Thursday, 30 July 2015

Ben Roper and The Rapture Film Hub:@rapturefilm

Today's Drivetime guest was Ben Roper from local production company Rapture Film.
Ben was here to discuss the upcoming monthly film nights hosted at the Bakehouse in the town center, as well as St. Alban's impressive history with film, and the hopes to build a strong filmmaker community.

The first film night is Thursday September 3rd, and will continue to be the first Thursday of every month. Entrance is free for all.

For any further details you can check: http://rapturefilm.com/filmhub
Or, visit the official Rapture Film Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/RaptureFilmOfficial



Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Local author Kate Griffin's upcoming novel @KateAGriffin

We were joined in the studio this afternoon by the local author Kate Griffin, who told us about her upcoming novel - the third in her Kitty Peck series.

Kate Griffin has worked as an assistant to an antiques dealer, a journalist for local newspapers and now works for The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders, Kate's first book, won the Stylist/Faber crime writing competition. The second book of the series is called Kitty Peck and the Child of Ill Fortune. Kate lives in St Albans.



To find out more about Kate and her upcoming novel, have a look at her twitter at @kateagriffin.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Interior Design with @GA_Interiors



Gwendoline was in the studio once again this week to discuss interior design for your holiday home.

She stressed the importance of pastel colours and muted tones when it comes to paints, for example using a soft blue with a sea green. Gwendoline says that using these colours gives a sense of relaxation that is essential for a holiday home.

Another area Gwendoline focused on was the use of objects that bring memories in a holiday home. She pointed to how some people collect and frame luggage tags as an example of memorabilia suited for a holiday home.

Finally, Gwen discussed how furniture with textures that are perhaps out of the ordinary can create a holiday atmosphere. Wicker chairs were something she said had both a sense of quirkiness and lightness that suits a holiday home.


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Monday, 27 July 2015

Honeypot Childrens Charity


Tonight  we were joined by Stephen Heather and Louis Oatham who are raising funds for the Honeypot Childrens charity, as part of the National Citizenship Scheme [NCS].

This coming Thursday 30th July they have organised a 5 a side football tournament which will be held at Gosling Sports Stadium , Welwyn Garden City starting at 12pm , for details contact Stephen on email stevie.hrv@gmail.com
Today they have been bag packing at Hatfield Tesco.
Tomorrow they take part in a 3 legged walk from Bishops Girls School in Hatfield starting at 10;00am.and on Wednesday they have a cake sale at the same venue.

If you would like to sponsor this worthy cause you can do so at the web site http://www.honeypot.org.uk/donations/donate-now/



New Music Playlist w/c 27th July 2015 & this week's featured track by @theshiresuk

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Adam Lambert - Ghost Town
a-ha - Under The Makeup
Andy Grammer - Honey I'm Good
Beck - Dreams
Beth Hart - The Mood That I'm In
Birdy - Wings
Bon Jovi - Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning
Charlie Puth - Marvin Gaye (feat. Meghan Trainor)
Conrad Sewell - Hold Me Up
Hurts - Some Kind Of Heaven
Ingrid Michaelson - Girls Chase Boys
Jess Glynne - Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
John Newman - Come and Get It
Joss Stone - The Answer
Lauren Housley - Ghost Town Blues
Lianne La Havas - What You Don't Do
Little Mix - Black Magic
Madcon - Don’t Worry
Mary Lambert - She Keeps Me Warm
Rachel Platten - Fight Song
Reuben James Richards - We’ll Always Be Together
Rita Satch - Not Ready For Love
Rod Stewart - Love Is
Sia - Fire Meet Gasoline
The Cadillac Three - White Lightning
The Maccabees - Something Like Happiness
The Shires - All Over Again
Tobias Jesso Jr. - Without You
Will Young - Thank You
Years & Years - Shine

Items in BOLD are new additions


This week's featured track is All Over Again by The Shires: