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Save Our Square Rally in the town square, 24th October 2020

Promotional film for Engineering Paradise the novel becomes "age restricted"

Alfred Hitchcock in East London (documentary film)

Action4Whipps website hosted by Forest Radio

Interview with "Other Theresa" about her coming series of six free Creative Writing workshops

Working Illegally – the plight of UK residents denied the right to work

A shocking indictment of the failings of Test and Trace

A debate on "Equality" from the Institute of Art and Ideas

The music of Walthamstow's John Blood

"The Suicide Monologues", a film created at the University of Sheffield

Gerri Ellis, teacher of Pilates at The Mill Community Centre

Institute of Art and Ideas free public lecture on Artificial Intelligence

"Sister", a new song from Alba

William Blake, London's greatest poet, evaluated by Simon Schaman and Testament

Adrian Stannard gives his second talk on our changing Waltham Forest street scene

Adrian Stannard gives his third talk on the changing Waltham Forest street scene

Adrian Stannard gives his fourth talk on the changing Waltham Forest street scene

Jean Duggleby talks to David Gardiner about his project to launch a new short story journal

Philosophy on Forest Radio – three recorded lectures of philosophical interest

Local poet Aimée King and Orla Bradfield discuss Aimée's new poetry collection "The Empath"

Lily Brooke's New Song Stand (acoustic version)

Ian Maclean (guitar and vocals) and Julia Clarke (vocals) ~ "Now We Are Old"

Recording of a public meeting hosted on Zoom by Waltham Forest Save Our NHS

Alba: Let's Heal The World

Classical Music in the Park from Bess Solomon & Sally Johnson

A Lockdown Homage to Desert Island Discs

Jan Hart Invites You to Join Her On A Journey to the Moon

Waltham Forest Extinction Rebellion invites you to "Vote With Yout Feet"

Ghost Town (Walthamstow) performed by Jan Hart and Guilia Marta

Lily Brooke's Thirty Day Song Recording Challenge

Applause for Waltham Forest's NHS Workers

Message to Waltham Forest People Suffering from Diabetes

“Pinocchio” – a magical theatrical presentation for all the family

The Effects of the Virus on the Homeless

A Vaccine for Covid-19 ~ BBC World Service broadcast

Spercial Announcement from Forest Radio.html

Documentary film: My Home Town – Walthamstow.html

Programme 22

Walthamstow Honours Former Doctor with Blue Plaque

Anthony Noun talks about the future for council owned buildings

New Single: 'Mass Extinction' by Alba

Cllr Ahsan Khan talks about the council's Violence Reduction Partnership

Concrete Soldiers UK ~ a documentary film

Programme 21

An informal chat with local novelist Shelly Berry

Somewhere to Live – A Look at the Housing Crisis

Neil Wilcock – Philosophy for 3 and 4 year-olds

Ellie and Kate

The Origins of Music Hall Part 2

Poetry of Mawlana Jalaldin Mohammad Rumi

The Origins of Music Hall Part 1

Programme 20: This Time it's Personal

Waltham Forest Rally in Support of School Kids' Strike – 29th November 2019

Rebecca Dyer, Animator and Illustrator

Prison Life – a First-hand Account

Carnival Fantastico in Coronation Gardens, Leyton, 28th September 2019

Jack PetcheySpeak Out Challenge Regional Final 2019

Hibo Wardere talks to Forest Radio about FGM

Wiilma Community Arts Project

Mental Health, Family & Wellbeing

The Gospel Show, Jordan's Demeanours Exhibition - 24th October 2019

14th Scouts Walthamstow

Programme 19

The Newham Writers Event at Leytonstone Library, 24/10/19

Dede Godfrey, Team GB Player & British Horseball Association coach

Interview with gang member Jonathan

Maxine Beuret & Steve Heyden talk about door-step milk delivery in Waltham Forest

World Osteoporosis Day Appeal

A Portrait of Walthamstow Market – Film – 5 minute version

A Portrait of Walthamstow Market – Film – 30 minute version

Walthamstow's Farmers' Market

St. Lukes in the High Street – a New Kind of Church

PL84U Al_Suffa World Homeless Week October 2019 in Waltham Forest

Wayne Walton talks to Sarah Purchase of Borrowed Light Florals

Programme 18

Interview with Rachel Cardel of the Big Local, St. James Street

Forest Radio Campaign for Safer Buses

A report on the homeless people in Stratford Centre for World Homeless Week

An Easier Way to Live – Eco-Back-Packers Andrew and Zoe

Mervin Caesar-John talks about Black History Month

Greta Thunberg's speech to the United Nations

Interview with Gavin Litton of Pillars Brewery, E17 9HQ

Songs and Smiles - fund raising event for children and adults

Extinction Rebellion Update 20th Sept 2019

An interview with Chantelle Michaux of Mbilla Arts

An interview with Winstan Whitter, creator of the film Legacy in the Dust

A guided tour of God's Own Junkyard

Adam Land talks about the winding-up of Carefree Kids

Young people raise money for Waltham Forest Community Hub

Windrush Compensation Scheme

Programme 17

Interview with Emma of Beatroots

Interview with Sam Jones, Headteacher at Kelmscott School

Eggs and Bread Cafe, 191 Wood Street, E17 3NU

A New Whipps Cross Hospital?

Interview with Esther Manito, comedian

Interview with Elsie

Tanaka and Lister

Rendezvous Projects

Programme 16

Leyton Mela, 2019

Kukoolala Cafe in Leyton Jubilee Park

Leyton Jubilee Park Market

Waltham Forest Pride Day 2019

Waltham Forest Extinction Rebellion ~ talk ~ Heading for Extinction

Interview with Sam Jones of the One Hoe Street Hub

Islamic Art and Heritage Exhibition at One Hoe Street E17

Binning Knives Saves Lives Revisited

Blackhorse Arts ~ One Act Plays at Walthamstow Garden Party

Programme 15

The Reality of Stop and Search

Conversation With Ahmed Hussain About Making the Invisible Visible

Interview with a Female Boxer

Celebrating Refugee Week

Waltham Forest Migrant Action

Matthew Roberts ~ Teach

Seva Street ~ Serving With Love

Binning Knives Saves Lives

Extinction Rebellion Rally in the Town Square

Know Your Bike

Saving Harmony Hall

Epping Forest Food Bank

Inter Faith Walk 2019

Alba's Forest Radio Interview of 27/05/19

The Inspired Art Exhibition at The Mill

All About Eve

Father's Day ~ 16th June

E17 Art Trail 2019 ~ Final Roundup

Leytonstone Art Trail 6th-14th July 2019 ~ Preview

Programme 14

Return to the Human Library

Extinction Rebellion ~ The Marble Arch Camp

Showcase for Engineering Paradise the Musical

Walthamstow Art Trail 2019

National Volunteer Awareness Week

Human Library Project

Extinction Rebellion at Marble Arch

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Programme 13

The Archipeligo Project ~ Full Version

Visit Visit My Mosque ~ Mansfield Road 2019 ~ Full Version

Jack Petchey 'Speak-Out' Competition,
Waltham Forest 2018-19 Regional Finals

Programme 12

A Tribute to the Late Joyce Bennett

Programme 11

Programme 10

Programme 9

Waltham Forest Pride Gathering

Programme 8

Programme 7

Marilyn Joy, singer/songwriter

Jonathon Holder And The Good Thinking

Mental Health Awareness Week 14-20 May 2018, Part 1

Mental Health Awareness Week 14-20 May 2018, Part 2

Don Campbell at 100

Charlotte and Paul ~ healthy eating

Programme 6

spanning the period between
5th Aug. 2017 and 20th March 2018


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