Radio 4 will capture Campbeltown conversation

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By Hannah O’Hanlon

‘It’s surprising what you hear when you listen,’ is the tagline of a project which aims to capture Campbeltonians in conversation this weekend.

A collaboration between BBC Radio 4 and the British Library, the Listening Project aims to create a rich archive of stories about people from across the UK and has made more than 1,000 individual recordings so far.

Each recording lasts about 40 minutes with smaller versions of conversations being broadcast on local radio and on BBC Radio 4 on a programme presented by Fi Glover.

Audience development and engagement consultant for Campbeltown Picture House, Ailsa MacKenzie, said: ‘We hope that people will come along and share their stories to make sure that Campbeltown is part of this important archive project.

‘It’s an opportunity for two friends or family members to share a conversation about something that matters to them.

‘People can talk about anything under the sun from very serious and difficult subject matters to entertaining and silly ones.’

The team from the Listening Project will be in the education room at Campbeltown Picture House from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January and people can just turn up on the day.