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Lumsden Live: Podcasts

The Lumsden Live studio faces out through a large shop front window onto Lumsden’s Main Street. ‘Lumsden Live’ in black and yellow vinyl is stuck on the window. 3 people are sat in the studio, all wearing big headphones and 2 of them are speaking into microphones. The other person is sitting in front of a mixer with lots of cables coming out it. The mixer is sat on a black worktop. The worktop goes across the window and curves round to continue along the wall on the right side of the room. There’s other bits of equipment and tech sat on it. Glistening gold string curtains cover the walls.Maxine Smith, Angela Main and Mark Vernon in the Lumsden Live Studio at Scottish Sculpture Workshop (2021). Photo: Joanne Cairney.

With the change in seasons and the closing down of our site for capital development, it feels like a perfect moment for revisiting and sharing some work from this year.

Lumsden Live was a radio station broadcasting live from Scottish Sculpture Workshop on FM and online, from 18 – 22 May 2021. The broadcast formed the first Assembly for the BE PART network (which you can read more about here) and brought together communities in Lumsden and the surrounding area with partners from across the BEPART network.

The broadcasts featured live discussions, music, artworks and interviews. Contributions came from people who live in Lumsden, community groups and organisers based in Aberdeenshire, friends of SSW near and far, and other partners in the BE PART network, to name just a few. All contributions were in response to the Assembly’s theme; power. Together, we explored how collective community action has and continues to make change happen at local, institutional and international levels.

Alongside this live content were a number of pre-recorded programmes which were also released as podcasts throughout Lumsden Live. These podcasts are now available to listen to or read via downloadable transcripts below.

A big thanks again to Maxine Smith, Angela Main, Mark Vernon, Ica Headlam and Jack Lawson who recorded, produced and edited these podcasts in collaboration with the SSW team, and to all of the brilliant contributors to the podcasts and Lumsden Live.

White wiggly text on a black background reads 'Lumsden Live 87.9'
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A Conversation with Harry Josephine Giles

Harry Josephine Giles in conversation with Sam Trotman. Together they discuss Harry Josephine’s work and writing that addresses structural inequalities in arts and how this has been informed by their political organising over the past 20 years.


Skill Share
Kate Searcaigh

Kate Searcaigh talks about herbalism and alternative therapies from the north east of Scotland, exploring how our hedgerows and gardens might hold the answers to health and wellbeing.


What We Talk About When We Talk About Crisis, Part 2

Marwa Arsanios, Lara Khaldi and Yazan Khalili continue their series of conversations to think collectively about the formation of contemporary art and its institutions in relation to crisis.


A Conversation with Dean Spade

Dean Spade talks live with SSW Director Sam Trotman about his work to build queer and trans liberation based in racial and economic justice over the past two decades.


A River’s Journey, Jake Williams (ep. 1)

(1 of 4) Jake Williams leads us down the local River Deveron, from source to mouth, sharing stories and songs relating to the river’s journey along the way.


Skill Share
Sandy Main

Sandy Main, forester, takes us on a walk in the Forbes Estate at the foot of the Bennachie hills. He talks about his role and responsibilities as a forester, caring for and planning commercial forestry and deciduous broadleaf woodlands.

BE PART is made possible with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The European Commission support for this programme does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views of the contributors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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