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South Brent Community Radio

Some numbers:

  • 1 sessional worker – the amazing Alice Armstrong, who pulled it all off
  • 6 sound recorders and headphones
  • 4 broadcast days, training days, radio workshops
  • 1 sound map,
  • 3 local listening posts
  • 24 hours of broadcast programmes available online – 19 followers, 48 uploads
  • 125 Facebook & 84 Twitter followers
  • 1500 average listener numbers

Ongoing radio club

Radio days involved a multitude of features, interviews and recordings with input from a diverse range of groups and contributors. A monthly Radio Club has been established which continues to make features, curate ‘themed’ sessions, and share in the pleasure of making and listening to radio. We hope to secure funding for a particular youth focus for 2017.

South Brent Community Radio builds on the success of the two pilot days broadcast in 2013 (during which 20 people made features; 30 took part on the broadcast day; 800 listened online with 200 on FM and more than 150 used the 'listen again' facility). The project helps to celebrate the diversity and identity of the village community and helps to combat rural isolation, connecting people to local services and opportunities, providing a platform for creative expression and giving local people a voice on issues that directly affect their lives.

Access is offered to equipment; training in recording, editing and presenting skills plus the relevant technical, social, IT and internet related skills is provided and participants gain the experience of broadcasting to the community (and anyone in the world with an internet!).

You can now hear, or 'Listen again' to all the recent South Brent Community Radio broadcasts: Summer (Saturday 18 July 2015), Autumn (Sunday 18 October 2015) and Winter (Saturday 12 December 2015) at Soundcloud, including radio plays, interviews, poetry, sound art, music & more!

Sunday 12 November 2017: South Brent Community Radio Final Broadcast. The final live South Brent Community Radio broadcast from 10am-4pm from the Old School Community Centre. Our last opportunity to join the wonderful Alice Armstrong who has been the project worker for South Brent Community Radio over the last two years.

This final broadcast will include a celebration and appreciation of all the wonderful work that Alice has given to this project over the years. If you have a story to share, or simply want to add your voice to the massive thanks on air, then get in touch with Laura (0777 323 8314 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), who is compiling a short pre-recorded celebration to be played on air during the final broadcast day, and would welcome the opportunity to collect as many voices, stories, anecdotes and reflections as possible. If you or your group have taken part in ANY of the broadcasts over the last 4 years then please get in touch. Drop in on the day and share your reflections on the radio project or make a short programme – look out for the free workshops in late October. If you are not there, you can tune in via the Soundart Radio website: www.soundartradio.org.uk (click on the 'listen' triangle icon on the top left) or 102.5 FM if you're not near a big hill! Contact Alice to get involved or share ideas/feedback: 07813 391294 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or see www.sustainablesouthbrent.org.uk/index.php/groups/community-radio or: www.facebook.com/southbrentradio or Twitter: @SBrent_Radio.

Ways to Listen to South Brent Radio: There is a full archive of all sorts of interesting recordings about people places and events from around the village available online at www.mixcloud.com/southbrentradio. Or you can use a 'Local Listening Post': small easy to use mp3 player with highlights from recent broadcasts. Borrow it for free from artworks - take it home, listen over a cuppa/pint/snack in a local cafe or pub (Crumbs and Cuppa, The Oak and Foggs). South Brent Community Radio has been supported by a grant to Sustainable South Brent from 'Awards for All'.

 

 

Listen via http://soundartradio.org.uk/

Broadcasting schedule for the day:

10am              South Brent Primary School Year 6 Show

10.15               Abby Leete

10.30               Poetry with Lucy Pearce

10.45               Folk Day

11.00-12.00    Laura Denning live in the studio. Pop in!  Sue & Gaynor, Dangerous Dads.

12.00               Menuhin’s violin with South Brent Primary School

12.15-1.00      Mick Bramich live in the studio. Pop in!

1.00                 Mental Health Awareness with COOL.

1.30                 Poetry with Graham Burchell

1.45                 Food Project

2.00                 Folk Day evening concert

2.15                 South Brent Refugee Support

2.30                 Tony Rea, local author

2.45                 South Brent Wood Fair

3.00                 Storytelling

3.15                 Alasdair

3.45                 South Brent Primary School

4.00                 Goodbye from South Brent Radio 

 

 

The South Brent Sound Map is an audio exploration into the South Brent Community.

Click on the pins to listen into conversations, performances and snippets from the South Brent Radio project.

Anyone is welcome to add their stories to the map. You can record audio on your mobile phone or borrow one of our simple Tascam Sound Recorders from Artworks. ( pdf Tascam instructions (166 KB) [pdf] )

To submit your audio contact Alice on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WORKSHOP:

Saturday 10th June 2017: Free Community Radio  workshop in the Old School Centre from 10.30am-12.00. Make your own radio show! Have a go with the community radio equipment: Sound recording, editing and presenting. Share ideas for our upcoming broadcast on Sunday 16 July, be part of your community radio. All welcome! Suitable for all levels of experience, family friendly. Any questions contact Alice on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07813391294.

BROADCAST

Sunday 16 July 2017: Fun Family Food Day and South Brent Community Radio  Broadcast in the Old School Community Centre. South Brent Community Radio Broadcasting live 10am-4pm tune in via www.soundartradio.org.uk or pop in to the Old School Centre and join in with free, fun family food workshops and listen live over a 'Pay What You Feel' community cafe:

Get the Kids cooking! 10am - 12 noon

Pay what you feel lunch cafe 12.30-2pm:

Tickle Your Tastebuds tastings - FREE : These will happen throughout the day - a chance to try different foods and tell us what you think! Pop into South Brent Community Radio for on air taste reviews! 

Tune in via the Soundart Radio website: www.soundartradio.org.uk (click on the 'listen' triangle icon on the top left) or 102.5 FM if you're not near a big hill!

For full details of the food events see the food page

 

South Brent Community Radio builds on the success of the two pilot days broadcast in 2013 (during which 20 people made features; 30 took part on the broadcast day; 800 listened online with 200 on FM and more than 150 used the 'listen again' facility). The project helps to celebrate the diversity and identity of the village community and helps to combat rural isolation, connecting people to local services and opportunities, providing a platform for creative expression and giving local people a voice on issues that directly affect their lives.

Access is offered to equipment; training in recording, editing and presenting skills plus the relevant technical, social, IT and internet related skills is provided and participants gain the experience of broadcasting to the community (and anyone in the world with an internet!).

You can still hear, or 'Listen again' to all the archived South Brent Community Radio broadcasts with all sorts of recordings from around the village.: Summer (Saturday 18 July 2015); Autumn (Sunday 18 October 2015); Winter (Saturday 12 December 2015) and Spring (Saturday 5 March 2016); South Brent Radio Hour on 9 July 2016 and the latest archived broadcast, a 1 hour programme made to celebrate SSB's 10th anniversary on 22 October 2016 which you can hear at www.mixcloud.com/SouthBrentRadio/south-brent-radio-celebrates-ssb-10/. With creative audio clips made by the people of South Brent plus short 10 second snippets of music and speech from around the village.

 

In addition to being able to listen online, there are 'South Brent Radio Listening Posts' designed to make the archive more widely accessible via three small mp3 players with headphones and instructions, loaded with selections of South Brent Radio pieces and located at different points around the village where you can also get a cuppa/pint/snack (Crumbs and Cuppa, The Oak and Foggs).For further information on any of the South Brent Radio activities, or to get involved with the SSB Community Radio Broadcasting Project please contact Alice, the project leader on 07813391294 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see Facebook; Twitter: SBrent_Radio.

Iif you feel like you'd like to be part of an ongoing South Brent Radio Collective which continues to provide a platform for local people, organisations & initiatives please contact Alice on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07813391294.

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