At the heart of HappenedHere.com are 4-5 minute stories that transport you to another era, answering the wonderfully simple question: “I wonder what happened he...
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Burials, Bequests and Boundaries
In this special episode, recorded live in front of an audience at the Chalke Valley History Festival, Robbie Stamp introduces three stories from Britain's Anglo Saxon past:Friends Live on Earth - Winflaed’s Will - written and performed by Olivia BellThey Borrowed a Barrow - written and performed by Robbie StampBefore You Can Beat the Bounds, You Have to Read Them - introduced by historian Alex Langlands and performed by Olivia BellHosting duties by Viel Richardson, sound editing by Will Jacob.
Across the Centuries
This episode links events that happened in different eras; two actors perform Othello 100 years apart, two musical geniuses live next door, two centuries apart, and one murder leads to ghostly apparitions for over a century. Hosted by Neil Fleming: The Golden Earrings written by Milo Harries, performed by Stephen Fry [The Savoy Theatre, The Strand, and The Theatre Royal, Covent Garden]It’s the Messiah written by James Rampton, performed by Neil Fleming [40 South Moulton St and 25 Brook St, Mayfair] 193 Steps written by Robbie Stamp, performed by Kate Reid [Maiden Lane, The Stage Door of the Adelphi Theatre and Covent Garden Tube Station]
Heaven, Hell and Subterranean Homesick Blues
In this episode medieval monks try to make a heaven-sent garden, drugs drag a writer to hell, and Bob Dylan creates a now-iconic short film. Hosted by Kate ReidGardening for God, written by Sarah Fleming and performed by Kate Reid [Covent Garden]Tales of the Odious Opium Eater, written by Zak Ghazi-Torbati and performed by Stephen Fry [4 York Place, and around Covent Garden]The Anthem of the Counterculture, written by James Rampton and performed by Robbie Stamp [The Savoy Steps, near the Savoy Hotel, the Strand]
Inigo's Covent Garden
In this episode, travel back to the seventeenth century and meet master-builder Inigo Jones, who has been summoned for a meeting with the Earl of Bedford. Performed by Stephen Fry, hosted by Lulu Freeman and written by Hamish Roberts, this episode charts the conception of the Covent Garden piazza. How would YOU change London [Bedford House, Covent Garden, London]Walking in the Air [The streets of London]Space [Bedford House, Covent Garden, London]Sound editing by Jon Jardine.
In this week’s podcast, Dame Joanna Lumley introduces stories about punishment, prostitution and pugilism:Ritual Humiliation written by Joanna Clarke and performed by Lulu Freeman [Charing Cross, Central London]An Unlikely Purchase written by Sarah Fleming and performed by Olivia Bell [A Coffee House in Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, a Theatre in Lincoln’s Inn Field, and Holy Trinity Church, Wensley, Yorkshire]“The Celebrated Professor of the Fist” written by James Rampton and performed by Cassius Konneh [Moulsey Hurst in Surrey and Horse and Dolphin pub in Leicester Square]Sound editing by Jon Jardine
At the heart of HappenedHere.com are 4-5 minute stories that transport you to another era, answering the wonderfully simple question: “I wonder what happened here?”. We help you imagine “what happened here,” in this very location, on this very ground, to imagine in whose footsteps you might be treading, to be intrigued by people and their stories from the very recent to the very distant past.