Raymond Woolford

Raymond Woolford

Ray is a high- profile community activist, author, playwright, speaker, multi award-winning social entrepreneur and broadcaster with a substantial social media following.

Ray writes regularly for The Wolfian Press Review, and The London Economic news feed that also distributes Rays work to news media networks globally. He is also a regular commentator on BBC, LBC radio, Russia Today and Talk Radio Europe.

His first book, Deptford, is a radical history of Deptford in South East London and has been an unexpected good seller in Russia.

Food Bank Britain, about Ray establishing the UK’s largest Independent food bank has been a global success, changing the way food banks operate for the better, whilst even winning plaudits from Obama’s Whitehouse. It has also led to Ray contributing to regular popular news and current affairs radio show on Talk Radio Europe.

Liberty is a play and book that tells, for the first time, the true story of just one chapter in the life of Kath Duncan, as a trailer for Ray’s biography of her, The Last Queen of Scotland. It tells of the establishment of the Civil Rights movement in 1930s Britain and has won extensive acclaim and is set to be staged globally as part of LGBT history month in 2019 ;a hugely high-profile event. None of Ray’s works has received anything other than rave reviews.

The Last Queen Of Scotland is Ray’s latest work, having been four years in research, and recounting the biography of the most important Scot and UK Civil Rights activist of the past 100 years, Kath Duncan. This book is already generating huge media interest.

Queer is Ray’s latest book, in the early stage of writing, telling the true story of his own survival through 70s and 80s Britain as a young gay man at a time it was illegal, with Roller-disco, drag, queer activism, clones and Thatcher’s Britain, all against the back drop of Aids that decimated the gay community.

Ray Barron Woolford is on Social media as Ray Woolford

Free Hisham Al-Omeisy, the Voice of Yemen

On Monday at 2:45, Hisham Al-Omeisy, a civil rights activist and documenter of Yemen’s often-ignored war, was taken from his family by armed guards loyal to the Houthis. Three years ago these people had swept into Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, and overthrown president Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s internationally recognised Government, seeking...

Right to Buy: Whose interest does it serve?

Right to Buy, the policy no one wants to talk about, is decimating local councils’ housing stock and costing us all dearly in state subsidy. In London alone, this amounts to £104,900 per discount. The Grenfell Tower fire has justly led to widespread debate about the state of social housing...

Why Jeremy Corbyn is one Bogey Man we need

I can recall that when I was about five years of age I would be taken door to door by my Grandmother, clasping her petition clip board, fired up with the latest outrage that had got her off the sofa and on to the streets. She had found brief distraction...

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