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BBC Radio 4’s Listening Project comes to Lancaster Castle

The Listening Project booth at Lancaster Castle
The Listening Project booth at Lancaster Castle

Lancastrians are being urged to have their say on issues which are important to their lives as part of a BBC radio project that will be archived in the British Library.

The Listening Project, broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Radio 4, is based at Lancaster Castle until next Tuesday and is open to the public from 9am-4pm.

A custom-made trailer is being used as a mobile recording studio, where people can have conversations about topics that matter to them.

Producer Claire Ashmore said: “It’s so exciting to have the opportunity to record an oral history of real Lancastrians.

“There is such diversity across Lancashire and everyone has their own fascinating conversation to share.

“I’d urge as many people as possible to pop over to the castle and say hello to the team.”

The Listening Project is travelling all over the UK to hear ordinary people’s stories, with Lancaster being the first stop in Lancashire.

The conversations will be broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire later in the year.