24 Hours in Isolation
4pm: here we are now and nurse story part 2
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.
here we are now
A random and elliptical conversation with yourself about the suspicions and contradictions of relationships, about being here now with someone or without them.
Spoken word, written and performed by Tracey Tofield.
nurse story part 2
The conclusion of the nurses story from episode 14, as reflection becomes rant. "Rather than applause, what would've been more appropriate was two minutes silence".
An audio drama, written and performed by John Scott.
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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