Armchair Adventures. A ‘Positive Podcast for 2021’.
We’ve been very busy, working with those fine people at Made by Mortals on their latest production – ‘Armchair Adventures’.
Made by Mortals latest project is run partnership with over-55s theatre group Hearts & Minds. Hearts and Minds create and perform original musical theatre for children.
But hey, wait a minute, what happens here, how can you make musical theatre during a national pandemic when we’re all in lockdown, I hear you ask?
A musical imagination podcast – that’s how!!!
This amazingly positive interactive podcast takes listeners on a journey of the imagination from their armchair inspired by older peoples’ passions, interests and experience. Armchair Adventures is for children, teachers, imaginative older people, carers and activity coordinators. It is designed to bring people together, combat loneliness and improve wellbeing – helping people stay happy and healthy.
“On an Armchair Adventure you can go anywhere you like, on an Armchair Adventure imaginations fly!”
We proud to have worked closely with the team at Made by Mortals to understand the requirements of what this project was about and to design the graphics and marketing elements for this podcast including a landing page on their shiny new website.
Also, a printed and digital download activity pack was produced for people who wanted help to to create their own armchair adventure. The activity pack included a branded mp3 player on the printed packs.
Optimistic, fun and inclusive graphics was the name of the game here and, although our role was fairly minor in this production – it’s great to have been involved in such a positive piece when things out there aren’t so cheery.
A member of the Hearts and Minds theatre having his own Armchair Adventure – production still
The Armchair Adventures podcast is on a roll, going from strength to strength. It has recently been named as a ‘Positive Podcast for 2021’ by Radio 4 on the Podcast Show.
This is what they said…
“Armchair Adventures is really important and a really great podcast to highlight. It’s podcasts like this that provide such an essential lifeline for people. It provides a sense of community and friendship and it’s only gonna continue to be a vital service.
What an extraordinary project to be able to appeal to young children and their great imaginations and also older people who are maybe more isolated. And at the same time, to be able to strike that tonal common ground between those two demographics is amazing. It’s really warm, it’s funny, it doesn’t take itself too seriously, it’s not cynical. It’s just a really really worthwhile project.”