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NLive Radio is asking for your stories for National Storytelling Week

Written by on January 21, 2021

The radio station for Northampton is asking their audience, local creatives, organisations, and Northampton storytellers to write and submit stories for broadcast during National Storytelling Week taking place between Saturday 30th January to Saturday 6th February.

They are looking to broadcast as many as possible, and people can submit written or audio stories to go on-air, they need to be about Northampton, can be factual, or completely creative, talking about the town, about people’s experience of Covid, or of community and groups across the town; they are looking for the following types of stories:

  • Original 60 second short stories which will be broadcast throughout the day during the week
  • Up to 5 minutes in length aimed at families and young people to be broadcast at 4pm during the week
  • Up to 10 minutes to be broadcast late at night during the week

Paul Giffney who is leading on the project and presents NLive Radio’s County Culture show (Sundays from 8pm) is excited to hear what Northampton has to say: “Northampton is a fantastic place of creative talent and such a wide range of experience – it will be wonderful hearing all these stories!”

Station Manager Martin Steers thinks it’s a good opportunity for the town at this time: “The town has really come together over the last year with Covid, and even more so with lockdown and students studying from home, I hope this is a fun and creative opportunity for people of all ages to express themselves and for NLive to share these stories on-air and online”

To find out more or to submit your story, head to nliveradio.com/storytellingweek. NLive also hope to upload the stories to that website after the week is over.


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