Radiomontage | Toured October 2015—January 2016
In 2015, we commissioned six unique audio documentaries that tell diverse tales of the Sefton coast.
Inspired by the Danish and German genre of Radiomontage, these combine documentary with original and subjective creative writing, soundscapes and editing techniques. It is a great opportunity for audiences to hear work in a genre virtually unknown in the UK.
As well as having been released online in weekly instalments,they also toured as an installation to Southport, Lydiate and Waterloo.
THE LITHERLAND RUNNING MAN
By Emmey Little
He runs around Sefton 48 hours a day, eight days a week. Some say he is training for a new series of Takeshi’s Castle. Others say his right nipple is the same shape as the Nürburgring. But who is the Litherland Running Man? This documentary fearlessly seeks out the answers.
24 HOURS IN SOUTHPORT
By Joseph Rynhart
Join a cabbie from one sunrise to the next, meeting his passengers along the way. Residents, tourists, shoppers, clubbers: Southport is a town of contrasts. Listen to its changing character as the hours — and years — tick by.
CHANTING THE SEFTON COAST
By Chelsea B. Bassnett
The Sefton Coast has witnessed a millennium, and is privy to an ancient, transcendent wisdom. This documentary seeks the spiritual side of Sefton: partaking in a gong bath and joining an earth chant on Formby Beach. How do we connect to traditions long lost, and to nature itself? Meet the people who think they know the answers.
ANOTHER PLACE LIKE HOME
By Phil Montgomery
‘Wistful contemplation of the sea.’ ‘Council bullied into buying scrap.’ Antony Gormley’s Another Place provokes diverse opinion. What is the value of public art in Sefton? This documentary looks for answers by listening to a group of Year 4 children from Forefield Junior School who are embarking upon a musical project inspired by the Iron Men.
SEFTON SAVES THE ENVIRONMENT
By Ashleigh Stamper
One of Sefton’s greatest assets is its natural coast. This documentary looks at the threats it faces, as well as how we can preserve it. It goes on location at Ainsdale National Nature Reserve, finds out more about the re-development of the town’s train station by Merseyrail, and speaks to the young winners of Sefton’s 2015 Eco Champion Awards.