BCB – We’re Back!
Great news – we’ve slowly started to reopen BCB again, with people coming in to record their programmes in the studios. And there was a momentous occasion on Wednesday when Alan and Tina presented Afternoon Stretch – the first live programme on BCB for 18 months! We know that so many of you are longing to get back into the studios, especially those who haven’t been able to do much over the pandemic period. So far, we’ve been focusing on getting those ‘inactive’ volunteers back on board again – but from 1 November we will be open to anyone who wants to come in and record at BCB.
Covid means that we can’t operate in quite the same way as pre-pandemic times. We need to keep people as safe as we can in the building, so we have devised a ‘Covid code of conduct’ that we want everyone to agree to. You can find it here – please read it before booking a studio.
There is no ‘drop in’ facility at BCB right now. We are asking everybody to book slots for the studios and for the production area, with a limit on the time spent in BCB, and providing a ‘rest’ period for the studios in between bookings. So, from Monday 1 November, do phone up and book a studio. The feedback so far has been tremendous as people are finally able to feel that special buzz of the studio/red light again!
BCB’s Youth Music project aims to showcase music created by young people from around the district. So each week we’re featuring a track by a local artist on our About Bradford and Bradford & Beyond shows.
w/c August 23rd 2021
This week’s track, Better In The End, comes from 15 year old Sienna Craven.
Produced by Danny Yates at City Sound Studios, this is Sienna’s first single, and it’s available on the major platforms.
See our Track of the Week page, to see all featured tracks and for details on how to get your track played on air.
BCB will be supporting young people to develop more opportunities for young musicians to perform live in Bradford, in venues appropriate for young people from diverse communities and backgrounds. Find our more about our Youth Music project.
As a part of a recent exhibition at the Science and Media Museum, our BCB volunteers were invited to talk about their lives and the various ways BCB has played a part in them.
This is Shamim’s story:
To hear more stories visit our Above the Noise project page.
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