SEEKING CHATTY PEOPLE WITH A STORY TO TELL – DO YOU WANT TO BE ON THE RADIO?

2011.09Declan and Melissa interviewWould you like to learn how to make a radio programme? Do you have a story to tell about Bridport’s rich cultural past?

As part of its new Bridport FM community radio project, Bridport Arts Centre is seeking volunteers to train as radio programme makers and people who may have interesting and entertaining stories about the town’s heritage.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project plans to map the cultural history of Bridport through the creation of radio programmes exploring the rich heritage of the town. All the programmes made will be broadcast on a temporary radio station, Bridport FM which will take to the airwaves for one week in September 2014.

The first free training sessions will be held on Monday 25th November between 3pm and 7pm in the Arts Centre cafe led by experienced radio trainers Debra Hearne and Georgie Green. Participants will learn interview and research techniques and how to use the digital recording equipment. No previous experience is necessary. Please contact Kate Wilson at kate@bridport-arts.com or 01308 427 183 to reserve a place in advance.

Bridport FM is also looking for anyone with a story to tell about Bridport Arts Centre and The Electric Palace. Did you ever see Kneehigh Theatre or Forkbeard Fantasy at BAC? Have you ever been involved with the panto at the Electric Palace – or seen the ghost that reputedly appears from time to time? Well, we want to hear from you!

Drop-in Story Sharing Sessions will be held at both venues in December. At these, anyone with memories / stories of attending either venue as an audience member, performer, volunteer or member of staff is welcome to come along and tell us about their experiences. We want to hear from a wide range of people with a view to creating content for the radio programmes, so do join us. Free refreshments will be available and the project welcomes participation from anyone aged 15 or over.

The drop-in Story Sharing Sessions will both run between 3pm – 7pm on 2 December at Bridport Arts Centre and 9 December at the Electric Palace.

IMAGE: GRAHAM SHACKLETON