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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!

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 86: Anton Du Beke

12/3/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale talk with professional dancer, singer, actor and Strictly Come Dancing judge Anton Du Beke ahead of his appearances at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley in the Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime which runs 4th to 31st December 2022. Tickets here. We are spreading the love! Do listen in and share the Buzz. You can find us on our website www.bromleybuzz.co.uk, where we feature local events here. We are also on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and You...

Duration:00:10:33

Episode 85: Life In Bromley, Michelle Obama, and period pants

12/2/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale discuss the latest buzz about Bromley, over a glass of wine or two. Much gets talked about from chili paneer at the Copper Ceylon restaurant; a charity sweepstake by Community Links Bromley; Darren and Zeenat in Life In Bromley magazine, with Darren being grilled about what he wrote, by Zeenat! We refer to the panto at the Churchill Theatre (and its 45th anniversary display) and our interview with Lloyd Hollett, and also to Bromley Little Theatre, and kebabs...

Duration:00:32:05

Episode 84: Lloyd Hollett, the Comedy Wordsmith, on pantomime

11/30/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale interview 'The Comedy Wordsmith', Lloyd Hollett, actor in and co-writer of the panto Jack and the Beanstalk, which runs at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley between 4th and 23rd December, tickets here. How he will weave 75 Bromley shops from The Glades shopping centre into the script is something we are very curious to see! Lloyd also treats us to a sample of voices from comedy and the stage, including the comedy language Unwinese, or Gobbledygook. You can...

Duration:00:13:31

Episode 83: Cockermouth, Coney Hall, and Classic Movie Themes

11/24/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley, from Zeenat's Bromley home. We talk about loads of events and local activities, from Christmas lights to the Everybreath fundraiser on 3rd December, the Mayor of Bromley's Ball, and more. Plus, we share Zeenat's regular affirmation. We are spreading the love! Do listen in and share the Buzz. You can find us on our website www.bromleybuzz.co.uk, where we feature local events here. We are also on Instagram, LinkedIn,...

Duration:00:27:09

Episode 82: Rhiane Drummond, panto Princess

11/17/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale interview actor our first Princess! We talk with actor Rhiane Drummond who appears in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley between 4th and 31st December 2022. We talk outfits, acting at a venue not far from Rhiane's home, nervousness, her inspiration, appearing in Dreamgirls, and constant wig and costume changes. You can hear our interview with Rhiane's fellow cast member, Anton Du Beke, in episode 42 of the Bromley Buzz podcast...

Duration:00:11:57

Special episode: Rhiane Drummond, panto Princess

11/17/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale interview actor our first Princess! We talk with actor Rhiane Drummond who appears in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley between 4th and 31st December 2022. We talk outfits, acting at a venue not far from Rhiane's home, nervousness, her inspiration, appearing in Dreamgirls, and constant wig and costume changes. You can hear our interview with Rhiane's fellow cast member, Anton Du Beke, in episode 42 of the Bromley Buzz podcast...

Duration:00:11:57

Episode 81: Oliver Boot from The Mirror Crack’d at the Churchill Theatre

11/10/2022
Darren Weale interviews actor Oliver Boot ahead of the play The Mirror Crack'd, playing at Bromley's Churchill Theatre from 22nd to 26th November. Oliver plays Inspector Craddock, who will be investigating together with the iconic Miss Marple in this murder mystery from the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie. Oliver talks about the role of Detective Inspector Craddock, the set, Agatha Christie's legacy, and shares a lovely thought, "I could do this forever, it's such a great play." Tickets...

Duration:00:11:17

Episode 80: Ellie Reeves, MP

11/3/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale interview Ellie Reeves, Member of Parliament for Lewisham West and Penge, from the Bridge House Theatre in Penge. The discussion covers numerous topics from Pengemas to the Penge Festival, the 'brilliant sense of community' in Penge, the local Foodbank, and Ellie's casework as an MP. She relates her journey to becoming an MP, which gives her 'never a dull moment', and her role as shadow Justice Minister. With that workload, it is hardly surprising that we...

Duration:00:31:00

Episode 79: Wellbeing, Cllr Simon Jeal, and Kraftwerk in Penge

10/27/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley, from a Bromley home. We talk about loads of events and local activities, interview Cllr Simon Jeal, also Chair of the Penge Festival, visit Revolution Records, a lovely record shop in Penge, and meet with shop dog Pepsi, while Kraftwerk plays in the background. Plus, we share Zeenat's regular affirmation. We are spreading the love! Do listen in and share the Buzz. You can find us on our website www.bromleybuzz.co.uk,...

Duration:00:55:48

Episode 78: Let’s Talk and The Octopus Lady

10/20/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley, from the Newman Flexible Workspace. Along with lots of news, and introducing Bromley to our Let's Talk campaign, we talk with The Octopus Lady! Plus we have Zeenat's regular affirmation. We are spreading the love! Do listen in and share the Buzz. You can find us on our website www.bromleybuzz.co.uk, where we feature local events here. We are also on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and You Tube. #bromleybuzz...

Duration:00:33:15

Episode 77: Best Exotic Marigold Bromley, with Rula Lenska

10/13/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley, from the Newman Flexible Workspace. We hear about window cleaning at Biggin Hill airport on site from Jason Murrell of Jade Window Cleaning and Support Services, interview Rula Lenska ahead of her starring in the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at the Churchill Theatre (18-22 October), talk about dog parties, hiring a hedge trimmer from Bromley's Library of Things in The Glades shopping Centre, and many more things happening...

Duration:00:51:27

Episode 76: Coconut latte’s, Black History Month, and Penge Pride Picnic

10/6/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley, from the Newman Flexible Workspace, aided by breakfast bought at Laura's Larder in Petts Wood (and Grace 40 in Bromley's East Street!). We hear from Cllr Simon Jeal, Chair of Penge Festival and Millie Knight, Chair of the Friends of Cator and Alexander Park. It is Black History Month, and we interview Bromley-resident and Founder of the Black Heroes Foundation, Joyce Fraser OBE. She talks about their upcoming play, The...

Episode 75: Screams and Moonage Daydreams

9/29/2022
Zeenat Noorani and Darren Weale present the latest Buzz about Bromley, from the Newman Flexible Workspace, aided by breakfast bought at Laura's Larder in Petts Wood. We start with a theatrical scream from Theatre 62 and talk about their upcoming shows and hear from two actors in previous show Dangerous Corner. One of them, Mercedes Yearley, has started Quest Soul Theatre, a non-performance group to boost mental health, based in West Wickham. We hear from Joe at the Bridge House Theatre in...

Duration:00:49:36

Episode 74: 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 73: 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 72: 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

Episode 71: 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

Episode 70: 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

Episode 69: 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 68: 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