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Guests Elias Vasiloudes Nikolaides and Tomiwa Folorunso talk about internet culture, giving others a platform and Michael Rosen memes.

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About our guests

Elias and Tomiwa
Elias and Tomiwa

Elias Vasiloudes Nikolaides 

Chosen object: Soviet Pilotka (hat)

Recording location: Cyrpus

Elias is a 3rd year Music student at the Edinburgh College of Art and is also the school’s Undergraduate Representative. When he’s not studying, Elias enjoys playing the saxophone and making beats on his computer.   

Elias has composed music for films in conjunction with the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the University of York, including a short-length documentary titled Night Lives which won the LUMA20 Gala Audience Award for Non-Fiction in 2020.   

Alongside his studies, Elias is also passionate about student welfare. He is a member of the Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative and has been involved with Pause or Pay UK, a student-led cross-university action group.   

When he’s not studying, Elias enjoys playing the saxophone and making beats on his computer. He has also been trying to learn some new skills and has recently bought an accordion.   

Elias’s website  

Edinburgh College of Art – Music BMus (Hons)  

Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative   

Tomiwa Folorunso

Soviet Pilotka (hat) and We're Going on a Bear Hunt book
Elias's Soviet Pilotka (hat) and Tomiwa's copy of We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

Chosen object: We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

Recording location: Brusells

Tomiwa is a writer, academic and creative currently living in Brussels. She studied History at the University, graduating in 2017 and is now studying for her masters in Cultural Studies at KU Leuven.   

Since starting a blog in 2015, Tomiwa has written for the Herald and the National, as well as presenting the Radio 4 documentary, The Art of Now: Black and Creative in Scotland and #OurPlanetMatters for the BBC.   

 You can listen to Tomiwa on her own podcast, Sunday Rituals, where she chats to guests about something close to their heart and rituals in their life that keep them going.   

Follow Tomiwa on Twitter @tomiwa_ 

Tomiwa’s website  

Listen to Sunday Rituals, the podcast  

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Host: Kate Stewart

Theme music: Nathan Webb

Producer: Sonia Mullineux