Inspired by pioneering developments in radio by Pye Ltd in Chesterton, artist Hannah Kemp-Welch has been working with residents of North Cambridge to explore, create and capture stories, songs and sounds which celebrate the diversity of voices within our community.
As part of World Radio Day on February 13th, we’ll hear from residents of North Cambridge: local histories, hopes for the future, playlists, performances, conversations and archival material.
There’s performances throughout the day and a special programme from 6pm.
7am Cambridge Breakfast:
Jim Ede – hear archival material from the founder of Kettle’s Yard
9am 105 Today:
Wintercomfort – listen to stories and songs from people experiencing homelessness
10am Phil Rowe:
Meadows Community Centre – James Lees will talk about his love of singing and about the power of karaoke in a social care setting
CamSight – hear beatboxing and singing made by people with low vision and blindness
1pm Neil Whiteside:
Rowan Humberstone – listen to ceramic students with special educational needs talk about their interests and art
Cambridge African Network will share stories and songs about masquerades
Drive with Steffi Callister:
Romsey Mill – hear young people talk about Grime, volunteering at Romsey Mill and original music
6pm: World Radio Day – Open House Radio
At 6pm, listen to a live hour with Open House artist in residence Hannah Kemp-Welch and special guests.
Pye History Trust – Roger Crabtree talks about the social impact of Pye Ltd in Cambridge.
The Grove Primary School – pupils explore old and new technology.
Cambridge and District Amateur Radio Club – introduction to ham radio, the social aspect and data signal sounds.
Cambridge Community Arts – Music Production students explore the music scene, featuring an interview with Storey’s Field Community Centre in Eddington
North Cambridge Academy – Arts Ambassadors introduce ‘The Rad Lads’ radio show covering nostalgia, school rules and Brexit
Arbury Primary School – children share their ‘wishes for the world’.
You’ll hear original radio shorts, featuring:
Akeman Street Art Club
Cambridge District Amateur Radio Club
Cambridge African Network
Cambridge Community Arts
Cambridge Centre for Computing History
Cambridge Manor Care Home
Cambridge Museum of Technology
Chesterton History Society
The Church of the Good Shepherd
The Grove Primary School
Open House Community Panel
Pye History Trust
North Cambridge Academy
The Red Hen Project