Hackney residents sought for BBC Radio 4 Listening Project

A producer for BBC Radio 4 is looking to record “important and meaningful” conversations between people in Hackney, which would be housed at the British Library in perpetuity.

The Listening Project is looking to capture oral history recordings, dubbed “conversations of a lifetime.”

As part the Hackney Weekend concert on June 23 and 24, there will be a special programme of stories from Hackney residents, broadcast on Friday June 22.

“They would need to know each other very well, they could be related or good friends, guardians, companions or colleagues,” said producer Mohini Patel.

“The stories could be about significant moments in their relationships or lives, and they would need to be good talkers of course.

“I am keen to find long established Hackney residents as well as those who are new to the area - older Afro-Caribbean people talking younger ones say, or members of the growing Turkish community.”

Travel expenses will be reimbursed and a copy of the recording will be provided.

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For more information email mohini.patel@bbc.co.uk or go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/the-listening-project