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The Gareth and Billcast

English, Technology, 2 seasons, 116 episodes, 18 hours 10 minutes
The Gareth and Billcast (and also old archive from Bill, including the podcasts made for the Cambridge Film Festival from 2006 onwards)
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June 03 - #AudioMo - Cycling home from the pub

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03/06/20214 minutes 3 seconds
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June 30 - #AudioMo - Reflections on Audio Blogging

It's June 30 and the last day of #AudioMo, so I thought I'd talk about the process and the people and the joys of random chat.
30/06/20205 minutes 11 seconds
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June 29 - #AudioMo - The Ways We Talk

For the penulimate day of #AudioMo, June 29, I'm thinking about how language shapes thought, and how the words we use and the metaphors we choose can affect the ways we engage with others, especially when it comes to military metaphors.
29/06/20207 minutes 40 seconds
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June 28 - #AudioMo - The Joy of Email

June 28, Sunday #AudioMo is a shoutout to the people who keep me informed about the world. You might find them interesting too… Dan Hon: @hondanhon Ira Bolychevsky: @shevski Azeem Azhar: @azeem Christian Payne: @documentally David Finnigan: @davidfinig
28/06/20206 minutes 7 seconds
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June 27 - #AudioMo - Becoming an Audience

June 27, and today's #AudioMo finds me missing that peculiar state of being together that we call 'an audience' and worrying about the future of live venues here in the UK.
27/06/20208 minutes 9 seconds
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June 26 - #AudioMo - Reflecting privilege

It's June 26 and the final stretch for #AudioMo, where I am reflecting on how I tell the story of my life, and what I don't say in the process.
26/06/20208 minutes 35 seconds
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June 25 - #AudioMo - How to Ignore a Crisis

Ninety days on a boat and in my #AudioMo for June 25 I reflect on how good we are at ignoring the enormity of what's going on. With added cat sounds.
25/06/20205 minutes 4 seconds
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June 24 - #AudioMo - Making a video

Wednesday June 24 and another #AudioMo, this time about filming, and being a councillor.
24/06/20204 minutes 3 seconds
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June 23 - #AudioMo - Plague, Inc.

My #AudioMo for June 23 is something I wrote in 2017, about a group of young people playing Plague, Inc. and what I thought about it at the time.
23/06/20206 minutes 10 seconds
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June 22 - #AudioMo - Letters and Poems

My #AudioMo for June 22, and I'm looking at pieces of paper and reflecting on what they mean, with memories of those distant and lost. More about Beatie Wolfe
22/06/20207 minutes 4 seconds
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June 21 - #AudioMo - Remembering Hugh Mellor

June 21, and my #AudioMo tonight is a remembrance of Hugh Mellor, the philosopher and a former teacher of mine, who died today. With passing boats.
21/06/20203 minutes 30 seconds
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June 20 - #AudioMo - Riverside Tales

A solstice day on the river and the riverbank, involving turning boats, ducks, and the way joy pushes out despair Erland Cooper's A Nightingale Sings Outside Our Window is here
20/06/20207 minutes 14 seconds
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June 19 - #AudioMo- The VIew From Elsewhere

On June 19, as we head towards the solstice, my #AudioMo is a reflection on the week, and lockdown, and the importance of understanding how the pandemic is experienced elsewhere.
19/06/20206 minutes 2 seconds
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June 18 - #AudioMo - Whereof One Cannot Speak

It's June 18 but I have little to say for today's #AudioMo. I'll read Cheryl Misak's Frank Ramsay biography instead
18/06/20201 minute 29 seconds
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June 17 - #AudioMo - Time to Pay

For my #AudioMo for June 17 I've disinterred a fairly random note from over a year ago about time travel and jewel thefts. It came from a time when I travelled on trains.
17/06/20205 minutes 52 seconds
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June 16 - #AudioMo - Bloomsday and Holidays

In my #AudioMo for June 16 I'm reflecting on #Bloomsday and the summer to come, and wondering what will happen to holidays and travel in 2020 - and what this means for those of us who are used to the summer being a slow time in the office.
16/06/20204 minutes 58 seconds
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June 15- #AudioMo - Made With Intent

It's June 15 and a change of topic for me in #AudioMo - away from space, and into time as I reflect on the small object that sits on my desk and keeps me company as I write.
15/06/20207 minutes 3 seconds
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June 14 - #AudioMo - Being there

Heading into #AudioMo for June 14 and I'm picking up on the extended conversation about presence and space in our blended world, with @katesparkle to @Omaniblog @willsh & @diva_diplomatic - but this time from the beach
14/06/202011 minutes 44 seconds
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June 12 - #AudioMo - Reclaiming Public Space

In my #AudioMo for June 13 I reflect on the ways we can reconfigure public space as we adapt to Covid-19, and how we need those who own private space to adapt.
13/06/20205 minutes 41 seconds
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June 12 - #AudioMo - No More Commuting

My AudioMo contribution for June 12 is a reflection on commuting - or its absence. And a realisation that it'll never go back to the way it was before.
12/06/202013 minutes 7 seconds
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June 11 - #AudioMo - Toppling Networks

My #AudioMo post for June 11 is a meditation on how hard it can seem to change systems.
11/06/20207 minutes 55 seconds
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June 10 - #AudioMo - Ecological Debt

Here's my #AudioMo for June 10. I wrote a thing and recorded it for @marcusromer's ShedX and so I'm playing the first part of it here and you can listen to the rest via Marcus The text The ShedX version
10/06/20203 minutes 39 seconds
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June 9 - AudioMo - Why Context Matters

Day 9 of #AudioMo and I've been on air for @digitalplanet - and I'm reflecting on the importance of context and location, and how to make a space feel different when we many of us are spending so much time in one location.
09/06/20207 minutes 40 seconds
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June 8 - AudioMo - On Reflection

On Day 8 of #AudioMo things are a bit pressured as it's a long work day, but I have the Reflection app to keep me calm, with generative ambient music and imagery courtesy of Peter Chilvers and Brian Eno. Stay safe.
08/06/20203 minutes 15 seconds
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June 7 - AudioMo - Working Through the Lockdown

The weft of our daily lives has been unwound for many of us since SARS-COV-2 found its human hosts. Do we take this opportunity to rethink the warp, too, or are we content to weave the fabric on the same pattern.
07/06/202010 minutes 47 seconds
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June 6 - AudioMo - Reading Frank Ramsay

For today's #AudioMo I'm reflecting on a new book I'm reading, Cheryl Misak's life of the philosopher Frank Ramsay, and why deep reading matters in these turbulent times.
06/06/20209 minutes 46 seconds
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AudioMo - June 5 - A public centric internet

Day Five of #AudioMo, back on the boat. Another day, another recording, this one is less good quality audio but I hope the ideas are sound as I reflect on the nature of the network we all rely on. 
05/06/20205 minutes 58 seconds
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June 4 - AudioMo - Coffee on Mill Road

Day Four of #AudioMo and I'm outside Relevant Record Cafe on Mill Road with a coffee and a sandwich talking about masks and plugging the new book @GearsForQueers which you *should* read!
04/06/20205 minutes 21 seconds
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June 3 - AudioMo - Social Capital

Day three of #AudioMo and I'm reflecting on the difficulties facing people at the start of their careers in a 'socially distanced' world.
03/06/20208 minutes 47 seconds
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#AudioMo - remembering the Pixel Palace

Today's #AudioMo recording finds me on the roof of a boat thinking about cinema and remembering the Pixel Palace at Tyneside Cinema in 2008. As I was recording this Mark Cosgrove (@msc45) was posting his excellent meditation on the same topic - so listen to me, read him, and rethink cinema
02/06/202010 minutes 25 seconds
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June 1: Watering the garden

It's early morning and I'm watering the garden and squashing cans
01/06/20204 minutes 13 seconds
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Just before #AudioMo

#AudioMo is a month long audio challenge created by @ernmander that takes part in June. Record an audio a day, tweet the link using #AudioMo. I'm in
31/05/20201 minute 19 seconds
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Councillor Katie Thornburrow Statement on Accordia Development

This is a recording of Katie's planned remarks relating to the planning application 
06/03/201921 minutes 19 seconds
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Virtual Reality and Real Relationships

At the closing party for the 2017 Encounters Film Festival in Bristol, Catherine Allen and Bill Thompson discuss Second Date, Nairobi Berries and Blind Vaysha, all screened as part of the Immersive Encounters strand.
25/09/201711 minutes 50 seconds
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Daily Preview Podcast - 21/9/10

A look ahead at the evening's festivities here at the Cambridge Film Festival
21/09/20105 minutes 13 seconds
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Daily Preview - 20/9/10

A preview of all the goings on today the Cambridge Film Festival
20/09/20105 minutes 42 seconds
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Breaking News Update

A pair of breaking news items ahead of the main Daily Podcast later on today.
20/09/20101 minute 31 seconds
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Daily Preview - 19/9/10

A preview of all the day's events for the 4th day of the Festival, Sunday 19th September.
19/09/20105 minutes 48 seconds
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Daily Preview 18/9/10

A look ahead to all the happenings of the Cambridge Film Festival on Saturday 18th September.
18/09/20107 minutes 59 seconds
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Daily Preview 17/9/10

A podcast previewing all the films at the Cambridge Film Festival for the evening of the 17th of September.
17/09/20104 minutes 3 seconds
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Daily Preview 16/9/10

A preview of the first day of the 30th Cambridge Film Festival
16/09/20104 minutes 51 seconds
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Closing weekend highlights

Highlights of the final weekend and the festival
26/09/20094 minutes 32 seconds
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Second Chance Screenings in the Cambridge Drama Centre

We're pleased to announce that a number of Festival films will be screened at an extra Festival venue over the next two days - the Cambridge Drama Centre on Covent Garden (the one off Mill Road in Cambridge)
24/09/20091 minute 58 seconds
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Science on screen special

The Cambridge film festival presents a special science on screen audio report.
24/09/200926 minutes 17 seconds
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Berlin Films Collection Q&A

The Q&A from the Berlin Films collection at the Cambridge Film Festival. Features the director of 'The Last Wash' - Ville Jankeri
23/09/20094 minutes 40 seconds
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Creation Q&A

The question and answer session from the film Creation.
23/09/20094 minutes 58 seconds
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23 September Podcast

An outline of todays events and screenings.
23/09/20093 minutes 20 seconds
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22 September podcast

Listings for this evening's programme at the arts picturehouse, Cambridge.
22/09/20093 minutes 32 seconds
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The Calling

A review of the film The Calling with highlights from the Q&A.
21/09/20098 minutes 39 seconds
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The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

A review and highlights of the Q&A from the film 'The First Day of the Rest of Your Life'.
21/09/20096 minutes 44 seconds
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September 21 Preview Podcast

A special look ahead at what's going on at the Festival on September 21
21/09/20091 minute 28 seconds
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A Secret Message

A preview podcast for September 19... or is it?
19/09/20091 minute 28 seconds
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September 19 preview

A preview of all the sights and sounds for the Festival for September 19 brought to you in an audio report.
19/09/20095 minutes 40 seconds
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Army of Crime Q&A Highlights

Highlights of the exclusive Q&A session with THE ARMY OF CRIME director Robert Guidiguian.
18/09/20096 minutes 43 seconds
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September 18 Preview

A preview of all the big goings-on for the second day of the 2009 Cambridge Film Festival.
18/09/20091 minute 26 seconds
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Tony Jones introduces Cambridge Film Festival

Festival director Tony Jones kicks off the 29th Cambridge Film Festival and introduces ARMY OF CRIME director Robert Guediguian.
17/09/20093 minutes 29 seconds
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CFF Live! - opening night

It's the opening night of the 29th Cambridge Film Festival and this podcast will tell you about some of the highlights and preview tomorrow's screenings.
17/09/20092 minutes 12 seconds
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CFF09 Preview Podcast

The 29th Festival is fast approaching and Matt, our online intern for this year's Festival, is here to bring you a special taster podcast so you know what to expect from the Festival this year.
27/08/20094 minutes 45 seconds
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Sunday 28th September-Finale

Lindsay Brand, Lucy Newman and Max Thompson brave the festival bar to gather some final thoughts and feelings from the 28th Cambridge film festival. Please be away that the following podcast may contain some moderate language.
28/09/200816 minutes 22 seconds
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Machinima - 'Play's the thing'

Lindsay Brand and Alex Fraiser explore the Machinima talks from the cambridge film festival, focusing particularly on game-based machinima from the 'Play's the thing' discussion.
28/09/200824 minutes 17 seconds
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Import/Export Q&A with Ulrich Seidl

We were delighted to welcome director Ulrich Seidl to the screening of Import/Export after which he took part in a Q&A. Both confrontational and compassionate, Seidl’s tale of migration and social borders weaves its way through contemporary Europe as it interrogates the political, cultural and economic forces which shape life here. Moving in diametrically opposed directions, the film traces two of its citizens’ peripatetic journeys toward a better life: nurse Olga leaves the poverty of the Ukraine for a new start in Austria, while unemployed Austrian Paul heads to the Ukraine in search of work and meaning.
25/09/200836 minutes 39 seconds
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Tilda Swinton at the Cambridge Film Festival

On Saturday September 20 noted actor Tilda Swinton came to Cambridge for the screening of JULIA, one of several films in this year's Festival with which she is associated.In this first extract from the Q&A session which followed the screening Tilda talks about JULIA and about the state of independent cinema in the UK.
21/09/200817 minutes 8 seconds
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EDEN: Q&A with Aidan Kelley

Set in a thriving town in the midlands of Ireland, EDEN tells the story of a week in the lives of Billy and Breda Farrell as they approach their 10th wedding anniversary. Breda is determined that the milestone will re-ignite the passion in their marriage. Billy’s got other plans. He’s become infatuated with the unobtainable Imelda Egan and has convinced himself that they will be lovers by the weekend. As the date draws closer, Billy's behaviour becomes more and more chaotic, while Breda's frustrations crystalise and find more mature, high-risk expression. EDEN is the screen adaptation of Eugene O'Brien's critically acclaimed, award-winning play of the same name, marking the second collaboration by director Declan Recks, Eugene O’Brien and RTÉ Television.We were delighted that lead actor Aidan Kelley was able to be present for the screening on Friday 19 September.  EDEN is screened again on Saturday 20 September.
19/09/200820 minutes 5 seconds
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Open for business

Festival Director Tony Jones introduces the 2008 Cambridge Film Festival, and namechecks Tilda Swinton, Peter Greenaway, Werner Herzog, Neil Brand and of course Emily Boldy.Followed by Walter Salles' introduction to his film LINHA DE PASSE.For more film festival news go to or subscribe to this podcast on iTunes - via
19/09/20087 minutes 31 seconds
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An open-air odyssey to open the Festival

The Festival kicked off with two open-air screenings of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY in front of the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, and we were there to talk to the audience and the organisers of this extraordinary event.Producer: Bill Thompson
16/09/20086 minutes 32 seconds
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Linha de Passe

Our opening night film is LINHA DE PASSE.Sao Paulo. 20 million inhabitants, 200 kilometres of traffic, 300,000 messengers on motorcycles. At the heart of one of the toughest, most chaotic cities in the world, four brothers try to reinvent themselves in different ways. With the backdrop of Brazil in a state of emergency, each one is looking for a way out… This effort from Walter Salles (THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES) and his frequent collaborator Daniela Thomas (MIDNIGHT) is a characteristically humane and intelligent work. Steadfast in its refusal to glamourise violence and the extremity of the environment which the film’s characters are forced to inhabit, LINHA DE PASSE exudes compassion, drama and insight.
10/09/20082 minutes 7 seconds
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Memories of World War Two

Jan Gilbert chats to local filmmaker Peter Harmer about the Cambridgeshire Film Consortium's recent World War Two reminiscence project which brought together primary school children and local care home residents.
30/07/20077 minutes 3 seconds
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"Rock, Paper, Scissors" Interview

Jan Gilbert talks to April Mullen and Tim Doiron, writers-producers-directors and stars of "Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser", the runaway cult hit of this year's CFF.
15/07/20078 minutes 1 second
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Neil Brand Interview

 Jan Gilbert interviews accompanist Neil Brand about his work and the films he is performing to at this year's Festival.
14/07/200711 minutes 16 seconds
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Interview with Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh's 'As You Like It' is one of the most popular films at this year's Festival. Here Jan Gilbert talks to the director about Shakespeare, Japan, and future projects.
08/07/20079 minutes 30 seconds
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Welcome to the 2007 Cambridge Film Festival

The 27th Cambridge Film Festival kicked off in grand style last night with a performance from Michael Nyman.  Bill Thompson was there to hear his accompaniment to Vertov and Vigo - and here he introduces this year's festival programme.
04/07/20075 minutes 43 seconds
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A brief conversation with John Naughton

Jan Gilbert talks to John Naughton, chair of the 'Future Space' session at the ENTER_ conference
28/04/20071 minute 46 seconds
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Sarah Evans from Wysing Arts

Jan Gilbert talks to  Sarah Evans
28/04/20071 minute 3 seconds
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Talking to Mark Dixon

Jan Gilbert talks to Mark Dixon, creator of the spectacular LED lightshow, Network, which illuminates Parker's Piece each night of the festival.
28/04/20075 minutes 12 seconds
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A conversation with Giles Lane from Proboscis
27/04/20072 minutes 28 seconds
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Talking to Sarah

Jan talks to Sarah Thompson about the festival
27/04/20071 minute 36 seconds
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What's in the tent?

George Evangelinos shows Jan around a dome...
27/04/20072 minutes 38 seconds
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Programme manager Chris Rogers

Jan Gilbert talks to programme manager Chris Rogers
27/04/20075 minutes 5 seconds
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Hearing from Philip Abraham

Jan talks to Philip Abraham
27/04/200746 seconds
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What ENTER_ is here for

Jan Gilbert talked to Alison Gibb, Marketing Manager for ENTER_UNKNOWN TERRITORIES.
27/04/20072 minutes
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ENTER_: another audience view

Gunter, a visitor to ENTER_, gives Jan his opinions.
26/04/20071 minute 18 seconds
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ENTER_: the audience view

We hear from Adam, a visitor to the domes on Parker's Piece in Cambridge.
26/04/20071 minute 56 seconds
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Blogging from ENTER_

Over the next few days we are going to be podcasting from the ENTER_UNKNOWN TERRITORIES festival and conference taking place here in Cambridge
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The Cambridge Film Trust

Introducing the Cambridge Festival Trust
27/01/200713 minutes 47 seconds