Radio Festival 2016

One of the biggest dates in the radio calendar is fast approaching: the Radio Festival 2016 is at the British Library on September 26th for what looks like the biggest line up yet and we can’t wait.

Radio Festival 2016

With sessions from Ricky Wilson and Jo Whiley discussing radio’s role within the music industry to CEO of RadioCentre Siobhan Kenny talking about creative economy in radio, there will be something for everyone.

Other highlights include vlogger Hannah Witton and Geoff Lloyd on creativity and rules, are they there to be broken?

As well as Miranda Sawyer tackling the subject of curated content and podcasting. She will be joined by Richard Herring and Roman Mars who is live from California.

Inspirational speaker and best-selling author on diversity and inclusion Verna Myers joins us for a session with BBC Manchester’s Stephanie Hirst.

As if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite, we haven’t even mentioned Scott Mills, Katie Hopkins, Phil Critchlow, Stephen Nuttall, Edith Bowman, Phil Fearnley and Sam Jones will also be there!

Sound Women members are entitled to free membership at the Radio Academy.

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Tickets for the Radio Festival 2016 cost £230 + VAT for non-members and £180 + VAT for members.

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We hope to see you there!

Summer by Sound Women East Anglia

Sound Women East Anglia are seeing out summer with a festival-feel afternoon at a luxury recording retreat.

Grange Farm Studio sits between a peaceful meadow and a big sky. With beautiful views of West Norfolk and top of the range facilities, organiser Heidi Secker thinks we’re in for a treat.


‘It’s a fantastic venue, it really is! Did I mention the private pool and hot tub?! There’ll be food, drink, Isi’s brilliant workshop – she’s really great – and a special performance by singer/songwriter Lexie Green. Music that’s perfect for a sunny afternoon.’

‘Isi’ is Isi Clarke. She’s Grange Farm’s Head Engineer and will be running a session on production skills.  She’s keen to share her skills and experience.

‘Being a female engineer hasn’t been an issue except the odd surprised face! I appreciate it’s very rare but I cant really see any reason why. I’d love to see more girls involved in this side of the industry and I do believe they are.I hope Summer By Sound Women will break down barriers girls have to get involved by hearing about other’s experiences and successes.’

Heidi says ‘As well as being pretty good socials, I wanted to make the SW East Anglia meetings inspirational and useful! I really think this will do the trick. Come, it’ll be great!’

‘Summer By Sound Women’ is on Friday 13th September at Grange Farm Studio, Emneth.

Tickets are available here