Cheryl Burke, Black History & Culture West London

This is an edited version of the live studio interview in Artbeat, from the February broadcast. It is part of the Ealing series.

Interview with Cheryl Burke, Black History and Culture West London
Cheryl Burke, chair of Black History and Culture West London talks to Ursula Troche about her organisations, activities and projects. These include the Root to the Fruit project, an intergenerational lottery-funded project in partnership with WAPPY (the Writing, Acting & Publishing Project for Youngsters)

~ Interview with Cheryl Burke, BHCWL (5′ 27″ – MP3)

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Phoenix Martins

This item was included in the February broadcast, as part of Outerglobe.

Phoenix Martins
Debbie Golt’s studio guest this month is the singer Phoenix Martins.

~ Phoenix Martins (17′ 34″ – MP3)

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From The Well

This item was included in the February broadcast, as part of Outerglobe.

From The Well – Jasmina Stosic and Anna-Helena McLean
Debbie Golt talks to musicians Jasmina Stosic and Anna-Helena McLean who together form the music duo From The Well. With roots in Serbia and Poland and brought together by their love for Slavic music, they perform Serbian traditional songs in their own arrangements.
Debbie begins by asking what the name ‘From the Well’ means to them.

~ From The Well – Jasmina Stosic and Anna-Helena McLean (17′ 21″ – MP3)

For more information, please visit their website.

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The 2011 Census

This item was included in the February broadcast.

Census day is March 27th 2011 so every household in the country will be asked to fill in a form. Hounslow councillor Ruth Cadbury has been talking to Chrissie Kravchenko, of the Women’s Radio Group, about why it’s important for us all to respond to the questionnaire.
Click on the link below to listen.

~ The 2011 Census (6′ 23″ – MP3)

For more about the Census go to www.2011.census.gov.uk

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Learning English

This item was included in the February broadcast.

Learning English
How easy is it for people to learn English when they come to live in the UK, especially when their mother tongue is very different? Shahbana Rehman talks to Li-Li, a Mandarin speaker, about her struggles to learn the language.

~ Interview with Li-Li, about learning English (7′ 00″ – MP3)

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East and West – Kashmir

These programmes were included in the February and March broadcasts.

In East and West, Kashmir Panue introduces a programme of Panjabi songs and culture. It is part of the Ealing series. Click on the links to listen.

~ East and West – February programme (23′ 37″ – MP3)
~ East and West – March programme (29′ 21″ – MP3)

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Welsh London

This item was included in the February broadcast.

Welsh London
To celebrate St. David’s day, Anjul Dutt, who was born and brought up in Wales, has been finding out about Welsh culture in London.

Anjul spoke to James Thomas, a trustee of the London Welsh Centre, which is near King’s Cross. The centre of Welsh arts, language and culture in London, the London Welsh Centre hosts cultural events, runs Welsh language classes and is home to three Welsh choirs.

She also spoke to Ned Palmer, who runs the Gorwydd Caerphilly Cheese stall at Borough Market. Gorwydd Caerphilly Cheese is a mature Caerphilly Cheese made by Trethowan’s Dairy in Ceredigion, Wales, using a traditional recipe and methods. In 2010, Gorwydd Caerphilly won Best Welsh Cheese at the World Cheese Awards.

~ Click here to listen to the programme (on Soundcloud)

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