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Charles Parker Day 2017

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Date and time: 7th APRIL 2017 - 10:45-17:00

Venue: THE HUBS, Sheffield Hallam University Student's Union

Price: £10.00


Detailed Description

A trip to the annual conference celebrating the creativity of the radio/audio feature - past, present and future. 

Price includes transport, admission and drinks and meal at the event.

Speakers this year include former Radio 1 manager Trevor Dann (ex BBC Radio Nottingham)  and Benjamin Chesterton (BBC Radio Merseyside) from the innovative media company Duck Rabbit’s on making features for local radio.

BBC Radio Sheffield's Rony Robinson celebrates 50 years of local radio in conversation with Michael Barton the former BBC Controller of Local Radio and the first manager of Radio Sheffield.

BBC natural history producer Sarah Blunt (Rivers of Steel), Pennine Productions Clare Jenkins (Children of the Scattered Homes) and Frances Byrnes (I Love you Bridge) examine Sheffield as crucible of great storytelling.

The conference also features a unique analysis of a radio programme as producer, John Leonard (Smooth Operations) and musicians John Tams (TV’s Sharpe) and Barry Coope deconstruct and then re-build their acclaimed 2006 Radio Ballad The Song of Steel ‘live’ on stage.

Dr Gloria Khankar, ex Sunderland Radio MA and presenter on Southampton’s Unity 101, the author of a study into the origins of Asian radio in the UK joins Khaliq Meer, Head of Programmes, BBC Asian Network discuss the importance of hearing Asian stories and voices on air.

Professor Sean Street, explores how hearing sounds inside and outside our heads make us who we are.

And we meet the feature makers of the future as the winners of  The Charles Parker Prize for the Best Student Radio/Audio Features 2017.

The conference is organised by University of Sunderland’s Andy Cartwright and this highly subsided event is open to all radio/media students.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

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