Radio / Music


February 2020
Newly released EP titled: 'FINS, WINGS, AND OTHER THINGS' by Diana Moore is available now. It comprises of Music, Song, Dance, Poetry and Spoken Word.  Available on major music platforms including: Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, Google Play, YouTube and other platforms. 
Photo by Chris Bearman

The tracks are:  Flamingo Calypso   Is There Still Life with a Lobster and Turkey?   Pan and His Pipes   I've Got the Silver-Finned Blues,  all of which are featured in the book Objects in the Ashmolean, An Art and Poetry Resource by Diana Moore.
One of the pieces has an accompanyng video titled:  'I've Got The Silver- Finned Blues' -  this piece is inspired by a beautiful painting by Bicci di Lorenzo called St Nicholas of Bari Banishing the Storm.
You will find it in the Ashmolean Museum Gallery 42 Early Italian Art.  See link and information below.

Link to YouTube video:  I've Got the Silver-Finned Blues by Diana Moore

Link to Ashmolean Museum information:

BBC Radio Oxford and National Radio

BBC Radio Oxford
'The Oxpert'
with Adam Ball -  June 2019
An interview with Adam to talk about how I bring art and objects to life at the Ashmolean Museum using poetry, song and script.  Next poetry tour is on Saturday 29th June, starting at 2:30 p.m.

Radio Oxford Interview
I had a live interview with Sybil Ruscoe who was very taken with my book A FISHY COAT TALE AND OTHER POEMS, likening it to a book of modern day nursery rhymes.  It is good to know that both adults and children can enjoy the book. Sybil enjoyed Molly the Dog and the humour of the dog's reply - this poem was written as a 'get well' greeting for a local collie dog whose walkies were curtailed when she had a sore paw.  My son Nicholas, graphic designer and illustrator, came on air to talk about his favourite illustration, 'Horsewife' - a cartoon style horse wearing an apron and holding a tray of flapjacks.  With so many cookery programmes on TV right now, 'Horsewife' (aka Hilary Horsewife) is very contemporary doing her own version of a 'Bake Off'.  Mmm! Lovely flapjacks...!

I read several of the poems on air and added animal voices, so that, when the presenter chose 'Mary Had A Mobile Phone', I included a short burst (just a few baaaaaas) of the jazz number 'Tequila' for the singing and dancing baaaaa lambs which added a playful note.  A favourite in schools is the lively 'La Bambaaaaaaaa'!  It has the children getting up and dancing.  Part of the fun of the poems is that they can be taken off the page and acted out in many ways to suit children and adults.

My prize-winning poems and witty lines have been broadcast on local and national radio (BBC Oxford and BBC Radio 2).

A Fishy Coat Tale

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