‘The Radio Faces’, the 9th team in our student-led collaborative project series
Our 3rd years are leading original collaborative projects
This term, our third-year students are hard at work with a range of collaborative projects, including The Pompeii Project, The Wandering Heath, Re: Collective, For Book’s Sake, Sleepeeps , Good Things Never Are and The Radio Faces. These student-led projects are part of a new module where they consider the writer’s role as part of a creative eco-system, and literature’s role in the creative economy through working on a collaborative project.
In our ninth interview, we talked to The Radio Faces about their experience.
Describe The Radio Faces
‘The Radio Faces’ is a group of writers who have created a series of five radio plays which will be broadcast on Falmouth’s radio station, Source F.M, on Friday 18th January at 10am. The overall concept of the series is that of contemporary Cornish mythology, exploring the legends and tales associated with local Cornish towns. Through thorough research, including reading books, articles, conducting interviews, and visiting the locations associated with each myth, we have created an authentic representation for each story. our target audience is local Cornish residents and we hope to honour the mythology of their home county with the contemporary twist on age-old tales. Hopefully, this twist will also appeal to a younger audience.
Why did you choose to do this project?
The vast nature of radio and its storytelling potential, and the opportunities this project offered was something which intrigued us. Also, being able to work with Falmouth’s community radio station, Source FM, was an exciting prospect.
Why did you choose a radio series as the outcome of your project?
The possibility of creating a radio play which would be put on the air inspired us. That said, we probably underestimated the complexity of the process. Researching our stories then applying that contemporary twist. Each of the five ideas had to evolve into a script, then an edited and polished radio play, involving numerous voice actors and hours of studio time.
So, why did you decide to do this for your collaborative project and what do you want to gain?
We wanted to gain industry experience, in addition to coming out of this project with a tangible output we could potentially use as a calling card for future individual endeavours.
What’s next for your project?
We would like to continue working with the radio medium given our access to a professional studio and a vast pool of local voice-acting talent. The prospect of hopefully working with Source FM, and its director Russell Clarke, again in the future is something we are very interested in.