We’ve got another busy week coming up here on BCB. First up we’re working with Bradford’s Race Equality Network to mark Race Equality Week (which runs from the 5th-9th Feb). Race Equality Week is an annual UK-wide movement uniting people to address the barriers to race equality and every day Piers Telemacque, Project Officer at the Race Equality Network, will be discussing the work they do including guests from The Black Health Forum, Act as One and Connecting Roma CIC. We’ll also be putting the interviews on the website so keep an eye out for that. LGBTQ+ History Month started last Thursday and on Bradford & Beyond this week we’ll be highlighting some of the amazing events happening in Bradford. The Equity Show, the longest running specifically LGBTQ+ radio show in the UK, will a history month special 4-5pm on Saturday
On Tuesday we’re holding sessions for people interested in volunteering at BCB 1-2pm. This is a great opportunity to find out more about BCB, come and have a look round our studios and see what opportunities we have for people to get involved. We hold the sessions on the first Tuesday of every month so if you can’t make this one and are interested then drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. At 5.45pm we’re also hosting an open session from Bradfordians from a South Asian background, if you’re interested please email email@example.com.
We’re also continuing our work with the pupils from Rainbow Academy this week and they’ll be back in the studios planning, recording and editing. Finally BCB turns 30 years young this weekend and we’re thinking of all the exciting ways we could celebrate that this year!
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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BCB106.6FM offers training and broadcasting opportunities for local people, giving a voice to those individuals and groups who don’t usually have access to the media. We encourage volunteers to gain the skills they need to make their own radio programmes, providing the resources and support for them to do so.Get involved