Exploring entwined histories and urban entanglements through the sounds of Londons local wildlife. Urban Dwellers is a monthly radio show on Resonance FM, played on the 4th Thursday of each month at 5pm and repeats the following Tuesday at 2.30pm.
Episode 1: Hoxton follows the sounds within the compost at Hoxton Gardens, the ravens and crows at Shoreditch Park and conversations with Holmes the pig. With thanks to Stephen Mason, the community gardener at Hoxton and the volunteers at Spitalfields Farm.
Episode 2: The Barbican and Cripplegate follows the hauntings of Cripplegate and its disappearance, the story behind one of the oldest trees in London and the sounds of Barbican’s cooing pigeons, water fountains and wildlife meadows.
Episode 3: Barbican Wildlife Garden explores the sounds of a small wildlife garden on a stormy Wednesday morning, with sounds from under the pond as droplets of rain hit the surface, frogs sheltering under a tree and pigeons and sparrows looking for worms as the storm brings them out of hiding. With thanks to the Barbican Wildlife Garden, Lizzie Prescott Price and all the wonderful volunteer gardeners.