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Newsletter: June 2011

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Ujima Newsletter June '11A warm welcome to the third edition of our newsletter

Here at Ujima Radio CIC, this is our favourite time of year as preparations are in full swing for the annual cultural street-party that is the ST PAULS CARNIVAL! Over 70,000 people are expected to fill the streets of Bristol on 2nd July 2011 and we would love you to join us and enjoy all the fun of carnival.

Carnival is a time for the community to come together but means different things to many people. It can be a chance to celebrate black culture, an event that can appeal to all the whole family to have fun together, a chance for local community groups to promote themselves, for young and old to take part in the procession, maybe eat some rice & peas and jerk chicken, or dance into the early hours with some live music or local DJ!


Speaking of which, we’ll be having a sound system at the junction of Wilder Street and Cave Street. So make sure you come down and say a big Hi to all the presenters and team whilst you listen to some great music and grab some refreshment.

Our events team are also at Bristol Zoo as they celebrate their 175th anniversary along with 30 other community groups on the 16th July 2011.

Another date for your diary is 30th & 31st July where we will be co-hosting the main stage at the Bristol Harbourside Festival in  Queen’s Square.  The first ‘Be Who You Want to Be?’ radio programme has aired, so tune in to our host Junior Saunders every Wednesday 8-10pm. The programme highlights the Apprenticeships Scheme and how you can change your life by choosing an exciting new career. Thanks to Locksmiths Bournemouth for their support of this webpage. And remember, Keep on Moving! Don’t forget to keep checking all the new shows we’re playing every week by checking out the shows page – open your ears and hear the music.

Roger Griffith – Chair of Ujima Radio CIC and Presenter of the Back 2 Life Show as the G-Man Friday’s 7-9 pm


Ujima Newsletter June '11The Bristol Harbour Festival is Bristol’s biggest cultural event and one of the biggest free festivals in the country. 2011 is the 40th anniversary of the festival. The main festival weekend will be from Friday 29 July – Sunday 31 July, but the festival will include an additional week from Saturday 23 – Friday 29 July, during which, the harbour will be animated with dragon boat races, strolling entertainment, music on boats – and more. Ujima Radio is pleased to be working in partnership with the Colston Hall to host the main stage in Queen Square. This will include a number of our hand-picked acts performing on each day, and Ujima presenters carrying out the compere duties, come and meet us on the day!


Ujima Newsletter June '11As you may know, Bristol Zoo Gardens are this year celebrating their 175th Birthday! As part of a series of celebratory events, on Saturday 16th July the Zoo will be holding their Big Village Fete. A mixture of performers, artists and craftspeople will be gathering at the Zoo itself and we are delighted to have been selected to be one of the 30 community stalls contributing to this internationally received event. Ujima Radio CIC merchandise will also be sold and of course the traditional raffle results will be aired live on Ujima so look out for the tickets! Similarly if any well wishers reading this article would like to offer a raffle prize or indeed make a donation please email:

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Maria Clarke, Supported Housing Co-ordinator, Solon Housing


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Ujima Newsletter June '11St. Pauls Carnival has been running consistently ever since 1967. As the carnival grows older, so does the Ujima’s carnival collaborations. This year’s broadcast partners are BBC Radio Bristol, this means sharing live output leading to and on carnival day. You will be able to listen live to the event via BBC Radio Bristol and Ujima 98, with programmes featuring Ujima Presenters. There will be adverts on Ujima throughout June with a full schedule of activities including Ujima’s carnival 2011 ‘Roadblock’ (the Ujima Roadshow) on the corner of Wilder St and Cave St. Live music, DJ’s, Food and bar.  Dont Miss This!!!


“Ujima has had a very positive impact on my life, allowing me to develop skills and experience within media/radio, and meeting lots of new and interesting people. It has also allowed me to get involved in my local community a lot more, and has opened many doors for me within radio/presenting.”

Maizee Maiz, – Noon Show, Thurs and Fri 2-4pm


Here at Ujima we are sad to have to say good bye to some familiar faces, including two of our backroom staff. Chris Heigham who has been part of our team and provided great support with programming and production, and Pauline Orchard has helped form our Marketing team and made links with the local community and businesses. Our thanks and best wishes to them both. Also presenter Dezzie Ranks is no longer with the station, we wish him all the best. On the plus side though, we are pleased to welcome new presenters Gemma Myers & Dan Stern, both taking over the new Healthy Living Show on Sundays and new addition to the Living Show, Vanessa.


If you would like to be a part of Bristol’s fastest growing Urban Radio Station, then e-mail your contact details to or call the office on 0117 924 7715.


Ujima 98 FM, 97-107 Wilder Street, St Paul’s, Bristol, BS2 8QU

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