We want to pool together all areas of our work and do filming, photography and recording trips across the country and abroad.
Focusing around the radio stations that run the thirty minute episodes of ‘Going Wild with Wildlife’, our radio show. We will hunt out old disused railway lines nearby that once formed part of the thriving rail network.
We will explore how nature has and is reclaiming those old lines, interviewing people working along those routes to help protect nature, who need ours and your help to advance their work still further.
We believe The People’s Countryside Project offers an excellent opportunity to organisations in need of specialist volunteers, acting as a means of reaching out and locating said volunteers. This service comes at very little cost to the organisation and only serves to benefit them.
We will do live one hour and pre-recorded radio shows with guests who live, work in and enjoy the countryside locally in these areas and film episodes of the People’s Countryside with the same people whilst on location.
- We are currently working on getting funding for our next focus which is the Old Wycombe Railway that ran from Maidenhead to Princess Risborough, and on to Kennington Junction just outside Oxford.
- This will be produced in a series of films, radio shows and a photography project, starting with the first episode planned to be filmed in July 2018.
- We are also working on launching The Peoples Countryside Podcast, and taking that on the road as The Peoples Countryside Live And Unscripted.
Where will the following trips be?
LLandudno in North Wales, Oxfordshire, London, Worcestershire, Plymouth, Abergavenny in South Wales or Guernsey!
- Give nature a voice by raising awareness on its state and its need for resuscitation.
- Through interviews and filming their work, providing exposure for people working to improve this nature, enabling them to be linked with viewers and listeners who can assist with their needs in their work.
- Through this we can leave a lasting legacy by leaving interviewees with shareable materials to promote their work going forward.
- Promoting our connection with nature in order to aid mental, physical and emotional well-being.
- Encourage engagement for hospital radio listeners we aim to entertain and increase their well-being and their sense of belonging and connection to aid patient recovery.
- Gather material which can be re-purposed for the Talking Newspapers nationally which supports the blind (by promoting inclusiveness, information and entertainment)
- Document for historical accuracy the current state of nature, especially in photographic form so future generations of conservationists can make accurate decisions about how to protect nature going forward.