Event News: Check Out the ROBIN OF SHERWOOD Festival in Chepstow, Just in Time for the Show's 30th!

Written by J. R. Southall Monday, 28 April 2014

Event News

This week sees the thirtieth anniversary of the broadcast of the very first episode of cult 1980s fantasy series ROBIN OF SHERWOOD, and fans are in for a treat this weekend with a two day festival taking place in Chepstow in Wales, dedicated to the series and its creator, Richard Carpenter.

Guests at the event will include Nickolas Grace who played the Sheriff of Nottingham in the show, Judi Trott (Maid Marian) and both Robins, Michael Praed and Jason Connery.

Here’s organiser Barnaby Eaton-Jones with more details:

“The OFFSTAGE Theatre Group present...

'The Hooded Man' - 3rd and 4th of May 2014.

A celebration of the life of the late Richard 'Kip' Carpenter, with the blessing of his family, and his seminal 1980s television series ROBIN OF SHERWOOD.

This two-day event features a medieval encampment and displays from Bowlore, interview panels, autograph signings and photo studios. There will be entertainment from 3-piece band 'Alter Ego' and a banquet on the Saturday evening where exclusive and never-before-seen footage of the series will be shown. We're also debuting Volume One of Miwk Publishing's 'Hooded Man' book, which details the making of the series and takes an in-depth look at the history and mythology around it.

Confirmed Guests include Michael Praed ('Robin of Loxley'), Jason Connery ('Robert of Huntingdon'), Mark Ryan ('Nasir'), Judi Trott ('Lady Marion of Leaford'), Nickolas Grace ('Sheriff of Nottingham'), Valentine Pelka ('Sarak'), Michael Craig ('Earl of Huntingdon') and Claire Toeman ('Meg of Wickham'), as well as Paul Knight ('Producer'), Esta Charkham ('Producer/Casting Director'), Beth Charkham ('Casting Director') and David Holloway ('Editor').

We are also are holding a closed auction of a donated piece of colour artwork from Mike Noble ('Look-In' comic strip illustrator).

All of this takes place in the sumptuous setting of the St. Pierre Hotel & Country Club, in Chepstow, Wales (an arrow's flight from filming locations Chepstow and Caldicot Castle).

250 Weekend Tickets sold out a year ago, after being announced, but we have just released a very limited number of Day Tickets (which qualify you for everything aside from the Saturday Evening Banquet). There are only 30 tickets available for the Saturday and 30 tickets available for the Sunday, at £50 each. Included within this price will also be the Official 30th Anniversary Programme and a free autograph. Tickets can be obtained by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , on a first come, first served basis.

"Nothing's forgotten. Nothing's ever forgotten."

Take a look at the convention website www.thehoodedman.co.uk. We also have a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HoodedMan2014.

The main (and sole) organiser is Barnaby Eaton-Jones and he can be contacted via this email or by 07838 230163.

Thanks for your time.

Best wishes & rainbow fishes, BARNABY”


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0 #1 J.R. Southall 2014-04-28 18:14
And here's a link to the book mentioned above:


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