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The Unicorn Garden
Mary Bartlett's book binding studio at Dartington forms the backdrop for this soundscape as we explore the history of the Unicorn from ancient Egypt to modern day Libya. Somewhere among the tangled taxonomy of Cervids, Bovids, Equines and Paradoxa we eke out the answer to the proverbial question: are Unicorns real? Our journey continues among the ripening trusses of tomatoes as we stroll through the walled garden in the heat of the English summer...
The River Killers
An acoustic journey: The River Killers explores the state of our rivers and how we should care for them as they care for us... Ask not for whom the horn sounds ~ it sounds for thee...
A Soundscape: Assessing the High-Risk Perioperative Patient
A soundscape from the original programme "Assessing the High-Risk Perioperative Patient." Elements of sounds, some familiar and others disconcerting, are blended with snippets of conversation to create that state of consciousnesses where we eavesdrop as a third party to our own conversation - in a world that is just at odds with ourselves. With thanks to Dr Gary Minto.
Assessing the High-Risk Perioperative Patient
Assessing risk to patients before surgery is really handy and luckily for us there are some smart people around who have worked out how that can be done. Join me as I'm put through my cardio-vascular paces and see how my system bears up, while also dipping in & out of some intriguing questions about the conscious mind. Can you anaesthetise a worm? Over to Dr Gary Minto...
Sailing Onboard Lacerta
Take a beverage of your choice, sit down and drift off to the sounds of the waves as they journey across the ocean to meet the bows of Lacerta... all mixed with the delicate sounds of the winds in the rigging and the harsh noise of rope working in ratchet. In this programme we hear from Debbie and David Phillips about their lifestyle 'hobby' of sailing and we also learn about Debbie's work with Forever Living.
Cornish Gig Rowing
Get into Gig Racing! We hear how the Brixham Gig Club provides Something for the Weekend for the busy people of Brixham. But first...sit down and get comfortable; this is an invitation for you to take some time out and relax to the sounds of the oars, rope and water. Let slow radio lead you and field recording take you on a journey...
The BT Posse
Join the BT Posse! We hear from the Border Terriers and their owners and how they meet to walk, talk and relax in beautiful settings all over the country and how the people behind Coralline Health make this something for the weekend for all to enjoy... with the soundscape of tricking streams and the crashing waves of the sea...
Bijou Theatre Productions
Take a front row seat with the Bijou Theatre and relax while listening to Sarah Caplan as she directs a rehearsal of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None"... ascend to the gods to get a glimpse of the history of Bijou and what goes on back stage... and stick around for the Final Act: the cascading soundscape of the cast.
Tales From the Riverbank
Sit down and drift off to the sounds of the Dahabeya as we sail along the River Nile while learning more of what Egypt has to offer... all mixed with the echoing sounds of the Muezzins as they call from the multiple minarets... In this programme we hear from Khyry Ali Abdul Majid about the boat that he hires - The Queen Tiye and the beautiful Villas that he rents in the ancient city of Luxor.
In this programme we hear from the public speaker, coach and lawyer Julian Summerhayes about the 'whole-self' approach of Integrative Law... mixed to the sounds of bicycle gears, bringing pleasure to your listening ears...
The BodyKind Festival
Join Zoe The Headmistress as she talks us through the art of Strutology, listen to Megan as she tells us about her work as Bodiposipanda, learn from Harnaam Kaur as she shares her wisdom and wonder at the everyday ambiguity of Chris Paradox... with a little insight from the naked Miss Glory Pearl to boot. Thank you to Edd Donavan and The Wandering Moles for the music track "I AM" which begs the question: what kind of person are you? Have a listen to these amazing people, they may help you...
Take some time to unwind and listen to the stories from those who pluck and strum to bring you pleasurable sounds. Come on down with the Cliff Railway from Babbacombe to the secluded beach at Oddicombe where we join the Ukulele Festival - all set to the sounds of the gentle lapping of the waves and the occasional roaring jets of the Red Arrows as they fly high and turn in ukulele formation over this hidden gem on the English Riviera...
16 million plastic bottles are chucked away in the UK every day... take some time to find out how you play your part in this sad story and how young, local artists are raising the profile of such environmental problems while picking up some simple steps that you could take right now that would have a dramatic and instant effect. If we all bought a re-usable water bottle today that would result in 16 million fewer bottles in the environment tomorrow. So what are you waiting for? Just do...
On the Buses
HOLD TIGHT! As we join Tim Jones from Start Point Finance as he steers the Coleridge Bus through the narrow lanes of South Devon. We hear the rich stories from those who rely on this volunteer service and as we drop and shop we are privileged to glimpse the experiences of others and reminded that we all have a story to tell. Set to the purr of the diesel engine and the hiss of the pneumatic door... ting ting...