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Rain, a poem written for radio and performed by Alice Oswald, inspired by a rainstorm in Romford Essex on June 23 2016. Listen on headphones for binaural sound.

Alice Oswald's radio poem Rain was commissioned by Radio 3 in 2016 as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations. Written and performed by the poet, Rain was inspired by a visit to Romford Essex, which experienced a dramatic sudden rainstorm in the early hours of June 23 that year. The poem examines the effect this natural atmospheric occurrence has on an urban environment and its population.

A version of Rain has been created in binaural sound. Listen on headphones for the full effect.

Rain - written and performed by Alice Oswald
Sound design Steve Brooke
Produced by Susan Roberts.

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30 minutes

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Sat 7 Jul 2018 21:30


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