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TV Drama, Movies, Props/SFX Experience

.. spend an evening with the propsman from TV and the movies

Thu 28 Dec 2017
Lea Marston Hotel, Haunch Lane, Lea Marston B76 0BY
7.15pm for 7.30pm
£15 Member, £18 Guest
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This event is a real Spice “scoop”. We have an exclusive evening with the professional props man behind the gory scenes in such programmes as Casualty, Poirot, Miss Marple, Midsommer Murders, Dorian Grey, Lewis, Poldark and Younderland, Galavant- Disney and many others to explain and demonstrate the secrets of producing the incredibly true to life effects that we see on screen.

We’ll learn what it takes to shoot someone realistically or cut their throat .. orhave them projectile vomiting .. or covered in cobwebs .. or dug from a grave. Whatever the effect, he’s probably done it - and today he’s here to tell us (and in some cases show us) how!

This is an entertaining evening. You will also be exposed to lots of types of blood and gore and how convincing the end results can be!

Our Expert: Ron Dowling is what’s known as a “Standby Propman” and is in great demand on TV and film sets around the world. He has recently started to share his intriguing skills with audiences old and young. Sometimes this is purely for fun. Other times he uses his “arts” to promote a message such as deterring youngsters from gun and knife crime.


Lea Marston Hotel has free parking.



•Thoroughly enjoyable throughout

•An excellent introduction to the world of props and effects and an insight into the work involved in even the most mundane of dramas. Ron is an excellent presenter and held the attention throughout the day.


•A thoroughly enjoyable event. A fascinating insite into how complicated making TV & films can be. It was fun, gorey (all fake), very interesting and presented by Ron Dowling who obviously loves his job.

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