Podcast

Listening to paper being made

Listening to paper being made

A fascinating day last week listening to the hums, ticks and whistles of a 100 year old paper-making machine at Frogmore Mill, Apsley. We were there to interview master paper maker Gary Fuller as he produced a special ream of packaging paper from banana fibre. It’s for the first in a series of ‘Meet the Maker’ podcasts that we are producing for LUSH cosmetics, about their suppliers.

A new children’s opera

This is one in a series of ten podcasts that we produced about a newly commissioned children’s opera by composer Kate Whitley and writer Sabrina Mahfouz. The podcasts follow the production of the opera Paws & Padlocks, from writing and fundraising through to rehearsals and the final performance. You can listen to all ten podcasts in the series on Soundcloud.

Paws & Padlocks was commissioned by Blackheath Halls with support from the Arts Council England and a number of other charitable trusts. It premiered at the Blackheath Halls in April 2017. You’ll find more information on the Blackheath Halls website.

Podcast about the New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival 2015

We produced this podcast to document the fourth New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival. The volunteer-run festival featured 52 films shown at 18 venues over ten days from 24 April to 3 May.

For more about the festival visit https://www.facebook.com/nxdfff. For more about Free Film Festivals – the community group that promotes free film screenings in community venues – visit http://www.freefilmfestivals.org.

 

 

 

New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival 2015 by Tickertape Productions on Mixcloud

Podcast introducing A Genius Tour

This short podcast for Dotmaker Tours features artist and curator Cathy Haynes introducing the new guided walk that she will be leading in 2015: A Genius Tour. We produced the podcast as a news piece for Dotmaker Tours to post on their website, announce in their newsletter, and publicise by social media.

For more information about Dotmaker Tours visit www.dotmakertours.co.uk.

Talking to young people on the Patmore Estate (podcast)

This is the fourth in a series of podcasts about Creative Roots: Nine Elms. It features youth worker Kerry Astin (FAST), artist Jheni Arboine and young people on the Patmore Estate. We hear them talk about the area, the work that Jheni has been doing to add colour to the Thessaly Road wall, and possibilities for future work projects involving the young people in the area.

For more information about Creative Roots visit creativeroots.co. For more information about FAST visit fast-london.org.

About a wall (podcast)

About a wall (podcast)

This is the third in a series of podcasts about the Creative Roots project in London’s Nine Elms redevelopment area. It opens with Helen Evans of Covent Market Garden Authority describing the changes to Thessaly Road expected in about four years time, including the demolition of the wall that separates the market from neighbouring estates. Artist Lisa Cheung then talks about how the Creative Roots project has used the wall as a calling card to get local people involved. A bright mural has been added, and people have posted poems and ideas.

Covent Garden market crates stacked up behind Thessaly Road wall
Covent Garden market crates stacked up behind Thessaly Road wall
The wall as a calling card
The wall as a calling card

An alternative garden party (podcast)

This is the second in a series of podcasts documenting the Creative Roots project in London’s Nine Elms redevelopment area. It covers an alternative garden party that was held in the Savona Estate on Sunday 17 August 2014. The recording opens with artist Lisa Cheung describing how the day went. We then hear from those involved in activities ranging from ice-cream making to spray painting T-shirts. Those present share their ideas for how to make the area more interesting. For more information about Creative Roots visit http://creativeroots.co.

Brainstorming ideas for an urban garden
Brainstorming ideas for an urban garden

Introducing Creative Roots: London’s Nine Elms (podcast)

Introducing Creative Roots: London’s Nine Elms (podcast)

This is the first of a series of podcasts documenting the Creative Roots project in London’s Nine Elms redevelopment area. It features Caryl Davies and Susie Gray from Wandsworth Council and Helen Evans from Covent Garden Market Authority explaining the background to the project.

The Creative Roots artists project aims to start a dialogue with the residents of the estates connected by Thessaly Road in the Nine Elms area of Battersea and explore their ideas for simple and engaging activation of the public realm. It is led by Paul Green of Avant Gardening (http://www.avantgardening.org) and funded by Wandsworth Council and Covent Garden Market Authority. For more information about Creative Roots visit http://creativeroots.co.

Spoken portrait for a retiring Chairman

This short five minute clip contains extracts from the spoken portrait we produced for the London Sinfonietta, as a gift for their retiring Chair, founder of the Groucho Club Tony Mackintosh. The full 30 minute piece features past and present members of the Council, staff and players. Their recollections span key moments in the thirteen years that Tony was Chair and pay tribute to his huge contribution to the achievements of the London Sinfonietta.

We worked closely with the Chief Executive of the London Sinfonietta to map out key dates and events during Tony’s time as Chair, and identify suitable people to speak. The interviews were held at people’s homes and offices, and in one case in the auditorium of the Royal Festival Hall.

We added short excerpts from music performed by the London Sinfonietta with their kind permission. The pieces featured here are from Louis Andriessen’s Very Sharp Trumpet Sonata and Oliver Knussen’s Two Organa, Op. 27 (1994).