A radio play made by participants from Tea Talks 2021 project.

This 30-minute radio play features the voices, stories and recollections of sixteen incredible people from across Oxfordshire, the eldest of whom is 99 years old. Recorded remotely in Autumn 2021, this current Tea Talks project celebrates Oxford, the globe and our connections to each other.

28 older people within the region took part in this year’s Tea Talks project. The project aims to encourage storytelling and friendship through regular telephone befriending calls. The projects has been made possible with the generous support of an anonymous trust, and our partnership with Age UK Oxfordshire.

Oxford Playhouse believes everyone has valuable stories to tell, and that the stories of older people deserve centre stage. We are proud to showcase From Oxford, around the World and Back Again on the Oxford Playhouse website and on Cherwell Hospital Radio.

You can listen to the audio version below. A subtitled video version of the project will follow on our website in 2022.

Black and white photograph of Marie Ollive

This year’s radio play is dedicated to Tea Talk’s participant

Marie Ollive
(1926-2021)