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

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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.

Write Back

Storytellers

Playing Friday at 1pm 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 - ep.2

Playing this Monday at noon 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

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Playing Thursday at 1pm and on rotation all week.

Selections from the festival headliners

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

Write On!

May Episode

Playing Thursday at noon and on rotation all week.

The May 2022 edition of Write On!

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

Valence House Archive Oral History

Dauda

Playing Wednesday at 11am and on rotation all week.

A Barking Stink Oral History: Dauda Ladejobi

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

Lindsay Rust

The Wondrous Mind of Lindsay Rust, episode 2

Playing Friday at noon, and on rotation all week.

Original poems and music selections from local writer Lindsay Rust

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

Arc Theatre

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BBS Station ID between programs powered by Raised Voices

Recorded during a workshop with Raised Voices, Arc Theatre’s female leadership and peer mentoring project for young people in the LBBD.