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Hive Radio Storytellers Podcast

Hive Radio Storytellers Podcast

By Hive Radio Storytellers
Stories about the North East of England and the people that live or have lived there.

Our stories often have truth intertwined with fiction. The members of our group create an eclectic mix of stories for your listening pleasure.

Hive Radio Storytellers started in April 2019, a group of like minded people interested in Audio Drama. No experience was necessary.

Together we write, record, and produce the work created, new members are always welcome.
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Make Do and Mend
For each podcast we select a theme and our group create and record fictional pieces for your listening pleasure, for this podcast we have looked at a theme of Make do and Mend
20:07
October 01, 2022
Heroes and Heroines from the Hive Radio Storytellers
Do you have a hero or heroine you would like to acknowledge? Our group have created this podcast to tell you about theirs. 
31:29
August 02, 2022
Letters of Note presented by Hive Radio Storytellers
In this episode you can hear letters of note, that should have, could have or were written.  
27:35
July 01, 2022
Hive Radio storytellers present Local History 2022
We have looked at more of our local history and have some new tales to tell. We are also joined by Adam Bell from South Shields Museum and Art Gallery to talk about their latest exhibition 'Pushing the Boat Out' looking at the history of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair in South Tyneside. Adam has been collecting Oral Histories from people that worked in the shipyards that will be available to hear at the exhibition, and we have included some of the recordings in the podcast. You can find out more about the exhibition https://southshieldsmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/pushing-the-boat-out-shipbuilding-and-ship-repair-in-south-tyneside
38:46
May 27, 2022
Hive Storytellers presents - Food for Thought
The theme for this month is Food for Thought and our writers have created a real mix for you.
20:52
May 02, 2022
Hive Radio Storytellers present DIY or Disasters
The theme we selected for this podcast was DIY or Disaster, and a couple of our writers have taken on our challenge to produce their pieces that are under one minute long. We also introduce some of the characters we have been working on for the Enchanted Cramlington Project as they get ready for the first Fairy, Monster and Wildlife Trail starting on 29th May 2022 at Northumberlandia  All of the Enchanted Cramlington characters on the podcast and more can be seen on the Enchanted Cramlington Website http://www.envirostreet.org/enchanted  You can contact us by emailing us at hive_radio_storytellers@outlook.com
14:15
March 31, 2022
Hive Radio Storytellers presents Romance and Heartbreak
This episode looks at Romance and Heartbreak. Each month we select a theme for the members of the group to create short audio dramas. We have an ongoing challenge to see if we can produce a piece that is 60 seconds or less, and this month we have a poem for you to hear.  Our group meets every Wednesday, sometimes virtually, other times in person especially when we have a new project developing. We aim to meet the first Wednesday of the month at Perth Green Community Association in Jarrow.  If you are interested in getting involved in writing, performing or producing audio drama and podcasts please get in touch. You can contact us by emailing us at hive_radio_storytellers@outlook.com or leave comments on our Facebook page, search for Hive Radio Storytellers or through our website https://hivestorytellers.wixsite.com/website/contact
20:16
March 01, 2022
Hive presents Resolutions, Revelations and Revolutions.
This month looks at Resolutions, Revelations and Revolutions. Short Audio Dramas.
14:40
January 31, 2022
And the winner is.......
This month we announce the winners of our Audio Drama writing competition. We also challenged our group to create short pieces, under one minute, more difficult that it seemed, however the pieces they have created tell some great stories.
39:17
December 31, 2021
Hive Radio Storytellers present - Remembrance
This month we look at remembrance with some thought provoking pieces.  
19:39
December 01, 2021
The Old and The New
After a very busy October for Hive Radio Storytellers, we have selected some of the groups favourite stories written and performed by the group, as well as introducing you to a new project we are working on. 
36:02
October 31, 2021
Hive Radio Storytellers Share - Tales of the Sea
Our podcast this month looks at tales of the sea maybe with a couple of tenuous links. Talk like a pirate day is in September therefore we just had to take a step towards that too. 
24:33
September 30, 2021
Hive Radio Storytellers Share - Tales of the Tyne
Our latest podcast has its usual factional stories of the area by the Hive Radio Storytellers. This month we also have a guest - Adam Bell from South Shields Museum and Art Gallery who came along to talk about collecting Oral History recordings that will be part of an exhibition next year about the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair industries of South Tyneside.  Adam is still collecting individuals stories. If you have memories of the industries you can get in touch with Adam by contacting the museum during opening hours on 0191 2115599.
51:60
August 31, 2021
Hive Radio Storytellers Share - Secrets and Lies
Our podcast for July looks at Secrets and Lies. 
38:29
July 29, 2021
Hive Radio Storytellers Share - Freedom
We were all looking forward to more freedom in June 2021, and this provided us with the theme for this months podcast. 
30:00
June 23, 2021
Hive Radio Storytellers Share - Local History
May is Local History Month so the Hive Radio Storytellers have created fictional stories based on actual historical places and events around the North East of England. 
25:41
May 27, 2021
Hive Radio Storytellers Share - Back in the day
Hive Radio Storytellers look at the theme of Back in the day, stories triggered by childhood memories for our April 2021 podcast.
27:60
April 30, 2021
Hive Radio Storytellers Share - New Beginnings
Hive Radio Storytellers look at the theme of New Beginnings in its many forms for our March 2021 podcast. 
22:36
April 01, 2021
Hive Radio Storytellers Share Love
Hive Radio Storytellers look at the theme of love for this months podcast, with new writing and memories that look at more than just romance. 
35:00
February 14, 2021
Lowdown in Lockdown Series 3 Omnibus
Series 3 Christmas and New Year are nearly here, the fictional residents of The Close share their thoughts on 2020 and the future. Terry the Towel written and read by Vincent Taylor Penny Lane written and read by Lilly Moon Sparra Barraclough written by Delphine Blenkinsop and read by Chris Gray Fit Flow written and read by Delphine Blenkinsop Dunk written and read by Nat Gibbard Arfur Goth written and read by Ben Hudson Stottie Shields written and read by Andrew Ball Hot Tub Hannah written and read by Ann Ridley Arry Johnson written and read by John Caffery Katy written and read by Fiona Setch Rider written and read by David Bye Nellie the Knitter written and read by Lorna Windham
01:04:09
February 10, 2021
Lowdown in Lockdown Series 2 Omnibus
Series two starts on 23 September 2020. What is the incident in The Close that has disturbed our residents? Everyone has different thoughts! Terry the Towel written and read by Vincent Taylor Arry Johnson written and read by John Caffery Hot Tub Hannah written and read by Ann Ridley Fit Flow written and read by Delphine Blenkinsop Stottie Shields written and read by Andrew Ball Penny Lane written and read by Lilly Moon Rider written and read by David Bye Sparra Barraclough written by Delphine Blenkinsop and read by Chris Gray Walter the Weed written and read by Keith Hemmer Arfur Goth written and read by Ben Hudson Dunk written and read by Nat Gibbard Katy written and read by Fiona Setch Nellie the Knitter written and read by Lorna Windham
47:54
February 07, 2021
Lowdown in Lockdown Series One Omnibus
The fictional residents of The Close in South Shields along with a volunteer that helps support them share their thoughts at the beginning of the first 2020 lockdown.                                                   Terry the Towel written and read by Vincent Taylor  Arry Johnson  written and read by John Caffery                 Hot Tub Hannah  written and read by Ann Ridley               Fit Flow written by Michael Keen and read by Delphine Blenkinsop Stottie Shields written and read by  Andrew Ball  Penny Lane written and read by  Lilly Moon        Rider  written and read by David Bye  Sparra Barraclough written by Delphine Blenkinsop and read by Chris Gray Walter the Weed  written and read by Keith Hemmer  Arfur Goth  written and read by Ben Hudson  Dunk written and read by Nat Gibbard Nellie the Knitter  written and read by Lorna Windham Katy  written and read by Fiona Setch 
47:03
January 19, 2021
Nelly the knitter - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 3
Nellie's party is in full swing, can she shed any light on the events of 2020 in The Close? 
05:21
December 31, 2020
Rider - Lowdown in Lockdown series 3
As 2020 comes to an end Rider is making plans for the future. 
04:48
December 29, 2020
Katy from The Drive - Lowdown in Lockdown episode 3
Katy from the Drive contemplates 2020 and how to spend New Year
06:57
December 28, 2020
Arry Johnson (Johno) - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 3
Arry has an eventful time at the New Year celebrations, does he have any regrets? 
11:17
December 27, 2020
Hot Tub Hannah - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 3
Hannah considers the upcoming New Year and her plans for a celebration. 
05:29
December 23, 2020
Stottie Shields - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 3
What does Stottie find at the New Year parties he visits. 
04:50
December 22, 2020
Arfur Goth - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 3
Arthur contemplates the last few months of 2020.
05:28
December 21, 2020
Dunk - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 3
Dunk has received his invites to the New Year celebrations. What choices does he have? 
03:35
December 18, 2020
Fit Flo - Lowdown in Lockdown series 3
Fit Flo looks forward to the end of 2020
05:40
December 16, 2020
Sparra Baraclough - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 3
Can Sparra be persuaded to go to the New Year celebration? 
04:03
December 14, 2020
Penny Lane - Lowdown in Lockdown series 3
Penny receives invites to New Year parties. Will she go to any? 
05:00
December 09, 2020
Terry The Towel - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 3
Our new series of Lowdown in Lockdown begins with this episode from Terry The Towel.  With Christmas and New Year coming, what does Terry think of 2020? 
08:31
December 02, 2020
Trailer - Series Three Lowdown in Lockdown
Series Three of Lowdown in Lockdown coming soon. As we come to the end of a very unusual year, are the residents of The Close looking forward to the New Year?  
00:35
November 18, 2020
Nelly the knitter - Lowdown in Lockdown
Can Nelly shed any light on what has been happening in The Drive.
04:27
November 04, 2020
Katy from The Drive - Lowdown in Lockdown
Katy has been delivering essentials to some of the residents in The Close during Lockdown.  Can she shed any light on the incident in The Drive. 
06:49
November 02, 2020
Dunk - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 2
Dunk seems to regret moving into The Close, not used to such a noisy neighbourhood. find out how he feels about the Police on The Close. 
02:54
October 28, 2020
Arfur Goth - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 2
Arthur has been out for the night, It's not easy to get home when there are police blocking the way. 
03:60
October 26, 2020
Walter - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 2
Walter hears the police in The Close, what does he know? 
03:24
October 21, 2020
Sparra Baraclough - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 2
Can Sparra shed anymore light on what has been happening in The Close, can he help the police in what has been going on in The Drive? 
03:13
October 19, 2020
Rider - Lowdown in Lockdown series 2
What has disturbed Rider's sleep? Can he tell us anything new about the event in The Drive? 
04:04
October 14, 2020
Penny Lane - Lowdown in Lockdown series 2
In this episode from our second series of monologues Penny Lane from the fictional residents of The Close in South Shields considers considers what might be happening in The Drive 
03:46
October 12, 2020
Stottie Shields - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 2
What has Stottie been cooking up now? Does he know what has been happening in The Drive? Find out in this episode from our second series of monologues from the fictional residents of The Close in South Shields.
05:06
October 07, 2020
Fit Flo - Lowdown in Lockdown series 2
Fit Flo offers her thoughts of life and the events in The Close and The Drive in this episode from our second series of monologues from the fictional residents of The Close in South Shields.
06:15
October 04, 2020
Hot Tub Hannah - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 2
In this episode from our second series of monologues from the fictional residents of The Close in South Shields. Hot Tub Hannah has her say about the disturbance on The Drive.
03:38
September 30, 2020
Arry Johnson (Johno) - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 2
Arry Jonson updates us on what he believes has been happening in The Drive in this episode from our second series of monologues from the fictional residents of The Close in South Shields.  
05:16
September 28, 2020
Terry The Towel - Lowdown in Lockdown Series 2
Welcome to the second series of short monologues from the residents of The Close in South Shields. In this episode we are back with Terry The Towel, can he enlighten us to what has been going on in The Drive?  
04:12
September 23, 2020
Trailer - Series Two Lowdown in Lockdown
Series two starts on 23 September 2020. What is the incident in The Close that has disturbed our residents? 
00:48
September 14, 2020
Katy from The Drive - Lowdown in Lockdown
Introducing  Katy from The Drive, a visitor to The Close in South Shields.  She tells us how  life is at the beginning of the Covid 19 Lockdown
05:19
September 07, 2020
Nelly the knitter - Lowdown in Lockdown
Nellie the Knitter from Number 5 The Close in South Shields gives an insight to what she was been doing at the start of the Covid 19 Lockdown
05:57
September 01, 2020
Dunk - Lowdown in Lockdown
Dunk, a new resident of The Close in South Shields shares his thoughts at the start of the Covid 19 Lockdown
03:06
August 31, 2020
Arfur Goth - Lowdown in Lockdown
Introducing Arthur Goth (Arfur) from No.9 The Close in South Shields who tells us how he was feeling at the beginning of the Covid 19 Lockdown
04:33
August 26, 2020
Walter - Lowdown in Lockdown
Walter the resident of No. 11 The Close in South Shields tells us how he manages at the start of the Covid 19 Lockdown
02:48
August 24, 2020
Sparra Baraclough - Lowdown in Lockdown
Introducing Sparra Baraclough from The Close in South Shields who tells us how he has been feeling about the Covid 19 Lockdown
05:01
August 19, 2020
Rider - Lowdown in Lockdown
Rider from Number 4 The Close in South Shields gives an insight to what he was doing at the start of the Covid 19 Lockdown
03:32
August 17, 2020
Penny Lane - Lowdown in Lockdown
Penny Lane the resident of No. 7 The Close in South Shields shares her thoughts at the start of the Covid 19 Lockdown
03:34
August 12, 2020
Stottie Shields - Lowdown in Lockdown
Introducing Stottie Shields from The Close in South Shields who tells us how he has been feeling about the Covid 19 Lockdown
04:00
August 10, 2020
Fit Flo - Lowdown in Lockdown
Fit Flo from Number 1 The Close in South Shields gives an insight to what she was doing at the start of the Covid 19 Lockdown
04:23
August 07, 2020
Hot Tub Hannah - Lowdown in Lockdown
Hot Tub  Hannah of Number 3 The Close in South Shields talks about her first few weeks at the start of the Covid 19 Lockdown
04:12
August 05, 2020
Arry Johnson (Johno) - Lowdown in Lockdown
Arry Johnson a resident of The Close in South Shields shares his thoughts at the start of the Covid 19 Lockdown
04:33
August 03, 2020
Terry The Towel - Lowdown in Lockdown
Terry the Towel a resident of The Close in South Shields shares his thoughts at the start of the Covid 19 Lockdown
03:39
July 29, 2020
Trailer for Lowdown in Lockdown monologues
A new series of short monologues from the residents of The Close currently living through the Covid-19 lockdown. 
00:36
July 16, 2020