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Win 2 tickets for the Brit Rock Film Tour on 30th November

Brit RockThe Brit Rock film tour is the first home grown adventure tour to emerge from the vibrant UK film making industry.

After the success of its inaugural 2014 launch the tour is back with a bang for 2015. Brit Rock comes right from the heart of the UK adventure scene, with liberal splashes of the inimitable British spirit.

And Sheffield Live has 2 tickets available to win, courtesy of Sheffield Students’ Union & Heason Events.

Focused on mountains this year, the tour will feature three stunning films: Wild Atlantic (Craig Hiller), Operation Moffatt (Jen Randall) & Citadel (Alastair Lee), the world’s first mountaineering documentary filmed entirely in 4K.

Leading adventure film maker Alastair Lee is back with a brand new mountain film for 2015, Citadel, featuring UK alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracy embarking on a first ascent in a stunning and remote corner of the Alaskan wilderness. The world’s first 4k mountain film, a truly amazing spectacle.

This feature is supported by the BMC TV production by Jen Randel and Claire Carter, Operation Moffat, an inspiring and charming archive account of Britain’s first female mountain guide, the amazing Gwen Moffat (now 92).

Adding to the program will be the superb short Wild Atlantic, a montage of all things climbing on the west coast of Ireland by climbing photographer Craig Hiller.

To enter the competition just email your name, daytime phone number and your answer to the following question to comp@sheffieldlive.org by NOON on Monday 30th November:

What is the name of Britain’s first female mountain guide?

By entering you accept Sheffield Live’s standard competition terms and conditions. Over 18s only.

More about the Brit Rock film tour.

BusinessLive! 4 April

BusinessLive040414Today’s was a packed BusinessLive! show – featuring 3 live interviews, 3 other interviews recorded this week, and business news.

Business news covered:

  • A Business Improvement District for Sheffield?
  • Will Aid success for solicitors Bell & Buxton.
  • Could you be the voice of Meadowhall’s Woody the Talking Tree?
  • MADE Festival of Entrepreneurship set to return – and Irwin Mitchell, BHP and The Sheffield College are on board.

Guests / Interviews:

  • Studio guests Mike Browell and Lu Zhong from Weddle Landscape Design. As well as projects in Sheffield and the UK, Weddle have won work on numerous prestigious contracts in China. (Timings within podcast – approx 6 mins to approx 24 mins,)
  • Ian Wild, chief executive of Showroom Workstation, came in to discuss a new initiative called Film Hub North, set to help bring specialised, British and archive film to a wider audience. (Approx 24 mins to approx 35 mins.)
  • Bruce Davis, MD and founder of ethical, regulated crowdfunding platform Abundance and founder of peer-to-peer lender Zopa, in an interview recorded at this week’s TownFunder conference in Sheffield. (Approx 35 mins to approx 39 mins.)
  • Simon Thorrington of The Charity Bank on responsible banking and specialist services for social enterprises – which Simon calculated make up 15% of SMEs – in an interview recorded at this week’s TownFunder conference. (Approx 40 mins to approx 46 mins.)
  • Peter Rees, MD and founder of obstactle race blog and forum Mudstacle, in a live interview about turning his passion and hobby into a business. (Approx 46 mins to approx 57 mins.)
  • Rob Law of children’s suitcase business Trunki – who bounced back from “Dragons Den” rejection to create a multi-million turnover global business, and Paul Lawton of O2 – on entrepreneurship. (Excerpt of the interview played in show from 57 – 60 mins; full interview available below.)

What next?

You can listen to / download the podcast of the whole show here (available for approx 60 days from 5 April). Or listen to some of the interviews:

Abundance interview:

Charity Bank interview:

Trunki and O2 interview:

The BusinessLive! show broadcasts every Friday from 9am to 10am on Sheffield Live!

High Noon

High noon on Saturday 6 August and there is only one place to be that’s listening to Slam Dunk Cinema on Sheffield Live! 93.2 FM.  Slam Dunk Cinema is our new film show featuring interviews with local people involved in the film industry, reviews and previews, UK top ten and a glimpse of the latest DVD releases.  Join Van Connor and Dave Walker for the first airing of their weekly show on Sheffield Live! 93.2 FM or www.sheffieldlive.org.  You can follow their twitter account on @slamdunkcinema or e-mail Van and Dave at slamdunkcinema@sheffieldlive.org

Love Lord of the Rings?

The Hunt for Gollum is a 40 minute fan film, inspired by the appendices of JRR Tolkein’s classic trilogy, ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

The film tells the tale of Aragorn as he searches for Gollum, after Gandalf realizes that someone else knows the whereabouts of the ‘one ring’.

Chris Bouchard, the writer-director, assembled a team of dedicated cast and crew and began filming around Wales and Epping Forest. In the process creating an epic 40 minute film which had a total budget of around £3,000 (compared with £190million spent making the three The Lord Of The Rings films). The movie recently had its world premiere at the Sci-Fi Film Festival in London and played to universal praise.

The film is completely non-commercial and can be viewed in full at www.thehuntforgollum.com

Communities Live!’s Fabian Beckett spoke to Sheffield based actor, Adrian Webster about his starring role in the film as Aragorn and what fans can expect from this exciting new independent film.

Fabian Beckett Interviews Adrian Webster