Kat Dormer and Mark Hinkley will be hosting a charity quiz night at Buccaneers Bar, East Street Crediton from 8pm on the 28th August.
The event has been organised in support of the charities Specialized projects support; local business have provided sponsorship so that cash prizes can be won. Bearing this in mind, if your business is able to sponsor or donate items for the raffle please contact Kat via firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cannot sponsor or donate then please just get a team together! A team can be a maximum of 4 people and costs only £5.00 per person - just make sure you arrive before 8pm! All support, no matter how great or small, will be greatly appreciated.
The charities being fund-raised for at this event are Teenage Cancer Trust and The National Youth Music Foundation. Both do amazing work and you may have already heard of The National Youth Music Foundation - they supported a Daisi Soundwaves Youth Music Musical Inclusion Project at Okehampton College with The Turning Tides Project.
All money raised will go to the charities and all the Specialized team do what they do voluntarily. Further details of the Specialized Project can be found on their web site.
Specialized are an award winning, UK based organization that aim to improve the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. Specialized are now in their fourth year and are supported by Roger Daltrey, Phil Jupitus and the members of Madness. They call upon musicians to come together to record and perform covers of bands such as The Specials, The Beat and most recently Madness. Fans and bands come together across the country at a series of events to celebrate a shared love of music and raise money for charities such as The Teenage Cancer Trust.
This year Specialized are supported by The Clash who are lending their name to the Combat Cancer Campaign which culminates in a flagship festival held each November.
If you would like to know more about the Specialized Project please check out their website: www.thespecialized project.co.uk
Written and Published by Dom Palfreman
My names Ben, and over the last two months I have been running animation workshops with the Turning Tides Project. I started by working in Crediton. Participants were given the opportunity to learn different forms of the animation process. First of all we used stop motion animation software to create short films, each participant made a plasticine model that was then animated. Then we used my blue screen and video camera to film some music videos, this required participants using instruments like guitars and harmonicas. I then edited this footage and different backgrounds were added in post production for effect.
Participants were given another opportunity to use the bluescreen this time we used an additional piece of green screen fabric to help the participants disappear this meant I could create some very exciting effects. At the workshop in Okehampton we focused on making models and then animating them, everyone got the opportunity to make a film. We had a variety of models from cars, cows, through to parrots a lot of creative ingenuity was shown by the end of the workshop we had 11 additional animations to add to the final film.
After all the workshops had been completed I started to edit and put together the final film. This required film editing software and use of the chroma-key process for the bluescreen footage, this basically means I replaced the blue background with pictures of Ferraris or jungles. I used music tracks recorded by the participants for Turning Tides and then overlaid the footage. I was very pleased with the final film as it truly shows the participant’s work and was a great introduction for them into the world of film and animation. The film was shown at special screenings in Crediton and Okehampton for those involved and guests. The film and maybe a new one too will be shown at the Okehampton carnival on the 17th October.
Written by Ben Stevens, published by Dom Palfreman
Calling all four legged friends with waggy tails do you want to show your owner off for a prize?!
Then walk them along to Farmer Luxtons on 12th September for the Dartmoor View Dog Rescue family dog show. You may be boned over the moon to hear that Turning Tides is sponsoring the best rescued/rehomed class at the show.
Then join in the Farmer Luxtons fun day for stalls, food, tractors, petting, praise and
lots lots more. The show will be held in the field next to Luxtons.
Judging starts at 1pm and costs £1 per class. Pay at the entry ring and meet up with your waggy friends, old and new.
Rosettes will be given to every competitor up to 6th place, so wag those tails and flash those puppy-dog eyes! In addition to the Rosettes, prizes will be awarded for best in show and reserve.
So why not come and have a woofing good time! Keep tuned as the schedule will be posted shortly.
Don't forget to wag and bark to raise the woof!
Written by Jennifer Baines, published by Dom Palfreman