Sunday, 30 April 2017

Sat 6 May - IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL: Oxford, Lyric Poetry and Music

Poet Alan Buckley (Shiver/The Long Haul) discusses the creative life of Oxford outside the university and how the town is part of literary and historical imagination stretching beyond a world of privilege. Readings, news improvisation, guest music from the Oxford scene.

Listen Again - Alan Buckley - poetry and Oxford 

Monday, 24 April 2017

Sat 29 April - STREET SONG AND SATIRE: Lancashire Cuckolds and Enchanted Chamber Pots

Leafing through the pages of street song, pastiche. The creative undercurrent of politics and cultural life that bred alongside rats and fleas in the taverns and open spaces. Investigating the popular enthusiasm for narrative and comedy lyric and their heyday in the seventeenth century. With musical guests Matt Scott and his accordion.

Listen Again - Broadside Ballads - Street Song and Satire with Matt Scott

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Sat 22 April - DAINAS, MUSIC AND DREAMS - Composers from Latvia

Artists Elizabete Balcus, Sabine Moore aka Waterflower and Richard Thompson discuss song, baroque pop, dream and noise-making from a Baltic perspective. Traditions of poetry and nature worship and how these interweave with contemporary art.

Listen Again - Latvian Song with Elizabete Balcus and Sabine Moore / Waterflower

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Sat 15 April - AUTHORITY IDENTITY AND CONFLICT: Making Music and Video with Mary Ocher

Mary Ocher talks music, video and politics following her live performance for the Hello Goodbye Show. Mary is currently on tour in the UK. Her recent album 'The West Against the People' is out on Klanbgad and features an essay elaborating on the themes of the album and analysing the current sociopolitical climate. Plus a live studio composition engineered by Ilia Rogatchevski

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Sat 8 April - BEING BEAR AWARE: SJ Fowler and poetical guides to living

Steven Fowler presents the idea of the Anthropocene, the world altered by the human presence. 'The Guide to Being Bear Aware' is published by Shearsman Books. With live poetry/scores and composition. For more information see

LISTEN AGAIN: S J Fowler - poetry - 'Being Bear Aware'