The Radion Project

Radion is a collaborative project that explores Basildon’s past and present with a focus on nature and heritage within the Borough.

Basildon Borough Heritage, Basildon Borough History, its volunteers and local people have been suggesting pieces of heritage past and present to be celebrated and remembered within the Borough. These images have been used to create a panoramic visual depicting an alternative skyline of Basildon’s heritage from a chronological perspective.

Students from ten local primary schools including Ryedene, Lee Chapel, Millhouse, Fairhouse, Pionner, Janet Duke, Noak Bridge, Great Berry, Northlands and Ghyllgrove School have all been exploring the importance of nature through leaf rubbings and identification. The nature panorama depicts key green spaces around the borough with each leaf inserted having been made by a different child.

Both the nature and heritage visuals will be displayed on a lenticular screen beside the new cinema in the town center. Accompanying the screen will be a series of QR (Quick Response) codes which intend to animate the screen, from an audio history tour spoken by local people, a nature map showing where each school’s leaf can be found and more.

You can find further information and activities at the project website: