1 April 2014
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Calligraphy artist Paul Antonio writes 'freedom' in 27 different languages in the BH piazza as part of the culmination of World Service's season exploring the meaning of the word in different parts of the world.
Musician Evelyn Glennie, who is profoundly deaf, finds freedom in vibrations. As part of the Freedom season, she told the BBC: 'If we truly look, we see so many things vibrate around us ... When you allow the body to listen, and I mean the whole body to listen, you are really observing the environment that you are in.'
Freedom 2014 has been a season of programmes and content on the World Service that have investigated what freedom looks like in the world today. As part of this exploration, astronaut Chris Hadfield memorably said the difference in the lights between east and west Berlin, as seen from space, represented 'a lingering echo of a freedom that has been regained'.
Ros Atkins from Outside Source broadcasts from a glass studio in the piazza of Broadcasting House. One of the guests was Caroline Ayoub, founder of SouriaLi radio, which was set up by Syrians who fled the country.
Veteran US civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis, who was once Martin Luther King's assistant, spoke to Sarah Montague for a special edition of Hardtalk from the Radio Theatre. He told Montague: 'Basic freedom is the freedom of expression, the right to say no to racism, the right to say no to injustice'.
Director general Tony Hall read out a poem as part of the special Freedom Live sessions. On the day the World Service transferred to the licence fee, he said: 'What a delight on a day like this and in a place like this to mark the brilliance of what the BBC World Service does ... this is a real honour to read a poem'. He read out W. H. Auden's 'Funeral Blues', which starts with the famous line, 'Stop all the clocks'.
A special Outlook programme from the Radio Theatre brought together guests who have experienced a personal journey to freedom. Among them was Gertrude Shotte, who escaped from the volcanic eruption that destroyed much of the Caribbean island of Montserrat. She has formed a choir with other exiles from Montserrat in London who sing to remember their lost home.
The Alliouagana Singers from Montserrat on Outlook, invited onto the programme for the culmination of World Service's Freedom 2014 season.