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

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Georgie Hart

From the Hart

First broadcast April 2022

A conversation with Georgie Hart–poet, actor, and campaigner for young people with disabilities.

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Write On!

March Episode

First broadcast April 2022

Write On! Audio is podcast featuring writing tips, features, interviews and excerpts from the work of our contributors and guests.

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Valence House Archive Oral History

Jean Gibbins and Kathleen Alexander

First broadcast March 2022

Jean Gibbins and Kathleen Alexander recollect their experiences with the Dagenham Girl Pipers.

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Lindsay Rust

The Wondrous Mind of Lindsay Rust

First broadcast March 2022

Original poems and music selections from local writer Lindsay Rust

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Write On!

February Episode

First broadcast March 2022

Write On! Audio is podcast featuring writing tips, features, interviews and excerpts from the work of our contributors and guests.

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The Library Sessions

The Smiles Collective

First broadcast December 2021

This episode of the The Library Sessions features The Smiles Collective. The soul band brings a smooth, sweet mellow sound to their session.

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Write On!

January episode

First broadcast February 2022

Write On! Audio is a podcast from Pen to Print, bringing you writing tips, features, interviews and excerpts from the work of their contributors and guests.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.

The Library Sessions

Ivanmore

First broadcast November 2021

This episode of the The Library Sessions features Ivanmore, an artist mixing Neo-soul and 70's Jazz.

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Write On!

December episode

First broadcast December 2021

Write On! Audio is a podcast from Pen to Print, bringing you writing tips, features, interviews and excerpts from the work of their contributors and guests.

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The Library Sessions

DaisyPm

First broadcast December 2021

The first episode of The Library Sessions features DaisyPm, a young singer based in East London.

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Brian Eno, Sumayya Vally, and Joe Namy

Becontree Broadcasting Station Launch

First broadcast November 2021

A special livestream with Serpentine 2021 Pavilion architect Sumayya Vally and artists Brian Eno and Joe Namy.

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EFG London Jazz Festival x Zara McFarlane

The Sound of Becontree

First broadcast December 2021

First broadcast December 2021

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International Day of Disabled People Barking & Dagenham

Annual Celebration of Achievements

First broadcast December 2021

Liza Vallance (Artistic Director at Studio 3 Arts) was joined by members to discuss their new disability rights pamphlet.

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Interview: Noura Haddad

Alderman Jones’s House

First broadcast November 2021

An interview with Noura Haddad, contributor to the Alderman Jones’s House Exhibition.

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New Town Culture Podcast 4

Radical Hospitality (Making it Easier to Engage)

First broadcast November 2021

We explore why being thoughtful about how we build relationships might have huge benefits to our work.

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New Town Culture Podcast 3

Celebrations and Ceremonies (Making Moments Matter)

First broadcast November 2021

Can ceremony and celebration become a positive tool in social care practice?