EPISODE 2: DISABILITY This episode, Lucy and Smug are joined by Siddiq Diwan (Imam and Hospital Chaplain at Manchester Foundation Trust) and Laurence Gambella (Hospital Chaplain at Manchester Foundation Trust and the Christie), talking about their work at the Chaplaincy, the effect that the pandemic has had on their work and their experience of working in a busy hospital environment.
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4OFUS: EPISODE ONE: NINA GILLIGAN & RICHARD CURRIE09.06.20
Welcome to 4ofUs, part of our new online and digital content. Join Smug Roberts and Lucy Burke as they host an intimate chat show for the socially distanced...
Our two hosts meet two special guests to talk about life, lockdown and their hopes and fears for the future. Dialing in from their homes and workplaces, these are the stories that rarely make the news.
Each episode features people whose work or personal experiences have placed them at the heart of an unfolding global crisis. They might be the people most at risk from Coronavirus, from medical staff on the frontline to carers and teachers. Or the people whose lives and work have been disrupted or transformed forever.
EPISODE 1: DISABILITY This episode Lucy and Smug are joined by Richard Currie, Disability Activist and PhD Student at MMU and Nina Gilligan, Comedian & Ex Probation Service Worker, talking about life in lockdown, disability and their own personal experiences.
END OF LIFE SYMPOSIUM – PANEL 3: ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM20.04.20
Our 3rd panel of the day was entitled ‘Elephants in the Room’. With the rise of Death Cafés and the Death Positive movement, along with a host of documentaries and theatre performances that confront the end of life head-on, are we really getting better at talking about death or is it still something we avoid?
END OF LIFE SYMPOSIUM – PANEL 2: THE SANCTITY OF LIFE20.04.20
This 2nd panel of the day was entitled “The Sanctity of Life:” It explored approaches to the sacred inside and outside clinical settings: At the end of life, many people feel a strong need to reaffirm the sanctity of life, but what does this mean to people, and how do they express it, in an increasingly secular society? How can these feelings find a place in the context of a busy, clinical setting?
END OF LIFE SYMPOSIUM – PANEL 1: TURNING OFF THE MACHINE20.04.20
This first panel was entitled “Turning off the Machine:” It explored questions around authority, autonomy and decision-making at the end of life, considering the roles of clinical staff, family members and the dying person themselves.
SMUG ROBERTS SICK! FESTIVAL 2019 EPISODE 6 – KAISA LEKA “AN APPLE A DAY”11.10.19
In this episode Mancunian Comedian Smug Roberts interviews prolific Comic Book Artist and avid cyclist Kaisa Leka. They discuss Kaisa's work and exceptional pursuits as a cyclists across the world. Kaisa was one of this years Graphic Encounters featured artists whose work was displayed across the metrolink network in Manchester.
SMUG ROBERTS SICK! FESTIVAL 2019 EPISODE 5 – REECE WILLIAMS “BUSY BUSY”01.10.19
In this episode Mancunian Comedian Smug Roberts interviews Poet, MC, Artist, Facilitator, Writer, Producer and Youth Worker Reece Williams. Reece is Executive Producer of Manchester Poetry Collective Young Identity and works at Local Youth Mental Health Charity 42nd Street.
SMUG ROBERTS SICK! FESTIVAL 2019 EPISODE 4 – SUSAN HEATLEY, NATALIE HOLT & FAYE MADDEN PART 3/3 “THE END OF LIFE”27.09.19
In the final part of this 3 part episode Smug Roberts continues his conversation with Susan Heatley Matron Nurse Lead for Palliative and End of life Care, Natalie Holt Macmillan Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist & Faye Madden Project Officer for supportive and Palliative Care.
SMUG ROBERTS SICK! FESTIVAL 2019 EPISODE 4 – SUSAN HEATLEY, NATALIE HOLT & FAYE MADDEN PART 2/3 “THE END OF LIFE”25.09.19
In the 2nd part of this episode Smug Roberts continues his conversation with Susan Heatley Matron Nurse Lead for Palliative and End of life Care, Natalie Holt Macmillan Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist & Faye Madden Project Officer for supportive and Palliative Care.