OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE CHANGING TO LEIGH COMMUNITY CENTRE AS FROM 1ST NOVEMBER 2022 AND TO THE FIRST TUESDAY IN THE MONTH
MEETINGS COMMENCE AT 2.30. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 2.00.
Our monthly meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at
Leigh Community Centre
71 – 73 Elm Road
Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1SP.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DOORS ARE NOT OPEN UNTIL 2.00PM. Access to the hall is via the ground floor café so if you do arrive early stop and chat with friends over a cuppa in the café.
Meetings will usually start with notices and any items of group news, followed by a guest speaker. Refreshments are available afterwards so members can chat to friends or maybe the speaker.
There is no charge for attendance and not only that but you can get a cuppa at the end all free of charge; so pretty good value.
There are small pay-and-display car parks in Elm Road (at rear of Leigh Community Centre/Police Station) and off North Street (east of the Wesley Methodist Church) but these do fill quickly. Parking on nearby streets is limited so please check local parking restrictions.
If you have any suggestions for speakers, please contact our Speaker Secretary by clicking the link.
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Making TV Commercials by Greg Fay
June 16, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Greg Fay is a writer and creative currently represented by the
prestigious Independent Talent Group.
On leaving school with no significant qualifications bar an A in GCSE
Religious Studies (and with the position of Pope already taken), he
tried to turn a teenage love of clothes into a career by undertaking a
YTS apprenticeship as a pattern cutter. When the apprenticeship was
cut short by government cuts, he married his love of fashion with a
passion for music and applied the skills he had learned as a dresser
and stylist for bands and musicians.
Working for acts as varied as David Bowie, Ian Dury, New Order and
Robbie Williams, he was introduced to two different arms of the media;
publishing and film.
His involvement in magazine publishing stretches back to the 1990’s,
when he was simultaneously Associate Fashion Editor of both The Face
and iD magazines, the only person to this day to hold both positions
concurrently, whilst also contributing regularly to international
publications including Vogue Italia, Andy Warhol’s Interview and
Quincy Jones’ Vibe.
Working as a stylist, art director and creative for photographers
including David Lachapelle, David Bailey, Elaine Constantine, and
Rankin to name but a few, Greg built up a knowledge of and network
within the industry that was then applied in founding photographic
agency, Orang-Utan. Specializing in identifying and championing new
talent, Orang-Utan was the original home of many now industry
stalwarts, including Alasdair McLellan.
Simultaneously Greg began directing music promos and commercials,
first at Michel Gondry’s Partizan films, then from 2008 at Ridley
As a commercials director he has worked for clients including Nike,
HSBC, British Airways and Philips, winning various awards including a
prestigious British Arrow. He has shot music videos for artists
including Oasis, The Streets and Lily Allen and his first foray into
drama was the Mammoth produced ‘Dappers’ for BBC3 in 2010, his first
feature length documentary as director, ‘Annabel’s: A String Of Naked
Lightbulbs’ having Sir Ridley Scott as executive producer in 2014,
He writes both drama and comedy and currently has one feature script
in development; ‘The Returnee’, an action drama set in the immediate
aftermath of the Irish Civil War in 1923.
He is a native Londoner, married with two children and two cats and is
a lifelong Arsenal fan.