Spirit of Hessle Road – new radio ballad by Charles Parker prizewinner

Hana Walker-Brown won the Charles Parker Prize in 2013, and has moved from strength to strength.  Her latest programme The Spirit of Hessle Road is a tribute to Hull 2017 and carries on the Charles Parker radio ballad legacy. Hessle …
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Peggy Seeger on Woman’s Hour

In an interview on Woman’s Hour on Thursday 12 October, Peggy tells Jenni Murray about her relationship with Ewan MacColl, and why she couldn’t sing The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face after he died.  She also talked about her memoir …
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AGM agenda now available online

The Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Charles Parker Archive will be held on Thursday 19th October 2017 in The Library of Birmingham Heritage Learning Room on the 4th Floor commencing 3.30pm The agenda is now available online

Changes in communications from the CPA Trust

The following email was sent out by the CPA Trust Secretary on 14 August This note is being sent to people who have expressed an interest in the Charles Parker Archive in any way in the past to make you …
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Travellers’ songs and stories – documentary on Newstalk this weekend

Collecting the songs and stories of Irish Travellers living in England A new documentary from Newstalk 106-108fm celebrates the work of Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie, two important song collectors who deserve to be much better known. ‘Rambling Candyman’ will …
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Rural Media HLF project announcement

Rural Media are forging ahead with their latest Heritage Lottery project The Flashing Lanes.  They’re working with our Trust and the Archive at the Library of Birmingham, and have interviewed Charles’ daughter and granddaughter – she has made some new music …
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Romeo and Juliet to be re-broadcast on Radio 4 Extra this Thursday and Friday

A radio programme first produced by Charles Parker in May 1966 will be repeated this week on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Thursday and Friday evenings at 8.30pm.   Romeo and Juliet features songs and music from members of the Critics Group.  Both …
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Charles Parker Prize to be featured on Radio 4 Extra, Saturday 10 June

Get ready to listen to a programme about the Charles Parker prizewinners on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 3pm on Saturday 10 June.  Sara Parker will be presenting four features crafted by students to win bronze, silver and gold prizes dedicated …
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New Actuality magazine launched yesterday

The new Actuality magazine was launched yesterday at the Charles Parker Day in Sheffield.  Click here to read it

Nominations for 2017 Charles Parker Prize

Nominations for the 2017 Charles Parker Prize for best student feature have just been announced.  The students are listed below in order of entry, with their colleges and the name of their feature: Tabitha Konstantine, University of Salford: Heavy Toll …
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