Northern Voices with Georgia and Matthew
Squad grads Georgia Affonso and Matthew Ingram have been selected by the BBC as two of this year’s ten Northern Voices. Northern Voices is a scheme for exciting diverse writing talent based in the North of England. The group is made up of ten writers, who are halfway through a 12 month development programme, looking to expand their writing skills and break into writing for broadcast.
Over the course of a year, the BBC work with and support these ten writers, who participate in workshops and training on writing for radio, television, film and digital platforms. Monthly sessions are led by industry professionals from across the broadcast landscape and involve a mix of masterclasses, practical writing and pitching workshops, networking opportunities and the chance to discuss and share work. They also work on a spec’ script and receive script-editing support.