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The Quarantini is a refreshing cocktail mix of ingenious and creative responses to Coronavirus. It combines interviews, a weekly round up of exciting ideas dreamed up by people from across the globe, together with a dash of the unexpected. It will charm, excite and inform you and all served up by hosts Pommy Harmar and Melissa Chemam!

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The Quarantini is a refreshing cocktail mix of ingenious and creative responses to Coronavirus. It combines interviews, a weekly round up of exciting ideas dreamed up by people from across the globe, together with a dash of the unexpected. It will charm, excite and inform you and all served up by hosts Pommy Harmar and Melissa Chemam!

    A Quarantini with Bristol Steppin Sistas

    A Quarantini with Bristol Steppin Sistas

    We know many more people have made time in the last year to get out into the countryside, to walk more and notice nature that surrounds us. But how easy is it for people of colour to feel comfortable in the UK countryside? We hear from Sophie Brown and Ruth Pitter from Bristol Steppin Sistas,
    ALSO - music from Bristol Beacon's new project A Song for Bristol - this time a track from Grove and Hope Creative
    PLUS - we bring you our usual round up of positive responses to the virus from around the world....
    Music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY2gDL0eikA (Lockdown Riddim, Grove and Hope Creative)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqR9qi0BvFA (Ho)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBh_i5cvbFY (t Flu, Seb Gutiez, The Old Bones Collective )- opening/closing music
    Hosts: Melissa Chemam and Pommy Harmar
    Producer: Pommy Harmar

    • 22 min
    A Quarantini with UWE student Timea Farkas

    A Quarantini with UWE student Timea Farkas

    Education for students of all ages has thrown up enormous challenges during the pandemic. How has life been for journalism students learning how to make contacts, obtain interviews and generally keep on track of what is going on in the world? University of the West of England Journalism student Timea Farkas talks about completing her final year during lockdown.
    ALSO - we've got more fabulous, stirring music from the irresistible and completely watchable Clark family
    PLUS - we bring you our usual round up of positive responses to the virus from around the world....
    Music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e9k0Gr0S_o (500 Miles, Clark Family)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqR9qi0BvFA (Ho)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBh_i5cvbFY (t Flu, Seb Gutiez, The Old Bones Collective )- opening/closing music
    Hosts: Melissa Chemam and Pommy Harmar
    Producer: Pommy Harmar

    • 28 min
    A Quarantini with The British Pilgrimage Trust

    A Quarantini with The British Pilgrimage Trust

    In this episode we find out about the rise in the popularity - in the last year - of making a pilgrimage. We interview The British Pilgrimage's Trust project leader of the Old Way - an ancient pilgrimage route from Southampton to Canterbury, and she gives tips on the process from finding accommodation to setting an intention.
    ALSO - we've got a beautiful track Human from American singer India Carney
    PLUS - we bring you our usual round up of positive responses to the virus from around the world....
    Music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REj6hnPtaHw (Human, India Carney)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqR9qi0BvFA (Ho)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBh_i5cvbFY (t Flu, Seb Gutiez, The Old Bones Collective )- opening/closing music
    Hosts: Melissa Chemam and Pommy Harmar
    Producer: Pommy Harmar

    • 24 min
    A Quarantini with artist Susan Thomson

    A Quarantini with artist Susan Thomson

    We interview artist https://www.susanthomson.co.uk/p/about.html (Susan Thomson) who gives us her thoughts about the pandemic and talks about her new film essay https://circaartmagazine.net/the-cytokine-storms/ (The Cytokine Storms) in which she explores the colonial echoes of the UK government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic
    ALSO - we've got a stunning brand new track Willing from https://ladynade.co.uk/ (Lady Nade) - she says:
    'Willing is a message of acceptance, loyalty and friendship, particularly poignant after this prolonged period of separation. All too often we try to be the person we think other people want us to be rather than ourselves. Willing is a celebration of who we are and we can support each other.'
    PLUS - we bring you our usual round up of positive responses to the virus from around the world....
    Music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivBmjUigct8 (Willing, Lady Nade)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqR9qi0BvFA (Ho)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBh_i5cvbFY (t Flu, Seb Gutiez, The Old Bones Collective )- opening music
    Hosts: Melissa Chemam and Pommy Harmar
    Producer: Pommy Harmar

    • 25 min
    A Year of The Quarantini - more celebrating!

    A Year of The Quarantini - more celebrating!

    Still celebrating the past year, in this episode, we hear from Bristol-based digital artist https://www.lucyjturner.co.uk/ (Lucy Turner) about how she responded to the virus in her work...
    ALSO - two more of our favourite music tracks!
    PLUS - we tell the story of the pandemic through the astonishing breadth of ingenuity and creativity we unearthed here in Bristol, the UK and around the world.....
    Music:
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=holderness+family+quarantine+is+not+quite+over (Quarantine is not quite over, The Holderness Family)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNCopmqsw1Q (Mr Motivator, Idles)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqR9qi0BvFA (Ho)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBh_i5cvbFY (t Flu, Seb Gutiez, The Old Bones Collective )- opening music
    Hosts: Melissa Chemam and Pommy Harmar
    Producer: Pommy Harmar

    • 28 min
    A Year of The Quarantini! - part 1

    A Year of The Quarantini! - part 1

    In our anniversary episode we bring you a story of the pandemic as told by a variety of clips of our interviewees over the last year.
    ALSO - three of our favourite music tracks!
    PLUS - our usual round up of positive responses to the virus from around the world....
    Music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f91fPXC3wRU (Happy Together, The Colt Family)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-1YI-neupU (Massive Attack, Young Fathers, Professor Guy Standing)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEWdpK1u02k (The Getaway, Old Bones Collective)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqR9qi0BvFA (Ho)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBh_i5cvbFY (t Flu, Seb Gutiez, The Old Bones Collective )- opening music
    Hosts: Melissa Chemam and Pommy Harmar
    Producer: Pommy Harmar

    • 42 min

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