A little word in your ear…

Press Release: 02/05/2008

Winchester City Council has been blending the old with the new in the creation of its new podcast on ‘Art and Artefacts’.

The forthcoming exhibition at City Space is the subject of the latest free and downloadable audio file found at www.winchester.gov.uk/podcasts. The 10 minute feature includes interviews with four enthusiastic and very different members of the public about the favourite object that they’ve found, either using a metal detector or digging in their back garden.

Anyone with an interest in local history should visit the website to find out more. You can listen to it online or download the MP3 file to enjoy at your leisure.

Corporate Communications Manager Eleanor Hodge said: “Providing these podcasts on our website is cheap and easy but will hopefully enlighten more people about the range of services we offer.

“Exhibitions at City Space already pull in the crowds but hopefully this new media will encourage a younger, or more tech-savvy, audience to find out more.”

The first podcast on the website featured interviews with Mayor of Winchester Cllr Chris Pines and teenagers from Kings School who produced a programme for the Mayor’s Choice exhibition. Over the coming months a greater variety of subjects will be covered, and people will be able to sign-up to be notified of new additions.

Further Details:

‘Art and Artefacts - An exhibition of artwork by Alan Cracknell and finds from the Portable Antiquities Scheme’ - opens on Saturday 3rd May until 1st June.  Admission is free.

City Space is the exhibition gallery at Winchester Discovery Centre managed by Winchester City Council. For more information go to www3.hants.gov.uk/wdc/city-space

To find out about the Portable Antiquities Scheme visit www.finds.org.uk

For more information about Winchester Museums visit www.winchester.gov.uk/museums