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High Rise

High Rise

By Reform Radio
A collection of radio drama stories created by a group of young Mancunians, as part of a creative writing project, delivered by Louise Wallwein MBE, Reform Radio and funded by ESF. Tales from the towers dividing a city, hear the younger generation’s views on gentrification, morals, and relationships. High Rise is a creative employment programme that develops the digital and work based skills of young people in the pursuit of employment.
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No Power Great Responsibility
A builder fights for the freedoms of his family as a big construction firm kicks local builders out of business. No house, no job, no power, but so many responsibilities. Written and directed by Alapelode Oluwatobi.
September 23, 2021
Same City. Total Opposites.
One boy, torn from his mother and introduced to the tower blocks of Manchester. Written by Joe Johnstone.
September 16, 2021
Nothing and Everything
"He has nothing left to lose; I have everything." Guy, abandoned by the world, searching for the man responsible, runs into the arms of fate and a whirlwind romance with his rival's daughter. Written and Produced by Thomas Braithwaite.
September 9, 2021
Pushed Out Again
As the echoes of a compulsory order from the past linger, a teenager struggles with the uncertainty looming over his family with history threatening to repeat itself. Written and produced by Jonathan Williams.
September 2, 2021
Rain, Thunder and Fire
An argument over the changing city, brought about by an artwork depicting it aflame. The High Rise buildings divide the past and future of the city. A story of sorrow, conflict, and passion. Written by Connor Forsyth.
August 26, 2021
Hong Kong to Manchester
Hong Kong to Manchester explores themes of race, class and cultural differences. It showcases how humans connect regardless of this and celebrates Manchester’s diversity and evolving skyline. Written and produced by Farwa Naseer.
August 19, 2021