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23 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
Culture Bites @ Quilliam Bros Tea House
A Culture Bites@ podcast of short stories & poetry from the members of Victoria Watson’s writing group. Recorded at The Quilliam Brothers Teahouse, Newcastle.
18 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
Houses of Parliament Votes for Women
On 13th February 2014, Kate Willoughby’s play To Freedom’s Cause was performed at The Houses of Parliament followed by a debate on gender equality chaired by Jane Garvey of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. It formed part of the Emily Wilding Davison Statue in Parliament Campaign organised by Emily Thornberry MP & the social media campaign under #Emilymatters. After the play & debate, Rachel Cochrane conducted a vox pop of 13 people who attended or took part in the event
29 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Authors Newcastle Winter Book Festival 2011
Interviews with three of the most prominent authors from the Newcastle Winter Book Festival 2011: Ann Cleeves, David Almond & MC Beaton.
13 minutes | May 11, 2022
Emily Inspires! writing competiton
Suffragette Emily Davison was fatally wounded under the King's racehorse at The Epsom Derby. To commemorate the centenary of her death & to celebrate her Northumberland roots, listenupnorth.com ran a writing competition with Northumberland County Council & Greater Morpeth Development Trust sponsored by the Arts Council England Listen to the winning entries
36 minutes | May 11, 2022
The Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge Competition
Enjoy short stories & poetry from the winning entries of our national writing competition. A collaboration between listenupnorth.com & Writers’ Block NE
21 minutes | May 11, 2022
Hartley Pit Disaster 1862 – Remembered in Poetry
To commemorate 150 years since the disaster, Northern Voices Community Projects produced Still the Sea Rolls On – The Hartley Pit Calamity of 1862 with contributions of writing, drawings & photographs by local people. From this book, we recorded a selection of poetry which was recorded at the historic Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne.
12 minutes | May 11, 2022
The Dreamer by Agnes Frain
3rd prize in our romantic 'Celia' Short Story Competition A spoof romantic story from a short story competition encouraging new writing in the style of Celia. Alice the practical joker has gone too far this time. Afraid to return to work, the boss pays her a visit ...
11 minutes | May 11, 2022
Fulfilment by Irene Styles
2nd prize in our Celia romantic short story competition A spoof romantic story from a short story competition encouraging new writing in the style of Celia. The waiter at a Sorrento hotel is not all that he seems ... Read by ‘Celia’ actor Penny Lamport
12 minutes | May 11, 2022
The Want for a Kiss by David Graham Ward
Winner of First Prize in our Celia Romantic Short Story Competition A spoof romantic story from a short story competition encouraging new writing in the style of Celia. A lovable rogue, a princess & her stern father – will it end happy ever after? Read by ‘Celia’ actor Penny Lamport
16 minutes | Jul 6, 2019
Holwick Stories: 7. From Cotherstone Primary School (15:31)
Hear the children's wonderful responses as they process finds from the Holwick dig when Altogether Archaeology visited their school. Thomas and Josie also interview their teacher Miss Lee about her memories of Holwick. (Photo: Lonely Tower Film & Media)
17 minutes | Jul 6, 2019
Holwick stories: 6. Tallentire Tales (16:43)
Local historian Lorne Tallentire of Holwick shares his research about the area and talks about his own family connections.
14 minutes | Jul 6, 2019
Holwick Stories: 5. Visitors welcome (14:12)
Rachel catches up with visitors to the Holwick dig after their tour around the site. She also talks to people with connections to the area.
13 minutes | Jul 6, 2019
Holwick Stories: 4. A passion for digging (12:39)
What motivates the volunteers to make that commitment to brave the elements and turn out for the dig?
14 minutes | Jul 6, 2019
Holwick Stories: 3. Finds from the dig (14:25)
Volunteers Perry and Mike share the exciting structures and objects discovered at the Holwick dig.
15 minutes | Jun 8, 2019
Holwick stories: 2. At work in the dig (15:05)
Rachel talks to the volunteers to find out about their detective work and what is revealed beneath the surface of the archaeological dig at Holwick in Teesdale.
16 minutes | Jun 6, 2019
Holwick stories: 1. Running the dig (16:26)
Rachel talks to the organisers of the Holwick dig in Teesdale to find out what it takes to set up and run such an excavation.
56 minutes | Feb 6, 2019
047 Unsung North East Hero: Stan Beckensall (56:05)
Historian, archaeologist and leading authority on rock art, Stan Beckensall MBE relates fascinating stories from his work and shares his poetry, all inspired by living in the unique county of Northumberland.
5 minutes | May 17, 2018
047 No Greater Love: an extract from a novel by Janet Macleod Trotter (4:57)
An extract from Janet MacLeod Trotter's novel No Greater Love set in the tumultuous times of the struggle for the emancipation of women. On the streets of Newcastle, working class Suffragette, Maggie Beaton, endures the taunts of the crowd.
3 minutes | Feb 18, 2018
046 A Good Do: a monologue by Sylvia Lumley
The ladies get together to plan a feast for Bert
4 minutes | Aug 29, 2017
045 We are Weardale: Wolsingham Primary School Year 6 (4:10)
The pupils of Year 6 at Wolsingham Primary School reacord each other as they talk about living in Weardale. This podcast was produced as part of the 'We are Weardale' project sponsored by Durham County Council.
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