14 Jul 2023
Awarded a New Writing North, Sounds Good Bursary to help develop our audio writing work
After taking part in a three-hour course exploring audio and podcasting, Amanda successfully applied for a New Writing North Sounds Good Bursary to support realising her creative ideas in writing and honing her podcast production skills through mentoring and guidance.
"I live on top of Hadrian's Wall and much of the work I make is inspired by the location. So, I am testing out a walk and talk style podcast exploring an artist's connection with the landscape along the line of The Wall. Sound Strides will be a 30 minute walk and talk at locations along Hadrian’s Wall talking to and getting to know an artist’s deep rooted connections with locations along The Wall.
I am starting with electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, most famous for her realisation of the Dr Who theme tune. After leaving the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 1974, she moved to the village of Gilsland, where I live. She too lived in a house made of stone from Hadrian's Wall. I will be interviewing Dr David Butler from Manchester University who manages Delia's archive as he visits Gilsland on a research trip for his new book on Delia. My partner and sound artist Kit Haigh will be working with me on the sound design. This project is quite timely as 2023 is the 60th anniversary of the first screening of Dr Who on TV."
Sounds Good Bursary has been financailly supported by Creative UK and North of Tyne Authority.