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Futures 2020

Climate change, feminism and South Asian music are just some of the topics covered in FUTURES on Air. As part of FUTURES2020 EU funded festival, South-West community radio practitioners Stellaria Media are facilitating a series of programmes, co-created by members of four community radio stations with researchers from the University of Exeter, Bath & Plymouth University.

Community Radio is a space for people to make radio in their own way, talk about meaningful issues in their lives and connect with others. For this project, members of Bath Radio, Phonic FM (Exeter), Soundart Radio (Totnes) and Radio St Austell Bay have identified topics that are important to them and have been paired up with exciting university researchers working in relevant areas. Through a participatory community media methodology, we are working with a variety of approaches for us to listen, respond and create together.

Heritage, Heart & Home with Phonic FM

Premal Bhatt presents Phonic Mango, a music programme showcasing artists of South Asian heritage on Phonic FM. Premal spoke with Professor Jerri Daboo and musician Kuljit Bhamra to create a piece that reflects on heritage, music and connection.


Objects of affection: Mapping stories, finding knowledge with Radio St Austell Bay

Annemarie Bala and Nicky Wood talk with feminist researchers Dr Katie Natanel, Dr Charlotte Saunders, Roba Al-Salibi and Asha Ali.

Our Shared Planet with Soundart Radio

Children at Soundart Radio in conversation with marine biologist Dr Ines Lange, mathematician Rayanne Vitali, geographer Dr Kate Baker, and geologist Dr Jodie Fisher.

Shelter for Daydreams with Soundart Radio

Imaginative responses to inhumane housing. Conversations and reflections from Soundart Radio and Professor Karyn Morrissey.

2020 - How was it for you? Exploring the effects of the COVID pandemic on our wellbeing and resilience with Bath Radio

Bath Radio explores people's experiences throughout the pandemic and how it has affected resilience & wellbeing.

Messages in Bottles with Waiting Times

Stories & music from Hospiscare at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, with Michael Flexer & Kelechi Anucha.