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Aims and Objectives

> To provide affordable quality training in a range of audio skills

> To promote skills sharing across the sector, including radio, podcasting, audiobooks and all forms of audio production

> To encourage new entrants and offer opportunities for networking, collaboration and partnership

> To encourage networking, collaboration and partnership across the sector.

> To promote dIversity in audio production

> To be accessible to all those working in the UK Audio sector


Angie Greaves portraitIn celebration of International Women’s Day; we hear from women who have achieved in audio in the last 12 months to find out how they did it.


To mark International Women’s Day, BBC broadcaster Jane Garvey hosts an evening dedicated  to women’s audio achievements over the past 12 months. We learn from successful women how they made their way in broadcasting, what they did to overcome barriers and their tips for making your mark in the industry.

The panel includes Angie Greaves (top right) presenter of Drivetime Show on Smooth Radio whose career has taken her from hitting the airwaves at Choice FM, developing her presentation skills at BBC GLR, BBC Three Counties, Radio Jacky, and Magic FM, Gloria Abramoff head of Tonic Productions, Karen Pearson founder of Folded Wing Productions, Abby Hollick podcast presenter/producer and Kamilla Rose Baiden (Foundation FM).

Kamilla Rose pic


Kamilla Rose Baiden
(left)is an experienced presenter and producer and freelance journalist.  She is currently hosting a daily show, ‘Brunch With Kamilla’ on Foundation FM and ‘Normal Not Novelty’ on Redbull Radio. Kamilla has interviewed the likes of Kano, Sinead Harrnett, Mary J Blige, Sampha and many more. She currently produces Kenny Allstars BBC Radio 1xtra show, and was recognised as one of the Radio Academy’s ‘30 Under 30’ in 2019. A qualified journalist and confident broadcaster on both radio and video and live event host.

 

Gloria Abramoff picGloria Abramoff (right) is the Managing Director of Tonic Productions and the Executive Editor of LOUD Network. A programme and podcast supplier to all the BBC networks and World Service, with her co- Director, Tim Samuels, Tonic has built a reputation of innovative and award winning content. Currently in production is - for example - All Hail Kale, a series delving into the health and wellness industry, a 4 part documentary series on gender relations in two very different parts of the world: Mexico and Poland, and an investigative look at the social purpose of business.

A strong advocate for fair representation in the industry, Gloria has led The Radio Academy through challenging times, mentored a new generation of programme makers and whilst at the BBC for 30 years, she helped launch new radio stations, found and nurtured new talent, led social campaigns across the  BBC and was the first Creative Director of BBC Children In Need. A mother of adult twins who, arguably,  keep her connected and relevant, her main passion is food, entertaining, late night pottering and content that makes her think and cry.
 

Abby Hollick picAbby Hollick (lower left) is an audio producer and podcast host. After studying Radio at Goldsmiths in 2012, Abby started her career at BBC Radio 4 and The World Service, working as a producer on Outlook, Front Row, Woman's Hour, The Conversation and other programmes. She has produced a number of series on motherhood, addiction, mental health, sex and postnatal health. Abby created the formats: The Chain, Women in One, The Woman's Hour Baby Group and Hooked for Radio 4. Her latest documentary for The Why Factor is on resilience and she also hosts 18 episodes of the BBC Sounds podcast Duvet Days where she interviews great writers, actors and musicians in their own beds. She has also co-produced a podcast series on happiness for Audible and is currently developing a children's podcast and a number of roundtable series.

Karen Pearson picKaren Pearson (lower right) is passionate about music and radio and finding new ways to combine them. That’s why she founded Folded Wing and why it’s recognised as one of the most innovative audio production companies in the UK.  She developed her production skills at BBC Radio 1, including seven years on Gilles Peterson’s legendary Worldwide Show.
She set up Roundhouse Radio and developed a radio station for Red Bull Music Academy. Karen is on the board of Audio UK, the trade association for UK independent radio and audio producers, and manages Folded Wing’s partnerships across the music and radio industries.  For ten years, she has been the senior producer of Jamie Cullum’s Gold Award winning Radio 2 show.

Folded Wing are one of the UK’s most innovative audio production companies - recognised as pioneers in the use of podcasts, radio, branded content, music and online broadcasting. Our current work includes the weekly programmes Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal on BBC Radio 2, Huw Stephens and BBC Introducing on BBC Radio 1, and Selector Radio for the British Council. Alongside regular BBC weekly shows, series and documentaries Folded Wing has worked with a broad range of commercial clients. In recent years Folded Wing has formed a partnership with Harper Collins UK, creating several podcasts for their publications. Other clients include EE, the National Portrait Gallery, Nike and Red Bull Music Academy.

 

Date & time: 9th March 2020m 6 – 9 pm
Venue: University Women’s Club, 2 Audley Square, London, W1K 1DB.
Maximum capacity – 80 seated (see bookwhen site, linked below, for latest numbers)
Fee: £10 + VAT, will include a welcome drink.  Book your place now at bookwhen.com/audiotrain




Jamie Lee O'Donnell(this is an archived event, saved for reference only)

Come and hear the practical secrets of effective and successful audiobook production in a challenging environment. An expert and experienced panel offer advice on best-practice techniques for pre-production, recording and editing, managing budgets, publishers expectations, and getting the best from actors and authors whilst retaining your sanity and your bottom line.     

in studio

Guest Speakers:

Jo Forshaw, celebrated Audiobook Consultant and former Head of Audio at publisher Harper Collins. 

Patrick McQuade, owner and Creative Director one of the UK’s best independent Audiobook production houses, ID Audio.  

Caroline Raphael – award-winning audio Drama producer, former Editorial Director Penguin Random House Audio.     

Chair: Peter Curran – audiobook publisher, producer and broadcaster. 

Pictures: 'Fleabag' star Andrew Scott narrating at ID Audio (left) and 'Derry Girls' Jamie Lee O'Donnell reading for Foghorn Company (right)

Date & time: Monday 11 November 2019, 6 – 8pm

Venue: Charter Room, Main Entrance, Coram Campus, 41 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ 

No of places: 3 left [of 30]

Fee: £15 +VAT, book your place now at bookwhen.com/audiotrain 

 


 

(these are archived details)

A masterclass from those who buy your ideas.    Come along to hear what they want to buy, how they want it written, what makes an idea stand out from the thousands of pitches they receive.    Jason Phipps, Commissioner of Podcasts for BBC Sounds; Robert Gallacher, BBC Commissioning Editor of Pop;  and Mukti Jain Campion, Independent Producer and member of the Audio Content Funding Panel will give advice, hints and tips as well as answering your questions.   The evening is hosted by Caroline Elliot from Quattrain. 

If you’re a programme and podcast maker it’s an evening you can’t afford to miss!  

When: 9th September 2019

Where: SMAB, 87 - 91 Newman Street, London W1T 3EY.

Time:  1800 -2000

Price: £10 plus VAT - (fully booked)


flyer for Best of British podcasts

A selection of winners from the 2018 British Podcast Awards talk about their approach to podcasting and share some of their tricks of the trade.  Featuring:

Craig Parkinson of The Two Shot podcast (Best Culture). Each week, Craig sits down with guests to discuss the highs and sometimes extreme lows of becoming and being an actor. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking….Always a great listen!

Bill Leuty is the producer of The Foreign Desk (Best Current Affairs), Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show featuring​ expert guests ​and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the week. Winner in the ‘best current affairs’ category of the 2018 British Podcast awards.

Also, as previously announced, we have Cariad Lloyd of Griefcast (Podcast of the Year) and Ross Sutherland of Imaginary Advice (Best Fiction), and more. 

When: Wednesday September 26th

Time:  7pm

Doors Open: 6.30 pm

Venue:  4th Floor Creative, Sony Music, 9 Derry St, London, W8 5HY.

Tickets: £10 + VAT - book your place at the dedicated Bookwhen website


 

Jane Garvey portraitPresented by Jane Garvey

Wednesday 7th March 6.45pm

One of the biggest news stories of the year has been how women at the top end of broadcasting have found they are being paid less than their male colleagues. Add to this the impact of high profile sexual behaviour cases, and the #metoo movement, and some feel there’s something of a revolution going on.

  • But what are the standards that should be acceptable?
  • And how can women in the radio and audio industry make sure they don’t still end up “with the fuzzy end of the lollipop” when it comes to pay, basic rights and career advancement?
  • And how can men and women in our industry help to create a fair work environment for all?

For this special RIGtrain masterclass, award-winning broadcaster and member of the Radio Academy Hall of Fame, Jane Garvey, is our host as we hear from experts in law, HR, negotiation, freelance survival and from those who have successfully asserted their creativity in the audio world by doing things differently. Speakers to be announced.

Producers: Sue Clark and Husain Husaini

When: Wednesday March 7th 2018 at 6.45 pm
Where: University Women’s Club, 2 Audley Square, London, W1K 1DB
Cost: £10 + VAT

Book now at https://bookwhen.com/davidwhistledown/e/ev-s23x-20180307184500 (link applies to this event only)