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Thursday Connectors: Value Your Voices

Welcome to another great edition of Thursday Connectors with me your host, Farzana Hakim. This week, we’re going 'Down Under' to Queensland and we’ll be finding out about a Barking and Dagenham programme to get youngsters writing. But first, let’s talk a little about what’s happening across the globe. This past ...

Thursday Connectors: Africa Away

by Farzana Hakim Hi, all. It’s Farzana here, for our latest edition of Thursday Connectors. As promised, this week I’m taking you on a trip across one of the most culturally rich and diverse continents in the world: Africa. We’ll be connecting to writer friends from Morocco, Kenya and Tunisia, all ...

Thursday Connectors: Senses Of Nature

by Farzana Hakim It feels great being back for this week’s Connectors. I hope you had a great bank holiday weekend, staying put and remaining locked down in your own homes, despite the conflicting and confusing messages arising from the Cumgate, and the boo for BoJo trends on social media these ...

Friday Feature: The Threads That Bind Us

by Eithne Cullen  I live in a quiet road where people are friendly and say hello to each other when we pass in the street. We chat with some about the weather or how the children are. Many of the neighbours were well established when we moved in over twenty years ...

Thursday Connectors: American Lives Under Lockdown

by Farzana Hakim Hi all, it's Farzana once again, bringing you some fantastic lockdown stories. This week I’m excited because we’re going to be connecting with writer folk from the United States of America. We’ve got some interesting observations from Washington DC and Colorado coming up, as well as our key ...

Thursday Connectors: Karachi And London

Karachi And London: A Tale Of Two Cities by Farzana Hakim Hi, all. It's Farzana here for a super-special edition of Thursday Connectors. This week, I’m taking you all on a trip to visit a place that's really close to my heart. And why wouldn’t Pakistan be sentimental, considering my heritage and ...

Thursday Connectors: European Extravaganza #2

by Farzana Hakim Hi, all. It's Farzana here, with this week’s exciting extension to our European extravaganza. Hoorah! Last week, we had a cute connector with eight-year-old Jack from Ireland. This worked so well that this week, to bring a smile to our faces, I’m kicking thing off with a few words ...

Friday Feature: My New Normal

by Claire Buss I’m feeling guilty. Everyone around me is beginning to struggle with the effects of lockdown whilst I am thriving. I feel more grounded and happier than I have for a long time and it’s quite difficult to justify that when the entire world is in pain; hence the ...

Thursday Connectors: European Extravaganza

by Farzana Hakim Europe Versus The Virus: France, Germany And Ireland Hi all, its Farzana here, with this week’s Thursday Connectors. I’m really excited about this one, as it’s the first of our European Extravaganzas. Insert imaginary balloons, confetti and cheerful flag-waving folk! Ah, if only…Shut up, Farzana. Brexit is done. You are over ...