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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.

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Pupils shown the Best Scone in Scotland

Posted onSeptember 16, 2014

Pupils shown the Best Scone in Scotland

Pupils shown the Best Scone in Scotland

This afternoon our cameras joined some of the primary 1 and 2 pupils of Letham Primary School at the Keptie Bakery in Letham in Angus. Baker Allan Eaton showed the children how to make a very famous scone. All of the children took part in making their own scone to take home too. Those school projects are always the best. Earlier this year the Keptie Bakery won Best Scone in Scotland 2014. Allan a baker of 25 years has owned Keptie Bakery for just 4 years so for him, wife Jane, and all of the staff its some achievement winning the accolade. At their Arbroath shop visitors from as far away as Canada had heard of the achievement which Allan puts down to the craft baking skills he was taught and continues to use at his bakery. The video will be on line soon.

Employers View of Work Experience

Posted onSeptember 16, 2014

Employers View of Work Experience

Employers View of Work Experience

Dundee Channel is filming a series of work experience videos for the Education Department of Dundee City Council. This behind the scenes shot shows an interview in progress at NHS Tayside. The aim of the project is both to let S3 pupils know a little about what to expect from their work experience and to let employers know a bit more about the whole process by looking at few examples. A DVD and on line programme will be available shortly.

Each year all s3 pupils in Dundee are invited to choose an employer from a database or make an arrangement with an employer to allow them one weeks experience in a workplace hopefully of their choice but this may not always be the case. The aim of the exercise which focuses on core skills is to allow pupils experience of attending a job and to let them see what its actually like to work in a profession they may be interested in.

Camperdown House Doors Open Day

Posted onSeptember 15, 2014

Camperdown House Doors Open Day

Camperdown House 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. Camperdown House is a property I’ve visited many times since the 1980’s. Back then when there was a caretaker on site I was allowed through the entire house and the old kitchen (which was below where the toilets are now). I heard about the plans for a first floor cinema which had to be put on hold because of the structural condition of the building, visited the gun room and went up on the roof – which of course was repaired in later years. Its a pity more cannot be done with the house and indeed it does warrant far more attention than a four minute film so who knows maybe we’ll return and film a more complete piece – next time its open !

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.

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Doors Open Day The Vine Roseangle

Posted onSeptember 14, 2014

Doors Open Day The Vine Roseangle

Doors Open Day The Vine Roseangle

Our last visit this afternoon on Dundee’s second Doors Open Day was to The Vine in Roseangle. Now while Peter Menzies and his staff offer you the opportunity to rent meeting room and function suite facilities, set in a deluxe 1836 Georgian Town House in the West End of Dundee, this afternoon they were host to a special Art Exhibition and collection of documents collected by Dundee author Andrew David Doyle. Andrew who has written 14 books took time to explain how his collection began, a painting which may be destined for the Scottish Parliament and some of his books which include an account of a German spy operating in Dundee during the war.

Doors open Days is coordinated nationally by the Scottish civic Trust. It runs throughout Scotland every September as part of European Heritage days.  Our picture shows Andrew David Doyle being interviewed in The Vine during the exhibition today.  The video will be on line soon.

Doors Open Day Broughty Castle Museum

Posted onSeptember 14, 2014

Doors Open Day Broughty Castle Museum

Doors Open Day Broughty Castle Museum

Our first visit this afternoon on Dundee’s second Doors Open Day was to the Broughty Castle Museum. Andy Fenwick showed us through the building. 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. Thanks again to the all the Dundee City Council Leisure and Culture staff we met today and who assisted us with the filming. Our picture shows Andy Fenwick being interviewed in the Art Gallery level. Spread over 4 floors, Broughty Castle Museum houses fascinating displays on the life and times of Broughty Ferry, its people, the environment and wildlife that lives close by. The video will be on line soon.

Doors Open Day The Old Steeple Dundee

Posted onSeptember 13, 2014

Doors Open Day The Old Steeple Dundee

Doors Open Day The Old Steeple Dundee

Our last visit today was to The Old Steeple in the Nethergate Dundee. Carly Cooper showed us through the building. 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. Our picture shows tour guide Carly Cooper being interviewed in the Artifacts Room after we’ve climbed the 233 steps up and down the tower – filming all of the way . The video will be on line soon.

 

 

Doors Open Day McManus Collections Unit

Posted onSeptember 13, 2014

Doors Open Day McManus Collections Unit

Doors Open Day McManus Collections Unit

Next on our list was the McManus Collections Unit in Barrack Street where we met Christina Donald

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. Our picture shows cameras 1 and 3 filming as Christina explains the work that the Collections Unit do. The video will be on line soon.

Doors Open Day Camperdown House

Posted onSeptember 13, 2014

Doors Open Day Camperdown House

Doors Open Day Camperdown House

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 and we began our whistlestop tour in the ground of Camperdown Country Park this morning. 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. Our picture shows Jacqueline on sound and Kieran setting up the camera as Scott prepares a piece to camera. The video will be on line soon.

Amelia Lily to headline Mofests Halloween Event

Posted onSeptember 10, 2014

Amelia Lily to headline Mofests Halloween Event

Amelia Lily to headline Mofests Halloween Event

The organisers of MoFest are to host a spooktacular music event, in Montrose, this Halloween (Friday 31 October and Saturday 1 November) and have confirmed Amelia Lily as the headline act. The Loveable Rogues and Stooshe will also perform.

Mopocalypse, as the event is being called, will see six ‘fang-tastic’ acts including Aberdeen rock band Guttergodz, The Dead & Buried and Brothers Reid take to the stage at the Montrose Town Hall on Friday 31 October. Nick Mercer Jnr, the former front man of Sergeant, which has supported Oasis and Fratellis, also joins the Friday night line-up.

The following night (Saturday 1 November), there is family entertainment from headline act Amelia Lily who rose to fame in The X Factor 2011; girl-band Stooshe whose hits include ‘Black Heart’; and the former Britain’s Got Talent contestants the Loveable Rogues. Local band Peyton Place will also take to the stage.

Amelia Lily said:

“I’m really excited about performing to fans in Montrose as part of Mopocalypse. The Saturday event is aimed at families so I’m hoping some of my younger fans will be able to come along for what is sure to be a great night.”

Over the weekend, a range of themed games, raffles and fancy dress competitions are planned.

David Paton, Chairman of the Montrose Music Festival, said:

“Following hot on the heels of our most successful Montrose Music Festival to date, we’re delighted to unveil Mopocalypse, two nights of superb music which includes performances from Amelia Lily, the Loveable Rogues, Stooshe as well as few surprises.

“As this is our first Halloween event we’re going all out to ensure guests have a great time and get into the spirit so, in addition to great music, we’ve also planned a range of themed games, raffles and fancy dress competitions.

“Tickets go on sale from 10am on Friday (12 September) and we hope this event will prove to be a popular addition to the local music calendar.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday 12 September at 10am priced from £15 for the Friday and £22 for the Saturday night. Tickets are available online at www.ticketline.co.uk or by phone: 0844 888 9991.

Tickets will also be on sale locally, in Montrose, on Saturday 13th September between 10am – 2pm at the Links Hotel (Fairways Suite).

The line-up for Mopocalypse is:

Friday 31st October (over 18’s only), Montrose Town Hall
Guttergodz, The Dead & Buried, Brothers Reid, Red Pine Timber Co & Nick Mercer Jnr.

Saturday 1st November (a Family event for all), Montrose Town Hall
Amelia Lily, Stooshe, Loveable Rogues, Peyton Place & more acts to be announced.

For more information, please contact: enquiries@montrosemusicfestival.co.uk.

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