Evening with Paul Berriff
Mon Sep 23 @ 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm£20
Come and meet BAFTA winner Paul Berriff and hear him speak about his life and career as a photographer and filmmaker, in a career spanning 50 years from the 1960s to the present day.
Paul will speak about his early influences as a 1950s paper boy, his time as a young press photographer for the Yorkshire Evening Post, and onto his days with the BBC and as an independent film maker.
During this time Paul met and photographed many young bands and artists who later became household names such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and Sandie Shaw. He covered The Troubles in Northern Ireland, worked on the James Bond ‘Live and Let Die’ film set and filmed with Prince Charles for a year. He is the only director/ producer to have been given permission to follow the lives of NASA shuttle astronauts and their families as they prepared for launch.
Being a film maker can be a hazardous affair and Paul has experienced his fair share of danger, surviving four near-death experiences – leaping from a sinking ship in the North Sea, being blown from the top of an exploding volcano in Nicaragua, walking away from a major helicopter crash in the Scottish Cairngorms, and miraculously surviving (along with his film camera) the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/11.
Paul’s talk will be accompanied by photographs and film footage of the events he’s captured.
Tickets £20 including a welcome drink and canapes. Proceeds in aid of St Leonard’s!