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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

Legendary producer of 'This American Life', Ira Glass, in conversation with Fi Glover, entertained some 200 RIG members, associates and guests from the BBC and across the radio and audio industry.  Here are some highlights of the evening - all pictures © Dan Vo 2016

In Conversation on stage

In conversation with Fi Glover

audience members

Audience members

Presenting the Award

Presenting a special Award for services to global radio

Audience

Rapt audience

Animated Ira

Ira Glass in animated mood



Networking

Networking after the event


A one-off RIGtrain masterclass with the American radio legend, and creator of This American Life, Ira Glass. 

This American Life logoIra will be in conversation with Fi Glover to talk through some of his best bits, and dissect his own unique approach to the radio narrative.  And there’ll be a few laughs too:
“When I started 'This American Life', one of the reactions I got was, 'When is the adult going to show up who will host the show?' At some point, people just got used to it.”

NB: This is an invitation only event, NOT open to the public, and priority will go to pre-registered RIGtrain attendees, RIG members, and special guests. To book your place, please follow the instructions on your invitation email (RIG members and RIGtrain mailing list)

Where: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Rd, London NW1 7AY
Date: 17th August 6.30 pm.
Price: £10 (including drinks reception).


 

Our first Freelance Forum was a success, with no sign that our modest newly-introduced five-pound cover charge is any disincentive.

Samantha Baines addresses the masterclass

Samantha Baines addresses the masterclass (photo: Will Jackson)

As the indie sector expands, the podcasting market develops, and BBC in house departments start working with non-contracted staff again, there’s never been a better time to be a hip young gunslinger for hire.

Marc Leverton
(author “How To Works as Freelance Journalist”), Samantha Baines (Actress/comedian/social media guru), Nick Baker (founder of Testbed and a freelance veteran) and Clare Catford (reporter, presenter, media consultant).

Leverton headshotBaines headshotBaker headshotCatford headshot

*** Please note that all our courses and masterclasses are now open to anyone over 18 in the whole of the UK, including students in further and higher education (unless stated otherwise)***

RIG train presented a special evening dedicated to the growing freelance sector, featuring a range of speakers, including experienced radio folk, with lessons from the front line, approaches to finding work, tips on making the most of your money, protecting your rights and how to build your brand.

Cover charge of £5 a head includes a glass of wine and finger buffet.


Event previously held - archived for reference only

Date & Time: Thursday 26th May 2016 6.30pm
Venue: 01ZeroOne, Hopkins Street, London W1F 0HS
Places: £5 each

As the indie sector expands, the podcasting market develops, and BBC in house departments start working with non-contracted staff again, there’s never been a better time to be a hip young gunslinger for hire.

Marc Leverton
(author “How To Works as Freelance Journalist”), Samantha Baines (Actress/comedian/social media guru), Nick Baker (founder of Testbed and a freelance veteran) and Clare Catford (reporter, presenter, media consultant).

Leverton headshotBaines headshotBaker headshotCatford headshot

*** Please note that all our courses and masterclasses are now open to anyone over 18 in the whole of the UK, including students in further and higher education (unless stated otherwise)***

RIG train presents a special evening dedicated to the growing freelance sector, featuring a range of speakers, including experienced radio folk, with lessons from the front line, approaches to finding work, tips on making the most of your money, protecting your rights and how to build your brand.

Confirmed speakers include Nick Baker (Indie producer, Testbed) and Clare Catford (freelance presenter and reporter).

Cover charge of £5 a head includes a glass of wine and finger buffet.


This is an opportunity to hear from Award-winning Radio producers how they set about making their programmes.

Tyler with RPA Gold award

Date & Time: Wednesday 30th March 2016 6.30pm

Venue: 01Zero-One, Hopkins Street, London W1F 0HS

* To book a place please go to https://v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain

headshot DudgeonA Masterclass not to be missed, we will hear from some of the most acclaimed & rewarded producers in Radio today.  We will hear from a cross section of producers working in news & current affairs, comedy, drama and music radio. Our speakers for the evening will include the Radio Production Gold Award Winner 2015 - David Tyler (right), the RPA Best News & Current Affairs Documentary Maker – Deborah Dudgeonproducer at Absolute  Radio and Best Multi-Platform Creator at the RPAs 2015 of  - Chris Skinner - the RPAs Best drama Producer - Joby Waldman - and the Winner of Sony Gold Radio Award & two Radio Production Awards for Best Music Entertainment Producer – Sue Clark

If you want to make award-winning radio then this is for you.Sue Clark with award/p>

You will hear the stories behind the successes and hopefully get inspiration to make your own audio.

Organised by:

Sue Clark Productions, winner of 2 Sony radio awards & 2 Radio Production Awards.  SCP make innovative, creative music radio productions for BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2 and Radio 4. www.sueclarkproductions.com