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Gleadhraich appearing at Dundee Rep Friday 11 October

Posted onOctober 7, 2013

Gleadhraich appearing at Dundee Rep Friday 11 October

Gleadhraich appearing at Dundee Rep Friday 11 October

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Report calls for new shows to help revitalise Scotlands theatres

Posted onJuly 19, 2012

Report calls for new shows to help revitalise Scotlands theatres

Report calls for new shows to help revitalise Scotlands theatresA MAJOR new report into the state of Scottish theatre has found that while there are plenty of quality theatres, there are not enough shows to fill them.

The Creative Scotland review called for an increase in the number of shows being made, saying there was a “dearth of touring shows for venues across Scotland, which are well-equipped and desperate for good quality theatre”.

The report described the situation in children’s theatre as being “all icing and no cake” as it currently relies on too few people and companies.

The report for the national arts funding body, which is reviewing each of the major sectors of the arts world, said there was “less money spent on stage” now than 10 years ago by the main theatre companies in Scotland, despite theatre funding not declining in that time.

It found a “dearth of touring shows for venues across Scotland” while the “lauded children’s theatre sector relies on too few people and companies”.

The report also found the theatrical world with signs of rude health, with important new writing from the National Theatre of Scotland and the Play, Pie and Pint in Glasgow’s Oran Mor, audiences picking up after a recessionary dip, and an artform with an international reach and a good geographic spread of venues. However, it also found problems in areas of pay for writers and directors.

It also said that “despite the good work of audience development agencies and marketing staff, theatre plays to a narrow demographic and has to broaden it appeal. This is matched by weakness in marketing.”

The report mentions a sampling of five main theatres –the Citizens in Glasgow, the Lyceum and Traverse in Edinburgh, Dundee Rep and Perth Rep – all Foundation funded, which show a dramatic drop in attendances from the 1990s to the 2000s, from 410,827 to 279,425 as well as in number of performances, from 1647 to 1147.

However data shows that in the past decade, government money going into theatre in Scotland has increased by 54%.

In an average year in the 1990s, building-based theatre companies spent 39p of every £1 on programming and 61p on other overheads. By the 2000s this was 28p and 72p respectively.

Dundee Dance Walk 2012

Posted onJuly 11, 2012

Dundee Dance Walk 2012

Dundee Dance Walk 2012Scottish Dance Theatre’s Youth Dance Company (SDTYDC) have been busy in the studio this week as they create a brand new dance piece for Saturday’s Dundee Dance Walk.

On Saturday (14 July) at 4.30pm, 5pm and 5.30pm,  SDTYDC along with other members of Dundee Dance Partnership and Dundee Rep’s Centre Stage Project will come together for the first time to take the Dundee public on one of three, 90 minute journeys through Dundee City Centre inspired by the rich history of dance in the city.

Beginning at The Shore, around 100 performers from community and professional groups will take you on a journey full of dance treats through City Square, along Reform Street to The McManus, performing work inspired by the city and its long love of dance.

One of the project coordinators says “It’s a great experience for these young dancers to be part of this site specific project as it offers a very different challenge”

Between 6-8pm, all the performers will gather at The McManus where there will be a showcase of dances that have been popular in Dundee over the years and the chance to have a go yourself!

 Tickets for Dance Walk are now sold out however the evening event at McManus is free and non ticketed; just turn up on the evening.

Dundee Dance Walk is part of Big Dance and Get Scotland Dancing, a Scottish Government Games Legacy Policy.   Big Dance is part of the Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 festival.

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Listening Stone Launch at Dundee Rep

Posted onJuly 7, 2012

Listening Stone Launch at Dundee Rep

Listening Stone Launch at Dundee Rep

Donna Jennings and Paul Dow launch The Listening Stone at Dundee Rep. The Listening Stone is an education resource pack which they have been working on for the last eight months in conjunction with Dundee University. Donna wrote the original story 10 years ago while in India. The pack is designed to help teachers assist children you are encountering emotional distress and presenting challenging behaviour.

Click the photo below to watch the video interview and the full launch is below that.




Consumers Retailer of the Year – The final award

Posted onJuly 3, 2012

Consumers Retailer of the Year – The final award

Consumers Retailer of the Year - The final awardThe Body Shop girls scream their delight at winning the final award of the evening.

The retail spotlight shone down on Dundee on the 24th June as the highly anticipated DD One City Centre Retail Awards returned for a seventh year to celebrate the best of the city’s burgeoning retail talent.

Over 20 top stores, businesses and eateries went head to head to win one of the eight coveted accolades at the glittering Oscar-style awards ceremony, hosted at the Dundee Rep Theatre. The event, in association with Tay FM and hosted by top Scots comedy writer Steven Dick, recognises and celebrates excellence, innovation and development within the city’s diverse retail, leisure and business sectors. In an exciting twist, this year the shortlist of finalists were revealed on the night in recognition of the high level of applications.

Following a glitzy cocktail and canapé reception which saw the great and the good of Dundee city centre businesses attend, eight winners across the city centre walked away with one of the prestigious awards, following much deliberation by the panel of judges who included Jason Turner, lecturer in Marketing at the University of Abertay; Anne Colquhoun, former senior lecturer in Food Studies at the University of Abertay;  Catherine Ward, Development Manager for North East Scotland, Federation of Small Businesses; and Andy Kennedy, Stirling City Centre Initiative Manager and former Chair of Association of Town Centre Management Scotland.

Jason Turner, lecturer in Marketing at the University of Abertay, and as one of the longest serving judges for the DD One City Centre Retail Awards, commented of the winners: “The calibre has been so high this year that it’s been extremely challenging to shortlist all the entries, let alone choose a winner. We’re confident we have chosen the greatest of Dundee’s city centre offerings.”

Click on the photo below to play the video

More from the Retail Awards

Fast Food Retailer of the Year

Cafe Eatery of the Year

Restaurant Eatery of the Year

Newcomer of the Year

Employee of the Year

Independent Retailer of the Year

National Chain of the Year

Awards Show Opening

 


Fast Food – Convenience Eatery of the Year

Posted onJuly 2, 2012

Fast Food – Convenience Eatery of the Year

Fast Food - Convenience Eatery of the YearMcDonalds wins Fast Food / Convenience Eatery of the Year

The retail spotlight shone down on Dundee on the 24th June as the highly anticipated DD One City Centre Retail Awards returned for a seventh year to celebrate the best of the city’s burgeoning retail talent.

Over 20 top stores, businesses and eateries went head to head to win one of the eight coveted accolades at the glittering Oscar-style awards ceremony, hosted at the Dundee Rep Theatre. The event, in association with Tay FM and hosted by top Scots comedy writer Steven Dick, recognises and celebrates excellence, innovation and development within the city’s diverse retail, leisure and business sectors. In an exciting twist, this year the shortlist of finalists were revealed on the night in recognition of the high level of applications.

Following a glitzy cocktail and canapé reception which saw the great and the good of Dundee city centre businesses attend, eight winners across the city centre walked away with one of the prestigious awards, following much deliberation by the panel of judges who included Jason Turner, lecturer in Marketing at the University of Abertay; Anne Colquhoun, former senior lecturer in Food Studies at the University of Abertay;  Catherine Ward, Development Manager for North East Scotland, Federation of Small Businesses; and Andy Kennedy, Stirling City Centre Initiative Manager and former Chair of Association of Town Centre Management Scotland.

Jason Turner, lecturer in Marketing at the University of Abertay, and as one of the longest serving judges for the DD One City Centre Retail Awards, commented of the winners: “The calibre has been so high this year that it’s been extremely challenging to shortlist all the entries, let alone choose a winner. We’re confident we have chosen the greatest of Dundee’s city centre offerings.”

Click the photo below to play the video

More from the Retail Awards

Consumers Retailer of the Year

Cafe Eatery of the Year

Restaurant Eatery of the Year

Newcomer of the Year

Employee of the Year

Independent Retailer of the Year

National Chain of the Year

Awards Show Opening

 


Cafe Eatery of the Year – Dundee City Centre Retail Awards 2012

Posted onJuly 2, 2012

Cafe Eatery of the Year – Dundee City Centre Retail Awards 2012

Cafe Eatery of the Year - Dundee City Centre Retail Awards 2012Sav’or Sandwich Bar wins the title of Cafe Eatery of the Year 2012

The retail spotlight shone down on Dundee on the 24th June as the highly anticipated DD One City Centre Retail Awards returned for a seventh year to celebrate the best of the city’s burgeoning retail talent.

Over 20 top stores, businesses and eateries went head to head to win one of the eight coveted accolades at the glittering Oscar-style awards ceremony, hosted at the Dundee Rep Theatre. The event, in association with Tay FM and hosted by top Scots comedy writer Steven Dick, recognises and celebrates excellence, innovation and development within the city’s diverse retail, leisure and business sectors. In an exciting twist, this year the shortlist of finalists were revealed on the night in recognition of the high level of applications.

Following a glitzy cocktail and canapé reception which saw the great and the good of Dundee city centre businesses attend, eight winners across the city centre walked away with one of the prestigious awards, following much deliberation by the panel of judges who included Jason Turner, lecturer in Marketing at the University of Abertay; Anne Colquhoun, former senior lecturer in Food Studies at the University of Abertay;  Catherine Ward, Development Manager for North East Scotland, Federation of Small Businesses; and Andy Kennedy, Stirling City Centre Initiative Manager and former Chair of Association of Town Centre Management Scotland.

Jason Turner, lecturer in Marketing at the University of Abertay, and as one of the longest serving judges for the DD One City Centre Retail Awards, commented of the winners: “The calibre has been so high this year that it’s been extremely challenging to shortlist all the entries, let alone choose a winner. We’re confident we have chosen the greatest of Dundee’s city centre offerings.”

Click the photo below to play the video

More from the Retail Awards

Consumers Retailer of the Year

Fast Food Retailer of the Year

Restaurant Eatery of the Year

Newcomer of the Year

Employee of the Year

Independent Retailer of the Year

National Chain of the Year

Awards Show Opening

Click on the photo below to play the video

 


Dundee Rep Theatre 30th Anniversary Gala Night

Posted onJuly 1, 2012

Dundee Rep Theatre 30th Anniversary Gala Night

Dundee Rep Theatre 30th Anniversary Gala NightDundee Rep Theatre hosted the biggest Gala Event in the theatres history celebrating 30 years of The Dundee Rep in Tay Square. The black tie event saw many high profile businesses from the Dundee area take part. Guest speaker was renowned theatre producer and entrepreneur David King. David has hit shows all over the world and his first production “Spirit of the Dance” has been seen by an incredible 30 million people. David owns three theatres in the United States and is the largest employer of dancers in Europe.

 

 

 


Restaurant Eatery of the Year – Dundee City Centre Retail Awards

Posted onJune 30, 2012

Restaurant Eatery of the Year – Dundee City Centre Retail Awards

Restaurant Eatery of the Year - Dundee City Centre Retail AwardsThe Blue Marlin wins the title of Restaurant Eatery of the Year 2012

The retail spotlight shone down on Dundee on the 24th June as the highly anticipated DD One City Centre Retail Awards returned for a seventh year to celebrate the best of the city’s burgeoning retail talent.

Over 20 top stores, businesses and eateries went head to head to win one of the eight coveted accolades at the glittering Oscar-style awards ceremony, hosted at the Dundee Rep Theatre. The event, in association with Tay FM and hosted by top Scots comedy writer Steven Dick, recognises and celebrates excellence, innovation and development within the city’s diverse retail, leisure and business sectors. In an exciting twist, this year the shortlist of finalists were revealed on the night in recognition of the high level of applications.

Following a glitzy cocktail and canapé reception which saw the great and the good of Dundee city centre businesses attend, eight winners across the city centre walked away with one of the prestigious awards, following much deliberation by the panel of judges who included Jason Turner, lecturer in Marketing at the University of Abertay; Anne Colquhoun, former senior lecturer in Food Studies at the University of Abertay;  Catherine Ward, Development Manager for North East Scotland, Federation of Small Businesses; and Andy Kennedy, Stirling City Centre Initiative Manager and former Chair of Association of Town Centre Management Scotland.

Jason Turner, lecturer in Marketing at the University of Abertay, and as one of the longest serving judges for the DD One City Centre Retail Awards, commented of the winners: “The calibre has been so high this year that it’s been extremely challenging to shortlist all the entries, let alone choose a winner. We’re confident we have chosen the greatest of Dundee’s city centre offerings.”

Click the photo below to play the video

More from the Retail Awards

Consumers Retailer of the Year

Fast Food Retailer of the Year

Restaurant Eatery of the Year

Newcomer of the Year

Employee of the Year

Independent Retailer of the Year

National Chain of the Year

Awards Show Opening

Click on the photo below to play the video

Click the photo below to play the video



Employee of the Year – Dundee City Centre Retail Awards 2012

Posted onJune 28, 2012

Employee of the Year – Dundee City Centre Retail Awards 2012

Employee of the Year - Dundee City Centre Retail Awards 2012A clearly emotional Rachel Connor of Simply Bridal in the Overgate lifts the award pipping Kirsten Stark of Ann Summers in Reform Street and Laura Farquharson of Warehouse in Debenhams to the winning spot. Erin interviewed her after she received her award sponsored by Michelin Tyre PLC.

The retail spotlight shone down on Dundee on the 24th June as the highly anticipated DD One City Centre Retail Awards returned for a seventh year to celebrate the best of the city’s burgeoning retail talent.

Over 20 top stores, businesses and eateries went head to head to win one of the eight coveted accolades at the glittering Oscar-style awards ceremony, hosted at the Dundee Rep Theatre. The event, in association with Tay FM and hosted by top Scots comedy writer Steven Dick, recognises and celebrates excellence, innovation and development within the city’s diverse retail, leisure and business sectors. In an exciting twist, this year the shortlist of finalists were revealed on the night in recognition of the high level of applications.

Following a glitzy cocktail and canapé reception which saw the great and the good of Dundee city centre businesses attend, eight winners across the city centre walked away with one of the prestigious awards, following much deliberation by the panel of judges who included Jason Turner, lecturer in Marketing at the University of Abertay; Anne Colquhoun, former senior lecturer in Food Studies at the University of Abertay;  Catherine Ward, Development Manager for North East Scotland, Federation of Small Businesses; and Andy Kennedy, Stirling City Centre Initiative Manager and former Chair of Association of Town Centre Management Scotland.

Jason Turner, lecturer in Marketing at the University of Abertay, and as one of the longest serving judges for the DD One City Centre Retail Awards, commented of the winners: “The calibre has been so high this year that it’s been extremely challenging to shortlist all the entries, let alone choose a winner. We’re confident we have chosen the greatest of Dundee’s city centre offerings.”

Click the photo below to play the video

More from the Retail Awards

Consumers Retailer of the Year

Fast Food Retailer of the Year

Restaurant Eatery of the Year

Newcomer of the Year

Employee of the Year

Independent Retailer of the Year

National Chain of the Year

Awards Show Opening

Click on the photo below to play the video

Click the photo below to play the video




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