10 episodes

We talk to a diverse range of people living and working in London. We explore their early and current influences. We hope our conversations will be interesting, informative and bring our community closer together.

Portrait of a Londoner Catriona Maybury and Muna Hassan

    • Personal Journals

We talk to a diverse range of people living and working in London. We explore their early and current influences. We hope our conversations will be interesting, informative and bring our community closer together.

    Jason Arday on racial inequality in higher education

    Jason Arday on racial inequality in higher education

    Portrait of a Londoner is a South-East London based podcast and in this mini-series we will be talking to people who live in London about racism within the UK education system.

    In this episode we speak to Jason Arday who is an assistant professor in the department of Sociology at the University of Durham https://www.dur.ac.uk/sociology/staff/profile/?id=18558

    Jason is also a trustee of the Runnymede Trust the UK’s leading race equality think tank

    https://www.runnymedetrust.org/

    We discuss racial inequality in higher education, the pressures faced by black academics in the UK, his childhood in South London and his experiences of growing up with global development delay and Asperger's (or high functioning autism).

    • 39 min
    Jason WH Page of the South East London Salon and Migration Museum

    Jason WH Page of the South East London Salon and Migration Museum

    In this episode we speak to Jason Page @jasonwhpage

    Jason  has a portfolio career. He works as Operations Manager at the Migration Museum in Lewisham.  https://www.migrationmuseum.org/about-our-project/

    He also runs the South East Salon @selondonsalon  which serves as a South East london creative exchange bringing creativity, enterprise and resources to new and exciting spaces throughout south east London and works with gourmandizing @gourmandizing who paint murals focussed around food in SE london

    • 38 min
    Stephen Ismail Thomas on his experiences of racism in the UK and working with young black men

    Stephen Ismail Thomas on his experiences of racism in the UK and working with young black men

    Portrait of a Londoner is a South-East London based podcast and in this mini-series we will be talking to people who live in London about racism in the UK.

    In this episode we speak to Stephen Ismail Thomas, mindfulness teacher taking programmes in primary and secondary schools.

    Research into Mindfulness has reported success in areas such as improving awareness, focus, concentration and supporting emotional regulation.
    https://www.mindbubbles.co.uk/home-1

    Stephen also works with a number of other projects including Upward bound
    https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/about/school-programmes-and-outreach/upward-bound-programme/

    • 42 min
    Brock Elbank Photographer on his career in fashion, shooting the Beards series and more recent work taking portraits of people with skin conditions including vitiligo

    Brock Elbank Photographer on his career in fashion, shooting the Beards series and more recent work taking portraits of people with skin conditions including vitiligo

    Brock Elbank Photographer on his career in fashion, shooting the Beards series to raise awareness of melanoma and more recent work taking portraits of people with skin conditions including vitiligo and CMN

    • 26 min
    Melissa Thompson of Fowlmouths Food on childhood memories, her passion for food and LGBT activism.

    Melissa Thompson of Fowlmouths Food on childhood memories, her passion for food and LGBT activism.

    Melissa Thompson of Fowl mouths food on early experiences of racism, her passion for food and the food industry, coming out to her parents and more recent LGBT activism and her experience of motherhood.

    • 24 min
    Aga Czarnota, Deli owner talks about her childhood in Poland, early career in London, thoughts on Brexit and why she loves Forest Hill!

    Aga Czarnota, Deli owner talks about her childhood in Poland, early career in London, thoughts on Brexit and why she loves Forest Hill!

    Aga Czarnota, Deli owner talks about her childhood in Poland, early career in London, establishing Cooltura, work at Neal's yard Dairy, thoughts on Brexit and why she loves Forest Hill!

    • 25 min

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