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4Talent Awards 2008 by ten4magazine
April 3, 2008, 9:12 am
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STOP THE PRESS by ten4magazine
January 11, 2008, 10:39 am
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Hands up anyone who’s managed to stick to their new year’s resolutions? If you’re anything like the team at 4Talent, your good intentions will have collapsed the second a cigarette/pint/packet of pork scratchings (delete as applicable) crossed your path. We did make one resolution we’re sticking to, though: to make 4Talent West Midlands an even better source of stories, info and opportunities.

As a first step, we’ve decided to expand our borders, to make sure we’re not missing out on the best material from the numerous excellent centres of creative industry surrounding the region. From now on, you can call us 4Talent Central England, and look forward to the inclusion of talent from places like Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Gloucester, Oxford, Cambridge and Norwich.

If you’re a West Midlands creative, don’t worry – we’ll still be dedicated to covering Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton and the rest of the region as we always have done, and, better yet, will be in a position to raise your profile over a wider area. This change is all about forging greater links and better networks for the talented folk who read and contribute to the site, so please do get in touch with all your creative news and events – that’s what we’re here for.

For general press, ideas for articles and any site feedback, write to commissioning editor Catherine Bray at catherine@4talentmagazine.com, and if you’ve got an event or opportunity you’d like to see listed on the site, let Helen Byrne know at helen@4talentmagazine.com.

TEN4 COMPETITIONS by ten4magazine

We have some fab new prizes – for your chance to win Final Cut Pro software & intensive training course, Peepshow DVDs and tickets to see New Young Pony Club in Liverpool click HERE

British Independent Film Awards by ten4magazine
November 15, 2007, 3:44 pm
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We have teamed up with the British Independent Film Awards to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to the after show party. 

Share the limelight with your favourite independent film stars on Wednesday 28 November from 10.30 – 2 at the Roundhouse, London, NW1.

You and a guest will have access to one of the glitziest parties in town plus free drinks to boot.


Last year’s winners included Best Director, Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland), Best Film, This is England, Best Actress, Helen Mirren among many others.


See http://www.bifa.org.uk/ for this year’s nominations. 

To enter email win@ten4magazine.com by 21st November.  Please remember to include your name and contact details.


4Talent Award Winners by ten4magazine

The search for the UK’s most exciting young creative talent is over. After an overwhelming 700 applications from all corners of the UK, the 4Talent team, alongside an esteemed panel of judges have made their final decisions – here’s a sneak preview of the 4Talent Award winners: 

Anastasia Taylor-Lind 26, LondonDocumentary Photographer www.anastasiataylorlind.com 

Chris Keenan, 28, Birmingham – Photographer www.primeobjective.co.uk

Gareth Gwynn, 23, Wales – Radio Presenter 

Hannah Marshall, 25, Colchester – Fashion Designer www.hannahmarshall.com  

James Delow & Ben Fromet, 25, London – Comedy Screenwriters 

Karl Singporewala – 24, Crawley – Architect  

Katy Davis – 24, Bath.  Animator www.gobblynne.com  

Luke Wright 25, Colchester – Performance Poet www.lukewright.co.uk  

Mark Bowness, 28, Liverpool.  New Media.  www.tribewanted.com  

Miles Johnson, 22, Edinburgh.  Journalist.  www.miles-johnson.com  

Nathan Hughes-Berry, 21, Birmingham – Comedian  

Petra Stefankova, 27, London – Illustrator www.yetanotherface.com  

PolarBear 28, Birmingham – Performance Poet www.myspace.com/polarbearspoken  

The Pete Box 25, Nottingham – Beatboxer www.myspace.com/thepetebox 

Price James, 29, London – Music Video Producer www.myspace.com/pricejames

Straitjacket Comedy, 25, Sunderland – Sketch Show Producers www.straitjacketcomedy.com

Vanessa Caswill, 25, London.  Filmmaker www.vanessacaswill.com 

Verbal Vigilante (Jode Steele and David Wainwright), 26 & 25, Preston – www.verbalvigilantemusic.com  

Vicki Psarias, 26, London.  Filmmaker.  www.vpsarias.co.uk  

WiZe, 21, Huddersfield – MC / Producer http://www.myspace.com/wize7  

The judging panel included Lauren Heinz, editor of Ei8ht Magazine, Garrick Webster, editor of Computer Arts, James Pallister from Architects’ Journal, Catherine Nieto from Grazia, as well as our partners at 4Laughs, 4Radio and 4Music. Short biogs of the winners will be available soon, with full profiles in Issue 8 of TEN4, hitting the shelves late November.

WRITE FOR 4TALENT by ten4magazine
September 18, 2007, 9:52 am
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Win iPod Shuffles and a VIP press pass to the UK’s most diverse music festival plus the chance to write for 4Talent. 

Over the years, the West Midlands has produced some of the UK’s most innovative music talents: from Spiritualized and The Streets to Led Zeppelin and Ozzy Osbourne via Apache Indian and DJ Yoda – the scene continues to be nothing if not diverse. And with Gigbeth, the UK’s most diverse music festival, coming to venues across Birmingham’s thriving creative epicentre, Digbeth, from 1-3 November 2007, new and established acts from the West Midlands and beyond will be gathering for three days of gigging mayhem.

To celebrate the festival, we’ve teamed up with Gigbeth to offer three lucky winners the chance to win a brand new iPod shuffle, pre-loaded with the best of the Midlands music scene. Top prize, for those aspiring music critics out there, is not only one of the three iPods, but a press pass to Gigbeth offering VIP access to 20 Birmingham venues, so you can gig to your heart’s content, plus the chance to write up the festival for Channel 4 online on the 4Talent West Midlands site. 

To enter, simply tell us who your favourite Midlands act of all time is and why, in no more than 150 words. They don’t have to be famous, or from any particular genre – it’s your critique of why they rock your world that we’re interested in. We’re looking for quality writing, so have a look around the 4Talent site (http://www.channel4.com/4talentwm) for the kind of tone and style you might want to use. 

Visit http://www.gigbeth.com/  for line up announcements and ticket information.

To enter, you can either write to Gigbeth Competition, TEN4, Progress Works, Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AL, or email win@ten4magazine.com  with the subject ‘Gigbeth.’ 

Closing Date: 1st October

TEN4 Competitions by ten4magazine
August 13, 2007, 12:27 pm
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Feeling lucky?  Here is a sneak preview of the competitions we are running in TEN4: 

– A Toshiba HD-DVD player
– Copies of 300 and the Matrix on HD-DVD
– iPod shuffles (the newest model)
– £100 case of wine
– A pair of tickets to Creamfields this bank holiday
– Some rather swanky clothes

Enter today! – http://www.channel4.com/ten4/competitions.htm