The South London News Podcast, S1, E4
On the fourth episode of the South London News Podcast, presenters Monica Charsley and Orlando Jenkinson share some of their favorite stories from June.
As Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease in south London, sport has returned to our squares and living rooms alike. This episode was filmed 24 hours after England’s historic Euro win over Germany, and we’re watching a historic replay of one of England’s earlier games against Scotland, played in Richmond Park in 1893, which featured a barefoot princess sprinting down the sidelines .
The ongoing tennis Grand Slam at Wimbledon, where the final round is being tested at full capacity at the All England Club, will also be discussed. With local tennis hero Jack Draper, Sutton has a representative at the tournament who has been described as a “natural fighter”.
Meanwhile, we highlight the efforts of a refugee from Croydon who set up a scholarship program with universities in south London to help survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire-free enter universities.
Finally, we take a look at the world of fine arts, with an interview with a couple in Wandsworth who opened their own art gallery after receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback when they exhibited their friends’ artwork in an abandoned building.
Similarly, in Richmond, two artists partnered with the London Wetlands Center in Barnes for a residency during a Covid-induced lockdown to produce some stunning individual and collaborative works of art that are now on display in a free exhibition that runs through Jan. August runs in the center.
The music on the South London News Podcast is from www.bensound.com.