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Discover The Story of Angus

Posted onAugust 19, 2014

Discover The Story of Angus

Discover The Story of Angus

The rich story of Angus, past and present, steps into the spotlight next month, when Angus Heritage Week 2014 is celebrated across the county from 5-12 September.

councillor alex king

“Angus Heritage Week highlights the history, heritage, culture and traditions of Angus with 38 events in castles, museums, mansions, libraries, colleges and visitor attractions across the county,” said Cllr Alex King, Depute Provost of Angus. “Several events will take place outside, including expert-led guided tours of Monifieth Graveyard, the Victorian reservoir at Crombie Country Park and Arbroath Harbour.

“Angus Heritage Week is an excellent way to find out more about Angus in days gone by and also, as it incorporates Doors Open Days, to explore some of the most interesting buildings in our county.”

Doors Open Days is co-ordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust and, in Angus, takes place over the first weekend of Angus Heritage Week 2014 – September 6 and 7. Doors Open Days provide free access to historic, contemporary and unusual buildings and, this year, feature 26 Angus premises and, through the Open Gates programme, two beautiful gardens.

The Inglis Memorial Library in Edzell is taking part in Doors Open Days for the first time. This stunning 19th century building was built by Lieutenant Colonel RW Inglis in memory of his parents. Considered one of the finest examples of a Victorian public library in the UK, the Inglis Memorial Library has recently been restored and features the 6,000 books which were available for lending when the library opened in 1898.

Another new addition to the Doors Open Days programme is Forfar Indoor Sports. As well as being able to tour the sports complex, which features a curling rink, six-rink bowling arena, skating and roller skating facilities, Doors Open Days’ visitors will be able to try roller skating and bowling.

Montrose Basin Visitor Centre is also making its Doors Open Days debut. Entry to the award-winning Scottish Wildlife Trust visitor centre will be free on Saturday, 6 September, when visitors will be able watch the birds and seals at Montrose Basin Nature Reserve using the centre’s high-powered binoculars and telescopes.

Other events happening during the first weekend of Angus Heritage Week include a Tayroots Family History Day at Dundee & Angus College, Arbroath on September 5; Kirriemuir Festival of Music & Song from Friday, 5 September until Sunday, 7 September; and pirates holding the Caledonian Railway to ransom during a fun family day at Brechin Railway Station on Sunday, 7 September.

Angus Heritage Week events continue throughout the next week – full details can be found at www.angusheritage.com/heritageweek or pick up a copy of the Angus Heritage Week Event Guide at leisure centres, ACCESS offices, libraries, museums and tourist attractions across Angus, Dundee, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire and Fife.

Bad Girls The Musical tickets winner

Posted onAugust 11, 2014

Bad Girls The Musical tickets winner

Bad Girls The Musical tickets winner

Congratulations to Tracey Cunningham from Dundee who won the 2 tickets to see Bad Girls the musical at The Gardyne Theatre in Dundee later this week. You may remember we visited them last month during rehearsals for the show and if you didn’t catch the video here it is again.

SSPP Theatre Group are bringing Bad Girls The Musical to the Gardyne Theatre from 14th to 16th August. The theatre group which was originally formed to raise money for a church roof is still going strong 12 years on. They will perform Bad Girls for the second time having first performed it last year. It is of course based on the  television drama series that was broadcast on ITV from 1 June 1999 to 20 December 2006. The characters in the musical are the same as those in Series 1 of the television show. The musical comedy is based on the characters and storylines of series 1, including the events of the death of inmate, Rachel Hicks, and the relationship between Wing Governor Helen Stewart and lifer, Nikki Wade.

We caught up with the cast rehearsing in Fintry in preparation for the show in August and spoke to Musical Director Billy Muir and two of the “inmates” from the show.

You can find SSPP on Facebook here  https://www.facebook.com/SSPPTheatreGroup

You can get tickets to the show clicking here  Box Office

Click the photo below to play the video



Tayside Television Studio School launches September

Posted onAugust 2, 2014

Tayside Television Studio School launches September

Tayside Television Studio School launches September

In Autumn 2014 the Tayside Television Studio School will launch in association with The Dundee Channel.
The people who work at The Dundee Channel have a long association with video training which began in 1989.
Now running one of the most successful internet TV channels its a great place to learn from people who work in the industry.

Television is not video, television is made by groups of people working co-operatively to produce projects that a single camera could not do alone. Television – especially live television – is an exciting format to work in. Now with the internet all of that is possible.

If you would like to learn how that’s done or just play a part in a production, maybe you’re looking for something completely different for your kids to be involved with be it presenting, producing, directing, filming or editing whatever – you’ll find in a TV studio there’s a place for everyone. Or would you like filming what is going on behind the scenes in Reality TV ?

The Television School is planning to run from September 2014 to April 2015 and will run on evenings and some weekends to suit almost everyone and be age appropriate. There will be a registration evening in September 2014.

Childrens Television Studio 90 mins weekly (up to age 12)
Youth Television Studio 120 mins weekly (from 12-18)
General Television Studio 120 mins weekly (18+)

Fees will apply for sessions Sept-Oct (5 sessions £50) Oct-Dec (8 sessions £80) Jan-Mar (8 sessions £80)
These will take place at a centrally based training facility in Dundee and occasionally on location around the city.
They will break for October, Christmas and Easter holidays.
There’s no need for special equipment the TV equipment is all supplied and you’re covered by Film & TV Insurance.
Everyone in contact with young people has a current Disclosure check.

To register your interest at this stage please click on the “APPLY HERE” link below, enter your details, and we’ll be in touch. Tell us a little about yourself and what you’d like to do in the studio and this will help us plan the experience for everyone.

All groups will work towards finished programmes on a regular basis this is not a demonstration workshop so you can get involved in as much or as little as you like. The finished work will be shown across the sites owned by The Dundee Channel and you can keep copies of the work for showreels etc.

Our new TV training courses are now 50% full don’t miss out sign up here http://dundeechannel.com/tvschool.php

Bad Girls The Musical

Posted onJuly 29, 2014

Bad Girls The Musical

Bad Girls The Musical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SSPP Theatre Group are bringing Bad Girls The Musical to the Gardyne Theatre from 14th to 16th August. The theatre group which was originally formed to raise money for a church roof is still going strong 12 years on. They will perform Bad Girls for the second time having first performed it last year. It is of course based on the  television drama series that was broadcast on ITV from 1 June 1999 to 20 December 2006. The characters in the musical are the same as those in Series 1 of the television show. The musical comedy is based on the characters and storylines of series 1, including the events of the death of inmate, Rachel Hicks, and the relationship between Wing Governor Helen Stewart and lifer, Nikki Wade.

We caught up with the cast rehearsing in Fintry in preparation for the show in August and spoke to Musical Director Billy Muir and two of the “inmates” from the show.

You can find SSPP on Facebook here  https://www.facebook.com/SSPPTheatreGroup

You can get tickets to the show clicking here  Box Office

Click the photo below to play the video


Dundee Channel to return to The VU

Posted onJuly 18, 2014

Dundee Channel to return to The VU

Dundee Channel to return to The VU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dundee Channel are set to return to The VU on Sunday 24th August for the final of  Tays Got Talent 2014.  The talent show based on the Britains Got Talent format will hold 10 heats at various locations across Dundee. There will then be a wildcard event on 14th August before the semi finals on Sunday 17th August at The Park Hotel and Thursday 21st August at Cask and Cork in the Seagate.

There’s still time to take part, get yourself along to the following heats

Do you have what it takes to be the best in Tayside this year and win the £1000 prize ?  Here is how to enter

Want to be apart of this ? Please choose your way to apply

1)Add your self to this Group facebook.com/groups/1434785906777517/

2) you can enter by txt 07592 856167 with name, age and type of act

3) You can enter at any one of the venues that are involved from around 7pm each night

3 of the heats have already been held, seven remain…

Sunday 20th July Kellys Bar

Thursday 24th July Taybridge Bar

Sunday 27th July Lyrics Function Suite

Thursday 31st The Hi Corner Bar

Sunday 3rd August The Market Bar (Arbroath)

Thursday 7th August The Ardler Clubbie

Sunday 10th August The Kettledrum

Thursday 14th August The Park Hotel – Last Chance Wildcard.

We’ll remind you of those dates as they come up and to set the scene here’s one of last years finalists

 


Where did those huskies come from ?

Posted onJuly 2, 2014

Where did those huskies come from ?

Where did those huskies come from ?

A pack of huskies is an unusual sight running around Dundee Science Centre. They were there as part of the launch of Ice Station Antarctica on monday. But where did this pack of huskies come from ? We spoke to Sandy MacKenzie the owner and trainer of the husky pack. On the day we met four of his huskies but as he explained they are part of a pack of eleven !

Click the photo to play the video


Filming the launch of Ice Station Antarctica

Posted onJune 30, 2014

Filming the launch of Ice Station Antarctica

Filming the launch of Ice Station Antarctica

Filming this afternoon for the launch of Ice Station Antarctica at Dundee Science Centre. Jennifer (left) and Rebecca are telling us about the summer exhibition closely watched it seems by the husky in the background. The video will be on line later – includes four huskies and a penguin !

 

 

 

 

More from the launch

Huskies star attraction of Ice Station Antarctica

Ice Station huskies for summer exhibition launch

Don’t forget the Facebook photo

Posted onMay 17, 2014

Don’t forget the Facebook photo

Don't forget the Facebook photo

Dundee Channel has added a page to its website contact pages as a guide to appearing on the Channel. How it Works is designed to help put potential interviewees at ease the details explain what will happen when the film crew arrives.

Among some of the guidance which we’ve repeated below is the importance of behind the scenes photography. Susan Somerville at Dundee Channel who initially had responsibility for advertising found the behind the scenes shots she was taking were increasingly important to explain to new clients what was going on as to the clients they featured showing the visiting film crew.

The arrival of a film crew anywhere creates a buzz and it a marketing tool all of its own. The thing is many people are so overwhelmed by the set up they forget to take pictures and of course these days they can be very important for your social media – instead of yet another selfie or that sandwich you were going to eat for your lunch. The Dundee Channel explain:

The Dundee Channel has become so successful by letting people talk about what is important to them. It can deploy as a single camera operator or with up to 3 cameras as standard for TV style programmes.

We’ll go through the interview first with you before you go on camera and you won’t have to talk directly into the camera unless you really want to. You normally face the interviewer who is standing to the side of the main camera.

If a film crew has arrived to hear what you’ve got to say, that in itself is an event and we document that for you. You’ll be surprised how many people we interview forget to take a picture so over the last year we’ve made sure that’s part of our packages.

Susan Somerville will co-ordinate the documenting of our visit to you which these days has become all important for social media.

If you need something quickly…
Once recorded the video can be ready within hours for Dundeechannel.com, Facebook, Twitter and your own website and social media.

 

Back to school for Dundee Channel

Posted onApril 29, 2014

Back to school for Dundee Channel

Back to school for Dundee Channel

Back to school – Dundee Channel is following the progress of young people taking their first steps from school into the world of work. The finished programmes will help show school pupils and employers what to expect from the experience. Filming started this morning with four Harris Academy pupils. The filming will follow the pupils out onto their placements to catch up with them during their week working for an employer. The filming will continue when the pupils return to the classroom and give their thoughts about their experiences. Todays filming explored what the pupils thought about going out into the world of work.


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