Corinium Radio needs you!

If you would like the opportunity to record your work for radio - tere are a nmber of opportunities on Corinium Radion in 2020 for you to consider...
The following dates are available for the first 3 months of 2020 and I hope you can find one that suits you. As usual, please let Rona Laycock know as soon as possible if you want to take part.
rona_laycock@yahoo.co.uk

Jan 16th, 23rd, 30th

Feb 6th, 13th, 20th

Mar 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 

Writers Room

We meet in the foyer of Cirencester Library, The Waterloo, Cirencester GL7 2PZ  at 11am on the day of recording.

The library is situated at the back of Bingham House and can be reached via the little alleyway that runs down the side of TSB in the market place. Once the alleyway opens out into a road you will find the library on the right.

Work that is to be read on community radio has to be acceptable to a wide range of listeners so we ask that there is no explicit violence or sex and not too much swearing - certainly not the stronger swear words.

I will chat to you about what inspires you or what sort of writing you like to do etc.  If you have a website or have published a book you can publicise that as well. The programme is approximately 26 minutes long so we have plenty of time for readings as well as the interview.

The sessions are recorded so that any mistakes we make can be edited out.  If you make a mistake just stop and go back a couple of sentences and the programme producer will sort it all out during the editing.

The programme is now available to be sent out as an audio file via email so you don’t have to wait until it is broadcast to hear your performance!

It also features on the ‘Listen Again’ page of Corinium Radio’s website.


Call for writers / Corinium Radio Writers' Room

Dates available for recording in the Writers’ Room in August, September, October 2019.

Please let me know if and when you would like to come in.

Dates fill up very quickly so the sooner you can let me know your preference the better.

August 1st. 8th, 22nd, 29th.

September 12th, 19th, 26th.

October 3rd, 10th, 31st.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Rona Laycock

Writers Room

General Information

The studio has moved; please do not enter via Bingham House anymore.

We meet in the foyer of Cirencester Library, The Waterloo, Cirencester GL7 2PZ  at 11am on the day of recording.

The library is situated at the back of Bingham House and can be reached via the little alleyway that runs down the side of TSB in the market place. Once the alleyway opens out into a road you will find the library on the right.

Work that is to be read on the radio has to be acceptable to a wide range of listeners so we ask that there is no explicit violence or sex and not too much swearing - certainly not the stronger swear words.

I will chat to you about what inspires you or what sort of writing you like to do etc.  If you have a website or have published a book you can publicise that as well. The programme is approximately 26 minutes long so we have plenty of time for readings as well as the interview.

The sessions are recorded so that any mistakes we make can be edited out.  If you make a mistake just stop and go back a couple of sentences and the programme producer will sort it all out during the editing.

The programme is now available to be sent out as an audio file via email so you don’t have to wait until it is broadcast to hear your performance!

It also features on the ‘Listen Again’ page of Corinium Radio’s website.


BBC RADIO GWN Competition launch

Please follow the link to hear the Radio launch of our 2019 Competition
GWN Chair Kathryn Alderman and Prose Judge Amanda Reynolds join Dominic Cotter of BBC Radio Gloucestershire.
You can hear about GWN and what this years judges are looking for  ;)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p071zj4m (interview at 1:16:10 to 1:40:00)
Photo - Radio Presenter Dominic Cotter and Amanda Reynolds.

New plays on Corinium Radio...

Two plays, written and performed by members of Cirencester Somewhere Else Writers Group have recently been broadcast on

Corinium Radio.co.uk

They are both available on Listen Again - look for Somewhere Else Writers....

  1. Bloodlines by Tina Baker:  A comedy drama. A couple move into an old house with a “curious and dark” past.

2. A Death in Flanders by Frank McMahon: a drama about the last two years in the life of William Tyndale.  Born in Gloucestershire, Tyndale was ordained a priest, became a formidable scholar and translated much of the Bible into English. For that, he was convicted of heresy.


Interview with Rona Laycock on Corinium Radio 22 April 2018

Clare Finnimore and Gill Garrett interview Rona Laycock about her writing life and influences. The programme, ‘In Focus’, is available below, on the Corinium Radio website and here.