Oscar Forever Young & Haiti Education Fund

This item was included in the February and March broadcasts.

The album Oscar Forever Young is a limited-edition commemorative CD – a loving tribute recorded by friends and family in memory of a young person, Oscar, from Sussex. Some tracks were written specially for the CD.

All proceeds add to the ongoing Oscar memorial fund, set up along with the charity ActionAid, to support the education of a primary-aged girl, Carlencia, in rural Haiti, and provide urgently-needed resources for her community primary school. Carlencia wants to be a nurse.

~ Oscar Forever Young CD & Haiti Education Fund (February) (MP3 – 1′ 19″)
~ Oscar Forever Young CD & Haiti Education Fund (March) (MP3 – 1′ 46″)

If you would like a copy of the CD, or to donate to the fund, or for further information, please email Hen at: calidezdelsol@yahoo.com stating ‘OSCAR HAITI CD’ in the message title.

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Artbeat – February programme

This programme was included in the February broadcast.

Artbeat – February programme
Presented by Ursula Troche
Click here to listen to the programme (27′ 28″ – MP3)

Highlights/details of the programme:
~ Introduction: International Women’s Day and Carnival dates

~ Interview with Cheryl Burke, of Black History and Culture West London (and also the SPARC Foundation and the Root to the Fruit project)
Later in the programme she also talks about her partnership projects with WAPPY (the Writing, Acting & Publishing Project for Youngsters)
Click here for more details of this item and to listen to an edited version

~ Interview with Hannah Uzor, nee Hasiciimbwe, visual artist and member of the Black History & Culture West London group

~ poem by Ursula Troche “States of Minds”

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February broadcast

Our most recent broadcast was on Wednesday 23rd February, from 7pm (London time). For more details and to listen to some of the items, please follow the links below.

Schedule

~ Camden Unlocked – highlights from Camden Community Radio
Marian Larragy interviews Valerie Amajoutt, an American now living in London, about aspects of being a migrant; Caron Bell looks at plans to install dams on the ponds on Hampstead Heath. Plus: Irene McGarvey interviews singer/ songwriter Emma Payn at the Troubadour in West London; she also talks to Lucia Way, Director of the arts organisation Upbeat.

~ 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.
Click here for details and to listen

~ The 2011 Census
Everything you need to know about Census day, which is on March 27th. We talk to Councillor Ruth Cadbury, from the London Borough of Hounslow, about what it is and why we have it. Click here for details and to listen

~ Learning English
How easy is it for people to learn English when they come to live here? Shahbana Rehman talks to a Mandarin speaker about her struggles to learn the language.
Click here for details and to listen

~ Focus on Ealing and West London
Debbie Golt talks to Bridget Anderson and Doreen Woodley from The Sunshine Foundation, a charity based in West London which was set up to support children with special needs. Debbie Golt and Ursula Troche highlight the work of WAPPY (the Writing, Acting and Publishing Project for Youngsters), which helps children and young people in Ealing to be creative. Plus: an update on International Women’s Day / Month events in Ealing.

~ Artbeat with performance poet Ursula Troche
Including an interview with Cheryl Burke of Black Women & Culture West London.
Click here for details and to listen

~ Outerglobe with DJ Debbie
Music, news and interviews from the world of women and music. With studio guest singer Phoenix Martins, who has taken part in Africa Express and whose Nigerian heritage informs her eclectic music and style.
Click here for details and to listen
Plus a performance and discussion with Jasmina Stosic (voice) and Anna-Helena McLean (voice and cello), who make up the music duo From The Well, sharing Serbian music and insights into women’s roles through their artistry.
Click here for details and to listen

~ East and West
Panjabi music with Kashmir Panue
Click here for details and to listen

If you would like to take part in future broadcasts in some way, please get in touch with us as soon as possible with full details.

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Nexos Latinoamericanos

This interview is part of the Ealing series. It was included in the January broadcast.

Nexos Latinoamericanos is a dance, fitness and cultural organization with a Latin flavour, which is based in Ealing and open to all. It’s led by Margarita Zuluaga, who is from Colombia. Manprit Dayal went to meet her to find out more.

~ Nexos Latinoamericanos – Margarita Zuluaga interviewed by Manprit Dayal
   (8′ 29″ – MP3)

To find out more about the organisation and how to take part in its activities, visit the Nexos Latinoamericanos website.

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Spread the Word – interview with the Director, Emma Hewett

This item was broadcast as part of the January broadcast.

Spread the Word supports the development of new creating writing in London and works with London writers at all stages of their career. It has just celebrated its 15th Birthday.

Emma Hearn went to visit Spread the Word and spoke to the Director, Emma Hewett, to learn more about what they offer, what changes she has seen over the past 15 years and to look forward to the future. Click on the link to listen.

~ Interview with Emma Hewett, Director of Spread the Word (4′ 51″ – MP3)

To find out more about current and future projects and events, visit the Spread the Word website.

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Hypnotique

This item was included in the November and January broadcasts.

Yula Burin talks to the musician Hypnotique about her work and her plans. Click on the link to listen.

~ Hypnotique interview (16′ 54″ – MP3)

For more information about Hypnotique and her work, visit her website or find her on MySpace or Facebook.

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The Feminist Library 35th anniversary

This feature was included in the January broadcast.

The Feminist Library is a large archive collection of literature from the Women’s Liberation Movement, especially from the late 1960s to the 1990s. This February it celebrates its 35th anniversary.

Yula Burin spoke to women involved in the Feminist Library over the years about its history, difficulties overcome and plans for the future. Click on the link to listen.

~ The Feminist Library 35th anniversary – compiled by Yula Burin (10′ 41″ – MP3)

For more information about the Feminist Library, and about the 35th anniversary party on 19th February, please visit the website.

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