Whispers & Shouts

Whispers & Shouts was a collaborative project between Durham University and Skimstone Arts celebrating and exploring stories about equality, diversity, belonging and identity with staff and students at Durham University which was shared during a special radio broadcast via Skimstone Radio on Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 12.30pm.

Presented by our Artistic Director Claire Webster Saaremets and co-presenter Jason Arday from Durham University, the show featured stories, music, spoken word and poems inspired by staff and students who have shared their experiences of working or studying at the University.

Whispers & Shouts promoted a clear commitment to ensuring and demonstrating a positive culture that shouts about inclusion, acceptance and value, and also addresses whispers of uncertainty and disempowerment.

Whispers are also the dreams that eventually reality shouts out, as diversity thrives and is celebrated across the University community.

Listen to a podcast of Whispers & Shouts now.

"Thank you very much indeed for working in partnership with Durham University on the radio broadcast Whispers & Shouts. The work has been very warmly welcomed and is a key part of our work in shaping the culture of the University. The skill that you and members of your team brought to the work have been tremendous."
Professor Charlotte Clarke DSocSc PhD

"Thanks for leading on this once in a generation and lifetime opportunity .. an inspiring extraordinary project which has provided a voice, safe place and more importantly empowered ordinary people and minority groups within our university community... for our voices to be heard.. and contribute to this important issue for the benefit of our society, future generations and humanity."
Dr Liadi (Kola) Mudashiru (PhD, MBA) | Senior Regional Manager (Middle East & Africa)