March 28, 1997Late afternoon in the town park.
The European Commission-funded HBB4All project has started work on improving accessibility services for audiovisual content delivered to multiple devices using the HbbTV standard by announcing four pilot test projects.The HBB4All project will include expert testing of new production workflows, benchmarking of the quality of access services from a user point of view and the delivery of content to PCs, tablets and smartphones.The four pilots will focus on multi-platform subtitle workflow, alternative audio production and distribution, automatic UI adaptation for accessible smart TV applications and sign language translation.According to the EBU, the poroect will benefit from its own subtitling format work, including the EBU-TT-D delivery specification, which was published last month. The latter is set to be referenced in the upcoming HbbTV 2.0 and DVB-DASH standards.The HBB4All project runs for 36 months and is led by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. EBU Members RBB, IRT, RTP and SRG (SwissTXT) participate in the project.
ShareTweet Tickets for the concert are currently on sale priced at £5 and £10 (plus booking fee) and are available from the Guildhall and the Tower Museum and also online at www.derrystrabane.com/guildhallAmong the charities to benefit from the proceeds are the local Foyle Hospice and the Mayor’s chosen charities, Action Cancer and Tearfund.Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Alderman Hilary McClintock says the concert is a fantastic celebratory event that will showcase both the Guildhall and local music talent.The original Guildhall organ was crafted and paid for by public donations of £2,000 in 1891 and was destroyed by fire in 1908. The historic Bach organ in the GuildhallCLASSICAL music fans who want to be part of an important moment in local history are invited to attend the Gloria concert performance scheduled to take place at the Guildhall this Sunday afternoon.The event is being organised to coincide with the newly refurbished organ in the Main Hall of the historic building and will feature some of the finest musicians and choristers performing live on Sunday June 26th from 3pm-5pm.The Gloria concert is being organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council and The Honourable The Irish Society, original funders of the Guildhall building where the organ was first introduced as a feature of the Main Hall in 1891.Among those performing are Catherine Ennis, Codetta, and senior choristers from Christ’s Hospital and St Mary’s College, with a narrative by Sir Roger Gifford. It was reinstalled but was again damaged by the 1972 bombs before being rebuilt by Hill, Norman and Beard Ltd of London at a cost of £68,000 in 1978.The recently completed restoration of the Guildhall organ was part of a £10m project funded by the former Derry City Council, Tourism NI, Department of Social Development and Department for Environment under its Built Heritage Programme.TICKETS ON SALE FOR HISTORIC GUILDHALL CONCERT was last modified: June 21st, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: GLORIA CONCERTTHE HONOURABLE IRISH SOCIETYTICKETS ON SALE FOR HISTORIC GUILDHALL CONCERT