Monday, 20 November 2017

Entertainment Update

David Widdowson joined us tonight to provide an update on local events in the theatre.

Abbey Theatre
FRI 24 NOV 17 8PM

Adapted by Gareth Armstrong from the writings of Oscar Wilde
A solo adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis, a letter Wilde wrote to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, from Reading Gaol.
De Profundis is an astonishingly brilliant, searingly honest composition that illuminates all the nooks and crannies of Oscar Wilde’s embittered mind and bruised soul. TICKETS £12

The Maltings Friday 1st December
The Foxglove Trio seeks out lesser-known traditional and contemporary folk songs and, with care and creativity, transforms them into moments of breathtaking beauty. This concert is part of its autumn tour for its second album, Distant Havens, and is a chance to hear the powerful signature sound which is based on Patrick Dean’s bold melodeon playing, Cathy Mason’s intricate cello lines and Ffion Mair’s clear, soaring vocals

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 17th November 2017

Simon and Danny were on their own this week.  No Chris, no Sam, no Charlotte, no Max, no Harry.  No one else.  Just them.  After several years of hand-holding, babysitting and general supervision, the others finally felt that Simon and Danny could cope on their own.  What could possibly go wrong?

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the fire though Radio Verulam is now looking for new premises.

That might not necessarily be true but here are Simon's choice of films on free-to-air-tv for the forthcoming week:

10.40pm – 12.50am

11.00pm – 2.05am

11.00pm – 1.15am
Channel 4

The Five Year Engagement
1.05am – 3.35am

The Charge of the Light Brigade
12.40pm – 3.15pm

This world is not enough
8.00pm – 10.40pm

11.15pm – 1.20am

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Charlotte's Film Club: Mad Max: Fury Road

And Charlotte's final apocalyptic choice for this week's Film Club is 2015's Mad Max Sequel 'Fury Road'.

Tom Hardy is Max (who is somewhat mad) and he teams up with Charlize Theron's Imperator Furiosa, a road warrior in her own right, to save several young women from the grasp of the evil warlord Immortan Joe. Expect exciting chases and lots of explosions. Oh so many explosions.


A Conversation With @HarpendenWriter

This afternoon Danny was joined by Jo & Derek of Harpenden Writers to talk about the origins of the group as a creative writing class all the way to celebrating their 20th Anniversary by releasing an anthology of works from members past & present.

During the conversation they chatted about some of the inspirations for stories in the anthology, what goes on during their monthly meetings, and we also learned that Jo used to be a presenter here at Radio Verulam!

Harpenden Writers meet on the first Friday morning of every month at the Friends Meeting House on Southdown Road, Harpenden. The group are welcoming of anybody curious about joining and encouraging of all of their members. For more information, or if you would like to get involved or pick up a copy of their anthology 'The Words', visit

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

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 'Fall like the Rain' and 'All the Way to the Moon', and performed a cover of 'Stitches' originally by Shaun Mendes.

For more information on Amelia Lappert you can visit her Facebook page for more information about upcoming gigs.

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