Hosted by Jeffrey Young, founder of The Camden Clean Air Initiative and CEO of Allegra Group, each episode features an insightful conversation with interesting persons living, working, or playing within the Borough of Camden, and most of all those committed to making a positive difference and improving the quality of life in our community, Camden.
Google: A conversation with Anna Williams
Jeffrey Young is joined by Anna Williams, Geo for Environment Lead at Google. They discuss the role she plays, how Google is leading the way in sustainability, the support they are giving to the local community, and the other perks involved in working for such a well-known company. This insightful episode explores sustainability, community, the corporate world, and of course, Camden.
The Zabludowicz Gallery
Jeffrey Young is joined by Elizabeth Neilson, Director of the Zabludowicz Gallery. They discuss the history of the iconic building, the vision of the gallery, the artists both past, present, and future, and the impact and influence of digitisation in art and the world we live in. This brilliant episode explores art, gender, culture, and of course, Camden.
The Dublin Castle: A conversation with Tony Gleed
Jeffrey Young is joined by Tony Gleed, Music Booker at the Dublin Castle. They discuss the history of the iconic venue, the artists that have walked through the doors, and what the future looks like for the music industry.
The Mayor of Camden 2022-23
Jeffrey Young is joined by Councillor Nasim Ali OBE, the Mayor of Camden. In this episode, they discuss the Mayor's journey to becoming the first British Bangladeshi and Muslim Mayor of Camden, as well as being the youngest Mayor in the country at that time, and how he has returned as Mayor of Camden for the second time. They explore his community projects, his aim to improve the lives of women and families in the Borough, and the important work done by his nominated charity the Hopscotch Women's Centre. Most importantly, we learn about Councillor Ali's life in Camden, and importantly his love for the Borough.
The Wellcome Collection
Jeffrey Young is joined by Emily Sargent, Head of Exhibitions at the Wellcome Collection, to discuss their current exhibition ‘In the Air’ (19 May 2022 - 16 October 2022). This exhibition explores our relationship with the air around us and what it tells us about the health of our planet. It brings together historical materials and contemporary artworks by artists including Tacita Dean, David Rickard, Dryden Goodwin, and Forensic Architecture to examine the connections between the atmosphere and the planet, investigate the geopolitics of air, and uncover the secrets of the air we breathe.
Saving the Black Cap
Jeffrey Young is joined by Ben Walters and Alex Green from the Black Cap Community Benefit Society. They discuss the Society's mission to restore and re-open The Black Cap, a historic LGBTQ+ venue in the heart of Camden that has been serving LGBTQ+ community and culture since the days when it was illegal to be gay. The history of this iconic LGBTQ+ pub, club, and performance venue stretches back decades if not centuries, and is known around the world. In this episode, we learn about why, despite its continued popularity and success, the Cap was closed abruptly in April 2015, after Camden council rejected its then-owners’ plans to develop the site into luxury flats. You can read more about the Black Cap and the #WeAreTheBlackCap campaign.