Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Drivetime Sessions with @AmeliaLappert sponsored by @FightingcocksSA

On this week's Drivetime Sessions we were joined by the singer-songwriter Amelia Lappert. She performed her singles 'Hazy' and 'Gone Away', and also performed a cover of 'I'm Yours', originally by Jason Mraz.   

For more information on Amelia you can visit her Soundcloud page here.

If you would like to listen to the Drivetime Sessions again then visit radioverulam.com/listenagain and navigate to Wednesday at 5:30

Charlotte's Film Club: Johnny English

The espionage filled Film Club continues again today, as today Charlotte and Danny look at 2003 spy comedy Johnny English, featuring Rowan Atkinson.

When a villain intent on stealing Britain's Crown Jewels has the country's top undercover agents murdered, mediocre spy Johnny English is the only one available to prevent further mayhem. But even with help from quick-thinking sidekick Bough, the goofy agent lands himself in one precarious situation after another. Only when he meets up with Interpol crime-fighter Lorna Campbell is Johnny able to really save the day.

Along with Atkinson, John Malkovich, Ben Stiller and Natalie Imbruglia also star.


Liz Widdowson: Local Theatre Correspondent

Today Liz Widdowson, the manager of the Maltings Arts Theatre came in to talk to us about upcoming events in the St Albans Theatre scene.  Here's the rundown of what she said:

26th February: Best Theatre Arts (an award winning young people's theatre company) presents a double bill 'Dr Hugh and the Creatives' and 'To Be Shaw'- a collection of moments from the works of George Bernard Shaw.  £8.  This production will also be playing at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City on 5th March, tickets £10.

2nd March- Folk @ the Maltings- The Daria Kulesh Quartet supported by Ben Moss and New Roots finalists Bow by Bow. 

8-10th and 15-17th March Terrence Rattigan's Deep Blue Sea- This is an OVO production of one of Rattigan's greatest works, directed by the local actress Kat-Anne Rodgers.  8pm, tickets £12, £11 and £7.50. Malting's Arts video.

23-25th February and 27th Feb-3rd March- Abbey Theatre/Company of Ten present Mary Shelley's Frankenstein- This is a production of Mary Shelley's novel, adapted by Patrick Smallford.  Tickets £12 and £11.  All performances 8pm except the 25th which is 2:30pm.

8th- 9th March- Company of Teens presents 'My Fear vs The World'- 8pm, tickets £8 and £7.

Useful links: 

Abbey Theatre 
Maltings Arts Theatre
OVO Theatre

Monday, 19 February 2018

Charlotte's Film Club: The Bourne Supremacy

This week, Charlotte is setting up a very secretive Film Club by choosing the theme of 'Spies'. The first pick of the week is 2004 thriller "The Bourne Supremacy".

This second installment of the Bourne action-spy series sees Matt Damon take on the role of Amnesiac assassin "Jason Bourne"once more. While hiding in India Bourne is framed for stealing millions of dollars from the American CIA, and an attempt is made on his life which kills his girlfriend instead. Vowing revenge, Bourne sets out to prove his innocence and bring the culprits to justice, but has to evade CIA head Pamela Landry who is pursuing him relentlessly.

Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, Karl Urban and Brian Cox also star.


Thursday, 15 February 2018

Charlotte's Film Club: Me Before You

Our Valentines themed Film Club is coming to an end! Charlotte's last lovey pick for this week is "Me Before You" from 2016.

This 2016 adaptation of JoJo Moyes popular romance novel sees young and quirky Louisa become a caregiver for Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will's cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin star as the two focal characters in this emotional romantic comedy.