Welcome to our brand new radio soap‘Around the World in 80 Waves’...
It is quite possibly the best radio soap out there! Our first episode aired on the 7th December, as part of our radio show ‘Radio Vibe’, has now been released separately on our MixCloud channel.
‘Around the World in 80 Waves’ is an outlandish radio soap created by The Turning Tides Project. We have an interesting method of creating the show using what we call decision flowers. Remember them from school? You pick a colour then a number and then the person you will marry is on the inside! Simple. Until you replace colours and numbers with random words and objects decided by the guys at the Making Waves sessions. We then talk about the words and discuss what could happen around them and start to create a story line from there. We literally decide the beginning, middle and end. Then we get writing and the words all fall into place.
Our first soap is all about Christmas and what happens when a group of people get together and Christmas goes a bit wrong. We tried to keep it seasonal and a bit easier to write as it is our first one but our second episode will be going all out!
The words for January episode are: Michelle, Dan, Las Vegas, Blancmange, Ham, Rugby ball, Free Running and wotsits. So that is definitely something for everyone to look forward to!
Yesterday we started recording some vocals for the next show along with orignal sound effects and a little bit of improvised scripting. We are also preparing for Episode 3 which comes out in February. We are really busy bees!
Hope you enjoy ‘Around the World in 80 Waves’ as much as we do!
This evening we went to Exbourne Church to decorate a tree at the Christmas tree festival.
Along with others from TTTP, Margaret sorted out all the lights and put the decorations on the tree.
There were about 30 trees in the church and The Turning Tides tree is the only one to have Brussels sprouts and butterflies on!!!
Visit the festival all this week and join the congregation for a festive carol concert on Sunday 18th at 6pm.
Look out for the sprouts!
Written by Vicky Hooper, Published by Dominic Palfreman
As many of you will be aware, The Turning Tides Big Band premiered on Sunday to a fantastic audience at the Congregational Church in Crediton. The set list included Baroque and Jazz pieces played by Jane Williams (saxophones) and Peter Adcock (Piano) alongside some festive classics and carols around the piano.
The Crowd were fantastic and very nearly outshone the Big Band’s own performance – fantastic carol singing at an engaging and intermittent venue!
Now, to the true purpose of this Blog (rather than just praising ourselves and the audience)… We wanted to make sure you all knew how much was raised! We combined what was raised during our Shop at Tesco in Credtion, the Edwardian Evening in Okehampton and the Big Band performance to give a total so far this month and arrived at an impressive £562.38!
To add to this total and the success of the performance, we have another popup shop in Okehampton on Wednesday (14th December) in the Charter Hall 7:00pm! Come along and grab a hat and have a chat!
So, we need to start thinking about our next Big Band performance… I personally think we should do a funk/rap set with live rap battles, but that’s just me! We will have a montage of the performance created shortly to inspire you to think about what you would like to hear in our next Big Band performance... any thoughts now?
Written and Published by Dominic Palfreman