On Sunday 16th April between 12.00 and 1.00pm Hive Radio will broadcast the documentary we made as part of the Home Is Where The Heart Is project. The documentary features interviews with all of the project's participants and the songs that Clare Hunt and Ben Hudson created with them. We are very proud of the project and particularly proud of the documentary.
We have four brand new interviews and a brand new music programme on Hive Radio. We spoke to Rob Barnes who is hosting a poetry event at the Word in South Shields, based on the poetry of Cicely Fox Smith. Rob came in to our studio to talk about this little known poet and the event at the Word he is hosting on 22nd April 2017 and is entitled ‘A War Poet Who Never Went To War’. We also spoke to local storyteller, author and musician Tony Wilson. He described his work as a storyteller and told us about his return to live music performance and the re-release of a recording of his from the 1990’s. Tony is a really inspirational speaker and charismatic storyteller but he is also a fine singer, guitarist and banjo player. We also had a visit from Martin Devlin, who has managed the Bilton Hall Boxing Club for many years. Martin told us all about the clubs history and it’s importance to so many young people from Jarrow. We also heard from Ethan, who is a boxer with the club but also helps out with coaching and mentoring of the younger members of the club. Diane interviewed Alison Berry, Slimmer’s World Slimmer of the Year. Alison told Diane all about her journey and how she has achieved so much. All of these interviews are being currently broadcast on Hive Radio.
Community Arts Project North East has been working with a group of asylum seekers and refugees on creating a series of podcasts. Below are the first two of a five part series.