Ref NoBSUCA/LS/9/1/1
CollectionLinda Smith Collection
TitleWarren Lakin talks about Commonstage
Name of creatorSmith, Linda (1958-2006)
DateJuly 1983
Duration5 min. 30 sec.
Extent1 sound cassette (60 min.)
1 audio file Broadcast WAVE Format (BWF)
DescriptionA report from Warren Lakin [WL] for Radio Sheffield made in July 1983. WL talks about Common Stage, a newly formed collective of performers and promotors who aimed to present politically pertinant live theatre, music and other forms of entertainment in the Sheffield area; to set up regular new variety evenings at community centres, pubs, labour clubs, featuring local and national acts to raise funds for selected causes; harness the talents of local performers to form a musical theatre group to perform shows on topical local issues. WL talks about Commons Stage's first event, 'Celebration for Nicaragua' which coincides with the 4th Anniversary of the 1979 revolution; the benefit would take place at Sheffield University Students' Union. Mary Stead from the Sheffield Latin American Solidarity Front talks about events in Nicaragua and why benefits were being held for the country. WL names some of those performing including The Fabulous Dirt Sisters from Nottingham, Mele Antou [ph] (exiled Chilean musicians), Angela Brown, Total Takeover (a women's performance group from Sheffield), and Mark Miwurdz. [Cassette tape has dropout problems].
NotesLPCM wave 24 bit 48kHz. Cassette digitised using Denon Cassette Deck DN-790R, Roland Edirol UA-55, and Adobe Audition CC 2014.
CategoryAudio recordings
Access conditionsAvailable for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU. Access is available via digital listening copies. The University of Kent acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors in this recording and the rights of those not identified.
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