This podcast series came out of our wider New Narratives for the North East project, which included essays, stories, poetry and film. Fifteen writers were commissioned to create new work about the North East in an ambitious project from New Writing North, Durham Book Festival and the North East Culture Partnership.
Hear from many of the writers involved in the project about the ideas that inspired their work and also their relationship with the region and regional identity. Through interviews and extracts of their work, as well as the varied sounds of the North East, many of the themes of the work come to the fore. Here we discuss what makes this part of England distinct and what its future might look like. The characters that emerge are not just those of the writers, but also that of the sea, or the wall, or indeed the multi-faceted region itself.
The series was made in York by Sonderbug Productions with music specially composed and recorded in Newcastle by Jayne Dent.