To the Beat of the Drum Podcast – Fountain of Harmony

A series of 5 podcasts were released throughout Good Relations Week looking at the work of the Bands Forum over the past 10 years and its work during lockdown.

In the final podcast for Good Relations Week, Derek Moore of the North West Cultural Partnership was in discussion with Steven Travers of the Miami Show Band. They discussed a wide range of topics around marching bands from the repertoire of the bands to the memberships of the bands. They looked at the history and the culture of marching bands here in the City of Londonderry and discussed the work of the Londonderry Bands Forum.

To the Beat of the Drum Podcast – The 3rd Degree

A series of 5 podcasts were released throughout Good Relations Week looking at the work of the Bands Forum over the past 10 years and its work during lockdown.

The fourth in our series of podcasts is presented by Stephen Porter, Co-Ordinator, Londonderry Bands Forum. Stephen was joined by Alex Dougherty, a student from Foyle College in Londonderry looking back at her time at the school, studying for A Levels during lockdown and her future prospects both inside and outside of Northern Ireland as she prepares to start a history degree at Lancaster University. Alex is also an ambassador Holocaust regional ambassador for Northern Ireland

To the Beat of the Drum Podcast – Spring into Tune

A series of 5 podcasts were released throughout Good Relations Week looking at the work of the Bands Forum over the past 10 years and its work during lockdown.

The third in our series of podcasts for Good Relations Week sees Andrew Lynch, Londonderry Bands Forum Educational Outreach Officer look at the work of the Londonderry Bands Forum outreach work and schools programme. This podcast also featured interviews with other North West Cultural Partnership programmes with Darren Milligan, Bready and District Ulster Scots and Georgina Kee McCarter from the Sollus Highland Dancers. The programmes worked with local school and groups teaching flute, bagpipes and Highland Dancing.

This podcast looked at various aspects of their works and the background to the programmes.

 

To the Beat of the Drum Podcast – #FitToMarch

A series of 5 podcasts were released throughout Good Relations Week looking at the work of the Bands Forum over the past 10 years and its work during lockdown.

This episode looks back at our successful #fittomarch initative presented by Andrew Lynch, Londonderry Bands Forum Educational Outreach Officer and Stephen Porter, Londonderry bands Forum Co-Ordinator. We discuss with a number of participants in our fit to march programme, which ran throughout lockdown and encouraged band members to get out walking and count their steps. The programme had over four hundred participants from over thirty bands across Northern Ireland and Scotland.
In this podcast the participants spoke about the benefits the programme had in both their physical and mental health. They also discussed a number of different aspects of what it is like to be in a band.

Celebrating Community Diversity

The Hindu Association Derry~Londonderry presents a series of  pre-recorded interviews with people from the Indian community and their experiences of relocating to Derry ~ Londonderry. These interviews consist of people of all ages how they felt about integrating into the local community and how they celebrate their culture.