In 1969, aged 19 years, Lythgoe auditioned for the BBC’s Young Generation dance troupe, which included her future husband Nigel among its members. Bonnies success as a choreographer of dance productions within the West End led to a career as a producer/director of various theatre productions, including pantomimes. She produced/directed and choreographed the Christmas 2006 version of Peter Pan, starring Henry Winkler, in Wimbledon and Cinderella, starring Patrick Duffy, in Woking.
Lythgoe came to American public attention as a producer and judge on season one of the reality television series So You Think You Can Dance. She also served as one of the judges on So You Think You Can Dance Australia prior to its cancellation in July 2010.
In 2016, Lythgoe was a contestant on the second season of the Australian version of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, lasting 3 weeks. Her charity of choice was Olivia Newton-John’s Cancer and Wellness Centre.
In the second hour John is joined by Monique Gardener @AlzSocLondon the UK’s leading dementia charity ahead of their #memorywalk taking place this Saturday. They’ll be taking about what support is available locally and general advice for people who have received a dementia diagnosis. There’s still time to sign up to the Memory Walk, visit https://www.memorywalk.org.uk
Dearblha Corcain is joining John Smeeton on Tuesday 9th October during the first hour of his afternoon delight 1pm to talk about Tough10 coming up in October in Epping Forest. It’s a bit of a different event in that both men and women can take part. It’s mainly off road trail kind of run and as the name suggests, it’s a little tough! The event is on 21st October
Join John on Friday sitting in for Jeoff between 8pm and 9pm for a Motown special, all you favourite tracks call us if you have a special requesting our web site
Laura Muir comes into John Smeeton’s Afternoon Delight this Tuesday 2nd October between 1 and 2pm to update us on the progress of the charity shops
Our high street charity shops sell a fantastic range of high quality donated items including clothing, shoes, fashion accessories, homeware, toys, books and an amazing array of other treasures all at bargain prices.
We currently have four charity shops: in Enfield, Borehamwood, Potters Bar and Southgate. All profits go towards funding the services we provide to patients and visitors at our hospitals. So whether you want to donate items, shop for a bargain, or volunteer your time, it all helps to support your local hospital and the patients and visitors.
Lesley Johnson is coming in on Tuesday 26th September to talk to John Smeeton Lesley has a BA Hons in Criminology and started with Haringey Local Authority as their Drugs Adviser. Then worked with schools and the police for 10 years. Having moved to Enfield, the role evolved into “ Vulnerable Young person’s Adviser” working with Schools, Police, and partner agencies such as Drug Treatment services, Social Services, parents and directly with young between ages of 11- 18. Lesley retired last year after a total of 25 years in the “business”. We will talk about Legal and Illegal Drugs, The impact on individuals,The impact on Families, and Society. The role of Schools and Education, and the role of Parents and of course legalisation. DON’T MISS IT !!!!!!!! 1pm to 3pm
John Smeeton has two guests Liza Dresener (Director) and Mary Oketch (Adult Autism Support Manager) coming in to talk about Resources for Autism. Resources for Autism is a registered charity they provide practical services for children and adults with an autistic spectrum condition and for those who love and care for them. They have a team of trained, enthusiastic and kind staff and volunteers offering a wide range of support. All the staff are autism specialists who understand communication and sensory
11th September Maria Johnson from Body Matters talking about Pilates
18th September Lisa Dresner and Mercy Oketch from Resources for Autism
25th September Lesley Johnson talking about Drugs and the side effects
Dearblha Cormacain is coming in to John Smeeton between 1pm and 3pm today 26th June to talk about the Hampstead Heath Race for Life which is taking place at 11:00 on Saturday 7th July in the beautiful Hampstead Heath. The route is a single lap around the scenic Hampstead Heath, it takes place mainly on pathways however there is a small section running through the wooded area. Though there are a few hills on the course, this 5k is suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.
Noah’s Ark a finalist for the Jewson Building Better Communities Prize
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is a finalist for the Jewson Building Better Communities Prize worth £45,000 which will go towards creating the Horticultural and Sensory Garden at The Ark children’s hospice. This will serve families in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Islington, Haringey and Hertsmere.Now Noah’s Ark NEED YOUR VOTE – please go to https://noah.do/2M83LRj Voting closes 20 June.
Research conducted by Contact a Family found that 72% of families with disabled children experience poor mental health. Noah’s Ark helps to promote mental well-being for seriously unwell children and their families and develops resilience. The ongoing use of the Horticultural and Sensory Garden will enhance current services and in particular, will offer ongoing opportunities for children and families to develop relationships within their local community. As Michael, father of 12 year old Eli, who is supported by Noah’s Ark, say; “Gardens are crucial for children who have physical or sensory difficulties. We walk past a garden and we don’t even think about it, but for Eli, it is crucial as it provokes a response from her. It’s one way of stimulating her to the natural environment, it is an important experience that will help brain development, attentiveness or engagement. It’s like a huge playground for Eli’s brain and senses. The Horticultural and Sensory Garden is going to be a big plus for The Ark.”
Noah’s Ark shortlisted for the New London Architecture Awards 2018
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice has also been shortlisted for the New London Architecture Awards 2018 in the ‘Wellbeing’ category. These are projects that are designed to improve the health and wellbeing of Londoners, young and old, from healthcare facilities to housing for an ageing population. Winners will be announced Wednesday 4 July.
YOU CAN VOTE for Noah’s Ark here: http://newlondonarchitecture.org/whats-on/new-london-awards/new-london-awards/awards-2018-shortlist/categories/wellbeing Voting closes 22 June. The New London Awards 2018 celebrate London’s best new projects across all sectors of the built environment. Supported by the Mayor of London, the annual Awards seek projects of the highest design quality which make a positive contribution to life in the capital.