Tell your story with the Listening Project

The Listening Project is looking for people to tell their story and help build a picture of thousands of lives to be preserved for future generations. The project is a partnership between BBC Radio 4, BBC local radio stations and the British Library, collecting conversations between friends, relatives and colleagues into a database archived by the British Library and broadcast on BBC radio.

Thousands of conversations have been collected so far, covering everything from Alzheimer’s to falling in love in the front seat of a Reliant Robin.

This could be an opportunity for you to talk about something you are passionate about for thousands to hear or to be remembered as a part of history. All you need to do is find someone you can have a conversation with about an interesting topic that means a lot to you.

Conversations normally last around 40 minutes with both people needing to be committed to the topic being discussed. You’ll be able to chat to somebody first and discuss possible questions and structure to help you get the most out of the time available.

Conversations for the project will be recorded at the Historic Dockyard between 13 and 17 September and they will be edited before being broadcast on BBC Radio Solent and possibly on BBC Radio 4. You can listen to some of the edited conversations on the BBC Radio website or you can listen to conversations in their entirety on the British Library website.

If you would like to be involved contact the Press and Media team by email at

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