As DWS Audio enters its third year of podcasting it promises to be just as exciting as 2019.
Last year we had the honour of having two of our plays selected for the UK International Radio Drama Festival, which was held in Canterbury in March. DWS Audio was also very proud to win the short form category, with ONE OF OUR EXERCISE BOOKS IS MISSING. This play has since been heard in many different countries as an example of what a small, school based producer is able to achieve. This is in no small part due to our very talented and committed students.
Indeed, as a result of our involvement with the festival, International Arts invited DWS Audio to help deliver a series of outreach workshops in Cairo during the Autumn half term. As a result of these sessions, a very experienced and talented group of audio professionals and educators have been working in a number of Egyptian schools to facilitate the creation of many new audio dramas. It has been a joy to see how young people in Egypt have embraced the audio form and will get the chance to hear their work showcased at a festival in Cairo later this year.
Looking ahead, DWS Audio is also very excited to launch its own new weekly serial drama, ROUGH DIAMONDS on this site and through our YouTube channel AMPLIFiED. The drama is set in a fictitious secondary school, called Danson Wood High and features an array of different characters that have all been created by our fabulous cast of students. Please do listen and support this new initiative. You can receive updates on the show through our instagram account, therealroughdiamonds.
Happy listening in 2020!