Mary Blue’s Show

I co-host with Mary Blue on Streetlifefm. She does all the techno work whilst I am the outreach lady. Today was great as per because we keep positive and uplifted throughout.

Some ole skool music today as well; Bob Marley, Alicia Keys, bit of Annie Lennox and then some Pixie Lott off the chart playlist. At 11.00am on came our wonderful guest  Nicole Moore of Shangwe Publications. Shangwe means “Celebration”. Nicole read punchy poetry. Yes!

Mary Blue reads poems often on her programme. Today she did a book review and people were emailing in with gusto!

I also came prepared to do a photo journal of Mary Blue at work. Got some good

natural shots and then wouldn’t along come a professional photographer and no-one told us about that. Took it bravely and let the professionals do their bit. We seniors are  the new black so fit the favoured demographic in terms of vital montages and movie slides etc. We ain’t daft, know what’s goin’ on.

Love the wind and the leaves cascading in my back yard.

Check out Valerie Bateson’s photos of Epping Forest in the Autumn wind around Walthamstow.

So much going on and to do. Yesterday was a day of Diwali celebrations in parts of Islington and Hackney. I was unable to go out to play/not prepared to travel as a sardine cos of the tube strike choking up the buses. I got over it. Up the workers!

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radio show

Just guested on Mary Blue’s Streetlifefm community radio show at Waltham Forest College. Super. Already booked in next week’s and beyond guests. Mary and I are Silver Sounders, pioneer volunteer presenters and dj’s at  the radio  station. Throughout the year, every Thursday without fail, Mary Blue does her show   ” Lifting yourself up to good living” through from 10am until noon.

She asked me about Openstage the volunteer project run by Charlotte Handel at Stratford Theatre. There isn’t a theatre in Waltham Forest so through Up Your Street, seniors travelled over the boundary and joined in  the training sessions and the work involved to make the local community feel engaged with TRSE, Theatre Royal Stratford east.

Last night we volunteers at Openstage were treated to tickets for the press night of “Reasons To Be Cheerful”. The theatre was alive with Ian Drury fans and attendants dressed oh so smartly in black and white topped off with red carnation button holes. Well done staff! Well done as usual TRSE!

Oh yes! The performance..Well, I had my Simon Cowell moment…….. In one word?…Torture… There I said it!