Welcome to the world of spoken word: drama, poetry, short stories, book extracts, podcasts & much more. This is writer Rachel Cochrane’s labour of love for quality & inspiring entertainment from England’s shores for discerning listeners around the world.
listenupnorth.com was set up by Rachel as a platform for her own and other writers’ work. Most of our content is free & you can listen to it online or download & enjoy later at your leisure.
We have just launched our national writing competition as part of Emily Inspires! programme to commemorate 100 years since Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison's died under the King's racehorse at Epsom Derby whilst protesting about 'Votes for Women'. Emily was a daughter of Northumberland & is buried in St Mary's churchyard, Morpeth. We look forward to your entries!
Latest content from listenupnorth.com
With the recent International Women's Day & Mother's Day, we pay tribute to those all important females - our mothers. In our latest newsletter you'll find links to beautiful content, 4 poems & a short story. Why not share it? Click onto Pearls for Mother
After the latest success of BBC's Hebburn, we are thrilled to bring you Pissin' Down a monologue performed by the wonderful Pat Dunn who plays Granny Dot. Written by NE writer Jen Brown as part of the Live Theatre's Underwriter's Project.
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To commemorate 150 years since the Hartley Pit Disaster, Northern Voices Community Projects have produced Still the Sea Rolls On - The Hartley Pit Calamity of 1862.
From this book, listenupnorth.com has uploaded a selection of poetry for you to hear which we recorded at the historic Mining Institute, Newcastle. There will be more in the weeks to come. See The Hartley Pit Disaster - Remembered in Poetry
It's a real privilege for listenupnorth.com to introduce the talent of Drew & Dave, gifted writers who have developed some inspired work under Creative Progression, the Helix Arts project for homeless people in collaboration with charity The Cyrenians.
The creative writing workshops were led by Andy Willoughby & listenupnorth.com contributor Bob Beagrie. and the content here recorded by listenupnorth.com at The Cyrenians hostel Virginia House You can listen to the Drew & Dave's work by clicking onto the links at the bottom right of the Helix Arts page.
HOT FLUSH OR HOT DATE?
Celia is Housewife 49ish, devoted housewife & mother & stalwart of the village Greenhouse & Garden Society where she has taken quite a shine to a bald horticulturalist, Simon. Of course their mutual interest in each other is quite innocent. But it doesn's do any harm to look one's best does it?