Jew Talkin’ To Me? with Hilary Freeman & Alastair Falk

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Join Jewish Comedians Rachel Creeger & Philip Simon for their comedy podcast, a chat show about all things Jewish, produced by Russell Balkind. This week’s guests are journalist and agony aunt Hilary Freeman & educator turned festival producer Alastair Falk


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Hilary Freeman

Twitter: @HFreemanauthor

Instagram: @noveliser

Website: www.hilaryfreeman.com

Hilary Freeman is an experienced freelance journalist, novelist and agony aunt, as well as a frequent contributor to radio and TV programmes. Hilary's articles have appeared in newspapers including: Daily Mail, The Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mirror, and The Independent, as well as Grazia, You Magazine, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping. Some of her pieces have gone viral, attracting thousands of shares, tweets, blogs and correspondence. Others have been used as teaching aids in schools and universities. She's also a ghostwriter and associate lecturer, and a media consultant/trainer. Hilary has had seven novels published, including When I Was Me, Loving Danny and the Camden Town Tales series.


Alastair Falk

Twitter: @tsitsitfringe

Instagram: @tsitsitfringe

Website: www.tsitsitfringe.org


Within Jewish circles Alastair is possibly most recognisable as the founder of Limmud, a Jewish festival offering sessions on everything spanning arts, culture, social justice, Torah, philosophy, politics, history, and more. Limmud began in the UK but now has satellites all over the world. An experienced ex Head of three schools and education charity professional, Alastair came to the attention of the press when he was appointed as the UK's first "superhead" in Tony Blair's academy scheme. He currently works with the Foundation for Education Development on a project bringing together diverse voices and ideas in order to construct a long term strategy for education policy. But it was his experience with touring his one man show 'Much Ado About Noshing', that led him to develop his new project, Tsitsit, the world's first Jewish themed Fringe Festival. Happening across the UK in October 2021, Tsitsit will showcase grassroots Jewish themed music, theatre, comedy and (all being well!) a new children's musical Alastair himself is currently writing.


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