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Short story podcast & chatty podcasts. Brought to you by Bernadette Russell and Gareth Brierley (White Rabbit)

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Short story podcast & chatty podcasts. Brought to you by Bernadette Russell and Gareth Brierley (White Rabbit)

    How To Be Hopeful Season 1 Episode 7- Mental Health Awareness Week- Hope is Kindness

    How To Be Hopeful Season 1 Episode 7- Mental Health Awareness Week- Hope is Kindness

    about the connection between hope and kindness, for Mental Health Awareness Week

    • 55 min
    How To Be Hopeful Season 1 Episode 6- The Secret Weapon Is Joy

    How To Be Hopeful Season 1 Episode 6- The Secret Weapon Is Joy

    Welcome to my podcast about hope!
    This week I speak with Dominic Campbell about hope and getting and being older. We speak about the joy and fun that can be found in later life, about how we can “fall in love with our older selves”, the importance of language and the transformative power of the arts. There’s also an excerpt from a singalong from a sheltered housing unit in Lewisham, with ukulele from the wonderful Carys Lewis.
    This whole first series was recorded in Deptford, SE London, during the lock down.
    Dominic Campbell is an  inaugural Atlantic Fellow for Equity and Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute a project between Trinity College Dublin and University College Southern California an ambitious worldwide program seeking social and public health solutions to reduce the scale and adverse impact of dementia. He was the Bealtaine Festival’s Director in Ireland for eight years.
    If you'd like to find out more about Dominic and his projects go here:
    www.creativeaginginternational.com  
    You can find out more about Carys Lewis here: https://www.mandy.com/actor/profile/carys-lewis  
    More soon!
    Love Bernadette
    My book "How To Be Hopeful" published by Elliot and Thompson is due out September 2020. This podcast series is a chance for me to chat again to some of the people who I interviewed for the book, as well as some people who I didn't have the chance to. I hope you enjoy it. 
    You can find me here www.bernadetterussell.com
    twitter @betterussell insta @bernadetterussell 
    facebook https://www.facebook.com/bernadetterussellwrites/ 
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How To Be Hopeful Season One Episode 5- Tiny Revolutions

    How To Be Hopeful Season One Episode 5- Tiny Revolutions

    What is a "tiny revolution"? Find out here!
    Hello and welcome to  "How To Be Hopeful" - a non fiction podcast about why hope is important, and how to find and nurture hope particularly in difficult times. Its about finding hope for ourselves, our communities and the world, and about exploring all the ways we can do this.
    This whole first series was recorded in Deptford, SE London, during the lock down. In this one I chat with the amazing Stella Duffy, who does many wonderful things including being co-director of Fun Palaces, an annual festival of creativity in the community. They say: "We believe in the genius in everyone, in everyone an artist and everyone a scientist, and that creativity in community can change the world for the better.
    Stella and I chatted about connectivity, the importance of play, the "people in the community who are doing amazing things day in day out and always have been... " and her project #tinyrevolution
     
    If you'd like to find out more about Stella and Fun Palaces go here:
    https://funpalaces.co.uk 


     

     

    More soon!
    Love Bernadette
    My book "How To Be Hopeful" published by Elliot and Thompson is due out September 2020. This podcast series is a chance for me to chat again to some of the people who I interviewed for the book, as well as some people who I didn't have the chance to. I hope you enjoy it. 
    You can find me here www.bernadetterussell.com
    twitter @betterussell insta @bernadetterussell 
    facebook https://www.facebook.com/bernadetterussellwrites/ 

    • 1 hr
    WONDER episode 2- original stories read aloud from Revelation Ashford

    WONDER episode 2- original stories read aloud from Revelation Ashford

    Happy Beltane!
    We have been working with the lovely team at Revelation Ashford during lockdown to create a little bit of wonder..... since we won't able to do a live show until later in the year, we're sharing a taste of what we've been up to online to keep you entertained at home.
    Make yourself a cuppa or something stronger and join us in Wonderland!  We've created a series of short story podcasts to help us all get through these strange days.  Featuring the work of local writers and read aloud by the team at White Rabbit, here for your listening pleasure.
    This is the second of  four podcasts in the series that will be broadcast here on the first of each month, you'll also be able to search for them on iTunes and Youtube.  We'll send you a reminder each month, and you can follow us here to ensure you don't miss any  
    This second one was recorded during lock down in Deptford on 1st May 2020.
    WONDER Episode Two
    Track one: Sea of Wonder by Ranna Sillard
    Story one: "Roger" by  Malcom Dixon. Read by Bernadette Russell
    Track two: "The Wonder of a Child" by Edgar Hopp
    Story two: "Granny Takes A Trip" By Bella Basura. Read by Gareth Brierley
    Track three: "It's a Wonder" by Headlund
    Coming up! 
    1 JUNE:
    "Wonder Man" by Zac Thraves"Wonder"  by Fiona O'Brien 
    1 JULY:
    "The Women On The Bus" by Jo Tandy"OK, Daddy-long-legs and the Infinite Web" by Niamh Bagnell"Heaven Sent" by Sue McGonigal NO! Susan Hndley??
    This new work has been made possible thanks to the funding partners of Revelation which are: Ashford Borough Council, Arts Council England, Kent County Council and The Godinton Trust.

    • 22 min
    How To Be Hopeful Season One Episode Four "If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution"

    How To Be Hopeful Season One Episode Four "If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution"

    Hello and welcome to  "How To Be Hopeful" - a non fiction podcast about why hope is important, and how to find and nurture hope particularly in difficult times. Its about finding hope for ourselves, our communities and the world, and about exploring all the ways we can do this.
    This fourth episode was recorded in Deptford, SE London, during the lock down. In it I chat with choreographer, dancer and all round wonder woman, Natasha Khamjani, co-artistic director of Folk Dance Remixed, about how and why dancing is good for us and how we should all "get on our dancing shoes". Natasha has been dancing on her doorstep with neighbours and teaching family street battles- initiating loads of amazing and inspiring creative responses  in the last few weeks. 
    My book "How To Be Hopeful" published by Elliot and Thompson is due out September 2020. This podcast series is a chance for me to chat again to some of the people who I interviewed for the book, as well as some people who I didn't have the chance to. I hope you enjoy it. 
    If you'd like to find out more about Natasha go here:
    Check out #FolkdanceremixedFridays - spreading JOY & LAUGHTER online here: https://youtu.be/tjLbEBtZ6rM
    www.folkdanceremixed.com

    Facebook -FOLKDANCEREMIXED
    Insta @folkdanceremixed
     

    Also check out #danceonyourdoorstep

    Natasha has been getting her street dancing with her performing neighbours Ruth & Bex! 
    https://www.facebook.com/539266759/posts/10158075527381760/?d=n 

     
    @natashakhamjaniartist
     
    Natasha's Family Street Dance Battle created for the Southbank Centre is here: https://youtu.be/NZsSQOl6Jnc

     

    More soon!
    Love Bernadette
    You can find me here www.bernadetterussell.com
    twitter @betterussell insta @bernadetterussell 
    facebook https://www.facebook.com/bernadetterussellwrites/ 

    • 39 min
    How To Be Hopeful- Season 1 Episode 3- Looking After Ourselves

    How To Be Hopeful- Season 1 Episode 3- Looking After Ourselves

    Hello and welcome to my new podcast series. "How To Be Hopeful" is a non fiction podcast about why hope is important, and how to find and nurture hope particularly in difficult times. Its about finding hope for ourselves, our communities and the world, and about exploring all the ways we can do this.
    This third episode was recorded in Deptford, SE London, during the COVID 19 lock down and focuses on how we can take care of ourselves during this stressful time.
    This episode includes an interview with Kate Baily-  co-founder of Love Sober, a certified Life and Personal Performance Coach and author, specialising in mindset and wellness coaching, holistic recovery from AUD and radical self care.
    The series is about how appreciation and gratitude can make us feel happier. It's about making sure we hold on to what we gained and learned from this experience, and about the opportunity we have to create a better world once it is over. 
    My book "How To Be Hopeful" published by Elliot and Thompson is due out September 2020. This podcast series is a chance for me to chat again to some of the people who I interviewed for the book, as well as some people who I didn't have the chance to. I hope you enjoy it. 
    More soon!
    Love Bernadette
    You can find me here www.bernadetterussell.com
    and you can find out more about Kate here https://www.lovesober.com 

    • 39 min

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