Rugby Stories

Rugby Stories: ‘The final 30 minutes’

Phonic FM’s Rugby Stories

What’s the state of women’s rugby in our area? Will Rugby World Cup 2015 affect the future of the sport for women? Using the voices of a local player who represents the south-west; a member of Exeter Saracens under-13 side; a self- confessed “rugby mum”; a female referee; and the coach of Exeter Saracens women’s section, Phonic FM set out to answer the questions.

With help from Waitrose and Exeter Saracens women’s section, some interesting insights emerge about the strength of the sport and the enthusiasm it engenders.

This programme was was first broadcast as part of the ‘Exeter Talking’ programme on Friday 16 October 2015, on 106.8FM in Exeter and online at http://phonic.fm/.

Rugby Stories part 4: ‘#SeeMe #HearMe’

Phonic FM’s Rugby Stories

Phonic FM, supported by Exeter City Council, has commissioned four special ‘audio portraits’ to mark the city’s moment on the world stage.

In this programme, Encounter Theatre & Therapy (in association with CEDA) follows a group of people with learning disabilities as they participate in Exeter’s host city festivities.

This programme was was first broadcast on Thursday 15 October 2015, on 106.8FM in Exeter and online at http://phonic.fm/.

A full transcript will be added here shortly.

Rugby Stories part 3

Phonic FM’s Rugby Stories

Phonic FM, supported by Exeter City Council, has commissioned four special ‘audio portraits’ to mark the city’s moment on the world stage.

In this programme, Chris Mockridge and Greg Newman meet local rugby players and the behind-the-scenes characters who make the game happen.

This programme was was first broadcast on Thursday 8 October 2015, on 106.8FM in Exeter and online at http://phonic.fm/.

A full transcript will be added here shortly.

Rugby Stories part 2: ‘For Want of a Nail’

Phonic FM’s Rugby Stories

Phonic FM, supported by Exeter City Council, has commissioned four special ‘audio portraits’ to mark the city’s moment on the world stage.

In this programme, sound artist and music producer Neil Rose explores anticipation and preparation, comparing the rituals that competitors and spectators undertake before an important game.

This programme was was first broadcast on Monday 5 October 2015, on 106.8FM in Exeter and online at http://phonic.fm/.

A full transcript will be added here shortly.

Rugby Stories part 1: ‘Team Exeter’

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Phonic FM, supported by Exeter City Council, has commissioned four special ‘audio portraits’ to mark the city’s moment on the world stage.

In this programme, Alice Armstrong and Shelley Hodgson lead you on a sonic journey from the moors into Exeter, exploring team spirit and personal achievement.

This programme was was first broadcast on Monday 28 September 2015, on 106.8FM in Exeter and online at http://phonic.fm/.

A full transcript will be added here shortly.

Chris & Greg’s Rugby Stories gallery

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The All-Blacks corner at Newton Abbot RFC.

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Newton Abbot Rugby club Chairman. Interviewed by Chris and Greg for Rugby Stories.

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Test machine, University of Exeter sports department.

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3G training surface at the University of Exeter.

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University of Exeter groundsmen.

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The scrum machine at the University of Exeter.

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Before the match at Newton Abbot Rugby Club.

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Women’s rugby team training at Newton Abbot Rugby Club.

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Line marking at Newton Abbot Rugby Club.

Blink and you’d miss it…Days leading up to the diversity Flashmob

We went on some Phonic FM organised training with Exeter’s very own Sound Gallery based at the Phoenix – http://sound-gallery.net/

Our volunteer Cathy came along. We were all really impressed, the morning was just what we needed and we learnt about recording techniques and experimented with soundbite repetition in audacity. It was a great opportunity to consider our project ideas and plans, getting to talk them through with a sound master aka. Duncan. We had some time to consider the ways our audio portrait might reflect the ways our participants with learning disabilities experience sound, close up, filtering, balancing, total environments. Some of our musings might even make it into our final edit, we’ll have to wait and see.

With our creative sparks on a buzz, we complimented this mood with some fine coffee at Boston Tea Party, just around the corner. Soaking in the atmosphere on Queen Street, some passers by smiled at the fun we were having and we spent our break time considering the nature of Ethnographic Place and our place-making activities within the project.

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We sensed into the places we will be recording at and those we will be re-visiting (creative memory) in our audio processing workshop before we get to go…

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With our background planning rolling, we turned our focus back to the Flashmob event: Coming to Princesshay on 21st September between 13:45 and 14:15. http://encountertt.co.uk/events/current-events/pcpe-flashmob/

We then went to the Exeter Scrapstore to source our PCPE materials RED, YELLOW and BLUE:

Scrapstore Materials FLASHThen on to CEDA, Exeter for an inspiring rehearsal. We mostly stayed inside because of the rain and made plans for any weather eventualities on Monday. We will all be there whatever the weather and hope you can join us too.

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We’ll be back with some more Rugby Stories blog news after the FLASH. We can’t wait. We’re also looking forward to performing around the giant willow rugby ball in Princesshay…see you there #SeeMe #HearMe #RWCExeter2015

When is a ‘surprise event’ not a ‘surprise event’? When you promote it through social media!

…However, to get as many participants as we can to come along to our ‘surprise’ FlashMob Shivaree on 21st September, that is exactly what we are doing.

We’ve prepared the kit:

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We are making the final tweaks to our theme tune:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdBR4J8nxAo (obviously!), along with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-PP0aC3opA, and some other bits and bobs

…and are practising our moves, ready for the grand car-park rehearsal on the 14th.

Now we are ready to put the word out to the larger community so that we can bring as many people as possible together to celebrate the beautiful and diverse ways we incarnate on this planet.

The variety of human forms brings both challenges and opportunities. Thank you Rugby World Cup 2015 for giving us the momentum to bring a greater awareness to our city and thank you Phonic FM for giving us the fuel to feed this important conversation.

Let us know you are coming…

https://www.facebook.com/events/1640713759538082/

Share your thoughts and insights…

#SeeMe #HearMe