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The Making of War Horse
- 27 November 2014 7:30-8:45pm
As the military consultant on Steven Spielberg’s film, War Horse, Andrew Robertshaw was involved in the production of the film from the early days of the screenplay to the last day of filming. He even ended up with a small acting role!
Andrew, who is Director of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Camberley, a veteran of Channel 4’s Time Team and an expert on trench warfare, will explore the magic of making this hugely successful film from his unique perspective.
Andrew is the author/co-author of a number of books on First World War history including 24HR Trench, The Platoon, Digging the Trenches and Ghosts of the Somme. He has also created a unique trench system in his back garden to give visitors a flavour of life in the trenches.
The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA
Tickets £6 (concessions £5) only available from The Lightbox box office (Tel: 01483 737800) from early September 2014.
David Hempleman-Adams - No Such Thing as Failure
- 4 March 2015 7:30-8:45pm
Join us an British explorer, David Hempleman-Adams as he discuss her book "No Such Thing as Failure", and the amazing challenges he has faced.
The British explorer, David Hempleman-Adams, was the first person to reach the Geographic and Magnetic North and South poles in one year and to climb the highest peaks in all seven continents. He has received the Polar Medal from The Queen for services to the UK in the field of polar research. In 2003, after two unsuccessful attempts, he became the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open wicker basket rozier balloon. In 2006 David broke the altitude record in an AX-6 hot air balloon when he reached 40,000ft (minus 60) after his fifth attempt over three years.
Why does he attempt these feats and what drives him on when the chips are really down. His talk based on his latest book, No Such Thing as Failure, will provide the answers.
- Any age
Tickets, including refreshments, £5 until 13 September, thereafter £6.
We Will Remember Them - WW1 Family History Workshops
- 24 March 2015 10:30am-12:30pm
You must be able to use a computer, keyboard and mouse. In this workshop you will discover your individual family history and what there lives were like during the Great War. We will look at resources available for researching ancestors in the Great War. Discover what information and records are held by Ancestry and Find My Past. Understand how the national Archives and The Commonwealth Graves Commission provide a wealth of material for family historians. You will also have time to explore your own family history with the support of experts.
- Any age
Booking is essential and tickets cost £8.00.