

Jean Sheen

Alison Shoop

Lynn Robinson

Shirley Rose & John Crowther

Wendy and John Sands

Linda Scipioni

Jean Scott

Lois & Francis Sealey

Kathrine Sells

Ruth Serner

Tricia Sharpe & Ray Barker

Jean Sheen

Alison Shoop

Jenny Silver

Pat Sims

Denise Sloane

Vanessa & Chris Skarpari

John & Joan Sollis

Pamela Stansall

Cate Stone

Chrissie & Dave Thomas

Roy Twitchin

John & Pauline Usher

Barbara Waters

Hilary Weston & Stephen Armstrong

D’Arcy Wilkin

David & Sue Williamson

Non & Nick Worrall