24 Hours in Isolation
In music, spoken word and drama, these are the untold experiences of isolation.
Before Covid19, before "self isolation" and "social distancing", there was already an epidemic of loneliness in British society. It is most acute in North East England, where 53% of adults feel lonely. It's time we told their stories. Musicians, poets, producers, writers and comedians from the region have united to create an unprecedented 24hour audio experience that does just that.
A new story will arrive on this page every hour, on the hour, from midnight on 21st June 2020. Each will introduce you to a different person. Some you'll recognise, some you'll meet for the first time.
Our episodes are short because a good story can connect with you in just a few minutes, just as you can connect with another human in the time it takes a kettle to boil. Make a cuppa, press play and join us in breaking down the walls of isolation.
Together we will beat loneliness.
How do the ones who care for us cope? How do they break the hardest of news? In the garden, with the Labradoodle, the ball goes back and forth.
An audio drama, written by Rachel Burns and performed by Ben Dickenson.
Producer: Ben Dickenson
Associate producer: Sky Hawkins
Sound supervisor: Matt Tuckey
All episodes have been recorded by artists and performers in their own homes.
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