The Hatch Podcast
Brave New Words

Brave New Words

July 22, 2021

A selection of work written through Brave New Words - a programme of free creative writing workshops for young creatives in Doncaster exploring Roy’s idea of stepping into a new way of looking at the world, and ourselves in it, through writing. Although not solely focused on the pandemic, we discussed its effects and how our world might change on the other side. 

Supported by Doncaster Creates

Michael Smith by Morgan Westwood-Cooke

Michael Smith by Morgan Westwood-Cooke

May 17, 2021

A chance feature on the local news connects the dots a lonely schoolteacher has left out of place for years. A brilliant and illuminating study of how family trauma burrows deep and the ways we find to cope.

This radio play/monologue, written by Morgan Westwood-Cooke, and read by actress Stacey Sampson, shines a light on the strength and fragility of what makes us human, even when we feel incomplete.

The Young Word Up Podcast 2020

The Young Word Up Podcast 2020

November 5, 2020

The Youth Word Up, created by poet and activist Benjamin Zephaniah, celebrates its 8th year in 2020 with a lockdown podcast!

Please note topics include those relating to mental health issues and experiences of being in care.
This podcast is suitable for ages 13+  | See below for track listing.

Hosted by Dominic Heslop aka The One Devotion
Contributing young writers: Rhia J, Jake E, Belinda, Fatema, Ellysha, Cleo, Stevo Brooks, Sara R, Rebecca O, Ary H, Eamie H, Layla Ayub, Erin Memmott, Niamh Broomhill & Frankie Donaghy-Roering

Full track listings and thanks here

Young, Gifted & Black - a showcase of young female poets of African Heritage

Young, Gifted & Black - a showcase of young female poets of African Heritage

October 29, 2020

In collaboration with REMA, to celebrate Black History Month, we’ve a real treat for you! The Young, Gifted & Black podcast showcases the voices of up and coming local young poets of African heritage: Taina Maneus, Verta Lune, Warda Yassin, Danae Wellington and Sile Sibanda.

You can find the tracklisting and more information here

BIRDLIFE - A Poetry Project

BIRDLIFE - A Poetry Project

October 2, 2020

We’re flapping our wings with excitement right now, to bring you….Birdlife – a truly captivating poetry podcast project that saw a flock of talented young poets explore the boundless life of birds in a set of commissioned poems.

Find out more about the project here
List of poems/poets

Dave the Dunnock
Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith (4:40)

Love Me, Fight Me (a little tanka)
Lydia Allison (12:10)

Robin
Maia Brown (17:20)

When blackbird calls sound like wolf whistles
Ciah White (20:00)

Owl
Luke Worthy (30:45)

King of Birds (The Wren)
Vicky Morris (34:35)

Goldfinch
Georgie Woodhead (41:20)

Seeking Goldfinch
Lydia Allison (44:15)

Bird Tour with Jim
Lydia Allison (46:35)

With special thanks to:
Jim Clarke – Ornithologist
Alistair McGregor – Sound production Specialist & co-director of Hybrid3
Vicky Morris – Poet & Facilitator

Hive reading at Sheaf Poetry Festival 2019

Hive reading at Sheaf Poetry Festival 2019

September 24, 2020

Readsing from: Sundus Yassin, Lauren Green (and reading Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith), Luke Worthy, Ciah White, Louisa Rhodes, Sile Sibanda, Georgie Woodhead & Danae Wellington - thanks to Suzannah Evans and Sheaf Poetry Festival 

Georgie Woodhead reads her Foyle award winning poem on The Verb with Ian McMillan

Georgie Woodhead reads her Foyle award winning poem on The Verb with Ian McMillan

September 24, 2020

Georgie Woodhead reads her Foyle winning poem 'When my uncle stood on the edge of the office block roof' on The Verb with Yorkshire’s very own Ian McMillan. With thanks to The Poetry Society for all you do to support and encourage poets of all ages! 

An interview with novelist & short story writer Desiree Reynolds

An interview with novelist & short story writer Desiree Reynolds

September 24, 2020

Barnsley Young Writer Emily Kirk interviews novelist & short story writer Desiree Reynolds

Erik Ruder  - Trophies (Poem)

Erik Ruder - Trophies (Poem)

September 24, 2020

Erik Ruder of Sheffield Young Writers reads Trophies (Poem)

Poems from Ciah White

Poems from Ciah White

September 24, 2020

Poems from Ciah White (Doncaster Young Writers)

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