ECDP Radio: Nita Meets Marley
ECDP Radio features interviews with a range of ECDP commissioned artists, diverse artists, arts organisations and past and present projects, presented by Nita Jhummu. In this episode, Nita interviews Marley, artist and gardener. They talk about his ‘Active Garden’ project with Essex Cultural Diversity Project, which aims to get people moving after lockdown through gardening.
Marley is without definition. Finding expression through creation without limits. Often found immersed in the natural world, behind the lens of the camera, shooting stillness, capturing movement, designing soundscapes, editing at a Mac screen or recipe making & co-creating with fellow artist & Love, Lora. Together, their journey as Wyrd Flora is a little more easily defined as Herbal Art, Plant Medicine, Explorative Foraging & Wild Foods.
About Nita Jhummu
Nita Jhummu is an award-winning radio broadcaster having won “Presenter of the Year” at the HBA National Hospital Radio Awards in Bolton in 2017, as part of the Hospital Radio Chelmsford team. She currently presents popular show, “City Talk” on Monday nights on Chelmsford Community Radio (CCR 104.4FM) and has a real passion for radio – be that talk shows or feel-good music.
Aside from radio broadcasting, Nita has a background in financial services and data analytics. Nita is a graduate of the London School of Economics and having worked for prestigious companies such as Citibank, Deloitte and Lloyds Banking Group, Nita is now working for a specialist lender who focus on niche mortgages, development, construction and asset finance.
Nita is from Brentwood and her heritage is from Mauritius. Her parents were instrumental in setting up the Essex Hindu Dharma Society which was a group set up in Brentwood in the 1990s and is still going strong today from it’s base in Witham. Nita’s favourite foods are her Mum’s dholl puri and her Dad’s rougaille – both yummy traditional Mauritian foods.