Stand by Your Nan with Rachel Sambrooks
Episode 8 : Compilation Tape

Episode 8 : Compilation Tape

July 31, 2021

The final episode of the Stand By Your Nan podcast is a short compilation of stories sent in to me, including Maggy Whitehouse, Craig Deeley and more. Thank you so much to the participants and to everyone for listening. 

 

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Episode 7: Nandy Warhol with Holborn Community Association

Episode 7: Nandy Warhol with Holborn Community Association

July 29, 2021

Stories and sharing grandmother stories with writer Rachel Sambrooks. The final part of my Nan's story looks at life long learning, with guests from a storytelling workshop I ran with Holborn Community Association

 

Thanks to Hazel East from Holborn Community Association and all the participants. 

 

Stand By Your Nan is funded by Project Grants from the National Lottery and Arts Council England. Thank you for listening! 

 

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Episode 6: Granny Yoda with Ishi Khan-Jackson

Episode 6: Granny Yoda with Ishi Khan-Jackson

July 21, 2021

This episode is all about the wise women in our lives, my Nan's spooky stories and a guest interview with comedian and laughter yoga practitioner Ishi Khan-Jackson

 

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Stand By Your Nan was written and performed by Rachel Sambrooks, with music by Lewis Barfoot and co-produced with Steve Keyworth. Supported by Arts Council England with a National Lottery Project Grant. 

Episode 5: Gran British Bake Off

Episode 5: Gran British Bake Off

July 14, 2021

Did you learn to cook with your Gran? I'm keeping it in the family this episode as my artist cousin Jacqui Calladine joins me to bake Shrewsbury Cakes and talk about my Nan Eve, creating art, moving with the seasons and how to value being wild and creative. 

Bake along with the recipe from Great Step Gran Alice's recipe book! 

Shrewsbury Cakes

1/4lb butter, 1 egg, 1/4lb caster sugar, 1/2 lb flour, flavouring. 

Cream butter and sugar, add beaten egg, warm flour and add. Roll out thinly and cut out with fancy cutter. Bake 20 mins in a slow oven. 

 

Stand by Your Nan is written and performed by Rachel Sambrooks with thanks to co producer Steve Keyworth, music from Lewis Barfoot and funding from Arts Council England. 

 

 

Episode 4: Frosty the Snow Nan with Craig Deeley

Episode 4: Frosty the Snow Nan with Craig Deeley

July 6, 2021

With special guest Craig Deeley. Nostalgia for Christmas is high on my list of Nan memories, in this episode we learn all about walnuts and how I became a Christmas man. Enjoy a Christmas jolly in the middle of the summer, because there's always time for a bit of peace, love and goodwill to all grans. 

Contains alcohol references and quite a lot of 1980s references too.  

Stand By Your Nan was written and performed by Rachel Sambrooks, with music by Lewis Barfoot and co-produced with Steve Keyworth. Supported by Arts Council England with a National Lottery Project Grant. 

 

Episode 3: Who Do You Think You Are Arr Rach?

Episode 3: Who Do You Think You Are Arr Rach?

June 26, 2021

Episode 3 features an interview with special guest comedian Steve Day. Talking about legacies, memoir, who you think you are and the extraordinary lengths we go to, to avoid being ordinary. What do we leave when we go? 

The interview was recorded during lockdown over Zoom and there may be some audio distortion. 

Stand By Your Nan was written and performed by Rachel Sambrooks, with music by Lewis Barfoot and co-produced with Steve Keyworth. Supported by Arts Council England with a National Lottery Project Grant. 

Episode 2: Nan of Steel with Sarah Keyworth

Episode 2: Nan of Steel with Sarah Keyworth

June 16, 2021

What was the origin story of your grandmother? This episode is all about the beginnings of my Nan's story, how she survived childhood and an interview with award winning comedian and brilliantly entertaining Sarah Keyworth

P.S. This episode does contain some swearing. 

Episode 1 : The Invisible Nan with Francesca Beard

Episode 1 : The Invisible Nan with Francesca Beard

June 8, 2021

Was your gran an Invisible Nan? How are older women changing today? This episode asks what we can do about the disappearance of our matriarchs. With stories from Rachel Sambrooks and an interview with special guest, internationally renowned spoken word artist Francesca Beard expect laughs, nostalgia and interesting discussion about our collective personal histories. Join the mailing list to get first listens, more news from Rachel Sambrooks and to share your Nan-ecdotes! 

 

Stand By Your Nan - trailer 1

Stand By Your Nan - trailer 1

April 30, 2021

Trailer for Stand By Your Nan. What's your Nanecdote? Did your Nan have Gran Designs? Was she more a Nandoes? Stand By Your Nan is part discussion, part show, all Super Nan!

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The series is written and performed by Rachel Sambrooks, funded by Arts Council England and is a Gerty Words Production. 

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