Vince's Quest for Love Hits TV Screens

The Journal (Newcastle, England), October 12, 2006 | Go to article overview

Vince's Quest for Love Hits TV Screens


Byline: By Hayley Beattie

The story of a young man who shot to stardom through his quest to find love was broadcast in a Channel 4 documentary last night.

Vince Peart, of The Firs, Alston, Cumbria, created one of the biggest news stories of last summer when he advertised for single women to come to his home town.

Men outnumber single women 10 to one in Alston, and Vince, 23, and his friends wanted to do something about it.

So they launched the Alston Moor Regeneration Society and set up a website to persuade women to move to the town.

His story made headlines around the world and his transformation into a mini-celeb and countryside campaigner was the subject of last night's documentary The Town That's Looking for Love. For seven months Newcastle-based film producer, Patrick Collerton ( best known for his Bafta-winning The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off about the late Jonny Kennedy, from Alnwick, who suffered from a debilitating and incurable skin disease ( followed Vince as he continued to try and promote his home town.

The film saw him leading the campaign to save the town's cottage hospital, signing a feature-film deal with writer Paul Abbott and producer Hilary Bevan Jones, who worked together on Cracker and State of Play and, of course, continuing his search for a girlfriend.

Vince said: "One of the reasons I agreed to work with Patrick is because I had seen his previous films and knew he would be honest and show the real picture of what I have been trying to do for Alston.

"Since the film, I have become the youngest parish councillor in Cumbria and I am currently trying to set up a youth club for the town.

"I never imagined when I set up the website that it would get to this stage, all I wanted to do was find a girlfriend."

But sadly, despite a relationship earlier this year with a girl from Nottingham, Vince is still searching for love. Last night there was a mixed reaction from fellow-villagers on Vince's crusade with some women in the town saying they had been offended by his comments that there weren't enough of them and that they were ill-educated. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Vince's Quest for Love Hits TV Screens
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.