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Dundee Councillor Christina Roberts Star Awards 2014

Posted onSeptember 30, 2014

Dundee Councillor Christina Roberts Star Awards 2014

Dundee Councillor Christina Roberts Star Awards 2014

Councillor Christina Roberts, elected member of Dundee City Council, Deputy Lord Provost and member of Dundee City Council Licensing Board who is was first to address the businesses. Sandy Strang was MC for the new STAR Awards at Dundee’s Apex Hotel on Sunday night. The STAR awards celebrate best practice in Dundee’s licensed trade and this year became known at the STAR awards having begun as the Best Bar None Awards in 2005.


After dinner Bohemian Rhapsody

Posted onSeptember 30, 2014

After dinner Bohemian Rhapsody

After dinner Bohemian Rhapsody

Just after dinner and before the speeches Sandy Strang recited a strangely entertaining Ayrshire version of the Queen classic Bohemian Rhapsody. It can’t really be fully explained unless you hear it so here it is. Sandy Strang was MC for the new STAR Awards at Dundee’s Apex Hotel on Sunday night. The STAR awards celebrate best practice in Dundee’s licensed trade and this year became known at the STAR awards having begun as the Best Bar None Awards in 2005.


Sandy Strang opens STAR Awards Dundee 2014

Posted onSeptember 29, 2014

Sandy Strang opens STAR Awards Dundee 2014

Sandy Strang opens STAR Awards Dundee 2014

The first of new STAR Awards were held at the Apex Hotel in Dundee last night. The STAR Awards which celebrate and reward best practice in Dundee’s Licensed Trade replace the Best Bar None Awards which have run since 2005. Opening the evening was after dinner speaker, comedian, columnist and journalist Sandy Strang. The audience who to be fair normally see us falling about in their establishments had the Sunday evening to relax from their work in our hotels, bars, and student associations and be rewarded for best practice within their businesses. Sandy told them like it is and so this content is not suitable for children or those offended by the use of strong language.


First stage of TV school almost complete

Posted onSeptember 26, 2014

First stage of TV school almost complete

First stage of TV school almost complete

One of the groups in last nights TV school, last night of the term is next week.

In the first few weeks the students ranging in age from 7 to 27 have been introduced to Camerawork, Vision Mixing, Sound Recording, Directing, Producing and Presenting. The sessions take the form of large group work in a studio set up and smaller group work focusing on training on certain pieces of equipment. Even though many of the students have some experience of video or indeed their own YouTube channel, few have worked together on projects which require everyone to work together. The TV studio school last week of term is next week taking a break for the school holidays before returning on 23rd October. If you’d like to come along details are here http://www.dundeechannel.com/tvschool.php

Keptie Bakery Letham Fruit Scone Masterclass

Posted onSeptember 23, 2014

Keptie Bakery Letham Fruit Scone Masterclass

Keptie Bakery Letham Fruit Scone Masterclass

Last week Primarys 1 and 2 from Letham Primary School in Angus joined the staff of Keptie Bakery in Letham for a Fruit Scone making masterclass. Keptie Bakery this year won the title of Best Fruit Scone in Scotland 2014 so there really is no better place for the children to learn how its done. Allan Eaton a craft baker of 25 years took the children through a demonstration showing them the eight ingredients which he uses to make is award winning Fruit Scone. And the children were invited to cut out their own scone from the mixture Allan had prepared. At the end of lesson all of the children were given a finished fruit scone to take home – those kind of school trips are always the best.

Allan and his wife Jane took over the Keptie Bakery just four years ago. They have the bakery and shop in Letham and a second shop in Arbroath. The also supply wholesale to local shops and businesses within Angus including Glamis Castle. They have also won a number of awards for different products and we have an interview coming up with Allan shortly.

To watch the bakery demonstration click the photo below


Marc Navarro presents PIT Fight Show

Posted onSeptember 22, 2014

Marc Navarro presents PIT Fight Show

Marc Navarro presents PIT Fight Show

Marc Navarro a local professional fighter who needs no introduction spoke to The Dundee Channel ahead of the new Fight Show he is promoting in Liquid Nightclub on 11th October. Marc who is also fighting in the main event of the day was speaking from his new gym Navarros Fitness and Fighting Gym in Dundee. Marc revealed an excellent fight card which will deliver non stop entertainment on Saturday 11th October – doors 2pm, first fight at 3pm. As always the whole event will be recorded by The Dundee Channel for you to review, comment and shout about it for weeks afterwards.

More on the event here https://www.facebook.com/events/775379109190484/


Inside St Marys Tower The Old Steeple Dundee

Posted onSeptember 20, 2014

Inside St Marys Tower The Old Steeple Dundee

Inside St Marys Tower The Old Steeple Dundee

We arrived to film a piece on the ground level for Doors Open Days but were lucky enough to be given a guided tour of the tower which has allowed us to make a short video tour of the building. Thanks again to Carly Cooper our Guide on the day.

The last time I had visited this building was in the year 2000 for the Time Capsule series and at that time we were unable to film in the 6 levels of the tower. Today however was one of the few days of the year that the tower is now open to the public so this time we were able to record our visit to what is one of the last standing links to medieval Dundee. Unfortunately summer tours have now ended but you can get some idea of the building in our video.

Its been a busy day as members of the TV School accompanied the Dundee Channel crew round Doors Open Day in Dundee. Doors open Days is coordinated nationally by the Scottish civic Trust. It runs throughout Scotland every September as part of European Heritage days.  A number of Leisure and Culture Dundee’s cultural venues celebrated the national event. All camera and sound recording was carried out by members of our TV school experiencing their first time out of a studio environment and what’s like to record a number of events in a day on different locations. This also allowed us to record some behind the scenes footage which can begin to show you some of the preparation and behind the scenes work which goes on during filming. Thanks again to the all the Dundee City Council Leisure and Culture staff we met today and who assisted us with the filming.


Tayside Television Studio School

Posted onSeptember 19, 2014

Tayside Television Studio School

Tayside Television Studio School

 

Despite the turmoil across the country last night the Tayside Television Studio School was in full swing last night. Once again allowing young people to take over the studio and learn how multi camera studio work is achieved by a team. Also dropping in earlier in the evening was a visitor just back from London Fashion Week. Maybe you recognise them – the clue is that its not the person on the right !

Tayside Television Studio School

The Tayside Television School runs on Thursday evenings from 7pm and if you’d like to get involved visit this link http://www.dundeechannel.com/tvschool.php or call 01382 234220

Referendum One

Posted onSeptember 18, 2014

Referendum One

Referendum One

Probably not going to be any better day to bring you this interview than today. Recorded on Sunday at The Vine in Roseangle we spoke to Dundee born author and collector Andrew David Doyle who introduced us to a painting called “Referendum One”.  Andrew explains how he came to be collecting art and the historical documents signed by some very famous people. He also told us about his spy novel Jute, Jam and Jesse James.

Click the photo below to play the video


McManus Collections Unit Doors Open Day

Posted onSeptember 17, 2014

McManus Collections Unit Doors Open Day

McManus Collections Unit Doors Open Day

We whisked around four local properties over the weekend as part of Doors Open Day and as training for our TV school students. After Camperdown House we headed to the McManus Collections Unit in Barrack Street where Christina Donald explained a little more about the work of the unit and the public display to mark 450 years of The Howff graveyard. Coming up after that we took a look inside St Marys Tower in Dundee.

Doors open Days is coordinated nationally by the Scottish civic Trust. It runs throughout Scotland every September as part of European Heritage days.  A number of Leisure and Culture Dundee’s cultural venues celebrated the national event and we began our whistlestop tour in the ground of Camperdown Country Park. All camera and sound recording was carried out by members of our TV school experiencing their first time out of a studio environment and what’s like to record a number of events in a day on different locations. Thanks again to the all the Dundee City Council Leisure and Culture staff we met today and who assisted us with the filming.

Click the photo below to play the video



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