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Charles Parker PRIZE NOMINEES announced!

It is our pleasure to announce the top 10 prize nominees for this year’s Charles Parker Prize.  Congratulations to (in no particular order): Bruce Guthrie Rosa Eaton Rhys Gunter Eddie Scott Sian Medford Faith Waddell Sam Ross Lucy Ryan Henry …
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Programme for the Centenary Charles Parker Day

The programme for the Centenary Charles Parker Day has now been published and can be downloaded from here.  The Day will be held in Bournemouth on Friday 5 April 2019, and tickets are available online from Bookwhen.

Tickets now on sale for the 2019 Charles Parker Day

Tickets for the 2019 Charles Parker Day are now available online from https://bookwhen.com/charlesparkerday Conference tickets are £30, concessions £20, students £10 The Charles Parker Day 2019 is being hosted by Bournemouth University’s Faculty of Media and Communicationand will be held …
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Speakers announced for 2019 Charles Parker Day

Friday 5 April is the exact centenary of Charles Parker’s birth, so the 2019 Charles Parker Day in Bournemouth will be very special.  To mark the milestone, there will be a rich programme of speakers, music and song both looking back …
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BBC Genome Project

The BBC Genome project contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.  Try looking for “Charles Parker” to …
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Charles Parker Day 2019 announcement

100 years ago, on 5th April 1919, one of Radio’s greatest innovators and pioneers was born in Bournemouth. His name was Charles Parker. A century on and Charles Parker is celebrated not only for his work but also for his …
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Announcing the Centenary Charles Parker Prize 2019

Charles Parker was born on 5 April 1919 and so we will celebrate his centenary in 2019.   In honour of this centenary, BBC Radio 4 is joining with the Charles Parker Trust to offer special prizes to students who enter …
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The third Roy Palmer Lecture, in Newcastle on 20 October 2018

On 20 October the Traditional Song Forum will be meeting in Newcastle as guests of The University of Newcastle. There is a full programme of activities for the weekend, a highlight of which will be the third Roy Palmer Lecture, …
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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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