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The writer Anna Freeman presents a showcase of true stories about the meaning of arts in people's lives.

Writer Anna Freeman presents stories of coming together to make art. A patchwork blanket in Birmingham brings together the migration journeys of refugee women around the city. A collective of homeless singers and performers come together to turn the story of La Bohème on its head. And musician Spencer Flay talks about his need to separate himself from others in order to write his songs - by climbing up into the cabin of a crane. Spencer was discovered by the BBC after he uploaded his music to BBC Radio Bristol’s Upload programme – a show where anyone can upload the music, poetry or fiction they are creating. Find out more at bbc.co.uk/upload

Produced by Mair Bosworth and Becky Ripley.

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28 minutes

BBC Upload

Spencer was discovered by the BBC after he uploaded his music to BBC Radio Bristol’s Upload programme – a show where anyone can upload the music, poetry or fiction they are creating. Find out more at bbc.co.uk/upload

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