Want to read a magnificent interview???

We are happy to announce that we’ve just uploaded a wonderful interview with Maxine Evans.

This is an exceptional read, and if you want to know much more about the lovely lady, head over to the link below.

(just a wee reminder that ONLY Torchwood Australia Registered Forum Members can access the exclusive interview section of the Forum)
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We send a massively HUGE thank you to Maxine for joining Torchwood Australia for this interview – your participation is totally appreciated! You’re a cockin’ brilliant woman! Thank you!

Photo provided by Maxine Evans

Anniversary and more…

Hey Everyone,

In relation to our 7th Anniversary, everything is up and ready for you to have a look at….

Competitions are all open now and you will find them all here -

There are four comps for you to have a go at.

Irish has prepped the writing challenge and I have uploaded it for her here…

And there is a nominated ep of the month for our anniversary too –

Please scroll to the most recent post by me, to find the current info re the ep of the month.

Hope you have some time over the next week or so, to join in and celebrate our 7th anniversary!

We are yet to upload our new TV/Movies section on the boards, but it will be coming soon….sorry for the delay.

We all had an amazing time with Team Barrowman at Supanova Sydney….we have loads to tell and fantastic pics to share also.

Hope to see you around the Forum at some stage.

Best, Ruthy.

Celebrations and more …

Hello friends,

Well our 7th anniversary is approaching fast, this Sunday in fact :)

Due to a number of us being in Sydney for Supanova next weekend, we are only STARTING our anniversary events from Monday 16 June, and they will be finishing on Sunday 22 June.

Included in our celebrations will be a number of competitions for you to participate in, with some fantastic prizes up for grabs.

So make sure you come online to the forum for the anniversary events.

We are also endeavouring to upload our changes to the forum in coming days, which are predominantly related to our new section for a variety of TV Shows/Movies, and we hope you will check those out once they go live.

If you see Caroline and I at Supanova Sydney, please come and say hi….obviously the main attraction for us is John Barrowman, but of course there are heaps of things on over the weekend, plus catching up with good friends as well.

See you all for anniversary week guys.

Cheers.

TW Miracle Day Convention – May 2015 / UK

Starfury Conventions recently held its Torchwood Miracle Day Convention in Birmingham UK, which from what we’ve heard was a fun event for all concerned.

They have announced the next MD Convention, which is scheduled for May 2015.

More information can be found here >>>

Guest announcements to follow.

This time the Convention will be held at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow.

If you would like a taste of what their conventions are like, check out their youtube highlight vid of MD here >>>

Torchwood Australia – Newsletter of updates

Hello folks,

Well here is a newsletter of what is coming up for TW Australia, and some other information that may interest you.

We have just completed our Easter Comp and announced our winner, being irishangel. Thank you to those who took the time to enter and better luck next time. Irish walked away with a TARDIS keyring + an Amazon gift voucher.

We will be rehashing the forum very soon, to incorporate our new TV/Movie section of individual programme boards, like for -
Sherlock
Star Trek
Star Wars
Downton Abbey
Marvel Universe (Thor/Iron Man etc)

To name just a few; there will be 10 new boards making up this section, and we are looking forward to some lively discussion amongst our members. Please remember, we are more than just about Torchwood, more than just about Doctor Who, so we will let you know when this new section is ready for your use, and it may cover an area that has had your recent interest.

Our anniversary is only a few weeks away – this is our 7th anniversary. At this point I would like to add that I believe we are the ONLY formal long running Torchwood Forum now available online. Yes there are a number of Facebook groups and pages, but our Forum appears to be the only ‘proper’ forum left (unfortunately the biggest/longest running one, the UK TW Forum, seems to have disappeared off the web). I would add that we have more than double our Forum membership within our FB Group, and more than triple our Forum membership in Twitter followers. With that in mind, I would like to invite those who are not Forum registered members to come over and check it out

Our Forum offers MUCH more than you will ever find on a FB group or page. The resources and areas like our exclusive cast/crew interviews are truly a testament to the hard work and energy that the admin team and fellow members have put into the Forum over the last 7 years. Now that we seem to be IT in the world of online forums for Torchwood, we would REALLY like to be IT. So, if you aren’t a forum member, please consider joining up – it is free to join, and we endeavour to offer you so much, for a free forum membership. And to those of you who are members and haven’t stopped by lately, come on over. We would REALLY like to bring the Forum back to a healthy number of members, with a healthy amount of chat going on also. AND if you have any friends/family who are TW/DW fans, send them over to the forum to check us out as well.

Our anniversary celebrations always include loads of fun and stuff happening, including our competitions and prizes. We will be sending out advices about the anniversary, in the coming weeks.

We are currently running a fundraiser on the Forum too, in relation to one of John Barrowman’s charities. If you look at the most recent post (last one) on this thread, you will get all the info there –

PLEASE NOTE there is a lucky draw attached to the fundraiser re any members that donate to the fundraising page, so check out all those details – for each pound/GBP donated, you get one entry into the draw.

So, that’s about it. Hope you are all doing well in your various locales. Remember we are a worldwide forum, not just Australian based, and we welcome fellow fans to our little home.

All the best,
Ruthy.

The Woman Who Came to Dinner

As most of you are aware, we are a very mixed Forum and Website – yes we are all about Torchwood and Doctor Who, but we are about much more than that.

We are also about supporting all the actors/crew who have been involved with these shows over time, as well as other shows/movies that have grabbed our attention.

Ben Loyd-Holmes has been involved with many projects since TW Children of Earth. One of them is the upcoming movie “The Expedition” – he has introduced us to some wonderful cast members of The Expedition Movie including the lovely Angela Peters, who is now based in the UK.

Angela is involved in another upcoming project and we share this info with you below -

The Woman Who Came to Dinner is the latest feature coming out in London with our very own Australian actress Angela Peters, from Channel Seven’s series ‘Queensland’s Best Living’. Angela plays the mysterious Catherine, who arrives at a house for a two person dinner with more than a few secrets. Andrew Hillier, playing Paul, is a lonely unassuming guy who doesn’t know what’s coming. He will soon discover dinner isn’t just an entrée and main event.

The director Jamie Benyon grew the piece and concept out of impulse. Determined to make his debut feature away from typically cliché style choices, he instead took inspiration from Ben Wheatley’s Down Terrace as well as Paul Thomas Anderson, to create a two hander where the characters are introduced to a dinner surrounding immediately with the audience having no idea of their backstory. All they have are two strangers engaging in a conversation. He collaborated with his long term film partner Ben Thomas and began writing the piece in June 2013.

The small apartment has been the haven for the team working over the course of just under two weeks to bring together the story. Sound engineer, Craig Collis spoke of the challenges of creating surprise and interest when all you have is an empty room. Both the director and sound engineer had worked together on previous short films and were looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate on a bigger production.

Angela spoke of her excitement about being involved in such an intimate piece where the characters they create must engage an audience for a full seventy plus minutes. “It was so wonderful working with such a young director who knows exactly what he is looking for cinematically and story-wise. I enjoyed the challenges of playing the multi layered character”.

The Woman Who Came to Dinner is due for release this UK Autumn, 2014.

We are all looking forward to seeing Angela in this new project as well as The Expedition Movie.

If you want more info about “The Woman Who Came to Dinner”, please refer to IMDB…

Happy Birthday Colin!

We at Torchwood Australia wanted to share with you, a Facebook page we recently discovered …

There is a boy in the US who has a birthday coming up soon, in March. His name is Colin and his Mother created this Facebook page for him -

She has written a beautiful post which is pinned at the top of that page, and I will share that with you, to give you an idea about the page -

“I am Colin’s mom, I created this page for my amazing, wonderful, challenging son who is about to turn 11 on March 9th. Because of Colin’s disabilities, social skills are not easy for him, and he often acts out in school, and the other kids don’t like him. So when I asked him if he wanted a party for his birthday, he said there wasn’t a point because he has no friends. He eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them, and rather than force someone to be unhappy with his presence, he sits alone in the office. So I thought, if I could create a page where people could send him positive thoughts and encouraging words, that would be better than any birthday party. Please join me in making my very original son feel special on his day.”

Now we’ve discovered a few things about Colin along the way; things like he is a sensitive and loving lad (that much is obvious in some of the videos his Mother has shared with us), and a biggy we found out was that he is a DOCTOR WHO FAN – WOO HOO….so of course, being fellow Whovians, we would love to see more people like his page, and leave birthday wishes etc on the page for him.

There have been 2 Million people worldwide like his page, and with over 2 weeks yet to go until his birthday, it wouldn’t surprise us if he hits the 3 Million mark.

So please go check out his page, and perhaps like it, read through some of the posts, and leave your special message for Colin.

I think it will take him ’til his 12th birthday, to read all his messages, and all the cards that he is being sent.

Cheers guys! :)

Update on Liam’s dream…

Hello there,

Well I’m happy to advise that Liam’s dream (as per initial post below) is soon to become a reality.

Thanks to some very generous donors, Liam and his Mum are attending the Melbourne Whoniverse Event, and will be meeting Matt Smith during photo ops and autograph sessions.

Thank you to all and sundry that have made this happen, and who have also been supporting Liam’s Facebook page.

You all rock!

Can we help Liam fulfil his dream?

Hello to all our Whovian folks,

There is an amazing event being held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth during early March, with guests announced being Matt Smith / Karen Gillan / Arthur Darvill.

As you can imagine this has sparked some excited chatter amongst Whovians wanting to go to this event, which is being promoted/hosted by The Hub Productions.

We’ve had a Facebook page brought to our attention, in relation to a young boy by the name of Liam.

Refer here for more info >>>

Now Liam would love to meet Matt Smith in person, when Matt attends the Hub Productions event in Melbourne. But the cost is rather considerable, for just Liam and say his Mum to go.

That said, by starting that page, his Mum was NOT asking for donations. She wanted to spread the word and try to somehow make this happen for her child.

Liam has had rather a rocky road in his short life, due to health issues, and “Doctor Who” has really been amazing medicine for this young lad; his Mother has shared just how much of an impact DW has had on Liam.

Her desire is that we all share the Facebook page with all and sundry, get the word spread all over, and see if we can make Liam’s dream a reality.

I know there are MANY deserving kids out there, but this story has really touched my heart, particularly since Liam has really come along in leaps and bounds due to DW.

Please endeavour to like Liam’s page and share with everyone on Facebook, Twitter, wherever you normally hang out for your social media tasks.

Also, if you are wanting more information about the event itself, please go to the Hub Productions website >>>

Cheers, Ruthy.

Happy New Year

Hello all our Torchwood and Whovian friends,

We wish you all a brilliant 2014!

We have put quite a major post update here for your info -

This will fill you in on what is going on at the Forum over the course of the coming year, and what we need from you in relation to Feedback etc.

Remember that joining the Forum as a registered member is free, and there are some great exclusives available for Forum Members only.

All the best!