Ash Cloud Revisited

ResonanceFM’s (104.4FM or ClearSpot programme at 8pm on 16th April (repeated at 9am on 17th April) titled ‘Arghhh……. that bloomin’ ash cloud!’ revisits the events of April 2010, when the eruptions of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland resulted in the closure of European airspace, causing unprecedented global travel
disruption and grounding of international air traffic.

Using the archive of audio interviews carried out by oral historians Babs Gibson and jp, we hear some of the dramatic stories about how people unwittingly became caught up in the events and how they did or didn’t get on!

About jp and Babs

jp of ‘hear&now projects’, and Babs Gibson of Spoken Histories have worked together on various oral and public history projects and have produced podcasts and audio walking trails.

Babs is currently working on an oral history of the WW2 Arctic Convoy interviewing veterans who were deployed on this mission.

You can find more about Babs’ work at

jp is a community historian and has worked on a range of diverse projects including an oral history of the Occupy Camp and an oral history of a Squatting Community in Hackney.  She is  currently developing her website and continuing to archive for the Ash Cloud revisited project, which this program emerged from.

About the project

Dependant on funding, the Ash Cloud Revisited project will continue to collect stories.  If you are interested in contributing to this archive, or helping fund the archive, please contact us.

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About ResonanceFM

ResonanceFM is London’s radio art station – you can listen on 104.4FM or on the web at The programme schedule can be found here