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‘It was never supposed to make that noise’

The New Curiosities Box: BE Festival 2019 Special

August 6th, 2019


In this special show coming from BE Festival 2019 at The Rep Birmingham we get a very human snapshot of the realities of migration by way of Mokhallad Rasem's 'Soul Seekers' (part of the Beyond Border project), we dabble in the art of stunts, lies and deception with Tom Cassani through 'Someone loves you drive with care' and we quiz Director Paula Rosolen and cast on PUNK‽, a performance dance deconstruction of a fading genre.

With thanks to:
The artists, performers and crew at BE Festival 2019
The Team at The Birimingham Rep

BE Festival 2019 is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and is supported by Baron Davenport Charity and The Norton Foundation. For more information and full set of credits go to

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

This show was first broadcast on 30th July 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.