Sheer Isolation – with Sumita Majumdar (17/10/21)

Living with autism can be frustrating for yourself and the people around you, especially when young children are involved. This week’s guest has played a crucial role in increasing understanding and tolerance of autistic behaviours in schools across the UK. Swindon artist, Sumita Majumdar, is part of the team behind Pablo; a CBeebies series where the lead character shows how his inner-world manifests into real-life behaviour. Sumita has gone on to research autistic traits and coping mechanisms further, and is hoping to create new interactive projects which will allow more people to see things from an autistic perspective.

Our tracks are provided by Gloucestershire’s Chloe Foy, who is currently touring the West’s venues, and Sumita picks a tune by another promoter of autism awareness; Donna Williams. We also talk about how more venues are bringing back regular music nights, and the confusion over different Covid passport requirements between Cardiff and Bristol’s nightclubs.