Listening Project

Conversation between grandmother and granddaughter, Olivia and Olivia, about growing up in Jamaica and coming to live in Britain in the 1950s.

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:54:57

  • Shelf mark

    C1500/0187

  • Recording date

    2012-09-11

  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    Olivia's home

  • Interviewees

    Hutchinson, Olivia, 1993- (female, Singer), Hutchinson, Olivia, 1930- (female)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Leeds

  • Recordist

    Jaiyeola, Abigail

  • Abstract

    19-year-old Olivia talks to her 81-year-old grandmother Olivia (who she was named after) about her life. She grew up in Jamaica and after the death of her mother spent her early years living with a succession of family and friends. Olivia Snr talks about her education and about coming to live in Britain in the 1950s and running her own business.

  • Description

    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

  • Related images

    Photograph of participants

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