Nita meets the Singh Twins
ECDP Radio features interviews with a range of Essex Cultural Diversity Project’s friends, partners, artists and arts organisations working in diversity, presented by Nita Jhummu. In this episode, Nita meets the wonderful Singh Twins, contemporary artists who are showing work at Firstsite in Colchester, as part of the Festival of East Anglia & Punjab.
Photos from the opening night of The Singh Twins: Slaves of Fashion
About ECDP Radio
ECDP RADIO compliments our recently launched ECDP TV, which features a range of new content related to our work across Essex and the East Region, housed on our website, YouTube and other online channels. We also work in partnership with BBC Essex, appearing regularly on Essex Voices, their weekly radio programme that focuses on community.
“ECDP RADIO is an exciting opportunity for us to create new digital content for our online platforms, allowing us to engage and keep connected with our audiences. It builds on our bank of digital experiences created during the coronavirus lockdown, which will have a long lasting legacy for all to enjoy” Indi Sandhu, ECDP Creative Director.
ECDP Radio with Nita Jhummu was shortlisted for the 2021 Community Radio Awards, in the best podcast category. We were delighted to make the shortlist, whittled down from more than 430 entries from every corner of the UK. Winners were revealed in a ceremony at the Coventry Transport Museum, in partnership with Coventry UK City of Culture in October, which was attended by Indi Sandhu, ECDP’s Creative Director & CEO, and broadcaster Nita Jhummu. The nomination and recognition was a great achievement. Congratulations to the winners and to all those nominated.
About the Singh Twins
The Singh Twins are internationally renowned, contemporary British artists whose award-winning work explores important issues of social political and cultural debate and re-defines narrow Eurocentric perceptions of art, heritage and identity. The Twins – collaborate on their art, describing their creative practice as ‘Past-Modern’ as opposed to ‘Post Modern’. Their highly decorative, narrative and symbolic work which they developed in response to what they refer to as the cultural prejudice they experienced as art students has been recognised as pioneering a modern revival of Indian miniature painting within contemporary art practice. But their distinctive style is much more eclectic – drawing on the artistic language and conventions of other global artistic traditions, east and west, old and new and incorporating different creative digital practices and mediums. Among the recognition they have received for their contribution to art over the years, The Singh Twins have been awarded an MBE and three Honorary Doctorates. More at www.singhtwins.co.uk
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.