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6th UK International Radio Drama Festival

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Eastbridge Hospital of St Thomas the Martyr, Canterbury

25 High Street

Canterbury

CT1 2BD

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The UK’s only outward facing radio drama festival, offering the opportunity to celebrate radio drama in different languages

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The festival aims to bring diverse work from across the world, introducing a UK audience to the European tradition of radio drama often anchored in soundscape whilst celebrating our own more text based tradition. The festival provides a UK audience with the rare pleasure of listening to radio drama in other languages, supported by English language translations of the script. The festival also brings together work from national broadcasters with that of emerging independent producers and is proud that the major prizes have largely been awarded to this exciting but lesser known work.

Awards are made by a jury – membership of which is open to anyone who commits to listening to all the work across the week – and which always includes international producers who have travelled to the festival with their work. An audience award – unique in Europe, decided by popular vote and open to anyone anywhere in the world to vote – complements the jury award and usually goes to work which has not achieved a jury award. In 2020 we hope to be able to offer an award for the best work from a first time producer. This award will take the form of a bursary towards a new piece of work.

In 2019 we were the first major International Radio Drama Festival to go paperless, introducing the idea of using Kindles to read scripts instead of printing and shipping thousands of sheets of paper.

All listening sessions are FREE! Have a look at this year's venue.

For more information visit our website.

We look forward to meeting you in Canterbury :)

If you want to submit your radio drama to the festival, please read the regulations here.

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Eastbridge Hospital of St Thomas the Martyr, Canterbury

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CT1 2BD

United Kingdom

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