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Mayfest Radio

Noise, voices, music and a touch of chaos. The sound of Mayfest 2015.

Last year we dipped our toes in the water, this year we’re taking the plunge. Coming live from the midst of the melee, Mayfest Radio brings you an audio insight into the artists, the shows and what keeps the festival whirring.

We’re going all out this time, bringing you daily live broadcasts from 12-5pm, kicking off on 15 May. Tune in at mayfest.wpengine.com/radio, where you can find details of the Mayfest Radio app and listen to our archive.

Here’s a sample of some of the shows that we’ll be broadcasting and recording throughout the festival.

Arias for an Apocalypse

An apocalyptic take on a household favourite, hosted by writer and performer Jessica MacDonald. We’ll be asking festival artists Uninvited Guests, Tim Crouch & Andy Smith, circumstance, bluemouth inc. and Laura Dannequin artists for their tips on pulling through a global disaster and the songs they couldn’t survive without.

Micro Commissions

To mark our inaugural year and with the generous support of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, we’ve commissioned five artists from Bristol and beyond to create five short sound pieces especially for broadcast on Mayfest Radio. These artists are; Norwich based art noise collaborators, Klanghaus; Brooklyn performance and theatre makers, The TEAM and friends; radio producer and self confessed story addict, Eloise Stevens; London based theatre and live game artists, Venice as a Dolphin; French composer, 
Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch and Bristol-based maker of satirical performances, Rachael Clerke. Tune in to hear the results.

Greg Wohead’s Recorded Chats

Inspired by the casually chatty podcast, Nerdist, WTF and the terrific OK Radio, Greg’s Recorded Chats aim to open up conversations around artists and organisations; who people are, what they value and how how they like to work.

Inspired by the casually chatty podcast, Nerdist, WTF and the terrific OK Radio, Greg’s Recorded Chats aim to open up conversations around artists and organisations; who people are, what they value and how how they like to work.

Harpin on with Harpin

Idiot Child director and all round bon vivant Anna Harpin sits down over tea or wine (or sometimes both at once) for an in depth armchair chat with artists from the Mayfest programme.

Idiot Child director and all round bon vivant Anna Harpin sits down over tea or wine (or sometimes both at once) for an in depth armchair chat with artists from the Mayfest programme.

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Want a flavour of what to expect from Mayfest Radio? Check out some of the
shows from last year’s test pilot… Hear Action Hero and Made In China get deep down into Americana, and Peter McMaster and Jessica MacDonald take a walk around Jeremy Deller’s 2014 exhibition at Bristol Museum.
Plus there’s podcasts from Nikesh Shukla, interviews with Tom Morris and Emma Stenning of Bristol Old Vic, Hannah Sullivan talks about the music behind her show ‘Echo Beach’ and a whole heap more here.

Tell us what you think #mayfestradio

Mayfest Radio supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation

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Start Date
May 15, 2015
End Date
May 24, 2015
Time
12.00 - 5.00pm
Price
Free