Podcast : What would you give London For Christmas? By Les Back

The way people celebrate Christmas conjures, what Jennifer Mason and Stuart Muir call, a ‘social atmosphere’. The city comes to life differently at this time of year.  Even the style of gift giving can be imbued with, and shaped by, subtle associations with social class, ethnicity and urban social divisions. The festive glow of the … More Podcast : What would you give London For Christmas? By Les Back

Emigration Nation: Michaela Benson talks to Les Back about her work on Brexit and UK Citizens living in France

‘Britain needs to remember that it is an emigration nation as much as it is an immigration nation’ says Michaela Benson in this month’s edition of Street Signs podcast.  She talks to Les Back about her work on Brexit and the experience of UK citizens living in the EU.  Michaela’s original and thoughtful perspective offers … More Emigration Nation: Michaela Benson talks to Les Back about her work on Brexit and UK Citizens living in France

The Fellowship Inn – Rebuilding a New House for the Public by Les Back

In this podcast Les Back describes how a derelict pub in south east London has been transformed into a new multi-purpose community venue through £4.5 million funding from the Heritage Lottery Foundation (link below).  The Fellowship Inn pub was built in 1924 on the Bellingham Estate in Lewisham.  It was the first pub to be … More The Fellowship Inn – Rebuilding a New House for the Public by Les Back

Bowling Together: Lessons from the Lanes Part 2 by Emma Jackson

This two part podcast by Emma Jackson introduces some of the key themes from an ethnographic study of a London bowling alley. In the second part of this podcast, Emma explores bowling as a practice of belonging, becoming and performance. We meet some of the groups who use the bowling alley, including the bowling league.  ‘Practices of belonging, practices of … More Bowling Together: Lessons from the Lanes Part 2 by Emma Jackson

Bowling Together: Lessons from the Lanes by Emma Jackson

This two part podcast by Emma Jackson introduces some of the key themes from an ethnographic study of a London bowling alley. In episode one Emma talks about what is revealed about the social life of the city through turning the lens onto a busy London bowling alley. Written and presented by Emma Jackson with extra voices … More Bowling Together: Lessons from the Lanes by Emma Jackson