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The New Curiosities Box: Show Eight

October 8th, 2017

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We dig deep into the classic that is Jane Eyre through The National Theatre's enthralling production at The Rep Birmingham, get spun out with Jazz and Folk with expanding string quartet Fret & Fiddle, plus there's a round up of local events and some new music releases to boot!

Thanks to Fret & Fiddle and The Rep Birmingham for thier support in the making this programme.

'Noto Swing' (Reinhardt) and 'J'Attendrai' (Olivieri) are taken from the album 'J'Attendrai' by Fret & Fiddle. Usage with permission and all rights reserved & all copyrights are observed.

For more information and links check out our blog: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com

This show was first broadcast on 27th September 2017.

Some tracks referenced in the show do not appear in this podcast version, See our spotify playlist to fill in the gaps!

For more links and info check out our blog:
http://thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.co.uk/

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What if the plane falls out of the sky?

July 9th, 2017

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In this podcast I get anxious with Idiot Child Theatre by way of their performance piece "What if the plane falls out of the sky?" as I speak to co-director Susie Riddell.

Thanks to MAC Birmingham and Idiot Child for their support in the making of this podcast.

This interview is an excerpt from 'The New Curiosities Box: Episode 5' which is written & presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

This interview was first broadcast on 5th July 2017.

Title Music 'Café connection' by morgantj  and is (c) copyright 2009 licensed under creative commons.

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The New Curiosities Box: Show Five

July 9th, 2017

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In the fifth show of the series we open the box to speak to singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore about her new album "The Counterweight" and get anxious with Idiot Child Theatre by way of their performance piece "What if the plane falls out of the sky?" There's also a consideration of Roger Waters' new album "Is this the life we really want?" and a round up of fesitval activity & gigs in the city.

"New (Radio Mix)" by Thea Gilmore appears courtesy of Cooking Vinyl 2017 and the artist. All rights are reserved.

Thanks to MAC Birmingham, Idiot Child and Thea Gilmore for their support in the making of this podcast.

'The New Curiosities Box' is written & presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

For more information and links check out our blog: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com

Some music referred to in the show does not appear in this podcast version due to restricted permissions.

This show was first broadcast on 5th July 2017.

All copyrights are observed.

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The New Curiosities Box: Show One

March 12th, 2017

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And so the first show of a new series on a new station kicks off with two maestros of the guitar! 

Sardinian Guitarist Paolo Angeli gives us a tutoral with his unique prepared guitar and Derek Gripper gives us his classical take on Malian music.

'Mancina' and 'Tinta Unita' by Paolo Angeli appear by kind permission of the artist and are copyright SIAE/Angeli Manuche Productions SCP 2015 (from the Album 'SU').

'Lampedusa' and 'Salama' by Derek Gripper appear by kind permission of the artist and are copyright BMG/No Format/Derek Gripper 2016 (from the Album' Libraries on Fire').

All rights are reserved.

Thanks to MAC Birmingham, Making Tracks and Kapa Productions for their support in the making of this podcast.

'The New Curiosities Box' is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

More information and links at: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com

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Bully in the Alley

May 31st, 2013

Extra Track from our bank holiday special exploring the shanty and songs of the sea.

With thanks to  Tony Spender of local shanty group "Deck and Fo'c'sle"

Studio Production by Ellie West-Thomas.

A King of the Buttons Production for 93.7 Express FM

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Drunken Sailor

May 31st, 2013

Extra Track from our bank holiday special exploring the shanty and songs of the sea.

With thanks to  Tony Spender of local shanty group "Deck and Fo'c'sle"

Studio Production by Ellie West-Thomas.

A King of the Buttons Production for 93.7 Express FM

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Towards the Point?- Series Two, Show Two- EXTRA BIT Bookmaking Masterclass

November 26th, 2012

In this exclusive excerpt from the creativity of the Express FM studio- James Sandy is guided through a "artist book making" masterclass by co-conspirators Simon Mobbs and Dave Allen.

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