Immediate Theatre

Hackney Social Audio

An intergenerational podcast celebrating art, heritage and the vibrancy of the diverse community of Hackney.

About Hackney Social Audio

HSA is a new monthly podcast, bringing different generations and communities together to talk, create and deepen understanding. The hour-long show will be released on the 1st of every month, and a bonus shorts selection will be live on the 15th of every month.

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If you have a story or an audio piece connected to Hackney, we’d love to hear from you! Or if you’d like to find out more and get involved with our production club or podcast courses, please get in touch:

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Latest Episode - 1st September

In this month’s episode we go on an intergenerational trip to the Science Museum and find out about Immediate Theatre’s Summer Youth Project. We have another intergenerational play from Theatre Exchange. And finally, we’re off to Small Festival.


Listen to our episodes from August!

In this month’s edition of Hackney Social Audio, we delve into Hackney’s past with Stoke Newington Historian, Amir Dotan. We sit down with former Mayor, Kenrick Hanson and visit Dalston Den for the opening of ‘This Is Us’ exhibition. And we hear two new radio plays, written by members of Immediate Theatre’s, Theatre Exchange.

For this month’s shorts selection, we have a piece about Norman Levinson and Shirley Mugraff who were evacuated from Hackney during the Second World War. A wonderful audio play from our Kingsmead Youth Theatre in response to Nine Night by Natasha Gordon. And Leo Dunlop’s extended interview with Amir Dotan - aka The Stoke Newington Historian.


Free Audio Training

Learn how to make podcasts with Hackney Social Audio!

Take part in our free 6-week course where you will learn how to plan, record and edit a podcast. The workshops are open to all, from ages 16 - 99! Develop a great new skill, and possibly get paid to make content for our show!

Current programme:

We are not currently running these sessions. Check back for future updates!