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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

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)

 


 

We start our 2018 series of RIGtrain masterclasses with a series of quick-fire sessions with some of the winners from last year’s Audio Production Awards, sponsored by Audible.  Expect a host of winning tips on making the best audio in the business.  Among those already signed up are Ed Morrish (Lemn Sissay’s Origin Stories), Lance Dann (Blood Culture podcast) and Eva Krysiak (Everyone Else podcast). There’ll be a chance to mingle and natter, and drinks and nibbles are included.

When: Wednesday January 24th 6.30 pm
Where:  01zero-one, Hopkins street, London W1F 0HS
Cost: £5 + VAT

Book now at bookwhen.com/rigtrain