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First Story

This Friday, 10:30am Remind me

Young writers from West Yorkshire schools return to Chapel FM. First Story is a national organization bringing professional writers to secondary schools.

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Step Up and Out

This Friday, 12:30pm Remind me

Students from Rodillian High present stories and poems about seeing and being seen.

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Red Kite: Writing On Air 2021

This Friday, 1:30pm Remind me

Red Kite is Chapel FM’s regular show made by and for young people.

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Womb Stories

This Friday, 2:30pm Remind me

An exploration of stories from the womb by Charlotte Carrick and Holly Early, accompanied by experimental audio

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Wild Geese

This Friday, 3:30pm Remind me

Repentance? Despair? John Irving Clarke and the Agbrigg Writers discuss what they see in Mary Oliver’s vivid poem.

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What Did Jane Eyre See?

This Friday, 4:30pm Remind me

Geraldine Beattie talks about Jane Eyre's visions/vision: Bronte's Jane had fascinating perspectives to bring to that marriage, Reader!

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The Great Debate

This Friday, 5:45pm Remind me

Chapel FM’s radio theatre turns mini-parliament for a free-spirited debate about Seacroft, past, present and future

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Leeds Creatives United

This Saturday, 10:00am Remind me

Playwright Jonathan Hall talks about new ways to bring Leeds theatre makers together, post-pandemic

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Vickie and DB

This Saturday, 11:00am Remind me

Vickie Orton welcomes guest storyteller, disability rights activist, musician and author, DB, who premieres his latest stories and musical compositions

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Served with a Runcible Spoon

This Saturday, 12:00pm Remind me

Runcible Spoon poets gives us their angle on where we are, who we are, and what exactly we’re doing here

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Through the Eyes of a Child.

This Saturday, 1:00pm Remind me

Lydia Kennaway reads poems about her early visual impairment, with poet and GP Emma Storr.

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In-Tense

This Saturday, 2:00pm Remind me

In Stefan Grieve’s drama, three people are trapped. One can only see the past, one the future, the other the present. How to escape?

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A Ship, A Dream

This Saturday, 2:45pm Remind me

It’s 1934 and Lawrence of Arabia is secretly designing super-fast ships for the Navy. Really? True story from Nicholas Bielby.

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The Blanket

This Saturday, 3:45pm Remind me

The blanket is a birthday present, a love story, a fifty year old memoir and a revelation. From Jane Kite

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Open Eye

This Saturday, 4:45pm Remind me

Writers from the afternoon’s Vision-themed workshop led by Lydia Allison read their work.

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A View From Here

This Saturday, 6:00pm Remind me

The Performance Ensemble tell us in poetry, dance and song how the world looks from an older perspective. Art with the wisdom of experience

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Oasis

This Saturday, 6:45pm Remind me

Nick Ellerby, from Oasis School of Human Relations, is quizzed by young activists from Chapel FM about his vision for the future

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High Risk

This Saturday, 8:00pm Remind me

What’s prison really like? An eloquent and powerfully affecting interactive spoken word performance by ex-offenders, plus Q&A.

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Loudspeaker Live

This Saturday, 9:30pm Remind me

D3 and Sarah Autumn present a Live version of this monthly spoken word show

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The Way We See It

Sun 3rd Oct '21, 11:30am Remind me

Otley Poets respond to Antony Gormley’s 'Earth Above Ground' and 'Brick Man' in Leeds Art Gallery

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Who Sees? Who Says?

Sun 3rd Oct '21, 12:30pm Remind me

Writers from the Northern Short Story Festival Academy explore point of view and perspective.

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Seeing Through The Mask

Sun 3rd Oct '21, 2:00pm Remind me

What if the mask is a wheelchair or a white stick, or make-up? Storyteller Vickie Orton with guests.

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Organ-ised

Sun 3rd Oct '21, 3:30pm Remind me

In Helen Shay’s play, a girl comes to Seacroft to sort out a late relative’s estate and discovers strange, unexpected music in her family’s past

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Yaffle Presents

Sun 3rd Oct '21, 6:00pm Remind me

Local independent press Yaffle bring together a gaggle of poets under their publishing wing.

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I Am The Landscape

Sun 3rd Oct '21, 6:45pm Remind me

Poems inspired by Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures, from poet Clare Wigzell.

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It’s a Miracle

Sun 3rd Oct '21, 7:30pm Remind me

An old secret between two old ladies finally comes to light. Short story by Neil Rathmell, performed by Pam Hilton

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Tower of Song

Sun 3rd Oct '21, 8:30pm Remind me

Well-versed in the art of writing to theme, regulars of fabulous songwriters’ night Tower of Song perform Vision songs to round off Writing on Air 2021