UK International Radio Drama Festival & Competition 2016

The Winter’s Tales UK International Radio Drama Festival is taking place from the 22nd to the 27th February 2016 In Herne Bay, on the South East of England. winters-tales

Joining us on this episode is one of the event’s organisers Sue Austen to give details on how the festival will look, and what will be going on throughout the week. This will range from public broadcasts of Radio Dramas, to workshops on writing, production, and acting.

On top of that there’s a competition with a first prize of £2000

You can enter from anywhere in the world by submitting an Audio Drama which follows some specific criteria.

As the festival celebrates work which links the two worlds of live theatre and Radio Drama, they are calling for pieces which make this connection in some way.

That might be:

Radio drama which adapts a work originally intended for the stage

A drama about the live stage in some sense

A work recorded live in front of an audience

A work inspired by a stage play

A work which shares a common heritage with a stage play

A work written by an author more commonly associated with the stage

All entries must have been broadcast before the festival takes place and the date of the first broadcast (on air or online) must have been no more than twenty-four months prior to the Festival dates.

The completed registration form should be sent by 29 January 2016.

Visit for the full terms and conditions, and to download an entry form. Full festival programme details will be available in the New Year.

Finally, if you’re planning on heading to the festival, or even holding a workshop there, let us know –