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.
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.
These two short films show some of our presenters and staff talking through their work with AllFM. We’re grateful to Hannah Burleigh, James Balmont, Beatrix Mortimer, Linda Laace, Aneesa Asam and Hannah Brown, all students from the University of Manchester’s Combined Studies department, for sharing these with us.