The Society’s 2017 Film Evening will be held on Friday 24th November 2017 at The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury London WC1N 3AT. The nearest Underground station is Russell Square on the Piccadilly Line, though Holborn is not too far away which is on the Central Line.
Members and their guests may opt to attend the film presentation only at £20.00, or to join us for buffet refreshments from 6.15pm at a cost of £31.00 per head. There will be a cash bar. We will start the film presentation at 7.15pm.
The Master for 1917, Henry Wilson, said, “For myself, I know no more consoling atmosphere, few more recreative, regenerative influences than those to be found in the Guild. To the outer world however, the Guild is a club of Artists, and, as everybody who is anybody knows, artists are unpractical cranks…”
It is, therefore, a rather suitable venue for a meeting of The Sherlock Holmes Society of London!
Our host Matthew J. Elliott makes a welcome return. He is a scriptwriter well known for the US radio series “The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”. Matthew provided the adaptations of The Yellow Face and The Three Students for the Society.
The title of this year's event is Forgotten, But Not Gone: Sherlockian rarities that have almost passed from recollection. We're very proud to present two lovingly-restored episodes of the 1979 TV series starring Geoffrey Whitehead and Donald Pickering, filmed in Poland and never shown on British television. We will also be screening the 1932 movie Sherlock Holmes, starring Clive Brook (the first actor to play Holmes in the sound era) and Reginald Owen. Rounding off the evening will be the 1973 comedy, Elementary My Dear Watson, starring John Cleese as Holmes and Willie Rushton as Watson, filmed four years prior to Cleese's more well-known Holmesian spoof, The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It.
Applications should be sent to arrive not later than Saturday 12th November. Download full details and application form