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Inkwell: Transforming with Poetry

Sat 23rd Mar '19, 6:00pm

Resist, heal, engage, transcend; words from the heart making a difference in people’s lives.

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Half Moon Spoken

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 5:15pm

Eleven Half Moon poets read and talk about each other’s poems.

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Poetry DNA

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 6:15pm

Poets Tom Weir and Nick Allen reveal to James Fountain how their key influences have shaped their poetic DNA.

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Jo Berry

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 7:15pm

Jo’s father was killed in the Brighton bombing of 1984. She has spent the last 18 years in dialogue with the ex-IRA combatant who planted the bomb. She talks to Mike Winter.

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Hearing the Voice (part 2)

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 10:00am

HtV is the interdisciplinary study of voice-hearing at Durham University which inspired WOA19’s festival theme.

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Stupidity is not the problem

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 8:30pm

Poetry with music hosted by Jimmy Andrex to provoke debate about economic inequality, based on Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman.

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Specially Selected

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 10:30am

A gathering of poetic spoken word and nostalgic music from Jaimes Lewis Moran’s first poetry collection.

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The Voice of Reason (1)

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 10:45am

Aladdin Green is amazed that rubbing an old lamp produces a genie wearing overalls, a hard hat, and hiviz jacket. What to wish for? Story by Geoff Reiss.

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A Proper Conversation

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 11:00am

Hearing voices is often associated with ‘madness’. A short drama by John Martin that challenges the stigma.

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The Voice of Reason (2)

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 11:15am

Sleeping Beauty’s 100-year sleep is nearing its end. Her carer dusts her off every day. Will a prince arrive in time? Story by Geoff Reiss.

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An Otley Run

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 11:45am

Jimmy Andrex talks to Joe Williams about his recent verse novella narrated in the multiple voices of drinkers on the famous Otley Run.

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Double Story 1

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 12:15pm

After everyone you love melts away, there’s no one left to lose; short fiction from Amaylia Dewis. Plus Chapel FM resident storyteller, Vickie Orton.

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Double Story 2

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 1:00pm

Short fiction from Monica Dickson. What would a bag of sweets sound like if they spoke to you?

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Speak up!

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 1:15pm

The Deli team deliver their inimitable smorgasbord of poetry, comedy, discussion and music.

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In the Dark

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 2:30pm

A man wakes up with a hangover. Pitch dark, unknown room. Where is he? What happened? Dark drama by James Fernie.

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1977

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 2:45pm

A girl’s life explodes in puberty. Forty years later the hormones disappear overnight after a hysterectomy. Bitter transition comedy in diaries and song by Ali Bullivent

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Speechless

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 3:45pm

What’s it like not to be able to speak? How do we hear the speechless? Jimmy Andrex interviews poet Jane Kite.

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Strangers in a Strange Land

Fri 22nd Mar '19, 4:30pm

What does home mean? Poems by adults discovering their creativity in English, with Pascha Taylor.

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Unborn

Thu 21st Mar '19, 8:00pm

A play by Neil Rathmell about gender inequality in India, first performed by students at Punjabi University, Patiala.

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Hearing the Voice (part 1)

Thu 21st Mar '19, 10:00am

Researchers from Durham University introduce their interdisciplinary study of voice-hearing.

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The Food of Love

Thu 21st Mar '19, 9:00pm

Jacqueline Saville, Rosalind York and Emily Devane, with Keely Hodgson (cello) and Karen Vaughan (violin),show the ways music can speak for and to us.

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First Story

Thu 21st Mar '19, 10:30am

First Story brings professional writers to secondary schools to work with pupils and teachers. The young writers return to Chapel FM to share their work.

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Savages Out Loud

Thu 21st Mar '19, 10:00pm

Open Mic hosted by The Leeds Savage Club, featuring poet Amy Kinsman.

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Let them Speak

Thu 21st Mar '19, 12:00pm

Stu Hennigan from Leeds Libraries reads the winning entries from a short story competition for schools in the Leeds East Primary Partnership.

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Scattering Sounds

Thu 21st Mar '19, 12:20pm

Silence and speaking out; Chapel FM’s young Associate Writers sow their ideas in our ears.

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Who’s Listening?

Thu 21st Mar '19, 12:45pm

Young people from Chapel FM’s Next Generation Foundation course teach us the art of conversation.

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Runcible Spoon

Thu 21st Mar '19, 1:00pm

Kathleen Strafford reads from her new collection Tell it to the Moon, with guest Andrea Hardaker.

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Seven Ages of Humankind

Thu 21st Mar '19, 2:00pm

From mewling in nurse’s arms to sans everything, The Agbrigg Writers give their take on Shakespeare’s Seven Ages of Man.

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Maturing the Voice

Thu 21st Mar '19, 3:00pm

What’s it like to find your writing voice later in life? Alison Lock and Rachel Kerr review their journey.

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Odd Jobs

Thu 21st Mar '19, 3:45pm

Mike Thompson’s dreams of being a professional footballer were dashed. How did he fill the void? He tells Linda Sage.