Fancy a day trip to the seaside? On the last Sunday of October we’re traveling down to Folkestone for a one-off event in collaboration with Defining Lines, a collective of artists who aim to create space for discussion around the complex issues of borders and migration. Alice Myers, Aida Silvestri and Nikolas Ventourakis will be exhibiting in Folkestone, on the border of the UK.
We’ll be joining them on Sunday afternoon to play a series of audio works, drawing on radio, podcasts and sound archives from around the world on the theme of “Defining Lines”. From musical migration to vocal variations, join ITD’s Founding Director Nina Garthwaite and London Curator Rosanna Arbon, who will be playing the works in the exhibition space and talking about their selection
When: 26th October, 4pm
Where: Brewery Tap, 53 Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1JR (one hour train from London St Pancras to Folkestone Central)
Tickets: Door only. The exhibition is free and there is a suggested donation of £5 to the In The Dark event. More info at www.defininglinesproject.com
You won’t need to have passed your cycling proficiency to enjoy our next London event. Join us at Look Mum No Hands! for a night of stories about lives changed by riding on two wheels.
LMNH also have a great supper menu worth coming down early for.
When: Thursday 6th November, 7.30pm
Where: Look Mum No Hands! 125-127 Mare Street, London, E8 3RH
Tickets: Pay what you can afford (suggested £5, per person)
Note: Because the ticketing system for this event is by donation, if you would like to make a single payment for more than one ticket, please enter all the names in your party in the “special instructions to seller” option during the payment process.
Throughout October and November In The Dark will be rifling through the archives for a very special series of events. A rare opportunity to hear some of the classic radio works that helped shape the language of the creative radio we celebrate today.
We will be playing you programmes from the BBC Features Department, created in 1945 and led by producer Laurence Gilliam with D.G.Bridson as his deputy. The late 1940s and 1950s were the heyday of the department, which quickly earned a reputation for the brilliance of its output and the heavy drinking elite who were the features producers.
These events are being held in conjunction with The British Library, the Centre for Media History at Bournemouth University and the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster.
We have worked closely with Dr Amanda Wrigley and Professor Hugh Chignell on this series and they have written articles which offer a little background and context about each feature, which can be found here.
Join us for this unique series that will open your ears to sounds past.
2nd October: The March of the ’45, written by D.G. Bridson, and produced by Gordon Gildard and D.G. Bridson for broadcast in 1956. (First produced in 1936.)
16th October: In Parenthesis, written by David Jones, and produced by Douglas Cleverdon for broadcast in 1955. (First produced in 1946.)
30th October: The Rescue, written by Edward Sackville-West with music by Benjamin Britten and produced by Val Gielgud for broadcast in 1962. (First produced in 1943.)
13th November: The Dark Tower (1946), written and produced by Louis MacNeice with music by Benjamin Britten.
27th November: Under Milk Wood (1963), written by Dylan Thomas and produced by Douglas Cleverdon. (First produced in 1954.)
Where: The Foyle Suite @ British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
When: Thursday 2nd October, 16th October, 30th October, 13th November and 27th November. Doors 5.00pm for a 5.15pm start (so we can squeeze in the whole feature before British Library closes its doors for the evening). Please note each feature is between 70 – 90 minutes in length and there will be an intermission at each event.
Tickets: All events are free, but ticketed. Please book your tickets through the British Library – here.
We are very excited to be teaming up with the Manchester Literature Festival for a special event exploring “The Written Word” in sound. You’ll hear about everything from the dangerous election days of Edgar Allen Poe to books with hidden chapters and some very unusual ways of getting rid of unwanted volumes.
When: Saturday 11th Oct 2014, 6.00pm
Where: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, The Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY
Tickets: Free but booking is advised by calling 0843 208 0500 or through the Manchester Lit Fest Website >>
Registration is now open! In The Dark @ HearSay International Audio Arts Festival, 21st – 23rd November 2014
We are very exited to be collaborating with Grey Heron Media for the first ever HearSay Festival which will be taking place in November this year. The festival will be taking place in the beautiful mountain village of Kilfinane in Co. Limerick for three days and nights in November.
Registration is now open and as there are limited places we suggest that you register as soon as possible to avoid dissapointment: REGISTER HERE >>
This truly promises to be an audio festival like no other, with all sorts of wonderful audio delights to explore in unusual and unexpected ways. To find out more visit the HearSay website and stay tuned for more news.
We’re delighted that award nominee, Stig’s Teeth, and the In The Dark Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest got such a big mention in this week’s Spectator radio review by Kate Chisholm. Step aside Borgen! It’s all about the Danish radio now!
Read the review here >>
During Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 The Guardian featured extracts from some of our favorite English language entries for the In The Dark Sheffield Audio Award (along with some enthusiastic discussion with The Guardian’s Vicky Frost and ITD’s founder, Nina Garthwaite).
You can hear all 4 episodes here >>