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ROBIN HOOD NEWS-LINE: Latest News:
(Mar 07, 2018)
WORLD WIDE ROBIN HOOD SOCIETY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS AS ONE OF THE LEADING INFORMATION SOURCES ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE LEGENDARY SHERWOOD OUTLAW. On March 17th 2018, the Nottingham-based World Wide Robin Hood Society will mark its 20th Anniversary Year with a programme of varied initiatives including: *The publication of a new book about Robin Hood and the legend’s global impact. *A local cookery contest to find the best recipe for a Robin Hood Pie. *Anniversary theme to the Society’s annual “Feather in Your Cap” business awards. *A children’s story writing competition. *Developing an illustrated Robin Hood talk available to groups and societies. Although the Society was originally a membership-based organisation, over the last 2 decades it has evolved into one of the leading internet-based information resources on all things associated with Robin Hood. It is used extensively by the media and the tourism industry and the Society has contributed to numerous global television documentaries and historical features including BBC’s The One Show; Sky Travel Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” series and French TV’s “Secrets Histoire” series. The Society has also participated in hundreds of radio programmes around the globe, including South America, the USA, Europe, Korea and Australia. Society Chairman, Bob White, said “The very first Robin Hood Society was established in London in the 1700’S and was a club or assembly for public debate. It held its popular, regular meetings in the Robin Hood public house in Butcher Row, near Temple Bar, which is how the Society acquired its name. In the 1970’s, a Nottingham-based Robin Hood Society was created by the local historian and Robin Hood expert, Jim Lees, and its members often dressed up in costume as various characters from the Sherwood tales and helped raise funds for local charities. In the Nineties, Nottingham City Council joined forces with the Nottingham Evening Post and set up a Robin Hood Club especially aimed at youngsters, which featured a series of cartoon woodland animals known as “The Tails of Sherwood”. The present day, internet-based World Wide Robin Hood Society was originally the inspiration of co-founder and sponsor, Mike Douglas from Hull, who established a successful communications business in Nottingham in the late 1990’s. He said “Over the past twenty years the Society has seen many changes but the phenomenal global interest in Robin Hood has never faltered and the legendary outlaw continues to be an iconic figure with a massive international fan base, and he regularly features in new films, books and the global media.” For further information contact Bob White on e-mail at bob@robinhood.info or by phone on (0115) 9523183 or mobile 07504 852731 or visit the Society website at www.robinhood.info Read more...
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“SPIRIT OF SHERWOOD” APPRECIATION GROUP ANNOUNCE THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

USA's, "SPIRIT OF SHERWOOD" APPRECIATION GROUP ANNOUNCE THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY at the "British Fest 2" Convention at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa on July 10th -12th, 2015.

British fans of the popular "Robin of Sherwood"1980's television series made by HTV/Goldcrest and starring Michael Praed/ Jason Connery and Ray Winstone, are being invited to join the American fans of the popular cult series, when the "Spirit of Sherwood" appreciation group stage their 25th Anniversary Party at the "BRITISH FEST 2" Convention at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa on July 10th -12th , 2015.

Guests announced so far are MARK RYAN (Nazir) and PHIL ROSE (Friar Tuck) with a third Robin Of Sherwood guest to be announced soon, as well as many guests from other British productions such as Doctor Who and Harry Potter. The organisers say that this may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Robin of Sherwood fans from both sides of the Atlantic to get together to celebrate the popular cult TV show.

For more information on the event go to the convention website at www.britishfest.com . 3 Day Early Bird Passes are already on sale now for only $30 for the whole weekend!!! Kids under 10 (up to 3 kids per paying adult) are admitted FREE.
You can buy tickets via PayPal or Credit Card.
Hotel rooms are reasonable and Robin of Sherwood fans are planning to stay at the Springhill Suites.
For the latest/ most up to date information visit the Britishfest.com Members Page and Spirit of Sherwood on Facebook and at www.robinofsherwood.org