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Beyond Radio to work with Lancaster youth charity on local history podcast project

Beyond Radio will partner with Escape2Make on 'Podcast our Past'

Beyond Radio will partner with Lancaster youth charity Escape2Make on an exciting new local history project called 'Podcast our Past'.

The series of free workshops will give young people the chance to learn the skills of podcast and radio production while learning about fascinating periods in the history of the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

The workshops, organised by Escape2Make in partnership with Beyond Radio, will run on dates in November and December, culminating in the charity's 'Heritage Market Festival' in Market Square, Lancaster on Sunday December 17.

'Podcast our Past' will be led by Beyond Radio's Chris Brookbanks and Greg Lambert (pictured below).

They will teach young people aged 11-18 how to research, plan, record, edit and produce their very own podcast from beginning to end.

The podcasts could be about any interesting person, landmark or story in local history - such as the true crime story of Buck Ruxton, the ghost of the Grand Theatre, or maybe acts who have played at the Morecambe Winter Gardens.

Free workshop sessions will take place as follows:

Thursday 16th November – 17:00-19:00 (Morecambe Library, Central Dr, Morecambe LA4 5DL)

Thursday 23rd November – 17:00-19:00 (Morecambe Library, Central Dr, Morecambe LA4 5DL)

Thursday 30th November –17:00-19:00 (Beyond Radio Studios, 45a Chester Pl, Lancaster LA1 4HA)

Thursday 7th December –17:00-19:00 (Beyond Radio Studios, 45a Chester Pl, Lancaster LA1 4HA)

Thursday 14th December –17:00-19:00 (Beyond Radio Studios, 45a Chester Pl, Lancaster LA1 4HA)

Sunday 17th December – 09:00-17:00 (Market Square, Market St, Lancaster LA1 1AL)

Light snacks will be provided but please eat before coming to sessions as we won’t be having a break for food. Pizza will be provided at the final session!

Book for Podcast our Past here. 

Podcast Our Past is just one of several exciting workshops being offered by Escape2Make this autumn in the run-up to the Heritage Market Festival.

Sign up for Escape2Make workshops here.

The Heritage Market Festival will take place in Market Square, Lancaster on Sunday December 17 in collaboration with Lancaster City Museums to coincide with their 100th anniversary celebrations.

The event will showcase the talents of young people through 10 five-week creative programmes and five one-off workshops, including pottery, jewellery making, coffee making, theatrical storytelling and so much more, each led by a local creative professional or organisation.

Read more: Lancaster charity awarded more than £75,000 from National Lottery to help empower young people - Beyond Radio

Escape2Make was founded by Jenny Natusch in 2018 with the aim of creating kind, welcoming and safe spaces that allow 11-18s to escape and make things, make friends and make a difference.

The charity hosts ongoing clubs as well as curating annual events such as festivals, cabarets and heritage markets.

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