In the museum courtyard

Tuning into collections, amplifying stories, picking up memories, sharing through transmitting

Thanks to The Museum in The Park for hosting the Radiophonic Hut as hut-in-residence , and to all our hut visitors and audiences to the Test Transmission from The Edge of The World show – we had such a good time testing it out on you!

In September 2019, the hut landed in the museum courtyard as an exhibit and collecting recording station.  Over 2 weeks people enjoyed sitting in the hut where they could relax and listen to mixes of radio art, static fuzz and morse code, and snippets on the history of radio.  Some days were for interviewing, and I’ve collected a rich mixture of stories, memories and specific knowledge, which are being mixed into future transmissions. (watch this space for uploads)

This is part of our research and development of Miniature Museum / Radiophonic Hut. We are creating a process of working with collections, museums and their audiences. This is a continuation of the way we work as Miniature Museum in the creation of all our installations and activities.

Now by turning up at a location with the Radiophonic Hut we explore new ways to collect and feed back into the installation of the hut and every place we land.  With this we are working towards creating a miniature mobile museum on radio-related magic, that can be used for gathering on this, or any other theme.

Launching from the hut for the first time for Stroud Theatre Festival, were 3 performances by Jonny Fluffypunk of his show written bespoke for the hut and future touring: ‘Test Transmission From The Edge of The World’

And there’ll be more theatre, experiments with live ‘Radio Show’ and workshops to come…!  We’ll be back at The Museum in The Park to evolve this further, and appearing again in Stroud Theatre Festival later in 2020.


Many thanks to Arts Council England, The Museum In The Park , Stroud Festival and Stroud Theatre Festival for supporting these activities & this vital R&D towards a way of working with future partners, preparation for hut to take to the road and sounds to the airwaves!