Movie characters attend composers music concert

CHARACTERS from Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars and others from films that famous composers Hans Zimmer and John Williams have scored, made their way to the Cliffs Pavilion on Sunday.

Ray Gubbay, promoters of the superb Music by Hans Zimmer and John Williams concert performed by the London Concert Orchestra, contacted Essex cosplayers to ask if they would like to attend.

If you’re unfamiliar with Cosplayers, it’s a community of people who like to dress up and take part in events, shake buckets, and raise money for charity.

‘Essex Sparrow’ aka Craig Knight-Bowers from Basildon, who is part of a cosplay group that calls itself the Blackwater Pirates, was one of the participants who took part in a bid to raise money for the charity chosen by the group, Little Havens.

He said: “We call ourselves the Blackwater Pirates and have accompanied the Essex Cosplayers’ Storm Troopers.

“The production company – Ray Gubbay – who put on the event, gave us a big donation of £400, sorted our dressing rooms and asked if we’d like to go.

“Of course we did.

“We never ask people for money, but we will accompany these events with our charity buckets, and stop and pose for photos.

“At the theater we went into the foyer during the day, I guess you could call it a warm up before the show started.

“It was by far the most glamorous and prestigious event we have ever been invited to.

“It was such a privilege to get back on stage and listen to the London Concert Orchestra – an incredible experience.”

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