TRYING TO BECOME BRITISH
by Cecilia Gragnani, special guest Jonny Woo, editor Gabriele Carrer
LONDON EXPAT is the comic story of the encounter between a modern migrant and London.
What’s the day-to-day life for an expat in a multiethnic glamorous city? And what changed after Brexit and the recent Corona virus pandemic?
The podcast explores the long road to becoming a citizen in another country, embracing a new nationality whilst staying true to your roots, and the existential crisis when no country claims you as their own. From amusing encounters to bewildering technicalities, Cecilia delves into what lives as a foreigner looks and feels like. In this journey, Cecilia is guided by the Spirit of London, interpreted by the Drag Queen Jonny Woo, and the book “Life in the UK”, the bible for new citizens. The story is also accompanied by direct testimonies of many expats.
LONDON EXPAT is the comic story of the encounter between a modern migrant and London. What’s the day-to-day life for an expat in a multiethnic glamorous city? And what changed after Brexit and the recent Corona virus pandemic? The podcast explores ...
Author & voice
Cecilia is a performer and author who trained between Italy, France and the UK as well as a devoted (and nostalgic) AC Milan supporter. Since 2008 she’s been working between Italy and the UK as a performer, author and script editor. She collaborates regularly with Federico Buffa and Alessandro Nidi as a director and dramaturg and works with companies such as Hasbro, Amazon, Audible & Barilla as a voiceover artist. In 2008 she founded in Milan the collective Fumatori di Carta, which then became Paper Smokers/Fumatori di Carta in 2014, a group of international storytellers based in London with shows on tour in the UK and Europe. In 2016/17 she cowrote the documentary Maradonapoli produced by Cinema Undici and distributed by Warner Bros Italia.
Voice (Alotta London)
Jonny Woo, born Jonathan Wooster, is a British performer and drag queen.
Among his many activities between New York and London, he has hosted events for the Royal Opera House, collaborated with TV channels and companies such as MTV and Selfridges.
Woo is also the co-owner of the London pub The Glory where he presents many of his shows.
A Storielibere.fm production, by Gian Andrea Cerone and Rossana De Michele
Author and voice Cecilia Gragnani
Special guest Jonny Woo
Editor Gabriele Carrer & Cecilia Belluzzo
Audio post-production and sound design Antonio Mezzadra