BBC Sound Booth comes to Shetland Museum and Archives

Shetland Museum and Archives is pleased to be taking part in the BBC Listening Project Tour.

The BBC are asking people across the UK to share a significant conversation with a close friend or relative, to help build a unique picture of our lives today. Some of these conversations will be broadcast across BBC Radio. The conversations will be archived by the British Library, preserving them for future generations to hear. So far over 600 conversations have joined the British Library’s extraordinary collection of 6.5 million sounds, where they are available to everyone for research, enjoyment and inspiration.

The new Listening Project Booth is travelling the length and breadth of the UK, taking the project on the road for the first time. From Monday 13th to Thursday 16th July, the Listening Booth will be on Hay’s Dock at Shetland Museum and Archives. It will be open for people to come along and have that all important conversation with a loved one or a friend.

What you talk about is entirely up to you. The BBC will record it and send you a copy to keep. Simply come along to Shetland Museum and Archives between 10.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Wednesday (13th – 15th) or 10.00am to 4.00pm on Thursday 16th.

The Listening Project Booth was created as a result of an international search for the best design by the Royal Institute of British Architects. The winning design was by Jacob Lowe at JaK Studio. It was manufactured by Spectra Specialist Engineering and Coach Builders.

The Listening Project is broadcast every week on BBC Radio 4 and on BBC Local Radio, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Wales.

To listen to some of the conversations so far go to: bbc.co.uk/thelisteningproject or explore the British Library’s Sound Archive at bl.uk/listeningproject

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