Spotlight on Gaunless Gateway Big Local projects -Podcasts by Tarek our remote roving reporter (from Heston West Big Local)
We've had an amazing opportunity to work with Tarek Mrad from Heston West Big Local in Hounslow, Middlesex;who is helping us tell some fabulous stories of what's been happening across our Big Local area. Tarek has signed up to be our 'Remote-Roving Reporter' using his interviewing and podcast skills to reduce the 'North -South Divide highlighting what unites us.
Tarek Mrad interviews Gaunless Gateway Big Local's Chair Lee Brownson. He discusses things all Big Local and the work Gaunless Gateway have done for their local community in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, before and during COVID-19. Outside Big Local, Lee has vast experience working in radio as a presenter and has also travelled the world from Egypt to Australia whilst working within in the cruise industry. Lee also served as Mayor of Bishop Auckland in 2015 - 16 and has been volunteering since his teens.
Tarek Mrad interviews Paul Bannister, Director at ManHealth. ManHealth is a CIC who provide support to men through a range of methods including training and peer support. They support men experiencing mental health issues through their peer support groups which are all ran by male facilitators who have a lived experience. Their training is centred on health inequalities affecting men and they campaign to raise awareness about men’s health.
Matt Porter - Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club
Tarek Mrad interviews Matthew Potter, Chairman and Coaching Director at Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club. They are a community organisation committed to being a Table Tennis club that supports the local area: offering a welcoming and friendly environment, making table tennis accessible to all ages and abilities whether as a player or volunteer. For more information about Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club please visit: https://www.bishopaucklandttc.co.uk/
Jane Crawford Director Daisy Arts
Audio only -Tarek Mrad interviews Jane Crawford, Managing Director and Founder of Daisy Arts. Daisy Arts, based in Bishop Auckland, is a long established and highly regarded community arts organisation who believe participation in the arts transforms communities and individuals. Working with all age groups and abilities they offer creative workshops, youth theatres, schools work, employment and mentoring, and training opportunities for volunteers and young artists. Always at the heart of the community, Daisy Arts work to commission, self-generates many projects and collaborates with other organisations. For more information about Daisy Arts please visit: http://daisyarts.org/