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The Listening Project Live: From Bexhill-on-Sea

From the Booth parked by the De La Warr Pavilion, Fi Glover enjoys local conversations and asks journalist Kathryn Flett and others how different Sussex seaside towns really are.

In the first of this summer's special live programmes from The Listening Project Mobile Booth, currently parked by the De La Warr Pavilion, Fi Glover enjoys local conversations and asks journalist Kathryn Flett and others how different Sussex seaside towns really are.

Fi welcomes former contributors to The Project to hear about the impact their conversation had on their lives, introduces new conversations, and hears about the role of the iconic modernist Pavilion through 80 years of local life.

The Listening Project is a Radio 4 initiative that offers a snapshot of contemporary Britain in which people across the UK volunteer to have a conversation with someone close to them about a subject they've never discussed intimately before. The conversations are being gathered across the UK by teams of producers from local and national radio stations who facilitate each encounter. Every conversation - they're not BBC interviews, and that's an important difference - lasts up to an hour, and is then edited to extract the key moment of connection between the participants. Most of the unedited conversations are being archived by the British Library and used to build up a collection of voices capturing a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium. You can learn more about The Listening Project by visiting bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Producer: Marya Burgess.

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28 minutes

Broadcasts

Animated conversations

Animated conversations

Listening project conversations brought to life by talented young animators.

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey roam the fields of broadcasting talking to interesting people.

Find a conversation

Find a conversation

Broadcast across Radio 4 and on local radio stations across the UK and Northern Ireland.

The British Library

The British Library

The Listening Project is a BBC Radio & British Library partnership.