Sounds From the Park

The February / March edition of Red Pepper is in the final hectic days of production - but on Sunday you can get a sneak preview

January 14, 2014 · 2 min read

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On Sunday participative historians: On the Record talk about their latest project Sounds from the Park on Resonance FM. The February / March Red Pepper will feature the work of photographers Sophie Polyviou and Philip Wolmuth whose photos are part of the Sounds from the Park exhibition on at the Bishopsgate Institute until the 30 April 2014.

On the Record’s lovingly crafted radio feature about Speakers’ Corner will be broadcast on Resonance FM at 6pm on the 19th January. Listen online anywhere in the world or tune in to 104.4FM if you live near London Bridge. After the 19th you can download it from On the Record.

The half hour program is an insider’s tour of the many faces of Speakers’ Corner, peppered with sonic surprises. It reveals the Corner’s intriguing origins, its enduring mystique, and why people who write it off as a realm of cranks and fanatics should think again. The show gives a taste of the incredible archive of oral history, entertaining field recordings and photos which, once the exhibition is finished, researchers will be able to permanently access at the Bishopsgate Institute.


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