The Dark Store: a new collaborative project

Ballad of GladnessMusic: Sarah Dew. Lyrics: Charlotte Oliver
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The Dark Store is an exciting new project between Sarah and writer Charlotte Oliver, also with Clare Shaw. It shines a spotlight on those who would not ordinarily have a chance to share their story: hidden workers from the 19th century up to the present day including the covid era.

'Ballad of Gladness' is a work-in-progress example of one of the songs that will form part of this hour long radio ballad. As part of a creative writing workshop with Clare Shaw,

Tracy White, member of USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) wrote a testimony detailing her working life during the pandemic. Charlotte Oliver then rearranged her text into song lyrics. Sarah then wrote, recorded and produced the song.

Vocals: Charlotte Oliver, Clare Shaw, Raven (Sally Lidgley, Jaye Lewis, Pat Edmond, Karen Chalmers, Nia Davison).

Music: Sarah Dew

Please contact Sarah for further information.