Friday, 30 October 2009

Interview with Verulam Writers Circle

Hello everyone,

On todays show Danny spoke with Mark Clementson of Verulam Writers Circle. This organisation has been in existence for over 50 years and has around 40 members.

It doesn't matter how competent you are at writing - everyone is welcome - and the group has members with all levels of writing ability. Some members are just beginning to take the first step in writing whilst others have had work published, although to join you don't need any experience. The group meetings involve reading other peoples work and giving feedback, and sometimes feature guest speakers and workshops.

The group meets every other Wednesday at St Michaels Church Hall (near Verulamium museum) at 8pm. And on the other Wednesdays they meet at the Six Bells pub in St Michaels. The next meeting is Wednesday 4th November at St Michaels Church Hall.

Of particular interest is a conference the group is holding next year. It's going to be at the University of Hertfoordshire on the 20th Feb 2010. At the conference they'll have authors, speakers and workshops. For more information on this and for information about the organisation (including how to join and membership fees) visit www.vwc.org.uk

Have a great weekend!

Neil

Interviews this week included....

Hi everyone,

On Tuesday, Danny spoke with Phillip Kenchington of
AllAboutSt Albans.com.

On Wednesday, Danny interviewed Julie Littlemore of St Albans City Band. For more information, you can visit www.stalbansband.co.uk

And on Thursday, we had an interview with Jenny Nicholas of
St Albans Book Club. For more information, you can contact Jenny at jennifer.m.nicholas@gmail.com

Neil

Thursday, 29 October 2009

On this week's Gig Guide - Fri 30th Oct 2009: Polly Poison and her Electric Antidote!

Greetings all,

On this week's Gig Guide we have the fabulous Polly Poison and her Electric Antidote on the show to talk about their gig that night at The Horn.

We also have tracks from 33 Revolutions and another of The Swanvesta Social Club's cuban-flavoured covers.

All this on The Gig Guide, Radio Verulam 92.6FM, Fridays 6:30pm-7:00pm

Chris

www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Monday, 26 October 2009

The Gig Guide: Tracklisting - Friday 23rd October 2009

Greetings all,

It's good to be back after this brief rest and now we're back to full strength for the winter shift.

It was good to catch up with Paul Littler again and catch up with him about his latest ventures as well as hearing about the awesome White Rabbit gig coming up this Friday at The Horn.

Here's this week's tracklisting:


TRACK OF THE WEEK: The Fabulous Weapon – Alright Jack
http://www.myspace.com/thefabulousweapon

Zalinski – Alive
www.myspace.com/zalinskiband

Paul Littler - Aint No Need
http://www.myspace.com/paullittlermusic

Bebop & Rocksteady – No Long Time
http://www.myspace.com/beboprocksteadyuk

OUTRO: Foo Fighters – Wheels


Tune in next week for some more info on Friday's White Rabbit gig and all the latest music happenings in the West Herts area

Chris @
Radio Verulam 92.6FM
www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Interview with Karin Williams of St Albans Citizens Advice Bureau

Hi everyone,

On todays show we spoke with Karin Williams of St Albans Citizens Advice Bureau. With Christmas and New Year not that far away, the Citizens Advice Bureau is looking for volunteers to help 2 days per week in giving advice. In becoming a volunteer, you would receive lots of training and learn about all sorts of issues. For an information pack, call in to the Bureau at 64 London Road, St Albans or email bureau.stalbanscab@cabnet.org.uk.

Karin also mention that around Christmas alot of people end up in debt. If you are considering credit the advice was always read the small print. Also, if you don't pay on time you can end up paying additional interest. It's also worth remebering that currently no legislation exists on irresponsible lending, so be careful and shop around if you're going to borrow money.

Karin also mention that as the cold season approaches, it's importnat to keep warm. If you find keeping warm expensive, you can always shop around for a cheaper tariff or even ask your current supplier about a social tariff. A social tariff is a reduced tariff for those who are sick or disabled.

And the good news is that from the 2nd November, child benefit will no longer be counted as income for those applying for housing benefit or council tax benefit. That basically means you're likely to receive more benefit.

For more information or to contact the St Albans Citizens Advice Bureau, you can call 01727 855269 or go to www.stalbans-cab.org.uk. For information on saving money and money related issues you can also check out www.moneysavingexpert.com

Have a great week!

Neil

Interview with Peter Antram of the RSPB

Hello everyone,

On Thursday last week we heard from Peter Antram of the RSPB - St Albans group. The RSPB St Albans group is a great way to meet friendly, like-minded people in the area while learning more about birds and wildlife.

This local group also runs events in the area. Coming up is an event called 'A Date with Nature' which will be held from the 9th November to the 15th November at Verulamium Lake, Verulam Park - look out for the RSPB caravan. Also coming up is a Guided Walk at Tring Reservoir on the 15th November which is a chance to view good numbers of wintering wildfowl including shoveler, wigeon and teal and perhaps a late migrant or two. The walk starts at 9.30am and is free.

The RSPB St Albans group also meets in St Albans on the second Tuesday of each month, September to May, at 8pm in St Saviours Church Hall, Sandpit Lane, St Albans. For more information on the group you can visit www.rspb.org.uk/groups/stalbans/

Neil

Playlist w/c 26th October 2009

Hi Everyone

Below is our drivetime playlist for the forthcoming week:

Alesha Dixon - To Love Again
Alex Cornish - Untied
Athlete - Black Swan Song
Ben’s Brother feat. Anastacia - Stalemate
Beverley Knight - In Your Shoes
Beyonce - Broken-Hearted Girl
Bon Jovi - We Weren’t Born To Follow
Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
Dame Shirley Bassey - Nice Men
Daniel Merriweather feat. Adele - Water And A Flame
Dionne Bromfield - Mama Said
Emily Maguire - Lighthouse Man
Ingrid Michaelson - Maybe
Jace Everett - Bad Things
James Morrison - Get To You
Jamie Cullum - I’m All Over It
JLS - Everybody In Love
Katherine Jenkins - Bring Me To Life
Leona Lewis - Happy
Michael Bublé - Haven’t Met You Yet
Michael Jackson - This Is It
Norah Jones - Chasing Pirates
Paolo Nutini - Pencil Full Of Lead
Peter Andre - Unconditional
Shèna - Nasty Little Rumour
Snow Patrol - Just Say Yes
Spandau Ballet - Once More
Stereophonics - Innocent
Will Young - Hopes and Fears

Items in BOLD are new additions

See you on the air!

Danny Smith
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Saturday, 24 October 2009

Interview with Chris Rea Part 4 - Listen Again

Here is the final part of our recent Chris Rea interview, originally broadcast on Friday 23rd October 2009:


Interview with Chris Rea Part 3 - Listen Again

Here is part 3 of our recent interview with Chris Rea, originally broadcast on 23rd October 2009.


Interview with Chris Rea Part 2 - Listen Again

Here's part 2 of our recent interview with Chris Rea, originally broadcast on Friday 23rd October 2009:

Interview with Chris Rea Part 1 - Listen Again

Hi Guys

Below is part 1 of our interview with Chris Rea, originally broadcast on Friday 23rd October 2009. Other parts to follow!

Danny Smith
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Thursday, 22 October 2009

Interview with Tony Christie - Listen Again

Hi everyone

Some months ago we spoke to Tony Christie, who came on the show to promote his new single. If you missed it at the time, you can now listen to it again by clicking below:


The Film Guide with Simon Carver

Greetings

On this week's film guide, Simon informed us of the following new cinema releases:

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
John C. Reilly, Josh Hutcherson, Chris Massoglia, Jessica Carlson
12A 105 mins
Contains moderate violence and fantasy horror images.

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Featuring the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe and Bill Murray,
PG 87 mins.
Contains mild violence and scary scenes.


The following were Simon's DVD recommendations for the forthcoming week:

Dead Set
Comedy, Drama, Horror
Jaime Winstone, Andy Nyman
18 142 mins

Tru Blood - Season 1
Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Chris Bauer
18 691 mins

ER - The Complete Series
Drama
George Clooney, Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle
15 9999 mins


Finally, Simon took a look ahead at the forthcoming films on free-to-air TV and made the following recommendations:

Thursday

Ladies in Lavender
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Film4

Shall We Dance
10:00pm - 11:45pm
BBC4


Friday

The Fifth Element
9:00pm - 11:30pm
Film4


Saturday

The Truman Show
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Channel 4


Sunday

The Constant Gardener
9:00pm - 11:35pm
ITV3


Monday

All about Eve
4:20pm - 7:00pm
Film4


Tuesday (Recommended by Danny)

The Way We Were
4:55pm - 7:15pm
Film4

Clear and Present Danger
9:00pm - 11:40pm
Film4

We also gave away copies of the DVD Dead Set during the show and will give one away to the first person who leaves a comment on this blog - don't say we don't look after our bloggers!

Until next time...

Danny Smith
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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Interviews today....

Hello everyone,

On the show today we heard from a band called 'The Soldiers'. The band is made up of 3 actual serving army soldiers called Gary, Richie and Ryan. They said they found being in a band great fun and a great experience despite a bit of ribbing from colleagues! They have a single and an album out on Monday next week - both are called 'Coming Home'. Money raised from these releases will go to the Army Benevolent Fund, Help For Heroes and the Royal British Legion.

Also on the show we heard from Roger Page from the St Albans Diving Club. The club has been going since 1976 and is for those aged 8 years and older. The club has been based at Westminster Lodge for many years but will be based out of Hemel Hempstead once Westminster Lodge is replaced by a new leisure centre. This is because the new leisure centre won't have any diving facilities. The club covers both springboard and platform diving and competes at a local, regional and national level. For more information, visit www.sadc.org.uk where you'll find contact details.

Have a good week!

Neil

Monday, 19 October 2009

It's Chris Rea Week on West Herts Evening!!!

Hi Everyone

Chris Rea will be joining me on Friday's show to talk about his illustrious career. To celebrate the release of his brand-spanking new greatest hits CD we will be giving away copies all this week on the show. To be in with a chance of winning, simply tune in from 4pm on 92.6FM in West Herts or online at www.radioverulam.com

For those of you that follow the blog, you will also get a chance to win a copy! All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog this week and we will randomly select one of you to win this great prize.

Best wishes

Danny Smith
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Coming Up This Week...

Hi chaps and chapesses!

Coming up on the show this week:

Monday - Ian Rogers from St Albans City Football Club & Michelle Hart from the Centre for Voluntary Services.

Tuesday - We will be chatting to the newest pop sensation The Soldiers (pictured) & Roger Page from St Albans Diving Club.

Wednesday - The Radio Verulam Film Guide with Simon Carver (not pictured!).

Thursday - Peter Antram, Leader RSPB St Albans Local Group

Friday - It's the two Chris's, Rea & Saunders. One will be chatting about his career and the other will be bringing us the Radio Verulam Gig Guide (but you'll have to tune in to find out which is which!).

See you on the air!

Danny Smith
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Playlist w/c 19th October 2009

Hi Everyone

Below is our drivetime playlist for the forthcoming week:

Alex Cornish - Untied
Athlete - Black Swan Song
Ben’s Brother feat. Anastacia - Stalemate
Beverley Knight - In Your Shoes
Beyonce - Broken-Hearted Girl
Bon Jovi - We Weren’t Born To Follow
Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
Chris Rea - Come So Far Yet Still So Far To Go
Dame Shirley Bassey - Nice Men
Daniel Merriweather feat. Adele - Water And A Flame
Dionne Bromfield - Mama Said
Emily Maguire - Lighthouse Man
Foo Fighters - Wheels
Jace Everett - Bad Things
Jamie Cullum - I’m All Over It
JLS - Everybody In Love
John Fogerty ft. Don Henley and Timothy B Schmit - Garden Party
Katherine Jenkins - Bring Me To Life
Leona Lewis - Happy
Lisa Hannigan - Lille
Michael Bublé - Haven’t Met You Yet
Michael Jackson - This Is It
Nerina Pallot - Real Late Starter
Paolo Nutini - Pencil Full Of Lead
Peter Andre - Unconditional
Robbie Williams - Bodies
Shèna - Nasty Little Rumour
Snow Patrol - Just Say Yes
Spandau Ballet - Once More
Stereophonics - Innocent

Items in BOLD are new additions.


We have lots in store for you on West Herts Evening this week. Look out for a separate blog entry to tell you all about it.

Best wishes

Danny Smith
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Thursday, 15 October 2009

The Film Guide with Simon Carver

Hi Everyone

Apologies for no film guide blog last week but there just wasn't enough hours in the day! However, we are back and below are Simon Carver's recommendations for films on free-to-air TV for the coming week, as well as a round-up of new cinema releases and his selections of new DVDs:

New Cinema Releases

Couples Retreat
Vince Vaughn, Kristen Bell, Malin Akerman, Jason Bateman
Comedy
Cert 15 113 mins
Contains moderate sex references.

The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus
Starring Heath Ledger in his final role – which was later taken over by Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law.
Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Cert 12A 123 mins.
Contains infrequent strong language, scenes of threat, hanging and smoking.

Triangle
Melissa George, Liam Hemsworth, Rachel Carpani, Emma Lung
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Cert 15 99 mins
Contains strong violence, horror and language.

DVD Recommendations

24: Season 7 Kiefer Sutherland has another bad day

The Lions 2009 South Africa: Living with the Pride

The Ashes 2009: The Official Story

Big Bang Theory - Season 2 Science graduate comedy series

TV Recommendations

Wednesday (Repeated on Monday 19th October at 9pm)

Million Dollar Baby
9:00pm - 11:35pm
Film4


Friday

East Is East
11:00pm - 12:55am
E4


Saturday

Muriel's Wedding
10:10pm - 11:50pm
BBC2 London & South East

Saw
11:20pm - 1:20am
Channel 4


Sunday

The Last King of Scotland
9:00pm - 11:30pm
Channel 4


Monday

Mars Attacks!
7:45pm - 10:00pm
ITV4


Tuesday

The Bridges of Madison County
6:20pm - 9:00pm
Film4

We hope you enjoy the above selection of films. Why not leave us a comment to let us know what you think?

Don't forget to catch the Film Guide each Wednesday at 5.30pm on your favourite community station!

Danny Smith
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Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Interview with the Magic Carpet Theatre Company

Hi eveyone,

On todays show we heard from Jon Marshall of the Magic Carpet Theatre Company. They're one of the UK's busiest children's theatre companies, touring productions and workshops to schools, theatres and to festivals in the UK and abroad. They play to around 45,000 children and their families each year in schools and arts venues throughout the UK and to venues as far as Singapore, Rome, Venice and Milan. Magic Carpet Theatre was founded in 1982 and has been touring ever since.

Magic Carpet are especially interested in the traditional skills of the variety theatre, circus and puppetry. Clown, slapstick, illusion and conjuring, physical theatre and melodrama are some of the elements often incorporated in Magic Carpet's productions. Magic Carpet combine theatrical and educational experience with performance skills to make their highly entertaining and unique style.

And the Magic Carpet Theatre Company is coming to St Albans this weekend! They'll be at the Maltings Arts Theatre at 11am on Saturday presenting a 'Wacky Wizards Workshop' where they will be showing children how to be wizards! And then at 3pm, they will be putting on a show called 'Wizard of Castle Magic'. For tickets and further details call the Maltings Arts Theatre on 01727 844222. For more information on Magic Carpet Theatre, go to www.magiccarpettheatre.com

Neil

Interview with Marcus Brigstocke - Listen Again

Hi Guys

I am slowly adding more interviews to the blog and this one is the first one I ever did! This is from last October and is with comedian Marcus Brigstocke.

Enjoy!

Danny Smith
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Interview with Nell Bryden - Listen Again

Hiya

On Monday's show we chatted with Nell Bryden. If you missed the interview or would like to hear it again, you can do so by clicking below.

Stay tuned for more celebrity interviews!

Danny Smith
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Monday, 12 October 2009

Interview with Kumud Ghandi of the Cooking Academy

Hi

We also had Kumud Ghandi of the Cooking Academy being interviewed on the show today. Kumud has been cooking from a young age, studied food science and is interested in how to work with food for health.

Kumud set up the Academy three and a half years ago and it offers courses in British, European, Indian and Thai cooking. The Academy also caters for those who don't know alot about cooking and also looks at the medicinal uses of food, aswell as offering a chance to learning about spices and how to cook with them.

Kumud is also keen to promote healthy eating in schools - it can be very beneficial for young people to eat certain foods to help development. Kumud also believes that learning to cook at school is a really good skill and can equip people with practical life skills.

For more information on the Cooking Academy, call 08450 685848 or visit www.thecookingacademy.co.uk

Neil

Interview with Nell Bryden

Hi everyone,

On the show today we heard from Nell Bryden who has today released her album 'What Does It Take'. Nell told us that she comes from a very musical background - her mother was a musician and Nell spent alot of her childhood around musicians. Nell began writing her own material and after touring in pubs and clubs for years in Europe, relased a single 'What Does it Take' which really took off. Nell describes her music as 'Americano' and has many influences including old jazz, Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles, and is always open to new styles. Nell will be touring over the next couple of months - for more information about this and about Nell, go to www.nellbryden.com.

Neil

Coming up this week.....

Hi everyone,

Coming up this week we have:

- On Tuesday at 5.35pm we have an interview with Jon Marshall of Magic Carpet Theatre

- On Wednesday at 5.30pm we have the Film Guide with Simon Carver

- On Thursday at 5.35pm we have an interview with Pete Eddlestone of the St Albans Green Party

- On Friday at 5.35pm we have an interview with Roger Martin from St Albans Abbey Gateway Orchestra

Lots for you to enjoy!

Neil

Playlist w/c 12th October 2009

Hiya

Below is our drivetime playlist for the forthcoming week:

Alex Cornish - Untied
Aviv Geffen - It’s Alright
Ben’s Brother feat. Anastacia - Stalemate
Beyonce - Broken-Hearted Girl
Bon Jovi - We Weren’t Born To Follow
Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
Chris Rea - Come So Far Yet Still So Far To Go
Colbie Caillat - Fallin’ For You
Dame Shirley Bassey - Nice Men
Daniel Merriweather feat. Adele - Water And A Flame
Dionne Bromfield - Mama Said
Emily Maguire - Lighthouse Man
Foo Fighters - Wheels
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Bapa
Jace Everett - Bad Things
John Fogerty ft. Don Henley and Timothy B Schmit - Garden Party
Katherine Jenkins - Bring Me To Life
Lisa Hannigan - Lille
Michael Bublé - Haven’t Met You Yet
Nell Bryden - Second Time Around
Nerina Pallot - Real Late Starter
Robbie Williams - Bodies
Shèna - Nasty Little Rumour
Spandau Ballet - Once More
Whitney Houston - Million Dollar Bill

Items in BOLD are new additions


Must dash - on air in 6 mins!!!

Danny Smith
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Coming Up On Today's Show - Nell Bryden!

Hi Everyone

On today's show we will be chatting with Brooklyn singer-songwriter Nell Bryden. She is taking the UK music scene by storm and her new album comes out today!

For more information about Nell, why not check out her website?

www.nellbryden.com

See ya'll laterz (as the kids say!)

Danny Smith
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Friday, 9 October 2009

Transition St Albans

Hi everyone,

On the show today we heard from Richard Watson of Transition
St Albans which is part of the Transition Towns movement. The aim of the movement is to prepare our towns and cities for the twin challenges of peak oil and climate change.

In the coming decades, climate change and peak oil will require us to radically re-think our lifestyles, and adopt a way of life that uses less energy. This will need government legislation, and it will need individual actions, but we don’t need to wait for either of those. Transition Towns is about empowering communities to pull together and start grassroots initiatives in their local areas.

Each Transition Town is different and develops its own set of projects. These may include community gardens, car sharing, insulation and energy saving campaigns, and even local currencies such as in Totnes. There are over 200 official transition initiatives registered, in Britain and abroad. Transition St Albans is an official Transition Initiative – the 196th!

For more information, go to http://transitionstalbans.org/. Transition St Albans is also showing a film next week at the Maltings Arts Centre about the organisation. It's on Tuesday 13th October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 (£3 for concessions) and are available from the Maltings Box Office on 01727 844 222. They will also be at the St Albans Farmers Market on Sunday this week.

Have a great weekend!

Neil

Interviews on the show yesterday....

Hi everyone,

On the show yesterday, Danny spoke with Tony Felps-Jones of Prospects. Prospects is a Christian voluntary organisation which values and supports people with learning disabilities so that they live their lives to the full. Prospects supports people to live as independently as possible and develop a wide range of skills. For more information, visit the Prospects website at www.prospects.org.uk.

Also on the show, Danny interviewed John Godman of Townsend Bowls and Tennis Club. Townsend Bowls and Tennis Club is one of the premier sports clubs in Hertfordshire with teams in both sports playing at very high level in the local area and beyond. Although the club was established in 1919, it has a new clubhouse opened in 2000, and has modern facilities. Whether you are a novice or a county champion, you can be sure of a warm welcome. To learn more about this organisation, visit www.townsendsports.co.uk.

All the best,

Neil

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Hold On!

Hi Everyone

On yesterday's show we spoke to Rodney Day of the St Albans Judo Club. We talked about the health & well being benefits of judo, the clubs recent tremendous achievements and how they are celebrating their 60th anniversary in 2010!

The club's members range in ages from 5 - 79 at the moment and they're always looking for new members. If you are interested in this club, why not check out their website:

www.stalbansjudo.org.uk

See you on the air!

Danny Smith
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Monday, 5 October 2009

St Albans City Football Club and the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Hi Everyone,

On the show today we heard from Barry Hilliard - our football correspondent for St Albans City Football Club. St Albans City moved up to 15th in Blue Square South league on Saturday courtesy of a lively 3-2 victory over Weston-super-Mare at a windswept Woodspring Stadium. The windy weather made conditions difficult for both sides but the St Albans team played well and won! Barry will next be reporting on Monday 19th September regarding the match against Newport County on Saturday 17th September. For more information about the club, check out their website: www.sacfc.co.uk

Also on the show, we had an interview with Danielle Porteous from the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Danielle told us that from the 19th - 26th October, Will for Wildlife week will be taking place. This is a really important campaign to encourage people to make a will and consider leaving some money to a wildlife charity. These legacies are very important to the work of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust who use the money in many ways including buying new land and to raise public awareness and education.

We were also informed that access to the 43 nature reserves that the Trust manages is free. You can support the Trust by becoming a member (giving monthly or annually) and will receive a magazine 3 times per year which will keep you updated on the work of the Trust. To become a member or for more information you can visit www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk or call 01727 858901.

Have a great week.

Neil

Coming up this week.....

Hello everyone,

Coming up this week....

- Today we have Danielle Porteous from Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust being interviewed at 5.35pm.

- Tuesday we have Rodney Day from St Albans Judo Club being interviewed at 5.35pm.

- Wednesday we have the Film Guide with Simon Carver at 5.30pm.

- Thursday we have Tony Felps-Jones of Prospects being interviewed at 4.35pm, and at 5.35pm we have John Godman of the St Albans Tennis & Bowls Club being interviewed.

- Friday we have Pete Eddlestone of the St Albans Green Party being interviewed.

Hope you enjoy the show this week.

Neil

Playlist w/c 5th October 2009

Hiya Cats & Kittens (my greetings are getting worse, aren't they?)

Below is our drivetime playlist for the forthcoming week:

Alex Cornish - Untied
Alison Krauss - The Lucky One
Aviv Geffen - It’s Alright
Barbra Streisand - In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
Ben’s Brother feat. Anastacia - Stalemate
Cerys Matthews - Arlington Way
Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
Chris Rea - Come So Far Yet Still So Far To Go
Colbie Caillat - Fallin’ For You
Foo Fighters - Wheels
Geoffrey Gurrumul - Bapa
John Fogerty ft. Don Henley and Timothy B Schmit - Garden Party
Katherine Jenkins - Bring Me To Life
Lisa Hannigan - Lille
Madonna - Celebration
Megan Henwood - What Elliot Said
Michael Bolton - Just One Love
Michael Bublé - Haven’t Met You Yet
Nell Bryden - Second Time Around
Nerina Pallot - Real Late Starter
Newton Faulkner - If This Is It
Paloma Faith - New York
Robbie Williams - Bodies
Spandau Ballet - Once More
Shèna - Nasty Little Rumour

Whitney Houston - Million Dollar Bill

Items in BOLD are new additions


Must dash as there are literally too many things to do before the show, which starts in 41 minutes!

Danny Smith
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Saturday, 3 October 2009

The Gig Guide: Friday 2nd October 2009 - Tracklisting

Greetings all,

So another Friday has come round again!

A big thanks to Andy & John from The Scratch for coming in and taking time out of their album launch party to talk to us. Check out their website for details on how to get their new album 'Whatever Happened To Friday Night?' - www.thescratch.co.uk


Tracklistings:

The Cautionaries – That Thing
http://www.lemonrock.com/cautionaries

Zygmunt Day – This City Has An Echo

INTERVIEW: The Scratch
'You Want The World'
TRACK OF THE WEEK: 'Teen Idol'

OUTRO: Franz Ferdinad – Take Me Out


The Gig Guide is taking a rest for a couple of weeks so it's hard-working(!) presenter can recharge his batteries. In the mean time, keep your tracks coming in and I shall look forward to hearing them on my return.

Arriverderci!

Chris

www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Friday, 2 October 2009

Interview with Harpenden Choral Society

Hello everyone,

On the show today, we heard from Howard Smith of the Harpenden Choral Society. The Harpenden Choral Society has about 80 members and gives four local concerts a year, including a Carol Concert. They rehearse on Tuesdays at 8 pm in the United Reformed Church Hall, Vaughan Road, Harpenden and new members are always welcome! The present Society was formed in 1975, and since then the choir has grown from strength to strength and has a repertoire that includes most of the major choral works.

In recent years the choir has also performed in venues away from Harpenden, including Wells, Bury St Edmunds, Windsor and Stratford-upon-Avon. They have toured in Belgium and Normandy, and have recorded a broadcast for the BBC World Service as part of its series ‘In Praise of God’.

The next concert is called 'Celebrations of the English Court' and is at 7.30pm on the 14th November at Harpenden Methodist Church. For tickets, call 01582 833073 or 01727 837207. For more information on this concert or for more information on the Society, you can go to www.harpendenchoralsociety.org


Have a great weekend.

Neil

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Two can play that game...

Greetings dear listeners

On today's show we spoke with John Simmons from St Albans Chess Club.

They were recently awarded the 2009 English Chess Federation's Club of the Year certificate and meet on Mondays at the London Road Estate Residents Association in Cell Barnes Lane off Drakes Drive.

Juniors (aged 11 - 18) usually meet from 7:00 with adults from 7:30 or earlier if you fancy a game against one of their juniors, some of whom are good players.

For more information, check out their website

St Albans Chess Club


The Film Guide with Simon Carver

Hi All

Until such time as the Luddite Simon Carver learns how to blog, I will add the highlights of his entertaining and informative film guide feature! On the show this week Simon highlighted the following new cinema releases:

Pandorum
Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue
Sci Fi, Horror, Thriller
Cert 15 108 mins
Contains strong language and bloody violence

The Invention of Lying
Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey
Comedy
Cert 12A 99 mins
Contains moderate comic sex references

The following are Simon's DVD recommendations:

Katyn
Dir: Andrzej Wajda.

Story set against Kaytn Forest massacre of Poles in WWII

Fawlty Towers – Remastered

All 12 episodes. Cleese provides audio commentary

Finally, here are Simon's recommendations for films on free-to-air TV for the forthcoming week:

Wednesday

Dog Soldiers
10:00pm - 12:10am
Five


Thursday

The Parent Trap
6:35pm - 9:00pm
Film4


Friday

That Thing You Do!
6:50pm - 9:00pm
Film4


Saturday

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
6:15pm - 8:00pm
ITV2


Sunday

You Only Live Twice
4:00pm - 6:15pm
ITV1 London


Monday

Sliding Doors
9:00pm - 10:55pm
Film4


Tuesday

The Departed
9:00pm - 11:50pm
Film4

We hope you enjoy the above selection of films. Why not leave us a comment to let us know what you think?

Don't forget to catch the Film Guide each Wednesday at 5.30pm on your favourite community station!

Danny Smith
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