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Press Release: The Creative Isle Community Rail Partnership to Hold Listening Party for Launch of Innovative Binaural Podcast

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The Creative Isle Community Rail Partnership (CICRP) announces the launch of Above & Beyond, a new binaural concept podcast in partnership with Southeastern railway.

Exploring Thanet’s railway, the podcast takes a deep dive into the roles of Southeastern railway employees. Combining staff interviews with recordings of the station environment, on-train soundscapes and musical instruments to celebrate times when Southeastern employees have gone above and beyond for passengers, telling stories with warmth, personality and humanity.

Above & Beyond has been produced by Tom Adams with supporting musicians Lillian Henley and Dan Scott. The podcast is recorded in a unique way using binaural audio, a method of recording that reproduces the way humans naturally experience sound. This format is made to be listened to through headphones, making it an ideal companion for those seeking inspiration while travelling by Southeastern train.

Part of the ongoing Headphone Story podcast series, Above & Beyond has been commissioned by the CICRP and is available through all the usual podcast apps.

To launch Above & Beyond, the CICRP is holding a listening party in the historic booking hall at Margate station on Tuesday 9th July for press and project stakeholders at 11:30am with a live performance of the work, to be listened to through headphones. The performance is expected to last 25 minutes.


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To RSVP, and for other enquiries, please contact:

Joe Fenwick-Wilson

Press View with live performance: Tuesday 9 July, 11.00am.

Address: Margate Station, Station Approach, Margate CT9 5AD


About Tom Adams

Tom Adams is the Creative director of Headphone Story, an audio series which takes listeners on an immersive journey through curated soundscapes and expert storytelling. His background of live theatre and comedy inspires him to make warm, funny and poignant content.


About the Creative Isle Community Rail Partnership

The Creative Isle Community Rail Partnership is a collaboration between train operator Southeastern, Turner Contemporary and Thanet District Council. The partnership works to involve the local community in artist-led projects in and around the eight stations in Thanet.

Creative Isle Community Rail Partnership


About Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary is one of the UK’s leading art galleries. Founded to celebrate JMW Turner’s connection to Margate in 2001, the David Chipperfield designed gallery opened in 2011. Turner Contemporary’s work extends beyond showcasing world-class exhibitions to driving the social and economic regeneration of Margate and East Kent and transforming lives in one of the most deprived areas of the UK.

Since it opened, Turner Contemporary has welcomed over 4.1 million visits, put over £80 million back into the Kent economy, and connected with thousands of people from the local community through Turner Contemporary’s world-class programme.

Turner Contemporary


About Southeastern

Southeastern operates one of the busiest networks in the country, running the train service between London and Kent and parts of East Sussex, including the UK’s first domestic highspeed service.

It operates around 1,700 services a day, carrying more than 500,000 customers at 181 stations.

Southeastern is owned by SE Trains Ltd, a subsidiary of the Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort Limited.

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