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'If you're Polish, Come Into The Parlour' 24.01.08

INISHOWEN'S community radio station ICRfm will air a new series of radio documentaries about the region's immigrant population.
The first of this four-part series will go out this Friday between 4pm and 5pm on the station's magazine programme 'Talktime'.
The series which includes the experiences of young foreign nationals attending Scoil Iosagain in Buncrana, has been created by the Verbal Arts Centre in Derry and is brought to air through ICRfm and the Sound & Vision funding scheme. The first episode is called ‘If you’re Polish, Come Into The Parlour'. Parts one and two explore the experiences of the Polish community here, Young immigrants attending Scoil Iosagain in Buncrana who took part in the documentaries.
while parts three and four look at the lives of Africans and other asylum seekers in the North West. Verbal Arts Centre executive director James Kerr said: “Through the Sound & Vision fund, the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI) has afforded us an excellent opportunity to create informative programmes and to forge valuable cross border links. BCI and ICRfm have also provided a platform to exhibit the work the centre does in radio production to a nationwide audience. We are looking forward to working with them again in the future.”
Meanwhile, the Verbal Arts Centre has also produced a two-part series, ‘This Woman’s Work’, charting the significant contribution of the manufacturing industry to the lives of women in the North West. A one-off feature entitled ‘Magnetic North: The Emerging Poets’ has also been produced, celebrating an anthology of poetry by 29 emerging poets from the North who have made their mark at the start of the 21st Century. ICRfm, based in Carndonagh, will again act as broadcast partner for these programmes. For more, please contact Claire McDermott at the Verbal Arts Centre on 048 7126 6946 or email her at claire.mcdermott@verbalartscentre.co.uk .
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