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Day 8: Radio Ga Ga

Radio Local in Culture Mile

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The News comes from Charterhouse resident Rakesh Mathur, we join Mohammed El Baaj for a Live Report and Redemption Roasters teach us how to make cold brew coffee. David Rosenberg talks about Postal Art and Bourgeois & Maurice examine life Before Covid.

Our local legend is James Gedney, Park Guard, at Golden Lane Estate. James is worthy of Local Legend status as he patrols Golden Lane Estate along with five other Park Guards and his dog. He's got a great relationship with the younger residents and always has time to chat with the older folk.

Journalist and Charterhouse resident, Rakesh Mathur, delivers The News. Rakesh is from Mumbai, India, and has worked as a journalist and feature writer for Indian magazines and papers.

We listen to a pre-recorded Live Report from Mohammed El Baaj.

Josh Trathen (pictured) from Redemption Coffee Roasters, teaches Hunt & Darton how to make a great cold brew at home with Redemption Roasters ‘Frontline’ coffee. This coffee is produced with help from Mercanta coffee and with every coffee bag sold, another bag is donated to NHS.

Victoria Melody is an award winning British artist with a background in fine art. She makes theatrical shows, performances and films mainly about Britain’s pastimes, passions and tribes. Her series, ‘The Enthusiasts’, is a celebration of Barbican Estate’s pastimes and passions. It’s somewhere between a Ted Talk and a French Salon. But these are shorter, more domestic talks from the comfort of people’s own homes. She has been speaking to everybody and anybody with a passion, nothing has been too niche. In this episode David Rosenberg talks about his passion for Postal Art. Music is by Barbican resident Joan Furió Viva.

Critically-acclaimed musical satirists Bourgeois & Maurice are here to distract you from the horrors of today by singing about the horrors of yesterday. Remember Brexit? Doesn’t it seem a lifetime ago? How about environmental fears? The rise of rightwing populism? These concerns are all but a misty watercolour memory as we stand here in the future - June 2020 - but it’s important to remember where we came from.