Meet Me on the Radio
Meet Me at the Albany members host a radio show to inspire creative action and to help relieve isolation in older adults.
Meet Me on the Radio started during the COVID-19 pandemic as a weekly radio show featuring sonic journeys through Lewisham, news and sounds from the Albany garden, creative activities, provocations, and conversations with members and artists. Between January and July 2022, it broadcast the first Tuesday of every month at 5 – 5.30pm on South London community radio station Resonance FM.
In normal circumstances, the Albany and Entelechy Arts’ award-winning programme for over 60s, Meet Me at… takes place at the Albany in Deptford, and in sheltered accommodation sites, community centres and in people’s homes around Lewisham. Usually, the weekly arts club includes a choir, gardening activity, films and live events and performances. With COVID-19 presenting serious risks for older people, the programme stopped meeting in person between March 2020 and June 2021.
Presenters: Ron Savill and Rosaline Muirhead.
With many members of the Meet Me at… community already at risk of social isolation and without access to digital devices, the show provides a vital, accessible and regular source of connection and entertainment led by the creative voices of vulnerable adults in challenging times.
Meet Me on the Radio forms part of Still Kicking – a redesigned programme of activities, forging creativity and connection for older adults in response to COVID-19. These activities included creative activity boxes, full of inspiring projects, materials and activities. Delivered to participants’ doors and compiled by artists with everything needed included, the activities are also explored on the radio show. The renowned Meet Me Choir also continued over the pandemic with choir leaders and members conducting singing sessions over the phone. Participants also received regular phone calls from volunteers and staff to check on their welfare and have a chat.
Producers: Sarah Philips and Guy Fixsen.
Previous producers: Hannah Kemp-Welch and Grant Smith, in collaboration with Soundcamp.
A co-production by the Albany and Entelechy Arts.
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Listen Live (first Tuesday of the month at 5 – 5.30pm)
- FM Radio (available in Central London, including Lewisham)
- FM channel at 104.4FM
DAB radio Resonance FM (available in Greater London, including Lewisham) Learn More here
Online radio (available anywhere in the world)
Replay at any time after the show has been broadcast
Resonance on MixCloud (available anywhere in the world) – all shows are listed by date, you can also search ‘Meet Me on the Radio’