The WEA course ‘Create a Radio Play’ was delivered in partnership with the homeless charity St Mungo’s and taught by Rowenna Mortimer from WEA London. The course was held at the Endell Street Recording Studio and supported by professional recording studio engineer, Matt Catlow from St Mungo's.
The main aims of the course were to engage learners in creating and recording original drama pieces in a professional recording studio, to give learners an opportunity to gain experience in using industry standard recording & audio editing equipment and for learners to work collaboratively to produce radio plays.
You can view the fantastic work from the course online - a series of radio plays collectively known as Market Diaries.
Learners also participated in creative writing, voice acting, improvisation and in creating sound effects for their scenes as well as writing the scripts and planning and timetabling the rehearsals.
The resulting work from this innovative course includes pieces of comedy, drama and soap opera and the finished results will be broadcast on Camden’s “Locked On” internet radio station, later this year.
Established in 1969 the St Mungo's charity provides shelter and support for homeless people. In 2010/11 it helped more than 370 people off the street and provided accommodation for more than 1,700 homeless people every night. Its Skills and Employment team supported over 2,000 people to find work, training, further education or engagement in other activities.
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