“They tell us that we live on a tiny crowded island. They try to tell us that we are tiny within ourselves. Tell them to come up here with the skylark, to forget what they think they know, and to look down upon the vastness of the North.” – David Almond, from ‘Sing the North’.
Welcome to New Narratives of the North East. We have created an audio series, which explores the work created for the New Narratives for the North East project through a series of four podcast episodes available here.
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 interview 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.
No need to book, the podcast and the 15 commissioned essays will be released on 9 October.
The series was made in York by Sonderbug Productions with music specially composed and recorded in Newcastle by Jayne Dent.