A one day event to celebrate audio drama in all its forms, from the BBC Radio Drama Department to the independent radio drama sector to podcasts.
From The Archers to Wooden Overcoats – radio/audio drama has taken many forms over its lifetime, but what does the industry look like today?
There will be discussion panels featuring leading figures in the world of British radio/audio drama. The Guest of Honour is the playwright and radio dramatist Roy Williams. And there will be a keynote lecture on audio drama delivered by Professor Seán Street – writer, poet and broadcaster, and Britain’s first Professor of Radio.
Our guests will jointly curate a selection of what – in their view – are five outstanding audio dramas broadcast in the last decade (2008-2018).
The day will provide a great networking opportunity for industry people, and for those not in the industry, it'll be the perfect intro to some of the finest radio drama around.
Attendance is free and open to all members of Goldsmiths and also to members of the public. Hope to see you there!
Location: The festival will take place in The Professor Stuart Hall Building which is opposite the Richard Hoggart Building (main building), on the other side of the college green.
10.15: Welcome by Professor Tim Crook
10.30: Producers panel (chaired by Richard Shannon) – discussing the state of audio drama, with comments on our ‘curated’ audio plays of the last 15 years - dramas which inspire and/or innovate and deserve to be cherished.
Panellists: Sasha Yevtushenko, Jonquil Panting, Fiona McAlpine, Roger James Elsgood
11.30 Coffee break
12 noon: Professor Séan Street – Lecture
2pm. Writers’ panel – Roy Williams, Joy Wilkinson, Claudine Toutoungi, Shelley Silas. Chaired by Philip Palmer.
3pm: Play readings – extracts from some outstanding post-grad radio plays.
3.30: Podcasting panel – Andy Goddard, John Wakefield, Dave Pickering, Jen Adamthwaite and Sarah Golding. Chaired by one of our MA Radio students
4.30: Guest of honour – makes concluding remarks
Dates & times
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|24 Mar 2018||10:00am - 6:00pm|
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