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Hackney Social Radio

A new weekly radio programme for the young at heart. Broadcasting Wednesdays 11am-12pm on Resonance 104.4FM

Radio for the young at heart

Hackney Social Radio was developed as an extension of our Theatre Exchange work with over 55s. The programme addresses digital isolation amongst older people, creating a sense of community through the airwaves.

Broadcasting weekly on Wednesdays, programmes have a presenter-led, magazine style, featuring music requests, audience phone-ins, stories from the community, features from local artists, interviews and advice from experts with regular up-to-date information about where to access help and support. Programmes are broadcast on our host station Resonance 104.4FM

After the success of our initial 15-week pilot series, funded by the Arts Council and The Fore Trust, we are delighted to return for a second series! Thanks to funding from The Henry Smith Charity and DCMS through the Community Match Challenge, we are able to continue producing Hackney Social Radio through to July 2021! We continue to work with our partners Hackney Council’s Cultural Development Team and Connect Hackney.

If you are a local artist, community group or organisation and would like to be featured on the programme, contact us on 0207 923 8362 or email hsr@immediate-theatre.com

Scroll down to find out what’s coming up & listen to previous programmes. And you can listen to all episodes from Series 1 here
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Coming up this week:

Wednesday 9th December 11am

This week we find out more about Hanukkah as Sharon chats to Rabbi Citron from the Walford Road Synagogue and we hear the fascinating story of world renowned, Hackney-born photographer Dennis Morris. Plus, playwright Penny Cliff talks about the making of this year’s Theatre Exchange Christmas Show, and listener Patricia tell us why she loves our borough in our ‘I Love Hackney’ segment.

Host Sue-Elliott-Nichols is joined by Janet, Sharon and Steve, with music from our resident DJ Frank Kaos

LISTEN 11AM ON WEDNESDAY VIA RESONANCE 104.4FM OR ONLINE HERE

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Last week’s programme:

Wednesday 2nd December 11am

This week we chat to Zoe Horton, a Wellbeing Practitioner from Hoxton Surgery and we learn about ‘Lockdown Lunch’, an online creative group from Jackson’s Lane Theatre. Plus, Janet finds out about Santa Seniors, an initiative to get gifts to older people created by Home Instead, and we hear from listener Vicki in our ‘I Love Hackney’ segment.

Host Sue-Elliott-Nichols is joined by Janet, Sharon and Steve, with music from our resident DJ Frank Kaos and a visit from Producer Jo.

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Wellbeing & Mental Health:

Lockdown Lunch:

Santa Seniors:

Previous programmes:

Wednesday 25th November 11am

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Wednesday 18th November 11am

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Listen to all episodes from series 1

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