Playground Podcast

February 1, 2008

For two months, Ruth Hedges worked alongside Eastside Educational Trust in Woolmore School, Robin Hood Gardens Estate, east London, to document the lives of residents past and present – from the elderly who survived the war, to parents who emigrated from Bangladesh, and the local children whose school and homes will be demolished in the forthcoming regeneration. Read the rest of this entry »


Breaking the silence

March 1, 2007

Working with Headliners and Body and Soul, Ruth Hedges produced these candid pieces by teenagers living with HIV in London in 2007.

Living your life as a lie

A warning tale

Fight for Survival

Will Self and Irvine Welsh

August 20, 2006

The List

Edited interview with Will Self and Irvine Welsh on London cabbies, fiction and redemption.


Self help for teens

June 9, 2005

BBC Radio Scotland

Ruth Hedges talks to pupils from Edinburgh’s Gracemount High and agony uncle, Matt Whyman, about fact over fiction and which is best for tackling those awkward teen issues.

Self help for teens