Posted: October 30th, 2012 | Author:ptyler| Comments Off
The Reading Room has again been nominated for a European Podcast Award – and we need your help!
Last year we came second in the “professional” category, with the Answer Me This podcast just beating us into the Buzz Aldrin position. Maybe this year we can be Neil Armstrong – by which we don’t mean dead, we mean FIRST!
The final decision will be down to a judging panel – but the results of a public vote will be taken into account. To vote for us, click on the voting button below…
Posted: August 14th, 2012 | Author:ptyler| Comments Off
In another of our special extended monologues, this month The Reading Room presents The Barraclough Newsletters…. Bunny Barraclough is a real pillar of her community – a leading member of the local amateur dramatics society and ladies luncheon club, respectable housewife and mother of two loving children. Join us for her bi-annual round-robin newsletters has she fills you in on the latest news of her perfect family…
The Barraclough Newsletters was written by Jim Gotts and performed by Mary Scott.
Posted: July 23rd, 2012 | Author:ptyler| Comments Off
On this programme we present a specially produced story by writer and performer Gareth Calway. A terrified grave robber comes across the severed mummified head of England’s greatest revolutionary – Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell’s head proceeds to tell him his life story – a tale of tyrannical kings, civil war and violent revenge!
Posted: June 6th, 2012 | Author:ptyler| Comments Off
If you missed The Reading Room LIVE, you can now watch the entire show on YouTube! And if you were there, why not relive a great night of spoken word and poetry, including our interview with Red Dwarf star Robert Llewellyn…
Posted: May 30th, 2012 | Author:ptyler| Comments Off
In the second part of our special LIVE show recorded at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre we talk to Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge and Carpool star Robert Llewellyn about his varied career and his writing. Robert talks about the return of Red Dwarf later this year, his love of electric cars and his past books including Sold Out and The Man Behind The Rubber Mask, before giving us an exclusive first reading from his new sci-fi novel News From Gardenia. The show also features music from Michael Reeve.
WARNING: Mr Llewellyn’s self-confessed “potty mouth” does put in an appearance during this show
Posted: May 16th, 2012 | Author:ptyler| Comments Off
In the first part of our live special recorded at the Lincoln Performing Art Centre, we have poetry from John Osborne and Andrew Goulding, Abigail Tarttelin reads us two exclusive excerpts from her next novel Golden Boy which has just been snapped up by a major publisher, Jodie Orton reads us a fairy tale for grown ups, Reading Room regulars Gill Hart and Jamie McKay bring us live versions of their regular contributions and host Paul Tyler performs a piece of his own.
And don’t forget to look out for part 2 of the show in a couple of weeks time where Paul interviews Red Dwarf star Robert Llewellyn about his career and his writing, and Robert give us an exclusive first reading from his new book News From Gardenia – subscribe to our feed here to ensure you don’t miss it.
Posted: May 15th, 2012 | Author:ptyler| Comments Off
Well, after months of planning, it’s all over now. If you missed The Reading Room LIVE on Saturday, the first part of the show will be available as a podcast here very shortly, and keep an eye on Siren FM for repeats in May and early June. But in the meantime, here’s a behind-the-scenes video report from our friends at The Young Journalist Academy…. CLICK HERE