West London

Click on the links below for details of the items about organisations and activities in West London.

  • Acton Community Forum Debbie Golt interviews Rachel Pepper, director of Acton Community Forum. This item was included in the September broadcast.
  • Breaking the Silence Three young Somali women, Dheg, Bashira and Mumtaz, talk to Debbie Golt about their Acton-based Somali Youth Group and their campaign to help overcome female gender mutilation (FGM). This item was included in the October broadcast.
  • St Paul’s Money Advice Centre, which is based in St. Paul’s Church, Hammersmith, has been helping Londoners to cope with their debts and money problems for the past decade. In this interview Miranda Dunn, an advisor at the Centre, speaks about its work.
    This item was included in the January broadcast
  • EACAS Somali Youth Group in Hayes EACAS (East African Counselling and Support) is a community organisation set up by Somalian refugee Madina Jeilani for young people and adults in Hayes and the surrounding area. Cathy Aitchison joined Madina and members of EACAS at one of their regular Saturday morning teaching sessions. This feature was included in WRG’s Radio 1812 programme for International Migrants Day in December 2010.
  • Interview with Lydia Besong, an asylum seeker from Cameroon living in the North West of England. In November 2010, her play How I Became An Asylum Seeker was performed at Riverside Studios in West London as part of the event Break the Silence with Natasha Walter and Juliet Stevenson. In this interview she talks about the play and about her life.
  • Nexos Latinoamericanos Manprit Dayal interviews the founder and Chief Executive of Nexos Latinoamericanos, Margarita Zuluaga. This item was included in the January broadcast.
  • Traveller Women Feature by Debbie Golt on Greenfields Children’s Centre and Ealing’s Travellers’ Achievement Service. This item was included in the November broadcast.
  • Honour Killings is a new film about this difficult subject, where women are killed by their male relatives in so called ‘honour killings’. Based on a true story, the film explores three families’ experiences of what can happen when love crosses traditional divides. West London community reporter Rashmi Varma talked to the film’s director Avtar Bhogal, to some of the cast and to members of the audience at the film’s screening at the House of Commons in the summer of 2010.
  • JigSaw is a half hour magazine programme produced by students on the Women’s Radio Group Summer School 2010, which took place at the WRG studios in Acton.

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