Graham Marshall dips into the crazy world of Pat Coyle and Mal Sharpe. A pair of radio reporters in 1960s San Francisco who bemused and terrorised members of the public, using only a microphone, one of the first portable sound recorders and most importantly, the human imagination.
This week’s first program in our occasional ‘Mind Labs’ series is a new original music and comedy sketch show from Boona Wallace & Anxious Andrews. It’s called the “Steam Powered Radio Show” and if you press play; you can have a listen! (ain’t modern technology wonderful?)
Graham Marshall uses this weeks ‘Mind Labs’ to tell us a heartbreaking true story about his life. One that until now; only a handful of people ever knew about. But today, on the airwaves of Sheffield Live! we can finally hear the remarkable tale of friendship, hope, courage, pencilcases and soup. Oh, so much soup…
This week we present a varied selection of short work from graduates of Sheffield Hallam’s MA writing course; performed by local Sheffield actors and performers.
Wireless Times is the on-stage riotous retro radio recreation that has the audience rolling in the aisles, coming from a time when a DJ was a dinner jacket and a big Mac was a large overcoat. Wireless Times is a regular stage show performed as part of Millers Modern Music Hall. This recording is taken from last year when the team came into the studio and worked together with ‘The Cornucopia Radio Show’.
Thursday, 25th June is the second anniversary of the 2007 Sheffield Floods when the River Don over topped its banks causing widespread flooding in the Don Valley area of our city. During this time a 14-year-old boy was swept away by the swollen River Sheaf and a 68 year old man died after attempting to cross a flooded road in Sheffield city centre. The Meadowhall shopping centre also had close due to flooding and the Sheffield Wednesday football ground, Hillsborough was under 6 feet of water.
10 years ago, two Russian artists named Komar and Melamid hired a market research firm to find out the public’s likes and dislikes in art. They wanted to know what works, but moreover they wanted to know what doesn’t work. They began with visual art, and then moved on to music.Online surveys were used to determine what instruments and styles were most favourable in music. The same question was then asked with respect to unfavourable music. They then created two pieces…
The programme was made possible with a grant from the Community Media Association and the UK Media Regulator Ofcom. Ofcom has a duty to promote media literacy and community media is seen as an important partner in this process. The programme follows on from a media literacy workshop at Sheffield Live! and is a collaborative work with contributions from Irini Apostolidou, Fabian Beckett, Alan Fransman, Paul Gregory and Harry Stevens.