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The final Lockdown Show

At 4pm today is the Last Lockdown show. Thank you to all you lovely orgs & people doing amazing things. Our role was merely to highlight the amazing things you’re doing to help the communities of Greater Manchester at this time. Thx also to One Manchester for supporting us.

HUGE thanks to Sean Connors  for presenting & producing and generally doing an all round super ace job.

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ALL FM is awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

We have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. This follows on from being awarded ‘Community Radio Station of the Year’ in October 2019.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by
volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. ALL FM is one of 230 charities,
social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year.

Ed, the Director of ALL FM said ‘ this award reflects the hard work, talent and
vision of our volunteers. The voices of our volunteers represent many communities in
Greater Manchester. They speak for and to communities. This award recognises
and celebrates this. Now more than ever it’s vital that our communities have a voice.
I’d also like to thank our small staff team who has helped train our volunteers and
keep the station on air. It’s a real team effort.’

Co-chair of the Volunteers Steering Group, Vicky is delighted; ‘As the
longest serving female presenter, nineteen years and counting, my enthusiasm and
love for this station has never faltered and is something I have never and will never
take for granted. I’m still learning all the time and it’s such a privilege and pleasure to
be here and long may it continue’.

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Dave Booth

We were devastated to hear of Dave’s sudden death on Saturday. Dave had co hosted with Sean on ALL FM for a couple of years and was a part of the family here. Dave’s contribution to Manchester music is legendary and his legacy is huge.

We send our condolences to his family and friends.

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The Lockdown Show-Listen again

If you missed the Daily Lockdown Show; 4pm every weekday, highlighting what’s happening in your community right now and what’s open, available and support there is. Listen again on:

https://www.mixcloud.com/ALLFMBulletin/

If you want to promote what’s happening in your community or your an organisation supporting your community, get in touch with Sean on info@allfmtraining.org

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Freephone helpline to support the more vulnerable & Inspired Taskforce Support

Freephone helpline to support the more vulnerable in Manchester
A new freephone helpline to support the more vulnerable people in Manchester during the Coronavirus pandemic will go live on from 8.30am from Monday 30th March 2020 offering support to
• People over the age of 70 who are self-isolating and have no support network
• People who have received a letter from the NHS advising they are at higher risk or are medically vulnerable according to government criteria
• Those who are self-isolating with no support networks (ie. friends or family).
Help will also be available, but not limited to, other groups such as carers, care leavers or young carers.
The primary needs that call handlers can help with are:
• Delivery of food
• Delivery of medication
• Combating loneliness
• Managing fuel top-up payments
The freephone number is: 0800 234 6123 and lines are open Monday to Saturday, between 8.30am and 5.30pm.
You can also goto: www.manchester.gov.uk/coronavirus where people can access up to date information immediately.

The Inspired Taskforce will help by
– providing a freshly cooked meal every day to a group of 50 targeted older or vulnerable people
– delivering food bags on Fridays to all those who would normally get food bags from The Bread & Butter Project.
– working with Levy Corona Helpers to mobilise a team of around 30 delivery drivers
– organising a ‘telephone tree’ to support 150 older people with a phone call each week
IF YOU KNOW OF ANYBODY WHO MIGHT NEED SUPPORT OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A DELIEVRY VOLUNTEER OR PHONE VOLUNTEER THEN PLEASE CALL KATE ON 07459626955

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News from Levenshulme Inspire

The government has issued guidance saying that community centres should be closed other than for “essential voluntary and public services” and cafes are permitted to be open for “food delivery and takeaway”. Following this guidance, and in discussion with other community partners, the Inspire Centre is now closed to the general public.

However, Inspire staff and volunteers will continue to work to provide services to the community in three ways:

  1. Support for older and vulnerable people
The Inspired Taskforce has worked with older people in the neighbourhood for over 5 years and has a large database of contacts. Staff and volunteers are currently calling all of these people to ascertain whether they will need particular support in the weeks ahead.
  • Inspire will provide a freshly cooked meal every day to a group of 50 targeted older or vulnerable people (these are not expected to be in the ‘shielded’ group but who still need support).
  • It will also deliver food bags on Fridays to all those who would normally get food bags from The Bread & Butter Project.
  • It will work with Levy Corona Helpers to mobilise a team of around 30 delivery drivers to do this.
  • Inspire will also organise a ‘telephone tree’ to support 150 older people with a phone call each week through a team of 30 call volunteers.
IF YOU KNOW OF ANYBODY WHO MIGHT NEED SUPPORT OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A DELIEVRY VOLUNTEER OR PHONE VOLUNTEER THEN PLEASE CALL KATE ON 07459626955
  1. Meal production and deliveries
The Inspire Café kitchen will remain open for daily food preparation in order to produce meals for a takeaway service. We will work closely with Fareshare and other food suppliers to minimise costs. Our takeaways will then be delivered:
  • To the cohort of 50 older and vulnerable people identified above;
  • To employees at Asda Longsight supermarket who have requested this service;
  • To other customers if there is the capacity to do so.
  1. Community support and online activity
  • The Inspire Centre phoneline (0161 850 5717) will remain open for people to call if they are looking for advice and support. Many of our regular visitors are often in need of a chat or some informal advice and signposting. This is not a formal information, advice and guidance service but we do wish to remain ‘open’ to those who will be missing visiting the centre.
  • Alongside this, we are planning some simple online activities including a weekly ‘Inspire Community Online’ drop-in where people will be able to Zoom in for a community conversation.
  • We will also look to support other local residents who are organising other community activities such as access to ICT equipment, provision of local information and other online fun and we will work in close partnership with Levy Corona Helpers, Levenshulme Good Neighbours and other local partners as best we can.
IF YOU ARE MISSING YOUR FRIENDS AT INSPIRE OR WOULD LIKE A CHAT AND SOME FRIENDLY INFORMAL ADVICE, OR IF YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR COMMUNITY ACTIVITY THEN PLEASE CALL LISA ON 0161 850 5717.
Since our previous statement, government has also announced various schemes to support small businesses and charities like Inspire but it is not clear yet how quickly this money will flow and our financial situation remain precarious.

We have calculated that to provide the services set out above it will cost Inspire £2421 per week. We have made a handful of funding applications for emergency support but we have also launched a community fundraising campaign.

If you feel able to support our work and would like to make a donation then please visit our Virgin Money Giving Bee Kind Be Safe Be Levy fundraising page.

  • £5 will pay for a take-away meal that can be distributed to an isolating older person
  • £10 will pay for the extra cleaning we are having to do each day to keep the centre safe
  • £25 will keep the Inspire Centre with light, heat, water and insurance for a day
  • £50 will keep the café kitchen open for a day to prepare take-away meals for distribution
  • £100 could be seen as ‘suspended room hire’ for a whole room for a day to ensure we will be able to open again when the crisis is over

Many thanks for all your support.

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Coronavirus news Update: 24th March

 

  • For help and support in Whalley Range, or if you know of an older or vulnerable person who might need some help, please contact your local councillors:

Mary Watson, tel: 0161 860 5523

Angeliki Stogia, tel: 07901 528 750

Aftab Razaq, tel: 07799 560 244

  • Barlow Moor Community Association have a  package of support in place, including

A remote Befriending Service

Referral’s to other organisations such as those helping with Emergency Food Packs, grass roots community/church groups

Those volunteers who are eager to offer their time will be signposted to grass root community/church groups

  • Online delivery of courses will continue with remote tutor support

They are registered to issue Foodbank Vouchers Electronically

Holding a virtual Youth Club at the times youth provision would normally be on

Providing online play activities and packs for children

Offering remote services and staying in touch with all our parents and carers of Nursery Children

Tel: 0161 446 4805 or 07985 740 669

  • Levenshulme Inspire For telephone befriending support, food deliveries, books and DVD sharing and more please contact Kate Williams, tel. 07952 178 459.

 

  • Burnage Good Neighbours have able bodied volunteers willing to do shopping for anyone over the age of 55 and living in Burnage (all DBS checked) also daily/weekly phone calls if required Tel: 01614317220 or 07395958649
  • Wythenshawe Good Neighbours have decided to extend their telephone befriending service to any self isolating person who feels that a “how are you” phone call would benefit them. Please get in touch if a member of your family, friend or neighbour would like to receive a regular phone call. If you would like to volunteer there’s plenty of telephone befriending opportunities and you could make that difference. Contact Marie on 07875286866 or Sam on 07816960025 for more information.
  • LGBT Foundation if you are feeling worried, isolated or alone do pick up the phone and reach out to us on 0345 3 30 30 30

 

·         Books to go

Books to Go provides a home delivery service for Manchester residents who have limited mobility, a visual impairment or any difficulty leaving their home.

They have books in both ordinary and large-print size, talking books and DVDs. Call 0161 227 3800 or email bookstogo@manchester.gov.uk

  • AgeUK Manchester are setting up donation and distribution sites in Openshaw, Wythenshawe and Gorton to provide local older people with daily essentials.

They are particularly in need of: Paper products, e.g. toilet roll, kitchen roll, tissues, cleaning products, toiletries, non-perishable food items

Things to pass the time when in isolation, e.g. books, crossword books, jigsaws etc.

Donations can be dropped off Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm at:

Gorton Day Centre, Melland Centre, Mount Road, Gorton. M18 7QR

Crossacres Care Home, Reel Hall Road, Wythenshawe, M22 5DG

Openshaw Resource Centre, 10 Catherine Street, Openshaw. M11 1WF.

Ardwick and Longsight Foodbank need donations; food and money. So if you can help pls email info@ardwickandlongsightfoodbank.org.uk
or call 0161 273 3977, that 0161 273 3977

 

FareShare needs volunteers to help manage food redistribution to the more vulnerable . They’ll provide training and expenses.

If you are COVID-19 free ,not in a vulnerable group nor supporting someone who is, please call 0161 223 8200 option 6 or go to faresharegm.org.uk

 

 

  • Take care of yourself at this time. Try and get enough rest, eat healthy food, do some physical activity, and stay in contact with family and friends. Avoid using tobacco, alcohol or other drugs. In the long term, these can worsen your mental and physical wellbeing.

Try and stay in contact with people when possible. Even when isolated, try as much as possible to keep your personal daily routines or create new routines.

Minimise watching, reading or listening to news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed. Get information updates at specific times during the day, once or twice. The sudden and near-constant stream of news reports about an outbreak can cause us all to get worried. Get the facts; not the rumours . Gather information at regular intervals, from places such as the BBC, Manchester City Council, NHS, ALL FM. Facts can help to ease the fears.

Assisting others in their time of need can benefit the person receiving support as well as the helper. Check-in by phone on neighbours or people in your community who may need some extra assistance. We’ll get there.

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Coronavirus news updates 20th March

Hi everyone, we’re going to attempt an ALL FM daily update re CoronaVirUs and what’s on out there. Firstly, there’s a lot  people out there who want to help and support, so let’s try and stay positive. If you want to tell us about anything going on in your community please email ed@allfm.org

Let’s quickly cover the symptoms of CoronaVirus, these are:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

If you have these symptoms, however mild, please stay at home and do not leave your house for 14 days from when your symptoms started.  You don’t need to tell the NHS you’re staying at home, and you won’t be tested. Get in touch with the NHS if:

  • you don’t feel better after 7 days
  • your symptoms are getting worse
  • you feel you can’t cope with your symptoms at home.

You should do this by calling the NHS on phone number 111. Don’t go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. The Government has advised us that we should try and avoid contact with other people in confined or social spaces such as cafes, pubs, cinemas and theatres. These measures are called social distancing. In practical terms, for many this means trying to remain at home if possible. There are some people who need to pay particular attention to this advice to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. These include:

  1. People aged over 70
  2. People aged under 70 with underlying health conditions, such as;
  • Long-term respiratory disease, e.g. asthma, COPD and emphysema
  • Heart, liver and kidney disease
  • Diabetes

If you’re online, go to nhs.uk for more info.

You’re still able to go outside to exercise, or to get fresh air and it’s OK to go to the shops for essentials as long as you do not have any symptoms. Go to local shops if you can. Firstly they’re more likely to have the essentials. Secondly we need to support our local businesses, now more than ever.

You need to avoid coming into close contact with other people, and avoid gatherings with friends and family where possible.
One of the best ways of killing the virus and stopping its spread is by making sure you wash your hands frequently and thoroughly  with soap and hot water, or hand sanitiser if you have it

You should wash your hands:

  • For at least 20 seconds
  • When you get home after going out
  • Before eating or handling food
  • After sneezing or blowing your nose.

Local organization that need our support right now, include:

Ardwick and Longsight Foodbank need donations; food and money. As you can imagine foodbanks are having issues right now. So if you can help pls email info@ardwickandlongsightfoodbank.org.uk
or call 0161 273 3977, that 0161 273 3977

 

FareShare needs volunteers to help manage food redistribution to the more vulnerable . They’ll provide training and expenses.

If you are COVID-19 free ,not in a vulnerable group nor supporting someone who is, please call 0161 223 8200 option 6 or go to faresharegm.org.uk

 

AgeUK Manchester are setting up donation and distribution hubs in Openshaw, Wythenshawe and Gorton to provide local older people with daily essentials.

They are particularly in need of:

  • Paper products, e.g. toilet roll, kitchen roll, tissues
  • Cleaning products
  • Toiletries
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Things to pass the time when in isolation, e.g. books, crossword books, jigsaws etc.

Donations can be dropped off Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm at:

Gorton Day Centre, Melland Centre, Mount Road, Gorton. M18 7QR

Crossacres Care Home, Reel Hall Road, Wythenshawe, M22 5DG

Openshaw Resource Centre, 10 Catherine Street, Openshaw. M11 1WF.

For more info; please email terri.torevell@ageukmanchester.org.uk

 

We’re going to try keep this daily bulletin going, so tell us what’s going on in your area, big and small. Email Ed@allfm.org

 

Let’s stay calm and support each other.

 

 

 

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ALL FM Training Ltd is looking for a Sales Person.

Freelance Sales Person

ALL FM Training Ltd is the trading arm of ALL FM (ALL ARTS & MEDIA trading as ALL FM), a registered charity supporting the communities of Manchester. We use radio training and live broadcast to improve the soft, employability and life skills of the more vulnerable in the Manchester communities.

ALL FM Training Ltd uses radio training for companies, SMEs and individuals to generate profits for the charity to improve its sustainability.

We are seeking a sessional freelance service, which may be provided by a company or a self-employed individual, to promote and secure sales of the ALL FM radio training, develop new income generating partnerships and helping sustain the parent charity’s work.

This is a temporary position, three days per week for initially five months.  If it’s a role that you love and are successful in then there is the potential for contract extension and long term work.

A basic of £70/day plus a generous commission of 25%, we’re looking for someone who’s self-motivated, doesn’t want micro managing and shares our beliefs. Is that you?

 

Sales Tasks:

  • Identifying and establishing potential new sales opportunities for ALL FM Training and respond positively to such opportunities;
  • Ensuring that timely, accurate and persuasive presentations are made to prospective customers;
  • Conducting research, telesales and prospecting projects in order to recruit potential clients;
  • Setting sales targets with the ALL FM Training team and tracking sales goals and reporting results as requested;
  • Promoting ALL FM Training and its services;
  • Networking with ALL FM Training Ltd’s partners to promote training opportunities and develop relationships

Required:

  • Experience in planning and implementing sales strategies;
  • Experience in customer relationship management;
  • A track record of success in sales;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of the Manchester and Greater Manchester business sector.

The successful applicant will be required to arrange their own working hours and use of their own resources to complete the tasks; access to the ALL Arts and Media office can be provided but this will be only during office hours and by prior arrangement.

If you think this is you please email a cover letter detailing your experience and CV if applicable to ed@allfm.org

 

Deadline: 17/2/20  5pm

 

 

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Studio 2 is Opening very soon and there’s hardly any tickets left….

On Sat 1st Feb we’re opening our new studio & we’re doing it in style, with live performances from:

Caoilfhionn Rose   Rose Greenwood    Nadja Letizio     Moz Walsh

Tickets are only £5 (+ eventbrite commission) and all the money raised goes to ALL FM. Get your tickets from:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/studio-two-opening-tickets-86679650167

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Studio 2 Live Music Opening Night

Following the amazingly brilliant live music event to launch our Stevie Fly Studio. We’ve decided to host another amazingly brilliant live music event to launch Studio 2 and we’d like you to come. Live music, live bar and lots of lively people, it’s going to be a lot fun. We have fantastic artists performing:

  • Caoilfhionn Rose,
  • Rose Greenwood,
  • Nadja Letizio
  • Moz Walsh.

Ticket are only £5 (+ eventbrite commission) and all the money raised goes to ALL FM building a training room & office. Support ALL FM plus have an amazing night. Its a Win Win!!

Thanks to the Foyle Foundation & the Leathersellers Company for the support.

For tickets go to:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/studio-two-opening-tickets-86679650167

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ALL FM Training Ltd is hiring!

ALL FM Training Ltd is looking for a Salesperson

ALL FM Training Ltd is the trading arm of ALL FM (ALL ARTS & MEDIA trading as ALL FM, a registered charity supporting the communities of Manchester). ALL Arts & Media run a community radio station serving the communities of South, East and Central Manchester. With over 100 volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds presenting and producing radio shows, we use radio training and live broadcast to improve the soft, employability and life skills of the more vulnerable in the Manchester communities.

ALL FM Training Ltd uses radio training for companies, SMEs and individuals to generate profits for the charity to improve its sustainability. Training can take place at ALL FM or from an organisation’s base and its aim is to improve its workforce’s skills, teambuilding and promotion.

We are seeking a sessional freelance service, which may be provided by a company or a self-employed individual, to promote and secure sales of the ALL FM radio training, develop new income generating partnerships and helping sustain the parent charity’s work.

This is a temporary position, three days per week for initially five months. If it’s a role that you love and are successful in then there is the potential for contract extension and long term work.

A basic of £70/day plus a generous commission of 25%. We’re looking for someone who’s self-motivated, doesn’t want micro managing and shares our beliefs. Is that you?

Sales Tasks:
1.Identifying and establish potential new sales opportunities for ALL FM Training and respond positively to such opportunities;

2.Ensuring that timely, accurate and persuasive presentations are made to prospective customers;

3.Conducting research, telesales and prospecting projects in order to recruit potential clients;

4.Setting sales targets with the ALL FM Training team and tracking sales goals and reporting results as requested;

5. Promoting ALL FM Training and its services;

6.Networking with ALL FM Training Ltd’s partners to promote training opportunities and develop relationships

Required:
1. Experience in planning and implementing sales strategies;

2.Experience in customer relationship management;

3. A track record of success in sales;

4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

5.Knowledge and experience of the Manchester and Greater Manchester business sector.

The successful applicant will be required to arrange their own working hours and use of their own resources to complete the tasks; access to the ALL Arts and Media office can be provided but this will be only during office hours and by prior arrangement.
If you think this is you please email a cover letter detailing your experience and CV if applicable to ed@allfm.org

Deadline: 22/11/19 5pm

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We are hiring!!

ALL FM is looking for an Employment Support Provider

We are searching for a Provider; this may be a sole trader or an organisation.

Purpose of the Role:
The Employment Support Provider will play a central role in the implementation of ensuring that the ALL FM Radio Production Training is addressing employability skills for the participants. You will be working closely with the ALL FM Radio Trainer and Station Manager and wider team to complement the Radio Production skills training and to support employability training for out of work adults.
Employability training will include: acting as a job coach for participants who are seeking employment, helping them to search, prepare for and access into employment, cv development.

Main Elements:
I. To support the employability aspect of Radio production

II. To utilise employability training to support the participants.

III. To help engage and liaise with employers to identify suitable opportunities (work experience, jobs, placements, trials, internships, volunteering) for participants including contacting employers, assessing potential job roles/work placements and joint planning

IV. To promote and support links between local employers, ALL FM and participants.

V. To develop and maintain links with relevant organisations, groups and agencies e.g. education and training providers, Jobcentre Plus/Department for Work and Pensions, to support the delivery of ALL FM’s training.

VI. To work with the staff team and volunteers to identify and support participants to enable them to progress towards work/supported employment including CV development, interview skills, portfolios, training and qualifications

VII. To ensure a full understanding of available job roles/work opportunities for participants and to help match them to appropriate opportunities taking full account of both employer and participant needs

VIII. To provide job coaching support to participants to help them transition into work safely and effectively e.g. adopt appropriate workplace behaviour, integrate into the social environment of the workplace and making sure the work gets done to the standards required by the employer

IX. To monitor and review participants in work experience and/or volunteering placements and to provide advice and support to the employer and participants to enable progression

X. To maintain confidentiality at all times in line with ALL FM’s policies.

XI. To develop, operate and maintain robust record keeping procedures in line with relevant GDPR and confidentiality requirements, ensuring accurate and up todate records including individual member files, daily and weekly logs, records of achievements and significant occurrences

XII. Any other duties as agreed commensurate with the nature and level of the post.

Main characteristics
1. Experienced in helping people with barriers to improve their employment and job search skills to secure employment

2. Knowledge of and commitment to person centred approaches to supporting vulnerable/disadvantaged people.

3. Experience of working with and/or supporting volunteers

4. Excellent organisational and time management skills and ability to manage a diverse workload/prioritise effectively

5. Passion for developing others and effective interpersonal style including; able to lead by example in supporting others to fulfill their potential, excellent communication and facilitation skills, good team working skills, ability to work on own initiative

6. Good administration and IT skills (e.g. word processing, excel, email)

7. Knowledge of recruitment and/or of working with out of work adults.

8. Experience of developing employment opportunities for those facing labour market disadvantages

9. Experience of working in/with community based organisations & businesses

10. Experience of marketing and promotion e.g. newsletters, press releases, events Letter of application and interview

Additional Information:
The post is for 1.5 days/week with flexibility in delivery to match delivery commitments.
There may be a requirement for some evening working.
Note that as this post will have responsibility for working with vulnerable adults it is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Rate: £100/day

Applying for the post
To apply for this position please send:
A letter of application setting out why you want the position, how you meet the requirements and what you will be able to contribute to ALL FM (no more than 2 sides of A4) and a CV if applicable to ed@allfm.org
Subject to a service contract.
A sole trader will need to prove evidence of self employment.

Deadline: 22/11/19 5pm

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We are the Champions!!

The Community Radio Awards 2019 ‘Station of the Year’ is……..ALL FM 96.9

Manchester’s ALL FM won the prestigious ‘Station of the Year’ award in the Community Radio Awards in South Wales on Saturday night. Nominated for the third successive year, ALL FM was competing with; ‘Pride Radio’, ‘Spark FM’, ‘Ujima Radio’ and ‘Wycombe Sound’.

A judge commented on ALL FM that it was ‘possibly the most inclusive, diverse station I have ever heard and is a wonderful example of what Community Radio should be’. Another judge praised ‘the wide range of programming available and the clear passion of the presenters’.

ALL FM’s ethos is ‘by the community, for the community’. It has 115 active volunteers and broadcasts 7 days a week, 16 hours a day. Its shows include six foreign language shows, shows by and for; carers, people on the Autism Spectrum, those with mental health issues, disabilities, people from BAME communities, LGBTQ communities as well as specialist music shows, DriveTime and Breakfast shows.

In addition to broadcasting, it trains a diverse range of people in the Manchester communities. In November it will be commencing radio training projects with those who have long term mental health issues, out of work adults, women and older people at risk of isolation. Chair of ALL FM, Martin Logan who also presents the very popular ‘Out & About in Manchester’ said ‘The Irish are one of many communities in Greater Manchester to benefit from ALL FM’s diverse outlook and innovative approach to training and broadcasting.’

Ed Connole, Director of ALL FM said ‘There are so many amazing community radio stations in Greater Manchester and the UK. So we’re very proud to have won ‘Station of the Year. This award represents the hard work, dedication and talent of our volunteers and staff who have been going above and beyond for over nineteen years. It’s a great achievement.’

In addition to the ‘Station of the Year’, ALL FM also won the ‘Community Development Project’ of the year for its partnership with Chapel St Primary School on the Radio Takeover Day in December 2018. On December 14th from 9am until 7pm Chapel Street’s children presented and produced every show live on air covering a diverse range of issues and topics. Martin Steers, Chair of The Community Radio Awards commented ‘“Radio continues to play a strong community role, and it’s a privilege to showcase it. The recognition for ALL FM is well deserved, and we hope it showcases their success, and encourages others to engage, represent and support their communities.”

ALL FM acknowledge and thank Manchester City Council, Our Manchester and the Tudor Trust for its support. Without whom winning ‘Station of the Year’ would not be possible. We also thank OneManchester and Children in Need for their support on the Chapel Street Primary School Radio Takeover Day.

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Community Radio Awards 2019: Gold for Community Development Project

ALL FM & Chapel St Primary Primary School were triumphant in the Community Radio Awards winning Gold in the Community Development Project Award for their ‘Radio Takeover Day’ in Dec 14th, when children from Chapel St presented and produced every show live from 9am till 7pm

One judge commented; “Great to see Community Radio’s resources being used in this way. Good to see stations working with Primary-age children – often projects like this focus on teenagers.”

The project was supported by Manchester City Council, Children in Need and OneManchester’s Community Soup initiative.

 

 

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ALL FM Prize Draw

The ALL FM Prize Draw:
Win
i) 1 Day Radio Training (worth £150)
ii) Meal for two at Cibus
iii) £20 King Bee Records voucher.
 
All monies go towards the ALL FM Studio Two fund.
Suggested donation £3 per ticket pls go to allfm.org/supportus
 
T&Cs:

ALL ARTS & MEDIA Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

  1. All Arts and Media Limited (trading as All FM) (company number 05286405) (whose registered office is Levenshulme Old Library, Cromwell Grove, Manchester, M19 3QE) (“Promoter”) is the promoter of the All FM Prize Draw (“Prize Draw”).
  2. The Prize Draw is open to all residents of Great Britain aged 18 years or over, except employees of the Promoter, their families, agents or any third party directly associated with administration of the Prize Draw.
  3. By entering the Prize Draw participants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and confirm that all information submitted is true, accurate and complete. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any and all entrants and may, in its absolute direction, disqualify any participant that does not meet the Promoter’s eligibility criteria.
  4. All entries must be submitted via the Promoter’s PayPal page, accessed via: allfm.org or or by purchasing a raffle ticket both at a price of not less than a £3 donation.
  5. Participants are welcome to purchase more than one raffle ticket or donate more than £3 but will only be eligible for one entry in the Prize Draw.
  6. The opening date for entries is 12 noon on 12/6/19. The closing date of the Prize Draw is 10pm on 22/6/19. Entries received after the Closing Date will not be accepted.
  7. If for any reason a technical interruption, fault or site failure occurs when purchasing online, the Promoter does not take any responsibility for incomplete purchases and any incomplete purchases will not be considered valid for entry into the Prize Draw. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any purchases which are not completed for any reason. The Promoter also accepts no liability if any information provided by an entrant (including for the avoidance of doubt, any contact information) is incorrect or unclear.
  8. The winners will be chosen by random draw supervised by an independent person as soon as reasonably practicable after the Closing Date (each a “Winner” and together the “Winners”).
  9. Each winner will receive a Prize. The Prizes are as follows: i) 1 day Radio Training at ALL FM ii) Meal for 2 at Rebus iii) £20 King Bee Records voucher.
  1. Only the Winners will be notified of the outcome of the Prize Draw. The Winners will be notified by email or telephone (using details provided at entry) regarding the outcome of the Prize Draw as soon as reasonably practicable after the Closing Date. If a Winner does not respond to the Promoter within seven days of being notified by the Promoter, then the Prize will be forfeited and the Promoter will be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above.
  2. The Prizes will be made available for collection by the Winner at the Promoter’s premises (All FM, Levenshulme Old Library, Cromwell Grove, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 3QE) at a time as designated by the Promoter in its absolute discretion. Alternatively, arrangements can be made to deliver a Prize via post as determined by the Promoter in its absolute discretion.
  1. The Prizes for the Winners are non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered. The Prizes may be subject to additional terms and conditions in force from time to time. The Winners will have to comply with such applicable terms and conditions in respect of the Prizes.
  2. The Promoter reserves the right to replace any Prize with an alternative prize of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond the Promoter’s control makes it necessary to do so.
  3. The decision of the Promoter regarding any aspect of the Prize Draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
  4. The Promoter must either publish or make available information that indicates that a valid award took place. To comply with this obligation the Promoter will send the surname and county of the Winners and, if applicable copies of their winning entries, to anyone who emails ed@allfm.org or writes to All FM, Levenshulme Old Library, Cromwell Grove, Manchester, M19 3QE (enclosing a self-addressed envelope) within one month after the Closing Date. If you object to any or all of your surname, county and winning entry being published or made available, please contact the Promoter ALL FM, Levenshulme Old Library, M19 3QE In such circumstances, the Promoter must still provide the information and winning entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on request.
  5. The Promoter reserves the right to publish the name and/or photograph of the
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Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.

Communities speak with one voice to protect girls in the lead up to the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

● FGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation and it is also known as ‘cutting’, ‘female circumcision’ or ‘sunna’ among other terms
● 6th February – International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

The Government’s ‘Let’s Protect Our Girls’ campaign has garnered support from healthcare professionals, FGM campaigners, grassroots organisations, community-based media and people from practising communities who have spoken out against FGM, highlighting the lifelong consequences it can cause women. The campaign sends a powerful message that communities should protect children from this horrific practice, as it is child abuse and is illegal in the UK.

Dr Israa Siddig, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist said: ‘The Let’s Protect Our Girls’ campaign and the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM has provided a good platform to talk about a very important but uncomfortable issue for many. I’m a keen advocate for women’s health and am passionate about helping people to understand the life altering health consequences that FGM can have on women which can include childbirth complications, period problems, scarring, mental health issues and urinary infections. In some cases, FGM can even cause death.”

Dr Seun Bakare, GP goes further to explain: “People need to be aware of the dangers of FGM. It has no medical benefits and is often carried out by traditional circumcisers or cutters who do not have any medical training.”

Hibo Wardere, FGM campaigner added: “Many FGM survivors that I meet do not make the connection between the health issues they are experiencing and FGM. There’s a real disconnect. More education is needed to help practising communities understand the harmful effects.”

Janet Fyle, Policy Advisor for the Royal College of Midwives comments on the cultural aspect of FGM, she said: “I’m from a community that practises FGM and I say categorically that FGM is not part of my culture. When people ask me about my culture I talk about our food, my language, the music – things that are joyful and uplifting. FGM is child abuse, full stop. It condemns the girl to lifelong physical and psychological health problems. It’s a serious criminal offence in the UK and it rightly carries stiff penalties, with a maximum of 14 years in prison.”

Sarian Kamara, FGM campaigner added: “Some people believe that FGM will stop girls and women from being promiscuous. I can tell you from my own experience and talking to other survivors that it’s not true, however, it does leave you with emotional and physical scars that can last a lifetime.”

From a faith perspective Dr Mohamed Fahim, Imam said: “There’s nothing in the Quran that says we have to conduct FGM, it doesn’t exist. There is not a single Hadith (Prophetic Tradition), that Prophet Mohammed performed this on any of his daughters or granddaughters.” Likewise, Reverend Marjorie Esomowei also commented: “The bible is very clear, there isn’t any requirement for a woman to undergo FGM. It doesn’t make her more honourable in the sight of God.”

We all have a responsibility to protect our girls and should contact the NSPCC’s free dedicated FGM helpline if you are concerned that a child is at risk of or has undergone FGM.

You can speak to an NSPCC FGM helpline advisor anonymously on 0800 028 3550 or email fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk so that appropriate action can be taken. More information can be found online at www.nspcc.org.uk/fgm

Together we can end FGM in a generation

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Community Day of Action

Volunteers Needed!!

Levenshulme community workshop and clean-up will be taking place this Saturday 3rd March (weather permitting!!).

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS…

Meet at Levenshulme Inspire on Stockport Road

12-1pm CLEAN UP OF WOODFOLD AVE CAR PARK

1-1.30PM REFRESHMENTS

2-4PM PRIORITES FOR LOCAL ACTION WORKSHOP

To reserve a place email e.mccarten@manchester.gov.uk

Or just show up on Saturday…

 

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The Owl and the Coconut.

We’re delighted to welcome the Owl & the Coconut to Lev Library as our fellow tenants & neighbours.

Their mission is to create a mindful, healthful, happy, creative society for all!

‘We create safe, preventative Mindful Art tools, events and resources, to enable people to be active partners in nurturing their own mental and emotional wellbeing. Mindful Arts is a catalyst, creating empowered, mindful, creative, compassionate people and communities.’

 

 

What’s not to like!!

 

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Freelance Radio Trainer

We are looking for a Freelance Radio Trainer to assist in training children aged 8 to 11 for our Children’s Radio Training project. This project will involve training and supporting children aged 8-11 in all aspects of radio production leading to live shows. The shows will be a mix of interviews, discussion, issues affecting children and music – by children for children. The training sessions (2-3 hours) will take place after school. The times/dates will be decided after consulting with the children.
Attached is a Job Description & Person Spec. Please email and CV and covering letter detailing your experience and why you wish to participate in this project by 6th March 5pm to Ed Connole; ed@allfm.org

 

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Cosy?

So it’s a bit cold and needs a little hoovering here and there. But its home to ALLFM. Or least the West Wing of the library is home to ALL FM. Or at least it will be when the crack gets repaired. We’re getting there….

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Goodbye Albert Road

We are departing 19 Albert Road. Many live sessions came from here, lots and lots of radio training, radio drama, thousands of hours of broadcast and many happy memories. Many people were welcomed as guests, presenters, volunteers and friends.
But don’t despair they’ll be lots more to come in our new home; Levenshulme Old Library. So stay tuned in…

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ALL FM & the launch of ‘Creative Health’.


On the 21st July ALL FM hosted an Outside Broadcast at the Manchester School of Art for  the launch of ‘Creative Health’, the report of a research inquiry into Arts and Health by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health & Wellbeing (APPG).

The aim of the report is to inform a vision for political leadership in the field of arts, health and wellbeing in order to support practitioners, and stimulate progress and future research. In the light of its findings, the APPG will seek to influence the thinking and practice of politicians and other decision-takers.

The report was introduced by co-chair of the APPG, Lord Howarth of Newport (pictured below) who was accompanied by parliamentarians and special guests. It was quite a prestigious event for Manchester and ALL FM

 

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Didsbury FM at ALL FM

As part of ALL FM Training’s #RadioTrainingInADay program on Sunday 11th June, we trained Didsbury FM. They take their place along side organisations such as Hilton Hotel, Manchester City Council, Pixel8, Magnetic North, Manchester Histories Festival and many many more.

This is Didsbury FM’s show. And we think it’s amazing…

https://www.mixcloud.com/ALLFMTraining/didsbury-fm-11th-june-2017/

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ALL FM Training at the Greater Manchester Business Fair

ALL FM Training was broadcasting live from the Greater Manchester Manchester Business Fair. Opening our live Outside Broadcast was our Patron, Lemn Sissay.

We met and talked with lots of Manchester businesses and the day provided us with the opportunity to promote our radio training programs for companies & organisations in the North West.

If you’d like more information about our radio training for organisations and companies as a teambuilding and skills development program,  email ed@allfm.org or click on the link above.

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ALL FM Training Ltd

ALL FM Training Ltd was established to train organisations and SMEs in team building via radio training leading to a live show on ALL FM 96.9. The live show which is devised, written & hosted by the particpants. What’s in it for organisations? Your staff inprove their communication and presentation skills plus it’s a great way to bond a team. Also it’s a great way to promote your organisation; LIVE on ALL FM 96.9

You start the course knowing nothing about radio and very soon you’re going live on air with your very own show. We run 1 day, 2 day & 5 day training courses.

Already we have worked with Pixel8, Shuen Lok, University of Manchester, PossAbilities, Coffee Cranks & MACC. In March we are welcoming the Big Issue and Manchester History Festival.

For more information go to allfmtraining.org

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Key Commitments

Our revised Ofcom Key Commitments

Key Commitments
Licence number: CR000023
Service name All FM Licence area South Manchester (as shown in the licensed coverage area map) Frequency 96.6 MHz

Description of character of service

All FM provides an ‘ultra-local’ service for the local communities of South Manchester and encourages members of the communities to be involved with its programming. It provides content that reflects the diverse inner city communities of the area, both in terms of the music and the speech content provided.

The service broadcasts:

-Music. The main types of music broadcast over the course of each week are: chart music (past and present) and music of appeal to the different ethnic communities in the local area. The service will also feature specialist music programmes.

-Speech: The main types of speech output broadcast over the course of each week are: content that reflects topics and issues of concern to members of the target community, as well as events taking place within the local area, discussion and local information.

-Over the course of each week, the majority of programming is broadcast in English, however, specialist programming in other languages that reflect the diversity of the communities in the area also feature.

-The service provides original output during daytime hours between 07:00 and 19:00.

-The studio is located within the licensed coverage area.

-The service provides a range of community benefits (social gain objectives mandated by statute) for the target community, both on-air and off-air, and in doing so, achieves the following objectives:

-the facilitation of discussion and the expression of opinion,

-the provision (whether by means of programmes included in the service or otherwise) of education or training to individuals not employed by the person providing the service, and

-the better understanding of the particular community and the strengthening of links within it.

Members of the target community contribute to the operation and management of the service.

The service has mechanisms in place to ensure it is accountable to its target community.

[March 2008. Revised September 2016]

1 Original output is output that is first produced for and transmitted by the service, and excludes output that was transmitted elsewhere before. Original output can be live or voice-tracked. Repeat broadcasts of original output do not count towards the minimum requirement. cr000023

 

 

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Outside Broadcast at the Whitworth Art Gallery

On 30th September to celebrate the close of the Vintage FM project and ‘National Older People’s Day’, ALL FM hosted an OB at the Whitworth with each show hosted by an older person. The majority of whom have been trained in the Vintage FM project.

Vintage FM is a project run in partnership with Age Friendly Manchester, Royal Exchange, the Whitworth and the Manchester Art Gallery. The project is supported by the Baring Foundation, Anchor Homes & Manchester City Council.

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Through the Ears of a Child Broadcast on ALL FM 96.9

After months researching the lives of children in Manchester & Moss Side during World War I, working with; IWM North, PHM & John Rylands Library, the children then worked with a Soundscape artists to create the sounds of Manchester & Moss Side in 1916. The next task was to work with a writer to recreate the voices of these children of a hundred years ago.

The final task was to record the voices of these children at ALL FM in the form of letters to their fathers.

Their words play over the Soundscape in memory of the children of the First World War.

https://www.mixcloud.com/ALLFMTraining/through-the-ears-of-a-child/

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‘Through the Ears of a Child’ Performance

On July 15th St Mary’s CE School performed ‘Through the Ears of a Child’. Working with ALLFM (via Alison Down and Joe Gillbanks) the yr 10 pupils using the monologues they’d developed earlier in the project as a starting point for a performance about being a child in Manchester in WW1.

This project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Manchester City Council

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Culture Champions on ALLFM

After merely a few weeks of training our Culture Champions broadcast their first radio show on ALLFM and they were amazing!!

Culture Champions are part of the Vintage FM project in which we’re partnered by; Age Friendly Manchester, The Royal Exchange, Manchester Art Gallery & The Whitworth Art Gallery. The project is supported by The Baring Foundation, Anchor Housing and Manchester City Council. The aim of the project is to promote and encourage participation in culture for older people in Manchester.

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Through the Ears of a Child

In July St. Mary’s CE Primary School, Moss Side broadcast their ‘Through the Ears of a Child’ audio project on ALLFM 96.9 FM. This project saw ALLFM work with St Mary’s in researching the lives of Moss Side children in WW1. Visiting; the Imperial War Museum, the People’s History Museum, the John Rylands Library, as well as welcomeing an expert to St mary’s from MMU, the children learnt about the lives of Manchester children in 1916. They then worked with a writer and Soundscape artists to write monologues from the point of view of a Manchester child one hundred years ago. They then recorded these monologues at ALLFM.

The monologues were broadcast on ALLFM alongside a soundscape of the sounds of Manchester from 1916.

This project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Manchester City Council

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Lemn Sissay MBE is our new Patron

We are delighted to announce that Lemn Sissay is to be the ALL FM Patron. As one of the nation’s best loved poets and writers, Lemn is also known for his support and campaigning for children in care, Chancellor of The University of Manchester, the official poet of the 2012 London Olympics, the list goes on…

‘I am not defined by my scars, but by the incredible ability to heal.’

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Welcome to ALL FM, Lemn.

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Susan

Susan Cattan was a writer on ALLFM from the first soap writing session onwards. She helped develop the ideas, the characters and the script. Her contribution to ‘Station Road’ and ALL FM was significant and we mourn her passing.

There are many scripts that she wrote we have still to record. We will miss her creativity, her artistry and her joy.

https://soundcloud.com/station-road/discussion-and-episode-1

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Radio Training at ALLFM

We will offer unemployed Manchester residents training in radio production and broadcast leading to a live show on ALL FM 96.9.
The learners will learn all aspects of radio production; driving the desk, utilising the software, writing shows, interview techniques, talking on the mic, planning, pitching and presenting a show. The benefits for the learner will be improved IT skills, greater interview skills, improved literacy, better communication and social skills, improved confidence and the experience of producing and presenting their own live show.
Each learner will be given the opportunity to host their own show after the course.

For more info email ed@allfm.org

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Through the ears of a Child

As part of our ‘Through the Ears of a Child’ project, which looks at children’s lives in Manchester during WWI. Pupils from St Mary’s CE Primary school tour the city centre looking at the Great War’s effects upon Manchester, courtesy of the People’s History Museum.

The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, North West.

 

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Culture Champions at ALLFM

Radio training commences for Culture Champions at ALLFM.

Partnering with Age Friendly Manchester, Royal Exchnage Theatre, Whitworth Art Gallery & The Manchester Art Gallery, we’ll be training our newest presenters to broadcast live radio shows about Manchester’s Cultural opportunities for older people.

This project is supported by The Baring Foundation, Anchor Housing, Manchester City Council & Adactus Neighbourhood Fund.

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Vintage FM

ALL FM is joining forces with Age Friendly Manchester, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Art Gallery & The Whitworth Art Gallery in a project designed to promote arts and culture to older people using radio and radio training.
We are working with older people, some in care homes training them in radio production and broadcast leading to live shows. Listen in Thu morning at 9.30 am to catch their shows.

We are grateful to The Baring Foundation, Anchor Homes, Awards for All, Manchester City Council and all who support us in working with older people.

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International Women’s Day 8th March 2016

Thirteen different shows, including children, older people and everyone in between, all to celebrate International Women’s Day. Teaming up with North Manchester FM we both re wrote our schedules to promote and celebrate womens’ issues and achievements in Manchester and beyond.

Thanks to all the presenters, guests, artists and volunteers who made this such a special day.

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#LiveMusicDay

Dec 12th ALL FM joined forces with North Manchester FM to broadcast live music to the whole of Manchester. We kicked off at 7.30 am finishing at 10pm. Even then we weren’t finished, broadcasting live sessions recorded at ALLFM throughout the years all night long.

Cajun, folk, rap, rockabilly, poety and Iranian rap were among the 24 different bands & musicans who performed throughout the day.

We are the home of new Manchester music.

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December 12th is #LiveMusicDay

ALLFM & North Manchester FM are teaming up to broadcast live music to the whole of Manchester, by some of Manchester’s finest and up and coming musicians.

The ALLFM scheule for #LiveMusicDay is:

Presenter Musican
7.30am-9am James Graham The Early Risers
9am-10am Lydia Ni-Cola
10am-11am Mog CP Lee & Vocal Harem / Amy and Aidan from Oh Man The Mountain
/Tracey Browne / more TBC
11am-12pm Billy/Rowland Rowland Jones & Liam McClair
12pm-1pm Caroline I See Angels
1pm-2pm Suzi Cajun Specials + Martha John Rose
2pm-3pm Mike z Cosmic Ray & the constellations, The HotRock trio,
3pm-4pm Ann Doolally
4pm-5pm Calum & Ed Impulse, Lou & the Llamas
5pm-6pm Ursula Old House Playground
6pm-7pm Vicky Garron Frith
7pm-8pm Rahim Arash
8pm-9pm Tracy Paulo Simoes
9pm-10pm Eric TBC

We are the home of new Manchester music.

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From Lille to Longsight for our 15th birthday

The Spunyboys came from Lille to Longsight to close our 15th birthday celebrations. That, they did in style.

Big thanks to The Spunyboys and to the rock ‘n’ roll fans there for helping support us. And let’s not forget ‘Girls Gone Rockin’ crew (Deb’s,Lesley,Sue ) & of course Davy Jones for promoting and organising the gig.
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And we also thank Mike Zodiac for his extensive efforts. Here he is presenting Jason with a cheque for the money raised, which goes towards keeping ALL FM rocking for another 15 years.

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ALL FM Prize draw results

LIST OF PRIZES IN ORDER OF DRAW WITH WINNER’S NAMES:

  1. One pair of tickets to Bestival  Winner: G Scott
  2. Host your own show on ALLFM Winner: U Sattler
  3. One pair of tickets to the Royal Exchange Winner: P Elliott
  4. SOAK signed new album, guest passes Winner: A Webb
  5. Meal for two at Trove Winner: B Stone
  6. Spa Treatment at Argana Hamam Winner: A Whalley
  7. Portrait photo of you/your family by Jana MacBeath Winner: A Fisher
  8. Limited edition art work: Station Approach by ‘Dorothy’ Winner: B Smith
  9. HOME membership Winner: P Attfield
  10. ‘Listener’ by Lemn Sissay (signed) Winner: S Millward
  11. Original Caricatures by Jane Goetzee Winner: S Roberts
  12. ‘King of the Universe’ by Michael V. Rios (limited edition print) Winner: D Ghabsi
  13. HOME membership Winner: C Lee
  14. Joan Armatrading CD (signed) Winner: W Wright
  15. Joan Armatrading CD (signed) Winner: S Martin
  16. Joan Armatrading CD (signed) Winner: R Croskery
  17. Stella Grundy CD (signed) Winner: A Derbyshire
  18. Sylvia Tella CD Winner: J Birchall
  19. Harlem Spirit CD Winner: M Moore
  20. Young Fathers CD Winner: J Moore
  21. Limited edition art work: Station Approach by ‘Dorothy’ Winner: K Sapin
  22. Six bottles of wine (red) Winner: V Barton
  23. Six bottles of wine (white) Winner: B Breen
  24. Family ticket for four to ‘The Summer of Lev’ Celebration at the Klondyke, Levenshulme Winner: P Beresford
  25. Pair of tickets for any gig at The Ruby Lounge Winner: D Madison
  26. 1 pair of tickets for any gig promoted by Hey ! Manchester Winner: M Purcell
  27. 1 pair of tickets for any gig promoted by Jezebel Music Winner: S Martin
  28. 1 pair of tickets for any gig promoted by Acoustic Amnesty Winner: S Frenz
  29. 1 pair of tickets for An Evening of Comedy at Fred’s headlined by Mick Ferry (2nd September) Winner: S Cassidy
  30. 1 pair of tickets for Chris Helme (ex Seahorses) at Fred’s (4 Sept) Winner: S Lindsay
  31. A mixture of records and T Shirts from bands who have appeared on ‘Standing in the Shadows of Lev’. Winner: U Sattler
  32. Sabz Khan poetry books (signed) Winner: C Howlett
  33. Set of Ian Tilton photographs (Manchester band photographer) Winner: D Haywood
  34. Signed book by Tariq Mehmood Winner: U Sattler
  35. Pair of tickets for any gig at The Ruby Lounge Winner: A Nowakowski
  36. Limited edition art work: Station Approach by ‘Dorothy’ Winner: N Fallon
  37. Pair of tickets for any gig at The Ruby Lounge Winner: G Horrocks
  38. Pair of tickets for any gig at The Ruby Lounge Winner: C Boyd
  39. Pair of tickets for any gig at The Ruby Lounge Winner: S O’Malley
  40. Set of 3 framed photos of Levenshulme by local photographer, Lydia Smith Winner: J Crosbie

The draw was made on 26th July by an independent adjudicator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK6gOL05Ii8

Terms and Conditions: All FM Community Radio Prize Draw 2015

  1. All FM Community Radio Prize Draw 2015 (The “Prize Draw”) is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over. The Draw is not open to employees of ALLFM.
  1.  Entrants into the Prize Draw shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.
  1. To enter the Prize Draw you must pay £5 per entry either via the All FM fundraiser paypal account or by visiting All FM and paying cash or cheque. (19 Albert Road, Manchester M19 2EQ) Each entry will be submitted into a random draw which will take place at All FM on 26th July For a full list of prizes see below. If you have any questions please email the manager: Ed Connole (ed@allfm.org)
  1. Each person may enter as many times as they wish, paying £5 per entry. Entries on behalf of another person will be accepted provided that the full name and contact details of that person are given at the time of entry. Joint submissions are not allowed. You are responsible for the cost (if any) of sending your Prize Draw entry to us. The winners shall be the owners of the email address or those named who paid cash or cheque from which the selected winning entries are sent.
  1. All FM accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason. Proof of delivery of the entry is not proof of receipt by All FM. All entries will be by Pay Pal on the All FM website or by cash recorded and receipted by an All FM office
  1. The Prize Draw closes at 23:59 on .25th July 2015. Entries received outside this time period will not be considered.
  1. Winners will be selected based on satisfying the terms and conditions and being randomly drawn by an independent person at the radio station. The prizes will be allocated as listed below (1st, 2nd 3rd etc)   Each winner will receive one of the number prizes listed below. Prizes will be allocated by ALL FM, and it will not be possible to exchange your prize.
  1. All FM accepts no responsibility for any costs associated with the prize (including postage) that are not expressly included in the prize. In particular, All FM accepts no responsibility for the costs incurred by the winner or their guests in relation to: travel to and from the festival site, camping costs or accommodation (if not included in the ticket price), camping equipment, insurance, or any food and drink.
  1. The winners will be selected by way of a random draw, with one draw taking place as stated above. Your entry or entries will be entered into the random draw for the prizes above provided that your entry has been received in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  1. In the event of there being fewer entries than prizes, left over prizes will be saved for a future prize draw or auction by All FM.
  2. The winners will be notified by phone or email on or before 31st July 2015 and given details of how to claim their prize. If a winner does not respond to All FM within 14 days of being notified of their win, the winner’s prize will be forfeited and All FM shall be entitled to select another winner in accordance with the process described above (and that winner will have to respond to notification of their win within 14 days or else they will also forfeit their prize). If a winner rejects their prize or the entry is invalid or in breach of these terms, the winner’s prize will be forfeited and All FM shall be entitled to select another winner.

 

  1. The names of winners can be obtained after the draw by emailing the manager Ed Connole (ed@allfm.org) or by sending a stamped addressed envelope to him: Ed Connole, All FM Community Radio Station, 19 Albert Road, Manchester M19 2EQ

 

  1. Some winners may be allocated prizes which they have no use for. Winners should be aware that the prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable and not redeemable for cash or any other prize.

 

  1. The winners may be asked to take part in promotional activity related to the Prize Draw and the winners shall participate in such activity on ALLFM’S reasonable request. The winner consents to the use by ALLFM and the related companies, both before and after the closing date of the Prize Draw for an unlimited time, of the winner’s voice, image, photograph and name for publicity purposes (in any medium, including still photographs and films, and on the internet, including any websites hosted by ALLFM and the related companies).
  2. All FM shall use and take care of any personal information you supply to it as described in Data Protection Act 1998, and in accordance with data protection legislation. By entering the Prize Draw, you agree to the collection, retention, usage and distribution of your personal information in order to process and contact you about your Prize Draw entry.

 

  1. All FM accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Prize Draw or accepting the prize. All FM further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with the Prize Draw. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude the liability of ALL FM under law for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from its negligence.

 

  1. All FM reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Prize Draw with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its reasonable control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of All FM in all matters relating to the Prize Draw is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

  1. All FM shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations relating to this Prize Draw where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.

 

  1. The Prize Draw and these Terms and Conditions will be governed by English law and entrants to the Prize Draw submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

 

  1. Promoter: All FM Community Radio, 19 Albert Road, Manchester M19 2EQ

 

 

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Interested in particpating in an ALL FM project?

1. Radio training:
We’re running monthly radio training. It’s aimed primarily at adults who are:
unemployed
low paid employment
part time employment
not f/t students

It’s a 30 hour course, so you need to attend all these dates. It’s @ all fm, Levenshulme.

The course will culminate in a live broadcast on ALL FM 96.9 FM. We will also offer the opportunity of broadcasting your own show after your training is complete. You don’t need previous experience and all you need to bring is enthusiasm. A pen and paper may be handy too.

Training is free. Email ed@allfm.org

2. ALLFM Soap ‘Station Road’

We have trained members of the community to write drama for radio. They are currently writing episodes of ‘Station Road’, which is due to broadcast Jan 2015. We are looking to recruit new potential writers. If you’re interested in learning to write for radio email ed@allfm.org

3. Fusion

Fusion is the name of our project where we are training young people in music making, recording, lyric writing & performing. The majority of young people on this project are having issues at school. If you would like further information please email ed@allfm.org

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Bye Bye Christine

Sadly Christine will be leaving ALL FM in November. In the year and a half that she has been here, she has been a wonderful asset to ALL FM and I know that everyone at ALL FM will miss her. On the plus side Jane will be taking over the running of the ‘Fusion’ project.

We would like to say a big thanks to Christine (even though she hasn’t left yet). On behalf of all the staff, volunteers and listeners we’d like to say a big THANK YOU.

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Fish

It is with much sadness that we have to inform you that Danny Lumley aka Fish who presented ‘The Antisocial Social’ on Tuesdays passed away on Friday 19th September.

Fish was a wonderful presenter and person, and his talents and energy will be missed by everyone here at ALL FM. Our sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

His funeral is on Friday 10th October in Bedford Crematorium at 4pm.

His family have requested that no flowers be sent, but would welcome a donation to MIND (via Kingfisher Independent Funeral Directors, Gate Lodge, Cemetery Road, St Neots, Cambs. PE19 2BX).

After the funeral ceremony, there will be a celebration of Danny’s life at St Neots Rugby Club.

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FUSION SUMMER MUSIC PROJECT


Are you 13-19 years old?Interested in Music?

Wanna learn Lyric Writing,Vocals, Guitars and Drums? And work with professional musicians?


then ALLFM’s Summer Music project is for you
And it’s free

(no experience needed)

Limited places so call or email us to book your
place. Contact Mandy/ Chrissie on 07434 282513
or email Christine@allfm.org

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Want to present or produce shows on ALL FM?

The next all fm radio training course runs 12-5pm on the following dates in October:
Tue 1st
Wed 2nd
Tue 8th
Wed 9th
Tue 15th
Wed 16th

The course will culminate in a live broadcast on ALL FM 96.9 FM. We will also offer the opportunity of broadcasting your own show after your training is complete. You don’t need previous experience, all you need to bring is enthusiasm. A pen and paper may be handy too.

Training is free.

Email ed@allfm.org

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Free radio training if you’re out of work

  • Are you unemployed ?
  • Why not train in radio broadcast and production?
  • You could host your own radio show on allfm 96.9!

We’ve started a radio training project working with   unemployed adults using radio production and broadcast  to develop employability and soft skills.

At the end of the training you’ll have the opportunity to have a regular show on allfm broadcasting to  South, East and Central Manchester.

For information email jason@allfm.org

The Project is supported by MAES, The Skills Funding Agency and Manchester City Council.

 

 

 

 

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LISTEN AGAIN to recent shows from ALL FM 96.9

ALL-FM-96.9You can now catch up on some of your favourite shows from the stations archive. See what you’ve missed out on and listen again.
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Please note: All of the cloudcasts (re-broadcasted shows) are uploaded solely by the presenter and not by the station, so if there’s something that you can not find – please contact the presenter directly.
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See the latest uploads here: http://www.mixcloud.com/allfm/latest

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From basement to training room….nearly

From a room full of junk just a few weeks ago, the basement is now resembling a new training room. Not there yet, but not far away.

BIG thanks to Martin, Mark and Terry for their hard work….lets not forget Kev who had the idea and submitted the funding bid to the CDF (thanks CDF)  and the Levenshulme Community Panel.

 

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Newest member of the ALL FM Team-Christine Cox has joined us as ‘Development Manager’.

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Thank you for the warm welcome from everyone.  I’ve really enjoyed  my time at the station so far and hope I can get to know you all.

If I haven’t met you yet: please come  in and say hi.

Chrissie : )

 

christine@allfm.org

 

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Young Radio Playwrights

IMG_1984This week pupils from Alma Park Primary School and St Mary’s RC Primary School recorded  plays, that were written by  pupils from their respective schools. The plays ‘Victoria’ and ‘Reborn’ will be broadcast on ALL FM 96.9.

Pictured are pupils from St Mary’s preparing for their next scene.

The project was supported by the Co-operative Community Fund and Manchester City Council.

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The New Playwrights from Alma Park

Students from Alma Park Primary School are attending workshops at ALL FM where they’ll develop their writing skills. Working with a writing tutor they will write their own radio plays. These plays will be recorded and peformed by young actors from Alma Park. The plays will be broadcast on ALL FM 96.9 FM.

Thanks to the Co-op Community Fund.

Children working on ideas for their plays
Children working on ideas for their plays

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Free radio training if you’re out of work

  • Are you unemployed ?
  • Why not train in radio broadcast and production?
  • You could host your own radio show on allfm 96.9!

We’ve started a radio training project working with community organisations and individuals working with unemployed adults using radio production and broadcast  to develop employability and soft skills.

At the end of the training you’ll have the opportunity to have a regular show on allfm broadcasting to  South, East and Central Manchester.

For information email ed@allfm.org

This project is supported by MAES

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JOB VACANCIES | Business Development Officer ALL FM 96.9

ALL-FM-96.9Business Development Officer

The post of ‘Business Development Officer ‘ is to develop revenue streams for ALL FM via fundraising and sales.
The hours are flexible. We anticipate the working week will be 2-3 days.
This post is supported by Ofcom.

Experience in community radio is not essential. We are looking for candidates who have experience in sales, fund raising, bid writing. You tell us what you can bring to the post.

£20k-25k pro rata

www.allfm.org

For further information please email Ed Connole on ed@allfm.org

Deadline: 12th April

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JOB VACANCIES | Older Person’s Support Worker ALL FM 96.9

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Older Person’s Support Worker,

ALL FM is commencing a radio training project aimed at developing older people’s employability and soft skills. The Support Worker’s role is to support the older people offering encouragement, advice and working with the ALL FM staff team to ensure quality of training.

Main purpose of the job:

1. To support in the recruitment of older people for ALL FM radio training

2. To support in the devising and delivery of training courses and sessions for older people.

3. To assist older people in developing their employability, IT and soft skills

4. To engage older people at ALL FM in line with the Station Policy for community involvement &. Equal Opportunities

5. To work with ALL FM’s delivery partners to ensure maximum benefit for ALL FM and its clients.

6. To work with the ALL staff team to ensure best practice.

7. To identify, create and promote progression opportunities to the older people that are engaged.

8. To assist with the monitoring & evaluation of the project in co-ordination with ALL FM’s policy

9. Other activities deemed necessary by the Management Committee or Station Manager to support the work and development of the station.

Person Specification

Skills/Knowledge

Experience of working with older people over long term projects.

Experience of planning, delivering and evaluating projects with an understanding of the needs of older people.

Excellent communication skills

Experience of liaising with agencies related to older people’s issues.

Excellent knowledge of community learning issues.

The ability to work co-operatively within a team.

The ability to work under your own initiative with the minimum of supervision.

The ability to manage a programme of work and prioritise tasks.

An understanding of the principles and implementation of an Equal Opportunities, safeguarding and Health and Safety.

Experience, Qualifications, Training

At least two years experience within a volunteer-led organisation.

This is a freelance post  and the rate of pay is £70/day.

Please email CV and covering letter to Ed Connole ed@allfm.org

Deadline: 12th April

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ALL FM 96.9 | Young person’s radio training project

WEA-Learning-for-LifeALL FM is running a young person’s radio training project.

If you’re aged between 13 and 17 and interested in radio production and broadcasting then this could be the project for you. On this project you will learn the technical aspects, how to write your own show, interview guests, use software and how to talk to Manchester via ALL FM 96.9.

Having learnt all the necessary radio skills by the end of the project your group will broadcast your own show. You don’t need previous experience and all you need to bring is enthusiasm. A pen and paper may be handy too.

Places are limited, so if you’re interested email ed@allfm.org

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ALL FM 96.9 | Presenter Blog: Doodlebug Nuggets talks Dutty Lingo

Doodlebug Nuggets fortnightly Sunday evening show (7PM-9PM) features a wonky live mix of ‘dutty’ audio extracts juxtaposed topical narratives and music for both ears. 

Dutty Lingo on Doodlebug Nuggets
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Ok…Take a step back and try to recall your own generational transgressions. Youth culture, dominated by musical tastes, fashion, objectionable hairstyles and its own language, is nothing but an artefact of growing up. It’s the outcome of the process that young people, navigating the tortured period of adolescence, go through as they seek a community that’s distinct from that which has come before. Essentially it is a period rich in self-expression, catalysed by the negotiation of social boundaries.

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Hulme based artist, doodlebug nuggets host and cultural programmer, Michael Barnes-Wynters was invited to produce a new audio visual installation as part of the high profile, Tate Tanks opening season during last summer’s Cultural Olympiad programme.

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Intrigued by young people’s language of the street, where the English language has morphed into Jamaican patois and then some, juxtaposed with being tired of hearing the ‘usual’ Mancunian story, owned by just the same few storytellers. Michael decided to explore the true richness and diversity of our city’s subcultures with its textures, sounds, aromas and the influence of Jamaican culture at its core. With a young creative team, he led the unique production of filming over one hundred and twenty Mancunian and Salford ‘ talking heads’ at Work For Change’s ‘Yard Theatre’ in the heart of Hulme.

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An amazingly diverse mix of cultures and ages from 16- 68 shared their stories from Queer to Dancehall, Goths to Grime as all were asked the same three key questions which explores the myriad of subcultures and ultimately the meaning of dutty lingo.

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Britain is as much about jerk chicken, rice’n’peas as it is about fish ‘n’ chips and is as much about the Caribbean Carnival as it is about the Hallé Orchestra.

Dutty Lingo is seeking a home for all to access and an autumn installation in the heart of the Northen Quarter is planned so in the meantime…

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All information for this post kindly supplied and written by Doodlebug

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ALL FM 96.9 | Presenter Blog: Standing in The Shadows of Lev – March 2013

Standing in The Shadows of Lev in March. The Americans are coming and the Canadians are going home

On this months SITSOL, we say welcome back and Bon Voyage to some of our favourite guests.

Gabriel-Minnikin-1Gabriel Minnikin has been a mainstay of the show over the last few years and before returning home to Halifax, Nova Scotia will be doing his last UK radio session on 9th March. He’ll be bringing a couple of pals with him including Sam Lench (Samson & Delilah, Glad Eyes etc) so it looks like being a mighty fine, if slightly tearful session.

 

Rebecca Pronsky

Brooklyn resident and genius singer/songwriter Rebecca Pronsky is playing at The Verge in Stalybridge on 29th March so it’s only natural for her to set the alarm to get over to ALL FM the following morning for a 9.o’clock start.
She’ll be accompanied by her guitarist/producer Rich Bennett, who not only plays some of the twangiest geetar ever but has well cool hair too.

Ross Thompson

30th March is a double guest bonanza as not only will Rich and Rebecca be in session but also Blind Atlas front man Ross Thompson will be playing a couple of songs for us.
Ross originally from Denver Colorado, settled in Manchester 5 or so years back and recently moved with Blind Atlas to some place called London. Ross is in town to play on 31 March at one of the gigs that Mog is curating at the Kings Arms and it’ll be great to have him back on the show.

Little Sparrow

It’s not all transatlantic guests on this months SITSOL though. On 16th March it’s our pleasure to welcome Little Sparrow for her first SITSOL session, she’s brilliant and has already done a session on Vicky’s Night Moves and recently played at 2 of Levenshulme’s finest establishments The Pod and The Klondyke. Keeping it local, there’s a strong possibility SITSOL will be doing an outside broadcast at Levenshulme Market on 23rd March too. (Though there are court orders in place to stop Mog venturing out of the studio on a Saturday morning).

SITSOL Event Details:

Rebecca Pronsky @ The Verge in Stalybridge
The Lonesome & Penniless Cowboys present A Month Of Sundays
Levenshulme Market – March 2013

Contact SITSOL on Facebook | Listen back to current and archive SITSOL Shows via Mixcloud.

All information for this post kindly supplied and written by Mog.

Standing In The Shadows of Lev is a SITSOL production broadcasting live on ALL FM every Saturday 9-11am.

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LISTEN AGAIN to recent shows from ALL FM 96.9

ALL-FM-96.9You can now catch up on some of your favourite shows from the stations archive. See what you’ve missed out on and listen again.
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Please note: All of the cloudcasts (re-broadcasted shows) are uploaded solely by the presenter and not by the station, so if there’s something that you can not find – please contact the presenter directly.
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See the latest uploads here: http://www.mixcloud.com/allfm/latest

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Community Radio Placements at the BBC

BBC-LogoThe Audio and Music Department of the BBC is seeking to develop its relationship with communities across the UK by developing partnerships with community radio stations.  They are offering a limited number of 2-week work placements to gain new contacts, stories and experiences. If you’re passionate about Radio and understand what it’s like to have worked in community radio for at least 1 year and can provide a recommendation from your Station Manager or equivalent click on  PLACEMENT DETAILS  to  find out more.

Placement Locations: London and Salford
Placement Month: May, June and July
Placement Duration: Various (not exceeding 20 days)

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Free Radio Training if you’re out of work

IMG_0031-300x300Free Radio Training if you’re out of work!

Are you unemployed?
Why not train in radio broadcast and production?
You could host your own radio show on ALL FM 96.9!

We’ve started a radio training project working with community organisations and individuals working with unemployed adults using radio production and broadcast to develop employability and soft skills.

At the end of the training you’ll have the opportunity to have a regular show on ALL FM 96.9 broadcasting to south, east and central Manchester.

For more information email ed@allfm.org

This project is supported by Manchester City Council
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The Mainstream Prophecy

It’s true, it’s true. The end has happened, the Mayans were right.

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The Mainstream has ended!

From way back when, the 19th of March 2009 Kev and Bex brought you: Pet Corner, Style File, Eye on TV, The Cultural Sector, Movies With Mother the rumble from the concrete jungle and the line from the cable grapevine.

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In 2011 allfm had ‘a bit of Kev and Laurie‘ until the 22nd December 2012 with features including, but certainly not limited to: Leonard or Leonard?, In Your Bed, MorrisSez, Ukulele Tune of The Fortnight, Cormac In The Community and The Saturday Lion.

So after 182ish hours of bibble, babble, shouting and nonsense, we’re leaving your alternate Saturday mornings on the mighty allfm 96.9.

As the old adage goes; all good things come to an end, please don’t cry, but do keep your eye on the allfm blog for what’ll be coming in the new year.

We’ll try and get as many shows from the past up to be preserved for ALL OF TIME!
at The Mainstream Museum. For visual goodness, clicky here for videos of Mainstream sessions from Gideon Conn, Tracey Browne, Lou Armer and Jim The Schoolgirl.

Have a verry Merry Festmas from Kev, Laurie and ALL of the Mainstream Team X

 

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SITSOL Christmas Special | Saturday 22nd December

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Tune in this coming Saturday 22nd December for a Standing in The Shadows of Lev Christmas Special. As is tradition, the show will last for 3 hours and feature a studio packed to the rafters with live guests and festive cheer. Upon this year’s conveyor belt of talent will be Aidan Smith, Quiet Loner, Butcher the Bar, Peter Glennie, Walton Hesse, The Lonesome and Penniless Cowboys and those fine choristers Vivaleve.

In between all this fine live music Mog will be playing Christmas records that you didn’t realise you loved, but trust us, you do!

So that’s this coming Saturday 22nd December, a SITSOL Christmas Special, broadcasting live from 9am, only on 96.9 ALL FM!
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Free Radio Training if you’re out of work

  • Are you unemployed and live in Manchester?
  • Why not train in radio broadcast and production?
  • You could host your own radio show on allfm 96.9!

We’ve started a radio training project working with community organisations and individuals working with unemployed adults using radio production and broadcast  to develop employability and soft skills.

At the end of the training you’ll have the opportunity to have a regular show on allfm broadcasting to  South, East and Central Manchester.

For information email ed@allfm.org

This project is supported by Manchester City Council

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Free radio training for unemployed adults living in Longsight, Arwick or Gorton

  • Are you unemployed and live in Longsight, Arwick or Gorton?
  • Would you like to have the opportunity to train in radio broadcast and production?
  • Would you like to host your own radio show and broadcast it on ALL FM 96.9?

All FM is commencing a radio training project in September to work with community organisations and individuals  in Longsight, Ardwick and Gorton South.

We aim to work with unemployed adults using radio production and broadcast as a means to develop employability and soft skills.

At the end of the training you will have the opportunity to have a regular show on ALL FM broadcasting and highlighting their work to the residents of South, East and Central Manchester.

If you are interested, or would like more information please email ed@allfm.org

This project is supported by Manchester City Council

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Birthday Gig ‘in aid of allfm’ 28th June at the Ruby Lounge.

allfm is 10 years old and a fundraising gig is being held to celebrate our decade on the airwaves.

Expect to see the combined on-stage clout of… DISLOCATION DANCE + guests THE 99’S + MATT WOLF AND THE BLEEDING HEART BLUES BAND + DENISE MORGAN plus allfm DJs

On Thursday 28th June 2012, 7.30pm 

all for only £4.50

For tickets: Click wegottickets

For more info: The Ruby Lounge

All proceeds go to the continued running of allfm

Thanks for supporting the real voice of Manchester here’s to another 10 years!

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ALL FM at Cedar Mount School

In a project supported by the Media Trust, allfm are working with students at Cedar Mount School developing a radio show about issues that affect their lives. They are learning the technical skills involved, plus how to write, produce and present for radio.

Their training will culminate with a live broadcast of  ‘Cedar Hype’ on Wednesday 4th July between 10:00-11:00am on allfm 96.9!

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Cultural Collage Festival 2012

World music from Manchester’s diverse communities and beyond…

Manchester’s third Cultural Collage World Music Festival will take place in venues across the city centre between Thursday 10th and Saturday 20th May 2012.

The Cultural Collage World Music Festival is the only Manchester event to promote professional world music from the city’s diverse communities. It was started in 2010 by a voluntary group comprising local world music radio producers, promoters and performers, attracting around 8,000 attendees to its first programme of events.

The programme has included performers from around the globe, including DR Congo, Bulgaria, Jamaica, the Gambia, Argentina, Brazil, India and many other countries and has also included dance workshops and world DJ nights.

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Kaya Festival: June Bank Holiday Weekend

Celebrating diversity, music and arts in beautiful North Wales

Kaya is a global World Music festival set overlooking the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.
Kicking off the festival season, the inaugural Kaya Festival will be on Friday the 1st, Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of June 2012.
For information on tickets and the full lineup see:
kayafestival.co.uk
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allfm team up with Manchester Mencap and Manchester People First

allfm has teamed up with Manchester Mencap and Manchester People  First  to  train adults with learning difficulties to develop their own radio shows.

Supported by an ESF Community Learning Grants in the North West, the project is aimed at overcoming barriers and gaining the skills and confidence to get back into work.

Once trained the groups working with allfm staff  will be writing, developing and broadcasting their own show on:

The real voice of Manchester: allfm 96.9

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ALL FM vacancies for sessional staff

ALL FM is recruiting freelance staff for the following posts:

-Youth Support Worker:

To support young people at risk of exclusion in a radio training project. One three hours session per week . You will be working with a radio practitioner assisting the young people in radio training production and presentation. You do not need experience of working in radio, but at least two years experience in working with hard to reach young people.

The sessions will take place at ALL FM and other venues in Manchester.

Rate £10-£15/hour

The successful candidate will be require a CRB clearance via ALL FM

 

-Radio Trainer:

To train young people in radio production techniques. One  day (seven hours) per week. You will be working with young people at risk training them in radio production, presentation and supporting them as they broadcast live on air.You will have experience of producing community radio,  working with children and young people, especially hard to reach children, delivering training sessions (both formal and informal).

The sessions will take place at ALL FM and other venues in Manchester.

Rate £100/day

The successful candidate will be require a CRB clearance via ALL FM

 

– Support worker for adults with learning difficulties

To support adults with learning difficulties in a radio traing project. One day per week, including delivery and admin. You will work with the particpants offering encouragement and assistance. Each particpant will have a personal learning plan for which you will help them devise, update and manage. You will work with a radio trainer in delivering the sessions. The role involves both delivery and admin

Rate £10-£12/hour

The successful candidate will be require a CRB clearance via ALL FM

 

If you would like further information on any of the above posts  please email ed@allfm.org

To apply please email a cv and covering letter to Ed Connole at ed@allfm.org

The deadline for these posts is Wednesday 11th April. 

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FREE radio course for young people!

  • Are you aged between 12 and 17?
  • Do you live in Manchester?
  • Are you interested in presenting and producing radio shows?

If you answered ‘yes’, then allfm is the station for you!

We’re running a radio training project where you’ll get to broadcast LIVE on allfm!

You’ll be trained by a radio professional and will learn how to produce and present a live show.

Best of all, the course is FREE!

For more info email: ed@allfm.org

      

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‘Manchester Voices’ Radio Play Writing Project

We’re about to embark upon a second radio play writing training course.

In February we’ll start broadcasting the  nine plays  written by our first group of writers.

Course details:

You’ll learn the techniques of writing for radio in a friendly supportive atmosphere .
You’ll develop your own radio plays with the help of the writing tutor.
This will be performed by community actors and broadcast on allfm.

Oh and it’s free!  (Please note places on the course are limited).

If you live in South, East or Central Manchester and are interested then get in touch soon as.

For more  information call Ed on: 0161 248 6888 or email ed@allfm.org

This project is Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Manchester City Council

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The BBC 2012 Community Reporters scheme

At the end of February 2012 an exciting new training scheme will launch at BBC MediaCityUK and if you are over 18 with a great knowledge of your community, an interest in storytelling and a passion for journalism we want you to be involved!

The BBC 2012 Community Reporters scheme is giving budding reporters the chance to receive training in all aspects of journalism and then work with journalists and programme makers to develop, pitch and produce radio and television content for potential broadcast on BBC North West News, BBC Radio Manchester  and also working with teams in 5Live News and 5Live Sport.

For further information click here.

Good luck!

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Manchester Voices: The ALL FM Radio Play Writing Project

Nine new plays have been written by the writers on the project  covering a range of issues, genres and styles.

During the project we have have looked at the many components that comprise writing a play for radio. The next task was to explore ideas and pitch stories.  Finally, came the writing.

The stories ranged from the absurd to the tragic,  but each is unquiue and entertaining.

The Levenshulme Players provided the actors,  giving life to these voices.

Nine plays have been recorded and will be broadcast in the new year.  We will also be inviting budding writers to apply.

This project is supported by The Arts Council and Manchester City Council.

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Do you speak another language and want to learn English?

Do you want to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills?

Well now’s your chance!

Starting in November at various places in Manchester including ALL FM, you’ll have the opportunity to learn or improve your English; speaking, reading and writing.

Classes are free, but you must be a Manchester resident.

To join the ALL FM course you’ll need to sign up on the 16th November between 12 and 3 pm.

Classes will take place once a week from November till July. Each class is three hours long and by the end of the course  your English speaking, writing and reading will be much improved.

Enrolment will take place during class times from 14 November 2011 but learners will be able to enrol on the classes if there are spaces at any point during the year.

Teaching starts the week of 21 November. Classes will run during term time and finish in July 2012.

For more information please call Nuala on: 0161 254 7447.

Or if you want to learn at ALL FM call: 0161 248 6888 or email ed@allfm.org

Below are the details for the other venues.

Monday (enrolment to take place 14 November during class times)
09:30 – 12:30 Westcroft Community Project
24 – 26 Westcroft Road, Burnage, M20 6EF
0161 448 8232
10:00 – 13:00 Royal Oak Community Centre
Brookcot Road, Baguley, M23 1DX
0161 998 2146
10:00 – 13:00 Trinity House Community Resource Centre
Grove Close, Rusholme, M14 5AA
0161 225 1064
10:00 – 13:00 Somali Advice Link (women only)
57 Cariocca Business Park, 2 Hellidon Close, M12 4HA
0161 272 7909

 

Tuesday (enrolment to take place 15 November during class times)
10:00 – 13:00 Harpurhey Neighbourhood Project
Carisbrooke Street, Harpurhey, M9 5UX
0161 205 5143
11:00 – 14:00 Crumpsall Methodist Church
Lansdowne Road, Crumpsall, M8 5SF
0161 226 7364
12:00 – 15:00 Chrysalis Family Centre
4 – 6 Westerling Way, Moss Side, M16 7EA
0161 226 8090
12:00 – 15:00 Trinity Church Welcome Centre
2 Greenhill Road, Cheetham, M8 9LG
0161 720 7284
13:30 – 16:30 Somali Advice Link (men only)
57 Cariocca Business Park, 2 Hellidon Close, M12 4HA
0161 272 7909
17:30 – 20:30 Wesley Enterprise Centre
Royce Road, Hulme, M15 5BP
0161 226 7364

 

Wednesday (enrolment to take place 16 November during class times)
09:30 – 12:30 Pakistani Community Centre (women only)
481 Stockport Road, Longsight, M12 4NN
0161 248 1879
09:30 – 12:30 Whalley Range Methodist Church
51 Withington Road, Whalley Range, M16 7EX
0161 226 7364
12:00 – 15:00 All FM
19 Albert Road, Levenshulme, M19 2EQ
0161 248 9988
12:30 – 15:30 Manchester Settlement at The New Roundhouse
1328-1330 Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, M11 1JG
0161 614 8318

 

Thursday (enrolment to take place 17 November during class times)        
09:30 – 12:30 Northmoor  Community Centre
Northmoor Road, Longsight, M12 5RT
0161 248 6823
09:30 – 12:30 Moston Methodist Church
Moston Lane, Moston, M40 9PA
0161 226 7364
10:00 – 14:00 Rainbow Haven
113 Abbey Hey Lane, Gorton, M18 8TJ
07508838348
11:00 – 14:00 Himmat Support Centre
642 Stockport Road, Longsight, M13 0RZ
0161 248 0425
12:00 – 15:00 Pakistani Resource Centre
13 Copson Street, Withington, M20 3HE
0161 434 7800

 

Friday (enrolment to take place 18 November during class times)
09:30 – 12:30 Healthy Ardwick at Coverdale Baptist Church
Coverdale Baptist Church, Coverdale Crescent, Ardwick, M12 4FG
0161 273 1262

This project is supported Manchester City Council, Manchester Adult Education Service and Manchester College.

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To celebrate ‘The Levenshulme Festival’

To celebrate ‘The Levenshulme Festival’ ALL FM is offering young people the chance to  make their own radio show, small business the opportunity to write, record and brodacst their own ad whilst team building at the same time and buddling playwrights the chance to write their own radio plays. If interested in any of the below opportunities please email ed@allfm.org

I LOVE LEVENSHULME FM

Are you a young person aged 13-17?
Ever wanted to present your own show?
Now’s your chance.

To celebrate ‘The Levenshulme Festival’ ALL FM are recruiting young people to write, broadcast and present a LIVE radio show.

We only have a few spaces so if you live in Levenshulme and you love Levenshulme, why not tell the world?

CALLING LEVENSHULME SMALL BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS

Would your organisation benefit from a team building day? Ever fancied learning about radio?

Would you like the chance to write, record and broadcast your own ad? Have it played throughout the festival?

To celebrate ‘The Levenshulme Festival’ ALL FM is offering this opportunity to one lucky Levenshulme organisation.

EVER WANTED TO WRITE FOR RADIO?

Are you interested in writing radio plays?
Do you want to learn to write for radio?

Would you like to have your play recorded and broadcast on air?
If the answer to the above is ‘yes’, then ALL FM is giving you the chance.

To celebrate ‘The Levenshulme Festival’ ALL FM is providing you with the opportunity to learn the techniques of writing for radio. You will develop your own radio play with the assistance of a writing tutor and a small group of fellow writers. This will be performed by community actors and broadcast on ALL FM 96.9

If you live in Levenshulme then get in touch. But be warned we only have a few spaces.

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Vote for ALL FM – Natwest Community Force

 

 

 

ALL FM has applied to Natwest Community Force for funds that will allow us to work with children, training them in radio broadcast and supporting them as they plan, write and present  their own shows LIVE  on ALL FM 96.9

We will provide them with a voice to speak to other children and young people. This project will allow these children and young people to speak for and to their communities.

It will improve their communication skills, confidence, literacy ability and above all they’ll  HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!

We need your help please vote for us by the following the link:

http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/3868

Tell your friends, spread the word; Facebook, Twitter,  maybe even by by talking..

Thanks

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Saturday 10th September Northmoor All Together Community Event

Saturday 10th September  1pm – 5pm: Northmoor All Together Community Event 

Outside Broadcast live at Crowcroft Park:

Live music in the park, fun fair, bouncy castle, face painting, food, drum workshop, make your own instruments, information stalls, giant games and a record sale.

11am to 1pm – Trash to Treasure litter pick.
Swap a bag of litter for a reward!

For more information contact Sarah Riley on 07929651447

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Advertising for Summer: 99 for £99

Interested in advertising on ‘The Real Voice of Manchester?’

You can now get 99 plays of your advert for only £99 (including breakfast and drivetime) with free advert production included.

ALLFM has a regular listenership of 14,000 people in Central, East and South Manchester and a potential audience of 200,000 people. These are your customers and with our help you can reach them directly.  A multilingual station we broadcast in English, Portuguese, Farsi, Urdu and Polish.

Now you can be what everyone’s talking about!

For more details email: ed@allfm.org

Or call Ed  on: 0161 248 6888

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Free Radio Summer School for Children

ALLFM will be running a Radio Production Summer School for children in August.

So, if you’re aged 8-11 and live in South, East or Central Manchester and want to work in team;  producing, writing, recording and broadcasting your own show LIVE – now’s your chance.

If you’re interested all you have to do is get your mum, dad, guardian etc….to email ed@allfm.org with your name, your parents’/guardian’s name and contact telephone number and email address and we’ll get back to you.

Oh and it’s free!

Places are limited so what are you waiting for….?

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What do you think of ALLFM?

An independent charity would really like to know what you think of ALLFM.

Is it like audio wallpaper in the background or do you love it?
Does what you hear change what you think of the area or could it be “Made in Chelsea” for all its relevance to you?
We’re holding  a focus group (tea, biscuits and conversation) about ALLFM.  Can you join us ?
If so, call 0161 237 3931 and leave a message with your name, number and the area you live in – and we’ll get back to you.    Thank you!

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Are you interested in writing radio plays?

Are you interested in writing radio plays?

Do you want to learn to write for radio?

Would you like to have your play recorded and broadcast on air?

Working with a playwright you will learn the techniques of writing for radio. You will develop your own radio plays and with the assistance of the playwright develop a short radio play. This will be performed by community actors.

If you live in South, East or Central Manchester and are interested then get in touch.

For further information please

Email ed@allfm.org

Call Ed on: 0161 248 6888

This project is Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Manchester City Council

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Brentwood SEN School come to ALL FM

On Tuesday 19th July pupils from Brentwood S.E.N. School came to ALLFM to find out about radio. Here they spent the afternoon with Jason Cooke learning all about writing and presenting.

They wrote about themselves and their school and then went into our studio to record and present their work.

You can hear them on  The Breakfast of Champions this Friday 7-9am.

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Sir Gerald Kaufman attends Summer Fete

Sir Gerald Kaufman attends Summer Fete

The Labour MP for Gorton attends Summer Fete in aid of ALLFM and commends the station on its ‘community spirit’.
Sir Gerald Kaufman, the Labour MP for Gorton, honoured the Summer Fete with his guest attendance and spoke to representatives from the station and members of the local community.

ALL FM (96.9) was proud to welcome the MP to the Klondyke Club, Burnage Range, where there was live music, market stalls and fun kids’ activities for everyone to enjoy.

Here he was able to see firsthand the station’s close relationship with people from thriving diverse local and business communities that distinguish the station as a voice of the area.

Speaking on the day, Sir Gerlard commented: “It was great go along and see the community spirit represented so well by the ALL FM and all who work there. “This is reflected in its broad and diverse audience and proves it is something worth defending for in the face of harsh government budget cuts.”

ALL FM (96.9) has a listener audience of seven per cent in Greater Manchester (14,000 regular listeners) and is presented by a team of dedicated volunteers, broadcasting shows in English, Farsi, Urdu and Polish to provide a voice for as many members of the community as it can.

Station Manager Ed Connole thanked Sir Gerald for the visit and congratulated everyone who contributed on the big day. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sir Gerald Kaufman and everyone who volunteered to help bring this event together. It could not have been such a success without you.”

The station provides training for all of its volunteers, whether young or old, working with some of the most vulnerable, including young people at risk of exclusion, adults with mental heath issues, and adults with learning difficulties.

Many of our volunteers are unemployed and the experience they get from ALL FM gives them skills they can use to gain employment and as a result many of our presenters have gone on to work for local and national broadcasters.

Contact details:
For more information, please contact info@allfm.org

Notes to Editors:
ALL FM is a community radio station broadcasting to South, Central and East Manchester 24 hours a day from our studios in Levenshulme.

Our output is almost entirely volunteer-led, with a small team of staff to run the studios and manage our community projects.

A “something for everyone” approach aims to reflect the diversity found in the local community, and we strive to deliver varied, distinctive community radio for our listeners.

We have debates, discussions, radio plays, live bands/artists, comedy and news programming in a variety of languages… and much more besides!

Turn your dial to 96.9 FM

To listen live click LISTEN NOW or to catchup, click LISTEN AGAIN

 

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The Summer Fete is nearly here!

We’re pleased as punch to announce a Summer Fete in aid of ALLFM taking place on Saturday 28 May [11am-5pm] at the Klondyke Club [1 Burnage Range, Levenshulme].

There’ll be live bands, super fun activities for the little ‘uns and some amazing local arts and crafts sellers. As well as some nice cake and a record fair thrown in for good measure.

We’re offering traders free stalls: so get in touch! We’d love you to come and sell your wares.

We’re also looking for helpers on the day – so if you’re any good at raffles, face painting, or cake baking, then we need your input!

The Mainstream will be broadcasting live from the Fete between 11-1pm so come along and say hello.

Admission is just £1 for adults and kids can come for free [though they must be accompanied by a grown up].

So, if you’d like a stall or want to help out in any way, just drop us a message here and we’ll get straight back to you.

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    Poems On The Road

    We’ve teamed up with  Manchester Literature Festival for a project celebrating poetry along the A6 Corridor. Earlier this year, we commissioned 5 poets from the area (Suzanne Batty, Helen Clare, Pete Kalu, Shamshad Khan and Martin De Mello) to produce new poems set in and around the Stockport Road area of Manchester. We also provided training in radio production for a group of volunteer producers who will be recording the finished works in location and interviewing the poets about their work.

    Listen in to Breakfast and Drive Time shows on ALLFM 96.9, 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday 9th – Friday 13th May 2011 to hear how our poets have been inspired by everything from reclaimed tips to tropical fish.

    Podcasts of the poems and interviews will soon be available for download via the website.

    Poems on the Road project is part of the Connect programme supported by the Community Media Association in partnership with Arts Council England.

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    Intergenerational Radio Project

    ALLFM’s Intergenerational Radio Project was part of the successful Manchester Generations Together bid.

    The bid for this particular project had been submitted on behalf of the North West District Partnership Panel (Children’s Services). A multi-agency steering group was formed to oversee the project and they met on a monthly basis.

    The aim of the Generations Together programme (co-ordinated by Manchester City Council’s Valuing Older People Team) was to break down barriers between young people and older people and the wider community through the development of intergenerational practice.

    Have a look through the ALLFM_Intergenerational_Radio_Project_Report to see how we got on.

    To see what other projects around Manchester were involved in Generations Together, go to Manchester City Council’s website.