Your London Legacy
By Steve Lazarus • The London Podcaster
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Your London Legacy was born out of my love for London. I have travelled far and wide, and as much I get so much pleasure from seeing new places around the world, I always look forward to getting back home to London. I cannot think of anywhere else in the world, that has the same depth of history, the coming together of ancient and new cultures, fashions and religions and our hard-won freedom of speech. London is a global leader in banking and has the highest concentration of Universities and further education in Europe. It attracts vast number of business travelers and international students, and visitors, and has some of the very best restaurants anywhere in the world. But for all that is changing London has retained that classic element that sets it apart from every capital in the world. From the ancient icons like the Tower of London to musical phenomena such as Adele, this sprawling wonder of humanity has an endless supply of attractions. But on their own, attractions tell only part of London’s incredible story. For without Londoners there would be no attractions and no story, and without Londoners, there would be no legacy. The legacy that we can all too easily take for granted as we wander round London’s ancient streets, sip coffee in her beautiful parks, share a beer with our mates in her wonderful pubs, or as we take in one the myriad of world class museums. There are over 8 million residents in London, from the inner-city housing estate, to the urban sprawl and ever growing suburbs to the luxury of Kensington and Belgravia. No matter where Londoners live, they are all part of the wonderful melting pot that makes Londoners what they are. Unique. Young and old, rich and poor, they all have a story to tell. A story of passion, of struggle, belonging, laughter, creating, desperation, and yes sometimes loneliness and fear. London is far from perfect, but it is home and has been since the Romans settled in 50AD. And it keeps on growing year on year, so we must be doing something right. Londoner’s are a special breed. They are about spirit and embracing changes that are constantly going on around them. Your London Legacy tells the timeless stories of London’s hidden personalities’’ by interviewing Londoners from every walk of life, in every community. It was born out of my desire to share the legacy of Londoners with you. We all have a story to tell. I’m Steve Lazarus and this is Your London Legacy.
||ExplicitEp.22 – Why Soli Lazarus Has Dedicated Herself To Supporting Parents Of Children With ADHD||Ill let you into a secret. Soli Lazarus is in fact my wife of 30 years. For the majority of that time, she was Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in a mainstream school in N. London, where she ensured that children with physical and emotiona.||9 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.21 – Ksenia Zemtsova Creater Of ‘Art Night’. London’s Biggest Boldest Art Festival||Ksenia Zemtsova is the co-founder of Art Night, a hugely ambitious free contemporary art festival that takes place in dedicated parts of London over one summer weekend. Art Night is growing year by year, and recently completed its third and most ambiti.||2 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.20 – John Durkin Leads The Way In PTSD Recovery After Major Terror Attacks In London & New York||After working in the fire and rescue service, John Durkin placed the real world challenges of incident stress, colleagues’ suicides, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder under academic scrutiny, to design an evidence based programme of crisis interventi||26 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.19 – Queer Radical Artist Liv Wynter Lifts The Curtain To Her Creative World||Liv Wynter is a queer artist, educator, activist and writer from South London. She uses an anarchic exploration of language, live performance, and text based practice to create unique forms of storytelling and to initiate discussions around class,||18 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.18 – Jeannine Saba Inspirational Founder & Editor Of Quirky Luxury Magazine ‘The Covent Gardener’||You cant help but fall in love with Jeannine Saba’s vivacious, sparkling personality. Jeannine is the founder, creative director and editor of the beautiful luxury magazine—The Covent Gardener, now into its third year after the first quarterly editi||12 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.17 – Edo Zollo Is London’s At Night Voyeuristic Photographer||Edo Zollo has over 24,000 raving fans on Instagram. Why? Well, he is different—and we like different here in London. Born in Sardinia, Edo settled in London many years ago. It’s the home he loves, so much so,||5 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.16 – Simon Bucknall Is International Award Winning Speaker Who Impacts The World By Improving Communication||Simon Bucknall is a renowned public speaking expert, who, naturally enough I first heard talk at Ted X London this summer. Simon is passionate about creating greater inspirational impact through the art of verbal communication—a skill all too often ov||29 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.15 – Alex Lloyd Why We Must Repair Our Broken Criminal Youth Justice System||In 2017 some 1,700 young people were sentenced to be incarcerated, and around 70% will have problems with their mental health. Alex Lloyd is a born and bred Londoner from Wapping, and although only in his mid-twenties—he‘s already a lecturer in Ps||22 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.14 -How Jonny Benjamin Found His Stranger On The Bridge & Went On To Impact The World. ”From Despair to Lasting Legacy.”||On a bitter cold winter morning, you’re walking across Waterloo Bridge—on your way to work. As you reach the midway point over the grey, fast flowing Thames, something unusual catches your eye. You notice the figure of what appears to be a young man||15 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.13- Helen Donohoe Campaigner For Children’s Rights & Successful Novelist On Complex Modern Issues.||Helen Donohoe is an unusual lady. As someone who has been at the forefront of driving social change and author of various books including a successful novel, you’d expect her to be passionate, intelligent and driven—and she doesn’t disappoint.||8 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.12 – Michele Attias Transitioned From City Worker To Top Personal Coach & Author||I’ve known Michele Attias for several years now—she was born in Gibraltar, lived in Israel for a while, but eventually settled in London. She qualified as a therapist and clinical supervisor in mental health services with responsibility for some of||30 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.11 – Jamala Osman The Most Inspirational Young Londoner You May Ever Meet||It’s not every day that you meet a young lady who is so inspiring – yet so humble and grounded that you are left full of hope and joy after meeting her. The first time I heard Jamala Osman was when she spoke at TEDx London at the start of July 2018.||24 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.10 – Plan Your Perfect Day Out In London With Sue Hillman||Sue Hillman had a successful career in a senior position at the BBC, and then redundancy paid her a visit. Instead of moping around, she set about creating ‘It’s Your London’, where she designs and organizes the perfect trip for foreign visitors||16 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.09 – How James Miles improves Londoners’ well being by Meditation||I’d been vaguely interested in meditation for years, but recently I’ve become fascinated with transcendental meditation after I read Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris. He sent 11 questions to 140 people at the very top of their game—right across the||9 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.08 – Conrad Gamble’s passion inspired him to write ‘For the Love of London’||Conrad Gamble is a man after my own heart—like me, he has a passion for London and Londoners, so much so that he published his first book under the title “For the Love of London”. This book contains 100 stories told by 100 Londoners, many you’ll||2 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.07 – How Rachel Wang Grew Chocolate Films Into London’s Leading Social Enterprise||I was a little anxious when first meeting Rachel Wang—after all, she is the co founder of one of the most successful video production and social enterprise companies across London and the UK: Chocolate Films.||27 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.06 – Enter the Stunning World of Fine Art Photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten||Julia Fullerton-Batten is a world wide exhibited fine art photographer with a body of work that encompasses 12 major projects over ten years. The foundation of her success was “Teenage Stories” an evocative narrative of the transition of a teenage g||19 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.05 – Stephen Wright opens his ‘House of Dreams’ to Share his Bizarre Magical World||Inspired by the Outsider movement, Stephen Wright has turned his home in East Dulwich into the most surreal living experience imaginable. I can honestly say that I wasn’t prepared for the stunning visual cacophony of color, art, and mayhem.||13 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.04 – London Tattoo Guru Lal Hardy Has Seen And Done It All||Surrounded by books and machinery, art, the electric hum of machines that pump ink through needles into skin—I was a bit intimidated visiting Lal Hardy’s studio New Wave Tattoo. Lal has been tattooed by Yakuza in Japan, the jungle of Borneo,||6 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.03 – Co-Founder of The Big Issue & Top Musician Phil Ryan||Phil Ryan has been a passionate campaigner – from helping the homeless to be self-sufficient, to saving his beloved Denmark Street from the voracious appetite of London’s property owning developers. His astonishing musical career has sent Phil acros||19 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.02 – Rose Sandy Author Of Exciting Calla Cress Technothriller Series||Daughter of a Ugandan Foreign Service diplomat, Rose Sandy was raised across the world—from Baghdad to India, Germany, and Paris. She met her husband in Berlin and decided London was the place she wanted to raise her family.||9 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.01 – How I Became a Modern Day Time Traveler by Jason Sandy||Mudlark noun: someone who scavenges in river mud for items of value, a term used especially to describe those who scavenged this way in London during the late 18th and 19th centuries. When most Londoners are tucked into bed waiting for the sun to rise,.||9 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp.00 – This is Your London Legacy – Telling the Timeless Stories of London’s Hidden Personalities||London is one of the most fascinating cities on earth. In this introduction I tell why I created Your London Legacy & what you can expect to hear. If you love London and Londoners as much as I do then this is the place for you. www.yourlondonlegacy.||9 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
What a great format for describing and illuminating the range and variety of people, talents and ambitions alive in London. I did my interview before I delved into the website - what a privilege to find mine amongst the fascinating stories of London's people.
Really interesting listening some great characters and stories - recommend!
Diversity is London’s strength! Your London Legacy podcast wonderfully captures the incredible diversity of London. The podcasts are a unique opportunity to meet London’s creative talent and influential people who shape this great city and create a lasting legacy. Each person brings new stories which are inspiring and interesting to listen to!