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The Community Links Podcast

“A voice, an ear, a living, breathing means of saying here we are, come join our community!”

Welcome to The Community Links Podcast!

 

The Community Links Podcast is funded by Bright Ideas, an internal fund for clients to create projects together with colleagues. The Community Links Podcast is co-produced is intended to be a voice for our clients’ interests, challenges and concerns.

If you have ideas for podcasts you’d like to hear or are interested in setting up your own podcast feel free to contact the podcast team at CL.podcast@commlinks.co.uk.

We’d like to increase our pool of interviewers. If you are a client or colleague and feel you’d be happy to be one of the voices of the podcast, please get in touch with the team for a chat. The podcast can be recorded remotely and safely, so you won’t need to travel.

Episode 1 was created in partnership with local radio station Chapel FM. Subsequent episodes are our first attempts at independent production. Research, interviewing, location recording, music and editing have been co-produced by the Community Links Podcast team. Listen to Episode 1.

 

Episode 2: Bright Ideas Yoga with Amala Movement

PLEASE DO NOT USE THE EXCERPT FROM THE LESSON IN THIS PODCAST AS A GUIDE FOR YOUR OWN YOGA. WE’VE INCLUDED THE EXCERPT TO GIVE YOU A FLAVOUR OF THE AMBIENCE OF THE SESSION. IT IS NOT INTENDED AS GUIDANCE FOR YOU TO FOLLOW, AS IT WAS PART OF A LESSON UNDER THE INSTRUCTION OF A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER. WE ACCEPT NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS PODCAST.

This episode was recorded by the Podcast team on location at Open Source Arts in Leeds and documents the highly successful Bright Ideas-funded Yoga Project at Octavia House. This episode is a Maltings Close production.

Charlotte Jones is a yoga teacher and professional dancer based in Leeds, with a practice rooted in inclusivity, mindfulness and sharing the joy that movement brings. She believes that movement practices are for everybody. Her YouTube channel, Amala Movement, releases free at-home yoga classes every week, including monthly Chair Based Yoga flows, that help you to ease movement and breath into the everyday. For more information and a library of free at-home Yoga Practices visit www.youtube.com/amalamovement.

 

Episode 3: Cloth Cat Music and Education Charity (November 2021)

In this episode of the Community Links Podcast, Hailey interviews Joe Kent, the Business Development Coordinator at Cloth Cat. The show covers a wide range of the great work that Cloth Cat do in Leeds and the positive impact that being involved in music can have on mental health and a means of bringing isolated people together.

This episode was our first remote recording of a podcast and was episode was co-produced and was created by the team at Maltings Close.

Cloth Cat is a grassroots music-based organisation that supports people through a range of events, projects, and music courses. They help people to gain control over their lives and find avenues into employment, education, and positive activity by building confidence and making new friends as well as providing the opportunity to learn a variety of skills and developing musical talent. https://clothcatleeds.org.uk/

 

Episode 4: Sinead Cregan, Inspire North Director of Development and Innovation (January 2020)

In this episode of the Community Links podcast, Hailey interviews Sinead Cregan, Inspire North’s Director of Development and Innovation.  It’s a great conversation in which, amongst other things, Sinead talks about her passion for her role, challenges during the lockdown, and her hope that there may be some positive social outcomes from what we have experienced during the pandemic.

This episode was a remote recording of the podcast, with both participants and also the Community Links production team being in separate locations as the interview took place.

This episode was co-produced and was created by the team at Maltings Close.

Episode 5: Wellbeing in Nature and Men’s Talk (May 2020)

For Mental Health Awareness Week Creative Communications Lead Anna Comerford talks to Stuart Hawkes, Engagement Worker for CLEAR, about how nature helps our mental health, and how performing theatre can help build confidence and wellbeing.

This episode was a remote recording.