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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1 May 2019
2019 Audience Award

The jury have voted – and the audience too! Congratulations to “Travelling in Africa” by Georgian Public Broadcasting! "This is amazing play! Come on Everybody, listen to it and you will get what I mean.” "I like story telling in this play and the whole history is interesting as well”

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1 March 2019
2019 NEWS - We're going paperless!

UK International Radio Drama Festival PRESS RELEASE 2019 UK Radio Drama Festival Goes Green The UK International Radio Drama Festival is the first major international radio drama festival to go paperless. Each year, we print, transport and recycle some 75000 sheets of paper, providing participants in the festival with access to English language translations of […]

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