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Documentary on Irish Travellers living in England

‘Rambling Candyman’ will be broadcast on Newstalk 106-108fm on Saturday 29 July at 10pm, and Sunday 30 July at 8am, then available online. The documentary celebrates the work of two important song collectors who deserve to be much better known. Jim Carroll …
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Charles Parker Prizewinners on BBC R4x on Saturday 28 July

The 2018 Charles Parker Prizewinners will be featured in a special radio programme on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 8am on Saturday 28 July. In the programme Charles’s daughter Sara Parker, herself an award-winning radio producer, meets the 2018 prize-winners …
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More images from the 2018 Charles Parker Day

The 2018 Charles Parker Day was captured in images by Michael Stevens of Pharos Photography, and he has kindly allowed us to make them public.  This image shows Simon Elmes interviewing Helen Lloyd and Matthew Linfoot about West Midlands contributions …
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Start the Week with Damian le Bas

Damian le Bas, who wrote and presented the documentary ‘Searching for the Travelling People’, was a guest on Start the Week this morning along with Arundhati Roy – the programme is on the BBC website.  This coincides with the publication of …
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Gillian Reynolds on Desert Island Discs

The Trust is pleased to announce that our former Chair, Gillian Reynolds, is the guest on Desert Island Discs this week – yesterday morning, repeated on Friday 8 June and available any time on the BBC Website. She is an …
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Second edition of Actuality now available online

The second edition of our Actuality magazine was launched on the 2018 Charles Parker Day at the British Library in London, and at the AGM of the Friends of the Charles Parker Archive on 17 May.  Click here to read …
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Notice of 2018 AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Charles Parker Archive will be held at 3:30pm on Thursday 17 May 2018 in The Library of Birmingham Heritage Learning Room on the 4th Floor.  It will include a showing of the film “Searching for …
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Charles Parker Day 2019 to be in Bournemouth

The 2019 Charles Parker Day 2019 will be held in Bournemouth, at the Radio & Media Production Department of Bournemouth University, where the first conference was held in 2004. It will take place on 5 April, the exact centenary of Parker’s birth, …
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Booking by phone for the Charles Parker Day

The British Library website is down but you can still book tickets for the Charles Parker Day by phoning the box office 01937 546546.  The programme for the Day can’t be viewed online, but you can view it by clicking …
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Second issue of Actuality to be launched on Friday

The second issue of Actuality magazine will be launched on Friday at the Charles Parker Day in London.  It contains a programme for the Day itself, a contribution from “Queen of Radio” Gillian Reynolds, a glimpse of what’s involved in making …
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