Home Is Where The Heart Is
“Home Is Where The Heart Is” is a project with the aim of giving a voice to isolated individuals aged 55 and over, through the telling of their stories and involving them in participatory arts activities to write songs, create music (or another piece of artwork) that illustrate their stories. The project will involve creating a musical soundscape or other art form and being part of a radio documentary. The project will be facilitated by Diane Gray and Ben Hudson from Community Arts Project North East (incorporating Hive Radio), who have considerable project management; art development; radio, recording and audio editing experience. The project will document the stories and memories of individuals from the local populations of the North East and who are in some way isolated within their community. The stories will be developed into songs or other artwork and the individuals involved will have opportunities, through a series of workshops, to improvise the playing of instruments/singing/vocalising in order to create a soundscape or other piece of art, which will run through and between the songs. You can see a video of previous HIWTHI projects by clicking on the picture.
Learn How To Create A Podcast
Are you interested in creating your own podcast? We are running a masterclass to
explore this popular way of storytelling. You will go through the basic requirements that will enable you to plan, produce and publish your podcast. Topics will include choosing a subject, scripting, interviewing and editing as well as software and hardware requirements, publishing and promotion. No experience necessary just an interest in podcasting. You will need to attend both sessions. Please click on the picture for more information.
Monday 7th and Monday 14th October
Between 6pm – 8pm
Perth Green Community Association,
Inverness Road, Jarrow, NE32 4AQ
£3 per session
Audio Drama Workshops
Community Arts Project North East incorporating Hive Community Radio.
Community Arts Project North East CIC have recently moved into an office based at Perth Green Community Association run participatory arts projects, training and development with communities across the North East. All of our work is centred around using radio to tell stories and giving communities a voice. It was founded in 2016.
Moving into our new space will provide the facilities to expand the output created for radio and support volunteers in their work.
The latest initiative has been to set up a radio drama group that meets on Tuesdays from 4pm to 6pm to work on all aspects of creating drama for radio. Every Tuesday the drama group will be followed by production rehearsal sessions between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, also at Perth Green Community Association, Inverness Road, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear NE32 4AQ. We are looking for actors; writers; producers; directors; sound effects (Foley) artists; technicians; musicians – literally anyone who would like to get involved in the production of audio radio drama for Hive Radio. No experience necessary, just a genuine interest in audio drama.
For further information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Diane Gray on 07595023372 or Ben Hudson on 07722911473
Check out for more details of drama opportunities in the North East.