Audio Blogs from Oxford

These two audio blogs are from the “SPICE” Project. Last weekend Teessiders, Londoners and Sheffield people descended on Oxford for the final workshop in the series of four. The good people of Jericho took us on a Thames cruise.

There once was an avenue of Poplars, each 100 feet high with 6 foot wide trunks, running along the bank of the Thames between Oxford and the village of Binsey. One day in 1879 they were cut down. This poem “Binsey Poplars” by Gerard Manley Hopkins was recited by Adrian aboard a canal barge as we cruised the Thames and passed the very spot. It was recorded on my mobile phone and uploaded immediately to Audio Boo. ask me anything There is something quite gratifying to record the poem in that very same place and have it time stamped and geo-located to the exact spot. To see that click here.

[audio:http://audioboo.fm/boos/451284-poem.mp3]

Another geo-located recording comes from one of Mark’s walked around Jericho.

[audio:http://audioboo.fm/boos/451282-jrici.mp3]

Geo-location – click here.

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These two audio blogs are from the “SPICE” Project. Last weekend Teessiders, Londoners and Sheffield people descended on Oxford for the final workshop in the series of four. The good people of Jericho took us on a Thames cruise.
There once was an avenue of Poplars, each 100 feet high with 6 foot wide trunks, running along the bank of the Thames between Oxford and the village of Binsey. One day in 1879 they were cut down. This poem “Binsey Poplars” by Gerard Manley Hopkins was recited by Adrian aboard a canal barge as we cruised the Thames and passed the very spot. It was recorded on my mobile phone and uploaded immediately to Audio Boo. ask me anything There is something quite gratifying to record the poem in that very same place and have it time stamped and geo-located to the exact spot. To see that click here.
[audio:http://audioboo.fm/boos/451284-poem.mp3]
Another geo-located recording comes from one of Mark’s walked around Jericho.
[audio:http://audioboo.fm/boos/451282-jrici.mp3]
Geo-location – click here.

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Stockton Weekender Pics

The pictures below are by Christine Wilson. As part of the Community Media Team Christine’s, pictures not are just of bands and performers but of the Community Media Crew themselves as well as many other unsung backstage heroes.

Our web stream is now inactive and the huge stage-side screens that we fed all weekend are long gone. The team have all gone their separate ways. All that is left are memories but they are good ones. Like the half hour or so when a huge storm hit and we all had to take shelter in our steel cabin with lightning striking so close we were in danger of frying. The storm was so bad we didn’t even have a mobile phone signal. We did the only thing we could do – laugh! And boy did we laugh! We told jokes (good and bad), magic tricks (good and bad) and gooned around. ask edd . Adie from YSLV (the screen company) amazed us all by levitating. It even freaked some of us out. I’d swear he was a good two foot off the ground, honest!

The final laugh came when I returned to the location today only to see our media cabin loaded on the truck and leaving the site. I just caught it in time to avert a disaster and we have our cables (not wires !) and stuff for the next time. Here’s to the next time – thanks team.

Steve T

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Stockton Weekender

The Tees Valley Community Media crew made of Teesside University student volunteers will be running and mixing the media to the two massive stage side screens at Stockton Weekender. You can send a tweet to the screens using #swscreen or text to Weekender formerly known as the Fringe takes place down on the riverside stage during the fabulous Stockton International Riverside Festival. We will also be uploading pictures here and hopefully some vox pops. We will also be web streaming some of the on stage action (see below) For details of what is on when click here.

Please note, due to data restraints the web stream will be intermittent. If we’re not live please come back later.

CAMERA ONE


Live broadcasting by Ustream

CAMERA TWO


Streaming video by Ustream