Frank and Irene: It Opened Our World

Impact: Cultural impacts, Environmental impacts, Quality of life impacts, Social impacts

Description of impact

This is a BBC Radio 4 Broadcast as part of their 'Listening Project' Series, that features two community members from Paul Carr's recent 'Merthyr Music Project'. Initially picked up by BBC Radio Wales via the various other impacts of the project, it was decided to broadcast via BBC Radio 4. This footage will also be housed in the British Sound Library.

How did your research contribute?

This is an outworking of how the impacts of local music making resonate not only with the local community itself, but also a national audience. The work I implemented as part of the Being Human Festival and the one month exhibition at The Red House (both of which featured Frank and Irene, directly resulted in BBC Radio 4 picking up on the narrative. Frank and Irene were also featured on ITV Wales when the one month exhibition was launched.

Who is affected?

As indicated, the local community of Merthyr have been profoundly impacted by this research, but the BBC Radio 4 output shows that the work has a much wider resonance.
Impact date21 Mar 2018
Category of impactCultural impacts, Environmental impacts, Quality of life impacts, Social impacts
Impact levelClosed