Created by composer and sound artist Sarah Llewellyn working with Helen Jackson.
During the time of COVID-19 this duo have been interviewing girls and women with a connection to Salford as well as exploring the library’s collection including Lancashire Women Against Pit Closures, Manchester & Salford Women’s Trades Council and activist Betty Tebbs. Their episode, in 3 parts, is a collage which weaves together these voices revealing some of the many stories, themes and inspiring women they’ve encountered along the way. They hope this may motivate you, the listener, to continue the conversation: what would YOU say?
PART 1: ‘She had a political impact on me, a caring impact and she gave me confidence’
PART 2: ‘Speaking Out is The Power’
PART 3: 'It only takes for us to sit and not speak to be colluding'
Introduced by Reece Williams
Additional production by Siân Roberts
Read the full programme credits and some additional background on the WCML website
Find out more about the Begin The World Over Again project
This episode is dedicated to Assia Shah, a truly inspirational woman whose words have contributed so much to this project.
We were deeply saddened and shocked to hear that Assia died suddenly on the 14 November 2020. Assia was active in politics and a strong family woman. Her career included work as a probation officer, a social worker, an educator, and lately as Muslim chaplain at Salford Royal Hospital.
Assia you inspire and encourage us to begin the world over again.