How To Be Hopeful Episode 32 “A few pounds, big dreams and a lot of hope”

November 16, 2020

This week I speak about many things including hope, storytelling, free food  and time travel with award-winning British artist, producer and presenter Dawinder Bansal who shares her incredible stories via film and immersive art installations.. 

Dawinder and I chat about her experience of growing up in Wolverhampton in the 80s - being the "youngest daughter of twice immigrant parents"- a time which was "carefree... a brilliant time to be growing up". whilst she was immersed and supported by a tight knit community and her parents Sikh culture. 

She created her wonderful installation and film "Jambo Cinema" as a dedication to her parents "for their sacrifice... and that generation who came here... with a few pounds... and a lot of hope" and she speaks beautifully about the importance of stories "we listen, we tell our stories... we come to understand each other via stories, " 

Dawinder also speaks about her latest project "We Found Love in the 80s" and the encouragement she received from  Martin Ware (of Heaven 17 and Human League fame) to make the project , celebrating love- there is still a chance to get involved with this if you have a story to tell about love you found in the 80s!

To find out more about Dawinder and her amazing projects please go here: https://www.dawinderbansal.com 

To find out more about "We Found Love in the 80s" go here: https://www.wefoundloveinthe80s.com 

Dawinder can also be found on that twitter


Thanks so much for listening as always. This podcast is to accompany my book of the same name, which came out 10th September 2020 and is available in all the usual places

You can find me www.bernadetterussell.com

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Much love and more soon

Bernadette x