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30th July 2015

This Is England '90 Trailer!

Yesterday the Guardian website debuted the first full trailer for This Is England '90.

You can head watch the trailer in the player below, or head on over to the Guardian webpage HERE where it first appeared.

This Is England '90 is a four part series that will air on Channel 4 in the UK in September. At the moment there is no precise start date, so keep your eyes peeled!

20th July 2015

Shane Receives Honorary Degree From Nottingham Trent University

Twenty years after having to abandon his photography degree at NTU to spend a year clearing his debts, Shane was back today to join the graduating students in the first day of a week of graduation ceremonies at the university.

After collecting his Honarary Doctor of Arts degree, Shane commented that;
"It's lovely. The students who have put the work in for those three years are obviously more deserving than myself. I'm probably not the kind of person who is good at sitting in a room learning and committing myself the way these people have but it's nice to be recognised."

Local television station Notts TV covered the event, and you can watch the report in the video player below.

Later in the week Vicky McClure will also be receiving an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree for recognition of her contribution to the acting profession.

You can read further coverage over on the Nottingham Post website HERE and HERE

25th June 2014

This Is England '90 Premiere Screening

The first episode of the forthcoming, 4 -part series, This Is England '90 will be premiered at the Edinburgh International Television Festival on Friday the 28th of August.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Shane which will be chaired by long-time fan, Andrew Collins.
Unfortunately it seems to be an industry event, so day passes for entry to the festival seem to have a hefty price-tag.
Head on over to the Edinburgh International Television Festival Website for more info HERE

You may recognise the imnages above, as they have recently been used in the first teaser trailers for the series.
So far, two different teaser trailers have been spotted. There's a rave themed advert (from which the images above have been taken), and a Stone Roses, paint-spattered theme trailer (accompanied by a brief burst of their track, Fools Gold).

If you head on over to the recently launched This Is England 90 fansite, you can take a look at the adverts themselves which they have managed to capture from the TV screenings! You can check them out HERE

12th May 2014

Poster design competition for This Is England '90 is launched. in conjuction with Channel4 have just launched a poster design competition for any budding artistic creatives out there.
The poster should be a nostalgic, '90s rave poster which, if selected as a winning submission, will be used in the marketing push for This Is England '90 which is coming to Channel4 in September.

The Talent House website describes the competition like so;
Channel4 and "This Is England '90" invite creators from around the world to submit poster artwork that captures the zeitgeist of UK club culture during the 1990's, the time when clubs and dance music changed British youths' habits forever.
Three Selected Artists will have their work used within the interactive marketing campaign to promote the series, and will each receive £1,000 and a mentoring session with Channel 4's creative department, 4Creative.

The deadline for entries is 10am on the 29th of May!

For the full details on the competition, the prizes, and how to enter, head on over to the website HERE

18th February 2015

Shane pays tribute to his friend and collaborator, Gavin Clark.

In the early hours of Monday morning (16th February), Gavin Clark tragically passed away at the age of 46.
If you're a fan of Shane's work you will certainly have heard many of Gavin's unique compositions throughout the soundtracks of Shane's films and TV series.
From the earliest days of Smalltime, Gavin's music has always been a stand-out feature of Shane's output over the years, and his distinctive vocals have always had the power to strike a personal chord with anyone who cared to listen.

In light of this shocking news, Shane has passed on his own personal tribute to Gavin,

"How do you capture in words, what the death of someone you love means to you, means to his children, his family, his friends. The only person I ever knew who had that capability was Gavin. His music elevated my early work from student tat (in the early 90’s) into something resembling art, he’s penned at least one unforgettable song for pretty much everything I’ve ever made and his latest, as yet unreleased songs, are his greatest and have once again become the emotional heartbeat of my latest project.

Anyone who knows his work, knows his pain, anyone who met him, will never forget him and for those that saw him play live, his voice remains tattoo’d in their heart. No PA system could contain him, no recording could capture him and I know I will never meet anyone like him again.

Gavin I love you so much brother and I miss you like frikk already. Xxx."

Only last week, Shane's documentary about Gavin entitled, "The Living Room", was released online for the first time.
Please take the time to watch the film, and discover the man that so many now miss.

You can watch The Living Room on YouTube HERE
There is also a great article on the Vice Noisey website about how Gavin and Shane met and worked together HERE

Many years ago now, Gavin was kind enough to donate an altenate version of his track "If This Is Love" to the website. You will probably recognise it as part of the soundtrack of A Room For Romeo Brass.

You can listen to the track in the flash player here...........

10th February 2015

Watch "The Living Room" online!

Shane's' 2009 documentary film 'The Living Room' is now available to view on the Vice Noisey website.
The 40 minute film charts the often poignant, sometimes comic relationship between Shane and his long-time friend and music collaborator Gavin Clark.

The Living Room was originally released for the first time last year as part of a special edition version of Gavin's compilation album, Beautiful Skeletons.

The Vice Noisey website also have an accompanying article to compiment the documentary which covers the role of Gavin's music in Shane's films over the years.

You can watch The Living Room HERE
You can read the article HERE

23rd December 2014

3 part Notts TV interview now available to watch On Demand!

As we all wait for more news of the forthcoming This Is England 90 TV series (which is currently in production), this website is briefly waking from it's hibernation to pass on the great news that local Nottingham TV station NottsTV have made their programming available to everyone via their new On Demand service.

Earlier in 2014, the channel screened a 3-part Shane Meadows interview conducted by film critic Jason Solomons which covers Shane's entire career in film-making.
With each of the three episodes running to 24 minutes, what we have is a feature length interview that goes into great detail, and even features new insights and anecdotes for even the most hardcore fan!

You can check out part one in the video player below, and you can find all three episodes over on the NottsTV website (see the links below the video).

For the full interview use the following links to the NottsTV On Demand website.
Episode One
Episode Two
Episode Three

2nd September 2014

Kickstarter Campaign For Debut Scorzayzee Album!

Three hardcore fans of Nottingham based lyrical-wizard and rap-artist Scorzayzee have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds necessary to record and produce Scorzayzees debut album.
Even if you only know Scorzayzee from Shane's 2009 film "Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee" you will be well aware of the talent that these hardcore fans are so keen to promote. Here's their opening explanation of the Kickstarter campaign;

"This is a story of extreme fandom; three die-hard Scorzayzee fans dedicating the past six months to manifesting the missing album from every hip hop head's collection.
Let's get Scorzayzee BACK into the studio to finally record the hip hop album that was never made!
With the short documentary below, the producers (Ste, Jack and Greg) hope to fill in the missing gaps and bring to light the journey of one of the most elusive yet revered, sought after and talented emcees this country has ever produced. "

The campaign comes with a 12 minute short film that delves into the Scorzayzee story-so-far, and features contributions from high-profile fans including a certain Mr Meadows.
You can watch this Kickstarter Campaign video in the player below.

Head on over to the Kickstarter campaign page HERE where you can find out all you need to know about the project along with all the info on the merchandise up for grabs for the various levels of backer!

Don't forget to spread the word!
On Twitter, the campaign is using the hashtag #KickStartScorz

26th August 2014

Teenage Cancer Trust auction the chance to be a part of This Is England '90!

UPDATE: This auction has now finished with a closing price of £2600 all of which will be going to the Teenage Cancer Trust!

You'll only have three days to get in on this bidding action, so pay attention to this announcent from Warp Films!

Tonight (August 26) at 10pm GMT, we will be releasing the live link to an eBay page for your chance to bid to be part of Shane Meadows and Warp Films final instalment of the This Is England TV series, which is filming in and around Sheffield next month (Sept 2014).
After creating a film already with the Teenage Cancer Trust charity earlier this year, Shane and Warp Films are offering the chance to help raise money for the charity which helps young people like Ellie, who featured in the charity's film, who is fighting cancer. You can watch the film and learn more about Ellie's story on the Teenage Cancer Trust website HERE

I've waited until 10pm on August the 26th to post this so that I can include the eBay link right away!
You'll find the auction HERE!

Oh, and incase you were not paying attention, This Is England '90 begins shooting in September in and around Sheffield!

28th June 2014

Irish Premiere of The Living Room with live performance by Gavin Clark.

For one night only, catch the exclusive Irish premiere of Shane's' 2009 documentary film 'The Living Room', charting the often poignant, sometimes comic relationship between Meadows and his long-time friend and music collaborator Gavin Clark. The evening will continue with a live performance from Gavin Clark (of UNKLE/Clayhill fame) accompanied by the much acclaimed Nick Hemming and Helen Whitaker of The Leisure Society.

Alongside The Living Room, Shane's short film "Northern Soul" (which features Gavin Clark performing the title track of the film) is also being screened.

For more information, and to book tickets for this event on the 18th of July, head on over the Button Factory website HERE.

16th April 2014

This Is England Blu-ray Steelbook Limited Edition available for pre-order.

A strictly limited edition of This Is England has recently been listed on the Zavvi website for pre-order.
This limited run features the film on Blu-ray and is presented in a newly designed Steelbook case.

The release date for this Steelbook Blu-ray is listed as the 31st of December 2014, but you might not want to risk leaving it too late to pre-order a copy because only 2000 are being made!
There are no mentions of any extra features, but hopefully it contains at least the same extra features as the regular Blu-ray release.
Head on over to the Zavvi website HERE to get pre-ordering.

Just a quick note... the UK TV premiere of Shane's Stone Roses documentary will be on on Channel 4 on Saturday the 19th of April at 10:50pm

4th April 2014

Live Shane Meadows and Gavin Clark event coming in June!

For one night only, the Rich Mix Cinema and Arts Centre in London will host a celebration of both the music of Gavin Clark and the 20 year anniversary of Shane's first short film.
Shane Meadows introduces a personally chosen selection of his early short films, followed by a one-off exclusive screening of his legendary 2009 (and as yet unseen documentary) The Living Room about his long term friend and music collaborator Gavin Clark whose music inspired Shane's films.

The evening's screenings will be followed by a live music set featuring a selection of Gavin Clark's 20-year-spanning compositions. Performed by Gavin Clark (of course), Nick Hemming & Helen Whitaker (The Leisure Society) and Emma Fox.

Head on over to the Rich Mix website HERE for more info (and to read a great quote from Shane about Gavin's musical talents).
Tickets for the event should go on sale on Monday 7th April.

One more interview with Shane and producer Mark Herbert about their Teenage Cancer Trust short film is now readable on the Little White Lies website HERE

Shane also makes an appearance on this months Think, Educate, Share podcast in which he talks about how Further Education played a role in launching him into his film-making career. You can listen to the podcast over on the TES website HERE.

25th March 2014

Shane and Mark Herbert's Teenage Cancer Trust short film

Screened yesterday at the annual Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, the seven minute short film directed by Shane and produced by Mark Herbert tells the personal stories of Amy & Ellie.

You can make a difference to the lives of young people with cancer. Text GIVE to 70500 to donate £5.

The Body Shop is matching donations to Teenage Cancer Trust between 24-30 March up to a total of £30,000

Teenage Cancer Trust receives 100% of your donation.
Texts cost £5 plus one standard message. Text donation help line 033 066 00425

Head on over to the Teenage Cancer Trust website HERE where you can read an interview with Shane and producer Mark Herbert about making this film.

There is now another interview about this short film with Shane and Mark Herbert on the website HERE
Plus you can watch Shane talking about the Teenage Cancer Trust cause over on YouTube HERE

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The shop is now open for business! Have a leisurely browse through this Meadows flavoured emporium of DVDs, Blu-Rays, CDs, and MP3s!
Click HERE to take a peek.

Follow the official Twitter account which is run by the same person that runs this website (that'll be me, Dave. Hello).
@ShadyMeadows is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the amazing British actor (as seen in Dead Man's Shoes and A Room For Romeo Brass.... and that's just the tip of the iceberg!)

Dean Rogers has been
the official on-set photographer for Shane's films since A Room For Romeo Brass.
Click the image above to visit his site which features photos from Dean's work on various other projects too.

This Is England '88 website at Channel 4
The site includes loads of great features including behind the scenes and interview videos.
It also features the credits for the series (featuring the enitre list of music used in the seires)!

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