Rachel Cochrane is a North East writer with a passion for helping you to get your words out, through creative writing, storytelling, and audio podcasts

Get Writing

Do you, or someone you know, have a burning ambition to write, but have never found the time or the occasion to get started?

Or perhaps you’re simply looking for opportunities to explore the world in a new and creative way?

Get the inspiration, the know-how and the opportunities to participate in creative writing.

Reach Out

Do you want to reach out and tell the world about you, your cause or your service, in a really creative way?

Perhaps you need to draw attention to an exhibition, a place of interest, or your own work?

We can inject creativity and ideas into the design of projects that reach new audiences through creative writing and storytelling.

Listen Up

Audio recordings are a wonderful medium for connecting with an audience, and bringing writing to life.

Through Listen up! you can listen to audio podcasts of real people’s experiences, opinions, memories and writing.

Get your own words out with our high quality mobile and studio-based audio recording service.

Get your words out with Rachel Cochrane!

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Amid the Hills of Redesdale

A radio play inspired by the building of a reservoir
Fallopian Tube miscroscopy with H&E stainRachel Cochrane

Women a Cartography: a multimedia exhibition

A collaborative multimedia exhibition of womanhood
Holwick dig

Holwick Stories

A commission to produce podcasts and workshops
Recording stories at Holwick dig

Holwick Stories podcasts

A series of fascinating interviews on site at an archaeological dig
Stan Beckensall, historian and writer

Unsung North East Hero: Stan Beckensall

Stan shares his story and poetry, inspired by Northumberland
No Greater Love book title

No Greater Love: Janet Macleod Trotter

Suffragette story set on Tyneside
sausage rolls

A Good Do: A Monologue by Sylvia Lumley

Who's bringing the sausage rolls?
Women at the Polling Station Image: Sophie Teasdale Von Fox Productions

Hear My Voice: Votes for Women

Workshops and exhibition in Bishop Auckland
Revenge is a Dish bw FONO x900

For One Night Only: an evening of three plays

Laughter and tears in equal measure
Wolsingham Primary School logo
Recording with Y3 pupils Wolsingham Primary School

We are Weardale: Wolsingham Primary School Year 3

Year 3 pupils on living in Weardale
St John's Chapel PS at The Luncheon Club
Recording a past pupil of St John's Chapel
St John's Chapel School
Recording with pupils St John's Chapel PS

We are Weardale: Pupils of St John's Chapel Primary School

Celebrate 140 years of their school
Burnfoot The Weardale Museum

We are Weardale: Wearhead Primary School and North Pens Writers

Creative writing & its process inspired by Weardale
Pit head wheel

Wallflowers: poetry by Catherine Graham

Warm, honest & perceptive words
Red shoes
Tunstall Reservoir

We are Weardale: a project of celebration

Through creative writing & oral history

G.F. Phillips Remembered

An audio legacy of the late Gordon Phillips
Keith Armstrong writer

An interview with Writer Keith Armstrong

On his influences and inspirations
Tyne Bridge

A Tyneside Collection: Poetry by Keith Armstrong

Inspired by Keith's roots, haunts and heroes
The Shape of Us book cover

The Shape of Us: poetry by Clare Crossman

Poetry from 'The Shape of Us'
Glass Pixabay

North Pens Writers Podcast: Two Short Stories

On the theme of social gatherings
Back Street Easington Colliery

More Tales from Easington Writers

Stories and poetry from the writers' group
Notebook, pen and coffee

Village Notes: a radio play by Rachel Cochrane

Less than respectable goings on in suburbia
pen writing

Sunderland Literature and Creative Writing Festival 2016

Rachel's workshops for schools and adults
oranges and lemons

Oranges and Lemons: a radio play by Rachel Cochrane

Elly befriends a woman on the run
cat on windowsill

Installations: Poetry by Sue Hedworth

Inspired by Sue's experiences & observations

Agnes's Bench a short story by Sue White

Set on the banks of the River Wear
Hadrian's Wall

Coira's Wall by Simon Van der Velde

An extract from Simon's novel set in Roman Britain
St Pauls in WW2

Writing to Rita

Poems written and read by Michael Baron

Steady Hands by Simon Van der Velde

A chilling short story set in Victorian Newcastle

On Low Newton Beach by Simon Van der Velde

A tale of passion and anger set on the coast
Old Low Light, North Shields Fish Quay

Ruth Henderson at Old Low Light

A Culture Bites @ North Tyneside podcast