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'Armchair Adventures' for Tameside Veterans

Tameside Armed Forces Veterans are invited to put their production skills to the test and share their stories with local primary school children by creating their own podcast.

Tameside Council and the Veterans Foundation have jointly funded this project to create a podcast episode about life in the Armed Forces.

The development session to produce the show is on Thursday 16 June at Guide Bridge Theatre, Audenshaw, from 10:30am -12:30pm and participants will receive a £25 shopping voucher for taking part.

Armchair Adventures is an award-winning Tameside-based podcast now in its third series from Made By Mortals, created for primary school children by adults from across the borough.

Production workshops started in lockdown to reduce isolation and since then the shows have reached almost 50,000 listeners. Episodes are co-produced and recorded by Made By Mortals Hearts and Minds Over 60s group. Alongside the core Hearts and Minds group, Made by Mortals produce Armchair Adventures podcasts on a variety of themes with different local communities.

Local veterans will then co-deliver workshops about the podcast to primary school children so they can share their stories.

Cllr Vincent Ricci, Tameside Council executive member for Armed Forces, said: “I’m delighted we’re working with Made by Mortals to produce another Armchair Adventures podcast with our former Armed Forces personnel. This is a great opportunity to develop a new set of skills and also connect with the next generation in our borough. I’m looking forward to hearing the finished podcast myself.”

To find out more about Armchair Adventures, or to take part in this episode, visit https://www.madebymortals.org/armchair-adventures/ or contact Admin@madebymortals.org.

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