Widgeon
Airwaves

Widgeon Theatre Boat is still afloat, rocking the Widgeon Airwaves.

Tune in to daily shows both live and pre-recorded. Press the play button in the widget. If you are a budding dj or have something to say get in contact with us.

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Widgeon Airwaves

Rockin' the UK waterways on the radio!

Widgeon Theatre Boat is still afloat, rocking the UK waterways on the radio. Tune in daily for talk shows, specialist music shows, one-off events and then some!

Broadcasting today

Moor Sauce
07
August
4:00 pm
-
6:00 pm

Orange alert, Orange alert!! Youngblood 'DJ Dutch Sauce' from Boiler Room heritage comes fully armed to The Widgeon Theatreboat to drop upfront, future, unreleased tuneage to unsuspecting canal lovers and their landside friends. It's wonky, it's wicked, it's on Widgeon Airwaves. #FuturesoundofLondon #BeatsandBass #TropicalSelections #RighteousBlackMusic

Tribe of Baloo
07
August
6:00 pm
-
7:30 pm

Tribe of Baloo, a long running counter-cultured club night in the heart of Sarf London and now a series of recordings aired on over the lockdown period on Facebook. These shows are really special and an insight into DJ Mad Max's music styles, flavours and fancies. He has very kindly allowed us to share these recordings with him at the controls. Dates are times are will be out of whack but not the music. Magical and totally off-piste. #Tropical #Tribal #Afrodeep #Jungle.

Barging Free
07
August
8:00 pm
-
8:20 pm

Alan Denman reads from his tragicomic novel about his first year on a narrowboat and all his adventures.

07
August
Moor Sauce
R
#Specialist Dance Music Show
4:00 pm
-
6:00 pm

Orange alert, Orange alert!! Youngblood 'DJ Dutch Sauce' from Boiler Room heritage comes fully armed to The Widgeon Theatreboat to drop upfront, future, unreleased tuneage to unsuspecting canal lovers and their landside friends. It's wonky, it's wicked, it's on Widgeon Airwaves. #FuturesoundofLondon #BeatsandBass #TropicalSelections #RighteousBlackMusic

07
August
Tribe of Baloo
R
#Tropical #Tribal #Jungle
6:00 pm
-
7:30 pm

Tribe of Baloo, a long running counter-cultured club night in the heart of Sarf London and now a series of recordings aired on over the lockdown period on Facebook. These shows are really special and an insight into DJ Mad Max's music styles, flavours and fancies. He has very kindly allowed us to share these recordings with him at the controls. Dates are times are will be out of whack but not the music. Magical and totally off-piste. #Tropical #Tribal #Afrodeep #Jungle.

07
August
Barging Free
R
#Storytelling
8:00 pm
-
8:20 pm

Alan Denman reads from his tragicomic novel about his first year on a narrowboat and all his adventures.

08
August
Coach on a Boat
R
#Life Coaching, Self-help
11:00 am
-
11:30 am

Insightful and entertaining with relationship coach Ayesha Walker & her co-host and partner Alan Denman on how to have conflict-free communication with those you love and work with.

This show is a repeat from Thursday's show

09
August
Roots Canal Reggae Session
R
#Specialist Reggae Show
3:00 pm
-
5:00 pm

Two hours of deepest dub old and new, pure rootsical reggae vibes, rocksteady flavours and crate-digging selections of rub-a-dub. Super special and perfect feelgood for Sunday arvo from the dub resonator DJ Dani Dubdub. Watch the ride!

13
August
Coach on a Boat
R
#Life Coaching, Self-help
11:00 am
-
11:30 am

Insightful and entertaining with relationship coach Ayesha Walker & her co-host and partner Alan Denman on how to have conflict-free communication with those you love and work with.

13
August
High Tides
R
Specialist World-y Music Show
6:00 pm
-
9:00 pm

Live from southern Spain - new upfront shows every Thursday from the Andalucian master MixedUpKid. Three full hours of world-y selections, near and far. A freestyle session showcasing the best in 'quality' music from wherever, whenever, and whatever. If it sounds right and feels good then you'll hear it. A must!

14
August
Tribe of Baloo
R
#Tropical #Tribal #Jungle
6:00 pm
-
7:30 pm

Tribe of Baloo, a long running counter-cultured club night in the heart of Sarf London and now a series of recordings aired on over the lockdown period on Facebook. These shows are really special and an insight into DJ Mad Max's music styles, flavours and fancies. He has very kindly allowed us to share these recordings with him at the controls. Dates are times are will be out of whack but not the music. Magical and totally off-piste. #Tropical #Tribal #Afrodeep #Jungle.

14
August
Barging Free
R
#Storytelling
8:00 pm
-
8:20 pm

Alan Denman reads from his tragicomic novel about his first year on a narrowboat and all his adventures.

15
August
Coach on a Boat
R
#Life Coaching, Self-help
11:00 am
-
11:30 am

Insightful and entertaining with relationship coach Ayesha Walker & her co-host and partner Alan Denman on how to have conflict-free communication with those you love and work with.

This show is a repeat from Thursday's show

16
August
Roots Canal Reggae Session
R
#Specialist Reggae Show
3:00 pm
-
5:00 pm

Two hours of deepest dub old and new, pure rootsical reggae vibes, rocksteady flavours and crate-digging selections of rub-a-dub. Super special and perfect feelgood for Sunday arvo from the dub resonator DJ Dani Dubdub. Watch the ride!

20
August
High Tides
R
Specialist World-y Music Show
6:00 pm
-
9:00 pm

Live from southern Spain - new upfront shows every Thursday from the Andalucian master MixedUpKid. Three full hours of world-y selections, near and far. A freestyle session showcasing the best in 'quality' music from wherever, whenever, and whatever. If it sounds right and feels good then you'll hear it. A must!

21
August
Moor Sauce
R
#Specialist Dance Music Show
4:00 pm
-
6:00 pm

Orange alert, Orange alert!! Youngblood 'DJ Dutch Sauce' from Boiler Room heritage comes fully armed to The Widgeon Theatreboat to drop upfront, future, unreleased tuneage to unsuspecting canal lovers and their landside friends. It's wonky, it's wicked, it's on Widgeon Airwaves. #FuturesoundofLondon #BeatsandBass #TropicalSelections #RighteousBlackMusic

21
August
Tribe of Baloo
R
#Tropical #Tribal #Jungle
6:00 pm
-
7:30 pm

Tribe of Baloo, a long running counter-cultured club night in the heart of Sarf London and now a series of recordings aired on over the lockdown period on Facebook. These shows are really special and an insight into DJ Mad Max's music styles, flavours and fancies. He has very kindly allowed us to share these recordings with him at the controls. Dates are times are will be out of whack but not the music. Magical and totally off-piste. #Tropical #Tribal #Afrodeep #Jungle.

21
August
Barging Free
R
#Storytelling
8:00 pm
-
8:20 pm

Alan Denman reads from his tragicomic novel about his first year on a narrowboat and all his adventures.

02
August
Roots Canal Reggae Session
#Specialist Reggae Show

Two hours of deepest dub old and new, pure rootsical reggae vibes, rocksteady flavours and crate-digging selections of rub-a-dub. Super special and perfect feelgood for Sunday arvo from the dub resonator DJ Dani Dubdub. Watch the ride!

Listen
01
August
Special: Yacht Rock - Sounds of 70s & 80s Americana
#Music Documentary

Originally known as the 'West Coast' sound, this is a 70s-80s soft-rock special where vaselined camera lenses, jumpers tucked in jeans, the 'Malboro Man' and wind in your hair while cruising the waves of Eastbourne (or California if you were from across the pond) reigned supreme. Join us for a 3 hour special, perfect summer day listening. Vangelis, Lani Hall, Hall and Oates, Seals & Croft, Stealers Wheel....

Listen
31
July
Tribe of Baloo
#Tropical #Tribal #Jungle

Tribe of Baloo, a long running counter-cultured club night in the heart of Sarf London and now a series of recordings aired on over the lockdown period on Facebook. These shows are really special and an insight into DJ Mad Max's music styles, flavours and fancies. He has very kindly allowed us to share these recordings with him at the controls. Dates are times are will be out of whack but not the music. Magical and totally off-piste. #Tropical #Tribal #Afrodeep #Jungle.

Listen
30
July
High Tides
Specialist World-y Music Show

Live from southern Spain - new upfront shows every Thursday from the Andalucian master MixedUpKid. Three full hours of world-y selections, near and far. A freestyle session showcasing the best in 'quality' music from wherever, whenever, and whatever. If it sounds right and feels good then you'll hear it. A must!

Listen
26
July
Roots Canal Reggae Session
#Specialist Reggae Show

Two hours of deepest dub old and new, pure rootsical reggae vibes, rocksteady flavours and crate-digging selections of rub-a-dub. Super special and perfect feelgood for Sunday arvo from the dub resonator DJ Dani Dubdub. Watch the ride!

Listen
24
July
Moor Sauce
#Specialist Dance Music Show

Orange alert, Orange alert!! Youngblood 'DJ Dutch Sauce' from Boiler Room heritage comes fully armed to The Widgeon Theatreboat to drop upfront, future, unreleased tuneage to unsuspecting canal lovers and their landside friends. It's wonky, it's wicked, it's on Widgeon Airwaves. #FuturesoundofLondon #BeatsandBass #TropicalSelections #RighteousBlackMusic

Listen
23
July
High Tides
Specialist World-y Music Show

Live from southern Spain - new upfront shows every Thursday from the Andalucian master MixedUpKid. Three full hours of world-y selections, near and far. A freestyle session showcasing the best in 'quality' music from wherever, whenever, and whatever. If it sounds right and feels good then you'll hear it. A must!

Listen
23
July
Coach on a Boat
#Life Coaching, Self-help

Insightful and entertaining with relationship coach Ayesha Walker & her co-host and partner Alan Denman on how to have conflict-free communication with those you love and work with.

Listen
19
July
Roots Canal Reggae Session
#Specialist Reggae Show

Two hours of deepest dub old and new, pure rootsical reggae vibes, rocksteady flavours and crate-digging selections of rub-a-dub. Super special and perfect feelgood for Sunday arvo from the dub resonator DJ Dani Dubdub. Watch the ride!

Listen
17
July
Lock Down
Future Music Show

Navigating his way through the canals, DJ Mixedupkid unlocks gems both old and new celebrating the best in jazz, funk, fusion, soul and hip-hop.

Listen
16
July
High Tides
Specialist World-y Music Show

Live from southern Spain - new upfront shows every Thursday from the Andalucian master MixedUpKid. Three full hours of world-y selections, near and far. A freestyle session showcasing the best in 'quality' music from wherever, whenever, and whatever. If it sounds right and feels good then you'll hear it. A must!

Listen
12
July
Roots Canal Reggae Session
#Specialist Reggae Show

Two hours of deepest dub old and new, pure rootsical reggae vibes, rocksteady flavours and crate-digging selections of rub-a-dub. Super special and perfect feelgood for Sunday arvo from the dub resonator DJ Dani Dubdub. Watch the ride!

Listen
10
July
Lock Down
Future Music Show

Navigating his way through the canals, DJ Mixedupkid unlocks gems both old and new celebrating the best in jazz, funk, fusion, soul and hip-hop.

Listen
10
July
Moor Sauce
#Specialist Dance Music Show

Orange alert, Orange alert!! Youngblood 'DJ Dutch Sauce' from Boiler Room heritage comes fully armed to The Widgeon Theatreboat to drop upfront, future, unreleased tuneage to unsuspecting canal lovers and their landside friends. It's wonky, it's wicked, it's on Widgeon Airwaves. #FuturesoundofLondon #BeatsandBass #TropicalSelections #RighteousBlackMusic

Listen
08
July
High Tides
Specialist World-y Music Show

Live from southern Spain - new upfront shows every Thursday from the Andalucian master MixedUpKid. Three full hours of world-y selections, near and far. A freestyle session showcasing the best in 'quality' music from wherever, whenever, and whatever. If it sounds right and feels good then you'll hear it. A must!

Listen
05
July
Roots Canal Reggae Session
#Specialist Reggae Show

Two hours of deepest dub old and new, pure rootsical reggae vibes, rocksteady flavours and crate-digging selections of rub-a-dub. Super special and perfect feelgood for Sunday arvo from the dub resonator DJ Dani Dubdub. Watch the ride!

Listen
03
July
Barging Free
#Storytelling

Alan Denman reads from his tragicomic novel about his first year on a narrowboat and all his adventures.

Listen
03
July
Lock Down
Future Music Show

Navigating his way through the canals, DJ Mixedupkid unlocks gems both old and new celebrating the best in jazz, funk, fusion, soul and hip-hop.

Listen
01
July
High Tides
Specialist World-y Music Show

Live from southern Spain - new upfront shows every Thursday from the Andalucian master MixedUpKid. Three full hours of world-y selections, near and far. A freestyle session showcasing the best in 'quality' music from wherever, whenever, and whatever. If it sounds right and feels good then you'll hear it. A must!

Listen
28
June
Roots Canal Reggae Session
#Specialist Reggae Show

Two hours of deepest dub old and new, pure rootsical reggae vibes, rocksteady flavours and crate-digging selections of rub-a-dub. Super special and perfect feelgood for Sunday arvo from the dub resonator DJ Dani Dubdub. Watch the ride!

Listen
26
June
Barging Free
#Storytelling

Alan Denman reads from his tragicomic novel about his first year on a narrowboat and all his adventures.

Listen
26
June
Lock Down
Future Music Show

Navigating his way through the canals, DJ Mixedupkid unlocks gems both old and new celebrating the best in jazz, funk, fusion, soul and hip-hop.

Listen
26
June
Moor Sauce
#Specialist Dance Music Show

Orange alert, Orange alert!! Youngblood 'DJ Dutch Sauce' from Boiler Room heritage comes fully armed to The Widgeon Theatreboat to drop upfront, future, unreleased tuneage to unsuspecting canal lovers and their landside friends. It's wonky, it's wicked, it's on Widgeon Airwaves. #FuturesoundofLondon #BeatsandBass #TropicalSelections #RighteousBlackMusic

Listen
24
June
High Tides
Specialist World-y Music Show

Live from southern Spain - new upfront shows every Thursday from the Andalucian master MixedUpKid. Three full hours of world-y selections, near and far. A freestyle session showcasing the best in 'quality' music from wherever, whenever, and whatever. If it sounds right and feels good then you'll hear it. A must!

Listen
21
June
Special: Loud and Proud - LGBT month
#Music Documentary

During Pride month we're here to broadcast loud and proud - honouring the unsung heroes from yesteryear. This is not a usual playlist of LGBT+ artists. Many of these artists  may not be recognised as non-heterosexual. Many had to hide there sexuality through fear of persecution and/or violence. Many battled with their own demons. This is a tribute to all those who have struggled and continue to do so. It's remarkable that Stonewall riots happened in June/July back in '69. It's now June 2020 and it couldn't be more appropriate to celebrate difference, equality, love and understanding -onwards and upwards.

Listen
21
June
Roots Canal Reggae Session
#Specialist Reggae Show

Two hours of deepest dub old and new, pure rootsical reggae vibes, rocksteady flavours and crate-digging selections of rub-a-dub. Super special and perfect feelgood for Sunday arvo from the dub resonator DJ Dani Dubdub. Watch the ride!

Listen
20
June
High Tides
Specialist World-y Music Show

Live from southern Spain - new upfront shows every Thursday from the Andalucian master MixedUpKid. Three full hours of world-y selections, near and far. A freestyle session showcasing the best in 'quality' music from wherever, whenever, and whatever. If it sounds right and feels good then you'll hear it. A must!

Listen
20
June
Special: Windrush Generation, celebrating the sound of Mento
#Music Documentary

What is Mento? It's a style of Jamaican folk music predating reggae and ska peaking in popularity in the '40s and '50s from the Caribbean. We explore the musical landscape of the Windrush generation, with the sounds of Mento, Calypso, a dash of Joropo and anything in-between.

Listen
19
June
Barging Free
#Storytelling

Alan Denman reads from his tragicomic novel about his first year on a narrowboat and all his adventures.

Listen
18
June
Coach on a Boat
#Life Coaching, Self-help

Insightful and entertaining with relationship coach Ayesha Walker & her co-host and partner Alan Denman on how to have conflict-free communication with those you love and work with.

Listen
17
June
High Tides
Specialist World-y Music Show

Live from southern Spain - new upfront shows every Thursday from the Andalucian master MixedUpKid. Three full hours of world-y selections, near and far. A freestyle session showcasing the best in 'quality' music from wherever, whenever, and whatever. If it sounds right and feels good then you'll hear it. A must!

Listen
12
June
Lock Down
Future Music Show

Navigating his way through the canals, DJ Mixedupkid unlocks gems both old and new celebrating the best in jazz, funk, fusion, soul and hip-hop.

Listen
12
June
Moor Sauce
#Specialist Dance Music Show

Orange alert, Orange alert!! Youngblood 'DJ Dutch Sauce' from Boiler Room heritage comes fully armed to The Widgeon Theatreboat to drop upfront, future, unreleased tuneage to unsuspecting canal lovers and their landside friends. It's wonky, it's wicked, it's on Widgeon Airwaves. #FuturesoundofLondon #BeatsandBass #TropicalSelections #RighteousBlackMusic

Listen
11
June
Coach on a Boat
#Life Coaching, Self-help

Insightful and entertaining with relationship coach Ayesha Walker & her co-host and partner Alan Denman on how to have conflict-free communication with those you love and work with.

Listen
10
June
High Tides
Specialist World-y Music Show

Live from southern Spain - new upfront shows every Thursday from the Andalucian master MixedUpKid. Three full hours of world-y selections, near and far. A freestyle session showcasing the best in 'quality' music from wherever, whenever, and whatever. If it sounds right and feels good then you'll hear it. A must!

Listen
07
June
Roots Canal Reggae Session
#Specialist Reggae Show

Two hours of deepest dub old and new, pure rootsical reggae vibes, rocksteady flavours and crate-digging selections of rub-a-dub. Super special and perfect feelgood for Sunday arvo from the dub resonator DJ Dani Dubdub. Watch the ride!

Listen
05
June
Barging Free
#Storytelling

Alan Denman reads from his tragicomic novel about his first year on a narrowboat and all his adventures.

Listen
05
June
Lock Down
Future Music Show

Navigating his way through the canals, DJ Mixedupkid unlocks gems both old and new celebrating the best in jazz, funk, fusion, soul and hip-hop.

Listen
04
June
Coach on a Boat
#Life Coaching, Self-help

Insightful and entertaining with relationship coach Ayesha Walker & her co-host and partner Alan Denman on how to have conflict-free communication with those you love and work with.

Listen
31
May
Roots Canal Reggae Session
#Specialist Reggae Show

Two hours of deepest dub old and new, pure rootsical reggae vibes, rocksteady flavours and crate-digging selections of rub-a-dub. Super special and perfect feelgood for Sunday arvo from the dub resonator DJ Dani Dubdub. Watch the ride!

Listen
29
May
Barging Free
#Storytelling

Alan Denman reads from his tragicomic novel about his first year on a narrowboat and all his adventures.

Listen
28
May
Coach on a Boat
#Life Coaching, Self-help

Insightful and entertaining with relationship coach Ayesha Walker & her co-host and partner Alan Denman on how to have conflict-free communication with those you love and work with.

Listen
24
May
Roots Canal Reggae Session
#Specialist Reggae Show

Two hours of deepest dub old and new, pure rootsical reggae vibes, rocksteady flavours and crate-digging selections of rub-a-dub. Super special and perfect feelgood for Sunday arvo from the dub resonator DJ Dani Dubdub. Watch the ride!

Listen
22
May
Kate Mura Tarot Reading
Live Stage Performance

Find out what the future holds! Live from Portland, Oregon, Kate Mura with a video tarot reading like no others. Cards will be pulled by the participants and read, with stories, anecdotes, history, herstory and ourstory shared. Not to be missed.

Join the event here

Listen
21
May
Coach on a Boat
#Life Coaching, Self-help

Insightful and entertaining with relationship coach Ayesha Walker & her co-host and partner Alan Denman on how to have conflict-free communication with those you love and work with.

Listen
16
May
High Tides
Specialist World-y Music Show

Live from southern Spain - new upfront shows every Thursday from the Andalucian master MixedUpKid. Three full hours of world-y selections, near and far. A freestyle session showcasing the best in 'quality' music from wherever, whenever, and whatever. If it sounds right and feels good then you'll hear it. A must!

Listen
13
May
High Tides
Specialist World-y Music Show

Live from southern Spain - new upfront shows every Thursday from the Andalucian master MixedUpKid. Three full hours of world-y selections, near and far. A freestyle session showcasing the best in 'quality' music from wherever, whenever, and whatever. If it sounds right and feels good then you'll hear it. A must!

Listen
09
May
High Tides
Specialist World-y Music Show

Live from southern Spain - new upfront shows every Thursday from the Andalucian master MixedUpKid. Three full hours of world-y selections, near and far. A freestyle session showcasing the best in 'quality' music from wherever, whenever, and whatever. If it sounds right and feels good then you'll hear it. A must!

Listen
03
May
Famous Jnr

Live from 11am to 1pm The Sunday Brunch show..  Listen to Dj Famous JR play soft dolcit Jazz, Afro Beat and other worldly tunes. Enjoy that Cup of Tea in bed.

Listen

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Save Our Venue

The Save Our Venues initiative, organised by the Music Venue Trust (MVT), hopes to protect the UK's small venues at risk due to the coronavirus pandemic. Artists will perform virtual gigs in support of their own local venue, chosen from a list of 556 currently deemed in crisis by the MVT.

Take me to the river!

Moored on the banks of waterways at various locations throughout the UK, it’s like the circus coming to town.

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It's truly
a great hoot!

Enjoy fantastic theatre, music, puppet shows, workshops, comedy, art, stuff for kids and then some!

There’s a full bar and lots of snacks available before, during and after the events.

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Whether the weather is brisk or balmy, the Widgeon offers great comfort.

All events held on The Widgeon are on the riverbank. This means both the boat itself and the bankside it's moored to can showcase events, allowing all sorts of comfortable configurations.

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