Saturday 20th April 2019

Radio Local: Wirral by Hunt & Darton (LIVE SHOW)

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Hunt & Darton will be performing and broadcasting Radio Local to the Wirral and you can be part of it!


Saturday 20th April 8:00 am  —  8:00 pm


Outside Cherry Tree Shopping Centre

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They’re back! Hunt & Darton, the decade-long Live Art collaboration between Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton, will be returning to Merseyside this spring with their new project, Radio Local – a brand new hyper-local radio station, built with, by and for local people, telling your stories, sharing your news, playing your jingles and stay live for the duration of a day in its new home.

Be part of Radio Local in Liscard, Wirral on Saturday 20th April and in Church Square, St Helens on Saturday 29th June.

On Saturday 20th April, Hunt & Darton will be broadcasting Radio Local from Cherry Tree Shopping Centre, Liscard, Wirral, providing 12 hours of art on the airwaves! Expect features such as Making Words, Swapsies, Street Date, Soap Opera, Pick a Song and much much more!

Hunt & Darton will also be inviting guest presenters to takeover for an hour to add further interest and bring some of their own ideas to the mix, get ready to welcome Victoria Melody, Lucia Scazzocchio, Rosana Cade and Sian Baxter to the airwaves! Read more about these guest presenters below.

Listen in person outside Cherry Tree Shopping Centre, Liscard, via Radio Wirral, or maybe even on one of BBC Radio Merseyside’s short simulcasts.

And get involved! Take part in a two day radio workshop hosted by Hunt & Darton on 6th/ 7th April and then have your interviews, jingles and banter broadcast during the Radio Local live show! For more information and sign up click here.

Supported by Arts Council England. Commissioned by Heart of Glass. Presented in partnership with Wirral Council, as part of Wirral Borough of Culture 2019.

Tune in to Radio Wirral by downloading the Radio Wirral app, ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Wirral” or on Tune In.

Image credit: Christa Holka

Guest Presenters

Joining Hunt & Darton at Radio Local: Wirral on 20th April will be…

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Victoria Melody 

Victoria Melody is an award winning British artist with a background in fine art. She makes theatrical shows, performance interventions and films mainly about Britain’s pastimes, passions and tribes. Fascinated by anthropology, she immerses herself into communities and becomes an active participant in their rituals as research for her work.

In the past she has become a pigeon racer, northern soul dancer, championship dog handler, beauty queen, funeral director and police officer.

Victoria has presented her work nationally and internationally at venues including Soho Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Battersea Arts Centre, Summerhall (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Cherry Lane Theatre (New York), Virginia Art Festival, Push Festival (Canada), Aarhus Festival (Denmark) and Brisbane Festival (Australia).



Lucia Scazzocchio

As a sound artist, radio producer, community facilitator and educator, Lucia Scazzocchio has been nurturing and curating hyper-local social contexts, distilling diverse and disparate stories and conversations that weave individual personal stories into illustrating wider social contexts. She calls this ‘Social Broadcasting’. Driven by creating engaging participatory radio and audio experiences that she ‘audioscapes’ into imaginative on and off-line broadcast initiatives and formats, Social Broadcasting represents the versatility of audio as an evolving social and artistic medium. 




Rosana Cade and Siân Baxter

Rosana Cade and Siân Baxter are Glasgow based performance makers who share a love of absurd comedy, alliteration, and experimental art. They are excited to be at the beginning of their collaborative practice, bringing together Siân’s dj, comedy, and production skills with Rosana’s experience in socially engaged live art.

Rosana regularly tours across Europe with her acclaimed participatory performance Walking:Holding, and is involved in collaborations with other artists such as Ivor MacAskill, Nic Green, and Laura Bradshaw. She is also co-founder of Buzzcut Festival in Glasgow.

Siân is currently supporting artists Nick Cassenbaum, Amy Rosa, Rosana Cade, Lucy Hutson and also Take Me Somewhere Festival in Glasgow, as well as developing her comedy practice.

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