Monday, 30 June 2014

Yorkshire Wartime Experience Weekend 4-6 July 2014

This weekend marks the start of the Yorkshire Wartime Experience, a fabulous annual event featuring vintage vehicles such as tanks and ambulances from the World Wars, 'battle' re-enactments and entertainment from vehicle parades to stalls.

The Friday is for school parties only, but the Saturday and Sunday, everyone is welcome.  With tickets at £8 and adult and £5 for children and concessions (a family ticket of two adults and two children is £23), it is an excellent day out for both young and old.

Last year we were blessed with scorching weather and the people that were lucky enough to be camping, came away with a tan as well as lots of memories.

As a flavour for the re-enactments, please see below some of the fabulous pictures I took from the event last year:

For full details of the event, check out their Facebook page: or the website at:

Hope to see you there.


Sunday, 29 June 2014

Media City UK newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter from Media City, that I thought my followers would be interested in seeing:

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June 2014

Flix Flick The Switch On Expansion Plans

Manchester’s oldest post production company Flix Facilities, has announced exciting £1 million expansion plans that will add to its existing significant facilities by building bespoke ultra-high end finishing suites and theatres across 5,500 sq ft on the seventh floor of MediaCityUK’s White Tower.

Govtoday Expands Within MediaCityUK

Digital media and event conferencing company Govtoday has almost doubled its presence within MediaCityUK by relocating from The Landing to the third floor of the White Tower.

Salford Student Sings for Success

A student singer at Salford City College’s FutureSkills centre at MediaCityUK has started on the road of musical success by releasing his very own music single, with the help of his college tutors.

Award-Winning Athena Media Expands From Ireland To MediaCityUK

To mark the 10 years since its launch, transmedia production company and consultancy, Athena Media, has expanded from its Dublin base to open its first UK office at The Greenhouse in MediaCityUK.

Malcolm Collett

Great to see charging points @MediaCityUK. I hope more will be made available soon!

TSB Press

We’re @MediaCityUK to welcome the winners of the Digital & Creative Launchpad for today’s showcase event. Time to get pitching. #TSBLaunchpad

Helen Shaw

@UoSMediaCity delighted to be hosting our first #digitalmediabusiness @MediaCityUK with you on July 11th


Schools of Arts & Media

Tech guys crafting away in our workshop for #CreateSalford Cube. Shaping up nicely, ready for the @MediaCityUK piazza

More from MediaCityUK

Whats on

Lowry’s Waterside Market - 12 – 13 July

Wimbledon Championships 2014 - 23 June – 6 July

Digital Content and Social Media Strategy

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Jessica Hough is based  in MediaCityUK’s original studio The Pie Factory where some of the UK’s most iconic TV shows have been filmed including Dragons' Den.
What does your job entail?
I ensure that the production teams have everything  they need to bring their production to life.
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Any female who is as bonkers as me! And that’s a pretty tough one to match.
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I arrived at MediaCityUK when it was still rising from the foundations...

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Script newsletter

Here is the latest Script newsletter that I thought my followers would be interested in:

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Letter from the Editor
Jeanne Veillette Bowerman
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See what's new on this week, including advice on writing great endings, outlining, pitching and more! Check out our full list of contributors and follow them on Twitter too.

By now you all know how much I love screenwriting conferences and pitchfests. Now you're going to be able to pick my brain in our new FREE webinar Script Magazine Essential Tips for Screenwriting Conferences on July 7th at 1:00PM PDT! See how I personally make the most of screenwriting events and grow my network.

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