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The Spotted Dog pub in Forest Gate is a Grade 2 listed building and has been derelict for years. NuSound Radio spoke with Roy Wenborne from the Save the Spotted Dog Campaign to find out about planning permission that has recently been granted for a scheme to refurbish the pub along with an associated hotel and meeting rooms.
Children from Britannia Village School in Silvertown have recorded online “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” whilst their school has been closed due to Covid-19
With work due to start on the controversial Silvertown Tunnel, NuSound Radio 92FM got in touch with Victoria Rance from the Stop Silvertown Tunnel Coalition.
Dr Alex Aldren left medicine to become an opera singer but has recently returned to work at Barts Hospital on the frontline in response to Covid19. Along with the Barts Choir he aims to raise money from a charity recording.
With London City Airport temporarily closed due to Covid19, local people are getting a bit of a respite from the usual noise and pollution. NuSound Radio 92FM took the opportunity to meet up with John Stewart from the campaign group HACAN East.
With lockdown restrictions gradually being eased, many people are being encouraged to return to work whilst avoiding using public transport. Some people have got into their cars whilst others are walking or cycling. NuSound Radio 92FM met up with Arnold Ridout from Newham Cyclists about plans they have drawn up to maintain social distancing and ensure roads do not become gridlocked.
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Former resident of Brimstone House in Stratford, Egwolo Ekregbesi, talks about her own experiences of living in the temporary accommodation managed by Newham Council. An active member of the Focus E15 housing campaign, she also describes her experiences of being in lockdown and makes some suggestions as to how the housing crisis in East London could be tackled
The City – Amber Perrier
A small group of healthworkers staged a socially distanced rally at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel to protest at the lack of personal protective clothing and virus tests for staff. Since 1993 the Rosetta Arts Centre in West Ham has been offering local people of all ages and stages of a person’s creative learning and development, the chance to experience the transformative benefits of the arts. Forced to close their doors due to lockdown, NuSound Radio 92FM met up with Zoe Hardie to find out about how they were moving courses online.
Every Thursday at 8pm, people across East London have been showing their appreciation of the NHS by clapping. Jane Roberts reads “These are the Hands”, by Michael Rosen. The Theatre Royal in Stratford have invited key workers to send in short videos of themselves as part of the No Masks project.
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Despite being closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Stratford Circus Arts Centre has organised online Arts based activities. NuSound Radio spoke to Lucy Atkinson (Interim Chief Executive) to find out more and also other challenges facing the organisation.