Get your words out with Rachel through writing, real stories, audio recording and creative projects


Through the Get Writing! service you can get the inspiration, the know-how and the opportunities to participate in creative writing.

We run themed writing workshops for writers of all levels or find time to be creative at one of our writers’ retreats.

Record your creative writing or your real stories with our audio recording service.

We can compile an audio documentary of personal acccounts and memories as a personal memento

Businesses and Organisations

Do you need to reach out and tell the world about you, your cause or your service, and need a creative way to do it?

Reach new audiences through sponsorship of our creative projects and audio recordings.

We can also design a bespoke creative writing and storytelling project that will reach new audiences with your event, location or message

Bring your customer feedback to life on your website and social media, through quality audio podcasts and soundbites.

Compile an audio documentary of personal accounts and memories for an archive

Audio Fans

Listen to our rich collection of audio recordings from Rachel and other Northern writers

Enjoy drama, short stories, poetry and interviews including content from local projects.

Audio recordings of real voices and real people’s experiences, memories, accounts and creative writing.

Listenupnorth is also available on iTunes, Stitcher and as an app.

Get your words out with Rachel Cochrane!

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Graphiti: for people who want to have fun!

Have fun with our bite-size activity book!
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North Pens Writers Group
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Recording the North Pens Writers

Giving a voice to writers and their work
The Undercroft, Live Theatre

Underwriters' Project, Live Theatre

Monologues from The Underwriters Project
Empty bench in park
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Benchmark Writing Competition

A writing competition inspired by benches
Nissan, Sunderland
Room to Write short story competition presentation
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'Room to Write' short story competition

Charting involvement with this prestigious competition
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Spoken word website designed and managed by Rachel Cochrane
Helix Arts Creative Progression
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Helix Arts Creative Progression

Recording writing of people who have suffered homelessness
Exploring WW1 through writing
Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge
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Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge

Creative Writing Competition to mark a centenary occasion
Coronation Memories
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Coronation Memories Oral History

A wonderful oral history resource for present & future generations
Rachel Cochrane interviewing Care Home Manager
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Meet our treasured team

Audio podcasts to record the views of care home staff
Emily Inspires!
Podcast at Houses of Parliament

Recording in the Houses of Parliament

Recording podcast at Houses of Parliament, Votes for Women