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G.H.O.S.T. set to return
Good news G.H.O.S.T. fans The Dundee Channel’s supernatural series will go ahead as planned. Episode 3 of the series became a bigger mystery than the series itself when it seemed to stop mid way through post production. The on line episodes 1 and 2 had resolved themselves so it was though best to leave them alone for the moment. Episode 3 picks up a story line mentioned by Dr Parker in Ep2. More news soon.
Hilltown under the spotlight during festival of light
The Festival of Light, was held within the Little Theatre and various locations on Hilltown on Saturday 28 January 2011, it was organised by local creative arts charity Pure Media UK as part of their ‘Changing Faces of Hilltown’ project.
From 11am until 1pm, community workshops took place within three Hilltown premises – The Workshop and Diaosu. Volunteers within The Workshop spent the morning gathering more stories from local residents about life on Hilltown, while Diaosu showcased a new photographic exhibition focussing on local shop-keepers. Coldside Community Office offered hot drinks and snacks throughout the morning.
anwhile, ‘Street Sellers’ saw local actors re-enact a number of prominent Hilltown characters who interacted with the public and promoted the afternoon events. Volunteers were on standby to inform the public of the day’s events and highlight the wider project.
From 3pm in the Little Theatre, visitors enjoyed Bollywood and street dance, a project which has been ongoing with dancers at Bharatiya Ashram, Dundee. Local choirs, shadow puppets and acting performances, as well as the showcase of a film made by young people on Hilltown. The festival also provided a showcase for numerous arts projects which have been taking shape in the city, including a sculpture project run by Diaosu with various local youngsters and Chinese lantern making with the Tayside Chinese Community Centre and Rosebank Primary School after-hours care club.
Layla Brown, Creative Director, Pure Media UK said, “Since we launched the ‘Changing Faces of Hilltown’ project last year, we have been astounded and delighted by the response from local residents, many of whom have lived on Hilltown for most of their lives. But our project is far from over and we are keen to gather more and more stories from the people who live, work and pass through this fascinating part of Dundee. We hope the Festival of Light will celebrate the project’s achievements so far and bring some more of the city’s hidden voices to the fore, allowing locals to open their eyes to the traditions and talents of other communities living in Dundee.”
The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Dundee Regeneration Fund.
Colin McLean, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland said, “The diverse communities in Dundee have played an important role in defining its character. This event will celebrate this unique heritage by bringing stories to life, letting everyone get involved and share their past.”
Look back at 2011 – November
Soon time for some new studio work but until then one of the last looks back at 2011 and the Face of Freedom 2012 auditions were held at Dundee Contemporary Arts in the Nethergate in November 2011.
Look back at 2011 – October
Looking back through the year 2011 videos – October – and a new series launched G.H.O.S.T.
Look back at 2011 – September
Looking back through the year 2011 videos – September – and Cosmetology was preparing to work at the MOBOs
Look back at 2011 – August
Looking back through the year 2011 videos and Revolver played a Beatles tribute on the roof of the Queen Margaret building at Dundee University in August.
Look back at 2011 – July
In this end of year look back at 2011 its been fascinating to look back over the 2270 videos produced by The Dundee Channel to get a selection of the best also showing the diversity of the programmes we’ve produced. July 2011 and the Dundee Half Marathon kicked off in Camperdown Park.
Look back at 2011 – January
In this end of year look back at 2011 its been fascinating to look back over the 2270 videos produced by The Dundee Channel to get a selection of the best also showing the diversity of the programmes we’ve produced.
January 2011 saw episode 11 of The Antiques Roadshow a charity event recorded at the Hotel Broughty Ferry in 2010. In this episode Steven Dewar of Curr and Dewar Dundee is presented with a very valuable bracelet.
This was also one of the last series to be recorded in mini DV before the Channel upgraded in 2011.
The science behind snowflakes
In the absence of the real thing, Dundee Science Centre is giving a cool insight into snowflakes this winter.
The first of three winter workshops is being held on Christmas Eve, with an icy investigation into the science of these remarkable structures and how their beautiful intricate patterns are created, quite literally, out of thin air.
As well as a talk with exciting demos and hands-on activities, children will be given the chance to make their own paper snowflakes. A short planetarium demo will also be given as part of the workshop.
Stuart Rogers, Science Learning Officer explained, “A chunk of ice is almost clear, yet a chunk of compacted snow appears white. We will be explaining why this is, why snowflakes look the way they do, and why they vary so significantly in terms of their patterns.”
The 30 minute workshops will be held at 11am, 1pm and 2pm on Saturday 24th December and at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on Wednesday 28thand Thursday 29th of December, and are free with standard admission.
Visitors can book ahead if they want to ensure a place at one of the workshops, as numbers will be limited.
Brand new GHOST shooting this week
The Dundee Channel’s brand new hit show GHOST continues filming this week. November’s episode sees Tourk and Murray head to the House of Five in the conclusion of The Rise of Darkness storyline. We’ll meet brand new characters as the story moves across Dundee filming in any different locations. Remember produced by The Dundee Channel Community Projects there’s opportunities for everyone to become involved both in front or and behind the camera.
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