Lorna Lloyd’s ‘Diary of the war’ podcast series launch event: review and resources

Bethany Ray plays Lorna Lloyd

Actor Bethany Ray, pictured here with the original  Diary of the war, plays her great-great aunt Lorna Lloyd in the podcast series

After several weeks of preparation, on Tuesday 24th May 2022 we launched the Diary of the war podcast series at Great Malvern Priory. This blog post provides a review of the launch. It also provides links to materials related to this event, and to the wider Platform to platform (P2P) project. (Please scroll to the bottom of the post for the full list of resources.)

The content of the podcast series episodes centres on 25 year old Malvern resident Lorna Lloyd‘s chronicle of the first 16 months of World War II, complemented with contemporaneous news coverage related to the events and issues that she discusses in her writing. A further four ‘bonus’ episodes that comprise a selection of Lloyd’s poetry are included in the series. Continue reading

Richard Godden joins the Platform to platform team

Richard Godden

Richard Godden

Just ahead of its formal start date of 2nd February 2022, I am delighted to share the news that Richard Godden will be contributing to Phase 1 of our Platform to platform (P2P) project. Richard is to play the newsreader in the non-fiction narrative podcast series based on the World War II diary of Lorna Lloyd. His role will comprise recording contemporaneous print news coverage of the events that Lorna chronicles in her diary.

Richard’s interest in acting was first encouraged at school in Edinburgh. However, he considers his first ‘proper’ role ‘a frightened and half-naked Pict’ in a University of Manchester production, played when an undergraduate.  After he completed his studies in Continue reading

Introducing ‘Platform to platform: an investigation into audience engagement with digitised archives and its transformative impact across different online formats’

Lorna Lloyd and Bethany Ray

World War II diarist Lorna Lloyd (left) will be voiced by her great-great niece actor Bethany Ray (right) in a new podcast series, to be released in May 2022

A new project will be hosted by the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University from February until July 2022. Platform to platform: an investigation into audience engagement with digitised archives and its transformative impact across different online formats (P2P) was recently selected as one of the latest projects for support of the AHRC-funded Creative Informatics small research grants scheme. Continue reading