Welcome to First Friday

First Friday is an informal business networking group for East Hampshire. Established in September 2003, there are around 400 people who attend at various points through the year, with around 30-40 attending in any one month. read more »

Friday November 7, 2014 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

"The Best Job in the World!" - Michel Focard de Fontefiguieres

Focard by PearsallFrom Parisian Creperie owner to photographer of the stars – a 25 year Journey.

Local personality and photographer Michel joins us to talk about the highs and lows of his professional life; from the early ‘Polaroid’ years of shooting property in London when he would shoot all day, drop the Transparencies to the lab for processing on his way out of the city at 8pm and be back to collect the results at 7am the next day, re-shoot if they weren’t exactly what he wanted then on to the next job, to the current digital age with it’s ‘instant’ results.

Michel has an amazing client portfolio; Virgin Galactic…shooting for Jane Austin & Mary Portas & Joanna Lumley, and so many more (and those are just the ones he’ll talk about!). From property in Petersfield to a Masked Ball in Venice. An amazing journey.

And then his recent fall from grace, or was that a graceless fall? His Frenglish confuses me sometimes!

Do join us.


Your menu choices are:

Venison and Pork Bangers and Mash with onion gravy
Salmon fillet with a creamy chive sauce

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...thank you so much! This was a refreshing change to the format of other network meetings - I’ll be back for the next one!

folly-winebar-upstairsOur Venue

First Friday is held at 12-2pm,
on the first friday of each month
at The Folly Wine Bar (Upstairs)
College Street, Petersfield, GU31 4AD

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