King of the Buttons

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The New Curiosities Box: Show Thirty Nine

July 24th, 2020

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The New Curiosities Box is written and presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2020.

In this programme we speak to photographer Gary Lindsay-Moore about the changing trade, creative approach and his newly launched Dudeoir Experience which aims to help men feel good about themselves through photography.

Title music: 'Café connection'(excerpt) by morgantj (c) copyright 2009 and licensed under creative commons.

Due to copyright restrictions some of the music used in the radio show does not feature in this podcast version. Check out the spotify playlist on the blog to hear the tracks.

This show was first broadcast on 31st March 2020 on Switch Radio 107.5FM, DAB & Online.

 

The New Curiosities Box is now paused for the time being. A new fortnightly show 'The Unseen Swerve' airs every fortnight on Switch Radio. An archive of those shows can be found at: https://www.mixcloud.com/KOTBproductions/

 

The New Curiosities Box: Show Thirty Eight

July 24th, 2020

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The New Curiosities Box is written and presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2020.

In this programme we capture an extended converstion with Rachel Savage at Vamos Theatre as we consider their new prodcuton 'Dead Good' and we speak with the founder and director of Black Voices Carol Pemberton MBE as they tour a celebration of the Black Oral Music Tradition.

Title music: 'Café connection'(excerpt) by morgantj (c) copyright 2009 and licensed under creative commons.

Due to copyright restrictions some of the music used in the radio show does not feature in this podcast version. Check out the spotify playlist on the blog to hear the tracks.

This show was first broadcast on 25th February 2020 on Switch Radio 107.5FM, DAB & Online.

 

The New Curiosities Box: Show Thirty Seven

July 24th, 2020

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The New Curiosities Box is written and presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2020.

We explore jazz and improvisation through conversation with drums standard setter Tom Rainey, check in with the pressures of dance culture with counsellor Terry Hyde, get a snapshot of social change through the disability arts movement with Anna Berry at the MAC and talk to co-directors of the Ideas of Noise Festival Andy Woodward & Sarah Farmer.

Due to copyright restrictions some of the music used in the radio show does not feature in this podcast version. Check out the spotify playlist on the blog to hear the tracks.

Title music: 'Café connection'(excerpt) by morgantj (c) copyright 2009 and licensed under creative commons.

With thanks to Eibhlin Kissack at MAC Birmingham for use of excerpts of the Anna Berry exhibition interview.

This show was first broadcast on 28th January 2020 on Switch Radio 107.5FM, DAB & Online.

 

The Vox Office: One

June 9th, 2020

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A series of roundtable discussions recorded online to look at the issues facing the arts & culture sector in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

In this first edition we focus on Theatre with Andy Watson, CEO, Geese Theatre Company, Claire Morton, Executive Producer, Vamos Theatre and Richard Hayhow, Director, Open Theatre.

Written & Presented by James Sandy, Facilitated & Directed by Mandy Rose.

The Vox Office is a King of the Buttons and M7 PR Co-Prodcution for Switch Radio 2020.

Title Music (Excerpt) Closed on Sundays by Mana Junkie (c) copyright 2020 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/mana_junkie/61329 Ft: gurdonark

Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos and the Monaco Bank Heist: Part One

May 26th, 2020

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Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos and the Monaco Bank Heist.
An Unfinished Memoir by Matthew Osborne.

The first instalment of Matthew Osborne's road tour memoir mapping his time with Johnny Kowalski and The Sexy Weirdos.

Read by the author and produced by James Sandy.

A King of the Buttons Production for Switch Radio and originally featured in The Unseen Swerve 7th April 2020.

Tracks from Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos New Album 'Until the Day' appear with kind permission. All rights are reserved and more info can be found at:https://sexyweirdos.bandcamp.com/

All rights reserved.

The New Curiosities Box: Show Thirty Six

February 29th, 2020

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In this festive show we take an extended look at Peter Pan re-imagined at The Rep Birmingham. As well as conversation with the cast we have exclusive music from the show's composer Asaf Zohar. We aslo conclude our series of interviews from Grand Union with a throught provoking exploration of the work of sonic artist Sahjan Kooner.

'Pirate Song', Song for Peter' and 'Wendy House Rap' composed by Asaf Zohar for Peter Pan Reimagined, copyright 2019 and reproduced with exlcusive license.

Title music: 'Café connection'(excerpt) by morgantj (c) copyright 2009 and licensed under creative commons.

This show was first broadcast on 30th December 2019 on Switch Radio 107.5FM, DAB & Online.

The New Curiosities Box is written and presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2019.

Due to copyright restrictions some of the music used in the radio show does not feature in this podcast version. Check out the spotify playlist on the blog to hear the tracks.

The New Curiosities Box: Show Thirty Five

February 29th, 2020

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In this show we quiz Birmingham born actor James Steventon about his role and whereabouts in the Lichfield Garrick yuletide offering- 'A Christmas Carol Casebook: Away in a Danger', we throw clay and pots at Grand Union's Modern Clay and catch up for coffee with French Comedian Ceyla AB.

Title music: 'Café connection'(excerpt) by morgantj (c) copyright 2009 and licensed under creative commons.

This show was first broadcast on 26th November 2019 on Switch Radio 107.5FM, DAB & Online.

The New Curiosities Box is written and presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2019.

Due to copyright restrictions some of the music used in the radio show does not feature in this podcast version. Check out the spotify playlist on the blog to hear the tracks.

 

The New Curiosities Box: Show Thirty Four

February 29th, 2020

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In this show we have the first in our series of interviews with the creative talents of Digbeth's Grand Union, we explore musical fusion by way of Nifeco Costa & Surge Orchestra (part of Celebrating Sanctuary 2019) and there's some funny business ahead of Birmingham Comedy Festival 2019 with local duo Good Kids.

Nfeco Costa & The Surge Orchestra excerpts from live concert and rehersal sessions appear courtesy of Nifeco Costa, Surge Orchestra & Sid Peacock, all rights reserved.

Title music: 'Café connection'(excerpt) by morgantj (c) copyright 2009 and licensed under creative commons.

This show was first broadcast on 24th September 2019 on Switch Radio 107.5FM, DAB & Online.

The New Curiosities Box is written and presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2019.

Due to copyright restrictions some of the music used in the radio show does not feature in this podcast version. Check out the spotify playlist on the blog to hear the tracks.

The New Curiosities Box: Show Thirty Three

February 29th, 2020

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In this show we have the first in our series of interviews with the creative talents of Digbeth's Grand Union, we explore musical fusion by way of Nifeco Costa & Surge Orchestra (part of Celebrating Sanctuary 2019) and there's some funny business ahead of Birmingham Comedy Festival 2019 with local duo Good Kids.

Nfeco Costa & The Surge Orchestra excerpts from live concert and rehersal sessions appear courtesy of Nifeco Costa, Surge Orchestra & Sid Peacock, all rights reserved.

Title music: 'Café connection'(excerpt) by morgantj (c) copyright 2009 and licensed under creative commons.

This show was first broadcast on 24th September 2019 on Switch Radio 107.5FM, DAB & Online.

The New Curiosities Box is written and presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2019.

Due to copyright restrictions some of the music used in the radio show does not feature in this podcast version. Check out the spotify playlist on the blog to hear the tracks.

BEDLAM Arts and Mental Health Festival 2019

October 6th, 2019

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In this podcast Switch Radio's James Sandy speaks to Bedlam Festival 2019 producer Sabra Khan about this year's vibrant programme of spoken word, dance, participation, theatre, film & visual art and Hip Hop.

For more information go to: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/news/2019/07/22/bedlam-2019-birminghams-4th-arts-and-mental-health-festival-returns

'BEDLAM Arts and Mental Health Festival 2019' is a King  of the Buttons Production 2019 for Switch Radio 107.5 FM, DAB & Online- with thanks to M Seven Public Relations.

Image courtesy of Sampad Arts.

Music (excerpt): 'In the clouds' by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/59123 Ft: Javolenus

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