Saturday, 24 November 2012

Aerobility Fundraising Dinner, London



Once again, we were invited back to London to help entertain the guests at the annual Aerobility fund raising dinner.

Aerobility was founded in 1993 and offers disabled people, without exception, the opportunity to fly an aeroplane you can find out more about them here





 Guest of honour this year was none other than Buzz Aldrin - and some lucky HH members got to meet him.


Saturday, 3 November 2012

Charity Car Show in Chesterfield

The Stig was on hand to make sure folks enjoyed a charity car show in Chesterfield this month.



Sunday, 28 October 2012

Time War 2012 - Leeds


Time War returned again this year and in a new venue in Leeds. Stars from Doctor Who were on hand to meet and greet and sign autographs whilst the public browsed stalls and attended various shows throughout the day. All proceeds from the event went to BBC Children in Need.

A junior member takes a Dalek for a spin!

"Its no bigger on the inside!"



Saturday, 1 September 2012

Knight Con at Xscape, Castleford.


Now in its second year the Knight Con is an event that celebrates all things Knight Rider. Also on display was an amazing collection of other American cars from the world of film and television. As well as an opportunity for lots of other costuming clubs to show off their costumes and props.

HH were on hand to entertain the crowds once again.



Saturday, 25 August 2012

Film4 Frightfest in London



Heavy rain in London couldn't keep the crowds away as Hollywood Heroes swooped into the capital to help Film4 celebrate their annual Frightfest. 

The festival, now in its 13th year attracts thousands of genre fans to the heart of London's West End and the Empire Cinema, for five packed days of premieres, previews, personal appearances and signings.

Aided and abetted by the Galactic Knights we helped keep the crowds entertained, posing for hundreds of photographs.

                           






Welcome to the new look website!

Hi everyone!

We hope you enjoy our new website - its much more user friendly than the old one and the blog approach helps us to keep it up to date with all things HH. We can even upload news and pictures from our phones whilst at an event!

Please take the time to look around - we have been busy moving all the archive articles across and creating new ones for events over the past few months.

There are also many useful social networking features that will allow you to share and comment on articles with friends. You can even subscribe to the news and receive an automatic email whenever a new article has been posted.

Please help us to continually promote the good work that we do for events and charities up and down the country by visiting regularly and spreading the word!

If you have any questions about the new site please contact: website@hollywood-heroes.co.uk

Thank you!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Old video...found!!

I was looking back over old photos and found some video footage I had taken at last years Winter Memorabilia show at the NEC Birmingham.

So I've quickly edited it together with my son's favourite song at the moment and here is the result. I hope you all enjoy it!

video

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Family Fun Day at RAF Llanbedr



Hollywood Heroes braved the Welsh weather to put on fine show at RAF Llanbedr in Snowdonia National Park.

Heavy rain did not dampen their spirits as they entertained crowds at the RAF base's annual fun day.

On hand were a Biker Scout, Hit Girl, Stormtrooper and a Scarecrow. They had a great day and even found some potential new members!

Biker Scouts are attracted to wood!

"You're not that scary!"


"Well, it works on crows!"

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Costume Exhibition at Wem Town Hall



We all had a great time on Saturday showing some of our movie costumes to the good folk of Shropshire. We were joined by Dan and Ashley of the UKG. Richard was dressed as Jack Sparrow in the morning and Anakin Skywalker in the afternoon and Tracey was dressed as Ariel from the little mermaid.




At the of the day we had raised £74 for The Rabbit Welfare Association and look forward to doing another display in the future.


Saturday, 7 July 2012

Liscard Primary School Summer Fair

Lovely sunny weather greeted the Heroes when they arrived at Liscard Primary School in Merseyside.

Entertaining (and sometimes terrifying) the children were Col as a Doctor Who Scarecrow, Phill as a Snowtrooper and Sharron as Padme. Joining them for her debut was Col's daughter as the incredible Hit Girl from the Kick Ass movie.

The event was a huge success for the school. Many thanks to Eric and Adrian for helping to crew.



Sunday, 10 June 2012

TV, Film, Toy and Collectors fair

This was a great little event in Winchester with guest signings by stars such as Colin Baker from Doctor Who and Alan Flyng, Rusty Goffe and Pam Rose from Star Wars.




Characters entertained the crowds as they wandered around the various stall always on the look out for that elusive collectible!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Charity Football Matches

HH helped entertain the crowds at two recent charity football matches.

More than 5,000 people watched Mark Crossley's Forest Legends go head-to-head with a Soap Stars XI at The City Ground on Sunday. The Legends dominated the match and ran out 7-0 winners on the day.

Teddy Sheringham and Bryan Roy spearheaded the Legends attack as they proved too hot to handle for the Soap Stars.

All the proceeds from the day which include ticket sales, raffles at half time and a bucket collection will be split between the three charities The Lymphoma Association,Once Upon a Smile and the clubs nominated charityBeaumond House Community Hospice. 



The 7th annual Jamie Walker charity match at Chesterfield FC helped to raise funds for the Lymphoma Association. 

Guest stars playing included stars from TV soaps like the Moon brothers from Eastenders and actors from Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Waterloo Road. Once again youth won out over experience and the Soapstars beat the ex Chesterfield players 6-1.


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Sci Fi at the Movies - Closing Weekend




We were back at Steam in Swindon this month to close the hugely succesful Sci Fi at the Movies exhibition.

John Chapman and Rusty Goffe were on hand to sign autographs and we were once again joined by characters from other clubs to put on a fitting finale to a great run in Swindon.




It's nice to know that other costuming clubs are there to participate and make an event bigger and better and also to get to know other like minded individuals who share a common interest... it also makes the post event social a lot more fun!!



Star of the show was the light sabre battle. An amazing 650 adults, children and costumers battling it out in the arena!



Monday, 14 May 2012

The Greatest Show in the Galaxy









The Greatest Show in the Galaxy was certainly that as HH helped to entertain crowds at one of the biggest events this year.

Luke with Sylvester McCoy
Screen legends including John Barrowman and the Torchwood team, Ashes to Ashes' Philip Glenister and Keeley Hawes, Doctor Whos's Freema Agyeman and no fewer than three incarnations of the Time Lord himself - Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann - will be materialising for a celebration of classic sic-fi TV shows and films.

Janon Momoa - Star of Conan, Stargate Atlantis and Game of Thrones

Also scheduled to appear were Highlander star Christopher Lambert and Star Trek favourites Rene Auberjonois, Colm Meaney, Chase Masterson, Jeri Ryan and Nana Visitor.

Sci-Fi fans from all across the UK made their war to Peterborough to meet their heroes and have their pictures taken and HH had some "Sticker Fun" with the stars.


Freddy and a Predator


Noel Clarke from Doctor Who meets one of our Fem Troopers

Lena Headey star of the Terminator Series, 300 and Game of Thrones wants you to join HH!


Sunday, 6 May 2012

Llandudno Extravaganza

The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza might seem like a strange place to find Star Wars characters but you will find them there!

Packed full of Steam Engines and Victorian Musical Organs, Vintage Cars and Costumes, Curiosities & Sideshows the centrepiece of the weekend is the parade throughout town.

Freeze!
It's full of Marching Bands, Victorian Costume walkers, Steam engines and vintage vehicles, Britain’s best Town Criers, stilt walkers, street entertainers and... Star Wars characters!


Is that why they are called" tree huggers"?
A select (and very geographically suited) team of HH members put on a great performance throughout the parade and even managed to find time to enjoy the carnival themselves!

Wheee!





Sunday, 15 April 2012

Back to the Steam Museum

"Theres's one. Set for stun!"
As part of our continuing support for the Sci Fi at the Movies Exhibition, we made two further appearance in April at the Steam Museum in Swindon.

Warming up at the start of the day

We were joined by new characters such as Predators and Doctor Who as well as the usual favourites.



Tally ho!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sci Fi at the Movies - Opening Weekend at Steam Museum




Thousands flocked to the Steam Museum in Swindon to help us launch this years Sci Fi at the Movies Exhibition.

We were joined by characters from the GK, SO16 and MKG including Darth Vader, Spiderman, Judge Dredd and many more.

Star Wars actors were also on hand to sign autographs.

Displays included replica props and costumes from Star Wars, The Terminator, Harry Potter and many more.

The museum welcomed over 400 visitors this weekend - thats seven times more than usual!




It runs till May 20th.