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Dundee hosts Commonwealth Games Cultural Celebrations

Posted onJune 26, 2014

Dundee hosts Commonwealth Games Cultural Celebrations

Dundee hosts Commonwealth Games Cultural Celebrations

STORYTELLING from a customised ice cream van, literary discussions, dancing in the City Square, cutting edge visual arts, and a beautiful and insightful new play are among the events taking place next in Dundee as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.

The nationwide Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme is celebrating Scotland and Glasgow’s hosting of the XX Commonwealth Games with more than 1000 events taking place across the country.

Lochee Park; Ardler Community Centre

Adding to the excitement of the Queen’s Baton Relay coming to the city, The Pokey Hat, a new family musical interactive show from Grinagog Theatre will be performed in a customised ice cream van on Friday 27 June. Based on stories and research provided by the local community in the East End of Glasgow, the show will take an entertaining look at the way we used to live; the Italian community in Scotland and café culture; childhood songs, games and sweets. Crolla dairy ice cream from Glasgow will be handed out at performances. Come along to Lochee Park, Ancrum Road, Dundee at 12:25pm and Ardler Community Centre, 95 Turnberry Avenue, Dundee at 2.30pm to join in the fun. To find out more visit: http://www.grinagog.co.uk/content/productions_the_pokey_hat/

The McManus Art Gallery and Museum

Also, on Friday 27 June, at 6pm at The McManus Art Gallery and Museum there’s the opportunity to enjoy a fascinating Scottish PEN event. Amruta Patil and Karrie Fransman will be discussing their graphic novels and the use of the magical and the strange in their work. The Chair will be Peggy Hughes, Programme Director of the Dundee Literary Festival.

For more information and to book your free ticket visit: http://www.scottishpen.org/news/events/reinterpreting-womens-stories-using-the-surreal-and-the-mythological

Dundee Rep

In My Father’s Words is a beautiful play about identity – national and personal – and language, and the utter indivisibility between the two. In the year that the Commonwealth Games comes back to Scotland, Dundee Rep Ensemble presents a play which re-tells the Scottish emigrant story for our times. In My Father’s Words, written by Justin Young with Gaelic text by Iain F MacLeod and directed by Philip Howard will be at Dundee Rep from Tuesday 1 to Saturday 12 July. To buy tickets visit: http://www.dundeerep.co.uk/event/fatherswords

Marryat Hall (Caird Hall); Dundee City Square

Scottish Dance Theatre’s Scale is a pioneering, ambitious, multi-strand public art project with more fantastic activity coming up in Dundee.

On Friday 4 and Saturday 5 July Scottish Dance Theatre’s exceptional dancers will perform a new work Human Scale, choreographed by Fleur Darkin with costume design by Linbury Prize winner Alexander Ruth and original music played live by The One Ensemble, Glasgow-based brainchild of Daniel Padden. Performances are at 8pm in Marryat Hall (Caird Hall).

To book tickets visit: http://www.cairdhall.co.uk/event/?id=14814

On Sunday 6 July for one day only, Dundee’s City Square transforms into a lively and visually stunning park. Everyone, aged 0-99 is invited to join the party for a fun filled festival featuring performances by Dundee Rep Ensemble, Scottish Dance Theatre, The One Ensemble and many others including a special finale performance by Plan B’s The Shoogle Project. There’ll also be face-painting, dress-up box, yoga, hip-hop dance, storytelling, and much, much more!
To find out more visit: http://www.scottishdancetheatre.com

Dundee City Square

Dance-along to classic movie Grease at an outdoor screening on Saturday 26 July, in City Square. The fun starts with the audience learning moves from key moments in the film. Then the film begins and everyone joins in the dancing during the key unforgettable scenes we know and love, breaking into a huge shake down for the finale. To add to the party atmosphere, audiences are encouraged to dress up as their favourite characters from the movie, and make the day complete by bringing a picnic. No booking required, just come along on the day. Everyone is welcome.

This fantastic range of projects is in addition to Cooper Gallery; DCA; and The McManus showing work as part of the nationwide celebration of 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland GENERATION, and the Commonwealth Ceilidh in City Square on Friday 27 June with music from Whisky Kiss and the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society taking place as part of the City’s celebrations for the Queen’s Baton Relay.

The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme is a partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow Life, and Creative Scotland through National Lottery funding.

Janet Archer, chief executive of Creative Scotland, said: “It’s fantastic to see this exciting work being presented in Dundee and I’d encourage everyone to join in with and enjoy the events.”

Eileen Gallagher, independent director on the Glasgow 2014 Board and chair of the Ceremonies, Culture and Queen’s Baton Relay Committee, said: “The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme is offering people the opportunity to be part of the Games wherever they are. With something for all the family, in popular local settings and an inspiring range of shows and activity, there is something for everyone to enjoy.”

To find out more details about what’s happening in Dundee and throughout Scotland visit: www.glasgow2014.com/culture

Let’s Talk Business with Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP

Posted onJune 17, 2014

Let’s Talk Business with Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP

Let's Talk Business with Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP

Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce are drawing to your attention their event coming up on Wed, 2nd July 2014 11.30am – 1pm in Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education, 124 Blackness Road, Dundee.

The Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has keenly accepted an invitation to come and speak with the business community in Dundee and Angus.  The Minister will make a short presentation, followed by an open forum for questions chaired by Chamber President, Tim Allan.  Come along to hear what the most senior woman in Scottish politics has to say in the run-up to Scotland’s historic referendum in September. What would you like to ask the Deputy First Minister?

Please book early as numbers are limited. 

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Sir Alfred Cuschieri – Dundee has led the way

Posted onJune 5, 2014

Sir Alfred Cuschieri – Dundee has led the way

Sir Alfred Cuschieri - Dundee has led the way

Sir Alfred Cuschieri explains how Dundee has led the way in many areas of medical research as he welcomed the launch of new Palliative Care charity PATCH, of which he is patron.

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. 

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.”

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Posted onJune 5, 2014

Dr Pamela Levack PATCH launch Dundee City Chambers

Dr Pamela Levack PATCH launch Dundee City Chambers

In the 1970′s cancer patients were given a cocktail of morphine, cocaine and gin for pain relief.

The original idea for an oral mixture of morphine and cocaine helping patients in agony with advanced disease is credited to surgeon Herbert Snow in 1896.

The Brompton cocktail is named after the Royal Brompton Hospital in LondonEngland, where it was invented in the late 1920s for patients with tuberculosis. While its use has been rare in the 21st century, it is not entirely unheard of today. It was far more common in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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.

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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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New charity PATCH launched at Dundee City Chambers

Posted onJune 3, 2014

New charity PATCH launched at Dundee City Chambers

New charity PATCH launched at Dundee City Chambers

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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Abertay Winter Graduation Ceremony 2013

Posted onNovember 29, 2013

Abertay Winter Graduation Ceremony 2013

Abertay Winter Graduation Ceremony 2013

The achievements of over three hundred students were celebrated in Dundee’s Caird Hall today.

In addition to the students, more than 800 of their family and friends gathered from around the world to join in the celebrations.

Degrees were conferred by the Chancellor of the University, Lord Cullen, in subjects as diverse as Computer Arts, Ethical Hacking, Biotechnology, and Criminology.

The ceremony included the award of an Honorary Degree to computer games industry pioneer David Braben.

David is a founding trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which aims to bring affordable, pocket-sized computers to schools and individuals around the world – inspiring a whole new generation to learn computer programming.

Congratulating the new graduates on their success, Professor Nigel Seaton – Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Abertay University – said:

“Congratulations to all of you, our new graduates. My colleagues and I are incredibly proud of you. We challenged and stretched you intellectually, because we believed in your ability to learn and grow. And you did.

“There might have been times when you doubted your own ability to complete the journey, but today, on this stage, you have emphatically answered your own question.

“You have developed your intellectual capacity to make your own contributions to society; to find creative solutions to real-world problems; and to work effectively with others from other backgrounds and with other skills.

“Through your academic, cultural and sporting achievements, you have contributed enormously to Abertay’s distinctive community spirit, helping to make it such an important part of the wider communities of Dundee, Scotland and the UK.

“We hope we have helped you develop curiosity and ambition in your thinking, determination and creativity in your approach to work, and confidence and flexibility in your collaborations with others – in short, all the attributes that make an Abertay Graduate.

“Armed with these, you are well equipped for your own journey through life, and for a life of learning, whatever the challenges that lie before you.

“My congratulations once again to all of you, our Graduates. I wish you every success and good fortune in your futures.”

Felicity visits Scott Bros Butchers in Dundee

Posted onMay 6, 2013

Felicity visits Scott Bros Butchers in Dundee

Camera 1 with Felicity Clifford talking to George Jarron at Scott Bros Butchers in Dundee this morning

 

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Dundee Channel News 150413

Posted onApril 15, 2013

Dundee Channel News 150413

Dundee Channel News 150413

A round up for local news from 15th April 2013

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