Friday, 28 August 2009

Interviews and Theme Tune Challenge Update

Hi everyone,

On the show today we heard from Anna Crompton of Trestle Arts Base. Trestle Arts Base is based in Russett Drive, St Albans and has a rolling programme of plays, classes and community projects. Of special interest is the Story Tent, which is for those up to 6 years old, and is about creating a story based on audience interaction and participation. The event is to take place on Saturday 5th September and is completely free! The theme will be the story of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly and sessions will take place at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm. If you would like your child to take part, give Trestle a call on 01727 850950 or email takingpart@trestle.org.uk. For more information on this and all the other events Trestle have organised you can check out the website at www.trestle.org.uk.

We also heard from Gill Knibbs of a St Albans organisation called the Ver Poets. Ver Poets is a group of around 40 people who meet on the 3rd Friday of each month to enjoy poetry reading, writing and listening. They meet next on Friday 18th September - everyone is welcome. For more information, check out the website at www.verpoets.org.uk.

On Wednesday, Simon (who presents the Film and TV Guide - Wednesdays, 5.30pm) had another go at the Theme Tune Challenge and managed a score of 9 correct answers. Here's a leaderboard that just shows people from Radio Verulam who have taken part:

Position

Date

Name

Area

Score

Passes

1

7th Aug

Chris

R.V. Gig Guide

15

2

2

26th Aug

Simon

R.V. Film and TV Guide

9

1

3

24th Aug

Energy

R.V. Afternoon Favourites

5

1


And here's a leaderboard that shows the scores from listeners who have phoned in:

Position

Date

Name

Area

Score

Passes

1

28th July

Kev

St Albans

12

3

2

24th Aug

Graham

Devon

10

0

3

14th Aug

Rick

Hatfield

9

2

4

30th July

Mick

Welwyn Garden City

9

3

5

31st July

Kate

St Albans

7

2

5

7th Aug

Mike

Marshalswick

7

2

7

11th Aug

Wendy

Marshalswick

6

1

8

4th Aug

Douglas

St Albans

5

2

9

17th July

Daniella

Watford

3

3

9

24th July

Eve

Devon

3

3



Have a great bank holiday weekend!

Neil

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Interview with Pam Farley of the Woodland Trust

On Thursday's show we had Pam Farley from the Woodland Trust join us on the phone to talk about the trust and also about the Heartwood Forest Festival at the weekend.

This interview was a last minute arrangement and, as such, we did not have enough time to publicise it properly. We didn't even know it was going to happen until about 10 minutes beforehand.

The Heartwood Forest Festival is the trust's interactive woodland art event to celebrate trees and woodlands which will be held on Saturday 29th August, 11am - 3pm.It will be centred around Langley Wood at Heartwood Forest, Sandridge; enter from Sandridgebury Lane.

The whole family can come and join in with:

* Teddy bears picnic
* Charcoal and chalk drawing
* Summer sketching and colouring activities
* Leaf and bark rubbing
* Willow weaving and sculpting
* Story telling
* Bird box making
* Large mural creation
* Bushcraft for teddy bears
* Green wood turning
* Guided walks
* Woodland sculptures
* Scavenger hunt

For more information, check out their website:

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/heartwood

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Danny & Simon's Recommended Films on TV

Hi friends & friendesses

The following are our recommendations for films on free-to-air TV for the coming week:

Thursday 27 August (Recommended by Simon Carver)

Volver
9pm - 11.15pm
Film4


Friday 28 August (Recommended by Danny Smith)

The Descent
11:25pm - 1:20am
Film4

"The scariest film I have ever seen in the cinema!!!" - Danny


Saturday 29 August (Recommended by Danny Smith)

Miami Vice
9:15pm - 11:40pm
ITV1 London

"Cool, slick update by Michael Mann of his iconic 80s TV series that made his name." - Danny


Sunday 30 August (Recommended by Danny Smith)

From Dusk till Dawn
10:00pm - 12:05am
E4

"One of George Clooney's first starring roles in this Tarrantino-penned (and co-starring duties, no less) vampire gore-fest" - Danny


Monday 31 August (Recommended by Danny Smith)

The Interpreter
9:00pm - 11:40pm
ITV2


Tuesday 01 September (Recommended by Simon Carver)

Mean Girls
9:00pm - 10:50pm
Film4

Boiler Room
9:00pm - 11:20pm
Five USA


Simon & I hope you enjoy these films. Why not let us know what you think?

Danny Smith
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Radio Verulam Film Guide with Simon Carver

In today’s feature, Simon Carver, our resident film guide highlighted the following new cinema releases:

The Final Destination (15)
82 minutes Contains gore, sex and strong language

Funny People (15)
146 minutes Contains strong language, sex and sex references

The Hurt Locker (15)
131 minutes Contains strong language and gory images

He also recommended the following DVD releases:

Bergerac – Series 9

The Damned United (15)

Dead Snow (18)

Simon & Danny's recommendations for the films on free-to-air TV for the next week will follow in a later post.

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

Monday, 24 August 2009

Theme Tune Challenge Update!

Hi everyone,

On todays show, Radio Verulam presenter Energy played our Theme Tune Challenge. Energy presents Afternoon Favourites on Mondays and Fridays, 2pm - 4pm. Also playing the Theme Tune Challenge today was Graham from Devon. Here's the latest leaderboard that includes todays scores:

Position

Date

Name

Area

Score

Passes

1

7th Aug

Chris

R.V. Gig Guide

15

2

2

28th July

Kev

St Albans

12

3

3

24th Aug

Graham

Devon

10

0

4

14th Aug

Rick

Hatfield

9

2

5

30th July

Mick

Welwyn Garden City

9

3

6

31st July

Kate

St Albans

7

2

6

7th Aug

Mike

Marshalswick

7

2

8

11th Aug

Wendy

Marshalswick

6

1

9

24th Aug

Energy

R.V. Afternoon Favourites

5

1

10

4th Aug

Douglas

St Albans

5

2

Have a great week.

Neil

Playlist w/c 24th August 2009 + Coming Up This Week...

Hi Guys

Below is our drivetime playlist for this week:

Anthoney Wright - Wud If I Cud
Athlete - Superhuman Touch
Beverley Knight - Beautiful Night
Coldplay - Strawberry Swing
Daniel Merriweather - Impossible
David Gray - Fugitive
Hockey - Song Away
Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat - Lucky
Jon Allen - Down By The River
Lily Allen - Twenty Two
Madonna - Celebration
Michael Bolton - Just One Love
Mika - We Are Golden
Noisettes - Wild Young Hearts
Paloma Faith - New York
Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson - Relator
Pixie Lott - Boys And Girls
Reamonn - Moments Like This
Ruby Turner - This Train
Sam Isaac - Sideways
Sharon Corr - It’s Not A Dream
Steve Appleton - City Won’t Sleep
Team Waterpolo - Letting Go
Taylor Swift - You Belong To Me
The Duckworth Lewis Method - Meeting Mr Miandad
The Yeah You’s - Getting Up With You
Tommy Sparks - Miracle
U2 - I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

Items in BOLD are new additions

Coming up on the show this week:

Tuesday: Neil Hannon - The Duckworth Lewis Method
Wednesday: Simon Carver - RV Film Guide
Friday: Gill Knibbs - Ver Poets

We'll be running our popular Theme Tune Challenge on Monday and Friday this week. All you have to do is identify as many theme tunes as you can in 2 mins and you get a prize just for participating! To take part, give us a call during the show on 01727 839926. If you manage to top our leaderboard you'll get two prizes!

We'd love to hear from you during the show if you have a request, dedication or something you'd like to share. You can contact us in the following ways:

Telephone: 01727 839926
Email: studio@radioverulam.com

See you on the air!

Danny Smith
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Sunday, 23 August 2009

The Gig Guide: Tracklisting - Fri 21st August 2009

Greetings all,

Here's this weeks tracklisting for Friday's Gig Guide:


TRACK OF THE WEEK: Alpha Zero – Closer To You
http://www.alpha-zero.co.uk/

Nemo – Bells
http://www.myspace.com/nemoluton

The Gig Guide Flashback:
Polly Poison and her Electric Antidote – Get Down Now
www.myspace.com/electricantidote

The Swanvesta Social Club – Baby One More Time
www.myspace.com/swanvestasocialclub


OUTRO: Radiohead - The Bends


No Gig Guide next week as i'm at Reading Festival seeing our wonderful Outro band as well as many other fantastic bands. But listen next Friday for Danny playing some of the shows previous Track Of The Week artists and some live links from the festival site.

Until next time,

Chris

www.myspace.com/rvgigguide

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Interview with Neil Hannon - Listen Again

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Hiya

On Thursday's show we had the delightful Neil Hannon from the Divine Comedy join us on the phone to talk about his latest project - The Duckworth Lewis Method.

This interview was very much a last minute arrangement and, as such, we did not have enough time to publicise it properly. We didn't even know it was definitely going to happen until Thursday lunchtime!

So if any of you missed it, or would like to hear it again, you should be able to click on the play button above and - hey presto - you will be transported back in time to Thursday 22nd August at about 4.05pm!

Enjoy!!!

Danny Smith
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Friday, 21 August 2009

Interview with John Green of the Locomotive Club of Great Britain and Theme Tune Challenge Update

Hi everyone,

On the show this afternoon, we heard from John Green from the
St Albans branch of the Locomotive Club of Great Britain. The organisation was founded in 1949 so is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year! The club is about all aspects of locomotive railway and meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month between September and May. Meetings take place at Chiswell Green United Reformed Church Hall, Watford Road, St Albans between 7.30pm and 10.30pm. If you would like more information on this organisation, you can check out www.lcgb.org.uk or for joining information you can contact John Green on 01727 861839. The next meeting is on September 10th and features a guest speaker talking about the Isle of Wight steam railway.

Later on in the show, we had Simon Carver playing our Theme Tune Challenge. Simon presents the Film and TV Guide on Radio Verulam - Wednesdays 5.30pm - 6pm.

Here's the latest leaderboard:

Position

Date

Name

Area

Score

Passes

1

7th Aug

Chris

R.V. Gig Guide

15

2

2

28th July

Kev

St Albans

12

3

3

14th Aug

Rick

Hatfield

9

2

4

30th July

Mick

Welwyn Garden City

9

3

5

31st July

Kate

St Albans

7

2

5

7th Aug

Mike

Marshalswick

7

2

7

11th Aug

Wendy

Marshalswick

6

1

8

4th Aug

Douglas

St Albans

5

2

9

17th Aug

Michelle

St Albans

4

2

10

21st Aug

Simon

R.V Film and TV Guide

4

3



Have a great weekend,

Neil