Bella Hardy

is creating What News from the Valley

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Ear to the Wireless

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Thank you for joining this community of music and story lovers. Grab a beer from the fridge, close the curtains to the rain at your window, shut down the inbox, huddle around the radio, and escape to the valley to join me for What News!
  • Everything - a livestream of the show (40ish mins) once a month, video or audio download available after every show, blog posts, plans... and general bits and bobs.

In the Radio Theatre

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Pledge £10 or more, and join me in the Radio Theatre! The seats are plush red velvet, and there are mini binoculars behind each one.

Yes, this theatre is all in my mind, but I'm very happy to share it with you.
  • Everything - a livestream of the show (40ish mins) once a month, video or audio download available after every show, blog posts, plans... and general bits and bobs.

Station Executive

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Thank you for considering supporting me with £30 or more each month. Please help yourself to whichever corner office you like - the views of the hills are terrific. I'll make sure we always have fancy biscuits at the board meetings, and we'll have the best office Christmas parties.

No, you're right, there are no board meetings planned, and the offices are still somewhat in the imagination phase. But you are very welcome to step through the automatic doors of my imagination and ask for me at reception.
  • Everything - a livestream of the show (40ish mins) once a month, video or audio download available after every show, blog posts, plans... and general bits and bobs.

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About Bella Hardy

Hello

Thank you for investigating what I'm up to, and welcome to my new project! It’s a bit of a dream for me. I’m excited, nervous, and grateful to be sharing this with you. Here goes.

What News from the Valley
is a live, one-woman, forty(ish) minute show of songs and music and story, broadcast once a month from my home in the Peak District. The first show is Thursday 3rd June, 7pm BST! My kitchen is my imaginary radio theatre, and each month, I roll the cameras, and broadcast a livestream show which is only available to my patrons on Patreon. I perform songs from my repertoire of nine studio albums, and tell you the stories behind those songs. I read short stories and poems, and play new music. And at the end of each show, we get to interact and have a q&a - I tell you my news, you tell me yours! Each show remains available on my Patreon page, as a film and as an audio only podcast to listen to on the move if that's your thing - a catalogue of episodes to revisit whenever you like. 

And here’s why.


I believe in the power of stories. I believe that they help us to make sense of this complicated thing called life, or at least to try and make sense of it and to find companionship in the process. My music and my writing; they've always been my way of making sense, of connecting.

I believe in the sharing of music and stories, and the wellbeing that can bring. Around campfires, in concert halls, around dining tables, at bus stops… this sharing is universal for a reason. It’s at the core of what we are as people. And I really like people!

I sing, I play the fiddle, and I write songs, poems and stories.  My mind is full of the stories that have crossed my life, the people I have known, the paths that we have taken together. My mind is full of the stories I have learnt; the ballads, the old songs, the folklore. I am an anthology of story and song and melody. And I believe in the power of those stories and the magic of sharing them. If you have a love of story and music, if you love the old tales and the new, then I hope you will join me for What News from the Valley.

It’s a Patreon only show, because I need your support to continue and grow and develop - to pay for writing courses, to record and mix and master my music, to buy equipment, to look for publishers or self-release music and writing. Being an artist, making any kind of a record of your creations to share; it’s expensive. Your support is always felt, and always appreciated. Thank you! All the patron money from What New from the Valley will be spent on creative development and the production of new music and writing. And there’s both brewing! I can’t wait to share my plans with you.

All patrons, whatever level of patronage, receive exactly the same thing - everything! That’s the livestream show once a month, along with blog posts, thoughts from me as I plan each show, and ways to request songs. You can 

So much love to you for reading this! I hope to see you soon xx

www.BellaHardy.com
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 9 exclusive posts
2
Audio releases
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6
Writings

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