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Singing Saved My Life


Singing Saved My Life

Episode 1: Bethany


Singing Saved My life: Podcast series produced by Abigail Tripp, Trickle Productions for Waterloo Festival 2021

Singing Saved My Life is a series of uplifting five-minute podcasts for the Waterloo Festival. These real-life stories recorded remotely in lockdown show how singing has helped people return to hope after a period of despair, or in other words ‘respair’, the theme of this year’s festival.


“Singing has helped me through difficult times in my life and lockdown was no different. When it first happened, I didn’t think my community choir would carry on, so when Coin Street got in touch to say that the Community Singers were going online, I thought why not, let’s try it. At first it was a bit clunky, but as we all got used to it, we started to relax and enjoy it. Then in September I started an MA Radio at Goldsmiths and our first audio assignment was to produce a five-minute audio piece,
so of course I chose singing.” Producer Abigail Tripp.


Abigail set out to see if singing had helped save other people’s lives:


Bethany, classically trained singer and singing tutor, “What was once just a band aid, I just need to get better so I can sing, kinda thing, actually has been an underlying sustaining force the whole time.”