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Joint masterclass: Beyond Infinity: Working in Radio and Audio Drama.
(this is the original listing, archived for reference purposes only)
RIGtrain has joined up with The VoiceOver Network for this special Audio Drama Masterclass with a distinctly Science Fiction feel. The venue is the Century Members Club on Shaftesbury Avenue, in the heart of London.
Andrew Mark Sewell (award winning independent film-maker who now produces dramatic, widescreen audio stories. His most recent project is the Dan Dare audio adventures, based on the popular Eagle comic strips of the 1950s), Nicholas Briggs (Actor, Director and Producer, well known voice of Daleks and Sherlock Homes in the Audio Series), Richard Kurti (award-winning writer who recently adapted Ray Bradbury’s collection of stories The Martian Chronicles, and dramatised Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book for Audible).
- Date: Friday 24th February 2017
- Time : 18:00 - 23:00 (talk will be 19:00-21:00)
- Venue: Century club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave, Westminster, London W1D 6LQ - MAP
- What's included: 1 drink and some nibbles
- Ticket price: RIGtrain price is £5 - BOOK NOW AT v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain
Capacity: sorry fully booked - but you can still join the waiting list
Masterclass: the best of the Audio Production Awards
Drama producer Boz Temple-Morris, feature-maker Hana Walker-Brown, multi-media producer Kate Valentine, top podcaster James Shield, audio-book producer David Roper, and the Prison Radio Association will be among the winners of the 2016 Audio Production Award sponsored by Audible, who will be showing off their best- bits in a fast moving series of masterclass presentations hosted by Georgie Frost of Share Radio (APA nominee, and presenter of “This is Money”)
- Date & Time: Wednesday 1st February 2017 6.30pm
- Venue: 01Zero-One, Hopkins Street, London W1F 0HS
- Tickets: £5 a head, includes a glass of wine and finger buffet.
- Book at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain
October masterclass: Listening off the Page - A Rough Guide to Audio books
The dark arts and crafts of audio book production are celebrated in this special RIGtrain masterclass. We are the guests of Penguin Random House for an evening featuring sessions with star readers, top producers, and the Penguin audio commissioning team.
Speakers: Peter Curran - host and presenter
Roy McMillan - award-winning producer
Sam Halstead - senior commissioning editor
Daniel Weyman, from TV's Foyles War - celebrity reader
Where: Penguin Random House, 80 The Strand, London WC2R 0RL
When: Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 6.30.
Cost: £5 a head, includes a glass of wine and finger buffet.
Book: at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain
October masterclass pictures: Listening off the Page - A Rough Guide to Audio books
Some pictures from our latest masterclass: all photographs (c) Dan Vo 2016. The dark arts and crafts of audio book production were celebrated in this special RIGtrain masterclass. We are the guests of Penguin Random House for an evening featuring sessions with star readers, top producers, and the Penguin audio commissioning team.
Speakers: Peter Curran - host and presenter, Roy McMillan - award-winning producer; Sam Halstead - senior commissioning editor; Daniel Weyman, from TV's Foyles War - celebrity reader
Masterclass: the Secrets of Music Radio
How do radio stations decide which records get on their playlists? How different is music radio on commercial stations as opposed to the BBC? And how do you get a job presenting – or producing - your favourite music on the radio, or do you have to do as you’re told by station controllers to get ‘on air’? How do you decide the perfect mix for a show? Featuring Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo with Al Booth (Radio 2 and 6Music), and Simon Long (Global Radio).
Date & Time: Tuesday 13th September 2016 6.30pm
Venue: 01Zero-One, Hopkins Street, London W1F 0HS
Tickets: £5 a head, includes a glass of wine and finger buffet. Book at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain
Broadcaster Clara Amfo who’s best known for her BBC Radio 1 show, which takes the 10am-1pm weekday Live Lounge slot. Clara began her radio career at Kiss 100 FM. Having been awarded Radio Personality of the Year at the Glamour Awards 2016 for her work at Radio 1, Clara is also fast becoming a familiar face on our screens. This summer she joined the presenter team on BBC2 and BBC4 for Glastonbury 2016, which followed hosting the 2015 BBC3 festival coverage, including Radio 1's Big Weekend, T in the Park and Glastonbury.
The Editor of Specialist Music for BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music - Al Booth. She has overseen a range of shows from Mark Radcliffe’s Folk show and Friday Night is Music Night to Gilles Peterson and Cerys Matthews. Starting her career at BBC Radio Sheffield she joined Radio 2 in 1997 working on the Steve Wright show for several years, before joining Radio 2’s specialist music team. As well as producing the Brass band show, Ed Stewart’s Sunday show and Stuart Maconie’s Saturday afternoon show she fulfilled her ambition of producing Radio 2’s country show with the legendary Bob Harris- a position which she held for more than ten years. From organ music to acid jazz Al’s role now places her at the heart of Radio 2’s diverse specialist programming where she also has responsibility for major network events and projects including The Folk Awards, the BBC Radio 2 Country pop-up station, Cheltenham Jazz Festival and the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville.
Simon Long has 20 years experience in the UK radio industry and is currently Head of Output at The Global Academy, the new University Technical College backed by Global (media and entertainment company behind some of the UK’s best-loved radio brands). Before joining the Global Academy, Simon was Deputy Programme Director at national commercial radio network KISS FM (UK) & was responsible for managing presenters and producers, exec-producing and day-to-day editorial oversight and winning Gold Awards for the Breakfast Show (2012), Imaging (2011), & Station of the Year (2010) at the Radio Academy Awards. After graduating from the University of Westminster Simon began his career at KISS 100 as a specialist producer before moving up to Head of Music. He then moved to independent production company Somethin Else as Head of a new 'Mainstream Radio' department producing nationally-networked chart shows ( HIT40UK, Fresh40) & developing new programming ideas.
Harrison Stock, is the presenter of one of Roundhouse Radio's most popular music shows and he also has some valuable experience in the industry. Harrison started in Radio while at University in Sunderland, on student station Spark FM. His obsession with new music led to him presenting a weekly new music show with interviews and live sessions as well as going on the road covering various gigs and festivals. He joined Roundhouse Radio in 2014 and rolls all of his passions and influences into his show Juicebox, which you can catch every Tuesday from 6pm. Alongside that he also does work for Radio 1, 1Xtra and BBC Introducing.