Last night, we attended the Children’s Radio Foundation UK photographic exhibition at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London to celebrate World Radio Day 2013.
The event was an opportunity for the foundation to showcase their projects in South Africa along with audio clips from a recent trip to the country by the charity’s Global Ambassador, Colin Greenwood (bass player for Radiohead), which were played on a number of Pure Sensia 200D Connects for guests to enjoy.
We caught up with the lovely Colin with our guest, Sean Hannam from ERT to chat about gigs gone by and his work with the foundation. As massive Radiohead fans we were all a bit star struck!
We were all blown away by Laura Mvula (BBC Sounds of 2013) who sang live at the event, which was broadcast live on 24 hour pop up station, WRD Radio. Presenters on WRD included BBC Radio 4's Ed Stourton, the award winning journalist and broadcaster Robin Lustig, Hardeep Singh Kohli (radio and TV presenter) and Charlie Lee Potter (broadcaster and writer). Caribou and Fourtet also did a live set.
The ticket sales and silent auction for the photographs taken from Colin's trip went to Children’s Radio Foundation UK (#CRF) which is a charity using radio as a tool to empower young people across Africa. The photographs and audio were recorded especially for the event by Colin Greenwood who travelled around South Africa to meet some of the talented people on the projects and make some great radio. You can follow his trip by visiting http://crf.waste.uk.com/. You can also listen to the audio clips along with music from Caribou, Fourtet and Laura Mvula on Pure Connect.
You can follow CRF on Twitter @CRFProjects