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Episode 2 · 1 year ago

2: Andrew Batchelor

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

In the first full episode of the podcast, Andrew Batchelor talks all about Dundee Culture and what Dundee means to him.

Helthere and welcome to the Dundee castIAM under Bacheor, and this is the first pisude that ihave recorded forthe portcast and just to let you know more about than the cast as youmay Av Wesento, the the introduction am Thenhe casters, all about talkingeverything, positive, a book tand and you know talking about. What's the meanabout the city, and you know just Getinto, you know get that fabe ofspreading positivity anmovable than the ender things that are in it, and butfirstly, what I was sinkin of doing as a first episode was to introduce myselfproperly and get to talk to you about who I am and what I will be doing withthis potcast in more detail, th and just og. You know who who who I am- andyou know justdiscussing- am about what I've done within decoern howiswere nowtoday, so yet want to get in on board with that and just to say that thportcast is on sport, afi on Apple Portcasts, ancienn, as well, so of yourown, their police, obscrape and and you'll get ut when new episodes arecoming outalso and then the culture's fact wgtr and INSEGRAN pages as well.So you have information for tha well, so ye and so want to really introducemyself. My name is Andrew and- and I am nineteen years old as of this recording-and currently I I run te te culture all by myself, and I have been doing so forthe past seven years now, just recently celebrated, then the culture ofSemitoaversary and now we're in the posession, where I am woking to turn itinto a business for myself. So before we're going into that M, Iwould lave Tomgo and tell you all th way back on how it really started,because Doni culture has now ended up having over thirty two thousandcombaned falwars on Sociomidia, and it...

...was something that was never expectedto happen when I started endeculture so ho. It's realy important to tell thestory of how, as Muce to be weras today. So I started on Te cupture when I wasonly twelve years old and then is went on to be one of the most successfulEbryns and Dundee on Sochomedia, so SI twelve years old. It was originally tosupport Dundee Ucasity of culture. Bed and UNDY was beding a one side, whuleswandy and Weicester, and as somebody who was so ambitious of his offeredUnde, I kind of thought: There's no walktof coverage on this on socialmedia. So I kino thought. Maybe I can do my part and just for fun. I createdthe factboot page to help support the bed, and now I wan they started it. I never expected it to be m even seenby people aing from my own farmly, but they'e. Not quickly changed and I wantit to promote it to people across tundnd people know more about the bedbecause it wasn't really featured well in the media and- and that wasobviously when I thought you know. For instance, there was notreally a wort talk about th ontocial media, so I went and created t and Ishocast some news and obdates on the bed and Ha Dnde was doing and how I wasperforming and all if he DAS weaer. I was approached by Widundee, who werethe campaignting for dudisbed, and at that time I never thought there was acampan lane for the beds saw a kind of enkaer Yhadhosebed campign HADWESTERD's campaign. You had swansy base campaign and InoWdunde, which was one thes campaign, but Ong site. That was my page, which Icreated and they thought it was a work of a university student and they didn'trealize. I was only twelve, so I was...

...quite bizarre when they found out andthey thought like what would why would a twelve year old boy going way tostart a Secondrat high school? A way to Um was doing this sort of thing, and itwas just unbelievable and after that e cinof thought Al, my God,I I'm in big trouble here. I've managed to you, know, Srewin the bed T I'vemanaged to Ou, know muckp for Dundee and- and I got scared and- and this iswhere comes in the PLA- for I, my personal wife, so I've got anxiety,disorder and that's one of seven disabolies. I've got I've also got aautism, srepolisy epilepsy am Sliceda, calcular and coolness, and that Aong ofmy anxiety disorder played in Temex, where I was worried as worried whenthey said o Yo may everune the chances for the bed. So it was really when Ifound out io corthought, O my God, but I then went on to see. I would ought tobe interested to help out with the bet and thats when it kind of went therecould mabe be a chance for this, give him a Po help him on board. You can help promote the beds, so theyagreed and officially became a young ambassadorfor the bed and HAPP and promote Thanthe Tan. Thesebeds for the culture, food, missilhmediae channels, and it wasoriginally just for fun and what they did was th. They said Er was anunofficial supporters peage. It was nothing to do with actual bed and itwas. I was exciting, and this was something I never thought 'd be doingin my life. At that point, and I was only justurjotes for fun and Togawe Bocroned about mile offordundee. It was actually Al All originated from myAunti who have done you so much and she...

...sadly passed away two years before hestarted doindundeculture, but she heard a huge ofordundmean, my aunt and mybrother. We used to go and visit Ramdund when we were a KI when me and Omy brother were kids and we were. We were so connected with Unde, becausethere was so much offered the sety that I had overtime and it was so nice thatit was spending time of my aunt who oved und so much and- and she used totake me and my brother across the city we went onto the discovery we went upto. Aohel was amazind memories and that's where my Lofer Donhe kind ofstarted and and overtime I star a you know inschool as part of creerating projects, I used to add dundinto the mix andeverything I did a mentioned and included on the lanmarks and stories,and you know kind of Wink Dundeneto my work when I was younger and that was whwhen I was about seven, eight, nine, so iofen loved and I knew about Indieaneay age. So it was something that I really thought you know. I can help me city an bit further andShel may offered unden my passion before her. I was just incredible andwhat was the case was the as a young person at that time, when I was stoing the bed,I I did think people are not going to take me seriously because obviouslyyounger people than no kind of you know mature enough to you know, understandcertain important things an and but what was surprise and was after m Crea,Dundee and Didundie Dibetim saw. I was doing the mediacture started to Co andpick up on stories, andtinte culture and ask where the kind of the SpringBoardwas for people to notice it a bit further, and so the curiar was thefirst...

...went to get in touch of me, and so itwe'd have to do a story and and promote what you're doing to help your say andit was in the mazing. It was amazing because I really didn't think it wouldbe wherewhere. It was at point in time and Dunde culture was N, just a smallpage orhead about twenty five Thir lakes. At that time, in its entirecompate contrastand no was over thirty two thousand, so it was incredible.They wanted to story when it was such a small audience, but hi helped grow tooabout nearly to about five hundred Duran that Pur Etame, and so it wastunks to the curior and then obviously thetelegraph as well. Thet am helped toget I correet stories, Fordunde culture and in sure case what I was doing tohelp Dunde's bed and it was when I started there. I was something hat youknow this isn't something that Iking of could be doing for a long time to come, but at that time I originally wanteddundecotture to be a limited project. I don't want it to go last along for eges.I didn't think it would wast ages. I think once ton Tese Yu culture thing whether we are when orlost the bed owould end and our intention carried on oout the bed- andit was only a few weeks after bout M October eirly November, which wasNovember, was when the BITSE would be inence to the winner for the bed- and Iwas IAM kind of you know, still doing what I was doing and then I got n. Thebeep C got in touch wit me and it was newsround and they were doing a pieceon the four fanaists n and wit, something that I kind of thought. Whilethis would never happen in my wife, if...

I didn't do anything and it wasincredible and Aspo one of my favorite memories of dindundeculture was thefullman for it and wwere. I was all done at home and basically, what we hadto do was we had to say why we thought our respect at SAS would deserve to winthe saof culture and had other kids. There was other kids from the othersays representing whole Westernns, Swaziba and hed me for Dundee, and when we were recording th thing, it wasme and my dad and we were in the wothernroom and I can remember masingupon every single take because we were asked to say give it a city of culptureand and then I just COMEPUTL, ignored tha,and I said we want to end so, and that was just hiwarious because I keptsaying we want to on when it was meant to be give us the city of culture, andit was. I was hawarious and Hainsay, it's Hilarious, but weat the time itwas the MOS Fastrat and thing I'd ever Wenttree in my life, and but this wasfor on national news. So I wanted it to beperfect and it was something that I kind of thought o. This is going to beembarrassed and when it goes on there- and you just see my loving room- andyou see me talking about my Olferdundi at the same time- and I I wasembarrassing and actually something I haven't- really focussed too much about.I didn't really want to talk about it too much about airwhere on in these,but I kind of go bullied and made fun of for doing endeculture, because thattime I was in school and people teased me if popose ad done thesecrap past andthese Onde- I I don't realy, want to see in his portcast, because I want tomake a queen and RFOR everyone, and but there is a law of people Bein Ridabo than Te Making Fonof what I was doing. But people who...

...who've said that to me I just want say:Look a hey may want to look at me now. The posesion I'm en, because you knowDunde cocter has went to become one of the biggest bryns, an undee and stanksto m the supportters. I Would Sey, but IULD come back to I'm coming back, I'mcoming to the way Eron, but I got beied for hit and it wasn't really nice. I mean Iremember, on the day of the bed announcement for the Wenin Setty DundeeOFS sidely waster hole an, but I really understood why. Why dundiwash, becauseOfso you cul see a culture, is for cities to regenerate itself and alsoy that time,Dundey was already getting regenerated due to the Vanabian boat and also theother stuff that was going on in the city in terms of regeneration, thewaterfront and all the other Sades and making great place to bring back on the map so whole on, and I remember going to the announcementsemony, the Dundee, the Dundin Noson Semenny, a the underneath, the oldchamber of Commece Bolden, and it was I was early in the morning. It was atseventy M to get up and we had to go to this place to find w who won at andwhen hol was NU th winter. Everyone in the room was like. Oh No- and I was Iwas kind of like good for them because you know teserve that, because that'sthe thing I I kind of say, there's Mor there's a lot of people in this worldHo Tosarve, more things than people who might not be so might bealeady stillfortunate, but other staties and other places at other people may be lessfortunate. That deserver and that's the way I Gand v Pard. To my my experiencewith leaving score wards as well, which I will come to eventually and but yeahthe Dundesaa cutur bed was the stepenstoon was the first stape ofthendeculture and I, as mentioned...

Thereweron, I plan to end on Te Culture,hen S- U Culture, stuff was over and ofto Apanda, however, had a war of supportscoming on at the tame of the be annicement m for the the winner, andyou had Wat peop sin. But this is amazing. We want you to continue and more and more and more supports came in,and I kind of thought this wis something I could do with a approachand Dundy culture efentially. I refented Dunteculture, you know, do it in a way, instead of focus on onesubject of Wike, promote in Dunde's bed, mawedot o promote then as a city ofculture. So a that time on social media, Denicultures, page tale was Dunde a sety of culture, twen seventeen and then after that, after whathappened to the bed, they moved to Dunde ecity of culture and then then,what we know as tod dundeculture is a third aterition but M. I kindo seeAllis don the culture and no m but M it's just what can o know? HelOmodundene, that's what my intention was when reinvantin after the bed- andI w certainly a challenge. I would say in how I could continue on from whatwas already doing for the deculture and after it was after appeared between thebed announcement in November and the in twenty fourteen, which was wheremanaged to do that, reconstruction for Dundiculture, and then I went on to atthe star at to thousant and fourteen. That would be an ambassador to the cityof Dundee. AM after h, the Dundy oness man discoveries campaign sa what I wasdoing during the bed and Shocasin Dundee to a audience where never hasbeen before so Lahos were kind of you...

...know: n, the good stuff, tar coming andas well mortgad stuff started, come in and then young Scot, which isScotland's Charti and information for young people, ter the west of fouryoung people who ruled the teck world, and I was featured on it and as quiteironic, that comes from young Scott consiten. I was the only Scott on thelest the other free were from Pakistan Sierrai on unthe United States. So itwas an absolute pleasure and an honor to be named in this lest and she'llcaste me a bit more to young people as well, and it really was something that I kindof Thu mebiss m his way to go justcontinued to shokis Dundee and that was roughered, but that time, DTreconstruction of fees and so asially got tpart where a reawoe tundy cultureas Dundia city of culture, an back during the Renameng schedule, an sociomidia and what happened there wasI managed to get the name changed and you know I was I was. It was a goodfeeling because you had a lo people who werewanting to know more about Dundeeand more and more people at that time started. You know getting involved witht e Nioturand spold and went to Comen Lake share, all the sort of stuff and-and it was just incredible to see how many people were so interested becauseyou know I, when I was in school, Awa people like a say: ter mention thatHeis a horrible place, but it's not a horrible place and- and I just thought miss could be. s-could really be something here that I could t death O we do in the future andand SA. Actually, I was in about April of twenty fourteen, which was when Ifound out that Dundee thene was one of the places where the Queen's bought anwe definitely be coming. 'CAUSE Obous...

...woed be going to different placesacross Scotland as as part of glascow's Hoston for the COMONOF Games in twentyfourteen, and I was nominated to become a bactan bearer for the commel gamesand when, for the bet button really when it cameto Dundee- and it was- I wall see no, it was one of the bestthings that could ever happen in my life id I' been at once in the lesttime thing I cherishd that am so much because m. It was because of the Dundicculture bid that I got this opportunity to hold the baton, and it was soincredible and I woved every moment of it. I was scared an kiss. I dropped it,but to hold something that was soprestigious. As part of this huge vein in Scotland, the biggest sport evanthapined Scotland forever, and- and it was justincredible because not at people get to do this- often and o- have thisopportunity to hold the Queens Barton was K. I can't express enough how Amezn itwas, and so I was was also amazing, to see where I would get to hohold his,and it was amazing that I had to the chance to hold at the frigate Unicorn,which is n, Dundese, Victoria, doc Ot er six years, and that is f. The most amazing places ton run ofthat running up on the bridge An- and I was I was amazing, and I can't expressher Ameasin atde was and Goodan is one of the best is of my life.

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