Episode #4 of the Conwy Community Podcast is out now!

Episode #4 – Rob Knowles

The 4th episode of the Conwy Community Podcast is now available for download, and this months special guest is Welsh Government Regeneration Officer, Rob Knowles.

We would like to thank everyone around the world who has downloaded the podcast and we hope that you enjoy listening to it.
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Thank you from everyone on the Podcast Team at TAPE Community Music and Film in Old Colwyn.
~ Craig, Barbara, Ian R, Connor, Sheila, Debbie, Julia, Dave, Ian T and Steve
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NWREN and TAPE film at the top of Snowdon

This week, the TAPE team have been quite literally up a mountain, as we work with the North Wales Race Equality Network (NWREN) and The Minority Elders Advocacy Project (MEEA) to help film a music video to promote the organisation.

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64 members of the group from all across North Wales – plus TAPE crew – hopped on the train to the top of Snowdon to take part in performance of Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ – right on the mountaintop.

The music video is being filmed at various locations across North Wales, having already been filmed in Llangollen and Llandudno.  We previously scouted Snowdon in October in order to choreograph the space and the time at the summit, as well as to plan the camera positions.

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During this session, unfortunately we we forced to revise some of the angles due to unforeseen heavy fog (typical as it was glorious sunshine the day previous!), but we got some great shots and we were delighted with the results.

North Wales is home to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes, and it is always fun to work on a project that incorporates some of the beauty of the area that we have right on our doorsteps – even more so in a fun and exciting way!

Wonderful quote about the experience from Belinda at NWREN:

Great day yesterday! Thank you to Snowdon Mountain Railway, TAPE Community Music & Film, Lisa Spaull Choreography, Suzette Smart Textiles Artist and all the 64 NWREN MEEA Project beneficiaries who came along to take part in our North Wales version of Pharrell’s Happy video yesterday!

We came from across the North Wales region – Happy Choirs from Gwynedd, Flintshire and Wrexham all converged on Llanberis to take the Snowdon Mountain Railway up to the Summit of Snowdon, or Eryri (The Eagle’s nest) as it is known in Wales.

It was an inter-cultural and inter-generational event, with people from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life, many braved their fear of heights, difficulties in walking, vision impairements to play their part in what turned out to be a fantastic day.

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We hope all those who took part had as much fun as we did, and we look forward to sharing the finished results with the world!

Well done everyone!

Special thanks to Tom Ellis who took photos and filmed an on-set mini vLog.

The North Wales Race Equality Network have a website and a Facebook page if you would like some more information about the amazing things that they do in the North Wales area.

Stay posted for the video release in the not-so-distant future!

Conwy Community Podcast in the North Wales Pioneer

The Conwy Community Podcast has gone from strength to strength since its relaunch this year, with several special guests and listeners from around the globe.

This week, the podcast features in the North Wales Pioneer, with a very complimentary article.

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If you would like to download a larger version of the article, please click here

Don’t forget, you can access our podcast via Podbean here or you can download all of our episodes via iTunes.

If you would like to get involved in the creation Conwy Community Podcast, or if you are an organisation that would like to feature in one of our episodes, please contact us on 01492 512 109 or email us at info@tapemusicandfilm.co.uk

TAPE is now listed on the BFI Neighbourhood Cinema site!

TAPE Community Music and Film is now officially registered with the BFI as a community cinema!

BFI Neighbourhood Cinema is part of the BFI’s Film Forever programme. It aims to bring new film experiences to communities across the UK, no matter where they live. This website is the online home of BFI Neighbourhood Cinema. All community cinemas are welcome to register their cinema to join the nationwide BFI Neighbourhood Cinema community.

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BFI Neighbourhood Cinema supports new and established community cinemas all over the UK.

For many people in the UK, regular access to a cinema isn’t possible. There are many reasons why this might be – from living in a remote place, to the nearest cinemas being too expensive or not showing the films everyone wants to watch.

To help bring a cinema experience to more people, BFI Neighbourhood Cinema supports people in launching and sustaining community cinemas: regular film screenings in spaces such as community centres, village halls, or even local pubs.

BFI Neighbourhood Cinema is part of the British Film Institute’s Film Forever programme, which aims to boost the UK film industry through funding, education and bringing greater choice to audiences.

Working closely with organisations such as Cinema For All and the Independent Cinema Office (ICO), their aim is to ensure that every person in the UK can access film screenings near them.

Head on over to http://www.bfi.org.uk/neighbourhoodcinema/tape-community-music-and-film to view our page on the BFI website.

Further Poke The Muse sessions

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Following the success of the first series of sessions, we can confirm that Dee Rivaz will be returning for a further two more of the Poke The Muse sessions.

The additional Poke The Muse will run on:

Monday 9th May

Monday 16th May

and an exhibition of the work produced will run from the 27th May 2016.

More information to follow soon.

Sessions are free, however places are limited. Please contact Dee to book your place on 07982 709621 or email dee.rivaz@gmail.com

 

Record your Podcast with us

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Are you looking to branch out into podcasting?  Do you already have a podcast? Are you looking to push your podcasting further and need access to professional and up-to-date recording equipment?

Then we at TAPE can help.

Our sound engineers and technicians have a wealth of experience and can help and advise as much or as little as you would like to make sure you achieve the quality and production that your podcast deserves.

We not only have professional recording facilities, we can also help you edit your podcast and even work with you to market your work.

We already help several podcasters produce their work – come visit our centre in Old Colwyn, North Wales and see how our facilities can benefit your podcast and your podcasting experience.

Email us at info@tapemusicandfilm.co.uk with your enquiry, or call us on 01492 512 109


 

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Conwy Community Podcast – a Worldwide Hit!

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It’s month three of our Conwy Community Podcast, and we couldn’t be more ecstatic with the reception it has received.

We have been carefully monitoring the statistics of the downloads, and we are pleased to announce that the podcast has had almost a thousand hits, and we have listeners from all over the world, from countries as far as the United States, and our neighbours in France and Germany.

Thank you everyone for all your continued support, and a huge well-done to all those involved in the Conwy Community Podcast!

If you haven’t already listened in, you can access our podcast via Podbean here or you can download all of our episodes via iTunes.

If you would like to get involved in the creation Conwy Community Podcast, or if you are an organisation that would like to feature in one of our episodes, please contact us on 01492 512 109 or email us at info@tapemusicandfilm.co.uk


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Episode 2 of the Conwy Community Podcast is now available

In our second episode the team talks to Constable Robert Newton-Miller, the Diversity Officer for North Wales Police.

In a fascinating conversation, Rob and the CCP team discuss his work around hate crime and community policing, as well as listening to Rob’s own journey through the force and plans for upcoming police initiatives.

The podcast also features a bonus piece of music from local songwriter, Ellion Priest. Her song ‘Offa’s Dyke’ was written, recorded and performed entirely by Ellion herself and we are chuffed to be able to present her work here. Enjoy!

 

TAPE Animation Club wins 2nd place at PICS Film Festival

The TAPE Animation Club’s entry into the PICS Film Festival was shortlisted for an award at the PICS Film Festival back in February, and it is with great pleasure to announce that our animated short claimed SECOND PLACE in its category.

Festival is an annual festival organised by Galeri Caernarfon that is specifically targeted for Children and Young People. The festival is a mixture of:

  • Film screenings (mainstream, specialist and international titles)
  • Workshops
  • Special events (e.g Q+As with film-makers)
  • Short Film competition
  • Awards Night

The festival takes place every year, and is made possible with the support of Film Agency Wales and the Arts Council of Wales.

The children got a taste of Red Carpet glamour at the glitzy event, collecting the prize on stage in front of a room full of people.

Da Iawn/Well done to all of the AWARD WINNING TAPE Animation Club – we are incredibly proud of you, and you should be proud of yourselves for all of your hard work and enthusiasm.

Click here to view the award winning entry:

For more information about PICS and how to get involved, visit the Galeri Caernarfon website.

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CONWY COMMUNITY PODCAST RELAUNCH! Episode 1 with special guest Iwan Davies, Chief Exec of CCBC

Episode one of the new and improved Conwy Community Podcast features a fascinating chat with CCBC Chief Exec, Iwan Davies, who dropped by to speak with the team. 

 
Iwan talks with the team about a whole range of things from his growing up in the area, the many roles of the local authority and his mother-in-laws striking resemblance to someone very famous! 
 

We hope you enjoy this first episode, Please help us to continue this project by liking it, sharing it , subscribing to it or donating to TAPE. 
 
For more information, please contact info@tapemusicandfilm.co.uk. Thank you.