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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

 


Mains of Fintry Pipe Band open Gala Week

Posted onJune 29, 2014

Mains of Fintry Pipe Band open Gala Week

Mains of Fintry Pipe Band open Gala Week

The Mains of Fintry Pipe Band opened Gala Week this afternoon with a short parade from St Vincents to Castle Green. Escorted by bike riders from the British Legion. Their arrival marked the official start of Gala Week in Broughty Ferry. Thousands of people turned out for the annual Fete event in Castle Green despite earlier rain showers. Dundee Channel is making a film about all of the events held in Broughty Ferry throughout a year so there were many more shots taken including some of the performers on Tay FMs stage. Those videos will begin to appear shortly too.

For the moment here’s the opening.

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MORE FROM THE GALA FETE

Fancy Dress Competition Broughty Ferry Gala Week

Ultra Dance Dundee at Broughty Ferry Gala Fete

Brooke Coventry sings at Broughty Gala Fete

The Sesh Dundee play Broughty Gala Fete

General Judgement on stage at Gala Fete

 

 

WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal coming to Dundee

Posted onJune 17, 2014

WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal coming to Dundee

WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal coming to Dundee

 

SWE brings the biggest show in professional wrestling to Dundee for the 11th year in a row! Featuring the very best of Scottish and British wrestling talent as well as some of the biggest names from around the world, Hell for Lycra XI is set to be a show like no other. And now came the announcement today via Twitter that WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal is coming to Dundee on 30th August 2014. More details can be found  here and you can see Animal in action below.

 


Dundee Channel to film this years YeAABA Monifieth Championship

Posted onJune 16, 2014

Dundee Channel to film this years YeAABA Monifieth Championship

Dundee Channel to film this years YeAABA Monifieth Championship

 

Dundee Channel is to record this years Monifieth Championship swim held by Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association. The association which is over 130 years old  retains a passion for open-water swimming which has been the main part of its identity since those far off days of swimmers that would go for their regular daily ‘Dook’ (before the regular use of indoor swimming pools) from Broughty Pier into the River Tay. *As ‘immortalised’ in the poems of William Topaz McGonagall.

This filming follows on from the successful filming of The New Year Dook and if you need reminded how that went the video is below.

The Monifieth Championship is a sea swim in the River Tay approx 3.25 miles. Its takes places on Saturday 28th June 2014 at 14:45. It starts at Monifieth and ends at Broughty Ferry Harbour.  More details can be found here  http://www.yeaaba.org.uk/monifieth-championship

 


Dundee Economic Summit 2014

Posted onJune 12, 2014

Dundee Economic Summit 2014

dundee economic summit

Dundee is undergoing a once-in-a-generation transformation with £1 billion investment in the Waterfront and V&A Museum of Design Dundee due to begin construction shortly. The 3rd Dundee Economic Summit will take place on the morning of Thursday 19th June 2014 at the Apex Hotel & Spa Dundee.

Time: 8.15am – 12.10pm
Cost: Free

The purpose of this event is to bring together the business community and key public sector partners to consider how the city can prepare to grasp these opportunities. The 2013 Economic Summit attracted over 270 delegates, book now for this year’s packed event.

This is your chance to be part of the discussion and help to shape the city’s future. This is a free event but registration is essential to guarantee your place.

This years event will consider the following:

Progress on key developments in the City such as Dundee Waterfront and the V&A Museum of Design
The legacy and future plans deriving from Dundee’s UK City of Culture
The business perspective from new Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce President Tim Allan.
Integrating young people into today’s workforce
Skills requirements for the local economy now and in the future

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr Paul Redmond Director of Employability and Educational Opportunities, University of Liverpool
Bryan Beattie Director, Creative Services Scotland
Tim Allan President, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce
Chris Brodie Lead Head, Sector Development, Skills Development Scotland
David Dorward Chief Executive, Dundee City Council
Mike Galloway Director of City Development, Dundee City Council

 

 

 

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Sir Michael Nairn Patch Chairman Dundee City Chambers

Posted onJune 4, 2014

Sir Michael Nairn Patch Chairman Dundee City Chambers

Sir Michael Nairn Patch Chairman Dundee City Chambers

Sir Michael gives an emotional account of his own wifes death from breast cancer at the launch of PATCH.

PATCH, a new national charity which aims to transform hospital care for people who are very ill or dying, was launched on June 2, 2014 at a special reception hosted by The Lord Provost of Dundee.

PATCH – Palliation And The Caring Hospital – is based in Dundee and is the first charity to support full-time specialist palliative care for hospital patients. PATCH Chairman Sir Michael Nairn Bt explained that the charity was inspired by the innovative Acute Palliative Care Unit at Ninewells Hospital, which provides specialist palliative care support for patients and their families.

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Lord Provost Bob Duncan launch of PATCH charity

Posted onJune 4, 2014

Lord Provost Bob Duncan launch of PATCH charity

Lord Provost Bob Duncan launch of PATCH charity

PATCH, a new national charity which aims to transform hospital care for people who are very ill or dying, was launched on June 2, 2014 at a special reception hosted by The Lord Provost of Dundee.

PATCH – Palliation And The Caring Hospital – is based in Dundee and is the first charity to support full-time specialist palliative care for hospital patients. PATCH Chairman Sir Michael Nairn Bt explained that the charity was inspired by the innovative Acute Palliative Care Unit at Ninewells Hospital, which provides specialist palliative care support for patients and their families.  The reception was attended by PATCH’s Board of Directors and their guests, who were welcomed to the launch by the Lord Provost of Dundee, Councillor Bob Duncan. “The city of Dundee leads the way in so many fields of medicine and it is wonderful news that we were now also leading the way in ensuring people who are very ill receive the best possible palliative care,” said the Lord Provost.

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www.patchscotland.com

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Special reception for new charity PATCH

Posted onMay 29, 2014

Special reception for new charity PATCH

Special reception for new charity PATCH       PATCH, a new national charity which aims to transform hospital care for people who are very ill or dying, is to be launched on June 2, 2014 at a special reception hosted by The Lord Provost of Dundee. PATCH – Palliation And The Caring Hospital – is based in Dundee and is the first charity to support full-time specialist palliative care for hospital patients. PATCH Chairman Sir Michael Nairn Bt explained that the charity was inspired by the innovative Acute Palliative Care Unit at Ninewells Hospital, which provides specialist palliative care support for patients and their families.

“This unit was established as a result of charitable donations from throughout Tayside and is now funded by NHS Tayside,” said Sir Michael Nairn. “Palliative care is the prevention and relief of patient and family suffering and it is vitally important to provide the best possible specialist palliative care to those who need it. “A recent study by Glasgow University and published in the journal Palliative Medicine found that, in Scotland, a large number of patients (nearly one in three) are within their last year of life. Yet, at the moment, many hospitals only have access to specialist palliative care from Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm. “PATCH is committed to supporting hospitals deliver high quality palliative care 24 hours a day, seven days a week by funding specialist staff or services, dedicated beds or, as in Ninewells Hospital, a dedicated palliative care unit,” continued Sir Michael, who added that PATCH will work with other charities, including Maggie’s, to ensure patients and their families receive the care and support when and where they need it.

The reception will be attended by PATCH’s Board of Directors and their guests, who will be welcomed to the launch by the Lord Provost of Dundee, Councillor Bob Duncan. “The city of Dundee leads the way in so many fields of medicine and it is wonderful news that we were now also leading the way in ensuring people who are very ill receive the best possible palliative care,” said the Lord Provost. Dr Deans Buchanan, Consultant and Lead Clinician in Palliative Medicine, NHS Tayside said: “I am very pleased to support the launch of PATCH, which brings a vision of improving care for patients in hospital with incurable conditions or distressing symptoms, and for those at the end of life. There is a need to focus resources to meet this challenge and PATCH has a unique vision to do this. “Through this vision, I am hopeful that this national charity will be able to help improve care at the point of need throughout Scottish hospitals.”

The charity’s Board of Directors, who are all volunteers, consists of Sir Michael Nairn Bt (Chairman), Mr Ian Barnard, Dr Pamela Levack, Mrs Trudy McLeay and Mr Jim Pickett. Ms Mary Mackenzie RGN is PATCH’s Nursing Advisor. “We are honoured to have Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri as Patron,” added Sir Michael. “The immense knowledge and experience of every member of our team in their personal areas of expertise is a reflection of the significance of this charity, which will have an immense effect on the national provision of hospital palliative care services.”

PATCH Medical Director Dr Pamela Levack, who is a retired Consultant in Palliative Medicine, explained that caring for those approaching the end of their lives is a core hospital activity but there is limited availability of 24/7 specialist palliative care. “Hospices provide outstanding specialist services but more than half of us will die in hospital,” said Dr Levack. “The Royal College of Physicians recently highlighted the continuing need for specialist palliative care to be available seven days a week. PATCH’s vision is that patients in hospital will, if required, receive specialist palliative care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which will be of immense benefit to patients and to their families.”

For more information about PATCH, visit www.patchscotland.com.

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Commonwealth Ceilidh Dundee

Posted onMay 28, 2014

Commonwealth Ceilidh Dundee

Commonwealth Ceilidh Dundee

Friday 27 June, City Square, Free 

Celebrate the Queen’s Baton Relay arriving in Dundee as part of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, by joining the Commonwealth Ceilidh in the City Square. The aim is to get the whole city dancing! So get your dancing shoes ready and join the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society at this free, energetic outdoor event on Friday 27 June.
The City Square will start it’s transformation into a massive dance floor at 3pm, when dancers from a number of Dundee-based dance groups (Smallpetitklein, Scottish Dance Theatre, Bharatiya Ashram, Showcase the Street, Fledgling Dance Company and more) will start their performances.  Then main Ceilidh will spring into action at 5.30pm, when one of Scotland’s cutting edge bands, Whisky Kiss, takes to the stage.The Commonwealth Ceilidh is being organised by Leisure & Culture Dundee, working in partnership with Dundee City Council, and is part of the Games for Scotland programme. Games for Scotland is a programme of events designed to inspire, motivate, engage and engender pride in the people of Scotland in the run-up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The programme, managed by EventScotland, forms a key part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to deliver a lasting legacy as a result of the Commonwealth Games coming to Scotland.

Commonwealth Ceilidh Dundee

Smallpetitklein Dance Company Wheechin Aboot with £30,000

Posted onApril 11, 2014

Smallpetitklein Dance Company Wheechin Aboot with £30,000

Smallpetitklein Dance Company will celebrate St Andrews Day with a project called Weechin’ Aboot  and working in partnership with traditional arts organisations in the local area to develop a day of fun for all the family.

The day will take place on St Andrews Day at various venues in Dundee City Centre.

The day-long celebration of Scotland will include: An integrated, intergenerational performance that sees five  professional dancers, performing to live music alongside 80 local people brought together especially for this event.

Rob Dunn, general manager and producer at SmallpetitKlein Dance Company, said:
“We are thrilled to be delivering this exciting project, which will see Smallpetitklein engage with audiences in new and exciting ways.Weechin’ Aboot celebrates the rich and diverse history of the Scottish arts, and will bring together communities on Scotland’s national day to truly inspire the people of Dundee and beyond in this Commonwealth year.”

The commissions are supported with a total of £117,885 through Creative Scotland’s Traditional Arts Programme, which aims to ensure Scotland’s traditional arts are recognised and celebrated nationally and internationally.

The purpose of the fund is to support new commissions of Traditional Arts activity – of various scales and art forms – that can be performed or exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally – reflecting local diversity, and Scots and or Gaelic where appropriate.

Leonie Bell, director of Arts and Engagement at Creative Scotland, said:
“Traditional arts play a unique role in Scotland’s contemporary cultural identity, communities are bound by the stories and music that surround them, history is kept alive and the future is shaped through projects such as these. These diverse commissions draw on different strands of this country’s vibrant musical and literary traditions, creating work that has its own place and meaning in the 21st century.”

From traditional music performed by internationally acclaimed artists alongside local residents in Aberdeenshire; to a series of Gaelic multi-media exhibitions to commemorate the contribution made by theWestern Isles in the First World War; on to Nairn, Edinburgh, Mulland Skye where Scottish composer Mike Vass will tour with a commissioned piece of music in celebration of author Neil Gunn; moving to Stirlingshire for works inspired by Sir Walter Scott’s Tales of a Grandfather; and finally Dundee’s celebration of all things Scottish on St Andrew’s Day.


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