The Ballad of the Crocodile and the Underpass – Community Podcasting Sessions

Wednesdays across June and July, 12pm-2pm, Free

The Ballad of the Crocodile and The Underpass is a new project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, producing “radio ballad” style podcasts, oral histories, songs and music, unique photographic collages/banners, and a publication to explore life in Washington New Town from 1964 to the present.

We’re inviting the community to come along to our regular community podcasting workshops and learn how to:

  • Record your and other people’s stories of life before, during and after the new town
  • Edit these interviews into engaging podcasts which weave together spoken word, specially written music and background sounds from around Washington

No prior experience is necessary, and you don’t need to be a tech wizard.  We’re interested in helping people tell stories, and your insight into what stories we tell and how we tell them is the most important thing.  We’ll work our way through the processes of producing the podcast as we go.

The workshops will take place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 12th June, 12pm-2pm
  • Wednesday 19th June, 12pm-2pm
  • Wednesday 26th June, 12pm-2pm
  • Wednesday 3rd July, 12pm-2pm
  • Wednesday 10th July, 10:30am-12:30pm (special session at Washington MIND for publication launch)
  • Wednesday 17th July, 12pm-2pm
  • Wednesday 24th July, 12pm-2pm

To register your interest, please complete the form below:

The Ballad of the Crocodile and the Underpass – Community Podcasting Sessions

This event is part of Washington 60 – celebrating 60 years of Washington New Town.

This project is being developed by Washington Heritage Partnership, Sunderland Culture, Baseline Shift and We Make Culture, the support of the University of Sunderland and The National Heritage Lottery Fund.

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