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Entries invited for the Charles Parker Prize 2018

The Charles Parker Prize 2018 is now open for entries, with a closing date of Monday 26 February – full details and an entry form available here.  The competition is open to any student studying radio in FE or HE in the …
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Charles Parker Day 2018 – tickets now available

The 2018 Charles Parker Day will take place on Friday 23 March at the British Library.  Tickets are now available from the British Library and can be booked online.  Look out for further announcements on this website and on our …
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Peggy Seeger’s Inheritance Tracks

Peggy Seeger was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live programme over Christmas, for their ‘Inheritance Tracks’ feature which celebrates the music that special guests cherish and would like to bestow to future generations.  The programme is still available, so …
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Indie of the Year award goes to Prison Radio Association!

Congratulations to the Prison Radio Association which has won two Golds at the 2017 Audio Production Awards, including being named Indie of the Year.  This is the biggest prize in the independent production sector, and recognises and celebrates a company’s success across the year, …
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Charles Parker Day 2018 – first announcement

The 2018 Charles Parker Day will take place on Friday 23 March at the British Library.  Put it in your diary, and look out for further announcements on this website and on our twitter feed @CPATrust

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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