WAF In Your Living Room

Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2020 will now take place as ‘WAF In Your Living Room’, an existing strand of the WAF programme that was introduced a couple of years ago as a provision for housebound audiences. This of course now includes us all, and it is from WAF’s longstanding commitment to champion artists and help make their work accessible to as many art-lovers as possible that the festival will continue. This year, your living room will become The Main Stage, and your sofa The Front Row!

Blackshaw’s entry to WAF In Your Living Room, is our catalogue of brilliant audio drama, and to you involved at home, we’re asking you to send in your own foley clips!

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Try your hand at foley!

Radio plays need sound effects, and we like ours to be home made (just like Mama used to make).  Do you want to try your hand at foley (creation of sound effects), and even have the chance for them to be featured in our upcoming live radio play?

It’s a perfect social distancing-friendly activity – just use household objects and your imagination.  You can get some hints and tips from this interview we did with our head foley artist, Andy.

We’re looking for:
– ship engine
– seagulls
– man falls overboard
– train chugging along
– serving breakfast
– water splashes against the side of a boat
– someone shoo-ing at displeased chickens
– someone is hit on the head and slumps on a table
– a puck being hit, ricocheting around the ship, smashing a drinking glass, striking a seagull, and splashing into the sea (advanced level!)


Send us your sound files, tell us how you made them, and send photos/videos (if you like), to blackshawtheatre@gmail.com or on twitter or instagram.