5: Episode 5: Sara Fernee
Hayley North & Kirsten Chick discuss the new National Food Strategy proposals, and then talk food, community and wellbeing with Sara Fernee of the Very Local Food Hubs. With recipe, cooking and nutrition tips from Hayley and Kirsten. Sara Fernee is a community champion and social entrepreneur who lives and works in Brighton, East Sussex, in the UK. An artist, a teacher and a forest school leader; Sara is passionate about reconnecting people with nature, with seasonality and the benefits of spending time outdoors. She established Fernee Forest Club in 2016, and has worked with schools and other organisations, to develop biodiversity and to plant 100’s of trees in Brighton. Fernee Forest Club creates opportunities for children and young people to have regular experiences in nature; using the forest school approach to encourage curiosity, creativity, adventure and to develop skills and confidence along the way. Sara also developed the The Local Wild Spaces Project in 2018, a collaborative project that enables people to discover, value and protect the green spaces on their doorsteps. During the first lockdown of 2020, Sara joined forces and created The Very Local Food Hubs project, in an area of East Brighton, in response to local need and concern about an exasperated food poverty crisis. Sara received the Community Champion award from the TDC (Trust For Developing Communities) for her work and volunteering in Bevendean.
2 Aug 2021
4: Darren Abrahams
Hayley North & Kirsten Chick talk food, community and wellbeing with Darren Abrahams. Darren Abrahams is a singer, coach, trauma therapist and trainer working internationally as a facilitator and project leader in the fields of personal, cultural and community development. Darren is co-founder of The Human Hive a CIC working with individuals and organisations to make a more welcoming and inclusive world. He is on the steering team and head of pastoral care for The Complete Freedom of Truth, an international youth-led project developing global youth citizenship through culture and the arts and is a trainer and Wellbeing Adviser for Musicians Without Borders where he trains musicians to use music for peace building. As a singer Darren performed internationally for companies such as The Young Vic, English National Opera, The Royal Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Wexford Opera. In 2021 he will be singing the title role in Nigel Osborne’s opera Naciketa at the London South Bank and co-creating new opera BEAM with soprano and empowerment coach Nadine Benjamin. Darren is an expert at making people feel safe while bringing communities together to heal. https://darrenabrahams.com Human Hive online community: https://the-human-hive.mn.co Hive School: https://thehive.school The Complete Freedom of Truth: https://thecompletefreedomoftruth.com Naciketa: https://www.operacircusuk.com/naciketa.html Musicians Without Borders: https://www.musicianswithoutborders.org BEAM: https://snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/beam/ Nadine Benjamin: https://nadinebenjamin.com
4 Jul 2021
3: Episode 3: with Heardinlondon
Hayley North & Kirsten Chick talk food, community and wellbeing with empowerment photographer Anna of Heardinlondon Photography. With recipe, cooking and nutrition tips from Hayley and Kirsten. Trigger warning: On this podcast we discuss a number of topics that may be triggering, including body image, disordered eating, gender violence and abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking. See below for useful resources. Anna of Heardinlondon is an empowerment photographer and circus expert, with a strong focus on social justice and how to find creative solutions to help people reclaim their bodies. She has spent 20 years running one of the UK’s premiere circus agencies, Missing Link Productions. For 6 years she was UK Director of Operations for Circus Kathmandu, a social circus which works with survivors of human trafficking and other vulnerable situations. More recently, Anna has set up True You Today which supports self-defined Survivors. Anna’s event credits include the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, choreography for Universal Pictures and working on a cabaret slot with Liza Minelli. She has also done a TEDTalk on Peace and Protest. Her photography work has been printed in the Guardian, BBC, Huffington Post and Times among others. In 2020 she won an honourable mention for the Margaret Cameron street photography award. Anna believes that the core tenet of buddhism – the reverence of life – is what threads all these paths together and keeps her striving for creative new ways to make sure no one gets left behind. Anna's links: www.instagram.com/heardinlondon www.twitter.com/heardinlondon www.facebook.com/heardinlondonphotography www.heardinlondon.com Circus for Survivors Fundraiser: https://uk.gofundme.com/f/circus-for-survivors Even When I Fall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD3z8scr4JwUseful Resources: This Girl Can - encouraging women and girls of all shapes, sizes, abilities and backgrounds to get active https://www.thisgirlcan.co.uk/ Anybody – a website giving women a voice to challenge the limited physical representation of females in contemporary society http://anybody.squarespace.com/ Beat – eating disorders https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ Seed – helping people not the eating disorder https://seedeatingdisorders.org.uk/ ABC – anorexia and bulimia care https://www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/ Rape Crisis https://rapecrisis.org.uk/ Refuge – for women and children - against domestic violence https://www.refuge.org.uk/ Women’s Aid – working against domestic abuse until women and children are safe https://www.womensaid.org.uk/ Sistah Space – created to bridge the gap in domestic abuse services for African heritage women and girls https://www.sistahspace.org/ Galop – the LGBT+ anti-violence charity http://www.galop.org.uk/ Survivors of Abuse – supporting adult survivors https://survivorsofabuse.org.uk/ The Survivors Trust – providing specialist support for women, men and children who have survived rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse https://www.thesurvivorstrust.org/ Unseen – anti-slavery projects, helpline and safehouses https://www.unseenuk.org/ Ella’s – working with women who have survived human trafficking and sexual exploitation https://www.ellas.org.uk/ Rights of Women – helping women through the law https://rightsofwomen.org.uk/
2 May 2021
2: North & Chick Episode 2: with Elly Hargreave
Hayley North & Kirsten Chick talk food, community and wellbeing with Elly Hargreave of Pedal People. With recipe, cooking and nutrition tips from Hayley and Kirsten. Elly Hargreave is Captain and Co-founder of Pedal People, a small Brighton charity set up in 2017.Pedal People brings regular year-round outdoor “wind-in-hair adventures” to the elderly living in care homes, in the form of cycle rides around Brighton. They go to lots of places including parks, allotments and the seafront. The special Trikes, called ‘Trishaws’ enable the elder riders to sit up front and be piloted by volunteers. After rides, people report feeling ‘awake again’, ‘alive’, ‘happy’, ‘less anxious or depressed’ and ‘sleeping better’. This year, Pedal People are expanding to offer accessible types of cycles to all ages and abilities. They are investing in wheelchair adaptable, side-by-side tandems, hand-cycles, tricycles, recumbents and standard cycles. Elly set up the charity with Duncan Henderson, who managed to get the first specialist trike donated. She has previously led three charities, co-founded two and is a former trustee of Brighton Carers Centre. In total, Elly has 30 years experience in corporate, public and private sectors including as a BBC Broadcast Journalist and Human Rights Campaigns Manager at The Body Shop International.
4 Apr 2021
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1: North & Chick Episode 1: with Susie Cunningham
Hayley North & Kirsten Chick talk food, community and wellbeing with Susie Cunningham of The Flourish Kitchen. With recipe, cooking and nutrition tips from Hayley and Kirsten. Susie Cunningham is a therapeutic wellbeing practitioner working with children and young people, from disadvantaged backgrounds in inner city London. Susie has worked within the charity sector for many years, including projects overseas in India and Spain. She also worked with ‘kids company’ from 2011 - 2015: Here Susie started out as a keyworker, and saw an opportunity to get involved with the food and cooking side, where things literally ‘flourished’ from there. She instigated change in how cooking was approached and taught, bringing her therapeutic approach to the programmes. She ended up creating 5 after school clubs per week, a Friday night teenagers group, a mums group and a baking group. Susie then went on to train at the Institute of Art Therapy in Education and has centered her therapeutic work with young people, around her love and passion for food. Susie also founded a network of wellbeing practitioners, who all work with at risk children through therapeutic mediums, called The Flourish Kitchen. Here she combines the roots and principles of integrative art psychotherapy and youth work, with food education.
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