Following on from part one of my media day with Bishop FM, I had arranged to do another pre-recorded interview in the afternoon, with fellow Archer Mark Ashley Pattison, who not only volunteers his time in Kynren’s Technical team, but also works for television network Made in Tyne and Wear.
After finishing my interview with Bishop FM I was unaware of not only how it went but how it was perceived until many messages came flooding in through social media from friends, and volunteers.
But this one was different, this was TV, where the camera is on you, and nerves did get the better of me on one or two occasions.
Mark doing his level best to calm me down and ensuring me that the interview was going well.
With all things, nerves come from those things that matter most to you, it is things that you care about and you want to do well not only for yourself, but the project and people who stand by your side.
We chose an isolated spot that has great views over the Kynren site and surrounding countryside to conduct the interview.
Once I calmed my nerves, and tried to forget the camera was not only on me, but also constantly trying not to pause and keep the interview flowing and precise, we managed to record the full interview which can be seen below;
It’s quite incredible that this interview that was broadcast on Sky Channel 117 on Monday 27th March and has gone on to record over 7,000 views in just shy of 3 weeks.
Something I can definitely look back on and be proud of.
With the UK Blogging Awards now only a week away, time is being afforded to dream, it’s a finalist on merit, it tells the Kynren story from not only my volunteers perspective, but it really is just one of the many ‘unofficial stories of us’.
Mine however just happens to be recorded.
Win or lose, we as volunteers, us Archers, we do this together, and if it should happen to be announced as a winning blog in my category on the evening, we shall celebrate the achievement of it all together.
I’m proud to have got this far, it was entered as an opportunity to showcase and promote the project to a wider audience, to tell the inside story of Kynren, to share with the reading audience of all of the emotions that we as volunteers have gone through within the debut season and beyond.
And now the awards are almost upon us, I just hope I can do each and every Archer, past, present, newly joined and those teammates who are sadly no longer with us, David, Molly, Lynn and Brian proud by being able show Kynren off in it’s true light, and share in the real meaning of what it is like to be a volunteer.
Season 2 of Kynren opens on Saturday 1st July and runs for 17 shows throughout the Summer, to book your tickets for what will be the most talked about live outdoor show please visit the Eleven Arches website: http://www.elevenarches.org/