This is part one of Let’s Talk with Charlie Phillips. This engaging bite-size audio chat is enlightening, warm and highly entertaining. I could see the world though Charlie’s eyes and understood how he experienced his hardships without feeling bitter. With the knack for telling a story, I was drawn in by Charlie’s experiences and the sense of community, which alas, I feel we might be losing. This is living history and has given me a real sense of what it meant to black in 1960’s Britain.
Charlie is a man who has really experienced life. Charlie’s energy and determination has seen him tour Europe. Possessed of a fine singing voice Charlie pursued his dream to be an opera singer and during all that time he photographed the world about him and life in the black community.