Stories of the Square Mile is the new podcast from Our City Together, where we explore the people and places that bring the City of London to life. With a rich history and filled to the brim with creativity, the Square Mile is far more than a financial hub. In this first series, we look at the hidden workforce of the City's cultural organisations, going behind the scenes and talking to people who do the jobs you might not know exist.
In our final episode of the series, our host Tina Edwards talks pianos and bones! She speaks to JP Wiliams, Concert Piano Technician at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Jelena Bekvalac, whose role as Curator of Human Osteology at the Museum of London involves reconstructing history through the study of human remains.
In episode 5, our host Tina Edwards explores the secret life of plants and wildlife in the City (and beyond). She speaks with Marta Lowcewicz - Head Gardener at the Barbican - about keeping life thriving in a city centre tropical oasis, and Ecologist Adrian Brooker about protecting the 'Green Lungs' of our capital.
In episode 4, our host Tina Edwards explores what it's like to encourage the next generation of readers with Sona Kalenderian, Principal Library Assistant at Shoe Lane Library. She also speaks with Tom Bower from the London Metropolitan Archives, whose role as Paper Conservator sees him restoring moments in history.
In episode 3 of Stories from the Square Mile, host Tina Edwards discusses the art of frame conservation and the art of policing, as she speaks to Mark Searle from the Guildhall Art Gallery and Debbie Linton from the City of London Police Museum.
In this episode Tina Edwards gets an insight into the London Symphony Orchestra, speaking with Alan Goode, the orchestra's Stage and Transport Manager and Libby Rice, an archivist who has worked with the orchestra for over 40 years.
In episode 1, our host Tina Edwards speaks to Stella Ioannou, Artistic Director of Scultpure in the City, and Anna Casey, Producer for Culture Mile. They discuss how their projects have brought art and culture to the public spaces of the City.