13 episodes

Anita Whittaker is fortunate to have friends who are knowledgable in various fields, that she met in the heart of the ghetto! Harlesden, London, notorious for crime and deprivation, has a wonderful community that expands over cultures, race and religion. Anita has lived in the area for most of her life and believes in creating success without barriers. Her friends discuss how they live and work in a limitless mindset. Anita and friends talk about all subjects, music, art, fashion, relationships, education and much more.

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Anita Whittaker is fortunate to have friends who are knowledgable in various fields, that she met in the heart of the ghetto! Harlesden, London, notorious for crime and deprivation, has a wonderful community that expands over cultures, race and religion. Anita has lived in the area for most of her life and believes in creating success without barriers. Her friends discuss how they live and work in a limitless mindset. Anita and friends talk about all subjects, music, art, fashion, relationships, education and much more.

    Politics with Tom London Part 3/3

    Politics with Tom London Part 3/3

    This show was recorded a month ago before Covid-19 swept across the globe.  However.  Being politically aware is still a very important and relevant message, and when all is done, with Covid-19, there will be a lot changed in our world that we will all need to be aware of.  So; in the spirit of encouraging awareness, especially at these difficult times where civil liberties can be bent and stretched and what that can mean for our futures, I have decided to post this discussion.  Please feel free to comment, always stay alert and do your own research.

    Tom and I had a lot of catching up to do, so this podcast in in three parts to be released throughout this week.

    find Tom on Twitter @tomlondon6

    • 30 min
    Politics with Tom London Part 2/ 3

    Politics with Tom London Part 2/ 3

    This show was recorded a month ago before Covid-19 swept across the globe.  However.  Being politically aware is still a very important and relevant message, and when all is done, with Covid-19, there will be a lot changed in our world that we will all need to be aware of.  So; in the spirit of encouraging awareness, especially at these difficult times where civil liberties can be bent and stretched and what that can mean for our futures, I have decided to post this discussion.  Please feel free to comment, always stay alert and do your own research.

    Tom and I had a lot of catching up to do, so this podcast in in three parts to be released throughout this week.

    find Tom on Twitter @tomlondon6

    • 34 min
    Politics with Tom London part 1/3

    Politics with Tom London part 1/3

    This show was recorded a month ago before Covid-19 swept across the globe.  However.  Being politically aware is still a very important and relevant message, and when all is done, with Covid-19, there will be a lot changed in our world that we will all need to be aware of.  So; in the spirit of encouraging awareness, especially at these difficult times where civil liberties can be bent and stretched and what that can mean for our futures, I have decided to post this discussion.  Please feel free to comment, always stay alert and do your own research.

    Tom and I had a lot of catching up to do, so this podcast in in three parts to be released throughout this week.

    find Tom on Twitter @tomlondon6

    • 32 min
    Stranger Times

    Stranger Times

    We interrupt our usual podcasting to give you a little message of support during these strange times.  This is new for all who are in the middle of the COVID-19 threat and globally, we are all trying to make the best out of what we have.  To all of you out there, I hope you are doing well.  Please do follow your governments advice wherever you are, and, of course.  Stay safe.

    • 16 min
    Gary Jo Gardenhire Artist; Using Art to reclaim cultural narratives

    Gary Jo Gardenhire Artist; Using Art to reclaim cultural narratives

    NOTE: This is part 2 of a two part Art series featuring the 'GOLLY' exhibition by Gary Jo Gardenhire.  Please listen to episode 1 with Professor Justin Randolph Thompson HERE

    In discussion with friend and Artist Gary Jo Gardenhire, discussing his controversial exhibit ‘GOLLY’ and how he processed being called a ‘Golliwog’ here in London. Accompanying visual short doc piece will follow.

    "I began painting their images on historical prints to disrupt the status quo, making space for (re)thinking history, race and to reclaim cultural narratives."

    Gary paints, draws and sculpts, find him on
    Instagram:- https://www.instagram.com/gary_jo_g/
    Website:- https://www.garyjogardenhire.com/


    Gary's 'Golly' pieces, were shown in Florence as part of their Black History Month events.
    Before the Coronavirus pandemic, Anita visited Florence to view the works at SRISA https://srisa.org

    For further information on Back History Month Florence, and to help with research, contact Justin and the team below
    Website:- Black History Month Florence
    Facebook:- https://www.facebook.com/blackhistorymonthflorencepage/
    Instagram:- https://www.instagram.com/black.history.month.florence/?hl=en

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Justin Randolph Thompson Black History Month Florence: Why it is important for the modern world to accept and teach it's past and how Art transcends boundaries...

    Justin Randolph Thompson Black History Month Florence: Why it is important for the modern world to accept and teach it's past and how Art transcends boundaries...

    NOTE: This was recorded in February before the coronavirus lockdown

    Black History Month is an irritation of Anita's as she feels it is often used as a gimmick to sweep real issues under the table and 'tick' the diversity box. 

    Justin explains how, an African-American man came to create Black History Month in Florence, Italy and how he is aiming to help educate and 'involve' the wider population of Italy. 

    Through many mediums including Art, Justin is a 'Fine Art' Professor, he explores blackness through the black population living in Italy, including Anita's beloved friend Gary Jo Gardenhire whose 'Golly' pieces, were shown in Florence as part of their Black History Month events.

    Anita and Justin also discuss, what is 'Art' and how everyone can, and should, access it's many forms.

    For further information on Back History Month Florence, and to help with research, contact Justin and the team below
    Website:- Black History Month Florence
    Facebook:- https://www.facebook.com/blackhistorymonthflorencepage/
    Instagram:- https://www.instagram.com/black.history.month.florence/?hl=en

    As this is a discussion about the visual arts, an accompanying video will be released with part 2
    This is part 1 of a two part Art series featuring the 'GOLLY' exhibition by Gary Jo Gardenhire.

    Special mentions:
    Thank you to Prof. Andrew Smaldone Academic Dean at Santa Reparata International School of Arts
    Prof. Justin Randolph Thompson & Gary Jo Gardenhire for their support and time in putting this podcast series together.

    SRISA - https://srisa.org
    Gary Jo Gardenhire - https://www.garyjogardenhire.com/

    Further learning:-
    The Black Prince of Florence by Catherine Fletcher:- Penguin
    Africans in Renaissance Europe by Cecily Garber:- The Ultimate History Project
    Pamela Z - pamelaz.com

    • 1 hr 4 min

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