About the Speaker...
Growing up in a family home providing ‘pro digs’ for music hall and variety performers appearing at local theatres, it was hardly surprising Wilf acquired an intimate knowledge of ‘the business’. However, he opted for a more ‘respectable’ career in management, but subsequently joined BBC television where for many years – including the ‘golden days’ of the seventies and eighties, he was responsible for Scenic Operations – the scenery, props, and ‘working’ the shows…. essentially everything seen on the screen except the performers, their costumes and make-up! Wilf subsequently set up a consultancy serving the television, film and theatre industries, which included several years with the National Theatre on London’s South Bank.
In addition to his life in ‘show business’, Wilf has a life-long love of ships and sailing, and has organised maritime and tallship festivals throughout Europe, becoming a popular ‘champion’ of Britain’s marine heritage
About his Talks...
All talks are supported by Powerpoint – talks about the world of entertainment include film/video clips with audio, and I supply all equipment – including a screen if not available at the venue. My equipment is PAT-certificated and I have appropriate Public Liability Insurance. I can also provide a VGA/HDMI feed to large television monitor screen(s) where installed.
I don’t provide a PA system, but I’m happy to use a microphone where available.
The length of each talk is about 50 minutes, and reducing (or increasing) duration isn’t really an option.
£100 for venues within 10 miles of my home in Maidstone, Kent. For venues further afield I ask for travelling expenses at HMRC rate of 45p per mile (each way). For distant venues an additional fee and hotel accommodation may need to be factored into my fee, please contact me to discuss.