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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.

My role as volunteer is to look after ‘ Friends of Talkies’. If you have any queries please contact me at :


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
Andrew & Jeni Barker
Denise Barnes
Mike Barrett
Fiona Bartels-Ellis
Yvonne Bassey
Suzanne Beard
Sylvia Berney
Julia Bowley
Liz Brown & Michael Lubbock
Ruth & Dave Buckwell
Pauline & John Burdon
Aaron Cahill
Susan Coles
Roy Collett
Francoise Comte

Sue & Steve Cook
Deborah Dalgleish
David & Sue Davies
Jean Davies
Adrian Day
Denise & Dario Donoghue
Steven & Wendy Downes
Anooshah and Majid Farakish
Laraine Feldman
Sally Fox
Diane Getraer
Molly Greenyer
Kevin Grosch
Kathleen Hall
Phoebe Harkins

Jane & Ali Hessami
Vicky Hobart
Beth Houghton
Vanessa Howe
Ralph & Anne Hutchings
Caroline Jackson
Gerry & Sue Kift
Carole Knight & Colin Smith
Anna Leech
Sue Lloyd
Barbara Luckhurst
Kim & Kate Lumley
Jane & Mervyn Maggs
Paul Mari
Libby Martin
Catherine Matthews
Margaret & David Miller

David Morgan
Julia Mountain
Candy Newman
Kay Norman
Janice Nunn
Ann O’Shaughnessy
Helen & David Osman
Liz Partridge
Deborah & Phil Peaty
Denis & Bernie Piggott
Bryony Philip
Viviane Potter
Janet Price
Sam & Trish Quinn

Lindsay Rawlings
Fran Rayner
Eunice Rigas
Sarah Richardson & Richard McKeever
Zoe Roberts
Lynn Robinson
Shirley Rose & John Crowther
Wendy & John Sands
Linda Scipioni
Jean Scott
Lois Sealey
Kathrine Sells
Ruth Serner
Tricia Sharpe & Ray Barker
Pat Sims
Vanessa & Chris Skarpari

Andrew Small
John & Joan Sollis
Pamela Stansall
Chrissie & Dave Thomas
Ruth Tosha Mulandi
Teresa Tunnadine and Andrew MacAlpine
John Usher
Judith Varley-Evans
Barbara Waters
Hilary Weston & Stephen Armstrong
D’Arcy Wilkin
Susan & David Williamson
Non & Nick Worrall