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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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Charles Parker Prize shortlist announced

The judges for the 2018 Charles Parker Prize have just announced their five shortlisted nominees for Best Student Radio Feature.  Congratulations to our five finalists and everyone who entered. This year was fierce competition! Here are the names of the finalists: Rhys …
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Friends can now subscribe online!

It’s now possible to subscribe as a Friend of the Charles Parker Archive online.  You don’t have to have a Paypal account and it’s not expensive!  Subscription rates are: Organisations and families £15, Individuals £10, Unwaged £5.   Click here to go …
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Launch of “The People’s Voice” website

The People’s Voice website was launched on 15 February 2018.  Created by staff at the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde and funded by the Carnegie Trust, it contains over 1000 poems, song recordings, essays and school resources. This project unearths the …
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Searching for “The Travelling People”

Rural Media publishes The Travellers’ Times bringing the latest news, features & information for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people. Inspired by an article in the Travellers’ Times by Traveller writer, poet and author Damian le Bas …
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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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