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Photos above by Jenny Lewis from her project on Hackney residents aged 1 to 100. 

Hackney Social Radio features project on residents 0-100

Hackney Social Radio, an Immediate Theatre project for older people addresses digital isolation amongst older people, creating a sense of community through the airwaves.

Last week they featured local photographer Jenny Lewis about her new exhibition and book, One Hundred Years, which features 100 photos and quotes from Hackney residents aged 1 to 100 – see photo above. Jenny spent the last three years photographing the people who live in her neighbourhood, Hackney, covering every age from birth to 100 in chronological order.

Broadcasting weekly on Wednesdays, Hackney Social Radio programmes have a presenter-led, magazine style, featuring music requests, audience phone-ins, stories from the community, features from local artists, interviews and advice from experts with regular up-to-date information about where to access help and support.

Plus, they found out about the Compassionate Neighbours project at St Joseph’s Hospice and we hear part two of the mini soap opera, The Corona Sisters. Host Sue Elliott-Nichols was joined by Janet, Sharon, Steve and Judy, with resident DJ Frank Kaos, aged 78, who provides the music. 

For more info visit or listen to a previous show below.