The remarkable story of the automatic record booth. Introduced in the 1930s, they allowed anyone at the end of a pier, at a railway station or in a department store to step up to the mic and record. Thousands of one-of-a-kind discs were produced and many still survive today, from joyous birthday greetings and spoken love letters, to wannabe Bob Dylan's strumming behind the booth's sliding-door.
Oral historian Alan Dein plays examples of unique audio that he’s discovered in the nation’s archives and from his personal collection.
Part of a Season of Sound, celebrating the Library’s sound archive. Audio installation supplied by Bowers & Wilkins.
19:1519:15Europe/LondonDon't Write, Make a RecordThe remarkable story of the automatic record booth. Introduced in the 1930s, they allowed anyone at the end of a pier, at a railway station or in a department store to step up to the mic and record.
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/02/27/dont-write-make-a-record-160988The British Library,96 Euston Road, London,London,London
How do modern day witches, druids and pagans find their place in the modern world, adapt (or not) their beliefs and maintain their networks in a world very different from the one in which their belief systems were founded?
From strange patterns of inheritance to real life genetic superheroes living amongst us, whose DNA provides them with resilience against serious illnesses, science writer and broadcaster Dr Kat Arney explains what we do and don't know about how our genes work.
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