We are thrilled to present our work for the Commonwealth Poetry Podcast to you as it launches with its first episode. We created a bespoke web design for the podcast website to capture the uniqueness of the podcast itself.

The Commonwealth Poetry Podcast launched on Sunday 12th June with its first episode and marks the beginning of a journey around the Commonwealth.

What is the Commonwealth Poetry Podcast?

The Commonwealth Poetry Podcast is a celebration of poetry across the Commonwealth, hosted by Gyles Brandreth and his daughter Aphra Brandreth. Gyles & Aphra will be meeting guests from each Commonwealth country to discover more about the member countries, and what the Commonwealth means to them.

The first episode of the podcast was recorded in Garden Room at Clarence House with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Dame Joanna Lumley. Her Royal Highness, Dame Joanna Lumley and Gyles and Aphra Brandreth read poems together while encouraging people to meet up for informal poetry reading sessions over tea and coffee with friends and neighbours.

HRH Duchess of Cornwall, Dame Joanna Lumley and Gyles and Aphra Brandreth recording a podcast episode
HRH Duchess of Cornwall, Dame Joanna Lumley, Aphra Brandreth and Gyles Brandreth recording an episode of the Commonwealth Poetry Podcast.

The podcast is produced by staff and students from the University of Chester. Niall Thomas and Shantell Esse Agoreyo were present when the first episode was recorded and have been involved in producing the final product, along with fellow student Olowale Odumosu.

How did we help?

We used our extensive web design and development skills to create a bespoke logo and layout for the new Commonwealth Poetry Podcast website. The unique provides an easily identifiable brand for the podcast as well as the website.

We made sure that the poetry was put front and centre, as well as making it easy to find by either the podcast episode or the commonwealth country. In addition to information about each podcast episode, details about each country such as the languages spoken is included. This can be used as a filter by website visitors to allow them to explore the similarities that commonwealth member countries share.

There is also an area for allowing podcast listeners to submit their own poetry to be reviewed and published on the website. This allows others to experience and enjoy poetry from even more authors from across the Commonwealth.

The included content management system (CMS) makes it easy to update podcast episode information and schedule content to be published when a podcast episode is released. As a result, new content can be prepared ahead of the release of each episode.

If you have your own website development or web design project, feel free to get in touch to find out how we can help!