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The New Curiosities Box: Show Ten

November 26th, 2017


In this, the tenth show of the series, I finally catch up with poet and wordsmith John Hegley, get deep into community theatre with cast members from Steven Camden's 'I Knew You' and there's music from Dan Whitehouse & Jess Morgan as they complete a short, collaborative tour.

Thanks to John Hegley, Lorna Laidlow & Brenton Hamilton, Dan Whitehouse & Jess Morgan, The Rep Birmingham, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust, The Old Print Works (Balsall Heath) and MAC Birmingham for their support in the making this programme.

‘Everything Is Free’ (Cover) (Welch/Acony Records), ‘Helpless’ (Cover) (Crosby/Stills/Nash/Young/Atlantic Records) by D.Whitehouse & J.Morgan and ‘Come To The Opera With Me Loretta’ by Jess Morgan (Drabant Music,2016) appear with kind permission and all rights are reserved and copyrights observed.

This show was first broadcast on the 22nd November 2017 on Switch Radio 107.5FM, DAB & On-line.

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Sally Payen: The Fence And The Shadow at MAC Birmingham

November 1st, 2017


In this podcast we get insight and perspective on a study of women's activism, protest and peace campsthrough a conversation with artist Sally Payen exploring The Fence And The Shadow exhibition at MAC Birmingham.

Thanks to Sally Payen & Mandy Fowler and MAC Birmingham for thier support in the making this podcast.

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This podcast is taken from a show that was first broadcast on 25th October 2017.