The most recent Robin Hood-related news stories breaking in the global media!

(Mar 07, 2018)
WORLD WIDE ROBIN HOOD SOCIETY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS AS ONE OF THE LEADING INFORMATION SOURCES ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE LEGENDARY SHERWOOD OUTLAW. On March 17th 2018, the Nottingham-based World Wide Robin Hood Society will mark its 20th Anniversary Year with a programme of varied initiatives including: *The publication of a new book about Robin Hood and the legend’s global impact. *A local cookery contest to find the best recipe for a Robin Hood Pie. *Anniversary theme to the Society’s annual “Feather in Your Cap” business awards. *A children’s story writing competition. *Developing an illustrated Robin Hood talk available to groups and societies. Although the Society was originally a membership-based organisation, over the last 2 decades it has evolved into one of the leading internet-based information resources on all things associated with Robin Hood. It is used extensively by the media and the tourism industry and the Society has contributed to numerous global television documentaries and historical features including BBC’s The One Show; Sky Travel Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” series and French TV’s “Secrets Histoire” series. The Society has also participated in hundreds of radio programmes around the globe, including South America, the USA, Europe, Korea and Australia. Society Chairman, Bob White, said “The very first Robin Hood Society was established in London in the 1700’S and was a club or assembly for public debate. It held its popular, regular meetings in the Robin Hood public house in Butcher Row, near Temple Bar, which is how the Society acquired its name. In the 1970’s, a Nottingham-based Robin Hood Society was created by the local historian and Robin Hood expert, Jim Lees, and its members often dressed up in costume as various characters from the Sherwood tales and helped raise funds for local charities. In the Nineties, Nottingham City Council joined forces with the Nottingham Evening Post and set up a Robin Hood Club especially aimed at youngsters, which featured a series of cartoon woodland animals known as “The Tails of Sherwood”. The present day, internet-based World Wide Robin Hood Society was originally the inspiration of co-founder and sponsor, Mike Douglas from Hull, who established a successful communications business in Nottingham in the late 1990’s. He said “Over the past twenty years the Society has seen many changes but the phenomenal global interest in Robin Hood has never faltered and the legendary outlaw continues to be an iconic figure with a massive international fan base, and he regularly features in new films, books and the global media.” For further information contact Bob White on e-mail at or by phone on (0115) 9523183 or mobile 07504 852731 or visit the Society website at Read more...
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On Stage and Screen

From the Medieval plays and games of the May Day celebrations, Robin Hood and the other characters from the well-loved tales have continually retained their popularity with audiences of all ages and appeared in a miscellany of stage productions including drama, romance, comedy and musical theatre – and new versions based on the legend continue to be written to this very day.

With the advent of moving film, silent screen hero Douglas Fairbanks was quick to recognise the popular appeal of the Robin Hood story to a cinematic audience with his classic 1920's version and across the generations a variety of movies, starring actors such as Errol Flynn, Richard Todd, Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe (to name but a few) have helped the legend establish an iconic status in popular culture. Television also spawned a range of action drama series about the outlaw hero, at the vanguard of which was the 143 episode black and white version "The Adventures of Robin Hood" starring Richard Greene in the title role.

Jonathan Ross joins the World Wide Robin Hood Society

Jonathan Ross joins the World Wide Robin Hood Society.


Finding Fame in The Forest

Robin Hood –Theatrical Agent , may seem an unlikely role for Nottingham's outlaw hero but a glance at the galaxy of celebrity names whose career path has taken them "through Sherwood Forest" shows that the legendary archer far outshines Simon Cowell as a star maker! The impressive list of well-known actors who have appeared in Robin Hood-related productions on television and the big screen contains many familiar names who subsequently went on to become high profile national and international stars.


Brian Blessed becomes an honorary member of the World Wide Robin Hood Society

Brian Blessed becomes an honorary member of the World Wide Robin Hood Society supporting "Sherwood the Living Legend"