Welcome to Our Radio!

We now have a You Tube channel with weekly updates  – follow and watch: here

Listen to the radio show live here – the last Friday every month! Click ^^^ the picture above or this link http://mixlr.com/radio-broadcast

Listen to our previous shows here!

Our March programme below featured interviews by Caroline with Henik and Paul who talked about aspirations and music tastes, with some great tunes being played, and a news update by David:

This programme which focused on The Paralympics was instigated by our good pal Reece McGeown and hosted by our main man David Smith:

We had an inspiring hour with the apprentice group for Work Week

We had some of the inspirational artists from Key Changes (www.keychanges.org.uk) in the OurRadio studio:

Adrian, Nabil & Adele from Elfrida Society’s Power & Control Group came by the studio to tell us what they got up to during Learning Disability Week:

Fran, Ewan and David from Carousel Radio in Brighton came to visit the OurRadio studio and had a chat with Johny & Nikki:

Mencap’s Harry came in to chat about his interest in Virtual Reality:

Radio Caroline talks seaside trips & Eminem with guest Mo:

The Elfrida Society Power & Control Group present a show around the topic of ‘Work’: 

Lewis Tom Potter from Ipswich came down to the Our Radio studio to chat:

A live performance of ‘Heartbeat’ a piece by the Our Radio Drama Group:

Sophie Wooley talks to the Our Radio team about her life and her writing and her adventures in South Africa:

Living With Down’s Syndrome. Caroline talks to James about living with Down’s Syndrome whilst James plays some of his favourite records:

Martin Moore’s new Go Go Go travel show where he interviews Johny Brown & Alex Letchford about a recent trip to Cuba, Johny plays some of the music he brought back from Cuba:

Gina Collins tells Our Radio’s Nikki and Ann who she is where she is from what she does for a living and why she loves working at Mencap. She also plays us five totally inspirational records:

Mencap’s own Harry Roche was back in the studio to tell us about his recent trip to Florida:

An entertaining interview with our guest Simon from Mencap Jersey:

On Friday 19th Sept we broadcast a few interesting interviews:

Harry Roche from Mencap spoke to us about fundraising for his trip to the Shaping The Future Self Advocacy Conference in Florida this October:

Ciara Lawrence-Evans from Mencap spoke to us about her new role as a Campaign Support Officer:

We had a special show on the theme of ‘Bare Necessities’ where our presenters went out onto the streets of London  to ask people what they thought they couldn’t live without:

Our Radio interviewed the organisers of the Mencap Step Up 2016 event which is taking place on Sun 17th July:

We were last live on the 3rd June 2016 with shows from Radio Caroline, the Mencap Young Ambassadors, Heart’n’Soul‘s Lizzie Emeh & the Elfrida Society‘s Power & Control group. The shows are available to listen below:

Lizzie Emeh Interview

Mencap Young Ambassadors:

Radio Caroline

Elfrida Society Power & Control show

Listen to our more recent shows here:

The Allan Kempson Show

Old Street Roundabout Discs with Johny Brown

Power & Control Group

On the 29th of January we had the new Mencap Young Ambassadors at Our Radio playing some of their all time favourite tracks:

Mencap Wills & Trust team join Allan & Johny in the studio:

Old Street Island Roundabout Discs with Alexia – Metal Edition:

Our Radio did a special Christmas sing-a-long show on the 18th December, listen below for some festive tunes:

On 20th November we had an amazing show with Heart ‘n’ Soul & our very own new OurRadio presenter Allen Kempson:

Our live afternoon on 23rd October including a special interview with Mencap CEO Jan Tregelles, another edition of Old Street Island Discs, and of course the Islington Social Crew playing tunes.

Power & Control Live Session ‘You wouldn’t do it in real life…’

Jan Tregelles Interview with David Brown

David Brown Interview

Old Street Roundabout Discs with Mary Spillane

Magpie Dance Group Interview

In July we broadcasted 5 hours of our Mega Music special – Listen again to all the shows below:

Islington Social Crew – Nomad Summer Party Warm-up

Ciara’s Old Street Roundabout Island Discs

Gig Buddies Interview with Harry Roche

Djanan Turan’s Music Workshop

In June we had Learning Disability Week and Our Radio recorded a special show – listen again below:

Our broadcast on the 15th May was a Post-Election Special show which you can now listen to again below, and read about what happened here:

The Mencap Young Ambassadors present a special General Election themed 90 minute show:

The London Include Me Group play some vox pops and discuss the General Election:

Islington Inclusion Crew play some tunes and chat:

Have a listen to some shows from our other previous broadcasts: 

Tracey Stirling was a much valued and cherished member of the Islington LD community. Here we pay tribute to her- please join us:

Re-listen to an hour of Queen with Lloyd & Emma with The Show Must Go On:

Islington Me Time group choose five of their favourite records and talk about why they chose them and what the message in the music means to them:

An Interview with Harry from Mencap about EPSA and Harry’s work as an ambassador with the Inclusion Europe Group:

March’s live slot guest was Djanan Turan – an amazing singer songwriter who utilises both her experiences of London and her Turkish heritage in her songs. Djanan also has strong Mencap links so it was a double pleasure to have her on the show:

Listen to some of our best bits from our first ever show on 29th January 2015 below:

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