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Bristol kitchen dance party broadcast on Canada's CBC

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Image caption Bristol Kitchen Radio set up in Redland almost two years ago

A group of musicians in Bristol who want to get 2,000 people across the world dancing in their kitchens are to be broadcast live on Canadian radio.

Bristol Kitchen Radio (BKR) was contacted by Canadian state broadcaster CBC after it saw a tweet about BKR's global "kitchen dance party" project.

The live broadcast between the group's kitchen in Redland, Bristol, and CBC in Newfoundland takes place at 11:50 GMT.

BKR said it had also been contacted by people in Venezuela, France and the US.

'Transatlantic party'

The group, which started almost two years ago, create monthly podcasts about the arts and culture, which are recorded in Ellen Hughes' kitchen in Redland and are available for free on their website.

Ms Hughes said: "We love dancing in our kitchen. There will be one dance with easy-to-follow steps so that listeners on both sides of the Atlantic can dance the same steps with us in their own kitchens.

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Image caption This picture was sent to BKR from a kitchen in Oxford

"It is so exciting to make use of new technology to share music with people in Newfoundland and throw a transatlantic kitchen party."

CBC presenter Angela Antle saw the BKR tweet and said she wanted to help as Newfoundland is "famous for its kitchen parties".

She said: "Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are always up for a kitchen party and I'm sure CBC NL listeners will get up and dance.

"I often dance and sing (off key) rather loudly in the radio studio - I'm a little freaked out that people on both sides of the Atlantic will be able to see and hear me."

The idea to get 2,000 people "dancing the same steps to the same music" in their kitchens has received £3,000 from Arts Council England.

BKR said it hoped to achieve its target of 2,000 kitchen dancers by 15 December.

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