The Amplify Project Series 1 wrap-up

The hosts of The Amplify Project, Pauline Walker and Patricia Cumper, passionately believe that the Black British canon is fragmented and rarely recognised particularly in the UK. In this episode, they reflect on the first series of The Amplify Project in which they interviewed 10 esteemed Black British writers for the page, screen and stage.

A composite image of the presenters of The Amplify Project. Black, female artists both wearing headphones and grinning at each other on a Zoom call.

Wrapping up Series 1 of The Amplify Project co-hosts Patricia Cumper and Pauline Walker reflect on what they’ve learnt during the production and release of their first series of 10 podcasts during a pandemic.

They talk about the thrill of being cited in The Guardian as a cultural highlight by Adjoa Andoh, the joy of being trusted by their guests, how much they love finding out about their guest writers’ inspiration and processes, and their most memorable, inspiring and entertaining moments from the podcasts.

We have loved creating these podcasts. Series 2 is in the pipeline. The reading, researching and thinking continues. Please stay with us!

There is a Black British canon. We want people to understand the lives, the work, the craft of these people.

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