Category Archives: Exhibition

Bass Sick Manuvaz // Cafe INDIÈ

Bass Sick Manuvaz is back on September the 29th at Cafe Indie on Scunthorpe High Street. 

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The Wortley House Hotel

Check out the Wortley’s fast selling Christmas Party Nights. Whether your booking for your work night out, friends or family.

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Foxhills 40yr School Reunion // Did you attend in the 70’s??

To celebrate 40 years, the class of 77 are hosting a 70’s night reunion at the Robert Holme Hall Hospital club on Church Lane in Scunthorpe on 26th August 2017. The event is open to anyone who attended any year in the 70’s so grab your school friends and party.

You can also pay on the door if you don’t have a ticket

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Review // Comic Con 3 @ The Baths Hall

North Lincs TV & Film Comic Con presents Scunthorpe Comic Con 3

Comic Con returned to the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe for its third year.The event was headlined by two guest signers, Sophie Aldred (Ace in Dr Who) and Alan Harris (Bossk in Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back), as well as there being displays including the Bat Signal, a replica car from the Fast and the Furious series and more.

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Alan Harris with the Sentinel Squad including Bossk

There were a large number of stalls selling all types of merchandise including clothing, figures, artwork, comic books, signed photos as well as a large assortment of other entertainment related merchandise.

Despite the heat, many people turned up in fantastic cosplay costumes, which can’t have been comfortable in the boiling heat.

There were a few professional cosplay groups such as the Superheroes and Sentinel Squad, who regularly attend local events, including previous Scunthorpe conventions. They give up their weekends to attend conventions and other events, entertaining the fans, all whilst raising money for charity.

Many of the attendees, including store holders, came dressed as some of their favourite characters from film, TV and comics, such as Red Dwarf, Star Wars, The Walking Dead,  The X Files and the Marvel and DC Superhero movies.

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1960’s Batman & Robin

 

Some of the cosplay highlights was Sophie Aldred meeting someone cosplaying as her character Ace, as well as a couple of cosplayers paying tribute to the late Adam West by dressing as Batman and Robin from the 1960s TV show.

There was a cosplay competition for under 13s and 13 and over, with the under 13s competition being won by a young girl dressed as Disney’s Moana and the over 13s competiton won by a guy dressed as a character from the Skyrim video game.

I also had the pleasure of meeting Youtuber Michael Lunatic, who was vlogging the event for his youtube channel, which mostly features videos of him attending various conventions.

I had a great time catching up with many of the friends I have met attending cons, plus made many more, coming away with some great memories and look forward to the return of Scunthorpe Comic Con next year.

Scunthorpe Comic Con 4 takes place at the Baths Hall, Scunthorpe on Sunday 17th June 2018.

Review and photos courtesy of Steven Potter

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Interview with Casper Croft // Party In The Pines 2017

We spoke to a good friend of mine Casper Croft, the man with a history of many bright hair colours (Currently Green). If you have ever been to Pines before you may have spotted him about sporting his pines t shirt. He is the man behind the posts, poster’s, website and general organisation along with main organiser Gaz Hird.

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Nightclub Re launch // Stealth Bars

If you follow local town centre nightclub storm on social media you will have seen their latest announcement of closure. Although sad news for STORM fans… Don’t worry too much as the venue is set to open under a new management company in May. It might mean a new name but it is uncertain what else will change.

Updated 2/5/2017

Comment from new management: Greetings from all of us at Stealth bars & clubs ltd
There has been a lot of talk over the past week about the new venue and what we intend to bring to scunthorpe. We don’t want to spoil the surprise however we can confirm that the rumour of the club being called Stealth is false. Tho our company name may be Stealth we actually don’t own any bars with that name 🤔 We can confirm however that this image is part of the new logo! 

Anyone who can guess the venues name can have a free vip booth package on us for the launch night (T&C’s apply)

STORM FACEBOOK MSG:

We would just like to say thank you to everyone who enjoyed and supported storm over the past few years but It is with the heaviest hearts that we must say that storm is now closed indefinitely. As we set our sights on to bigger and brighter plans we have handed over the venue to Stealth bars & clubs who promise to bring something scunthorpe has never seen before!

All events planned for storm have been handed over to the new company and will continue under the new venue which aims to open in may.

The new facebook profile pic for STORM has now been changed to the image below.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/stormnightclub1/

Review // GEEKABILIA Cleethorpes

Review written by Steven Potter

As a regular attendee of the Scunthorpe convention scene, upon hearing of the cancellation of 2 events (S-Con and Sci-Fest), I decided to look into what other local events were happening.

Whilst Scunthorpe is still getting its own Comic con, (North Lincs TV & Film Comic Con presents Scunthorpe Comic Con 3 at the Baths Hall on Sunday 18th June 2017), I still wanted to attend more.

I had previously volunteered to take photos for S-Con and Sci-Fest over the last few years and had some of my photos appear on the Scunthorpe Telegraph website for last years Comic Con, but I really enjoy photography and knew a few people going to the Cleethorpes Con so decided to attend on the Friday.

As the event was being held at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, which is only a short train journey away and a few minutes walk, I got got up early Friday morning and arrived at the venue not long before the doors opened.

Outside the building, an inflatable TARDIS and Mr. Stay Puft the Marshallow Man were on display, with many people taking their photos with them whilst waiting to enter the venue.

Upon entering the building, I was greeted by the staff and immediately noticed several props nearby, which including a bat signal, several models including Batman, ET, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Star-Lord and Dobby, as well as a ghost containment system and Vigo painting from the GhostBusters movies.

There were a large number of cosplayers including members of The SuperHeroes Cosplay Group and The Sentinel Squad. Both of these groups travel the country attending events and collecting money for various charities.

I spoke to Katie Richmond Cosplay, who is a member of The SuperHeroes Cosplay Group and was one of the most popular cosplayers in attendance on the day, with her outfits based on Disney’s Moana and Ariel the Little Mermaid.

“Geeks Cleethorpes was a fantastic event.” said Katie. “I was there as part of the SuperHeroes Cosplay team who raise funds for Ashgate Hospice.” “The venue was fab and it was a pleasure to meet so many talented cosplayers”.

I also met and chat with several cosplayers including WolverSteve, who is such a huge Wolverine fan that Hugh Jackman knows who he is and he was personally invited to meet Hugh and attend the Logan premiere.

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WolverSteve

I managed to grab a chat with Luke Barnes, who played Rast in Game of Thrones. He told me how he enjoyed meeting his fans and how he is really busy with a number of projects, including several that he could not legally talk about at the moment. He did talk about an event he has coming up in Hull in June, that combines local music acts with a theatrical story and was really excited about it. Luke was also one of the judges in the cosplay competition at the end of the day.

I also chatted to Chris Rankin, who played Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter film series. Chris told me he was very busy with with projects that he couldn’t talk about but has a lot of events coming up where he will be meeting his fans, including Germany.

Alan Harris, best known as Bossk in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, told me how he had retired from acting many years ago and how much he loves meeting Star Wars fans. He even took time to pose for a photo with a member of The Sentinel Squad dressed as Bossk for me. He said he is really excited to be coming to Scunthorpe Comic Con 3 in June.

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Alan Harris & Bossk

There were other guests including comic book artist Grant Perkins and YouTube gamers Pizza Games Fun Times, who were filming for their YouTube channel, but I was too busy to have a proper talk to them.Pizza Games Funtimes.jpg

I really enjoyed myself and feel that the only negatives were that the event may need to look into finding a bigger venue if they continue to grow, hopefully with similar public transport facilities and that there could possibly be a few more interactive events taking place at the show, such as guest talks from the celebrities, have the comic artist do a live drawing on stage or have him offer a drawing class, a how to YouTube and Cosplay talks etc.

These could be paid for events or even add a few pounds on the ticket price to cover the events. They could even charge a little more for a V.I.P. ticket which would get you access to all the events.

“Geeks” Comic-Cons return to Cleethorpes Leisure on Saturday 11th November 2017 with their Heroes & Foes event that hopefully I will be able to attend. They also have a number of other shows coming up including Lincoln, with a full list of events listed on their Facebook page.

All images and content courtesy of Steven Potter

UPDATE // The Hunt for Hidden Treasure -20:21 Visual Arts

UPDATE:09/03/2017

Sadly the treasure hunt is now OVER as the Grimsby family of geocachers  pick up their second find. They painstakingly cracked the last coded painting and found the gold near to San Pietro by a wooden fence. Lucky them and well done for cracking it. Continue reading UPDATE // The Hunt for Hidden Treasure -20:21 Visual Arts