ALCS sponsors 2021 Audience Award

We are delighted that out audience award will be sponsored for the first time in 2021 by the Authors Licensing and Collection Society. The award follows an online vote by anyone who has had the opportunity to hear the festival entries. Voting opens at the conclusion of the listening sessions.     

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4 March 2021
Micro Drama Award

New for 2021; our first ever micro drama awards. During the mornings of the festival week, we invite producers, writers, directors and other creatives to come together to make new 20 second audio dramas “to wash your hands to”.  Collaborating across national and linguistic boundaries, we are looking forward to some brilliant new work. Go […]

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23 May 2020
The Speak Softly Shop

The Speak Softly Shop - our newly created international season of responses to the pandemic - is open in the Works section

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16 March 2020

We are sorry to have to announce that the festival will be postponed until the autumn and will not take place next week. Please get in touch if you have any questions or if we can help with travel cancellations. However, in this time of social and community isolation, audio drama will be a vitally […]

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12 March 2020
2020 Jury Chair Announced

We're delighted to announce that our jury chair for 2020 is Jack Klaff. Jack has worked in radio as an actor, presenter and writer for half a century. His radio roles have included Elgar, Wilde, Spode, Macbeth, Oberon, Byron, Jung, JFK, Neil Armstrong, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Sea Wolf and Quasimodo. Jack’s readings […]

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10 February 2020
Waiting for the 2020 Festival...

76 entries are a lot to go through... but we're almost done! While you wait for the programme to be announced, have a look at the 2019 Festival Report, or at the lovely map of countries that have entered this year's festival.

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