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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The Art of Radio – workshop on Thursday 6 April

Yorkshire Sound Women Network present a workshop on The Art of Radio with Sara Parker Age: 16+ Level: Beginner Time/Date: 2.30 – 6.30 pm, Thursday 6th April 2017 Venue: DINA, Cambridge St, Sheffield, S1 4HP Cost: Free, but registration is …
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Entries for Charles Parker Prize 2017 now closed

The submissions are in. Entry closed! We have received a vast number of entries, over 30% on last year!  Thanks to all the students who entered.  The shortlist (top five) will be announced in the coming weeks, before the Charles …
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Friends of the Charles Parker Archive AGM 2016 minutes now available

The unconfirmed Minutes of the AGM of Friends of the Charles Parker Archive held Thursday 20th October 2016 at The Library of Birmingham are now available on this website.  These will be circulated and displayed on the Trust website in this …
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Charles Parker Radio Day programme announced

On Friday 7 April the Charles Parker Radio Day 2017 will be in Sheffield, at THE HUBS, Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union, Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2QQ We’ll celebrate 50 years of Local Radio with Michael Barton, the first manager of BBC …
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