Leona Fensome

Creative Director, Oral Historian, and Audio Producer in the United Kingdom

Leona Fensome

Creative Director, Oral Historian, and Audio Producer in the United Kingdom

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My aim is to reimagine community engagement with local and national history in an impactful way.

As an independent audio production company, I develop and produce audio projects that create radio programmes and podcasts from oral history archives and community stories.

Recent projects:
Editor on the Inkslingers Media co-production, supported by the Audio Content Fund, with community station, Erewash Sound and charity, Friends of Bennerley Viaduct. 'Iron to Iron Bike Ride' is a six-part radio documentary series, journeying the cycle route from Meldon Viaduct in Devon to Bennerley, and the community heritage of the UK's iron bridges

Producer on the Modus Arts oral history project 'Tape Letters', a six-part radio documentary series created through the Audio Content Fund: https://soundcloud.com/tapeletters and shortlisted for the Grassroots Production Award APAs 2022

Community heritage researcher and oral historian on A County Remembers, an exhibition exploring remembrance and WW1 memorials with Hertfordshire Archives and St Alban's Museum: https://bit.ly/3G3GVoH

Oral historian consultant on The Making of Black Britain, an oral history project capturing people who make up Britain today to learn how Black Britain emerged and reflect the changing landscape of the UK: https://themakingofblackbritain.org/

Oral historian on Communicating Connections oral history community heritage project, collecting stories of people who worked at the Marconi Company and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund: https://bit.ly/3G3GdYz

Producer and presenter on The High Street Life podcast, a six-part series looking at life as an independent retailer on the St Albans High Street sponsored by the BID, in partnership with Radio Verulam: https://www.stalbansbid.com/news-events/bid-podcasts/.

Over the last decade, I have worked in Australia and the UK:
•oral history production
•episode and series development for audio programmes
•BBC Radio 2 and 4 (magazine format) for Woman's Hour, The Media Show, Saturday Live and The Jeremy Vine Show
•community radio programming and management
•features journalism for women’s consumer magazines, music & entertainment websites

If you need to develop and design your audio project, oral history, podcast, or radio programme, let's connect.

  • Work
    • Inkslingers Media
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Communications (Honours)
    • Advanced Diploma in Business
    • Point Blank Music College