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Truro woman 'sings' on Blur frontman's BBC anniversary piece

By WBNews  |  Posted: November 15, 2012

Carol Heathcote

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The voice of a woman from near Truro features in the specially-commissioned musical tribute to the 90th anniversary of the BBC's first broadcast.

The three-minute composition by Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn, called 2LO Calling, was played around the world at 5.33pm on Wednesday evening (November 14) as part of the BBC's Radio Reunited event included the voice of Eden Project volunteer Carol Heathcote, from Chacewater.

She had answered a call earlier this year by the broadcaster for 20-word messages addressed to people listening 90 years from nowand her's was chosen by Radio Cornwall. She recorded it to be added to Albarn's special three-minute composition.

It was used alongside others from around the country as well as the voice of Bertrand Russell.

Her message was: "Keep talking to one another. Keep listening to one another. These are the ways to keep living with one another."

She said it was inspired by a staff training day at Eden where everyone was asked to write down the first words that came into their head. She wrote "Just keep talking".

Mrs Heathcote said: "I believe that communication can solve a lot of problems. It's not only a pleasant social medium, but it can actually bring people closer together.

"One of the reasons that I love the Eden Project is because every member of the team is a great communicator and able to talk to visitors from all parts of the world.

"It is a very optimistic place and visitors often comment on how happy and helpful the staff are. Hopefully, this means that they go home with positive thoughts and good memories to pass on."

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