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Day 11: Happy Birthday London Symphony Orchestra!

Radio Local in Culture Mile

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We chat to Local Legend Sue Pearson, hear a Live Report from Sue Whitehead and London Loud take over. We join Hannah Bosely at Maggie’s Centre who reviews Le Bun. And we play Making Words with members of the LSO.

Councillor Susan Pearson represents the ward of Cripplegate and is our local legend for today’s show. She joined the Court of Common Council in 2017, and has represented the constituents of Cripplegate Ward where she has lived since 2006. Sue, a recently retired architect, specialised in airport design and planning for the past 20 years, previously working in Papua New Guinea on health projects and running her own small private practice in Wales whilst her children were small.

Radio Local Workshop Participants, London Loud, take over with the second part of their radio show. They join us from Dragon Hall Trust, London's most central open access community space running #codeclub #afterschoolclub and #youthclub all week. SoapBox is a 21st Century Youth Centre, using digital media and technology, so that all young people can realise their potential, develop new skills and have fun. From youth worker drop ins, advice sessions, digital, media & tech programmes, music events, debates, radio, dance and much more. Holborn Community Association has been a vital part of the local community for over 30 years.  Across 3 centres, they run a range of sport, play and art activities for everyone from 0-99+.  

The Live Report from Sue Whitehead, who has lived on the Golden Lane Estate for over 12 years. She has passed the time with gardening and is a ‘Bagger’ on the estate. She has been shopping for local neighbours who are self isolating during Covid 19. She plays the Tenor Horn and is a part of the St. Margaret Pattens church, Brass Band (25 members) performing for events at Regents Park, Battle of Britain, Victoria Park and Christmas Carols over the festive period.

Hannah Bosley, Fundraising Manager at Maggie’s Barts, reviews  Le Bun in The Food Review. The Le Bun concept is to revolutionise the way people perceive French food. Maggie’s offers the best possible support free to anyone with cancer and their families who walk through our doors. You'll find our centres alongside NHS hospitals and we can also support you online.

We play Making Words with Clare Duckworth, Sarah Quinn and Gareth Davies who are all members of London Symphony Orchestra. The LSO is celebrating 116 years since their first concert in 1904 (pictured). Clare and Sarah are Violinists, and Gareth is Principal Flute.

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