Thanks to Mike Harris at WECIL I was linked up with ACFA, a West of England Advice Network. Last minute I was invited to come and be the guest speaker at ACFA’s monthly meeting . Welcomed by Gail Bowen Hugget and representatives from various advice groups across Bristol, I spoke and answered questions about the History of Place Project.
After this meeting, Gail decided I should come in and be a guest on her radio show, Babbers, which airs on Ujima, a Bristol community radio station, on 98FM. Age UK Bristol, the Bristol Ageing Better Partnership, ACFA and Ujima Radio have come together to produce a show relevant to the elderly of Bristol. It can help deliver advice, offer ideas to combat social exclusion and loneliness and generally talk about any issue of concern or interest to the over 50s. Babbers does great things for those listening in Bristol.
As I had never been on the radio before, I became suitably excited and nervous leading up to being on the show, but luckily it was a pre record and not live, so I had room to make some mistakes! Gail made me feel totally at ease, and it felt very positive and significant to be radio interviewed about the History of Place project and what we are hoping to do in Bristol. I spoke about how we are gathering volunteers to get involved in the research group, and also encouraged those interested in the events exploring deaf and disabled people’s stories in Bristol, or taking part in any of the creative stages of the project to get in touch!
You can listen to the show here.
Thanks Gail and Babbers for having me on.
Email me for more information; firstname.lastname@example.org