Discover Unbroken Records, a podcast series about the stories that arise from the everyday objects of our lives.
In June 2022, twelve people, each with their own unique story, were drawn together from around the city of Newcastle.
The participants ranged in age from 73 to 92 years young. What happened in these workshops was a combination of luck and magic. It was an exercise in human connection which had been lacking for two years due to a global pandemic.
Over the course of four workshops, they were invited to engage creatively with their own stories, through journaling exercises, collaborative photographic practice, memory objects and the recording of this podcast.
In recording these voices and sharing these stories with you here, we continue an unbroken record of the many lives that make this city what it is.
Proudly supported by the Copley Bequest Pilot Research Fund, University of Newcastle and Newcastle Libraries.
Photo Credit: And Then
One: Wendy Raine - Volunteering An Independent Education
Two: Maree Callaghan - A Complicated Badge of Honour: The Mark of a Trailblazer
Three: Gordon Amann - Sculpting A Journey
Four: Ray Watterson - A Law of Helping Others
Five: Annie Davey - The Parquetry Patchwork of a Family Secret
Six: Barry Keen - A Light by Which to Live
Seven: Sandra Keen - Life Lessons in the Frame
Eight: Nico Serras - Sculpting Bacchus: A Pleasure Story
Nine: Margi Vercoe - An Angel, A Fairy and A Fisherman
Ten: Judy Wells - Cooking up a Life
Eleven: Harold Franks - A Telegram to the Future
Twelve: Alwyn Wardell - Coke the Cat and his Boy