Sunday, 22 January 2017

Newsletter w/c Sunday Jan 22nd 2017

TALK BACK - NEWSLETTER W/c January 22nd 2017


Every Sunday we'll update you on the special shows on Secklow Sounds.
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W/c January 22nd 2017,THIS WEEK'S PLAYLIST 

SPECIALS ON SECKLOW SOUNDS...



DAILY at 4pm - DRIVE TIME WITH SEAN CALVERT


Get up to date news and information with Sean Calvert and Drive Time, daily at 4pm










TUESDAY January 24th, 7pm - LIFESTYLEMK with Audrey, Gill and Aysha - Broadening Horizons

We're saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Milton Keynes and chatting about the many ways we can broaden our horizons.  Even if we can't afford to travel, there are many ways of working around the world, volunteering, or even experiencing it from your back yard.  



If you've got a story to share or something you'd like to say, get in touch with the LifestyleMK girls:
Audrey: @draudreyt
Gill: @gillian7751
Aysha: @ayshafalco
or email: audrey@secklowsounds.org


TUESDAY January 24th, 10pm - "SOUNDTRACKS” with TONY CARTY  - ERNEST BORGNINE


The actor Ernest Borgnine appeared in over 200 films and TV series.  Tuesday is the centenary of his birth.  Soundtracks plays music from such movies as The Dirty Dozen, The Wild Bunch, The Black Hole, Flight of the Phoenix and The Vikings.

Don’t you think I wanna get married?  Everybody drives me crazy..

Soundtracks: 1 hour Tues 10pm, repeats Thursday 2pm, Sunday midnight and Mon 11am
Catch past shows on Mixcloud

A TREASURY OF FILM MUSIC:

A TREASURY OF FILM MUSIC:  Now available: over 240 hour-long programmes of film music on a variety of topics!!  It’s possible to listen for 10 solid days!  RIGHT HERE

THURSDAY January 26th - Transition 3 - 4pm 

David Stimson talks business and young enterprise on Thursdays 3 - 4.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

The Parks Trust Presents Exciting Programme of Activity to Celebrate MK50

By Sarah Featley

The Parks Trust, the charity that cares for Milton Keynes’ parks and green spaces, has planned a series of events and activities to celebrate the city’s 50th birthday, with exciting activities for people of all ages and interests to enjoy.
A highlight of the year for many will be The Parks Trust’s partnership with Milton Keynes Council to offer a special programme of 50 led walks throughout 2017. These walks will be held at a wide variety of locations across the beautiful and inspiring city, offering people the chance to discover new areas and learn more about Milton Keynes. The most adventurous of all will be The Parks Trust’s 25 mile Challenge Walk, which will begin at Howe Park Wood. This will be a self-guided walk stretching across the city’s parkland, with a downloadable map available at www.theparkstrust.com
This will be complemented by The Parks Trust’s definitive list of the 50 most notable trees in Milton Keynes. The list has been compiled by those who work amongst the trees every day as part of the Trust’s operations team and residents will be invited to vote for their favourite. Downloadable leaflets with details on each tree and how to find them will be available online.
These trees will also be added to the Open University’s Treezilla project; the monster map of Britain’s trees which details how they benefit the local environment and economy. The Parks Trust will be running an adult education session on Saturday 20 May providing guidance on how people can evaluate Milton Keynes’ trees and add them to the map themselves.
For those keen to give something back to the city, The Parks Trust will be combining with parish councils to run 50 litter picking sessions throughout the year, encouraging residents to help Milton Keynes look its best. During National Volunteering week (beginning 1st June) there will be a litter pick at Willen Lake North, as well as other activities for people to enjoy, including reed planting.
Wildlife fans will love The Parks Trust’s Festival of Nature, being held in partnership with BBO Wildlife Trust and MK Natural History Society. This is a week-long celebration of nature, organised for the first time to coincide with the 50th birthday celebrations. It begins with the Trust’s annual Nature Day on 1 July and during the week there will be nature themed guided walks, competitions, and lots of opportunities for people to get discover the world around them.
The Parks Trust’s annual public meeting, on Thursday 6 July, will be an opportunity for the charity to reflect on its heritage and what it has achieved since its formation 25 years ago, while launching its strategic plan for the coming years.
Meanwhile on Friday 4 August, people can enjoy fun and games at Willen Lake for Love Willen Day. This is a perfect summer holiday treat, with free garden games, pond dipping and pedalo rides for all.
The Parks Trust will again be partnering with Milton Keynes City Orchestra for its hugely popular event, Proms in Campbell Park. Taking place on Friday 18 August, this is sure to be an excellent way to mark such an important milestone in the city’s history.
In addition, as part of MK50, The Parks Trust has offered 50 free education sessions to community groups and schools across Milton Keynes, with the lucky recipients including Army Cadets, Women’s Institutes, Brownie packs and Scout troops. These sessions will cover a host of activities, including bushcraft, guided walks, bug hunting, and pedalo hire at Willen Lake.
David Foster, Chief Executive of The Parks Trust, commented: “Milton Keynes is a very special city and it is important to celebrate its many achievements and the advantages it offers to those who live, work and visit here.
“We wanted to create a programme of events and activities throughout the year that would encourage people to spend time outside in our beautiful parks, lakes and woodlands. We hope people enjoy celebrating with us!”
The Parks Trust will be supporting and helping with a wide variety of other celebratory activities throughout the year, including with the supplying and the planting of a commemorative tree in Milton Keynes village, and third party events in its parks.


For more information visit: http://www.theparkstrust.com

Friday, 20 January 2017

Highlights of The 2017 LSFF (London Short Film Festival) from 6th - 15th Jan 2017 SPECIAL EVENT: Crossroads + Filmmaker Q&A

By Tremayne Miller

Sun 15 Jan 
‘To complement this year’s riot grrrl underpinnings, we’re screening Tamra Davis’s noughties cult classic, Crossroads.’

Q&A
Intro

Davis initially turned working on the film down.  At the time Britney must have been around 19, Davis, however, did agree to meet her. In fact, she spent the entire day in her company, and bore witness to her transformation from girl-next-door to the mega, that is Britney Spears.  It turned out they had an amazing connection, and Britney was insistent on the film being made, which Davis came to agree with, so long as she could manage to snapshot a truer, more real Britney.

Cast
Cast member Taryn Manning (Mimi) began playing Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett in the Netflix series ‘Orange Is The New Black’ in 2013. Manning is the vocalist in electronic duo Boomkat, and is a co-owner of clothing brand Born Uniqorn.


The Interviewer comments to Davis how one can “feel the merge that’s made between Lucy (Spears) and Britney Spears, the personality.

Screenwriter, Shonda Rhimes was the one to make this  transition possible, and has since become known for creating, and being the head writer, executive producer and showrunner of medical drama series, Grey’s Anatomy.
The director of photography (dop), Eric Alan Edwards, has worked with Gus Van Sant, and helped to maintain that good sense of reality, which was in keeping with Davis’s wishes.

*The last frame taken on the beach with the three girls held a snapshot image of what this film is truly about, female friendship, emphasising also the fact that the film was put together by three women, in the capacity of director, writer and producer.

Davis felt herself in a vulnerable position working with such a megastar, who had also commissioned the script, intending for it to break her out of the ‘virginal little girl’ persona she had been categorised in. 
But shortly after the film was made Britney’s parents split and she was also to break up from boyfriend, Justin Timberlake, only going to prove the toll young fame can have on an individual, and their loved ones. 
The ’I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’ scene was shot not dissimilarly to a music video, where Britney chose her own hair style; although when given direction she was said to act most professionally.
Davis says of her ‘she is not a classical beauty but carries a charisma.’

Questions

1a) Were you given any freedom of choice (despite the film being commissioned by Spears)?
I never felt an ounce of pressure, and I worked closely alongside my writer and producer.
With respect to Britney’s acting – I made sure that her acting was authentic.

1b) Can you talk about responses to the film.

The test screenings by Paramount did well but a blatant boycott was made towards Britney (from the outset).

2) Was it difficult to capture the performance we see Britney make in the bathroom scene?
We built up to it. She also had an Acting Coach with her.

Interviewer  then discusses the other cast members who were chosen.

Davis: Both myself and Britney were fans of  Sex & The City, (hence), the reason that Kim Cattrall  was chosen to play he mother in the movie.

3) Davis talks about the filming process.

When you make a film you have a prep period but the actual shooting of this one was spread across three months.


c. Tremyne Miller
Tremayne Miller writes for heyuguys.com and is a guest presenter on LifestyleMK, Tuesdays 7pm

Thursday, 19 January 2017

The Parks Trust – Holocaust Memorial Day

by Sarah Featley

The Parks Trust is holding a short ceremony at the MK Rose for Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday 27th January 2017.
The event will begin at 11am, and is open to all. Booking is not required.
The MK Rose is located in Campbell Park. To reach it by car, park in the centre:mk car parks at the John Lewis end and use the footbridge which leads into the park.


For more information visit: http://www.theparkstrust.com

About The Parks Trust
The Parks Trust is an independent charity that cares for over 5,000 acres of parkland and green space in Milton Keynes. This includes the river valleys, ancient woodlands, lakesides, parks and landscaped areas alongside the main roads, all of which make the city such a great place to live, work and visit.
·         About 25 percent of the new city area is parkland
·         In addition to parkland, The Parks Trust takes care of the landscaping along the main grid roads – 80 miles of trees, shrubs and flowers
The Parks Trust is also committed to delivering environmental education for both children and adults, and providing exciting leisure and recreation facilities and events.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

On the Verge - ‘Underpasses - connecting people, connecting places’ project

by On The Verge

‘Secklow Mound Unveiling: a celebration of Milton Keynes’ modern and historic heritage with story telling performances, part of Milton Keynes 50th Anniversary.’

As part of the ‘Underpasses’ project, On The Verge will be hosting a celebratory event at Central Milton Keynes Library, this Saturday 21st January, starting at 2pm at the Event Space, Central Milton Keynes Library and will last approximately an hour and a half.  Entrance is free.

On The Verge are continuing their work with the communities living in the CMK areas, working in close partnership with local residents, heritage organisations and artists to enhance two underpasses that link the original estates, with an aim to collectively create a more positive identity and instill greater pride and ownership.  

The Heritage Lottery Funded project has also helped shine a new light on the Medieval history of Milton Keynes, specifically on the important meeting site that the Secklow Mound provided for Anglo-Saxon residents of Milton Keynes. 

The celebration, on the actual day of the 50th anniversary of the start of building of the MK New Town, will feature insights into the history of Central Milton Keynes since 1967; performances by Terrie Howie, Storyteller revealing the Secklow Mound's Anglo-Saxon past; the unveiling of a new interpretation panel for the Secklow Mound by Milton Keynes Deputy Mayor; OTV’s 2 children publications : Time Travelling and MK MK set in the New City with a reading by the author, Rachel Barnett, free copies of the OTV heritage trail leaflet and children’s heritage walk leaflet; plus free refreshments and cake.  


More details available on Facebook: @OnTheVergeMK

About "On The Verge"
On the Verge and its partners MK Council, The Parks Trust MK and the MK City Discovery Centre, are delivering the yearlong ‘Underpasses’ project with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the MK Community Foundation and MK Council. On the Verge is a Community Interest Company.
On the Verge has been awarded an ‘Our Heritage’ grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the ‘Underpasses connecting people, connecting places’,  which will see a series of heritage and cultural events taking place in 4 communities in Milton Keynes designed to explore its heritage and unique system of underpasses. On the Verge will be working with partners and artists to deliver a series of community engagement events to uncover local history, collecting artistic responses and oral histories.  Artwork for two underpasses, a heritage trail and series of exhibitions and publications will be created through the project, culminating in a celebration event on 21st January 2017, marking Milton Keynes’ 50th Anniversary.

The Underpasses project is supported by: The Heritage Lottery Fund, Milton Keynes Community Foundation, and Milton Keynes Council and delivered in partnership with The Parks Trust MK, MK City Discovery Centre, and MK Council 

Monday, 16 January 2017

SPECIAL EVENT: Crossroads + filmmaker Q&A with Tremayne Miller

by Tremayne Miller

Yesterday I attended the 2002 screening of Crossroads, an American comedy-drama road film, including a Q&A with Director, Tamra Davis.
Crossroads is written by Tamra Davis and Shinda Rhimes.
It stars pop singer Britney Spears, Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, Kim Cattrall and Dan Aykroyd.

The story centers around three teenage girls, who on a road trip make discoveries about themselves.
Spears came up with the concept in 2001, which Rhimes then expanded on. Principal filming took place in March over a period of six months.
Although it gathered negative feedback from Critics, it was deemed better than 2001 Mariah Carey film, Glitter and grossed
over $61.1 million worldwide in the space of three months.

*The 14th London Short Film Festival ran until the 15th January, 2017, for further details about what precisely it covered in order to prepare yourself for next year’s, please visit SHORTFILMS.ORG.UK


c. Tremayne Miller

Tremayne Miller is a film writer and critic.  She writes for heyuguys.com and you can catch her guest spots on LifestyleMK, Tuesdays 7pm.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Newsletter w/c January 15th 2017

TALK BACK - NEWSLETTER W/c January 15th 2017


Every Sunday we'll update you on the special shows on Secklow Sounds.
You can get in touch:
T: @secklowsounds
E: radio@secklowsounds.org
Fb: Secklow Sounds Radio
TO LISTEN: CLICK HERE

W/c January 15th 2017,THIS WEEK'S PLAYLIST 

SPECIALS ON SECKLOW SOUNDS...



DAILY at 4pm - DRIVE TIME WITH SEAN CALVERT


Get up to date news and information with Sean Calvert and Drive Time, daily at 4pm










TUESDAY January 17th, 7pm - LIFESTYLEMK with Audrey, Gill and Aysha - Time for a change?

While some of us are just starting out in our careers, some are looking to change them.  But, how easy is it, really, to just drop everything and try something new?  What about re-training?  What about earning money?  What about age limits?  We talk about how to change careers so that you can love your job again!!

If you've got a story to share or something you'd like to say, get in touch with the LifestyleMK girls:
Audrey: @draudreyt
Gill: @gillian7751
Aysha: @ayshafalco
or email: audrey@secklowsounds.org


TUESDAY January 17th, 10pm - "SOUNDTRACKS” with TONY CARTY  - COMPOSERS AT THE PIANO and BOXERS

Soundtracks 
marks what would have been the 75th birthday of Muhammed Ali on Tuesday by playing music from boxing films.  There are also some new releases and there’s a feature on film composers at the piano. 


You know what you gotta do.  Do it.  Do it.

Soundtracks: 1 hour Tues 10pm, repeats Thursday 2pm, Sunday midnight and Mon 11am
Catch past shows on Mixcloud

A TREASURY OF FILM MUSIC:

A TREASURY OF FILM MUSIC:  Now available: over 240 hour-long programmes of film music on a variety of topics!!  It’s possible to listen for 10 solid days!  RIGHT HERE


THURSDAY January 19th - Transition 3 - 4pm 

David Stimson talks business and young enterprise on Thursdays 3 - 4.