Every Saturday on Streetlife Radio housed in Walthamstow E17, grandmother and business woman Mary Fahey presents her show “Lifting Yourself up to Good Living”. She presents a playlist of golden oldies, silver sounds and some breathing techniques for listeners to find where they’re comfortable at that moment in time. It’s like standing up yoga.
Last Saturday she had in 2 campaigners, Lucy and Richard, to outline the progress being made towards keeping the old Walthamstow cinema alive and kicking as an entertainment venue rather than as a church. They base their campaign on the fact that the building was meant to be a cinema and that there is popular demand for it to be so now. The building itself in Hoe Street is beautiful inside.
There was some great music to accompany the interview by Mary Katherine and some cinema organ music. Listeners were contacting the show in their dozens: such is the interest in the topic and in Mary, dj and presenter.
You can see more about Mary on “Milling Around” , the online magazine at The Mill E17.
I have been into Mary’s studio many times talking about Up Your Street activities and bringing along community champions to experience the workings of a unique community radio station staffed by youth volunteers.
It’s all online except in August when the shows go out live on FM radio .