June 22, 2020
Welcome back to The Urban Village podcast.
In this episode we talk to Clare Montagu who is the Chief Operating Officer at Claphams Royal Trinity Hospice.
She tells us about the double whammy that Covid has delivered both medically plus the financial hit they suffered because they have been forced to cancel their fundraising events and close the charity shops.
She also tells us about the huge and beautiful garden they have behind the hospices walls. Who knew !
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May 19, 2020
Hello and welcome back
In this weeks edition of The Urban Village Karen Simmonds the boss of Clapham based travel company 'Travel Matters' talks to us about eco-travel, the pandemic and the rise of holidays involving staying in the UK.
We're not saying 'stay-cation' as we hate that word.
May 6, 2020
Hello all - welcome back to The Urban Village podcast, we’ve got a couple of local stories for you this time…
In today's episode we talk to Sarah and Claire from Balham based The Wiser Collective who help community-minded people connect online and meet at local skill-sharing events.
Of course it’s all gone a bit wrong at the moment and they explain their socially distanced situation.
Then we talk to Alexander Campbell who’s a Clapham resident and principal dancer at The Royal Ballet. He tells us how lockdown is going for him and how he’s trying to keep lockdown fit.
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April 25, 2020
Welcome back !
We've a real treat in the latest podcast.
Local Tooting lad and this years BBC Masterchef Champion... it's Thomas Frake.
He tells us about filming the competition, his fave Tooting places to go, where the trophy currently is and asks for our advice on how to cook rice. Sort of.
Tooting resident and food lover, Thomas began baking as a child with his Granny and last week won what is arguably the most recognized cooking award in the UK...
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April 20, 2020
We had such a great chat with Stuart who is a local Balham film-maker.
He's turned his production company into an online film club where his team teach kids stuck indoors at the moment how to script a short film, then film it on a phone, edit it together and then show it to the world.
They've even got their own Oscars, named after his cat Sydney!
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April 14, 2020
In todays fascinating episode we chat to James Cash from The Train Station Gym in Wandsworth and learn some great tips about fitness and how he's now running his personal training sessions online.
We then talk to Natasha Treohan who's family own 'Treohans Hardware' store in Abbeville Road. She tells us how the store currently handles things - or not - and also about how her Post Grad studies are being affected.
April 8, 2020
Today we had a chat with Phil Robinson who set up pioneering Wandsworth eco-paint and decorating company Paint the Town Green.
He tells us how they are now doing things differently because of Covid-19 and even plays us his very own theme tune!
April 3, 2020
Today we have a brilliant chat with top local Chef, Jimmy Garcia.
In 2011 Jimmy turned his living room in Balham into a 25-seater restaurant.
Since then, he has featured on a range of TV shows including Sunday Brunch and This Morning and published best-selling cookbook, Social Eats.
Jimmy is currently championing #Donateadinner across Wandsworth to provide meals to those in crisis and hardship at https://www.jimmyspopup.com/donate-a-dinner
March 30, 2020
In this episode Annabel (AKA Susan) from NappyValleyNet.com tells us about how her website was born and how it's re- adjusting to the new normal, she tells us a couple of very funny stories as well.
In the second half Sandra from NorthcoteBaby.com explains the steep learning curve to get her baby yoga business 'Zoom' ready while she can't meet people face to face.
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March 28, 2020
From the NHS Front Line at St George's Hospital Tooting
Clapham resident and Consultant ICU Doctor Agatha talks us through the unfolding situation, how the hospital has transformed to accept Covid Patients and how all your help makes a HUGE amount of difference to the nurses and medical staff.
A very moving and earnest first hand account.
Thank you to our NHS heroes !