Oasis Project, RadioReverb & Melanie Manchot’s Twelve+ debuts this Sunday

Twelve+, the special project between artist Melanie Manchot, the community radio station, RadioReverb and the alcohol and substance misuse service, Brighton Oasis Project, will be aired for the first time this Sunday on RadioReverb (97.2FM, on DAB & online) at 1pm.

The project marks the end of Melanie Manchot’s major new art exhibition at the award-winning Towner gallery in Eastbourne.

Melanie Manchot, recording Twelve + (Radio), 2016
Melanie Manchot, recording Twelve + (Radio), 2016

Manchot collaborated with Brighton-based organisations RadioReverb and addiction treatment centre Brighton Oasis Project to produce Twelve+ (Radio), a 60-minute radio programme addressing addiction and recovery through music, literature and theatre, and the overlaps between therapy, acting and making art.
Constructed in four parts, Twelve+ (Radio) features a new drama based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale The Red Shoes. Manchot worked with seven children and five therapists from the Brighton Oasis Project to devise two scenes for the radio drama taking The Red Shoes as the starting point. 

Twelve+ (Radio) is broadcast at 1pm, Sunday 1 May 2016 and repeated each week at 1pm on 8, 15, 22 & 29 May 2016.