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Aims and Objectives

> To provide and encourage quality and affordable training in radio skills.

> To promote skills sharing across the independent production sector

> To encourage new entrants to the independent production sector.

> To encourage networking, collaboration and partnership across the sector.

> To promote dIversity in programme making, and production.

> To be accessible to indie staff, freelance, and BBC and commercial radio staff.

Jane Garvey portraitPresented by Jane Garvey

Wednesday 7th March 6.45pm

One of the biggest news stories of the year has been how women at the top end of broadcasting have found they are being paid less than their male colleagues. Add to this the impact of high profile sexual behaviour cases, and the #metoo movement, and some feel there’s something of a revolution going on.

  • But what are the standards that should be acceptable?
  • And how can women in the radio and audio industry make sure they don’t still end up “with the fuzzy end of the lollipop” when it comes to pay, basic rights and career advancement?
  • And how can men and women in our industry help to create a fair work environment for all?

For this special RIGtrain masterclass, award-winning broadcaster and member of the Radio Academy Hall of Fame, Jane Garvey, is our host as we hear from experts in law, HR, negotiation, freelance survival and from those who have successfully asserted their creativity in the audio world by doing things differently. Speakers to be announced.

Producers: Sue Clark and Husain Husaini

When: Wednesday March 7th 2018 at 6.45 pm
Where: University Women’s Club, 2 Audley Square, London, W1K 1DB
Cost: £10 + VAT

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We start our 2018 series of RIGtrain masterclasses with a series of quick-fire sessions with some of the winners from last year’s Audio Production Awards, sponsored by Audible.  Expect a host of winning tips on making the best audio in the business.  Among those already signed up are Ed Morrish (Lemn Sissay’s Origin Stories), Lance Dann (Blood Culture podcast) and Eva Krysiak (Everyone Else podcast). There’ll be a chance to mingle and natter, and drinks and nibbles are included.

When: Wednesday January 24th 6.30 pm
Where:  01zero-one, Hopkins street, London W1F 0HS
Cost: £5 + VAT

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recording beekeepersAll the gear, but no idea?  The range of microphones, recorders, headphones, editing and line recording systems available for radio professionals is bewildering.

For this masterclass, RIGtrain presents a ready-reckoner guide to what’s out there, what you actually need, and how to get the best out of what you’ve got when you’ve got it.  

We’ve invited a range of speakers, and there’ll also be an opportunity to bring your own kit for a quick once over at the RIGtrain tech desk.


Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017
Time : 19:00 - 21:30
Venue: 01zero-one, Hopkins St, Soho, London W1F 0HS
Ticket price: £5 – includes drink and finger buffet



In association with our friends at the British Podcast Awards, RIGtrain presents a masterclass featuring the very best in the business - award winners, podcast insiders, and distribution gurus.flyer

Our last event on the subject, was provocatively titled “How to Become a Podcast Millionaire”. Two years on, the podcast sector has exploded, with new ways of monetising content, and some podcasters are starting to prove that it just might be done. Our host is Alix Fox, presenter of The Guardian’s Close Encounters podcast, reigning “Sex Educator of the Year”, and X-rated agony aunt on The Modern Mann.

* Speakers Revealed! *

Benjamin Partridge is a comedy writer, performer, producer and podcaster. His podcast, The Beef and Dairy Network’, is the “number one podcast for those involved or just interested in the production of beef animals and dairy herds”. He has written and produced for a number of BBC radio comedy programmes, and is the proud owner of 2 British Podcast Awards, including a gold for best comedy podcast.

Martin Zaltz Austwick has been making podcasts for almost a decade. He is one third of Answer Me This!’, as well as ‘Brain Train’ and ‘Global Lab’. Martin is the co-creator of ‘Song by Song’, and along with Sam Pay is discussing the entire Tom Waits discography “episode by episode, song by song”. It won the award for Best Review at the British Podcast Awards.

Ryan Dilley is a BBC veteran with credits on BBC Radio 4’s PM and BBC Two’s ‘Newsnight’. Since October 2016, he has run the UK office of Panoply – a US podcasting network owned by Slate which features such shows as ‘Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History', ‘You Must Remember This’, ‘The History Chicks’ and others. Ryan was also a Judge for the 2017 British Podcast Awards.

Husband and wife podcasters Dave Corkery and Cathy Cullen produce The Cinemile’ in which they “over-analyse movies on their short walk home from the cinema”, so they decided to start recording it. The Cinemile has been featured in the Guardian, the Observer, and they are winners of the gold award for Best New Podcast at the British Podcast Awards.


Date: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Time : 18:00 - 21:00
Venue: 01zero-one, Hopkins St, Soho, London W1F 0HS
Ticket price: £5 – includes drink and finger buffet

BOOK NOW AT …… fully booked, waiting list enabled


(this is the original listing, archived for reference purposes only)

RIGtrain has joined up with The VoiceOver Network for this special Audio Drama Masterclass with a distinctly Science Fiction feel. The venue is the Century Members Club on Shaftesbury Avenue, in the heart of London.

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Andrew Mark Sewell (award winning independent film-maker who now produces dramatic, widescreen audio stories. His most recent project is the Dan Dare audio adventures, based on the popular Eagle comic strips of the 1950s), Nicholas Briggs (Actor, Director and Producer, well known voice of Daleks and Sherlock Homes in the Audio Series), Richard Kurti (award-winning writer who recently adapted Ray Bradbury’s collection of stories The Martian Chronicles, and dramatised Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book for Audible).


  • Date: Friday 24th February 2017
  • Time : 18:00 - 23:00 (talk will be 19:00-21:00)
  • Venue: Century club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Ave, Westminster, London W1D 6LQ - MAP
  • What's included: 1 drink and some nibbles
  • Ticket price: RIGtrain price is £5 - BOOK NOW AT

Capacity: sorry fully booked - but you can still join the waiting list