Last week we popped down to Brighton to record the 2nd edition of The WordPlay Podcast, which this month was hosted by the wonderful Lynn Ruth Miller.
As well as having experienced almost everything, ever, Lynn Ruth was a great choice to host the podcast being both a writer and performer. The episode includes top tips, news about what’s going on in the world of WordPlay, and a reading of one of Lynn Ruth’s short stories.
The episode ends with the ‘Pick of the Plays’ feature where our host chose her favorite parts of the plays recorded on our Radio Drama Making Workshop over May 2016.
To hear the full podcast just search ‘The WordPlay Podcast’ on iTunes, or listen right here on Mixcloud.
This morning we put on our radio drama making workshop in New Cross’ wonderful community run space – The Field. It was a great morning of writing and broadcasting with two groups taking up the radio challenges.
As well as being a perfect space for performance, The Field (alongside today’s weather) lent itself particularly well to hearing the plays. As each group performed in the studio the rest of us and a few parents were out in the front garden listening to the LIVE broadcast around the WordPlay radio. This was extra special today, as listeners could catch glimpses of the actors in the studio through the window – see above.
Additionally we were also streamed the live shows online and had great listener numbers and even a few messages from enthusiastic radio fans tuning in at home – check the messages above!
To hear the plays again in full just head over to our Hear The Plays page, for detail on The Field check out their website and for our live online broadcasts take a peak at our MIXLR page.
Yesterday we spent the afternoon in South London’s Peckham Pelican running a ‘Twisted Valentine’ themed radio drama writing challenge. Additionally it was World Radio Day, so we got involved broadcasting our plays LIVE in the venue and to the world online.
Three groups were up against the clock writing in the bar, before stepping into our pop-up radio studio to broadcast a live performance of their plays. We had a great mixture of stories ranging from a naked granny to DCI pig.
To them all head over to our Hear The Plays page.
Taking on the script writing challenge at The Peckham Pelican.
One of the day’s finished plays.