A programme of art, architecture and infrastructure to mark the centenary of the UK’s biggest council housing estate

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

Treasured Memories

an interview with Chris Laney

Playing Monday at 11am and on rotation all week.

A look at changes of the Becontree Estate over the last century through collective memories, attitudes, feelings and experiences from a group of residents.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

Barking & Dagenham One Borough Festival

Live Recording from the Main Stage

Playing Thursday at 12pm and on rotation all week

A live recording from the main stage of Barking & Dagenham's One Borough Festival held at Parsloes Park on 23 July 2022.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

Summer Sight Loss Event

Live Recording from Valence House Museum

Playing Wednesday at 11am and in rotation all week

Recorded live during the Summer Sight Loss Event on 27th July, 2022 at the Local Studies Centre at Valence House Museum.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

Barking & Dagenham Carnival Launch Party 2022

Live Recording from Valence Library

Playing Fridays from 1pm and on rotation all week

Recorded live at Valence Library on 25 June.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

Radio Ballads

Live from Barking and Dagenham Town Hall

Playing this Tuesday at 2pm and on rotation all week

Radio Ballads presents four bodies of work created through collaboration with social workers, carers, organisers and residents.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

Lindsay Rust

The Wondrous Mind of Lindsay Rust, episode 3

Playing Friday at 3pm and on rotation all week

Original poems and music selections from local writer Lindsay Rust.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

Write Back

Storytellers

Playing Thursday at 11am and on rotation all week

Original fiction written and read by the Write Back youth.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

Georgie Hart

From the Hart, episode 2

Playing this Monday at 1pm and on rotation all week

How to make friends as a teenager with a disability.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

Storytime with Melody

Happy I'm a Hippo

Playing Wednesday at 7pm and on rotation all week

Children's stories from Valence Library read aloud by local volunteer Melody.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

2022 Barking Folk Festival

The Festival Headliners

Playing Wednesday at 1pm and on rotation all week

Selections from the festival headliners.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

Valence House Archive Oral History

Dauda

Playing Wednesday at 10am and on rotation all week

A Barking Stink Oral History: Dauda Ladejobi.