Listening Project

Conversation between mother and son, Halina and Thomas, about Halina’s Polish background and being sent to England for a better life.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    BBC Radio Sussex, Brighton

  • Interviewees

    Keep, Halina, 1948- (female, Retired), Keep, Thomas, 1981- (male, Delivery Driver)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Kent

  • Recordist

    Furber, Simon

  • Abstract

    Halina and Thomas spend a lot of the conversation talking about Halina’s Polish background and heritage. Thomas wants to know why her father sent his daughters over to England for a better life. They discuss Halina’s childhood, growing up in communist Poland and the differences between their childhoods. Thomas is particularly interested in Polish food and finding out more about his Polish heritage.

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    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.

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