On the south west of the city, turning off the A45, just a stone’s throw from the main campus of the ironically named University of Warwick, is Canley. On this episode, we’re not far from the birthplace of the late political activist Sir Henry Parkes - a staunch advocate for improving the conditions of the working classes. We’re inside Cannon Park Shopping Centre.
If we listen closely, we catch snippets of multiple languages from the shoppers wandering past. Our thoughts are interrupted often by the sound of yet another Tesco trolley, as we sit opposite the opticians and let the world pass us by.
It’s not compulsory, but these soundscapes are best listened to while wearing headphones! All conversations are authentic and real. The recordings were captured using a binaural microphone between January and April 2022. You can also hear these soundscapes in the accompanying storyteller episodes in our first series.
Sound design by Clare Freeman, opening music by Mintakaa. ‘Our Cov’ podcast series is a Coventry City of Culture Trust commission, created and produced by A Small Furry Bear Productions.