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Belle wins 2023 Independent Audio Award

Our “Stormy Weather” series wins coveted award!

Posted by Richard on March 23rd, 2023

Kay receiving the IPA Audio Award from Konni Huq and Zebralution’s Rebecca Souster

We were delighted to win the 2023 IPA Audio Award for our 5-part radio series Stormy Weather at a prestigious ceremony at London’s OXO Tower. The series was presented by acclaimed transport historian and broadcaster Tim Dunn and was inspired by our first ever publication – Hurricane Hutch’s Top 10 Ships of the Clyde.

You can find all 5 episodes in the series here

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Kay addresses All Party Parliamentary Group at Westminster

APPG on Commercial Radio celebrates the work of the Audio Content Fund

Posted by Richard on March 21st, 2023

Kay at the APPG Meeting at Portcullis House, Westminster

Kay was one of only four industry speakers asked to address the All Party Parliamentary Group on Commercial Radio yesterday on behalf of the Audio Content Fund (ACF).

The Symposium was called to mark the work of the ACF and to discuss the future of public funding in audio production. The session was chaired by Andy Carter MP and attended by a range of parliamentarians and officials, including former Culture Secretary John Whittingdale.

Belle was chosen out of a total of 91 possible suppliers, so it was quite an honour to represent the industry.

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The Adventures of Captain Bobo – London/Lunnainn

Nautical fun for younger readers - Belle Kids New Picture Book Out Now!

Posted by Richard on March 31st, 2022

The latest in our Adventures of Captain Bobo series: London is published simultaneously in English and Gaelic (Lunnainn). This time a sight-seeing tour of London turns into something quite unexpected.

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Tigeropolis – 5 x Radio Eco Features

Children Challenge Climate Change

Posted by Richard on October 31st, 2021

Gillian Burke with children from Ladock C of E Primary at the Cornwall Beaver Project learning how beavers build their dams

We’ve been working with Eco-champions from schools across the country on a new Fun Kids radio show for Winter 2022. Our eco-champions have been quizzing some of the country’s best-known natural history broadcasters and filmmakers on the issues that matter to them.

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Bill Paterson narrates Hurricane Hutch’s Top 10 Ships of the Clyde

Posted by Richard on April 8th, 2021

Bill Paterson brings his unique and unmistakable voice and wisdom to this wonderful retelling of Captain Hutchison’s best-selling social history of life on the Clyde.

Bill rarely narrates audiobooks, so we were so lucky he agreed. And as he told The Daily Express, he was predisposed to the project, remarking,

“When this came up, I felt drawn to it… I travelled on these boats and was part of that mythology. Hurricane Hutch had a career that will never be lived again.”

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Captain Bobo – John Sessions narrates the radio series on Fun Kids

Posted by Richard on August 21st, 2020

We’re delighted to announce that our celebrated picture book series The Adventures of Captain Bobo has now been turned into a wonderful Fun Kids radio series, starring the multi-talented John Sessions.

First episode is broadcast on Fun Kids at 3.15 pm on Thursday 24th Sept (repeated Saturday 26th Sept at 11.30 am) and running throughout October and November.

You can listen here https://www.funkidslive.com

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First Belle Books & Stories Podcast

Posted by Richard on April 24th, 2020

Kay hosted the first episode in our Belle Books & Stories Podcast series. She focused on Hurricane Hutch’s Top 10 Ships of the Clyde, the popular social history book about life on the Clyde that first introduced us to publishing.

Kay was joined by Michael McLaughlin, Head of Tourism for The Friends of TS Queen Mary to talk about the book and their work restoring this iconic vessel.

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My Life in Thirty Seven Therapies now available as an Audiobook

Posted by Richard on April 15th, 2020

Part memoir, part guide, this is Kay’s journey of self-discovery as she faces up to her darkest moments.

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Tigeropolis Adventure Game Now Free on iPhone

Posted by Richard on March 15th, 2020

Yes, great news! We are pleased to announce that Tigeropolis a Jungle Adventure is now free on iPhone and iPad. Just download the app from the AppStore.

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A Decade To Remember

Posted by Richard on December 31st, 2019

It’s been quite a decade for us at Belle Media. We’ve moved from consultancy on high profile projects such as the Olympic Legacy and the World Cup, through innovative solutions to well-being and now are focussed much more on the development of our own multi-platform IP. Highlights, in no particular order include:

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