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Dundee Channel New Year 2014 look back to April 2013

Posted onDecember 31, 2013

Dundee Channel New Year 2014 look back to April 2013

Dundee Channel New Year 2014 look back to April 2013

Continuing our look back at one of our most successful years ever – the most watched video of April is…..Felicity visiting the Rough and Fraser Bakery in Kinghorne Road on the Hilltown. Dundee Channel presenters were busy visiting many businesses across Dundee but this one was one of the most watched for the month of April.

Dundee Channel will be continuing these visits throughout 2014 get in touch if you would like the camera crew round at your place !




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New Dundee book and film highlight hidden voices

Posted onJuly 14, 2012

New Dundee book and film highlight hidden voices

New Dundee book and film highlight hidden voicesDundonians are being urged to embrace a fascinating, free book and film portraying life on Dundee’s Hilltown, past and present.

‘Changing Faces of Hilltown’, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (£50,000) and Dundee Regeneration Fund, collected stories from key ethnic minority groups and how they came to be in Dundee.

Led by local creative arts charity Pure Media UK, many of the stories came from volunteers’ discussions with local shop-keepers, with fascinating tales gathered from Hilltown’s Asian, Chinese, African, Eastern European and indigenous communities.

The book, ‘Scuse me… When Were The Multi’s Knocked Down?’ combines a series of images and snippets from the stories collected, and features many of the personalities the volunteers encountered throughout their research. The book is accompanied by a DVD of the film, ‘Life on the Hilltown’.

Copies of the free book will be available from local shops, as well as Coldside Community Office and The Workshop.

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1000 Cranes on the Hilltown

Posted onMay 6, 2012

1000 Cranes on the Hilltown

1000 Cranes on the Hilltown

Erin Linton went to Diaosu on the Hilltown to see Ayron Donald’s exhibition 1000 Cranes.

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P.A.U.L. live in Dundee

Posted onApril 30, 2012

P.A.U.L. live in Dundee

P.A.U.L. live in Dundee

Last night the band P.A.U.L. from Detroit USA played in The Barrels organised by The Smokie Blues and The Dundee Channel spoke to Paul Lamb and recorded some of the bands set.

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Hilltown under the spotlight during festival of light

Posted onJanuary 29, 2012

Hilltown under the spotlight during festival of light

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.

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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.”

Time Capsule Hilltown 2002

Posted onSeptember 4, 2011

Time Capsule Hilltown 2002

Time Capsule Hilltown 2002

On our birthday weekend we take a look back at Time Capsule when it visited the Hilltown in episode 7 in 2002. It’s back to the news tomorrow so it’s only a little break to remind ourselves why picture in picture was invented. This was also used as an anti piracy device back then because the interviews were original content mixed with general views of the area. The Time Capsule series eventually ran to 30 episodes filmed all over the east of Scotland. We’ve released this as the episode was sold with interviews with Patricia Tait (Dundee Pie Shop – now changed hands), William Hastie (E Butchart Jewellers – last year celebrated 100 years in business on the Hilltown) – Betty Anderson (Hilltown Pet Shop – now closed) – Helen Stark (Behr’s Footwear) – Alec Doig (Sutherlands – now closed) – Frank Yorke (Yorkes Butchers) – Charles B Clark (McLeods Shoe Repairs)

Hilltown planning decision overturned

Posted onSeptember 1, 2011

Hilltown planning decision overturned

Hilltown planning decision overturned

A Scottish government planning reporter has given the go ahead for a development on a site in Dundee’s Hilltown. Ian Urquhart overturned the city council’s refusal to grant planning approval for 12 flats and a shop at a gap site on the Hilltown. The site was formely occupied by a tenement block but has been derelict since it was ravaged by fire.

Tayside House days are numbered plus demolition for the Hilltown

Posted onAugust 18, 2011

Tayside House days are numbered plus demolition for the Hilltown

Tayside House days are numbered plus demolition for the Hilltown

Tayside House days are numbered plus demolition for the HilltownFollowing the opening of the brand new Dundee House in Lindsay Street,  Tayside House’s days are numbered. Once the headquarters for Tayside Regional Council the building will be dismantled piece by piece because of its close proximity to the railway tunnel. Meanwhile there’s more demolition planned for the Hilltown (will there be any left) councillors are being asked to approve a £400,000 plan to demolish the flats in Russell Place beneath Butterburn Court

Time Capsule returns to the Hilltown

Posted onAugust 7, 2011

Time Capsule returns to the Hilltown

Time Capsule returns to the Hilltown

More genuine Hilltown businesses following on from yesterdays look back at the demolition. This is Alec Doig in J Sutherland – this shop does all kinds of signs now. J Sutherlands is long gone but at one time had four shops in Dundee. Everything changes with time even the clothes people wear. This recording was made in 2002.

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One week after the Hilltown demolition

Posted onAugust 6, 2011

One week after the Hilltown demolition

One week after the Hilltown demolition

From a shoot planned before the Hilltown demolition comes this recording. It only runs 1 minute 27 seconds but it captures the multis as people experienced them and the skylines they changed. The piano helps the finishing touch of shots that took a long time to gather.

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