FORTHCOMING PRISONER EVENTS
more fun to come!"
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**Please note that no events listed on this page require any sort of membership fees to any organisation to attend**
MARCH 4TH 2017 12.00pm
AN AFTERNOON WITH IAN RAKOFF
An Afternoon with Comic Book Collector, Ian Rakoff, Victoria and Albert Museum, Seminar Room 1 in the Learning Centre on Level 3 of the Museum, Saturday 4 March; 12.00 – 13.30. Ian Rakoff is a screenwriter, film editor (on The Prisoner he assisted several episodes, and devised the episode 'Living in Harmony'), comic book collector and author. His passion for comics led to his compiling a significant representative collection of mainly American comics, from vintage turn-of-the-century newspaper strips to today’s graphic novels. Join Ian for an afternoon talk as he discusses his life, collection and enthusiasm for comic books. DETAILS HERE
MARCH 23RD 2017
PORTMEIRION BEATLES NIGHT
Fans of The Beatles and Portmeirion are in for a double treat on Friday 24th March 2017, as the village plays host to its first ever 'Beatles Night'!
There will be a guided tour for attendees, which will touch upon the many Beatles/Portmeirion connections, a scouse dinner, and to top it off a live performance by the highly-regarded tribute band The Mersey Beatles.
The connections between The Beatles and The Prisoner and Portmeirion are many, including the use of the song 'All You Need is Love' in the final episode 'Fall Out'.
The track was chosen by music editor Eric Mival, who paid a fee for its use (ITC had the rights option to use the track, the band themselves of course not being involved in the decision), as he was a fan of the group and thought that they would not date the series. Eric tells of this in his recent memoirs 'Cutting Edge' (available HERE).
The Beatles were of course no strangers to having their music included in TV shows, with 'Ticket to Ride' featuring in a 1965 episode of 'Doctor Who', and 'Here Comes the Sun' featuring in an episode of comedy series 'Citizen Smith' which was also filmed in Portmeirion.
The village was also, of course, a regular destination for the Beatles' manager Brian Epstein (who was responsible for many additions to Gate House cottage), John Lennon, and George Harrison (whose son Dhani's band is named 'TheNewNo2' - details HERE).
For more details regarding the event, visit the Portmeirion website HERE.
9TH APRIL 2017 (morning)
"Danger Man" London locations walkabout tour
Victoria British Rail Station (outside Burger King near to Platforms 1-7) at
10.45am. Have a Travelcard valid for at least Zones 1 and 2, and the tour visits;
(1) Danger Man opening location site ("every government has its secret service branch...."),
(2) Danger Man - home of John Drake.
(3) Several other locations from the 'Danger Man' episodes 'Fair Exchange' and 'Don't Nail Him Yet'.
5 ) Several other buildings with Prisoner, Portmeirion, and Cult TV connections (such as Simon Templar's home from 'Return of the Saint').
Event is free to attend other than your travelcard. After a stop for lunch it's then on to.......
9TH APRIL 2017 (afternoon)
"The Prisoner" London locations walkabout tour
The 1st of 2017's twice-yearly London locations walking tours. Commences at 2.00pm underneath Marble Arch and continues on foot for approx 3.5 miles taking in over 20 different "Prisoner" locations, culminating in Number Six's London home. Free to attend. Optional visit to pizza or similar restaurant for tea then follows at approx 5.30pm. Event goes ahead regardless of weather so come prepared. Any queries, click HERE and send an email. Reviews of previous walks HERE.
FESTIVAL NUMBER SIX
tThe sixth annual music and arts festival takes place in the grounds of Portmeirion, headline acts include the award winning 'Rag n Bone Man' and 'The Flaming Lips'. Event is strictly by ticket only, please visit Festival Number 6 for details.
2017 - Date TBC
MGM Borehamwood Sites Location Tour
Members of the "MGM Borehamwood Memories" Facebook group will meet up in Elstree for their yearly look around the former site of the MGM studios (where The Prisoner was largely filmed).
Whilst the studios and sites have been demolished, it's a fascinating look around what now stands on the "Hollywood of Britain" and again the tour will be headed by MGM expert Kieran McAleer. Meet time is 1.00pm at the Toby Carvery (Travelodge) in Studio Way, Borehamwood.
Prior to this, Dave Lally will be operating a quick additional tour of some locations, meeting at Elstree and Borehamwood station at 11.00am.
This tour is free to attend, no membership to any organisation is required.
September 29th 2017
THE PRISONER - THE OFFICIAL UK 50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
Hosted by NETWORK at The Hotel Portmeirion
Details to follow nearer the time!
29th 2017 - October 1st 2017
THE PRISONER CON 2017
A weekend of special events, including special guests, discussions, and screenings. Officially sanctioned by ITV Studios, more details can be found on the event website: www.ThePrisonerCon2017.com
NOTE: The Prisoner Mind Mash is a bi-annual event organised by Leslie Glen,
independent of The Unmutual Website. Dave Lally's tour events are run by him
and not by The Unmutual Website.
None of the above tour events requires any fee to attend unless stated (other than your own pay-as-you-go expenses such as travel or food), nor membership of any group or club. Prior booking is not required, just turn up and have fun! Events go ahead regardless of weather. Event organiser/host Dave Lally's T&Cs for location tour events are HERE.
**Please note: TUW has received emails regarding other "tours" taking place from time to time in which a membership (costing nearly £30) is required. TUW would like to make clear that this website is not involved with any "Prisoner" tour events other than Dave Lally's, which remain free to attend. He has been conducting these tours for over 25 years, and they remain unrivalled in terms of popularity and expertise. TUW does not wish to be associated with other tours which require payment and/or membership fees to attend. ALL "Prisoner" fans are welcome to attend Dave's tours FREE OF CHARGE**
LOCAL GROUP MEETINGS
Local Prisoner Groups are also active within the UK, usually meeting on a monthly basis. Visit the Local Groups page for more info.
For details of previous events, check out the News Archive and Reviews pages.
If you're organizing a Prisoner event, or are working on a new Prisoner book, or indeed are involved with anything connected with the series, please contact us! We will be happy to promote your project for FREE. The only condition is that such a project must not be connected to or financed by any fan club or society or use licensed material wthout permission.
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