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Fancy making a podcast and radio show?

Would like to start a career in the sound and audio industry?

If so, this could be for you!

Get involved in the 3rd edition of Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, and learn to research and edit audio recordings with Bristol Community FM (BCfm).

What is Unlocking Our Sound Heritage?

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) is a national project aiming to preserve and provide access to half a million of the nation’s rare and unique sound recordings.

To accomplish this huge task, ten sound preservation centres have been set up across the UK. Each centre will digitise and catalogue sound collections from their region. Bristol Archives is home to the UOSH hub for South West England.

Together with BCfm, UOSH needs help to make these digitised recordings available to the wider public. This is where you come in. Learn how to create a new podcast and radio show by selecting and editing these amazing old recordings.

What’s involved?

Explore archive recordings of people talking about key events in Bristol’s history
Edit archive audio clips to be included in a podcast and radio show

What will I gain from taking part?

Learn how to get into radio and how to make your own podcast
Gain confidence by working as part of a group to discuss and finalise content
Learn professional audio and sound editing skills
All project-related travel expenses covered
YOUR WORK & VOICE on the radio and podcasts

Join us online and in-person

The Course 

Monday 11th October 2021 – 11:00am-15:00pm (Online)

Monday 18th October 2021 – 11:00am-15:00pm (Online)

Monday 25th October 2021 – NO SESSION – Bristol Schools Half Term

Monday 2nd November 2021 – 11:00am-15:00pm (Online)

Monday 9th November 2021 – 11:00am-15:00pm (BCfm Studios)


Simply make a 60-second audio recording OR write in no more than 200 words telling us why you would like to join the project.

You can record this any way you like (smartphone is fine).

Then email your audio or words to uosh@bcfm.org.uk by Thursday 30th September 2021 with your name and phone number. We will be back in touch by Friday 1st October.

UOSH is a National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project led by the British Library, in partnership with Bristol Culture & Creative Industries and Bristol Community FM (BCfm).