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David Prowse - Tutbury Crystal - Stoke on Trent *** Cancelled ***

Discussion in 'Midlands and Wales' started by timbolton, Jun 26, 2006.

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  1. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    *** CANCELLED - unfortunately David Prowse's wife is ill :( ***

    David Prowse - Tutbury Crystal - Stoke on Trent - Saturday 29th July 2006
    ***Repost from Regional forums***

    I just had an email today from Petra Gelens who works for Tutbury Crystal.

    Website: http://www.tutburycrystal.co.uk/

    They have new facilities opening next week in Stoke on Trent, and David Prowse (Darth Vader) is coming to officially open it. They are also launching a ?design your own glass? program, and David will be doing it himself. Once he has designed his glass, they will produce a number of them for people to buy (either through David?s website or their own, check later for details). It probably won't be Darth Vader images, since that requires a LF license.

    Petra contacted me because she wants fans to know about this event, and fans are more than welcome to come down to the facilities to meet David. In fact she hopes people will come down and support it.

    The event is taking place on Wednesday 5 July 2006, and David Prowse should be there between 10am and 1pm. As I understand it, David Prowse will be also available for signing and taking personal photographs with him. Mr. Prowse will have his own personal photographer there.

    I believe the event is taking place here ?

    Tutbury Crystal Glass Limited
    King Street
    Fenton
    Stoke on Trent
    Staffordshire
    ST4 3EF

    There is a map on this page - http://www.tutburycrystal.co.uk/contactus.asp

    This is your territory, so I have already talked to Lord-Wiz about it. I have also contacted a few other possible interested parties.

    I know it's very short notice (apologies for that) and also a few days after the FF-UK: London @ LFCC, so I won't be able to attend myself, but if anyone wants to head down there and see David Prowse, you are more than welcome to :D :cool:
     
  2. Lord-Wiz

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    i won't be going.

    i have absolutely no interest in travelling a couple of hours out of my way to see dave prowse sign his name, especially after my last experience with him.



    plus it's doubtful whether i would get back in time to pick the kids up from school.
     
  3. JONJEDI

    JONJEDI Jedi Master star 5

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    Between 10 and 1! :eek: I don't even get out of bed till about 2. :p
     
  4. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Lol Jon! :p

    Wiz - no worries, fully understand, but like I said to you in the PM, the info is there for anyone to make use of, as they wish ;) From my pov, it's nice if fans can support these smaller events just like the bigger ones (size matters not :p Sorry!), but usually more time would be needed.
     
  5. jedichef1

    jedichef1 Jedi Master star 5

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    Might pop down to see him as its only two minutes walk from my house.
     
  6. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    That would be cool dude! :D
    Take a camera, post a pic ;) And let them know you are from the Fan Force UK :cool: :)
     
  7. rebeljediknight_88

    rebeljediknight_88 Jedi Master star 4

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    tbh i cba to go. not worth the travel and like Jon i dont surface till 2-3pm
     
  8. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    What's the Council for British Archaeology got to do with anything? :p
    I think we need conscription back to get these lazy people into line! 2pm? The day is half done!!!!

    *The FF-UK Work Camp now open*
     
  9. JONJEDI

    JONJEDI Jedi Master star 5

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    I make up for it though by not going to bed till about 3am. :p
     
  10. Happy Ninja

    Happy Ninja Jedi Knight star 6

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    I won't be attending, for the simple reason what Wiz stated. Not to mention, I don't think I'll have the transport to get up to Stoke.
     
  11. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    [face_not_talking]


    :p

    Don't worry about it dude! ;)
     
  12. rebeljediknight_88

    rebeljediknight_88 Jedi Master star 4

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    ahh lol snap Jon i go to bed between 1 and 3 :D
     
  13. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    I apologise for the lateness of this message, but I just received an email from Tutbury glass that David Prowse has had to reschedule his visit to the 28th of July.

    He sends his apologies, and hopes to meet his fans on the 28th.

    -- TimB
     
  14. HunkyEvil

    HunkyEvil Jedi Master star 3

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    Hmm.. 28th is still a working day. [face_thinking] I'll see what's going on around with work and whatnot
     
  15. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    That would be great Chris, it's too close to 30th and Bristol for me to make it again. I'll keep you updated on any more changes if they happen (the Tutbury event is quite close to another convention David is appearing in).
     
  16. Lord-Wiz

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    i still won't be going.
     
  17. veritasuk

    veritasuk Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Its in the week and I cant really take the time off work
     
  18. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    No worries Verity, I think that's going to be a problem for a lot of people, and probably down to when Mr. Prowse can give them free time away from conventions.
     
  19. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    CANCELLED!

    Just had an email from the organiser - seems its getting hard to keep a Sith Lord to his dates lol! David Prowse has now cancelled this event for the current time, due to unforseen circumstances.
     
  20. HunkyEvil

    HunkyEvil Jedi Master star 3

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    Blimey! He must be a busy bloke to have to keep shifting it and now cancelling it
     
  21. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    I think the cancellation this time has more to do with his wife being poorly unfortunately. Not sure what Tutbury are going to do now in regards to this event, it was meant to tie in with them opening their new store and also new system.
     
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