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Do You Know What Slow TV Is ? by Tim Prevett

Ever wondered what makes Slow TV so popular, especially in Norway? Hours of a train journey, canal trip and even fishing? ​A Stretford film producer is giving a talk and screening of a documentary about Slow TV to shed a little more light on the genre’s story, its surprises and, in short, how to make Slow TV – like a Viking!

The Slow TV productions in Norway have grabbed huge audiences – 36% of the available audience tuned in for a 5 day voyage along Norway’s coast, 15% tuned in to the very first 7 hour train journey from Bergen to Oslo. The BBC’s own ‘BBC4 Goes Slow’ added nearly 50% to the channel’s usual audience, increasing from 2% to 2.8% of the market – that’s a further 200,000 viewers. More Slow TV in the UK wanted. Read more

About Something Different by Tim Prevett

When I was a child, I couldn’t wait to play my friends my latest acquisitions of music diligently sought out from high street shops. Each time they’d come over I’d be like ‘I’ve got to play you this!’. Like it or not, they’d hear it. Tape or 33 / 45rpm vinyl would be produced with pride.

Having a somewhat deviant (from my peers) taste in music, covering the likes of Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, this gave me an identity strongly linked to the music in which I bathed my mind and ears. Explorations in the universe of sound was my mission, and I  would share it with anyone given an opportunity. Read more

7th July 2011: Prehistoric and Roman Roads of North Wales by Tim Prevett

Roman Roads

On Thursday 7th July 2011 from 7.30pm Tim Prevett gave his talk on ancient roads in KRO Piccadilly

Name of speaker and subject:

Tim Prevett

 

Title of talk:

Prehistoric and Roman Roads of North Wales

 

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • The Topographical challenges of North Wales
  • Development of Prehistoric Routes
  • Recognising a Prehistoric Route 5,000 years after it was marked
  • Particular Prehistoric Routes
  • Arrival of Roman(ised) Roads
  • Particular Roman Routes
  • Brief pondering of the further history and future history of roads

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