Special online event on Tuesday 8 December 2020

There was a special online event on Tuesday 8 December 2020 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Charles Parker’s death and launch the 2021 Charles Parker Prize

Charles Parker was a brilliant unorthodox radio producer, whose groundbreaking work in radio and community theatre inspired all those who came into contact with him.

The Charles Parker Day is an annual event to celebrate his work and the radio feature itself, its past, present and future.  In 2020 the Day could not take place in April as usual due to Covid restrictions.  However, there was a special online event on Tuesday 8th December, the 40th anniversary of his death.

The event focused on the launch of the 2021 Charles Parker Prize for the Best Student Radio Feature, and celebrated his legacy through interviews with previous prizewinners and others whose lives he changed.

It was broadcast online starting on 8 December and is now available to view at any time at this link.

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