Monday, 2 December 2019

Roaring 20s Radio | the new radio show for the new decade







Welcome to Roaring 20s Radio: a brand new programme on Soho Radio created to amplify the best of art, culture, books, poetry and activism as we roar into the next decade. Roaring 20s Radio is presented by Salena Godden, Amah-Rose Abrams and Matt Abbott.
Our first episode was broadcast on Soho Radio on Saturday 16 November 2019. Our launch featured special guest Rookes talking about her incredible new EP with a live interview in the studio. Following this first broadcast, we will be on air on Soho Radio once a month.
Ep.1 on Mixcloud here >  Soho Radio 



We enjoyed making programme one and we're delighted to be invited back with a regular slot. In episode one we discussed William Blake, John Higgs, Toria Garbutt, Mark Leckey, Max Porter, Joni Mitchell, Dark Mountain, Lemn Sissay, Tim Wells, Sabrina Mahfouz, Joelle Taylor, JJ Bola and more, more, more... have a listen here




Our monthly residency will celebrate and champion the people that are roaring in the face of adversity. Each episode will feature exciting live studio guests, round-ups from our favourite writers, artists and poets and the Roaring ‘20s quiz. Plus we’ll play some of our favourite tunes and navigate our way through the political turbulence and the headlines that dominate the world and the content of so much of our work.

The Roaring ‘20s quiz involves sharing a series of extraordinary quotes and news items from past and present and discussing and guessing who said it and which decade it was from: proving no matter how far back we go, there’s always been resistance in the shape of formidable literature, powerful art movements and people of courage fighting apathy and inspiring us all to ROAR more! 

Follow Roaring 20s Radio on Twitter and Instagram @Roaring20sradio drop us a line, join the debates and ROAR along using the tag #Roaring20sRadio 







Roaring 20s Radio: a brand new series on Soho Radio created to amplify the best of art, culture, books, poetry and activism as we roar into 20s. Roaring 20s Radio is hosted and produced by:
Salena Godden - one of Britain’s foremost writers and poets. Her latest poetry collection ‘Pessimism Is for Lightweights: 13 Pieces of Courage and Resistance’ was published by Rough Trade Books taking the poetry world by storm. Shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Prize, her latest ‘LIVEwire’ album was released on Nymphs & Thugs. It features two decades of live performances, session tracks and archive material on 2LP gatefold vinyl and CD. Her début novel ‘Mrs Death Misses Death’ will be published by Canongate Books in 2021. Salena will be selecting writers and brilliant books and other highlights from the literary scene.
Amah-Rose Abrams - a writer and has been an arts and culture journalist for the last ten years. She has written for The New York Times, The Art Newspaper, artnet News, ES Magazine, The i and Dazed & Confused. She has also dabbled in creative, writing, music and film. Amah-Rose will be giving us her freshest picks from the art world – home and abroad – and providing discussion on the many issues in the industry today.
Matt Abbott - a poet, educator and founding owner of indie spoken word record label Nymphs & Thugs. His début one-man show ‘Two Little Ducks’ earned rave reviews at Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, followed by a 22-date UK theatre tour last autumn. It also resulted in the publication of his début poetry collection of the same name. His début kids’ poetry collection ‘A Hurricane in my Head’ was published by Bloomsbury this summer. Matt also fronts indie act Skint & Demoralised, whose fourth album ‘We Are Humans’ was released by Fierce Panda on limited edition white vinyl and download this year. Matt will be giving us a round-up of the latest events, releases and content from the spoken word poetry scene.

Ep 2 will be broadcast later this month ...

Follow #Roaring20sRadio for details!





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