For our second day of the Twelve Days of Takeovermas, trainee Cloe tells us all about Christmas in the life of Cloe
Over the next twelve days, Children’s Producer Craig Priest will write a series of blogs and v-logs which take you behind the scenes of Takeover Radio 106.9FM and catching up on what’s been happening over the past year.
I’ll be completely honest, I’ll struggle to hold back tears when it comes to this year’s Christmas Cracker. As silly as that may seem when it comes to a grown man working with a bunch of teenagers I’m unbelievably proud of what’s been achieved this year and never thought it would be as good as it has been.
With this year’s awards evening only eighteen days away I do feel an immense pressure to get everything right, not just because I’m a professional but because with the amount of work and effort our participants have put in, I feel there efforts need to be recognised with more than just a pat on the back.
The success of the “half term tour” shocked me as not only did every participant grow over the course of the week, but also kept asking for more. It became clear that school holidays were key to getting young people involved and there and then made it my mission to put on a different scheme skillset at every available opportunity.
I won’t harp on too much about each scheme, otherwise I run out of things to talk about over the twelve days! However I will say this, the success and popularity of the schemes continue to shock me, only this afternoon a participant, who you will hear from at the bottom of this blog, asked if we were planning to run anything over Christmas! It’s hard to say yes on that one, as we all deserve a holiday! Fortunately I have a very cunning plan!
So much has happened this year I genuinely have no idea how we’re going to cram it into one awards night, OR how I’ll stop myself from sheding a proud tear, there is one thing I ask though. No, not that the participants present at Purple Frog skate shop on the final day of the “Half Term Tour” share their videos of me falling flat on my backside, but that YOU, whether a parent, guardian, friend of the family or humble admirer of what we do comes along to the Christmas Cracker and helps myself and the participants to celebrate a wonderful year of activities!
Thanks for the support, keep reading, watching, listening and sharing.
Last night (Tuesday 18th November) local teenage trio 'The Dukes' joined Alison for a special 'Life in the limelight' - The 15 year old's from Worksop popped in to chat about this Friday's gig at the Old Library for the latest Plug Promotions event entitled 'The Mad Hatter'. The Dukes will be performing alongside acts such as Autograph Club, Fusor and Paige Seabridge who will be joining Cam for a live video interview on Thursday evening. Tickets are £3 on the door but those who go along in fancy dress will be admitted for just £2! Doors open at 7pm.
Last night The Dukes performed three of their own tracks plus a cover of John Legends 'All of Me' - you can listen to those tracks in full below. Don't forget The Dukes will also be performing at this years Christmas Cracker event, tickets are on sale now for £6!
We are delighted to announce details for this year's Christmas Cracker event along with our first Confirmed Act.
This year’s event will be taking place at TRIPLE S SNOOKER CLUB, SKEGBY on THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2014, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The evening will be a celebration of our young participants work and effort over 2014 with all participants receiving recognition for their work with a certificate. This year there will also be a handful of specialist awards for which winners, voted for by our staff and participants, will receive a trophy.
Entertainment will be provided by four talented local acts, the first of which we can confirm is Worksop based band 'The Dukes', who will each perform a festive set on stage whilst there’ll be a chance for you, as guests, to win a whole host of prizes with our raffle and quiz.
The Dukes came together officially at the start of 2015 and are made up of three 15 year old's, Abbie Howard (Keyboard & Vocals), Jade Gordon (Vocals) and Owen Shutt (Guitar & Vocals). They have already performed at a number of big profile venues including Sheffield City Hall and Mansfield Palace Theatre, gaining popularity along the way, having already passed 500 likes on Facebook.
More confirmed acts will be announced soon, prices are as follows
Broadcast & Achieve Crew Members* £3
Public (Pre-Booked) £6
Public (On the night) £10 Please note it is best advised to pre-book to avoid disappointment
*Broadcast & Achieve crew members are being charged to cover the cost of the certificates, trophies and other merchandise to be awarded on the night.
To purchase your ticket, please call Craig on 01623 555 393 (Monday – Friday after 2pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please help us promote the event by downloading our event poster here or popping into the station for a colour copy.