BCB Thrills and Spills.
Well, as summer is a distant memory and the darkness is upon us, surely there’s no better thing than snuggling up with your radio! And BCB, your community radio, is here to help. Black History Month on BCB provided some great programming and content throughout October as we rose to the theme of Salute our Sisters. We welcomed the return of Black in Bradford, and the special Reparations programme, and our daily BHM feature highlighted the richness of events across the city. Thanks to everyone who contributed to BHM on BCB. We’ve now moved into November which is Music Month in Bradford. BCB will be showcasing the great musical talent in Bradford and promoting the events throughout the month, so listen up. Our Youth Music team will be getting stuck in and focusing on developing young talent – it was great to see the young people taking part in our radio workshops over the half term break. And the recent New Volunteers radio training courses have produced some fab new voices on BCB, particularly strengthening our speech-based programming, focusing on local issues and community stories.
Amongst other things, we’ve been continuing to work with our colleagues at the National Science and Media Museum to design the space on new Sound and Vision gallery that will tell the BCB story. There’s still a long way to go but we’re looking forward to the BCB presence when the galleries re-open in 2024. Following on from the Radio Summer schools, our work with primary schools continues, developing our great partnerships with Rainbow Academy and Allerton St James Academy. It’s always so lovely to hear the children reporting on the radio.
We’re currently working on the long overdue update of the BCB website- yes, this one! We’re hoping to have that sorted over the next couple of months so watch this space. And its that time of the year- the BCB AGM will be held on Saturday 25th November at 10.15am. As well as the usual business of the AGM, and the legendary BCB samosas, we’ll be giving you an update on the move to new premises, an introduction to some new studio equipment that we are trialing and the opportunity for all BCB presenters and volunteers to have your photo taken for the BCB website. So put that date in your diary and hope to see you there.
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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