â€œAddiction is not so good
I have no money no more
Everyone calls me a whore
Iâ€™d do anything to get some cash
Iâ€™d take anything without a doubt
I just want to scream and shoutâ€
From the chorus of â€œAddictionâ€ (written by Tanya atÂ 17)
In this documentary we glimpse through songs written by a teenager from The Batteries in Athlone giving an insight into some of the real issues teens are facing in contemporary society. The documentary aims to captures the joys, fears, hopes and the amazing strength and ability of this group of teenagers who call â€œThe Batteriesâ€ in Athlone their home. This programme was made with the support of the Sound and Vision Broadcasting Scheme, a Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Initiative.
Key contributors are the very talented Tanya Woods, Heather Jones and Shannen Courtney with Kevin Beaumount and Eithne Fallon. Producer & Scriptwriter Catherine Ivers, Editor Amanda Gunning and Sound Engineer Cathal Mc Cormack
â€œ Teens Looking Forward â€œ on Athlone Community Radio 88.4fm Monday the 16th of SeptemberÂ at 7pmÂ as part of TeenScene , The programme for Teenagers by Teenagers .
Or listen in online Â www.athlonecommunityradio.ie