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Lights Out Listening Group is a unique listening event that takes place in almost complete darkness. We have an open submission policy and we are now accepting works for inclusion in our next night on on Wednesday, 20th June. If you’d like to contribute something please get in touch or visit the About page for more details on how to submit work. We will be at our regular venue upstairs at the Old Hairdressers.

Deadline to be included in the programme: Saturday, 16th June.

Where: Old Hairdressers, Opposite Stereo Renfield Lane, Glasgow, G2 6PH

When: Wednesday, 20th June, 7.30pm.

To hear last month’s programme click here

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Don’t forget – Thursday 17th May is our next event at the Old Hairdressers. Things will get started at 7.30pm, everybody is welcome and it’s free! As always there will be a diverse programme of audio works for your listening pleasure and we also have our first app submission, Table Phonograph by Kirsty Stansfield – the app can be downloaded for free from here. If anyone who is intending to come along has an Android phone please download it so we can give it a try on the night.  Hope to see you there!

This may be of interest to some. We are intending to go along ourselves:

From Collection to Public Curation: Oral History in an Era of Multi-Media Authorship and Collaboration.

6pm, Tues 15 May in lecture room 3, 3rd floor McCance Bld, 16 Richmond St, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XQ

Digital media is encouraging oral historians to go beyond collection to consider the many ways that oral interviews can become a catalyst for public reflection, dialogue and political action. As a result, oral historians are increasingly authoring in multiple medias ranging from online digital stories to performance, from radio to audio tours or memoryscapes. Using the Montreal Life Stories project (www.lifestoriesmontreal.ca) as an example, the public talk will show that the conversation in collaborative projects is changing as a result of the new demands that we are placing on our interviewees and on our recordings. Thinking of oral history research as a curatorial process, rather than simply an act of collection, is therefore useful.
Professor Steven High, Canada Research Chair in Public History and  Director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, Montreal.