Past Events

London Event
October – November 2014
Early Radio Features
The British Library

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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 Parenthesiswritten 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 Centre for Conservation @ British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. The Centre for Conservation can be tricky to locate, head up the stairs to the first floor, down the right hand side of the restaurant and outside through the terrace, The Centre for Conservation should be right in front of you.

When: 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.




London Event
26th November 2014
Talk: The documentary imagination in radio

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Virginia Madsen

As our series at the British Library comes to a close, our new favourite audiophile, Virginia Madsen, explores the history of radio documentary.

Using rare recordings from the Library archive she will explore the history of the documentary and the illlusive beast that is the “radio feature”.

Virginia has an incredible knowledge of creative radio past and present and from around the world. We’re delighted to have got to know her through this series and we hope you are able to join us at this event.

WHERE  The Centre for Conservation @ British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. The Centre for Conservation can be tricky to locate, head up the stairs to the first floor, down the right hand side of the restaurant and outside through the terrace, The Centre for Conservation should be right in front of you.


 TICKETS Free Click here to Register >>


Registration is now open! In The Dark @ HearSay International Audio Arts Festival, 21st – 23rd November 2014

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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.



Bristol Event
12th November 2014
Deep Space Radio
Bristol Planetarium

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Journey into the dark of space with us for a night of radio stories, soundscapes and adventurous audio in Bristol’s planetarium.This is an event for anyone who has ever gazed up at the milky way, anyone who’s ever wondered if we’re alone in the universe, and anyone who has ever wondered what the inside of that big silver sphere on Bristol’s Millennium Square looks like.Let us take your ears to the final frontier. To infinity, and beyond!

WHEN Wednesday 12th November, 7.00pm

WHERE At-Bristol Planetarium, Millennium Square, Bristol, BS1 5DB

TICKETS This event has now sold out. Please email bristol at to go on the waiting list for returns. Thanks!



Wellcome Hub Launched!

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We’re so excited to be one of the collaborators in this wonderful project that launched this week. It is a two year residency based in the  Wellcome Collection Hub space that brings together scientists, poets, broadcasters, anthropologists, psychologists (you get the picture) to explore the theme of rest.

We’ll be bringing you more news of what we’re up to and ways you can get involved in the New Year when our formal residency begins. Until then, you can read more about The Hubbub here >>




London Event
6th November 2014
Two Wheels Good
Look Mum No Hands! Hackney

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You won’t need to have passed your cycling proficiency to enjoy our next London event at the wonderful bicycle-friendly bar Look Mum No Hands! Just bring those ears because we’ve got a great selection of stories about life on two wheels. How do you choose a bicycle to match your new identity? How many different names for rain do London’s city messengers have? How does this simple mode of transport connect a 1940’s housewife and Frank Zappa.

All will be revealed!

Join us for an evening of stories told through sound.

WHEN Thursday 6th November, 7.30pm

WHERE Look Mum No Hands! 125-127 Mare Street, London, E8 3RH

TICKETS Available on the door, pay what you can afford (suggested £5, per person)



Folkestone Event
26th October 2014
Defining Lines

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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



Manchester Event
11th October 2014
The Written Word
The Manchester Literature Festival

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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 >>



London Event
8th October 2014
Sold out: The Kitchen Sisters

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Fugitive Waves:  A night of stories and sound with Davia Nelson of The Kitchen Sisters

We’re over the moon that in October we’re going to be joined by Davia Nelson, one half of the multi-award winning San Fransisco based duo, The Kitchen Sisters. With their very own brand of quirky, cinematic, montage radio, the Kitchen sisters are part of America’s radio royality.  Working together for the past 35 years their trademark is warm and intimate storytelling with a playful and eclectic musical edge. Since they started working together in 1979, The Kitchen Sisters have remained at the forefront of creative and technological change. As well as recent forays into live musical audio performance and multimedia audio projects, they are members of the Radiotopia collective, an exciting new experiment that promises to challenge traditional broadcasting, by drawing together the best in creative podcasting to create a financially feasible online audio channel. The Kitchen Sisters are the producers of several  NPR radio series collaborations including Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, Lost & Found Sound, The Making Of… and The Sonic Memorial Project.

We are also personally excited to have Davia join us – not only was she there at our very first event nearly 5 years ago, last year Davia also generously volunteered her time as a mentor for the Sound Bank grant. We’re delighted that this long anticipated event can happen and hope that you can join us for what promises to be a very special In The Dark night.

WHERE Platform, 2nd Floor, Netil House, 1-7 Westgate Street, E8 3RL. Take left on Westgate Street, down the passage parallel to the railway bridge and it’s the second door on the left. Call 207 for entry if there is no one on the door and then climb up the the second floor for In The Dark and The Kitchen Sisters.

WHEN Wednesday 8th October, 7.30pm.


This event has now sold out. Please contact for returns.



Detroit Event
13th September 2014
The Poetry of Places
Matrix Theatre

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This weekend we’re off to Detroit to team up with The Smitten Mitten Audio Collective to present an evening of audio on the theme of Poetry of Places - radio documentaries, soundscapes, creative audio from some of the world’s most innovative audio producers.

The “Smitten Mitten Audio Collective’ are a group of audio artists and radio journalists based in Detroit and Ann Arbor who meet to share inspiration and workshop creative projects.  They exist to nourish, assist and inspire one another, and the general public, through the creation of thought provoking, convention bending audio.

Hang on to your seats as we travel to faraway places!
Where: Matrix Theatre, 2730 Bagley St, Detroit

When: Saturday September 13, 7:30-9:00 PM

Tickets: Free. Arrive early, seating is limited.

This event is made free and open to the public thanks to support from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.


London Event
2nd September 2014
Sold Out: Roman Mars (99% Invisible)
The Bell

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We have a treat for you London. Roman Mars, creator of 99% Invisible is in town!

99% Invisible is a tiny radio show about design and architecture. With over 20 million downloads, the 99% Invisible podcast is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. The 2012 season three fund raising campaign for 99% Invisible broke all previous records for a journalism project on Kickstarter. He is also the host and program director of PRX Remix, a 24-hour, innovative public radio story stream and a co-founder of Radiotopia, a collective of ground-breaking story-driven podcasts. Phew! He is perhaps the savviest and hardest working person in radio.

Roman will be playing a selection of audio that has inspired him and favourites from his own back-catalogue and there will of course be a Q&A so come on down and ask those burning questions.

Where: The Bell, 50 Middlesex St, London E1 7EX

When: Tuesday 2nd September, doors 7.30pm for a 8pm start



Bristol Event
12th August 2014
Sold Out: Into the Deep
Benjamin Perry Boathouse

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Into the Deep

For our next Bristol event, we’re bringing you a night of water stories, submerged soundscapes and nautical yarns; a selection of our favourite tales of the sea, swimming and the world beneath the waves from the world’s most innovative radio producers. 

Join us for a night of salty audio delights in a wonderful venue right on the harbourside. Sit back and listen with a glass of grog in hand, watching the sun go down over the water.

WHEN Tuesday 12th August, 8pm

WHERE Benjamin Perry Boathouse, Phoenix Wharf, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 6TJ (near the Redcliffe Caves and The Ostrich pub)

TICKETS £5 full price / £4 concessions THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT. Please contact us via bristol at to go on the waiting list for returns. Thanks!


In The Dark & Morning present: Tell Tale Tit@ Latitude 2014! July 17th – 20th

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For a second year running, In The Dark is teaming up with Samara Tompsett and the Morning collective to create a unique listening space in the Latitude Festival. We’ll be pitching up in the Faraway Forest with the “Tell Tale Tit”, a woven wicker world encompassing a recording studio and swinging listening portals.

As well as our classic listening sessions (with now obligatory Latitude swings), during the early hours of the day visitors will be invited to have their own stories recorded and edited to be played later as part of our listening programme.

In The Dark present: Welcome to the Ark @ Womad 2014 July 24th – 27th

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We are taking our audio cinema to Womad this year! ‘Welcome to the Ark’ is an invitation to board an ‘ark’ of stories and soundscapes. Join us for children’s tales from Nigeria and Australia, musicians’ memories from Ghana, Cuba and ’50s Philadelphia, and sounds from the Finnish arctic and the flooded caves of the Yorkshire moors.

Each set will open and close with a short piece especially commissioned for WOMAD on the theme of the ark and its riches.

We’ll be at the Society of Sound stage and you are welcome to join us for all or any part of the performance – wander in, sit down and have a listen.

Event: 6th July 7.30pm, Pejk Malinovski @ The Duke of Wellington

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Pejk Malinovski is a freelance radio producer, sound artist, poet and the winner of our very first audio documentary award for his piece Everything, Nothing, Harvey Keitel.

It is a rare treat to have Pejk on this side of the pond so we hope you can join us for this very special evening! Pejk will be playing a selection of his own work and pieces that have inspired him to produce audio that is full of detail, charm and wit, sounding like nothing other than a Pejk Malinovski piece.

Pejk’s documentaries have aired on PRI, National Danish Radio and the BBC; his sound pieces have been shown in museums and galleries. In 2012 he launched the brilliant Passing Stranger, an audio walking tour of the East Village’s poetry history, narrated by Jim Jarmusch. He was also the co-creator and host of Thirdear, an online audio magazine and he continues to edit and translate books for Forlaget Basilisk, a poet-run publishing house in Copenhagen.

Where: The Duke of Wellington, 119 Balls Pond Rd, London N1 4BL
When: Sunday 6th July, 7.30pm
Tickets: Will be available on the door – Pay what you can afford (suggested £5 per person)


Weds 2nd July: Special Event with BBC North – Limited Tickets available!

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On Wednesday we’re teaming up with BBC North for a special listening event in Media City, Salford.

Join guest host Stuart Maconie, our very own Nija Dalal and a host of lovely radiophiles for an evening of stories told through sound. There are a limited number of tickets available to the public so if you’d like to go along, get in touch!

Where: Morecambe and Wise Screening Room, Ground Floor, Bridge House, MediaCity, Salford Quays

When: Wednesday 2nd July, 6.00pm

Tickets: please email us >>

Event: 25th June, 7pm, This State of Independence Shall Be @ Wilton’s Music Hall

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In London this month we have a collaboration with Lift Festival, a wonderful theatre organisation who transform London into a stage each year. We will be presenting a selection of provocative and heartening radio stories on the theme of declaring independence as part of their Change for a tenner! programme.

The evening will be compered by Michelle Madsen and Sam Berkson of Hammer and Tongue who will be joined by Dan Hancox author of The Village Against the World, Lise Autogenaa Danish artist who left home at 17 to live in the Danish experimental community Christiania and Mike Harding the ambassador to the UK of Elgaland-Vargaland. This event will take place in the beautiful mid-19th century Wilton’s Music Hall.

Where: Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley (off Ensign St), London, E1 8JB 
When: 25th June 2014, 19:00
Tickets: Available here >>

Training: The Dark Room @ Open City Doc Fest, 21st June 2014

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The Dark Room is back! We will be joined once again by the fabulous Nina Perry, for a tutor-led listening session designed to help support and nurture independent projects and help you develop your skills.

The Dark Room is an opportunity to play, listen to and discuss works in progress with like-minded producers.

All are welcome, whether you are playing a piece or not. Independent, migrant, student producers or simply curious about this wonderful world of audio storytelling, the Dark Room is a great place to exchange ideas and knowledge in a relaxed and friendly environment.

If you would like to submit your audio for this session, please email us >>. We are able to play pieces or excerpts with a duration of 8 minutes maximum.

Where: Open City Docs Fest, Studio 2, Roberts Buildings, Torrington Place, WC1H 0AH

When: 21st June, 18:00

Tickets: The event is free but you’ll need to register here >>
The event is part of Open City Docs Fest; you can find more information on the festival here:


In The Dark @ Monophonic Festival Brussels

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Our listening library is back! In The Dark will be contributing CDs to listen to and buy, of our Sound Bank pieces, in beautiful hand-made packaging, and a selection of works our favourite radio makers around the world, to the Monophonic Festival in Brussels.

Monophonic will premiere new creations and showcase existing pieces (with translations available). It runs from 22 – 25 May, in the stunning Halles de Schaerbeek. And any radio maker can show up and sell their work in the store!

Find out more, and tune in, on the festival website, or better yet come say hello at the shop! Monophonic is organised by the Atelier Creation Sonore Radiophonique.  

Event: Monday 12th May, 6.45pm, States of Mind @ The Dragon Cafe

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In May we’re back in London for Mental Health Awareness Week. In The Dark has joined forces with The Dragon Café  and Mental Fight Club to present a selection of mind-bending radio stories that explore the glorious and eccentric possibilities of the human mind.

** Please note this event is alcohol free due to the nature of the venue but soft drinks will be available.

Where: Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, Borough High Street, SE1 1JA
When: Monday 12th May, 6.45pm
Tickets: Pay what you can afford (suggested £5 per person)

Tickets will be available on the door this evening. 



Event: Weds 7th May – Radio Tapas @ The Georgian Study – Big Chill, Bristol

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For our next Bristol event, we’re joining forces with our chef friends from Mi Casa to bring you a night of amazing radio and delicious food.

Join us for a lovingly curated set of audio adventures, radio documentary and sonic delights.

Each piece we play will be accompanied by a dish, specially created by Mi Casa to complement the story.

Good food. Good radio. Good people. A feast for ears and belly!

When: Weds 7th May @ 7.30pm

Where: The Georgian Study @ Big Chill, Bristol

15 Small St, Bristol, Avon BS1 1DE

Tickets: £35 per person (for a six course tasting menu)


Tickets are available now from the Mi Casa website. Space is limited so please book early! 

7th April, 7.30pm: Survival! @ The Castle, Manchester

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On Monday 7th April, we return to The Castle Hotel in Manchester, to ring in Spring with an audio exploration on the theme of Survival – from the dangerous depths of cave-diving to the upper reaches of outer space, from the moments after a crash to a heartbreak that won’t quite kill you – we’ll be bringing you sounds and stories from all over the world to make you stronger.
And if you have a doc on the theme of “Survival” you want to share, get in touch before March 30th and send us an mp3.
When: Monday 7th April, 7.30pm

Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE

Tickets: Pay what you can afford (suggested £3)

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.

Event: Sun 27th April, 6.00pm, Upside Down @ Madame Claude, Berlin

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This month we’re holding our very first In The Dark event in Berlin! Join us for an evening of sonic adventures and radio storytelling at the wonderful Madame Claude.

The theme of the night will be Upside Down, so hang on to your seats as we listen to stories of topsy-turvy worlds, sleeping in space and when life suddenly go bottoms-up.


Date: April 27, 2014
Time: 18:00
Venue: Madame Claude, Lübbener Straße 19, 10997 Berlin
Tickets: By Donation (suggested 3 Euros) – on the door only

Mon 24th Feb: The Deep End @ Tamesis Dock, London

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For our first London event of the year we’ll be taking a chilly February plunge as we explore stories from the deep blue. Listen in as we follow a channel attempt, the ocean stakes it’s claim over humanity, and mysteries unfold through words and song.
Join us aboard the Tamesis Dock, a retired Dutch Barge moored on the banks of the Thames. We will travel from Niagra to Bermuda; via a lake in North Wales; and a swimming lesson never forgotten.
Where: Tamesis Dock, Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP
When: Monday 24th February, 7.00pm
Tickets: Pay what you can afford (suggested £5)

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.

12th February – Lonely Hearts Club @ Café Kino, Bristol

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We’re back in Bristol with another night of stories told through sound, bringing you tales of love, lust, heartbreak and disappointment.

Join us at Café Kino for an (anti) valentines night of adventurous audio, radio documentaries and movies for the ears. We’ll be picking the best stories of romance and rejection from some of the world’s most innovative radio producers and sound artists for your listening pleasure.

Where: Café Kino, 108 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3RU.

When: Weds 12th Feb, 8pm

Tickets: £4 full price, £3 concessions in advance; £5/£4 on the door.

Accessibility: Unfortunately the Café Kino events space is only accessible via a flight of stairs due to building restrictions.

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Some adult content so probably not one to bring the kids to!

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22nd Jan, 7.30pm: Out with the Old! @ The Castle, Manchester

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On 22nd Jan we’re in Manchester to celebrate the start of 2014 with an event on the theme of Out with the Old! – from recycled tape to fading maps, re-purposed chairs to re-imagined memories, unusual methods of book disposal to new life chapters, we’ll be bringing you audio from all over the world to prime your ears for the year ahead.

And if you have a doc on the theme of “Out with the Old” you want to share, get in touch before January 19th and send us an mp3.


When: 22nd Jan, 7.30pm

Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE

Tickets: Free or by donation

15th Jan, 8.00pm feat. Ronan Kelly @ The Green Room, Black Box, Belfast

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For our first event of 2014 we’re back we’re back in Belfast as part of the Out To Lunch Festival. We’ll be joined by one of our all time-favorite radio producers and hoarders of unusual and inspiring radio, Ronan Kelly. Ronan is a multi-award winning producer for RTE’s Documentary On One and The Curious Ear and if you’ve never heard his stuff we highly recommend you have a listen here >>

What a cracking start to 2014!!


When: 15th January, 8.00pm

Where: The Green Room, Black Box, 18-22 Hill St, Belfast, BT1 2LA

Tickets: Free Register Here >>

7th + 15th December: In The Dark @ The Winter Shuffle Festival

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As the year winds to a close we are delighted to be joining the Winter Shuffle Festival in the old St Clement’s Hospital in Mile End.

There will be all sorts of goings on from film screenings to live music and storytelling. Join In The Dark for two curated listening sessions:

Saturday 7th December, 8.00pm:

“I Was Happy, No Pain or Nothing” – fairy-tales for the modern world

Sunday 15th December, 8.00pm:

“Out of The Dark” – a second outing for our recent sci-fi themed session!

When: 7th and 15th December, 8.00pm

Where: The Living Room, St Clements Hospital, 2A Bow Rd, London E3 4LL

Tickets: Click here >>


28th November, 7.30pm: Out of The Dark – A Sci-Fi In The Dark Special @ Passing Clouds

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This month, we will be peering into the night sky and taking a sonic sojourn into  and the unexplainable and the unexplorable.  This audio odyssey, curated by In The Dark’s very own Sofia Saldanha will be taking place in the clouds (almost!) in Dalston.

When: 28th November, 7.30pm

Passing Clouds
1 Richmond Road
E8 4AA
Off Kingsland Road, behind the Haggerston Pub

Tickets: Pay what you can afford (suggested £5)

19th November: Spark London Vs In The Dark Radio: FEARS

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In The Spark is back! Mixing together true stories from Spark London with the audio expertise of In The Dark, this second collaborative night is part open mic and part curated audio experience. This time we’re in the Brixton Ritzy It’s all around the theme of FEARS… Tell your own true story or just sit back and listen, as In The Dark respond to stories with carefully selected clips. We recommend booking early as it’ll be a popular one!
When: 19th November, 7.30pm
Where: Brixton Ritzy, Coldharbour Ln, London SW2 1JG

Tickets: £3 Book now>>

1st November: Dark Matters @ Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

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Another date for the diaries folks! On 1st November In The Dark London + Manchester are collaborating with James Wilkes  as part of Dark Matters, an all-singing, all-dancing late night special event at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. We’ll be playing a specially curated session exploring the darker recesses of the brain, including some originally composed material.

The event is free and there will be all sorts of other weird and wonderful goings on around the building – not to be missed!!

When: 1st November, 7.00pm – 11.00pm

Where: Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Rd, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4FP

Tickets: Free Register >>

24th October – Beyond the Grave @ The Crypt, St John the Baptist Church, Bristol

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 In the Dark
is going west for a very special night of stories told through sound.

For our first ever Bristol event we’re taking up residence in the candlelit crypt of St John the Baptist’s church for a night of audio adventures taking us beyond the grave.

Space is limited to 40 souls so we advise booking in advance to secure your place.

Please feel free to BYO drinks as there is no bar in the crypt.

When: Thursday 24th October, 7.30pm


You will now find us at: The Study, Upstairs at The Big Chill Bar, 15 Small St, Bristol, BS1 1DE

Please contact us to request to be put on the standby list for any ticket returns.

19th October: In The Dark @ The Craft Village, Derry/Londonderry

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Please note the venue for this event has changed to The Craft Village.

This month we are travelling to Derry as part of Resonance FM’s residency for the 2013 City of Culture activities. We’ll be bringing our cinema of sound to The Craft Village. Audiences will be guided through a treasure trove of aural delights by In The Dark’s Director Nina Garthwaite, in conversation with award winning Belfast-based producers Conor Garrett and Rachel Hooper.

Conor Garrett has been working in radio for 13 years.   He’s produced a wide variety of live and built programmes for BBC Radio Ulster. As producer on Radio 4‘s The Listening Project, Conor has been instrumental in bringing Northern Ireland voices, stories and conversations to a UK wide audience since this landmark initiative was launched in 2011.  His achievements in this role have also just been recognised at the Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI) Radio Awards, where The Listening Project won Gold in the Short Feature category.

Rachel Hooper has been producing radio for over 15 years. She worked in current affairs and documentaries at the BBC and left in 2010 to work with Falling Tree productions. She’s based in Belfast.

When: 19th October, 7.00pm
Where: The Craft Village, Shipquay St, Derry, BT48 6AR
Tickets: The event is free but places are limited so please Email to register.

In The Dark @ The Kings Cross Viewing Platform

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Next Wednesday 16th October we will be doing a very special event which is part of a series of unusual goings on atop the Kings Cross Viewing Platform in Granary Square.

From archive recordings and oral histories to contemporary podcasts, sonic arts and mobile apps, come along to close your eyes and open your ears to an alternative “view” of King’s Cross.

You will be guided through this wide array of sonic delights by In The Dark’s Director, Nina Garthwaite, in conversation with oral historian and broadcaster, Alan Dein, and digital sound artist, Francesca Panetta.

Where: The Viewing Platform, Goods Way, off Granary Square, Kings Cross

When: 16th October @ 7.30pm

Tickets: Sold Out!


27th September, 7.30pm: In The Dark feat. Steve Urquhart @Only Connect

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How does life sound behind prison walls? On 27th September we will be joined by Steve Urquhart who will be curating an evening of listening featuring rarely heard voices of prisoners and ex-offenders in the UK and beyond.

Steve Urquhart has been producing radio for around twenty years. He creates short-form and long-form features for BBC Radio 4 (where he’s also a continuity announcer) and BBC Radio 3. He’s won several awards for his pioneering work with National Prison Radio in the UK, and he teaches radio production skills. He is also one of the latest batch of Sound Bank Grant winners!

Steve will be playing a selection of revealing and award-winning extracts and will also explore how prison radio benefit not only people in custody, but also their victims.
The event will be held inside the beautiful hall at Only Connect, a members’ club for ex-offenders.
Where: OC Central, 32 Cubitt Street, London WC1X 0LR
When: 27th September, 7.30pm
Tickets: Pay what you can afford (suggested £5)

9th September: In The Spark @ The Hackney Attic

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On 9th September we’re going to be collaborating with the wonderful Spark London at the Hackney Attic.

So the idea is we’ll be mixing Spark London storytelling with our new favorite game (developed at Glastonbury, perfected at Latitude) – “Group Listening Therapy”. Everyone is invited to come with stories of dilemmas, unsolved problems and confusion to be told live to the gathered audience.  After each story is told our audio “therapists” for the night will play an audio short, spontaneously chosen to solve (or at least distract you from) the problem.

You are also welcome to just come and listen!

When: 9th September, 7.30pm

Where: The Hackney Attic (above the Hackney Picture House)

Tickets: Click here >>

27th August: In The Dark @ The Castle Pub in Manchester

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Next week on 27th August sees In the Dark travel to Manchester with a night of audio and radio in the Castle Pub on Oldham Street in the city’s Northern Quarter.

So come along to hear a selection of the best great stories, adventures and recollections from the In The Dark archives.

It will be a great night for anyone interested in radio and storytelling to hear some great audio and meet some fellow lovers of radio.

This is the first of a series of events in Manchester!

When: 27 August, 7.30pm

Where: Castle Pub, Oldham St, Manchester

Friday 9th August: Sound Bank 3 Premiere @ The Brixton Ritzy

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On the 9th August we will be premiering the latest batch of creative audio shorts produced through our grant scheme, The Sound Bank .

The evening will air the grant winning works of Steve Urquhart, Esther Johnson, Simon Attwell and Kim Winter for the very first time.

Come along and close your eyes to hear tales of boxing hairdressers, funerals and smashing pianos Upstairs at The Ritzy. Following the listening there will be guest DJs and celebrations ’till late.

When: 9th August 2013, 7.30 pm

Where: Upstairs at The Ritzy Coldharbour Ln, London SW2 1JG ‎

Tickets: £5 Click here for tickets >>

The Invisible Picture Palace Returns! Latitude 18th – 21st July

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Our third festival outing of the year! This month we’re going to be traveling to Latitude where we’ll be seeing the return of the Invisible Picture Palace – which will be running all day every day! We’re teaming up with the brilliant Samara Tompsett who is building the tailor-made listening space, fully equipped with swings (so you can float while you listen). It’ll be located in the Faraway Forest, with listening sessions every day from 11.00am – 6.00pm so make sure you pop by and pay us a visit!

Full Details can be found at The Invisible Picture Palace Website

When: 18th – 21st July 2013, 11.00am – 6.00pm daily

Where: The Faraway Forest, Latitude Festival

Tickets: Latitude Ticket Holders

A super huge thanks to Audio Boo and Bowers and Wilkins who are helping us to make this happen!

In The Dark @ Glastonbury!

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This month In The Dark will be making it’s debut appearance at the Glastonbury Festival (26th June to 30th June) as part of The Free University of Glastonbury which takes place in the Crow’s Nest (at the top of the Park). We’ll be playing audio faves and talking radio, podcasts and sound art.

Pop by and see us every morning at 11.00am

When: 28th – 30th June, 11.00am

Where: The Crow’s Nest

Tickets: Glastonbury ticket holders

Sunday 23rd June: First London screening of Radio Unnameable @ Hackney Picturehouse

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A change to In The Dark’s regular listening programme, in June we’ll be screening the feature-length documentary (yup, the type with pictures) about Bob Fass; freeform radio pioneer and legendary late night DJ.

In 1963, one man radically transformed the FM dial, for 50 years Fass has been heard on the listener-supported New York City station WBAI, utilising the airwaves for in-the-moment journalism, artistic performance, audio experiments, learned philosophising and righteous mobilisation, long before today’s innovations in social media. From the beginning, major cultural figures have dropped by the studio to perform, take calls and engage in the program’s spontaneity. The list of notables who’ve appeared is astounding: Bob Dylan, Abbie Hoffman, Allen Ginsberg, Joni Mitchell, Yoko Ono, Muddy Waters, Timothy Leary amongst many more.

RADIO UNNAMEABLE is a visual and aural collage that pulls from Fass’ immense archive of audio, film, photographs, and video that has been sitting dormant until now. It is not only about Bob and his remarkable journey, but also radio’s evolving landscape and the necessity for free expression on the airwaves. After the screening we will be joined by the FULL HOUSE team from NTS radio and GOOD OSCILLATIONS, inspired by Fass and a freeform attitude, they’ll be spinning records from their trunk of curiosities.Note! The venue is small so we would recommend buying tickets in advance.

Watch the trailer

When: Sunday 23rd June, doors at 7pm – screening starts at 7.30pm – music till 11pm

Where:The Hackney Attic (upstairs at the Hackney Picturehouse)

Tickets: £6 / £5 Slackers* / £4 Picturehouse Members available here >>

*Slackers is a Picturehouse student membership which is FREE to join. Concessions are also available, in-person with valid ID. Subject to availability.


Friday 7th June: Sherre DeLys @ The Bell Pub

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Audiophiles! We have a bonus treat for you this week as news arrived that the wonderfully talented producer and sound designer Sherre DeLys is in town (all the way from Australia)!

Sherre’s work has included sound sculpture and installation, improvised vocal music, sound designs for theater and film, radio art and documentaries. She has sportingly agreed to join us on Friday night, upstairs at The Bell Pub to play us some of her own work, as well as some of the work she admires (and a sneaky ear-preview tells us you’ll like it too!).

So! Come down and join us for a listen and a summery pint afterwards:

Tickets: Pay what you can afford (suggested £5)

When: Friday 7th June, doors 7.30 pm for 8.00pm start
Upstairs at The Bell
50 Middlesex St
E1 7EX

18th May @ 3.00pm In The Dark @ The Brighton Festival

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On 18th May In The Dark will be taking a trip out of London and heading for the coast as part of the Brighton Festival.

We’ll be holding a very special listening exploring fragmented memories, lost objects and remembered sounds. The event is taking place in the beautiful 800 year old Preston Park Church.

A must-go for Brighteners and those from further afield needing an excuse to breath a little of that sea air!

When: 18th May at 3.00pm

Where: St Peter’s Church, Preston

Tickets: £5 from the Brighton Festival Website SOLD OUT



In The Dark & Third Coast @ The International Features Conference in Bergen!

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All radiophiles travelling to the IFC in Bergen this year, make sure not to miss this!
Chicago-based Third Coast Festival and London’s In the Dark will conduct a spirited live conversation into matters meaningful and mundane – armed only with radio shorts. This radiophonic call and response could (and will) go anywhere – from stories of existential crisis and technology, to sea-monsters and the simple pleasure of a takeaway croissant sandwich. Might this sonic sojourn solve some of life’s greatest riddles? We can’t be sure, but at the very least we promise you’ll leave with your ears (and bellies, that’s the “Sweet” part) well nourished.

When: Monday 13th May, 21.00

Where: Bar Barista, Bergen, Norway

Tickets: Free to IFC attendees, just drop by!

Sunday 21st April: 2pm – 5pm In The Dark @ The Hangover Lounge

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A change from our usual boozy late nights, this month we’re taking it easy and embarking on our very first matinee In The Dark which will be hosted by our friends at The Hangover Lounge (a weekly lazy Sunday affair). Join us there from 2.00pm, enjoy some hair of the dog and close your eyes for some musically-themed audio.

The Lexington
96-98 Pentonville Road
N1 9JB
(nearest tube: Angel)

When: Sunday 21st April we’ll be there from 2.00pm – 5.00pm (listening will be upstairs from 3.00pm)

Tickets: Free!

16th March, 7.00pm In The Dark @ Home

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a cosy In The Dark @ Home so before we embark on our jam-packed spring/summer programme we’re going to do exactly that, at a secret venue in south London.

There will be grub and tickets are free but it’ll be a BYOB affair.

Let us know ASAP if you want a place via our contacts page.

Full venue details will be released to attendees closer to the time.

When: 16th March 7.00pm

Where: Top Secret Location!

Tickets: Free by RSVP SOLD OUT!


Friday 1st March: Voices In the Dark @ The Wellcome Collection 7.00pm – 11.00pm

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Join us at the Wellcome Collection for an evening dedicated to the disembodied voices of spoken word audio. On Friday 1st March we’ll be curating an evening of listening that taps into our complex relationship with the voice, featuring a rich chorus of vocalisations, speech and other oral oddities.

The event is open to anyone and we’ll be hosting a number of repeating listening sessions throughout the night at the following times:
19.30, 20.15, 21.00, 21.45 and 22.30.
Places are available on a first come basis, but the event is completely free so do drop by!
For more information, including details of all the other weird and wonderful things going on around the building visit:

Wednesday 13th February, 8.00pm: In The Dark World Radio Day Special @ SOAS

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13 February is World Radio Day! It’s organised by the UN’s Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) and In The Dark is taking part in the official UNESCO/SOAS Radio event in London.

The events will focus on radio for development, with representatives for leading radio NGOs, UNESCO, and development radio practitioners. After the panel discussion, we will take the stage to play stories that celebrate the human side of development.

When: Wednesday 13 February 2013, 8.00 pm
Where: SOAS, University of London, room G2
Thornaugh St, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG
Tickets: Free! Register here >>

4th January 2013: Love and Radio Live@ The Hackney Attic

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Love + Radio: Pressure to Be Someone
On Friday 4th January we’re celebrating the New Year with an In The Dark special! We’ll be joined by Nick van der Kolk of the Love and Radio podcast for a one-off live episode, performed at the Hackney Attic (above the Hackney Picture House).
A music-documentary hybrid version of the podcast Rick Moody called “one of the great underground radio phenomena of recent years.” Delve into the hidden and personal far reaches of human experience with found sound, unreleased material, remixed stories, live production and tons of stuff you will never hear online or anywhere else (because we’re not allowed to).
We’ll  be making a night of it (it’s the party season after all) and after the event we’ll be joined by David Tattersall of the Wave Pictures who’ll be manning the decks till the wee-hours. Join us for a drink and a celebration of another year of fantastic radio.
When: Friday 4th January, 8.00pm
Where: 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE
Tickets: £4/£3 concessions/£2 Picture House Members available from the Hackney Picture House Website 
Nick van der Kolk is the creator of the Love + Radio podcast, a sonic innovator in documentary radio arts, a 2012 USA Artists Collins fellow and winner of the 2011 Third Coast Festival Competition.

Thursday 29th November: An Evening of Radio Fictions with Dinah Bird

Join Dinah Bird for a compilation of snippets of audio dramas, jingles for imaginary radio stations, plundered plays and sound collages inspired by the world of radio.

Dinah Bird is a radio artist living and working in Paris. Recent works includeTopographies Nocturnes, a radio art project which was awarded the prestigious Prix Luc Ferrari and Dakar Morning Birds, a radio installation that transposed the dawn chorus of the Senegalese capital to an inner city garden in Northern Paris.

Her work has been played on BBC Radio 3 and 4, France Culture’s Atelier de Création Radiophonique, Resonance FM, Kunst Radio, Deutschland RadioKultur, ABC Classic, throughout the Radia network and has been presented at radio festivals in France, England, Germany and the US.

When: Thursday 29th November 2012, 7.30pm
Where: Invisible Picture Palace, The Wapping Project, E1W 3SG
Tickets: £3 in advance, £4 on the door.


Thursday 22nd November – Radio self-portrait by Anna Raimondo

What are we speaking about when we talk about radio self- portraits? What are its basic elements? Is it up to the artist and their intention – rather than the audience and their listening – to define it?

Visual art history defines an art-work as a self-portrait. However, in sound and radio art, as the tradition is still relatively young we are invited to question the genre of self-portraits.

The artist in the radio gives up their body and enters into a sound space where the listening re-gives volume to their presence, identity, desires and thoughts.

Join Anna for a selection of clips from generations of artists from Europe, Canada and Africa, ranging from soundscapes to the spoken word, from experimental radio shows to radiophonic music.

: Thursday 22nd November 2012
Where: Invisible Picture Palace, The Wapping Project, E1W 3SG
Tickets: £3 in advance, £4 on the door.

Thursday 15th November: Open Mini-Jack Night

Our open mini-jack night is back! Join us at the Invisible Picture Palace and bring us some of your audio to play.

Just plug in your i-pod, laptop or recording device and share your audio with our friendly crowd. Works in progress welcome!

When: Thursday 15th November, 7.30pm
 £4.00 or £5.00 on the door
Where: The Wapping Project Glasshouse


Thursday 8th November – In Conversation with Dave Pickering

Independent podcaster Dave Pickering presents a discussion of the “in conversation” podcast genre, focusing on what makes these conversations different from interviews that take place in mainstream media. He’ll play highlights from some of the best examples of these podcasts and include some extracts from his own conversation based show, Getting Better Acquainted.Dave’s work was nominated forthe Sony Best Internet Programme Award in 2009 and the Best Online Creator Award in the 2012 Radio Production Awards. GBA was recently featured on Helen and Olly’s Required Listening on Radio 5 Live.
Dave has a day job and works in many other mediums but is a passionate audio creator who wants to involve you in the conversation.

This presentation will be recorded and eventually posted as an episode of the GBA podcast.

When: Thursday 8th November 2012, 7.30pm
Where: Invisible Picture Palace, The Wapping Project, E1W 3SG
Tickets: £3 in advance, £4 on the door.

Thursday 1st November – Election Night special

In the week of the US presidential election, The Invisible Picture Palace brings you a night of politics-themed audio, from tales of voting in the segregated American South to some vintage Monty Python.

.When: Thursday 1st November 2012, 7.30pm
Where: Invisible Picture Palace, The Wapping Project, E1W 3SG
Tickets: £3 in advance, £4 on the door.

Thursday 25th October – An History of Chorus with Andrew Miller and Duncan McAfee

Supposing that one might be able to tell more about a particular culture by what it throws away, An History of Chorus is an archive of choral records bought from charity shops and junk stores.

The growing collection was first exhibited at the Henry Peacock Gallery and fa projects in 2004 and consisted at that time of over 350 records. These are all catalogued and referenced by choir so that visitors to the archive can select and listen to recordings. The catalogue contains a discussion between The Miller and McAfee Press and Graeme Kay, an authority on the history of choral music and broadcaster for BBC Radio 3.

The archive will be exhibited at The Invisible Picture Palace for 7 days from 18th October and visitors during this period are invited to select a track to be played from the archive at the listening event. Andrew Miller and Duncan McAfee will play these recordings along with selections of their own at the live event.

Duncan McAfee and Andrew Miller have been collaborating as artists as The Miller and McAfee Press since 1999

When: Thursday 25th October 2012
Where: Invisible Picture Palace, The Wapping Project, E1W 3SG
Tickets: £3 in advance, £4 on the door.

Thursday 18th October – “Stone Tape Shuffle” with Will Shutes and Jess Chandler

Earlier this year saw the release of Iain Sinclair’s “Stone Tape Shuffle”, an experimental spoken word LP released by Test Centre Publications. Recorded on a single day at East London locations featured in the texts, the album travels across the spaces and timespan of Sinclair’s fictional and poetic career.

Will Shutes and Jess Chandler, the founders of the label, will be at The Invisible Picture Palace to play and discuss the album, with a particular focus on the nearby Wapping locations visited on that day.

: Thursday 18th October 2012
Where: Invisible Picture Palace, The Wapping Project, E1W 3SG
Tickets: £3 in advance, £4 on the door.

Thursday 4th October – An Archival Fiction by Daniela Cascella

Join author Daniela Cascella as she creates an aural travelogue across the sounding sites that she visits throughout her book En Abîme: Listening, Reading, Writing. An Archival Fiction.

Autobiographical narratives of places, pictures, songs, densities of words and sounds, moments of stillness revisit the city of Rome as archival fiction, open up to visions, morph into abstraction.

When: Thursday 4th October 2012 @ 7.30pm
Where: Invisible Picture Palace, The Wapping Project, E1W 3SG
Tickets: £3 in advance, £4 on the door.


Thursday 27th September: Open Mini-Jack Night

Just plug in your i-pod, laptop or recording device and share your audio with our friendly crowd. Works in progress welcome!

Tickets: £3.00 or £4.00 on the door
Where: The Wapping Project Glasshouse
When: 27th September, 7.30pm

Thursday 20th September – Dog Tales with Connor Walsh

Bring your best friend to the glasshouse! It’s always fun to see how they respond to recorded barks, and there will be plenty of those when In The Dark’s Connor Walsh presents an evening of dog tales told in sound.

The stories come from across the world, including some early Radiolab bootleg, some Australian dog psychology, and some sound treats for big floppy ears.

When: Thursday 20 September 2012
Where: Invisible Picture Palace, The Wapping Project, E1W 3SG
Tickets: £3 in advance, £4 on the door.

Thursday 13th September – A Ghost of the Radiophonic Workshop

This Thursday the Invisible Picture Palace hosts one of London’s most prominent inheritors of the BBC’s legendary Radiophonic Workshop. Robin Thefog, aka Robin Warren, will play part of his tape-loop tribute to the now-abandoned former home of the BBC World Service, The Ghosts of Bush (as in Bush House). He will also play some radiophonic items that inspire him, and as ever in the glasshouse on a Thursday, stick around for the conversation afterwards!

When: Thursday 13 September 2012.
Where: Invisible Picture Palace, The Wapping Project, Wapping Wall E1W 3SG
Tickets: £3 in advance, £4 on the door.

Thursday 30th August: Open Mini-Jack Night

After the success of our first open-mini-jack night we’ve decided to make it a regular event! From August ’till December you can join us on the last Thursday of every month and bring us some of your audio to play.

Just plug in your i-pod, laptop or recording device and share your audio with our friendly crowd. Works in progress welcome!

Tickets: £4.00 or £5.00 on the door
Where: The Wapping Project Glasshouse
When: 30th August, 7.30pm

Thursday 23rd August: Little Waves of Indulgence with Connor Walsh

There’s a world of indulgent radio on shortwave – from international broadcasters with vague remits, hobbyists and pirates.

Former shortwave broadcaster and long-time listener Connor Walsh (In The Dark) presents some examples of what producers have been getting away with, and spills the beans from his experience working in shortwave radio stations from here to China and New Zealand.

Plus, we’ll have a shortwave radio on hand for you to explore with afterwards.

Photo: Underwood & Underwood (Brownsville Daily Herald, April 1922)

Tickets: £3.00 or £4.00 on the door
Where: The Wapping Project Glasshouse
When: Thursday 23rd August, 7.30pm

Thursday 9th August: The Great Stethoscopic Heart Experiment

Inspired by our curious “Stethoscopic Heart Record”, artist Kitty Walker embarks on an experimental exploration of the heart as sound and metaphor (and we’re her guinea-pigs!)

Tickets: £3.00 or £4.00 on the door
Where: The Wapping Project Glasshouse
When: 9th August, 7.30pm

Thursday 2nd August: (Talk + Listening event) Ian Rawes

Ian Rawes (British Library, London Sound Survey) takes us on a trip of sounds through the ages.

The London Sound Survey ( is an online project which has collected around a thousand recordings of the capital. Its founder Ian Rawes will present a selection of London sounds from the present back to the origins of mobile recording, and he’ll describe some of the pleasures and difficulties of urban sound recording.

Thursday 26th July: A Found Sound Special With Mark Vernon

We haven’t even had our official launch and there is already a prize for “most poked” CDs in the shop. Anyone who’s been in has probably had a stroke of the little Scottish Tartan pocket and looked a little perplexed at the copper creation “Mort aux Vaches” (pictured).

But of course, this being an invisible picture palace, the objects are only a part of the story. For the adventurous souls who’ve had a listen to the CDs inside, there’s a world of  experimental audio collage, soundscapes and found sound  to be discovered, the work of Glasgow-based sound artist Mark Vernon.

And so it seems right and proper that on the 26th July at 7.30pm (our first event after the launch) Mark will join us to talk about his work and, in particular, the world of “Found Sound” – the discarded casettes and home recordings that can be found by anyone in junk shops, car boot sales (and, of course, the invisible picture palace).

Tickets: £4.00 or £5.00 on the door
Where: The Wapping Project Glasshouse
When: 26th July, 7.30pm

Thursday 16th August: The [Un]Observed

The [Un]Observed is an internationally recognized Radio Magazine of candid conversations and explorations, works in sound and produced pieces from around the world. Editor in Chief, TaniaKetenjian will be playing a selection of pieces from the site and talk about the project.

Tickets: £3.00 or £4.00 on the door
Where: The Wapping Project Glasshouse
When: 16th August, 7.30pm

Thursday 6th September – The Sporting Life.

Don’t worry we haven’t forgotten the Olympics. As the Paralympics get underway, In The Dark hosts a night of sports-themed radio – with a twist. Expect tales of roller girls, artistic cricket and much more in an programme selected by the notably un-sporty Jessie Levene, ITD volunteer and recent graduate of the MA Radio programme at Goldsmiths.

Tickets: £3.00 or £4.00 on the door
Where: The Wapping Project Glasshouse
When: 6th September, 7.30pm



“Beyond the Grave” – Thursday 19th July @ Abney Cemetery

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to popular demand we are holding a second sitting of this event, meeting at the cemetery gates at 9.45pm.

For one night only, In The Dark will take up residence in a derelict chapel set in the midst of the historical Abney Cemetery in Stoke Newington, for a night of stories told through sound.

This time we’re asking for a prompt arrival by 8.30pm at the cemetery gates. For safety reasons, all In The Dark guests will be escorted by experienced grave diggers from the main gate to the chapel.

Guests are warned against wandering off on their own, and must be escorted at any time during their stay at the cemetery.

Bon Courage!

Please note: Guests can bring own food and drinks (within reason) to the event, as their will be no bar on the night.

When: Thursday 19th July, 9.45pm (10.00pm start)


The Chapel at Abney Cemetery,

Stoke Newington High Street, N16

Tickets: £8.00 adv. £10.00 on the door (part of the ticket price will go towards the upkeep of the cemetery)

Please note tickets for the 8.30 start have sold out. Due to popular demand we will be holding a second sitting, meeting at the cemetery gates at 9.45pm

Tuesday 10th July: On Location: Writers, Sounds and Places @ The British Library

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In The Dark will be at the British Library this Tuesday in collaboration with the Guardian for an intriguing event exploring British locations in words, sound recordings, film and discussion, featuring writers Rachel Lichtenstein, Alice Oswald and Marina Warner, and chaired by Madeleine Bunting.

Join us for words and sounds from 18.30 – 20.00 at the British Library

£7.50 / £5 concessions, click here to book tickets now>>


1st June, 7.30pm, In The Dark Presents an evening of Radio with Subtitles @ Sound // Space

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Man at Beer Cafe (5 minutes, Produced by Susanne Björkman for Swedish National Radio, 1974, Sweden)

The Garden (49 minutes, Produced by Tim Hinman for Third Ear, 2010, Denmark)

Join us at the Sound//Space pop-up record store – part of the V22 Summer Club – where we will be curating an evening of audio with subtitles. A rare opportunity to experience two classic Scandinavian pieces that no respectable audio-lover should miss!

The Garden is an award winning documentary that embarks an increasingly bizarre and fantastical journey as producer Tim Hinman sets about uncovering a historical mystery – and possible murder – in the heart of Denmark’s capital.

It will be preceded by Man at Beer Cafe, a timeless gem of Swedish radio by producer Susanne Björkman.

When: 1st June 2012, 7.30pm


V22 Workspace
The Biscuit Factory
100 Clements Rd
London SE16 4DG


Tickets: £5.00/£6.00 Click here to book now >>

New regular events starting in May: In The Dark @ The Wapping Project Bookshop

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Starting in May In The Dark will be taking up regular residence at the Wapping Project Bookshop, holding events on the last Thursday of every month.

The Wapping Project Bookshop is housed in a small glasshouse that fits between 8-15 people, creating an intimate listening environment and a playground for live sound experiments.

There will be everything from themed listening events and archive spotlights to “open mini-jack” nights and experiments in live production.

All events are £4.00 advance or £5.00 on the door (unless otherwise stated).

And our first event on 31st May is absolutely free!
For more info about the up-coming events click here >>


The Dark Room Launches in London

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A new initiative from In The Dark: The Dark Room is a new way for feature-producers at all levels to develop independent audio projects in a supportive, friendly and professionally-led environment.

Whether you have reels of raw tape you want to get editing, a rough cut that needs a few more ears on it or just the seed of an idea you’ve never got round to developing, The Dark Room is a tutor-led weekly meeting group designed to help support and nurture independent projects and help you develop your skills.

It is also a great opportunity to meet other producers and exchange ideas and knowledge in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The courses will be led by the award-winning producer Nina Perry.

And we’re offering a special discount price for our first 4-week block of sessions: £35 (professional) £20 (student/unwaged) for all four sessions.

To read more  click here>>>

The first Dark Room has now sold out, but stay tuned for the next set of dates!


8th May 2012, 8.00pm feat. Gerry Anderson @ The Cathedral Arts Quarter Festival, Belfast

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On 8th May In The Dark will be in Belfast for The Cathedral Arts Quarter Festival which is held annually in Belfast’s hippest part of town. It has an eclectic mix of theatre, comedy and spoken word – an ideal home for In The Dark!
The event will feature Gerry Anderson – a seasoned broadcaster who has a daily radio show on Radio Ulster and has been recording features and talks for R4 since God was a boy. He’ll be introducing his BBC Radio 4 feature The Mystery of the Moving Statues and will answer questions on the making of the programme afterwards.
When: 8th May 2012, 8.00pm
The Black Box Green Room
18-22 Hill Street
This event is Free! To reserve a place please click here >>

14th May, 7.30pm: One Night Stand … An Evening of Hardcore Listening

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Join us for a night of hardcore listening as your regular dose of great audio gets naughty …

It’ll be an audio romp from the Middle Ages to today, just off Carnaby Street.

The traditional English pub venue serves food, so make an evening of it with some of the world’s finest radio producers, who will be visiting for the International Features Conference up the road at Broadcasting House.

A Warning: if you’re offended by sexual content, this event is not for you.

When: Monday 14 May @ 7:30 PM

Where: The Clachan Pub, Kingley Street, W1B 5QH

Price: £4 advance/£5 on the door

2nd May, 7.30pm: Sound Bank 2 Premiere @ Sugarhouse Studios

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On 2nd May at 7.30pm we will be premiering the latest audio works to be created through the Sound Bank grant scheme.

The event will be held at the Sugarhouse, a soon to be demolished warehouse-come-temporary-cinema, the latest project from our friends at Assemble Studio.

If you would like to find out more about the Sound Bank or would like to attend please email

The finished pieces will be available to listen to on this site from 3rd May.


‘“…sound has an elastic, limitless quality here, swirling round fascinating ideas.” Elizabeth Mahoney, The Guardian, on the productions of the Sound Bank 1

4th April 2012, 7.30pm: Martin Johnson @ Lightship95

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 Join us for a night of stories told through sound, by award-winning Swedish producer Martin Johnson.
Among Martin’s picks is one of his highly acclaimed features on a maritime theme. Stories of the sea, in the dark? What better venue than deep inside a lightship!
Lightship95 is docked at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London E14 – signposted from East India station.
Martin won a special award at the Prix Italia in 2008 for his documentary “My Father Takes a Vacation”, which is in a mix of Swedish and English. A version with subtitles is available from Swedish Radio here and is a great listen.
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When: Wednesday 4 April 7:30

Where: Lightship95, Trinity Buoy Wharf E14 0JW (limited parking; walk is signposted from East India DLR)
Price: £7 advance, £8 on the door.
Note: The Fat Bouy diner will stay open especially so we can have food and drink either side of the event, while enjoying the view across the dome and Isle of Dogs – just remember to bring cash as the diner can’t take cards and there’s no ATM at the wharf.

Wed 21st March 2012: Cityscapes@The Wapping Project

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Join us for an intimate night of listening where we’ll be tuning into the urban soundscape and exploring stories of city life.

We’re back in the Glasshouse at the Wapping project (complete with wood burning stove!) so book early as the venue only fits 8 people!

When: Wednesday 21st March at 7.30pm

Where: The Wapping Project Bookshop, Wapping Wall, E1W 3ST

Price: £3.00 advance, £4.00 on the door


Thurs 8th March, 8pm – In The Dark feat. Sean Street @ Bethnal Green Library

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Sean Street In The DarkOn 8th March Sean Street will be curating an evening of stories told through sound at the beautiful Bethnal Green Library. Sean’s book “The Poetry of Radio – The Colour of Sound” was recently published by Routledge and Sean will be talking more about the book and playing pieces that have inspired him over the years.

When: Thursday 8th March 8pm

Bethnal Green Library
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 0HL

Tickets:£4 in advance, £5 on the door Please note: We have sold out of pre-pay tickets. There will be tickets available on the door.


In The Dark Listening Room @ BBC Fast Train, 7th February

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On 7th February In The Dark will be hosting a small all-day listening room as part of the BBC Fast Train event.

The day will be jam packed full of top notch free training for radio professionals, a great opportunity to meet other radio people and be inspired.

And for those who enjoy a more laid-back approach to inspiration, the listening room will provide you with lots of cushions and an all-day programme of adventurous short radio pieces so you can pop by and put your feet up for a few minutes – at any time!

You can also meet the team and learn more about how you can get involved, apply for Sound Bank grants and contribute work to In The Dark’s live listening events.

To read more about the BBC Fast Train Click here >>

Tuesday 13th December, 7.30pm – In The Dark + Moshi Moshi night of Christmas Stories Told Through Sound!

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Get your tickets now for this year’s In The Dark Christmas Party! This year we’ll be teaming up with our favorite record label, Moshi Moshi, in celebration of our forthcoming collaborative record release of spoken word radio, stories and soundscapes (more details to come in the New Year!).

Until then, why not join us for a good old fashioned Christmas knees up and communal radio listen in the brilliant Book Club near Old Street where we promise to entertain and delight your ears with stories of Christmas joy (and maybe the occasional family argument!)

After the “listening” there will be drinks and festive cheer till late.




Time: 7.30pm for a 8.00 start


The Book Club

100-106 Leonard St

London, EC2A 4RH

Tickets: £3 advance, £4 on the door


Saturday 19th November, 7.30pm: In The Dark featuring Benjamen Walker @ The Railroad Cafe

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So what do you do when you find out American radio renegade Benjamen Walker (Too Much Information, WFMU is paying a surprise visit to London in just 1 week?

Do you:

a) Drop him an email wish him a pleasant stay in London

b) Arrange to meet him for a civilized cup of coffee and perhaps suggest a future visit where he could curate an In The Dark listening session

c) Do nothing

The answer, of course, is secret option d) Find a cosy venue in Hackney to accommodate you at short notice, frantically email Ben to beg him to be there and then invite everyone to come and join you for an evening of listening, curated by the man himself.

So, if you too have spontaneity in your bones and a love for off the wall radio philosophising, cancel your plans and join us at the Railroad Cafe in Hackney for a night of audio and radio listening!

When: Saturday 19th November, 7.30pm


The Railroad Cafe

120-122 Morning Lane,


London E9 6LH

Tickets: £4 in advance, £5 on the door – places are limited so book now!


In The Dark @ The Wapping Project Bookshop

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Join us for a night of imaginative audio about gardens and the great outdoors, in a glasshouse. We’re taking over the bookshop at the Wapping Project – a glasshouse with bookshelves and a wood burning stove. The venue is small so book early!

Tuesday 18th October 2011 @ 7:30pm
The Wapping Project, Wapping Wall, E1W 3ST
£6 in advance, £7 on the door.


Next In The Dark Sydney @ St Stephens Church, Newtown

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ABC Radio National, 2SER 107.3 and FBi’s All the Best presents the second In the Dark listening event in a unique location in the heart of Newtown, Sydney.

This time the event will be all ages and take place inside St Stephens Church in Newtown, a 137 year old building considered a masterpiece in gothic revival architecture.

This will be an extra special In the Dark because the feature piece is specifically about St Stephens Church, Camperdown Cemetery and Newtown itself. Jane Ulman and Steven Tilley are two of the most experienced radio makers in Australia. In the late 90’s they constructed “A Green Thought in a Green Shade”; an engaging feature around the stories, history and poetry of the inner-west suburb.

The night will also feature a selection of short audio stories from Sydney’s own dedicated feature show All the Best. All the Best, broadcast on community radio station FBi 94.5, is a weekly radio show made by emerging storytellers that looks at Sydney and its people.

When: Saturday 24th September, listening starts at 7.30pm

Where: St Stephen’s Church, 189 Church St, Newtown

Tickets: $8 on the door only

12th August: An evening of audio shorts @ Folly For A Flyover 8.00pm

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flyover-poster1As part of our exciting collaboration with the Folly for a Flyover, next month In The Dark will be curating an evening of audio shorts taken from submissions sent to us over the past 2 months (along side some of our old favorites).

Come along and spend an evening transported by the world of audio in one of London’s most unusual summer venues…. under the A12 Flyover in Hackney Wick.

Details: Doors at 8.00pm for an 8.30 start


Folly For A Flyover

Under the A12 Flyover,
Hackney Wick,
London, E9 5HW

The Folly can be accessed by foot or bicycle along the towpath or from the Eastway.

Train: Hackney Wick

Buses: 26, N26, 30, 236, 276, 388, 488

Tickets: £4.00 advance or £5.oo on the door.

The Sound Bank Premiere Party! 7th July, 7.30pm, The Tabernacle, London

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sound-bank-premiere-posterA celebration of In The Dark’s exciting first year and an exclusive listening evening for the first features to be created through the Sound Bank grant scheme!


Signal To Noise by Paolo Pietropaolo (Canada)

Lights Out by Delaney Hall (USA)

Magga – Rikke Houd (Denmark)

The Sound Bank will also be launching its next round of grants at the event.

Date: 7th July, 7.30pm

Tickets: Free. Click here to register >>

Venue: The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY

What is the Sound Bank?

The Sound Bank is a unique fund dedicated to commissioning the best in independent audio story telling from around the world, outside the straitjacket of conventional radio commissioning.

Set up by the In The Dark, the Sound Bank offers grants for the production of new short pieces. An independent jury of international radio enthusiasts awards up to four grants.

The second Sound Bank grant scheme will be opening on 7th July – full details will be made available on this site.

The First Ever In The Dark in Sydney: A Tribute to Tony Barrell

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ABC Radio National and 2SER 107.3 are proud to be supporting the very first In the Dark listening event in Sydney, Australia at GoodGod Small Club on Friday June 17th.

The first Sydney In the Dark will be a particularly special event which will pay tribute to radio documentary producer, film-maker and writer Tony Barrell who sadly passed away earlier this year.  Tony had an incredible career covering a diverse range of stories from across the globe.  Tony was recently described as, “wickedly funny, deeply serious and highly intelligent”.  He leaves a remarkable and highly influential legacy which In the Dark is proud to share and celebrate on June 17.

Russell Stapleton is a sound engineer and good friend of Tony’s and together they worked on many award winning pieces.  Russell will be selecting some of Tony’s best work to play on the night and will also describe what it was like working with such a creative mind.
Please join us for a unique night of Tony Barrell’s stories told through sound.
Friday June 17th @ 7.00pm
GoodGod Small Club
53-55 Liverpool Street
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Tickets: $5.80 on the door

Mon 25th April: In The Dark feat. Martin Williams @ Passing Clouds

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in-the-dark-feat-martin-williams-passing-cloudsWe’re back at one of our favorite venues this month, Passing Clouds and we’re very pleased to be joined by guest curator Martin Williams. Martin’s work has aired on Resonance FM, where he featured in their New Year’s Eve line up, described as “the country’s finest radio artist“.

His work has be used in the Deep Wireless festival in Canada, Radio New Zealand, and in films. He currently works for the BBC.


Monday 25th April@7.30pm

Passing Clouds
1 Richmond Road
E8 4AA
just off Kingsland Road behind the Haggerston pub


£5.00 on the door

Wed 30th March: In The Dark feat. Hardeep Singh Kohli @ The Pleasance Theatre

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Back to our usual programme after the brilliant all-dayer, Clocks and Clouds, this month we are joined by writer and presenter, Hardeep Singh Kohli, who will be curating an evening of listening at one of London’s most exciting fringe theatres: the Pleasance Theatre.

Hardeep began his broadcasting career working in radio and despite various segues into TV and writing, he still holds the wireless very dear, presenting extensively across Radio 4, from primetime slots like Midweek, Saturday Live to The Food Programme and Pick of the Week. He has made a plethora of documentaries for Radio 4 and recently won “Director’s Choice” at the prestigious Third Coast International Audio Festival, for his documentary, The Loneliness of the Goalkeeper.

As part of In The Dark’s running programme of curated public listenings, he will be presenting his picks of audio both from his own career, and from producers that have inspired him.

Tickets are available from the Pleasance Theatre website: click here to read more and buy now>>


The Pleasance Theatre

Carpenters Mews

London N7 9EF

Underground: Caledonian Road
Wed 30th March, 7.30pm


Available from The Pleasance Theatre Website >>

5th March 2011, Clocks and Clouds – An All Day In The Dark Event!

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On 5th March In The Dark will be holding its first all-day event, the alternative audio conference for feature-lovers: Clocks and Clouds.

There will be talks, listenings, masterclasses and plenty of opportunities to meet and hang out with other producers and listeners.

For everyone interested in crafted audio: industry professionals, aspiring feature-makers, students and discerning listeners!

All the money raised from ticket sales will be going towards the next round of the Sound Bank grant scheme.


The Programme

1000 WELCOME Nina Garthwaite

1015 Julie Shapiro (Artistic Director of the Third Coast Festival) – Audio in the US: The State of the Airwaves

1130 coffee

1145 John Wynne (Sound artist/radio producer) will talk about ‘composing audio’ for the art scene as well as for broadcast

1300 Lunch (included in the ticket price) A chance to chat with guests and delegates over a bite to eat.

1345 Peter Nash (Monty Funk, SADiE) Peter will deconstruct one of his acclaimed documentary-drama mixes to reveal how raw tape can be turned into audio gold.

1445 Coffee

1500 Laurence Grissell (BBC Documentaries Unit) will be delving into the archives for forgotten gems of BBC feature production

1615 Final session co-hosted by Julie Shapiro and Francesca Panetta, including final Q & A with delegates and premiere of “When An Angel Passes …”

1700 End


The Lecture Hall

Toynbee Hall

28 Commercial Street


E1 6LS

Nearest Tube: Aldgate East


£55.00 or £45.00 concessions.

In The Dark feat. Ronan Kelly (The Curious Ear, RTÉ)

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in-the-dark-feat-the-curious-ear-the-bellSOLD OUT

On 1st February we will be joined by Ronan Kelly (The Curious Ear, RTÉ) all the way from Ireland to share with us a night of stories told through sound.

There are limited places so get your tickets while you can!


Tuesday 1st February, doors at 8.00pm

The Bell

50 Middlesex St


E1 7EX

The nearest tubes are Liverpool St, Aldgate and Aldgate East

Christmas In The Dark

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itd-xmasSOLD OUT

This Wednesday: a special Christmas In The Dark with radio, mince pies and mulled wine.

Spaces are very limited so please RSVP!!


Starts at 8.00pm

Time For Tea

110 Shoreditch High Street


E1 6JN

Entry is free but it’ll be a bit of a squeeze so do let us know you’re coming either by e-mail or via the contact form

In The Dark @ The Whitechapel Gallery Late Nights Feat. Third Ear

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In November Tim Hinman from the brilliant online audio magazine Third Ear will be flying over from Denmark especially for In The Dark and will present a series of audio works from Denmark and beyond.

There will be a few foreign language pieces  but don’t panic – there will be subtitles! A great opportunity to hear work that would otherwise be impossible for many, from a country that knows a thing or two about how to make great radio.

Tickets are already on sale and if the last two were anything to go by they’ll be selling out fast so get yours while you can from The Whitechapel Gallery Website



18th November, 8pm

The Whitechapel Gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX

Transport – Aldgate East Tube, Liverpool St, Tower Gateway DLR

Full Price – £7.00, Concessions –  £6.00, Whitechapel Members – £3.00 from The Whitechapel Gallery Website

Sunday 26th September, 8.00pm: In The Dark Featuring Resonance FM @ The Jellyfish Theatre

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This month In The Dark teams up with Resonance FM’s Ed Baxter to curate a night of audio oddness, unnatural radio and unsettling soundscapes in one of London’s newest venues. Mixing everything from 70s audio porn to TS Eliot by way of Leslie Phillips, In The Dark promises you a thoroughly unusual night at the theatre.

Our Curator

The event will be curated by Ed Baxter who is programming director of Resonance104.4fm, winner of the Radio Academy’s Nations and Regions Award for London. Ed favours a lo-fi aesthetic, conceptual art and expressionism. The evening promises contributions from Australian vocal pyrotechnician Chris Mann; award-winning climbing writer Jim Perrin; Barry Humphries interviewing TS Eliot; 1970s audio porn; the Resonance Radio Orchestra; a cast-list to put The Expendables to shame; and a new piece written for Leslie Phillips.

The Venue

And as if that wasn’t enough, we are very excited to be hosting the evening at The Jellyfish Theatre, London’s first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials. The theatre is temporary and will be dismantled in October, so catch it while you can!

The Jellyfish Theatre
The Marlborough Playground
11 – 25 Union Street
London SE1 1LB

The nearest underground stations are London Bridge, Borough and Southwark.

Advance Tickets are no longer available but there will be tickets available on the door

18th August 2010, 7.30pm In The Dark @ Passing Clouds featuring The Hackney Podcast

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On August 18th Francesca Panetta of the award-winning Hackney Podcast will be putting on the In The Dark curator’s cap and choosing a selection of audio and documentary features for your aural delight. The evening will include the works of Radiolab and Kaffe Matthews, as well as a close listening of The Hackney Podcast’s most recent audio documentary, “Night”. The event will be taking place in the cosy surroundings upstairs at:

Passing Clouds
1 Richmond Road
E8 4AA
just off Kingsland Road behind the Haggerston pub.

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Special Event: In The Dark at Home, 1st July, 7.30pm

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Bringing us back down to earth following the the glitz and glamour of our week at LIDF In The Dark will be holding a cosy event at a secret venue in South London on 1st July.

Until now our events have all been in bars and cinemas, but this time we’re trying something different. We’ll be listening to a selection of award-winning radio documentaries in the more cosy surroundings of a house in Brixton.

The programme will include:

Out of Body Roger (Radiolab, USA):
Out of body experiences in 70s California

000 Ambulance (Kyla Brettle, Australia):
Nightshifts in the emergency room

Lonni: The body waxer (Evan Roberts, USA):
“Keeping San Francisco smooth, one pussy at a time”

At the end of it all, there’ll be some (amazing) food- our host Olivia is a cook, and has kindly agreed to feed us all.

There’s limited space, so let us know ASAP if you want a place. Plus ones welcome too – let us know if you’re coming via our Facebook Event Page or alternatively you can e-mail us via our contacts page.

Full venue details will be released to attendees closer to the time.

Songs My Mother Taught Me + Discussion with Chris Brookes

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The Courthouse Hotel Cinema, 1st May 2010, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, £8.00/£6.00


Chris Brookes’ personal style of feature-making can be heard at its most intriguing – and at times most uncomfortable – in this “documentary novel” about war brides – women, including his own mother, who married allied servicemen

stationed in Britain during World War II. Based upon wartime diaries, letters, photos and recordings it is both an exploration of history and a personal journey of discovery, as events from Chris’ present resonate with those of his mother’s past.
Produced by: Chris Brookes
Origin: Canada (CBC/Battery Radio, 1997)
Run Time: 52 mins

Discussion: The Rebirth of Radio – Crafted Audio in the Digital Age

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The Courthouse Hotel Cinema, 1st May 2010, 3.00pm – 5.00pm, FREE

Discussion with guests Tony Phillips (BBC World Service), Francesca Panetta (The Guardian, Hackney Podcast), Chris Brookes (Battery Radio), Nina Perry (UK) and Chaired by Alan Hall (Falling Tree Productions).

Register here >>

Little Woman: What Now? + Discussion with Berit Hedemann

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The Courthouse Hotel Cinema, 30th April 2010, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, £6.00/£8.00


A hymn to Pamela Anderson, the Norwegian economy and all the country’s 11 year old girls. From women’s magazine editors to a young bulimia sufferer, Berit Hedemann’s Little Woman explores the consequences of Norway’s oil-fuelled economic boom on its women. The piece provocatively cuts between its subjects, with a narrating voice that ponders the connections and implications that emerge, as much a subconscious as an authority figure, prompting some interesting questions about the potential of documentary not just in presenting facts but in presenting ideas. The result is a piece that is compelling, funny and, at times, disturbing.

Produced by: Berit Hedemann
Origin: Norway (NRK, with subtitles, 1997)
Run Time:

For tickets click here

Melting Point + Discussion with Nina Perry

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The Courthouse Hotel Cinema, 29th April 2010, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, £8.00/£6.00


A composed feature by Nina Perry exploring the environmental, cultural and musical significance of the icy landscapes of Greenland, Iceland and the Highlands of Scotland. Featuring the words of an Icelandic writer, a Greenlandic fisherman, a drama therapist and an ice-climbing fiddle-playing mountain rescuer interwoven with spectacular recordings of the ice sheet as it carves and a specially composed musical soundscape.

Produced by: Nina Perry
Origin: UK (BBC/Falling Tree Productions, 2009)
Run Time: 28’30

For tickets click here

In The Dark Launch @ The Hub, 26th January 2010

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2010 heralds the beginning of a new and exciting partnership between the London International Documentary Festival (LIDF) and In The Dark. Inspired by LIDF’s approach of encouraging conversation not just about film, but between different forms, styles and techniques of filmmaking, In The Dark will be hosting a series of events that will encourage audiences to close their eyes and open their ears to the world of aural story telling. With guests from Norway, Iceland and Canada, as well as the best of Britian’s home grown talent, In The Dark and LIDF will be presenting a programme of workshops and “listening” events that are set to inspire practioners and audiences alike.

On January 26th we will be celebrating the launch of this partnership through an event at The Hub in King’s Cross. The night will feature a listening session of 2009 Prix Europa Prize-winning documentary “Mighty Mac”(RTE) followed by a Q&A with Liam O’Brien, series producer for RTE’s “Documentary on One”. This will be the first of a series of festival events that will bring radio producers from around the world to showcase and discuss their radio features with UK audiences.

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