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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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Cantiones Raise the Roof

Posted onSeptember 15, 2014

Cantiones Raise the Roof

Cantiones Raise the Roof

The Dundee Channel last recorded Cantiones Sacrae in the first year we launched. We are happy to share details of their upcoming concert to raise funds following thefts from the church where they regularly perform.

Cantiones Sacrae is a vocal ensemble that specialises in polyphonic choral music of the Renaissance period although the group also sings music composed in later centuries and compositions by contemporary composers. The group sings all its music unaccompanied with one voice per part, the purity of the voices giving Cantiones Sacrae its distinctive sound. The members of Cantiones Sacrae have adopted St Salvador’s Church in Dundee as their “home” and recorded their most recent CD “Renaissance” in its wonderful acoustic. The Members of CANTIONES SACRAE are: Linda Dallas (Soprano) Lisa Rose (Alto) Jonathan Matheson-Dear (Tenor) Graeme Adamson (Bass)

Saturday 20th September at 7.30pm features an hour-long concert of some of Cantiones Sacrae’s favourite music wholly in aid of St Salvador’s Church to aid roof restoration following two recent lead thefts.

St Salvador’s Church
St Salvador Street, Dundee, DD3 7EW
Access by Carnegie Street (off Alexander St)
or Glamis Street (off Main St)

Including music by Byrd, Wilton, Tallis, Padilla, Palestrina, Farrant, Guerrero, Lotti, Dowland, Kwasniewski, Gabrieli, Taverner, and Victoria

ADMISSION *£5 at the door
*Additional donations welcomed before or after the concert to defray church roof repair costs. Tickets not on sale in advance

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.

 

 

Jeepers Creepers The works of Eduardo Paolozzi from Dundee Collections

Posted onSeptember 9, 2014

Jeepers Creepers The works of Eduardo Paolozzi from Dundee Collections

Jeepers Creepers The works of Eduardo Paolozzi from Dundee Collections

A selection of work by Eduardo Paolozzi, arguably one of the most inventive artists of the 20th Century, will be on display in a temporary exhibition at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum.

This exhibition was created following repeated requests by regular visitors to see Paolozzi’s Ettso, a large scale sculpture that is held within the Dundee Collections and was a popular element of the permanent display prior to the redevelopment of The McManus. Central to this new display is the major work Jeepers Creepers which Paolozzi gave to the City in 1972. These two works are augmented by prints from the City of Dundee and the University of Dundee’s collections, thus bringing all Paolozzi’s works in Dundee collections together for the first time.

Paolozzi’s work spans a huge range of media and subject matter, driven by his insatiable curiosity and imagination. He developed a series of distinct styles in a range of media – ultimately becoming best known as a sculptor and printmaker. His early exposure to Surrealism was an enduring influence and his appropriation and reworking of found images and forms can be credited, in part, to their passion for collage. He had a fascination with science, technology and popular culture creating works were the antithesis of the calm, ordered minimalism that was prevalent in British art of the time.

Admission Free.
The exhibition will run from Saturday 13 September to Sunday 2 November 2014.

Doors Open Day 2014 at cultural venues in Dundee

Posted onSeptember 9, 2014

Doors Open Day 2014 at cultural venues in Dundee

Doors Open Day 2014 at cultural venues in Dundee

 

Doors Open Day 2014 at cultural venues in Dundee

A number of Leisure and Culture Dundee’s cultural venues will soon be celebrating the national event – Doors Open Day!

Doors Open Day at The Old Steeple
Saturday 13 September, Drop-in 10am-3pm and Guided Tours at 10.30-11.30am & 1-2pm
Drop in to the ground floor to see an amazing collection of medieval gravestones. Meet curators from The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum to find out more about these fascinating objects; or climb the Steeple itself on one of our informative guided tours.
Free. The Old Steeple, St Mary’s Tower, Overgate, Dundee
Booking for the Guided Tours is essential on (01382) 307200. Please note that guided tours are strenuous and are not suitable for under 5s or visitors with restricted mobility. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Doors Open Day at The McManus Collections Unit
Saturday 13 September, 11am-3pm and Sunday 14 September, 1-3pm
Drop in to meet our friendly staff to find out more about the City’s collections held at McManus Collections Unit. On Saturday 13th, join zoo archaeologist Catherine Smith from Ardler Archaeology to learn more about animals in Tudor times, and see what you can find in the ‘Digging Box’. Over the weekend, visitors can also see a special display of objects relating to the 450th Anniversary of the Howff Graveyard. Before you leave the Collections Unit, pick up one of our free maps you can use to explore The Howff.
Free. The McManus Collections Unit, Barrack Street, Dundee, DD1 1PG
No need to book, just drop in.

Doors Open Day at Broughty Castle Museum
Saturday 13 September, 11am-3pm and Sunday 14 September, 1-3pm
Drop in during Doors Open Day for a unique opportunity to view the Castle’s Magazine and find out more about its interesting history. Built in 1496 on a rocky promontory, Broughty Castle has faced many sieges and battles.
Free. Broughty Castle Museum, Castle Approach, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2TF
No need to book, just drop in.

Doors Open Day at Camperdown House
Saturday 13 September, 11am-3pm and Sunday 14 September, 1-3pm
Join us to view the magnificent ground floor interiors of Camperdown House. Set in beautiful parkland surroundings in Camperdown Country Park, the House was erected in 1824-1828 by Admiral Duncan’s son and heir, Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Duncan of Camperdown and designed by leading Edinburgh architect, William Burn.
Free. Camperdown House, Camperdown Country Park, Coupar Angus Road, Dundee
No need to book, just drop in.

Discovery Mile swim presentation Discovery Point

Posted onSeptember 4, 2014

Discovery Mile swim presentation Discovery Point

Discovery Mile swim presentation Discovery Point

Following the swim the presentations were made by Lord Provost of Dundee  Bob Duncan, Stewart Murdoch – Director of Leisure and Communities with Dundee City Council and James Ewart owner of West End Honda Dundee who were the main event sponsor.

The Discovery Mile swim was held on the 9th August 2014 and recorded by The Dundee Channel. Organised by YeAABA (Ye Ancient Amphibious Bathers Association. You can find out more about the association on their Facebook page here and more about the swim itself on the associations website here you can also find out more details of how to join the association and in many cases you don’t have to be a member to participate in the swims but you must register for them.  It was a tide assisted, point-to-point, down-river swim using the flow of the river, finishing at the Premier Inn. Swimmers exited the water at the slipway behind Discovery Point.

The annual category awards are: -

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Senior Men 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Senior Women
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Junior Men 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Junior Women

Around 40 swimmers took part in the event which the Association’s President Joyce McIntosh hopes will grow year on year.

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Discovery Mile swim video – YeAABA

Posted onSeptember 3, 2014

Discovery Mile swim video – YeAABA

Discovery Mile swim video - YeAABA

Now have you ever thought about swimming in The River Tay ?

The Discovery Mile swim was held on the 9th August 2014 and recorded by The Dundee Channel. Organised by YeAABA (Ye Ancient Amphibious Bathers Association. You can find out more about the association on their Facebook page here and more about the swim itself on the associations website here you can also find out more details of how to join the association and in many cases you don’t have to be a member to participate in the swims but you must register for them.  It was a tide assisted, point-to-point, down-river swim using the flow of the river, finishing at the Premier Inn. Swimmers exited the water at the slipway behind Discovery Point.

The annual category awards are: -

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Senior Men 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Senior Women
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Junior Men 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Junior Women

Around 40 swimmers took part in the event which the Association’s President Joyce McIntosh hopes will grow year on year. This first video shows the swim itself and there is a second video to follow which shows the presentations made by Lord Provost of Dundee  Bob Duncan, Stewart Murdoch – Director of Leisure and Communities with Dundee City Council and James Ewart owner of West End Honda Dundee who were the main event sponsor.

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New fight show announced for Liquid in October

Posted onAugust 30, 2014

New fight show announced for Liquid in October

pit fight show

Dundee Channel will be providing coverage of the new P.I.T. Fight Show set for Liquid Nightclub in October (see attached poster). The show is presented by Navarro’s Fitness and Fighting Gym. Marc Navarro is no stranger to The Dundee Channel having appeared at a previous Mixed Martial Arts event in Liquid Nightclub. These shows are always popular features on The Dundee Channel. Watch out for more information coming soon and in the meantime don’t forget to get your tickets (ticket holders must be over 13).

The main event will see a Pro K-1 European Title Fight sanctioned by the World Kickboxing Association. Marc “The Freacan-Rican” Navarro of Scotland vs Mikael “Mad Mike” Brilling of Sweden.

For now take a look at one of Marc’s last appearances in a Liquid Nightclub hosted fight show.

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