Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Target Ovarian Cancer

On Sunday, 11th of September, Target Ovarian Cancer will be at the Adidas 5K Women's Challenge in Hyde Park, London, in what promises to be a great day out.

Captaining the team is the inimitable Sarah Greene, and she has this message for you...

‘As Team Captain for Target Ovarian Cancer at this year's Adidas 5k Women's Challenge, I would like to invite you and your friends and family to join us. I would love you to be a part of our team at this magnificent and crucial event in London's Hyde Park, to raise as much money as possible for a cause very close to my heart.

Whether you choose to run, jog or walk - I'll be walking! - the money we raise in sponsorship will fund Target Ovarian Cancer's vital work improving diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for the 6,800 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year in the UK.

Please join me and all of us on the Target Ovarian Team in supporting every woman living with ovarian cancer.’


- Sarah Greene


The time and place to meet is around 10.00am under the Target Ovarian Cancer banner at or near the Princes Gate. It goes without saying, this is a really worthy cause, and a wonderful event to be part of, so let's all get behind Sarah and her team and help to raise as much money as possible. Good luck to everyone taking part!

You can check out the course map here:

http://static.womenschallenge.co.uk/pdf/awc_coursemap.pdf

And for more details on the event, please visit:

www.targetovarian.org.uk
www.womenschallenge.co.uk/charity_listings/target_ovarian/
www.womenschallenge.co.uk/onlineentry/entry/London/

Also, for all you Tweeters out there, keep up to date with news from Sarah and her husband/Ghostwatch co-star, Mike Smith on their official Twitter feeds:

@RealSarahGreene
@MikeSmithFTV

Thursday, 25 August 2011

...I think they're more interested in my epididymis.

We very rarely report on non-Ghostwatch matters around these here parts, but this particular news bite seemed just too good to pass up. Plus, it's got the word 'Ghost' in it. So there.

Living legend, Dan Aykroyd has been flying the flag for a third Ghostbusters movie now for so long, it appears that time has finally taken its toll on his beloved band of paranormal investigators and eliminators. It goes without saying, the original flick is an undoubted classic which managed to spawn a kooky sequel and remarkably impressive, first wave animated series, The Real Ghostbusters, but even the finest trilogies rarely end on the best movie...

The veritable Twinkie of a spoiler that Mr. Aykroyd recently revealed on the Dennis Miller Radio Show was such a wonderfully melancholic piece of character description for the aging Dr. Ray Stantz that my hopes (or should I say, 'spirits'?) are once more beginning to rise in anticipation of the 'upcoming' GB III. If you're a fan of the series, and don't mind being very slightly spoiled, do check out the sample clip on the above link.

Here's hoping the entire team will return this one last time to slug it out with some pesky poltergeists before staying on to dance the night away with some of the lovely ladies who witnessed the disturbance. This is Casey Kasem, now on with the countdown!

The Awakening

Actress, Rebecca Hall
...A chilling new film written by Stephen Volk, you say? Yes, please.

Arriving this November (TBC), The Awakening tells the story of scientist, Florence Cathcart, a ghost-debunker who is called to a countryside boarding school to investigate rumours of an apparent haunting, only to find her own beliefs challenged.

Co-written and directed by Nick Murphy, the film's official blurb reads, 'A classic ghost-story in the tradition of MR James.' Boasting an impressive cast that includes among others, Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton and Joseph Mawle, this buzz surrounding this new project and its recent premiere at the Toronto Film Festival all sounds very promising indeed.

You can find out more about the film by visiting Stephen's official site.