Carlisle Masterclass

Premier Inn Carlisle (M6 Jct 44), Parkhouse Road, Carlisle, CA3 0HR | Saturday 14th May


This year’s Masterclass, in conjunction with the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend took place in Carlisle. It started with a guided tour of the Big Weekend site in the morning by members of the BBC Live Events team, followed by a packed day of sessions hosted by Lynsey Hooper.

Delegate Audio Competition

Delegates were asked to record a 60 second clip or selection of clips which best conveyed the atmosphere of the weekend.

Winning Entry: Peter Nicholls

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Commended Entries: Christopher Ross, Aaron Rush, Christiana Vassilakas & Chelsea Dickenson

Flickr Photos


Time Session
08.00 Registration Opens
08.30 Depart for site tour
09.00 Tour of BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Site
10.00 Introduction – John Myers (The Radio Academy)
10.30 Getting Into Radio – Ally McCrae (BBC Introducing – Scotland) & Heather Davies (The Trevor Dann Company)
11.15 Morning coffee
11.30 An Audience With…Scott Mills (BBC Radio 1)
12.00 Fantasy Radio Show – Joe Harland (BBC Radio 1)
12.30 Lunch
13.15 52 hrs, £2.6m and One Broken Website – Sam Bailey (BBC Radio 1)
13.50 News Session – Justin Kings (Bauer Radio) & Rod McKenzie (BBC Radio 1)
14.30 Afternoon tea
14.45 I’m On Air…Now What? – Stu Smith (Metro Radio)
15.15 Top 10 Dos & Don’ts – John Simons (GMG Radio)
15.45 Q&A Round Up – John Myers (The Radio Academy) & Lynsey Hooper
16.00 Networking Session
16.30 Close (coach back to Radio 1 Big Weekend site)