Persuit of Beauty; Slow Art for BBC Radio 4

Lindsey fell in love with the concept of Slow Art at University whilst reading Shakespeare’s Sonnets and that fascination with art and its ability to transcend time continues… In this special documentary for BBC Radio 4, Lindsey explores what added value the length of time of creation gives to an artistic idea. Does it make…

Radio 4 – Opening Night, Leeds

BBC Radio 4’s Opening Night come from a different regional centre each month. For the June episode Lindsey went back to her theatrical routes in Leeds to explore the role of women, both on and off stage. Lindsey went behind the scenes of the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s world premiere adaptation of the bestselling novel The Girl…

Lindsey hosts BBC Climate Change Debate

Lindsey was delighted to chair the ‘Climate Change Debate’ as part of the BBC Sustainability Season in Salford. Broadcast on BBC Live and to an invited audience, Lindsey hosted the event with panel guests James Honeyborne (Executive Producer Blue Planet II), Alice Larkin (Professor of Climate Science and Energy Policy at the Tyndall Centre for…

BBC Radio 4 – Opening Night, Liverpool

Liverpool’s famous Everyman Theatre is the backdrop for this months Opening Night on BBC Radio 4. Returning to present the popular series that gives listeners a backstage pass to the best in theatre, playwriting and live performance across the UK, Lindsey asks whether class-based political theatre has been replaced by our modern concerns with race,…

BBC Radio 4 – Lindsey on Poetry; Live with Jeremy Irons

Lindsey made her BBC Radio 4 debut as part of the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival of Poetry and Spoken Word in Hull, UK City of Culture 2017. Written and presented by Lindsey, Hull: A City of Poets in its Own Words featured Jeremy Irons and Julie Hesmondhalgh voicing iconic poems exploring the poetic heritage of the city of Hull. Performed…

Springwatch Unsprung

Lindsey presents Springwatch Unsprung (BBC Two) alongside Chris Packham from the glorious Sherborne Estate in Gloucestershire. Exploring and championing British wildlife, the show is built on audience interaction through social media. Featuring celebrity interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, scientific exploration and wildlife quizzes, Springwatch Unsprung places the viewer at the heart of UK wildlife. Showcasing user generated footage,…

Backstage at BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need raises money for disadvantaged children and young people around the UK. Having taken part in a number of fundraising events over the years, Lindsey was thrilled to be asked to host the backstage area at the Children in Need Appeal Show 2017. In a fun packed evening, Lindsey caught up with Rochelle and Marvin Humes, Peter…

BBC Opera Passion – A World First in Broadcasting…

In partnership with BBC Arts and Tomorrow’s World Lindsey presented #OperaPassionDay live from the Museum of Science and Industry. Broadcasting 3 live streams through the day, Lindsey explored the relationship between Science and Art through the medium of Opera. Attempting a world first in broadcasting, the team wanted to shatter a wine glass LIVE using…

BBC Arts at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Lindsey returned to Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the BBC to discover the very best of what the worlds largest Arts Festival has to offer in 2017. Celebrating its 70th anniversary year, Lindsey went behind-the-scenes and tried her hand at everything for jaw dropping Circus performance to Game of Thrones Musicals, to haunting tradition music with renowned…

BBC Arts at Hay Literary Festival 2017

Working alongside the BBC Arts Digital team, Lindsey anchored four live broadcasts from the Hay-on-Wye Festival of Literature and the Arts.  Guests included Dr. Helen Czerski, Amanda Owen (The Yorkshire Shepherdess), renowned philosopher Peter Singer and Festival Director Peter Florence, CBE.

Get Creative Live

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Lindsey embarked on three live online broadcasts for the Get Creative weekend. Starting off at Sadler’s Wells – the home of Dance in the UK – Lindsey joined forces with experts and dancers from BBC Young Dancer to examine our relationship with different dance forms. See what you…

Winterwatch Online Takeover

Winterwatch offered something a little bit different this year with Lindsey’s one day digital takeover… Through a series of special Facebook Live broadcasts, Instagram stories and Snapchat stories Lindsey took a look around RSPB Arne, interviewed Michaela Strachan in the production village and sneaked into the live studio. She dropped in on Martin Hughes-Games and the crew for a behind-the-scenes…

The 1975 live with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

When rock-pop chart toppers The 1975 played an exclusive gig with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, they only had one rehearsal day. Lindsey went to meet the boys to find out how you combine a 90-piece Orchestra with one of the UK’s biggest bands of the moment. Check out the live Orchestra tour and Q&A with…

Springwatch Unsprung 2016

Lindsey appeared alongside Chris Packham to present Springwatch Unsprung live on BBC Two from RSPB Minsmere in Suffolk. Springwatch Unsprung is a live, audience-centred TV show celebrating the very best of UK wildlife. Interacting with the huge audience response across social media, Lindsey explores viewers photographs, videos, comment and questions. Alongside live interviews, films and an art challenge, Chris…

Lindsey’s BBC #Macbethathon

Lindsey presented the BBC Shakespeare and BBC Live #Macbethathon at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2016. Her challenge was to see as many interpretations of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as possible in 12 hours. Performances included an R’n’B Macbeth by TWIST Theatre (in collaboration with the Hackney Empire), a sock puppet version by Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, and everything in-between. Lindsey managed a massive…