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Community Bridges Podcast

Community Bridges Podcast

By Community Bridges C.I.C
We find local (virtual) events and activities in South East London, share people's news and stories and connect people to there community. We believe in the community to help build individuals health and wellbeing and we want you to get involved and help us grow a better, more accessible future.
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Eltham Arts | CB Podcast

Community Bridges Podcast

Eltham Arts | CB Podcast
Geoff speaks to Shermaine and Pragya from @ElthamArts who are banishing loneliness by helping people find connection no matter their age. We will be hearing more about Creating Connections from Shermaine and Pragya today and each month as we spotlight the stories that were created. Tune in, relax and listen to your community. Fill in our evaluation to help us understand our impact:
April 28, 2021
Ryan | Levitate
Season 4 | Episode 3 Geoff speaks to Ryan Nell founder of @LevitateLondon on our latest podcast episode.⁠ ⁠ Levitate have been kind enough to donate meditations for our community to access through the podcast. We are excited to have Ryan on this week to learn more about Levitate and his journey to mindfulness. Tune in, relax and listen to your community. Listen to the end to follow a guided meditation. Fill in our evaluation to help us understand our impact:
April 1, 2021
Ivo Gormley - GoodGym
Today Geoff is joined by Ivo Gormley, founder, and director of GoodGym. GoodGym helps volunteers keep active and motivated by running, cycling, or walking to vulnerable people and nonprofits to help out. Tune in to hear about another great, free activity you can get involved with and finish off with a guided meditation from Ryan at Levitate. To find out more about Good Gym visit their website
February 24, 2021
easyGym Camberwell | Community Bridges
Season 4 | Episode 1 Welcome the new season of the Community Bridges Podcast! Today Geoff is speaking to Hemal from easyGym Camberwell about keeping fit at home, being a fitness business in a pandemic and how we can support our health together.  Ryan from Levitate joins us for a 10-minute guided meditation to help you keep healthy at home. Check out @Get Fit Camberwell on Facebook NHS workers watch @easyGymCamberwell for their free fitness app coming soon To hear more from Levitate visit
January 27, 2021
CB Spotlight | Final episode
Season 3 | Episode 8 Join us for the final episode of the Community Spotlights Series. Today, Geoff will be speaking to Community Bridges founder Sandra about putting the season together, favorite moments and 2021 plans for CB.  Listen to a fun final episode where we will look back on the previous 7 episodes of The CB Spotlight Series.  Give us your feedback. Click here. Visit our website Facebook & Instagram
December 6, 2020
CB Spotlight | Citizens southwark | Settle Our Status Campaign
Season 3 | Episode 7 Join us for the seventh episode of the Community Spotlights Series. Today, Geoff will be speaking to community organiser Claire from Citizens Southwark who support member organisation to develop leader who can hold decision-makers to account. Abieyuwa and Elsie are part of Citizens UK project Parents and Communities Together (PACT)  who have lead the Settle Our Status campaign   Join us for conversations about community activism, creating change and the realities of what living without a status in the UK are.  To find out more visit: Facebook: @PACTSouthwark Insta: pact_southwark Twitter: @SouthwarkCitz
November 26, 2020
CB Spotlight | Ldn Dares
Season 3 | Episode 6 Join us for the sixth episode of our new Community Spotlights Series. Today, Geoff will be speaking to founder Ursula and client Michelle from Ldn Dares Drama Co. who help people learn confidence in their own skin, self-compassion and nurture a positive body image through the use of drama and dares. Join us for conversations about body image, transgender news from @WhatTheTrans and health. To find out more visit:  Facebook   Instagram: @LdnDares
November 19, 2020
CB Spotlight | Self Management UK
Self Management UK Season 3 | Episode 5 Join us for the fifth episode of our new Community Spotlights Series. Today, Geoff will be speaking to CEO Ian Silver and tutors Chloe & Zev from Self management UK - a charity helping people learn knowledge, skills and confidence to improve wellbeing. All courses are taught by ex-students, so there is a real focus on sharing lived experience for support. Join us for conversations about long-term health management, connection and supporting young people. To find out more visit: or on Facebook @selfmanagementuk
November 11, 2020
CB Spotlight | Aspire Wellbeing
Aspire Wellbeing Season 3 | Episode 4 Join us for the fourth episode of our new Community Spotlights Series, where Geoff is speaking to Keith and Sean from Aspire Wellbeing. Aspire Wellbeing is a social enterprise that helps people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities to regain and maintain their health and wellbeing. Join us for discussion around social care funding, community connection and thinking smart in providing sustainable services. If you think this is something that could help your or a neighbour get in contact: Aspire Wellbeing, 1 Park Hall Road West Dulwich, London SE21 8EH 020 8265 3479
November 4, 2020
CB Spotlight | CSCH
Season 3 | Episode 3 Join us for the third episode of our new Community Spotlights Series, where Geoff is speaking to Felicia and Shakira from Central Southwark Community Hub. CSCH is a foodbank that helps people address the reasons behind their food poverty, we talk about community, what needs to change and what gets you through. If you want to find out more about CSCH visit their website: or Facebook: @centralsouthwarkch
October 29, 2020
CB Spotlight | The Green, Ivy Club
Season 3 | Episode 2  Join us for the second episode of our new Community Spotlights Series, Sandra and Geoff are at the Ivy Club at The Green speaking with co-manager Ian and guest Rosaline. We will be talking about local community for older adults today. If you want to find out about the Ivy Club and The Green’s other activities visit their website: If you like the sound of Rosaline’s radio show Meet on the Radio on Resonance FM - 104.4FM on Tuesday 11.30 am
October 21, 2020
CB Spotlight | Feed me Good
Season 3 | Episode 1 Join us for the first episode of our new Community Spotlights Series, our host Geoff will be talking to Feed me Good founder Nureen and Tarina, a student of Feed me Good.  Nutrition and public health are on the agenda today. We will be discussing how nutrition can be tailored to the cultures and identities of BAME communities. We will also be talking about simple tips you can incorporate into your diet to be more sustainable, healthier and empowered. Find out more about Feed me Good on Insta & FB: @FeedmeGood on their website Hear more stories from your community on our Insta: @Comm_Bridges FB: @CommunityBridgesCIC and blog
October 14, 2020
Community Bridges | Sandra Evans
This episode you should hear a familiar  voice. Sandra Evans, Community Bridges founder is here to tell us a little more about the journey so far, how things have been going and what other big planes we have lined up. We would like to apologies for the" technical issues" we have faced creating this podcast, we have learnt a lot and plan to revamp the show and make it even more enjoyable and fun, We look forward to any feedback you would like to give, you can find us on Instagram to leave a comment or contact us directly at Thanks again for your support. Enjoy the show. 
August 19, 2020
Why does Kit Esuruoso take to the Stage?
Welcome back to Episode 3 of Season 2.  This season is all about the performing arts and the benefits on community and well-being. We will be diving into the world of performing and the impact in can have on community and personal well-being. This week we have Kit Esuruoso, who is telling us all about his experience in musical theatre, the Tina Turner Musical and what community means to him. You can find out more at... @KitEsuruoso F /kit.esuruoso
July 24, 2020
Liar Liar and the music community
Welcome back to Episode 2 of Season 2. this who season is about the performing arts and the benefits on community and well-being. We will be diving into the world of performing arts and the impact in can have on community and personal well-being. This week we have Darcy and Ben from Liar Liar, they are here to talk to us about the benefits of music and the life of a band member. You can find out more at... @liarliarmusic (Instagram) /liarliarmusic (Facebook) @liarliarbanduk (Twitter).  or listen and watch the Music video for YOUNG (Ref in podcast -
July 20, 2020
Acting and wellbeing with Ruggero Dalla Santa.
Welcome back to season 2 of the community Bridges PodCast. This season we will be diving into the world of performing arts and the impact in can have on communitys and personal wellbeing. This week we have with Ruggero Dalla Santa, an amazing guest with an an amazing story. Personal YouTube Channel: One Foot in the Door Youtube Channel:  Facebook: @RuggeroDallaSanta @OneFootInTheDoor  Instagram: @RuggeroDallaSanta  Twitter: @rdallasanta  IMDb: This season, Community Bridges is working with Lume music booking agency to bring you some fantastic guests for an inside scoop of the industry and its role within our community.
July 11, 2020
Community Bridges & Clair Sheppard- Nunhead Knocks
Today Geoff is joining us from behind the scene to interview Claire Sheppard, founder of Nunhead Knocks. Join us as we talk about humble beginnings, community cohesion and plans for the future. Follow Nunhead Knocks on Instagram and Facebook @NunheadKNocks or visit their website to find out how you can be supported, and/or offer support, to your neighbours. Follow us on Instagram @Comm_Bridges and Facebook @CommunityBridgesCIC Visit our website
May 25, 2020
Community Bridges & Natanya (#GetCreativeAtHome) & Fran (#MyWishDish)
We are speaking to Natanya Mark from Voluntary Arts England about the #GetCreativeAtHome campaign, and Fran Forcolini from Art4Space who is leading on the #MyWishDish project. Things you might want to look into more: #CreativeNetwork: Daily (Mon-Fri) zoom meeting 9:30am - 10:30am for people in arts, culture and creativity with guest speakers updated weekly. Creativity and Inclusion network: A peer-support network for anyone involved in participatory arts across London. Zoom meeting every other Thursday 12.30 - 1.30 pm. Email Visit Get Creative UK: Visit Art4Space: Corona quilt project:
May 15, 2020
Community Bridges & Mockingbird Makes
Today we are talking to local maker, Shannon Reed, who you might know as Mockingbird Makes. Join us as we talk crocheted unicorns, mental health and connecting to creativity. Shannon is celebrating key workers with crochet rainbows - both by making them to order and a FREE template on her website.  Follow Shannon on Instagram @mockingbird_makes and Facebook @mockingbirdmakes.  Visit her website: Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @Comm_Bridges and Facebook @CommunityBridgesCIC Visit our website
May 8, 2020
Community Bridges & Rich Kightley of K-Inks Peckham
Today we are speaking with Rich Kightley from K-Ink tattoo studio in Peckham. Tune in to hear us chat about all things Peckham, first tattoos, starting a business and self-isolation. Follow K-Ink Peckham on Instagram @KinkPeckham and visit their website Follow us on Instagram @Comm_Bridges and Facebook @CommunityBridgesCIC Visit our website
May 1, 2020
Community Bridges & Hebe Richardson
We are speaking to Hebe Richardson, Peckham-based nutritionist, about mental health and nutrition during self-isolation. Follow Hebe on Instagram @Hebevalient and Twitter @hebe_rich Follow us on Instagram @Comm_Bridges and Facebook @CommunityBridgesCIC Visit our website  Resources:  British Dietetic Association page on coronavirus - NHS website - British Nutrition Foundation - Association for Nutrition register of registered nutritionists -
April 24, 2020
Community Bridges & The Mind and Soul Choir
Join us with Nicola from the Mind & Soul choir to chat about singing, mental health and reinventing choir practice during self-isolation through a podcast. Mind & Soul choir is a group singing project to support positive mental health, and bring a bit of joy to your week. To find out more about the Mind & Soul choir and their new podcast visit Nicola is looking for more song ideas for her podcast, let her know your requests by email Subscribe to Community Bridges Podcast here to make sure you never miss an episode, follow us on: Instagram @comm_bridges Facebook @CommunityBridgesCIC Visit our website to learn more about our work
April 17, 2020
Community Bridges Podcast Teaser
Hi and welcome to the teaser of the Community Bridges Podcast. We aim to bring you news, events and stories from your community across South East London. Your community is more important than ever, so why not subscribe to hear our show and get in touch, your community might want to hear your story too.
April 11, 2020