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Bedford Who Charity Con 4

Saturday 7th April 2018

 

The Quarry Theatre, Bedford

Facebook: facebook.com/bedfordwhocharitycon

Email info@bedfordwhocharitycon.co.uk

Tickets available from

www.quarrytheatre.org.uk

 

First confirmed guests:

SOPHIE ALDRED and LOUISE JAMESON

 

We're delighted

to announce that

Sophie Aldred

and Louise

Jameson will be

attending

Bedford Who

Charity Con 4.

 

Sophie wowed

us at the first

two Bedford Who Charity Cons. She was, of course, Ace, the last of the Doctor's companions in classic-Who.

 

Louise Jameson, who played Leela alongside Tom Baker's Doctor, will be joining her. We're looking forward to welcoming her to Bedford.

 

More guests will be announced soon. Please keep an eye on this website and on our Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

Previous guests:

 

Sophie Aldred

 

Geoffrey Beevers

 

Ailsa Berk

 

Nicola Bryant

 

Paul Cornell

 

John Leeson

 

Sarah-Louise Madison

 

Katy Manning

 

Una McCormack

 

Terry Molloy

 

Maureen O'Brien

 

Peter Purves

 

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

 

Mike Tucker

 

Deborah Watling

 

Anneke Wills

 

 

 

 

Fun, welcoming, friendly, relaxed, informal...

A small scale Doctor Who convention where you get to meet and chat to the guests...

 

Bedford Who Charity Con 4 is coming on Saturday 7th April 2018!

 

Is it going to be any good? Here's some feedback on previous Bedford Who Charity Cons...

 

  • "One of the best [Doctor Who] events I've been to. Warm and relaxed atmosphere, amazing guests and fascinating panels."

 

  • "A 'must attend' event if you live anywhere nearby. Or if you just live anywhere, actually. Just make sure you get there next year for a traditional style convention on a small and intimate scale that allows you the feeling of being up close and personal with the guests. In a good way."

-- thedoctorwhocompanion.com

 

 

Once we have paid our costs, everything we make will be donated to Bedford Foodbank. Every month, they provide emergency food for more than 500 children and adults in crisis in the local area.

 

 

So what sort of convention is it?

 

A number of conventions these days are primarily commercial affairs; they're designed for people to buy merchandise from stallholders, and to buy autographs and photos. Nothing wrong with that, but Bedford Who Charity Cons are rather different; they're in a more traditional style of convention. There's a mixture of on stage interviews, some performances by the actors, signing sessions, the opportunity to meet the guests, get their autographs, and have your photo taken with them.

 

The emphasis is on giving you a fun, relaxed and enjoyable day... and to raise a lot of money for charity!

 

 

Tickets

 

Tickets are now available from the box office at The Quarry Theatre, Bedford, at www.quarrytheatre.org.uk

 

Prices:

Adults: £42.50

14-18 year olds: £22.50

Under 14s: £15

 

Family Tickets (bona fide family parties only, please, and children must be under 14):

1 adult and 1 child: £50

1 adult and 2 children: £55

2 adults and 1 child: £80

Additional children under 14: £8 each.

 

Children under 12 are very welcome but must be accompanied by an adult, please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To get the flavour of the day, have a look at two sketches performed by the cast of Doctor Who at Bedford Who Charity Con 3:

 

The Master in the Psychiatrist's Chair

 

Cast:

The Master: Geoffrey Beevers

The Psychiatrist: Maureen O'Brien

 

https://youtu.be/C5u7YeVe7KM

 

The Companions' Reunion Party Sketch

 

Cast:

Steven Taylor: Peter Purves

Vicki: Maureen O'Brien

Sarah-Louise: Sarah-Louise Madison

 

https://youtu.be/A7RLW9pwRH8

 

And they're also available on our Facebook page:

facebook.com/bedfordwhocharitycon

 

The Tobias Vaughn Philanthropic Foundation

 

The Foundation runs Doctor Who events in Bedford for the delectation of Doctor Who fans, and to raise money for Bedford Foodbank.

 

Inspired by the spirit of Tobias Vaughn, the Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of mankind.

 

Here's what we have raised in the past:

 

Bedford Who Charity Con 1, 2015: £1195

 

An Evening with Mike Tucker, 2015: £280

 

Bedford Who Charity Con 2, 2016: £2592

 

The Great Bedford Foodbank Sponsored Dalek Push, 2016

Patrons: Sophie Aldred and Katy Manning:

£4515

 

An Evening with Mat Irvine, 2016: £115

 

Bedford Who Charity Con 3, 2017: £2700

 

TOTAL: £11,397

Thank you for your staggering generosity!

 

And sincere thanks to those local businesses who have supported the Foundation's events.

Please do support them with your custom! They are:

 

  • Elstow Ceramic Tiles
  • Woodfines Solicitors
  • Sharman Law Solicitors
  • Rice Thai Restaurant, St Cuthbert's Street
  • Golding's Ironmongers, High Street
  • William Rutter Motors
  • The Jaffa Orchard, Castle Road
  • The Picture Gallery, High Street
  • All Ears, High Street
  • Limes, Lime Street
  • The Eagle Bookshop, Castle Road
  • Price Wallace Letting Agents

 

We're also grateful to those companies who have donated Doctor Who merchandise for us to auction at Bedford Who Charity Cons. Please do support them, too, with your custom! They are:

  • Big Finish
  • Underground Toys
  • The Monster Factory
  • Silva Screen Records
  • Character Options

As you can see, you can get your photo taken with the guests. No fee, just a donation to Bedford Foodbank of whatever you think's appropriate.

 

 

And, in case you need them, here are some more comments about Bedford Who Charity Cons...

 

Mike Tucker:

 

"A lovely, informal event, with great questions from a really interested and interesting audience."

 

Sophie Aldred:

 

"Truly lovely day. Thanks to all who came and all who worked so hard to create a great atmosphere."

 

Anneke Wills:

"A delightful day in Bedford. It restored my faith in family Doctor Who gatherings. Thank you to all who came along for making it such a fun day. Love, Anneke."

 

And here's what the audience thought:

 

"Was a fabulous con! Relaxed and fun! Hope you raised lots of money and can do another one."

"Another amazing day. Thank you! And see you at the next one!"

"A great day. My first involving getting autographs and talking to the guests rather than staring at them from afar and pointing and giggling! Well organised show!"

 

"Great day... again!"

 

"Thanks again to everyone involved for organising, appearing at, working on, and/or contributing to such an excellent convention. I had a great day."

 

"We had a fantastic time as always!"

"It was our first convention. We all had a great day."

 

"It was brilliant!"

 

"Excellent. Very friendly!"

 

"Nice relaxed atmosphere."

 

"A very successful day; thank you for organising it!"

 

"I enjoyed everything, especially meeting Nicola, Sophie, Anneke and the others..."

"What really struck me was how informal the whole thing was, and how down to earth the guests were. Lovely people, a great day..."

 

"I had a great time there, I'm soooo up for Con 4!"

 

 

 

Bedford Who Charity Con 3 is an independent Doctor Who convention run by and for fans of Doctor Who; it is not endorsed by the BBC. Doctor Who is copyright to the BBC and characters and aliens are copyright to their respective writers. Please be aware that guests can occasionally be called away for filming.