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#SWfest Members Audio: Making It Happen with Gemma Cairney, James Everton & Polly Disney FULL LENGTH

The Sound Women Festival took place in London on Saturday 18th May 2013.

Our theme was ‘inspiration’ – and for a reason. Times may be tough, but we believe women in audio have all the talent we need to shine through. We shared ideas on how to innovate, create and “make work, work” in the current climate.

Miranda Sawyer hosts a session about making your DIY creative project happen – by showing initiative, getting yourself noticed and making it happen! She’s joined by BBC Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney (talking about the Fox Problem), James Everton from The Hits, and Polly Disney.

This is members-only audio. Please do not distribute.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of this recording is of poor quality. We’re very sorry. This was due to a technical fault outside our control.

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#SWfest Members Audio: Performance Poet Salena Godden Opens The Festival FULL LENGTH

The Sound Women Festival took place in London on Saturday 18th May 2013.

Our theme was ‘inspiration’ – and for a reason. Times may be tough, but we believe women in audio have all the talent we need to shine through. We shared ideas on how to innovate, create and “make work, work” in the current climate.

Here performance poet Salena Godden opens the festival in style!

This is members-only audio. Please do not distribute.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of this recording is of poor quality. We’re very sorry. This was due to a technical fault outside our control.

 

Sound Women podcast 8: Mary Anne Hobbs and her spectacular 80s hair

In this month’s Sound Women podcast:

Mary Anne Hobbs sits down with her BBC 6 Music Kate Cocker to mull over their working relationship, just as Kate leaves for a new job at Key 103. They discuss dubstep, women’s magazines, being saved by John Peel, looking like Nikki Sixx, poached eggs, and why it’s alright to admit you don’t know what you’re doing. Incidentally, if you’ve never heard Mary Anne talking about her childhood’s illicit music-listening and running away with a band, this interview is well worth your reading-time.

• Lorna Skingley and Sarah Louie Harrison of Smooth Operations talk about their 50-part Radio 2 series The People’s Songs, a social history of post-war Britain via fifty popular songs. The series is still available to listen to on the BBC website, so get stuck in.

Karen Pearson talks to Ruth Barnes about setting up her indie Folded Wing, creating new platforms, getting commissions, nurturing presenters and becoming a Big Deal despite (or thanks to?) not having a plan.

On the members’ only page of this site, there’s also a bonus bit of podcast, in which Mary Anne and Kate consider the power of silence in radio. It’s not just them sitting in silence. I assure you they do speak.

If you’d like to be on the Sound Women podcast, get in touch: tweet @soundwomen or email podcast@soundwomen.co.uk. The next podcast will appear on 1st February 2014, so please do return then!

Helen Zaltzman


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