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The Bromley Buzz is an entertaining, informative weekly show with stories, interviews, news and chat about the London borough of Bromley and what a great place it is to live and work. We cover the arts, sport, entertainment, leisure, events, the diverse people here, business, charities, and more. We talk about anything, anywhere that‘s relevant to Bromley. We want to inspire people and to provide a voice for Bromley. We are sharing the Buzz!

The Bromley Buzz is an entertaining, informative weekly show with stories, interviews, news and chat about the London borough of Bromley and what a great place it is to live and work. We cover the arts, sport, entertainment, leisure, events, the diverse people here, business, charities, and more. We talk about anything, anywhere that‘s relevant to Bromley. We want to inspire people and to provide a voice for Bromley. We are sharing the Buzz!

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The Bromley Buzz is an entertaining, informative weekly show with stories, interviews, news and chat about the London borough of Bromley and what a great place it is to live and work. We cover the arts, sport, entertainment, leisure, events, the diverse people here, business, charities, and more. We talk about anything, anywhere that‘s relevant to Bromley. We want to inspire people and to provide a voice for Bromley. We are sharing the Buzz!

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English


Episodes

Episode 43: Macmillan sparkles in Bromley

9/22/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley, from the Newman Flexible Workspace, following their coffee and cake (a lot of them) event fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. Aimee and Jaya join us from the Workspace, and as our guests they sparkle as they read out Zeenat's regular affirmation. and provide the closing 'buzz for the episode', as well as starting rumours of their doing another charity run.... Fellow guest Chandra Sharma of Elmcroft Business...

Duration:00:27:11

Episode 42: Anton Du Beke, Start Up Bromley and Biggin Hill downpour

9/15/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley, from the Newman Flexible Workspace. We interview dancer and Strictly Come Dancing Judge Anton Du Beke ahead of his run in the Churchill Theatre's annual pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. Zeenat goes up in the world and gets soaked with Jade Window Cleaning at Biggin Hill airport, and we catch up with diners and Haran, owner, on the 2nd anniversary of the Copper Ceylon restaurant. We have content from the Start Up...

Duration:00:55:21

Episode 41: Caredogs, Chinese Lions, and Penge street art

9/7/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley, from the Newman Flexible Workspace (and wish Jaya there a happy 21st birthday). We cover lots of upcoming local events from our website What's On page (and some things not yet added). We hear from Delphine, Founder of the Caredogs Charity, at Paws in the Park, talk about Strictly Come Dancing, the Rev. Richard Coles 'Audience With' at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley FC and their manager Andy Woodman, recently on the...

Duration:00:57:44

Special episode: London Calling street art to Penge

8/28/2022
Darren Weale interviews the man behind London Calling and the street art phenomenon that is Penge, from one of the street art hubs there, the, now, visually stunning upper floors of the Blenheim Centre car park. He explains how this 'unconventional gallery' and London Calling came about and grew to being the biggest artistic endeavour of its kind in the UK. This particular installation (a side project!) is delivered with Clarion Housing Group and Hadley Housing Group. Read more on London...

Duration:00:18:49

Special episode: Orpington Wellbeing Cafe launch

8/21/2022
Zeenat Noorani (with a word or two from Darren Weale) present interviews with staff from the recent launch of the Orpington Wellbeing Cafe, an initiative that is the first of its kind in England! It is open every other Thursday between 11am and 1pm in Orpington Methodist Church, Sevenoaks Road, Orpington BR6 9JH - telephone 01689329027. We interviewed Joanne Messenger, Senior Co-ordinator for the Orpington Primary Care Network (PCN), and then Silvia Vajzerova, Network Coordinator for BPCNs...

Duration:00:18:17

Special episode: with Philip Tagoe of the Bromley Beacon Academy

8/12/2022
Darren Weale talks with Philip Tagoe, Head of School of Bromley Beacon Academy, on their students and in particular work being done on repairing and sending bicycles and motorcycles to Africa. We are spreading the love! Do listen in and share the Buzz. You can find us on our website www.bromleybuzz.co.uk, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. #bromleybuzz #ProudOfBromley

Duration:00:16:00

Episode 40: Dogs, Dance and Bikes

8/7/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley, in the company of some small dogs in West Wickham. We talk a lot about the Magpie Dance Global Moves and Grooves - A Festival of Dance and Culture, and hear from Artistic Director Alison Ferrao. We interview Philip Tagoe, Head of School of Bromley Beacon Academy, on their students and in particular work being done on repairing and sending bicycles and motorcycles to Africa. We hear Theresa Lola's introduction to the...

Duration:01:11:42

Special episode: Magpie Dance

7/27/2022
Darren Weale talks with Alison Ferrao, Artistic Director of Magpie Dance ahead of their show 'Global Moves and Grooves - A Festival of Dance and Culture' on 31st July - see their upcoming performances here. The show also marks the closing night of the Bromley Arts Festival for 2022. We talk about the history and growth of Magpie Dance, the value of volunteering, Alison having started with Magpie Dance as a volunteer, and much more. It was particularly apt that we recently saw Magpie Dance...

Duration:00:18:32

Episode 39: Bowie, Jim Brown, and Orpington Wellbeing Cafe

7/21/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley. It begins with an introduction by Jim Brown at the launch of Bromley Football Club's new club shop, which is named after him. Interviews with Jim and club Chairman Robin Stanton-Gleaves follow. More here. This episode was recorded at Orpington Methodist Church, on the day of the launch of the Orpington Wellbeing Cafe, which offers fortnightly entertainment, social interaction and a hub to access health advice and...

Duration:00:47:36

Episode 38: It’s hot stuff in Bromley

7/13/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley. There is so much on this summer! We cover, or preview, as much as we can, from Beckenham's Taste of the Caribbean Festival where we met author of History Through The Black Experience, Simon Hudson, to the latest Beckenham Business Association event with Chair Jane Rogers at BAU Studios. Zeenat gave a great talk about confidence for business people, and we told attendees all about the Bromley Buzz. There is more on the...

Duration:00:59:06

Special episode: Dreamboats and Petticoats

7/7/2022
Darren Weale talks with actor-musician Chloe Edwards-Wood who appears in Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley between 12th-16th July. Tickets here.

Duration:00:09:26

Special episode: David Bowie Experience

7/1/2022
We speak with actor Ollie Slee, who plays David Bowie in the Bowie Experience which comes to the Churchill Theatre in Bromley on 24th July. On the first day of the Bromley Arts Festival, which runs throughout July, we love publishing an interview with the man picking up the mantle of Bromley's greatest cultural icon. As Ollie says, Bromley was for Bowie 'the foundation of everything he went on to do'. Listen to what Glam Rock fan Ollie's dad makes of the show, Ollie's favourite costume, the...

Duration:00:18:23

Special episode: Peter Fortune, London Assembly Member

6/28/2022
We present a rather lengthy interview (as he was entertaining!) with Peter Fortune, London Assembly Member for Bexley and Bromley.

Duration:01:05:33

Episode 37: Briefcase Full Of Bromley, Beckenham Business Association

6/21/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley. We introduce the new 'Briefcase full of Bromley' which contains things we talk about in the episode, and, for this episode, a harmonica. We interview Jane Rogers, Chair of the Beckenham Business Association, and discuss recent and future events in the borough. All this and much more, plus Zeenat provides her regular empowering question.... We are spreading the love! Do listen in and share the Buzz. You can find us on...

Duration:00:51:42

Special episode: Janet Lewis MBE, Director of English Youth Ballet

6/15/2022
Darren Weale interviews interviews Miss Janet Lewis, MBE, Founder and Director of the English National Ballet, and a resident of Bromley, from The Orpington Record Store and Cafe in Orpington. Miss Lewis talks about her life and career, becoming an MBE, including dancing with some of the greats of ballet, such as her idol Margot Fonteyne, and the founding of the 'unique' English Youth Ballet in 1998 and what makes it special. The company tours the UK, but it is about to come home to its...

Duration:00:26:08

Episode 36: Wembley, Jersey Boys, and Community Links Bromley

6/8/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley. This episode reminisces about Bromley FC winning the FA Trophy at Wembley Stadium - and has crowd noise from when the winning goal was scored by Michael Cheek, and a recap on our interview with Manager Andy Woodman. We review the 'triumph' (yes, we said that) that is The Jersey Boys at the Churchill Theatre and talk with audience members and use an excerpt of our interview with Michael Pickering who plays Frankie Valli....

Duration:00:59:54

Jersey Boys Churchill Theatre preview with Michael Pickering

6/1/2022
Sarah Marsh-Collings interviews Michael Pickering, who plays Frankie Valli in The Jersey Boys, which appears at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley between 7th and 11th June 2022. Michael talks about the show, his dyslexia, playing in Wicked and Starlight Express, and Frankie Valli and the changing eras of music. The talents of the ladies in the cast - including fast changing backstage - are covered, and the 'slick, smooth show... that can be mayhem' backstage. Michael celebrates the value of...

Duration:00:25:41

Special episode: Dr Sam Parrett, CBE, of London South East Colleges

5/26/2022
Dr Sam Parrett CBE is Group Principal and CEO of London & South Education Group, which comprises London South East Colleges with eight campuses across the region and London South East Academies Trust with eight schools across Bromley, Bexley and Surrey. She joins Bromley Buzz podcast co-presenters Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale on Zoom for a very full interview covering the provision of vocational adult and higher education for over 13,000 students, and offering industry standard...

Duration:00:51:01

Special episode: Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Hannah Grey

5/21/2022
The new Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Hannah Grey, talks on her first full day in office to Bromley Buzz podcast co-presenters Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale. Hannah shares her love of the people of the borough, and introduces her chosen Mayoral charities, Everybreath and Bromley Care Leavers Come Dine with Us Project. She talks about her upcoming Ukrainian event, the Mayor's Ball on 19th November at Oakley House, the Volunteers Day, her team including Deputy Mayor Cllr Christine Harris, and...

Duration:00:42:29

Episode 35: Romans, Drag, and Cup Final

5/19/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley. This episode features interviews with Andy Woodman, Manager of Bromley FC ahead of the FA Trophy final, drag artist That Girl from the monthly Drag Bingo at the Bridge House Theatre in Penge, and Dr Brian Philp at the Crofton Roman Villa in Orpington. All this and much more, plus Zeenat provides her regular empowering question.... We are spreading the love! Do listen in and share the Buzz. You can find us on our...

Duration:01:08:53