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Writing On Air 2022: PEEPAL TREE PRESS

Wed 23rd Nov '22, 7:30pm

Chapel FM Director Tony Macaluso in conversation with Jeremy Poynting, Founder of Peepal Tree Press

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Writing On Air 2022: UNKNOWN SOLDIER

Wed 23rd Nov '22, 8:30pm

Moving performance of Seni Seneviratne’s poems inspired by her father who served as a radio operator in World War Two.

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Writing On Air 2022: SAMANTHA THORNHILL

Wed 23rd Nov '22, 9:45pm

From her Trinidad home, Samantha talks about her vivid new poetry collection The Animated Universe (Peepal Tree Press).

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THE KITCHEN DISPENSARY (Part 1)

Thu 24th Nov '22, 11:45am

Plague, pain and palsy: herbal remedies from past and present. Fascinating exploration of therapeutic recipes.

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Writing On Air 2022: WRITING OUR HAREHILLS

Thu 24th Nov '22, 12:00pm

Harehills locals challenge media narratives about Harehills with poetry written alongside writer Suhaimymah Manzoor-Khan

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Writing On Air 2022: WHEREVER I LAY ME HAT

Thu 24th Nov '22, 1:00pm

Geraldine Beattie talks about how books can make a home, wherever you live.

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Writing On Air 2022: GOING TO THE DEVIL

Thu 24th Nov '22, 2:00pm

Martin Riley’s miracle-realist short story unpacks a Jewish Boy’s Primitive Catholic upbringing.

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Writing On Air 2022: BRINGING UP HOME

Thu 24th Nov '22, 2:30pm

Blue grit, skirting and mixed grass seeds come together in this prose poem by Jaspreet Mander.

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Writing On Air 2022: MUCK/WHITE

Thu 24th Nov '22, 3:00pm

Different takes on Home: Marg Greenwood on the isle of Muck and Susan Darlington’s visceral poetry on womanhood.

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Writing On Air 2022: RAINBOW

Thu 24th Nov '22, 4:00pm

A variety of characters journey to celebrate Pride. Melissa Wuidart Phillips’ powerfully emotive short fiction.

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Writing On Air 2022: HMPRIDE

Thu 24th Nov '22, 4:30pm

How many officers does it take to organise the first-ever prison Pride event? Standfast Productions return to Chapel FM.

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Writing On Air 2022: THE FUTURE, IT’S A FIX!

Thu 24th Nov '22, 5:30pm

How’s it going to be? Twenty years on at home with the family? Soundscape by Caroline Noh with Jaimes Lewis Moran.

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Writing On Air 2022: MOORTOWN

Thu 24th Nov '22, 6:00pm

Children from Allerton CE Primary dig deep into the history of Moortown with Matthew Bellwood and Emma Baim..

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150 WORDS AS I WAIT FOR A TREE TO GROW BACK (Part 1)

Thu 24th Nov '22, 6:00pm

Pamela Crowe's seductive poem-comedy about a neighbourly dispute over a tree.

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THE KITCHEN DISPENSARY (Part 2)

Thu 24th Nov '22, 7:15pm

Plague, pain and palsy: herbal remedies from past and present prepared at home, an exploration of therapeutic recipes in 6 parts.

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Writing On Air 2022: ANATOMY OF A CITY

Thu 24th Nov '22, 7:30pm

Poppy Jennings and Jack Collins chat poetry with Leeds writers about home comforts and an ever-changing city

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Writing On Air 2022: QUEER HOUSE PARTY

Thu 24th Nov '22, 9:15pm

Queer House Party showcases the best queer poetic talent, proving that through poetry everyone has a home.

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150 WORDS AS I WAIT FOR A TREE TO GROW BACK (Part 2)

Thu 24th Nov '22, 10:45pm

Pamela Crowe's seductive poem-comedy about a neighbourly dispute over a tree.

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THE KITCHEN DISPENSARY (Part 3)

Fri 25th Nov '22, 11:00am

Plague, pain and palsy: herbal remedies from past and present prepared at home. Therapeutic recipes mined.

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Writing On Air 2022: FIRST STORY

Fri 25th Nov '22, 11:15am

Young writers from West Yorkshire schools return to Chapel FM. First Story brings professional writers to secondary schools

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THE KITCHEN DISPENSARY (Part 4)

Fri 25th Nov '22, 12:15pm

Plague, pain and palsy: herbal remedies from past and present prepared at home.

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Writing On Air 2022: EVERYTHING IS bO2B

Fri 25th Nov '22, 12:30pm

The adventures of a single molecule from the big bang to infinity with all of human history in between.

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Writing On Air 2022: AT HOME IN LEEDS?

Fri 25th Nov '22, 1:00pm

Interview with Ukrainian journalist Olha Pravdenko about her work in Poltava before the war, and now in Leeds.

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Writing On Air 2022: COMING HOME

Fri 25th Nov '22, 2:00pm

Madeleine Wuidart explores in words and sound what it means to have a diagnosis of autism at the age of 69.

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Writing On Air 2022: LIFTING THE LAMP

Fri 25th Nov '22, 2:30pm

Roots to grow and wings to fly. Writers John Irving Clarke and Viv Longley mull over the implications with Jimmy Andrex.

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Writing On Air 2022: COSY SPACES

Fri 25th Nov '22, 3:30pm

Poetry evoking the warmth of home by Jaimes Lewis Moran, performed by Jaimes with Caroline Noh.

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Writing On Air 2022: NO PLACE

Fri 25th Nov '22, 3:45pm

Is home all it’s cracked up to be? And this isn’t Oz? Jimmy Andrex has Questions.

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Writing On Air 2022: IRA MATHUR

Fri 25th Nov '22, 4:30pm

Indian-born writer and journalist living in Trinidad, on her recent novel Love The Dark Days (Peepal Tree Press

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Writing On Air: HOME ON STAGE WORKSHOP

Fri 25th Nov '22, 5:30pm

Learn how to feel more comfortable on stage, with poet/performer Caitlin McKenna: microphones, hosting, audience engagement

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Writing On Air: HOME ON STAGE OPEN MIC

Fri 25th Nov '22, 7:00pm

A chance to put skills learned in the Home on Stage workshop into action for an in-house and radio audience

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150 WORDS AS I WAIT FOR A TREE TO GROW BACK (Part 3)

Fri 25th Nov '22, 10:15pm

Pamela Crowe's seductive poem-comedy about a neighbourly dispute over a tree.

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150 WORDS AS I WAIT FOR A TREE TO GROW BACK (Part 4)

Sat 26th Nov '22, 12:00pm

Pamela Crowe's seductive poem-comedy about a neighbourly dispute over a tree.

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Writing On Air 2022: UNTIL WE CAN’T SEE THE SKY

Sat 26th Nov '22, 12:30pm

Atmospheric drama by Grace Joy Howarth exploring sisterhood, memory loss, and gentrification.

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Writing On Air 2022: HOME AND BELONGING

Sat 26th Nov '22, 1:30pm

Otley poets explore what home means through their own poetry and that of favourite writers.

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Writing On Air 2022: CROSSROADS

Sat 26th Nov '22, 2:45pm

Return to the scariest of places to spend a lifetime? Crazy! Short fiction from Dortmund writer Conny Franken.

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Writing On Air 2022: THE NEW ENGLAND TRILOGY

Sat 26th Nov '22, 3:00pm

Three adventures under canvas in autumnal New England in the 80’s, by rag artist Phil The Willow.

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Writing OnAir 2022: SINGIN’ JERUSALEM

Sat 26th Nov '22, 3:30pm

Jerusalem, as in City and the Blake poem, mapped in words and music by playwright David Napthine and friends

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Writing On Air 2022: YOU CAN TAKE THE GIRL OUT OF IRELAND

Sat 26th Nov '22, 4:45pm

Shotgun and blood-spattered pinny: Irene Lofthouse remembers her Mam, Bradford housewife

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Writing On Air 2022: HOME FOR US IS

Sat 26th Nov '22, 5:45pm

Window into the rich and varied lives of Leeds’ older community, presented by members of The Performance Ensemble

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Writing On Air 2022: IN CONCERT: FOLI DELALA

Sat 26th Nov '22, 6:45pm

Musicians from Mexico, Zimbabwe and the UK with words and music celebrating sense of place.

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Writing On Air: ARTS AT THE ARMS

Sat 26th Nov '22, 8:00pm

Theatre, poetry, music: Arts at the Arms, returning in triumph to Chapel FM, hosts an evening of original performance by local creatives

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Writing On Air 2022: RECTAL PROLAPSE

Sat 26th Nov '22, 10:00pm

Comedy monologue about the body: through motherhood, menopause and paralysis, by Pamela Crowe

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THE KITCHEN DISPENSARY (Part 5)

Sun 27th Nov '22, 9:45am

Plague, pain and palsy: herbal remedies from past and present with Dr. Emma Storr and Prof. Barry Strickland-Hodge.

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Writing On Air 2022: A PLACE TO CALL HOME

Sun 27th Nov '22, 12:15pm

Young care leavers and disabled people discuss the challenges of finding a place to call home, with Vickie Orton.

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Writing On Air 2022: THE VOICE NOTE TRIBE

Sun 27th Nov '22, 1:15pm

Four women, three friendships and one life-changing diagnosis. Funny, powerful drama by Jacky Burton.

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Writing On Air 2022: THERE WAS A MAN

Sun 27th Nov '22, 2:00pm

A man makes his home in a graveyard. Dramatised reading of this powerful medieval story by Neil Rathmell.

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Writing On Air 2022: GRANDMA’S KITCHEN

Sun 27th Nov '22, 2:30pm

Past and present mingle into one single mealtime. Lyrical poem by Jaspreet Mander.

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Writing On Air 2022: SUNDAY WORDSHIP

Sun 27th Nov '22, 4:00pm

Writers from the vibrant Sunday Wordship workshop with Gill Lambert and Mark Connors read work generated from earlier in the day.

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THE KITCHEN DISPENSARY (Part 6)

Sun 27th Nov '22, 5:00pm

Plague, pain and palsy: herbal remedies from past and present.

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Writing On Air 2022: THE POETRY SUPERTRAM

Sun 27th Nov '22, 5:15pm

Ian Harker, William Thirsk-Gaskill and Joe Williams take us on a whirlwind poetry tour of Leeds.

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Writing On Air 2022: YAFFLE

Sun 27th Nov '22, 6:15pm

New and established writers published by the fabulous and local Yaffle Press read work fresh from the oven.

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Writing On Air 2022: HOME OF STORIES

Sun 27th Nov '22, 7:15pm

How did Yorkshire writer Laurence Sterne use his home, Shandy Hall, as inspiration for his experimental novel Tristram Shandy? Tony Macaluso talks with curator Patrick Wildgust.

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Writing On Air 2022: TOWER OF SONG

Sun 27th Nov '22, 8:00pm

Regulars of popular songwriters' night Tower Of Song return in glory to close Writing On Air 2022. A fabulous night.