Lemn Sissay's Social Enterprise

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0120191127

Every year since 2013, the poet, broadcaster and author Lemn Sissay has arranged a Christmas dinner for people aged 18-25 who have left the care system and have no one with whom to have Christmas dinner. No one to give presents or receive them. No-one on the other end of the cracker.

This is not a charity. It isn't even an organisation. It's a project Lemn undertook because he understands how it feels - at 18 he was released from a children's home and given an empty flat in Wigan, with no one in the world who had known him for longer than a year.

Lemn Sissay’s Social Enterprise is a four-part series for BBC Radio 4, considering what these dinners have taught him about charity, social enterprise, and people, through stand-up, interview and poetry.

This week, he explores the idea of shelter in all its forms - with the help of Polly Neate, the Chief Executive of the charity Shelter, and comedy writer Sarah Morgan.

Written and performed by Lemn Sissay
Guest: Polly Neate
Guest: Sarah Morgan

Producer: Ed Morrish
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Lemn Sissay explores what charity means when it comes to shelter.

Poet, broadcaster and writer Lemn Sissay explores charity, social enterprise and people.

0120191127

Every year since 2013, the poet, broadcaster and author Lemn Sissay has arranged a Christmas dinner for people aged 18-25 who have left the care system and have no one with whom to have Christmas dinner. No one to give presents or receive them. No-one on the other end of the cracker.

This is not a charity. It isn't even an organisation. It's a project Lemn undertook because he understands how it feels - at 18 he was released from a children's home and given an empty flat in Wigan, with no one in the world who had known him for longer than a year.

Lemn Sissay’s Social Enterprise is a four-part series for BBC Radio 4, considering what these dinners have taught him about charity, social enterprise, and people, through stand-up, interview and poetry.

This week, he explores the idea of shelter in all its forms - with the help of Polly Neate, the Chief Executive of the charity Shelter, and comedy writer Sarah Morgan.

Written and performed by Lemn Sissay
Guest: Polly Neate
Guest: Sarah Morgan

Producer: Ed Morrish
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Lemn Sissay explores what charity means when it comes to shelter.

Poet, broadcaster and writer Lemn Sissay explores charity, social enterprise and people.

0220191204

Every year since 2013, the poet, broadcaster and author Lemn Sissay has arranged a Christmas dinner for people aged 18-25 who have left the care system and have no one with whom to have Christmas dinner. No one to give presents or receive them. No-one on the other end of the cracker.

This is not a charity. It isn't even an organisation. It's a project Lemn undertook because he understands how it feels - at 18 he was released from a children's home and given an empty flat in Wigan, with no-one in the world who had known him for longer than a year.

Lemn Sissay’s Social Enterprise is a four-part series for BBC Radio 4, considering what these dinners have taught him about charity, social enterprise, and people, through stand-up, interview and poetry.

This week he explores the idea of food - with the help of Garry Lemon, the Policy Director of the charity The Trussell Trust, and comedians Alexander Bennett and Dan Cardwell.

Written and performed by Lemn Sissay
Guest: Garry Lemon
Guest: Alexander Bennett
Guest: Dan Cardwell

Producer: Ed Morrish
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Lemn Sissay explores what charity means when it comes to food.

Poet, broadcaster and writer Lemn Sissay explores charity, social enterprise and people.

0220191204

Every year since 2013, the poet, broadcaster and author Lemn Sissay has arranged a Christmas dinner for people aged 18-25 who have left the care system and have no one with whom to have Christmas dinner. No one to give presents or receive them. No-one on the other end of the cracker.

This is not a charity. It isn't even an organisation. It's a project Lemn undertook because he understands how it feels - at 18 he was released from a children's home and given an empty flat in Wigan, with no-one in the world who had known him for longer than a year.

Lemn Sissay’s Social Enterprise is a four-part series for BBC Radio 4, considering what these dinners have taught him about charity, social enterprise, and people, through stand-up, interview and poetry.

This week he explores the idea of food - with the help of Garry Lemnon, the Policy Director of the charity The Trussell Trust, and comedians Alexander Bennett and Dan Cardwell.

Written and performed by Lemn Sissay
Guest: Garry Lemon
Guest: Alexander Bennett
Guest: Dan Cardwell

Producer: Ed Morrish
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Lemn Sissay explores what charity means when it comes to food.

Poet, broadcaster and writer Lemn Sissay explores charity, social enterprise and people.

0320191211

Every year since 2013, the poet, broadcaster and author Lemn Sissay has arranged a Christmas dinner for people aged 18-25 who have left the care system and have no one with whom to have Christmas dinner. No one to give presents or receive them. No-one on the other end of the cracker.

This is not a charity. It isn't even an organisation. It's a project Lemn undertook because he understands how it feels - at 18 he was released from a children's home and given an empty flat in Wigan, with no-one in the world who had known him for longer than a year.

Lemn Sissay’s Social Enterprise is a four-part series for BBC Radio 4, considering what these dinners have taught him about charity, social enterprise, and people, through stand-up, interview and poetry.

This week he explores the idea of food - with the help of Nick Cole, the UK project director for Operation Christmas Child, and comedian Jason Cook.

Written and performed by Lemn Sissay
Guest: Nick Cole.
Guest: Jason Cook

Producer: Ed Morrish
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Lemn Sissay explores what charity means when it comes to presents.

Poet, broadcaster and writer Lemn Sissay explores charity, social enterprise and people.

0320191211

Poet, broadcaster and writer Lemn Sissay explores charity, social enterprise and people.

Every year since 2013, the poet, broadcaster and author Lemn Sissay has arranged a Christmas dinner for people aged 18-25 who have left the care system and have no one with whom to have Christmas dinner. No one to give presents or receive them. No-one on the other end of the cracker.

This is not a charity. It isn't even an organisation. It's a project Lemn undertook because he understands how it feels - at 18 he was released from a children's home and given an empty flat in Wigan, with no-one in the world who had known him for longer than a year.

Lemn Sissay’s Social Enterprise is a four-part series for BBC Radio 4, considering what these dinners have taught him about charity, social enterprise, and people, through stand-up, interview and poetry.

This week he explores the idea of food - with the help of Nick Cole, the UK project director for Operation Christmas Child, and comedian Jason Cook.

Written and performed by Lemn Sissay
Guest: Nick Cole.
Guest: Jason Cook

Producer: Ed Morrish
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Lemn Sissay explores what charity means when it comes to presents.

0420191218

Every year since 2013, the poet, broadcaster and author Lemn Sissay has arranged a Christmas dinner for people aged 18-25 who have left the care system and have no one with whom to have Christmas dinner. No one to give presents or receive them. No-one on the other end of the cracker.

This is not a charity. It isn't even an organisation. It's a project Lemn undertook because he understands how it feels - at 18 he was released from a children's home and given an empty flat in Wigan, with no-one in the world who had known him for longer than a year.

Lemn Sissay’s Social Enterprise is a four-part series for BBC Radio 4, considering what these dinners have taught him about charity, social enterprise, and people, through stand-up, interview and poetry.

This week he explores the idea of food - with the help of Jill Mortimer from Age UK, Anna Chojnicka from the Global Entrepreneurship Network, and comedian and podcaster Deborah Frances-White.

Written and performed by Lemn Sissay
Guest: Jill Mortimer
Guest: Anna Chojnicka
Guest: Deborah Frances-White

Producer: Ed Morrish
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Lemn Sissay explores what charity means when it comes to time.

Poet, broadcaster and writer Lemn Sissay explores charity, social enterprise and people.

0420191218

Every year since 2013, the poet, broadcaster and author Lemn Sissay has arranged a Christmas dinner for people aged 18-25 who have left the care system and have no one with whom to have Christmas dinner. No one to give presents or receive them. No-one on the other end of the cracker.

This is not a charity. It isn't even an organisation. It's a project Lemn undertook because he understands how it feels - at 18 he was released from a children's home and given an empty flat in Wigan, with no-one in the world who had known him for longer than a year.

Lemn Sissay’s Social Enterprise is a four-part series for BBC Radio 4, considering what these dinners have taught him about charity, social enterprise, and people, through stand-up, interview and poetry.

This week he explores the idea of food - with the help of Jill Mortimer from Age UK, Anna Chojnicka from the Global Entrepreneurship Network, and comedian and podcaster Deborah Frances-White.

Written and performed by Lemn Sissay
Guest: Jill Mortimer
Guest: Anna Chojnicka
Guest: Deborah Frances-White

Producer: Ed Morrish
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4

Lemn Sissay explores what charity means when it comes to time.

Poet, broadcaster and writer Lemn Sissay explores charity, social enterprise and people.