Continuing the success of a locally created performance project, & our regular Place Podcast, we are running a regular series of interviews with a broad range of people from our community to discuss how they are coping  through the lockdown.

We want to look at creative ideas, strategies & methods of coping with boredom, stress, guilt & fear

If you want to share your experiences of how lockdown is continuing to change your daily lives, the ways you work, or how you and your family are responding to the situation please drop us an email podcast@theplacebedford.org.uk 

We really want to hear from as many people from across Bedford to capture a snapshot of life here in 2020. Please reach out!
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  • A Day In(doors): Nicola Power 28th July 2020
    In this episode of The Place Podcast, we talk to Nicola Power from the NHS and ELFT about obstacles the COVID-19 pandemic created for mental health services, and its impact on the individuals working on them.
  • Haste Theatre 30th June 2020
    In this episode of The Place Podcast, we come together from all over the country (and beyond!) to talk to the members of Haste Theatre about what brought them together, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them and their state of the art technical set-ups for livestreaming.
  • A Day In(doors): Bethany Bean 11th June 2020
    In this episode of The Place Podcast, we talk to Beth Bean about her experience of college being cancelled and her decision to do care work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Lamphouse Theatre 2nd June 2020
    In this episode of The Place Podcast, we talk to Becky and Tom from Lamphouse Theatre about the origins of the company, what they have been doing during the lockdown period and the technical difficulties that come with moving your projects to the digital world.
  • A Day In(doors): Dave Hodgson 12th May 2020
    In this episode of The Place Podcast, we talk to Bedford Mayor Dave Hodgson about the struggles, both personally and professionally, of the current public health crisis, as well as the positives that could come out of it.
  • A Day In(doors): Lissy Malt 9th April 2020
    In this episode of The Place Podcast, we talk to Lissy Malt, one of the team members at The Place, about the challenges of the current public health situation. We explore how it has affected what we do at The Place and how we do it in a very candid conversation.
  • If We've Never Been to the Moon & The Naughty Fox 4th March 2020
    In this episode of The Place Podcast, we talk with producer Hannah Farley-Hills about her shows ...If We've Never Been to the Moon? and The Naughty Fox, and discuss her experiences with starting a company and venturing on a tour as the first production.
  • Speaking Out and Fitting In 4th February 2020
    In this episode of The Place Podcast, we talk to Alice d’Lumiere about their new show Speaking Out and Fitting In, as well as their journey as writer, artist and...aerialist!
  • GamePlay Weekend 3rd January 2020
    In this episode of The Place Podcast, we talk to Alex Levene about the GamePlay project and dive into the reasons why it exists, how it has changed over the years and what it's going to look like in 2020.