Park LaBrea Entertainment Director

| April 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sir Richard Winter-Stanbridge

IN HIS OFFICE. Sir Richard Winter-Stanbridge designs programs to get people away from their computers.

His love of music has motivated Sir Richard Winter-Stanbridge ever since he sang at the Royal School of Choral Music in England at age seven. Now, as entertainment director of Park La Brea’s 10,000 plus population and interested nearby residents, Richard is promoting music, art, theater and literature.

It was his wife Tessa Shaw’s acting career that brought the couple to Los Angeles and Park La Brea 16 years ago.

Creative ideas flow from Winter-Stanbridge’s brain like water, resulting in such new programs as Bookplates where authors talk about their books and “What Shakespeare Didn’t Write,” a discussion covering playwrights.

His firm, Wintershaw Enterprises, is producing WTTC! (Window through the Classics), a cable series featuring interviews with major names in music such as cellist Lynn Harrell. The show also will be podcast.

Winter-Stanbridge said the show is a way to draw audiences from outside in addition to those who already reside in Park La Brea.

Newest creative idea for Park La Breans and neighbors is “Super Saturday,” a series of multiple interest activities for all ages. These include a comedy performance, a networking club and women’s circle. Free family movies are screened in the Activities Center theater.

Super Saturday activities also include a gourmet club, speed dating and games for the younger crowd. “In considering what people are gravitating towards these days for their recreational enjoyment, many flock to social networking online. However, there is still the human need to interact in reality and so, these are the kinds of programs being presented on Super Saturday,” he said.

Aside from his Park La Brea activities, Sir Richard is head of Shene Gate Pictures, a production company which will produce films on composers beginning with Sir Edward Elgar.

His other venture is called Gigantic Worx, a touring exhibition for students to enjoy unique music educational experiences.

A truck equipped with interactive video games, a “Music of the Spheres” presentation and a virtual orchestra will visit schools. He said the vehicle features the latest technology to stimulate interest and understanding in fine music and to encourage further music education.

A graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Winter-Stanbridge earned the title of Sir for his membership in the Chevalier of the Sovereign Military Order of The Temple of Jerusalem.

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