Nature’s Nippers is an outdoor group for parents and pre-school children at PLOT 22, a community allotment garden. Its aim is to encourage youngsters to connect with the earth, watch things grow, and understand where our food comes from. It’s an opportunity for children to play, explore, and discover.
Connor, Jacob, and Andrew are three young men about to embark on a new phase in their lives. They are students at Doucecroft Further Education Department in Essex – a college for young people with autistic spectrum conditions.
This documentary explores the remarkable transformations that take place during their three years at ‘FE’ . We hear their reflections on the changes they have experienced, their thoughts and dreams as they prepare for the future. And we learn how it is through the transition from childhood to adulthood, that they have found their voice.
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This audio documentary was commissioned by N-ARRO (Norfolk Alliance for the Rehabilitation and Resettlement of Offenders) as part of an insight study into the experiences of rehabilitation pathways in Norfolk amongst people with offending histories.
This is a unique opportunity to hear the voices of those who have had contact with the criminal justice system. Hear them reflect deeply and personally on their experiences of the rehabilitation process.
Every year, in cities across the world, cyclists throw off their clothes and ride naked as part of the World Naked Bike Ride – a global protest movement that celebrates bodies and human-powered transport, promotes green energy, and campaigns against car culture, oil dependency, and the destruction of the environment.
In this piece, I focus on the ride in Brighton, UK, and talk to cyclists both old and new to the event, discovering the many reasons why people are drawn to ride naked en masse.
My memories of Vietnam are infused with the sight, sound, and smell of hundreds of scooters. Hundreds. Thousands even. Because owning a scooter is very much a part of being Vietnamese.
If they haven’t one already, most teenagers will expect to receive a scooter for their sixteenth birthday. It signifies independence, freedom; and, for the wealthy who can afford the expensive Italian brands, it acts as status symbol.
The daily vision of scooters swollen with entire families, their goods and pets, belies the fact that it is illegal to carry more than two people at any one time.
The rule of the road? As a friend succinctly put it – “to ride a scooter in Vietnam is to have tunnel vision, you only need to look ahead”.