UF Radio - May 2024: "Building a Community Festival"

Save the date - July 17th 2024! Our Disability Festival is coming to town! Festival in the Park is an event that Uniting Friends is leading with other providers. We’ll be hitting Christchurch Green in Wanstead this summer. We asked the UF Radio crew to help build it like their dream event. We asked them to tell us what they believed the ultimate festival would look like and how we could improve the plans that we already have in place. There was no stopping them! Read more

UF Radio - April 2024: "Our London, Our Say"

This month’s show discusses the London Mayoral Elections on May 2nd. What does the Mayor do and why is it such an important role? What do you love about your capital city? What worries you about London? These are the key questions we discussed to spark an interesting conversation. We were feeling very proud of our London by the end of the chat, though we also agreed there are things that need to be taken seriously by the next Mayor. We lovingly put together a London themed song list. Read more

UF Radio - March 2024: "Lean In and Listen"

This month, we celebrate women all over the world for International Women’s Day. At UF Radio, we want to shout loudly about women’s ideas, achievements, and struggles for equal rights. We also aim to bring awareness to our sisters from way back who sacrificed a lot to give us what we have today. We discuss women who are our heroes or icons. What is it about them that makes them an inspiration? Why do we admire, respect, and love them? Enjoy tunes from female artists who inspire us. Read more

UF Radio - February 2024: "I Wanna Know What Love Is"

This month - the month of all things romantic - we took a dive into the group's thoughts and feelings about love and relationships. We discussed the key things that can make love last, and also what proves difficult in a loving relationship. Some very important issues are explored. We discuss getting the right support to find love, managing a relationship, understanding emotions, and education around intimacy and sex. Read more

UF Radio - December 2023: "Sound the Trumpets, its Christmas!"

We’ve come to the last show of the year, our Christmas show! The group talked about how their year has been and thought about a present they’d like to give to the world. Peace and hope were understandably at the forefront of their minds. From all of us here at Uniting Friends Radio, we wish you a truly magical Christmas and a Happy New Year. Read more

UF Radio - November 2023: "The Street Clean Episode"

This month, the UF Radio crew discussed how safe we are on our streets and the known link between crime and the physical environment. Living in good neighbourhoods that respect their spaces make the community feel safer and happier - with good street cleansing being key to this. There was discussion around how we could personally make a difference, including how the UF community could support litter picks as an act of investing in our local community. Read more

UF Radio - October 2023: "Celebrating Black History Month in the UK"

The theme for this year is the huge contribution of the Windrush generations (and before) within industries such as the NHS. We asked our Members to share with us how their grandparents and great-grandparents helped to shape the UK. We also looked into history and explored people who have changed employment law with their fighting spirit. We found out what family members would have been dancing to after a hard week's work. So be prepared for a vintage and fabulous playlist! Read more

UF Radio - September 2023: "Fashion Feeling Good"

This month's show coincides with London Fashion Week, where new and established designers show their best creations for this season. What does fashion mean to you? Is it a part of who you are? Who influences or shapes your style? Where do you look for clothes? How do you feel when you are wearing your favourite outfit? These are some of the questions we have explored this month against the background of some truly epic music! Read more

UF Radio - August 2023: "The Festival Show"

Most of us have felt the buzz of being at a festival. This month is full of festival and carnival excitement - with Brighton Pride, our very own Redbridge Festival in the Park raising awareness of the achievements of people with Learning Disabilities, and the one and only Notting Hill Carnival! Read more

UF Radio - July 2023: "Only One NHS"

This show marks the 75th year of the NHS. We explored how the group sees and feels about our NHS. Most members spoke loud and proud about the NHS and its hard work getting us through the Covid Pandemic. The issue of GP services featured heavily, with some negativity about the current strike action and its impact on patients needing urgent surgery. We also put together a special playlist for your enjoyment during this show! Read more

UF Radio - June 2023: "Headline News"

This month we discussed some of the current headline news including the ongoing train strikes, recent catastrophic incidents on the Indian railway and the two young people who died in Bournemouth. We also shared our thoughts on the passing of the legendary Tina Turner. A hot topic this week was Artificial Intelligence and its potential to replace humans and eliminate jobs. In the end, we had a great and varied discussion which inspired a very interesting song list to match! Read more

UF Radio - May 2023: "Celebrating the New King"

This month, the world was swept up with joyful celebrations to welcome the new King. Our members chose to talk about the momentous event of the King’s Coronation. We started with some questions: Do we need the Royal Family? What does the Royal Family mean to you all? Do you think King Charles will do a good job? What do you think he will bring to the table? A very interesting conversation followed and you can enjoy a song list inspired by Kings & Queens throughout! Enjoy! Read more