The Dark Room @ The Invisible Picture Palace

The Dark Room is a new way for feature-producers at all levels to develop independent audio projects in a supportive, friendly and professionally-led environment.


7.30pm – 9.30pm
Tuesday 31st July
Tuesday 7th August
Tuesday 14th August
Tuesday 21st August
Tuesday 28th August
Tuesday 4th September

Price: £10 per session/£8 concessions


Course Description

Whether you have reels of raw tape you want to get editing, a rough cut that needs a few more ears on it or just the seed of an idea you’ve never got round to developing, The Dark Room is a tutor-led weekly meeting group designed to help support and nurture independent projects and help you develop your skills.

It is also a great opportunity to meet other producers and exchange ideas and knowledge in a relaxed and friendly environment.

How it works

The group will consist of a maximum of 8 people – a mixture of students and professionals. Everyone is required to commit to a 6 session block, so that each set of participants can get to know each other and their work. Sessions are once a week and lasts 2 hours. Each participant should bring a specific programme idea or rough edit for development.

During these four weeks you will have the opportunity to:

1. Receive guidance and feedback from the professional tutor and from the group
2. Have your work-in-progress listened to and discussed by the group
3. Receive specific and tailored practical advice from the Tutor

The Tutor

The group is led by Nina Perry, an award-winning composer and radio producer who produces features for the BBC and internationally. She is also a university lecturer and tutor.

Course Prerequisites

The Dark Room is for creative radio and feature-making projects – it does not cover news or music programming – if in doubt, do get in touch.

Everyone must have access to their own recording and editing equipment and at least basic recording and editing skills.

If your programme is in the idea stage (i.e. you will not have done any recordings by the time the course starts) you must be able to commit to furthering the project during the four week course


The Dark Room will be held in the Invisible Picture Palace, In The Dark’s new radio record store,  in a Glasshouse!

The Wapping Project
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station
Wapping Wall


£10 per session (£8 student/unwaged)

Following your payment you will be sent an application form which must be filled out before the start of the course to help us to get a better idea of your needs before the sessions begin.


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