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The Listening Project Live from Hull - Humber Dock

Fi Glover hosts guests in the Listening Project booth, parked in the flourishing former fruit market, to celebrate UK City of Culture 2017.

Fi Glover hosts guests in The Listening Project Booth, parked in the flourishing former Fruit Market, to celebrate UK City of Culture 2017. Guests include the 'Face of Hull 2017', Kofi Smiles, Ali Hubbard of Thieving Harry's cafe, and Dr Alec Gill MBE, chronicler of Hull's fishing industry.

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

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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.

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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.