The referendum is changing Scotland and the impact is unpeeling into unexpected places. Tomorrow sees the launch of Referendum TV with Iain Macwhirter, Lesley Riddoch and Pat Kane hosting a stotious array of characters live from the Edinburgh festival, Venue 41, Hill Street Solo Theatre from 1pm to 2pm, then re-broadcast later on.
It all kicks off tomorrow with guests – novelist Sara Sheridan, part of the recent National Collective Yestival, Dundee band the Orc Mischief and Polish actor Tomak Barkowy.
“Referendum TV will report on the developing stories of the Referendum, we will invite the politicians and key players in the debate, but we will also bring the voice of the grass roots; the people of Scotland who will have their say on the future of Scotland on September 18th.” Go here for viewing and details.
Other guests to include: Michelle Thomson, Business for Scotland, Tommy Sheppard – Comedian runs The Stand Comedy Club, Zara Kitson, journalist Alex Massie, Stephen Paton, cast members of 3000 Trees, about SNP member and lawyer Willie McCrae, Libby McArthur and Adam Robertson of River City, Christopher Silver and Jack Foster and Sarah Beattie Smith. “Other ‘names’ who’ll be on Blair Jenkins/ValMcDermid/Mike Small and Shooglenifty!” (LOL – Ed)
Pat Kane one of the three hosts has said:
“The indyref has proved the adage that, in the internet age, you don’t bemoan the media – you *become* the media. Referendum TV joins the plethora of blogs, podcasts and social media platforms that have spontaneously risen over the last few years. In the face of an MSM media spectacle that’s been tightly coordinated around a No vote, this “Fifth Estate” has been vital in giving indy supporters, & undecideds, a world of facts, policies and opinions that makes independence feel plausible and thinkable. I hope we can add to this fantastic counter-media with Referendum TV.”
What a great addition to the burgeoning alternative new media that’s flourishing in the wasteland of the old.