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Rhyl Reflections at the Little Theatre in Rhyl

Following the success of the previous edition of Rhyl Reflections, and many weeks of planning and discussing ideas, the Rhyl Reflections group and the TAPE Film Crew began the first filming session at the Little Theatre in Rhyl last night.

The idea behind the filming is to recreate ‘memories’ of Rhyl as told by members of the group, using a cinematic method of visually portraying the individuals recollections of Rhyl at the time.

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Our first memory comes from local man Roy Turner, who grew up in the area and has many memories of Rhyl in its heyday.

His memory centres around the Little Theatre on Vale Road, where Roy and his friends went to see a Saturday matinee film. On this particular Saturday, Roy and his friends were being particularly mischievous – throwing ice cream tub lids up at the screen.  Naturally, the manager at the time was not happy with this behaviour and demanded that Roy pick up each and every one of the lids that were scattered around the cinema.  But Roy, being a cheeky chappie, not only picked up the lids, but stood at the front of the screen after his ‘performance’ and took a huge bow.  Noticing Roy’s huge grin, sheer cheek and beaming charisma, the manager offered him a job on the spot.

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A huge thank you to the children from Ysgol Melyd, Prestatyn who played the parts of Roy and his cheeky young friends – you were all absolutely wonderful!

Another thank you to the actors who joined us from Communities 1st in Rhyl. You did a fantastic job and we hope you enjoyed the experience.

And last but most certainly not least, a massive thanks to the YMCA in Rhyl who provided the costumes for the shoot.  Your kind donation helped us keep the scene as authentic to the memory as possible.

We will be shooting more memories as the weeks go on – stay posted to follow our journey towards the next instalment of Rhyl Reflections.

Rhyl Reflections meet every Thursday between 4.30 and 6.30pm at the John Davies Building, 82 Marsh Road, Rhyl.  If you have any memories of Rhyl in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s that you would like to share – as a child or as an adult –  or if you would just like to get involved in the project – get in touch with Neil on 01492 512 109 or email him at neil@tapemusicandfilm.co.uk.

You can also visit our Rhyl Reflections webpage for more information, or follow the story on Facebook.

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PICS Animation Award taken pride of place at TAPE

As you know, the TAPE Animation Club accepted the award for second place at the PICS Awards over at Galeri Caernarfon last month, and we are pleased to announce that the award has now been framed and mounted, taking pride of place here at the centre.

Make sure you have a look next time you visit, and again, well done to everyone involved in the AWARD-WINNING (!) TAPE Animation Club.

And for those who haven’t seen it yet, here’s the fantastic winning entry:

See you on Saturday!

 

And here’s a very proud Sam with the award :)

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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!

 

‘Are You Having A Laugh’ comes to TAPE

The lovely folk at The Alzheimers Society are launching a brand new session here at TAPE.

‘Are You Having a Laugh’ is a comedy show where you can relax and have a laugh, have a natter over a brew and meet new people in a safe and friendly environment.

Sessions start 7th April 2016, 2pm till 3pm at TAPE Community Music and Film.

Sessions are free of charge but booking is essential as the places are limited.

For more information or to book a place, call 01352 700717 or email TSNNorthwales@alzheimers.org.uk

The group is open to people with dementia and their carers.

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Star Wars Night at the Backstage Club

Every Thursday evening,  Afasic Cymru and TAPE team up to run the Backstage Youth Club, and this Thursday was no different…except we were taken over by Star Wars characters!

Last night, as a ‘special edition’ Backstage Club, we ran a Star Wars themed evening, with cosplay, light sabre battles and even Star Wars: Battlefront on the PS4, projected onto the cinema screen for the ultimate big-screen gaming session. Great fun had by all!

May the Force be with you!

 

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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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Re:ACT Drama Classes start March

We are pleased to announce that Re:ACT Drama Classes start at TAPE from 1st March 2016.

For people aged 16 and over, the classes are delivered by the Founder, Principal and also the Associate Director of The Drama Studio London.

Peter and Marcie Layton will tutor you in a small group providing professional guidance and will encourage you to develop your skills through stimulating workshops, no matter what your experience.

No previous acting or drama experience necessary – just a willingness to engage and get involved.

Sessions run for 3 hours each Tuesday morning starting 9.30am sharp.

Cost is £9 for the full morning.

For more information contact Peter and Marcie on 01745 823 815 or email them on reactdramaclasses@gmail.com.

As this is a popular class, it is advisable to check ahead of arriving to ensure there are places.

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.