Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Interview with Imelda May - Listen Again

Hi Drivetimers

Below is our interview with Imelda May:


Monday, 30 August 2010

Playlist w/c 30th August 2010

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

A-ha - Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)
Barenaked Ladies - Every Subway Car
Biffy Clyro - God & Satan
Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
FM - Bring Back Yesterday
Fyfe Dangerfield - Barricades
Goldfrapp - Believer
Goo Goo Dolls - Home
Harper Simon - Berkeley Girl
Imelda May - Mayhem
Jamie Cullum - Love Ain't Gonna Let You Down
KT Tunstall - (Still A) Weirdo
Lissie - Cuckoo
Macy Gray - The Sellout
Manic Street Preachers - (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love
Maria Mena - Just Hold Me
Maroon 5 - Misery
Nell Bryden - Goodbye
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - If You Want It
Paper Aeroplanes - Not As Old As You Think
Phil Collins - (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs - Beg Steal Or Borrow
Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow - Shame
Robert Plant - Angel Dance
ROX - Rocksteady
Rumer - Slow
Seal - Secret
The Script - For The First Time
Thea Gilmore - You're The Radio

Items in BOLD are new additions

We've got a very busy week ahead:

MONDAY - Another chance to hear our recent interview with Sandi Thom
TUESDAY - Imelda May will join us for a live chat
WEDNESDAY - We talk to Chris Pudsey of St Albans Community Forest Association
THURSDAY - Don Andrews from the Verulam Cycling Club joins us
FRIDAY - Over2U Friday where YOU pick the songs & the Film Guide with Simon Carver

Plus Stephen Hall from the Solid Gold Music Show will be helping us out with Infobytes all this week.

See you on the air!

Friday, 27 August 2010

Film Guide with Simon Carver

Here are Simon's choices for the week ahead on free to air TV, beginning with this evening:

Tonight:

The Ring
11:15pm - 1:05am
BBC1 London

Saturday

Cocoon
6:50pm - 9:00pm
Film4

In Bruges
10:00pm - 12:05am
Channel 4

Sunday

Liar Liar
5:10pm - 6:45pm
ITV2

Monday

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
11:30pm - 1:25am
BBC2 London

Tuesday

30 Days of Night
10:45pm - 12:55am
Film4

Wednesday

On a Clear Day
11:15pm - 12:55am
BBC1 London

Thursday, 26 August 2010

The Do's and Don't's of taking on your first employee

Roma Bhowmick, our monthly business advisor, tackled on today's show the issue of small businesses taking on a first employee. Taking on another member of staff has a huge impact on the profitability of a business and therefore should not be a decision taken lightly and it is very important to get right.

The first thing you need to ask yourself is whether you really need to take on an employee or could the work be shared out in other ways without extra staff? With the additional cost of paying an employee, this is not always the best option. If you decide that it is indeed necessary then the first thing to do is to write a job description - this is not just something that corporations do; it is essential for all companies taking on new staff.

Roma stressed the importance of taking care when looking for an employee not to assume that there is one perfect person out there, particularly not somebody just like you, as this is not actually a bad thing. The ideal candidate would complement your skills, not be identical to you. Roma also underlined the importance of not discriminating against candidates for any reason as laws forbid this!

To find your candidate, advertising and agencies can help and it may be best to advertise in specialist areas rather than more generally, as this should reach your target audience more effectively. Apprenticeships may also be worth considering - these are not just for trades and are aimed at any level, not necessarily young people.

The next stage is to prepare a few open questions in advance and conduct interviews, before selecting your preferred candidate and offering feedback to the other applicants.

For more information visit www.radioverulam.com/public/files/1282691412.pdf

Roma will be back with us on 27th September!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Youth Connexions calling all budding young film-makers!

Stephanie Weller of Youth Connexions was on the show this evening. The organisation, which aims to give advice and guidance to young people aged 11-19 in Hertfordshire, launched a film competition this week. It encourages young people to get involved in film-making, and will run until early October. One of these projects is currently running at the Pioneer Youth Club in St Albans and there are several others running across Hertfordshire, so check out their website www.channelmogo.org for details of projects happening local to you and get involved!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Interview with Thea Gilmore - Listen Again

Hi Drivetimers

We had the wonderful Thea Gilmore on today's show. You can hear the interview by clicking below:


Interview with Thea Gilmore....


We've just had the very fine singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore on the show!

Thea has just released her new single ' You're The Radio' and has a new album 'Murphy's Heart' out on the 6th Sept.

Check out the blog later on to listen to the interview.

Darius Campbell interview.......

Platinum selling singer-songwriter, West End stage actor, operatic baritone, best-selling author, Ambassador for The Prince's Trust - Darius Campbell will be on the show on Thursday at 4.15pm.

Playlist w/c 23rd August 2010

Hi Drivetimers

Sorry for the delay but here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Barenaked Ladies - Every Subway Car
Biffy Clyro - God & Satan
Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
Fyfe Dangerfield - Barricades
Goldfrapp - Believer
Goo Goo Dolls - Home
Harper Simon - Berkeley Girl
I Am Arrows – Green Grass
Imelda May - Mayhem
Jamie Cullum - Love Ain't Gonna Let You Down
Lady Antebellum - I Run To You
Lissie - Cuckoo
Macy Gray - The Sellout
Manic Street Preachers - (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love
Maria Mena - Just Hold Me
Maroon 5 - Misery
Nell Bryden - Goodbye
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - If You Want It
Phil Collins - (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs - Beg Steal Or Borrow
Robert Plant - Angel Dance
ROX - Rocksteady
Rumer - Slow
Seal - Secret
The Hoosiers - ALBUM: The Illusion Of Safety
The Script- For The First Time
Thea Gilmore - You're The Radio

Items in BOLD are new additions


See you on the air!

Monday, 23 August 2010

TOMORROW! Interview with Thea Gilmore

Tomorrow at 4.30pm, danny will be talking to singer-song writer Thea Gilmore. Ten albums in, Thea is still going strong and has a huge fan base. Be sure to catch the interview.

We've got lots of interesting features and interviews this week:

Tuesday: we have an interview with singer-song writer Thea Gilmore at 4.30pm.

Wednesday: we have an interview with Stephanie Weller of Youth Connexions Hertfordshire at 5.30pm.

Thursday: we'll be interviewing Darius Campbell - platinum selling singer-songwriter, West End stage actor, operatic baritone, best-selling author, and Ambassador for The Prince's Trust. That's at 4.15pm.

And at 5.30pm, we'll be having our monthly 'Business Feature' with Roma Bhowmick.

Friday: it's the 'Film Guide' with Simon Carver at 6.30pm.

Karate in St Albans


On this afternoon's show Sensei Kevin Coles explained to us the benefits of taking up karate. Kevin has been training in karate for 29 years and the St Albans karate club is about to celebrate its 19th anniversary as part of the national TISKA karate association, taught in Dunstable by 7th Dan Sensei Sahota.

The St Albans club meets twice a week; on Thursday evenings at St Albans Girls School and Saturday mornings at Marlborough School. Members age from around six to sixty, although there is no upper age limit and all are welcome. There is also a tiny tots class for younger children who want to get involved.

While some people may raise objections about young children getting involved in an essentially violent art, the benefits of karate are huge; namely teaching children discipline and respect for others. Karate teaches self-defence physically and mentally - "the art of fighting without fighting." It can help people of all ages to improve their self-confidence and self-esteem, as well as having the obvious advantage of keeping fit. Karate involves all-round physical activity, from improving flexibility to aerobic exercise, and is a fantastic physical getaway from busy lives and modern technology.

The number of people training varies at different times of the year, but on average there are around 20-25 people per class. Karate is an individual art - you compare yourself only to yourself and do not judge yourself against anyone else. However if you would like to attend a class and see what the other people are like and whether karate is an activity for you, then go ahead - the first lesson is totally free.

The club is also involved with eight primary schools around St Albans, teaching self-defence to children during the week, so for parents who may be thinking about getting children involved, contact Kevin to find out if your child's school already participates.

Visit http://www.karatestalbans.co.uk/ for more information including contact details for Kevin and his wife Eve who run the St Albans club together.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Interview with Althea Hayton re Womb Twins

Hi everyone,

Today we heard from Althea Hayton who talked about the Womb Twin project and website she is involved in.

The project and website is all about people who are womb twin survivors. The group and website provides information and support for people affected by the loss of a twin before or around birth.

People who are womb twin survivors can need often support coming to terms with what's happened. Other feelings they may have include a feeling of abandonment, a sense of vulnerability and searching.

Althea also advised that a conference called 'Womb Twin Survivors' is planned for October 1st -3rd at All Saints Pastoral Centre, London Colney, Herts. This will be the third international conference to be held on this subject.

It will be a rare opportunity for everyone to learn more about a common occurrence in pregnancy that has been largely ignored - until very recently. It will be a chance for womb twin survivors, plus the people who live with them, work with them, try to help them or just want to learn more about them, to get together and discuss these issues. Only 60 places are available, so early booking is recommended.

For more information on womb twins and the conference, visit the website at http://www.wombtwin.com/.

Film Guide with Simon Carver

Here are Simon's choices for the week ahead on free to air TV beginning with this evening:

Friday:

Flashdance
11:00pm - 12:55am
ITV2

Saturday:

The Bourne Identity
10:00pm - 11:15pm
ITV1 London

Sunday:

The Spy Who Loved Me
4:15pm - 6:35pm
ITV1 London

Sister Act
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Channel 4

Monday:

crazy/beautiful
11:35pm - 1:15am
BBC1 London

Tuesday:

Evan Almighty
10:00pm - 12:00am
ITV2

Wednesday:

Picture Perfect
7:00pm - 8:55pm
Film4

Thursday:

Amadeus: Director's Cut
9:00pm - 12:25am
Film4

American Gigolo
11:00pm - 1:25am
ITV3

Interview with Huey Morgan - Listen Again

Hi Drivetimers

We had Huey Morgan from The Fun Lovin' Criminals on today's show. To listen to this interview, simply click below:


Thursday, 19 August 2010

Monthly Interior Design Feature with Gwendoline Alderton

On today's show, Gwendoline Alderton discussed colour in the Interior Design Feature.

After testing Danny Smith on Primary and Secondary colours, Gwendoline explained that warm colours, such as reds and oranges, can make rooms feel intimate and cosy, while cool colours, for example blues and greens, can create the illusion of space which is great in smaller rooms.

Gwendoline also talked about colour schemes. Monochramtic colour schemes involve using different shades of the same colour, Contrasting colour schemes use colours opposite eachother on the colour wheel such as blue and orange, and Harmonious colour schemes use colours that are next to eachother on the colour wheel, like red and blue.

Also discussed was the psychology of colour; red feels like a warm colour and is often used in pubs as it is a traditional English colour, but be careful when using red because it can seem agressive. Blue feels calm and is the UK's favourite colour, often used in offices, but it can feel cold and unfriendly. Yellow is a positive and friendly colour but can apparently cause emotional fragility, while green feels natural and balanced, representing eco-friendliness, but it can feel bland. Violet conveys spiritualism, but be careful when using it because it can give a feeling of inferiority.

Finally, Gwendoline talked about the use of colour. Before the economic downturn, there were alot of chocolate and aqua colours, but then after the downturn, more "buy-me" colours were used, which are strong colours such as fuchsia. Now that we feel the economy could be recovering, there are more relaxing, neutral colours such as browns and creams, combined with stronger colours like plum.

For more interior design information, contact Gwendoline via her website.

Interview with Tom Fuller - Listen Again

Hi Bloggers

On today's show we spoke to Tom Fuller of The Tom Fuller Band, live in Chicago. To listen to this interview, please click below:


Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Interview with Thea Gilmore


Next Tuesday, Danny Smith will be talking to singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore whose new album Murphy's Heart is due out on August 30th.

Tomorrow's interview - Huey Morgan from the Fun Lovin' Criminals


Huey Morgan from American Hip Hop group Fun Lovin' Criminals will be speaking to Danny Smith on tomorrow's show, so tune in. Fun Lovin' Criminals' new album Classic Fantastic is out now.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Tune in for tomorrow's interview


Tomorrow we will be talking to Tom Fuller of The Tom Fuller Band, whose new album 'Maristar' is out now. He will be talking to Danny Smith at 5.30pm tomorrow, so be sure to tune in.

Monthly Feature with Mark Clementson from Verulam Writers Circle

Verulam Writers Circle (VWC) still meets every month - they have formal meetings aswell as informal pub gatherings. Throughout summer, the group will be meeting at the White Hart on Hollywell Hill, St Albans on Wednesdays at 8pm for manuscript readings, critique and drinking!

A particular highlight in the VWC calendar is the 5th annual conference called 'Get Writing'. It's going to be on the 19th February 2011 at Hertfordshire University. The cost will be a fabulously low £55 per person which includes lunch, speakers and workshops. This year, the conference will also hear from a high profile internationally best-selling author - details to be announced soon! It's also a chance to meet agents, editors and other authors. According to Mark, it will be HUGE, and Radio Verulam should be there too!

Places are limited - only 200 available - and they can be booked through the VWC website from October this year.

And finally here are details of two big achievements by VWC members that you can tune in to when you’re not listening to Radio Verulam.....

Julie Mayhew's radio play 'Stopgap' is scheduled for broadcast on Radio 4 at 2.15pm on Wednesday 8th September, and 'The Amazing Arnolfini and His Wife' by Jonathan Pinnock will be broadcast on Wednesday 18th August at 3:30pm, also on Radio 4.

For more information on VWC, how to join, or for more details on the 'Get Writing' conference check out www.verulamwriterscircle.org.uk.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Playlist w/c 16th August 2010

Hi Drivetimers

It's very late this week but here is our drivetime new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Amy MacDonald - ALBUM: A Curious Thing
Biffy Clyro - God & Satan
Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
Diane Birch - Valentino
Eliza Doolittle - Pack Up
Goldfrapp - Believer
Goo Goo Dolls - Home
I Am Arrows - Green Grass
Jack Johnson - At Or With Me
Jamie Cullum - Love Ain't Gonna Let You Down
Lady Antebellum - I Run To You
Lissie - Cuckoo
Macy Gray - The Sellout
Maria Mena - Just Hold Me
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - If You Want It
Phil Collins - (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs - Beg Steal Or Borrow
Robert Plant - Angel Dance
ROX - Rocksteady
Rumer - Slow
The Hoosiers - Choices
The Script - For The First Time
Thea Gilmore - You're The Radio

Items in BOLD are new additions

If you ever have any comments about the music we play on Drivetime, please let us know as we'd love to hear from you.

Monthly Feature with Michelle Hart of the Centre for Voluntary Services (CVS)

It was back to basics on todays' feature with Michelle from the CVS, looking at why people volunteer.

Remembering that volunteering is always unpaid, it can still be a really enjoyable experience and you can get a lot out of it aswell as the organisation you are working with.

It's a great way of trying something new and meeting new people. It's also a good way of enhancing your CV and getting new experience.

And trying to find a suitable role is crucial - it's important to find something you'll enjoy aswell as being able to give a realistic commitment.

Finally, Michelle highlighted a really worthwhile volunteering opportunity currently available in St Albans. Herts Young Homeless Group is looking for 'Crashpad Hosts' to provide temporary accomodation to people aged 16-17 for upto 3 weeks. The idea of being a host is to provide a place for a person to stay for a short time which gives time for families to cool off and have some breathing space. All you need is a spare room - training, an induction, and expenses are given. Contact the CVS in St Albans for more information.

For any other information to do with volunteering and the CVS in St Albans, check out www.cvsstalbans.org.uk/ or go to the national volunteering website to look at all UK current volunteer vacancies at www.do-it.org.uk/.

Interviews and Features on the show this week....

Today at 5.30pm, we have our monthly feature with Michelle Hart from the Centre for Voluntary Services in St Albans.

Tomorrow at 5.30pm is the monthly feature with Mark Clementson from Verulam Writers Circle.

And on Wednesday we have an interview with Tom Fuller of the Tom Fuller Band. That's at 5.30pm.

Thursday is our Interior Design Feature with Gwendoline Alderton at 5.30pm.

And it's the Film Guide with Simon Carver at 6.30pm on Friday.

Friday, 13 August 2010

The Radio Verulam Film Guide Recommends . . .

Hi Bloggers here are Simon Carver's choices for the week ahead on free to air TV.

Friday
The Accidental Tourist
10:00pm - 12:30am
ITV3
1988

Sleepless in Seattle
9:00pm - 11:10pm
Fiver
1993


Saturday
North by Northwest
4:25pm - 7:05pm
Film4
1959


Sunday
The Pianist
9:00pm - 12:00am
ITV3
2002

No Way Out
11:10pm - 1:05am
BBC1 London
1986


Monday
Miss Congeniality
9:50pm - 12:00am
Fiver
1993

28 Weeks Later
11:00pm - 12:55am
Film4
2007


Tuesday
Dawn of the Dead
11:00pm - 1:00am
Film4
2004

Wimbledon
11:40pm - 1:35am
ITV2
2004


Wednesday
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
9:00pm - 11:40pm
Film4
1975


Thursday
The Departed
9:00pm - 11:50pm
Film4
2006

Galaxy Quest
10:35pm - 12:15am
BBC1 London
1999

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Plant Heritage

This evening we heard from Penny Morgan of the Herts & Beds branch of Plant Heritage, the branch has 70 members locally and holds winter evening meetings at Verulam Musuem in St Michaels village.

Penny told us;



At the NCCPG we are working hard to protect and preserve our magnificent plant heritage through:

The National Plant Collections® Scheme 'living libraries' of individual species, cared for by dedicated specialist growers

The Demeter® Project, our computer database which will ensure that precious plant knowledge is captured and stored consistently and securely

Nationwide education and publicity programmes

'Grass roots' activity through a network of 35 regional groups.

However, all this costs money. We are a self funding charitable organisation doing all we can with our limited resources; we raise funds from sponsors and from the activities we organize nationally and through our enthusiastic local Groups and their members.

But we need your help to ensure that this important conservation work can continue.

You can support Plant Heritage's aims by helping to fund areas of activity:

The National Plant Collections® Scheme - it costs around £55,000 per year to provide administration and support for our 450 National Collection Holders

Publishing - the National Collection Holders carry out research into their genus and publish booklets. Each of these currently costs about £4,500 to publish and print

The National Plant Collections® Directory - the Directory is the principal means for informing the public about the National Plant Collections®. It costs about £10,000 each year


Journals - we produce 2 copies per year of the Plant Heritage Journal, which is used to keep our members informed about the scheme. The production of the journals costs £6,850 per year.

Full details can be found their web site www.nccpg.com

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Monthly Travel Feature with Andy Jarosz

On the show today, we heard from Andy Jarosz, our travel correspondent.

Andy talked about travelling and the weather. The weather can really affect your travel and holiday experience and the tip was to be prepared. Those that take the right gear with them are loads more comfortable, whether it's freezing cold, wet or boiling hot. And if rain falls, Andy recommends heading for things to do indoors such as visiting galleries, museums or even getting a bite to eat! And in the heat, remember to take shade and drink plenty of water.

Andy also mentioned that lots of people head for sunny destinations during this time of year. However, you could try a slightly different climate such as countries on the other side of the world who are currently going through winter. Places like New Zealand are offering great ski facilities at the moment, and if you want to experience 24 hour daylight, head for northern Norway or Iceland. You might even get to see the 'northern lights' in some parts of Norway depending on the conditions.

For more information on Andy and his various travel experiences, check out www.501places.com.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Monthly feature with the Citizens Advice Bureau

Today, Elizabeth Crompton of St Albans Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) joined us for the monthly CAB feature. As usual, the CAB provided lots of top tips and advice. This month, the area covered was problems on holiday, and here's some of the areas that were talked about:

- whether you're booking direct with an airline, hotel or tour operator, it's a good idea to use the internet to check out independent reviews of the holiday, facilities or destination your considering. Reading a wide range of reviews and views can give you an insight to what you could be letting yourself in for.

- if you've booked through a tour operator and your holiday doesn't live upto your expectations - complain. In the first instance, you could try and rectify a problem with a tour rep who might be based at your hotel or resort. If you can't sort out the issues whilst you are holiday, be sure to report the problems to the tour operator asap upon your return . Take pictures of the problem (for examlpe, problems with hotel rooms and bathrooms, swimming pools or food) and put your complaint in writing. You should ask for compensation for 'loss of enjoyment'. If the tour operator doesn't agree, you should consider taking them to the small claims court or reporting the matter to regulatory bodies.

- Elizabeth then mentioned travel insurance. 1 in 5 people still don't bother with travel insurance and it can be a costly mistake for some. It's so essential, and if you don't have it you could be landed with huge bills, particulary to do with medical expenses should you become ill or have an accident. And for those that do opt for travel insurance, the advice was to shop around and check the small print. It may not be the most interesting of reading, but being sure what you're policy covers and what it doesn't means that you can be sure that you buy travel insurance for covers you for what you need it for, and can save you a nasty shock if something was to go wrong on holiday. EHIC cards are useful for state provided emergency medical treatment in EU countries. This gives you treatment at a reduced cost or sometimes free when temporarily visiting an EU country. You can apply for one at http://www.ehic.org.uk/.

- next we were reminded that if you need help or advice in an emergency abroad you can always contact your Embassy or Consulate based in the country you are visiting. It's a good idea to take the contact details with you of the nearest Embassy or Consulate office to where you'll be staying just incase you need them. For British Citizens, a list of Embassies can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at http://www.fco.gov.uk/.

The overall message was that being prepared helps have a happy holiday!

Tune in and enjoy.....

We have lots to keep you entertained this week. Great music and a selection of interviews and features including:

Our monthly feature with the Citizens Advice Bureau. This month the feature will be with Elizabeth Carmpton at 5.30pm today.

Tuesday is the 'Monthly Travel Feature' with Andy Jarosz at 5.30pm.

On Wednesday we have an interview with Gail from Harpenden Gospel Choir at 5.30pm.

And it's the 'Film Guide' on Friday at 6.30pm with Simon Carver

Playlist w/c 9th August 2010

Hi Drivetimers

Below is our new playlist for the forthcoming week:

Amy Macdonald - This Pretty Face
Biffy Clyro - God & Satan
Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
Diane Birch - Valentino
Eliza Doolittle - Pack Up
Ellie Goulding - The Writer
Goo Goo Dolls - Home
I Am Arrows - Green Grass
Jack Johnson- At Or With Me
Jamie Cullum - Love Ain't Gonna Let You Down
Jason Derulo - What If
Lady Antebellum - I Run To You
Laura Marling - Darkness Descends
Lissie - Cuckoo
Macy Gray- The Sellout
Nickelback - This Afternoon
Phil Collins - (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
Rumer - Slow
Scouting For Girls - ALBUM: Everybody Wants To Be On TV
Sheryl Crow - Summer Day
Teenage Fanclub- When I Still Have Thee
The Gaslight Anthem - The Diamond Street Church Choir
The Hoosiers - Choices
Thea Gilmore - You're The Radio
Tom Jones- Strange Things

Items in BOLD are new additions


See you on the radio!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Petanque in the Park

Tonight we heard from Rosina over the phone, talking us through the French game of Petanque. First off she explained the rules of the game, which is a form of boules which involves three small metal balls being thrown rather than rolled towards a small wooden ball.

There are a number of Petanque clubs in the Chiltern Region, which includes St Albans all the way up to Milton Keynes.

This Saturday 7th August Rosina, who has been playing for 20 years, will be holding doubles Petanque games in Highfield Park, sponsered by International Labmate, who are aiming to encourage new people to give the game a try, and to promote interest in sport and the environment to all ages.

Saturday's games sound like a fun day out for all the family, and Rosina stressed that all ages are welcome, with no experience necessary.

If you are interested in attending you may simply turn up on the day, or call Rosina beforehand on 01462 625729.

Check out the English Petanque Association's website at www.englishpetanque.org.uk or www.chilternregion.petanque.org specifically for Petanque in the Hertfordshire area.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

What Peter Laws Wears To Work!!!

If you wondered what Peter Laws wears when he's working, wonder no more:

The Radio Verulam Film Guide Recommends . . .

Peter Laws is covering for Simon Carver for the next 6 weeks and these are his choices for the best films on free to air TV for the next 7 days;

Wednesday
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Film4 11:05pm

Saturday
There Will Be Blood (2007)
BBC2 (London) 9:45pm


Sunday
Westworld (1973)
BBC2 London 12:15am-1:40am


The China Syndrome (1979)
Five USA 12:00pm-2:20pm

Peter also produces a podcast for those interested in horror films .To find out more about this why not check out the flicks that church forgot.com

Interview with Sandi Thom - Listen Again

Hi Drivetimers

On yesterday's show we had the wonderful Sandi Thom as a guest. If you would like to listen again (or listen for the first time if you didn't hear it yesterday), click on the link below:


Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Friday this week - interview with Billy Freeman from Drizabone Soul Family

We have Billy from Drizabone Soul Family joining our show for an interview on Friday this week, at 4.30pm.

The new album 'All The Way’ was released in early July and for Billy this is a return to recording. He co-wrote and co-produced the original Drizabone classic “Real Love”, and now introduces a new band who are making music in a similar vein yet with a broader soul feel.

60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s soul movements all get represented on the new album, yet it knits together like a classic.

Tune in and enjoy!

Monday, 2 August 2010

Monthly Feature with Michelle from St Albans Centre for Voluntary Services

This evening we had our monthly feature with Michelle Hart of the St Albans Centre for Voluntary Services (CVS).

Michelle started by congratulating St Albans Sea Cadets for receiving 3rd place in the 'Valuing Volunteers Management Award'. Well done to them!

Next, we heard that the CVS needs your help! They are trying to build up a picture of volunteering activity in St Albans and they need your photos, case studies and quotes to help do this. Any information would be much appreciated and can be supplied to carol@cvsstalbans.org.uk

And then it was on to the Olympics! The CVS has noticed a huge increase in interest in volunteer positions at the big event - especially through the internet. However, Michelle also mentioned to remember that in addition to the volunteering opportunites at the Olympics, many local groups will be organising Olympic related events and they will also need volunteer support. Keep an eye on the CVS website for more info.

For any other information to do with volunteering and the CVS or to look at current volunteer vacancies, check out www.do-it.org.uk.

Playlist w/c 2nd August 2010

Hi drivetimers!

Below is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Amy Macdonald - This Pretty Face
Biffy Clyro - God & Satan
Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
Diane Birch - Valentino
Eliza Doolittle - Pack Up
Ellie Goulding - The Writer
Goo Goo Dolls - Home
I Am Arrows - Green Grass
Jack Johnson- At Or With Me
Jason Derulo - What If
Joshua Radin - Brand New Day
Kylie - ALBUM: Aphrodite
Lady Antebellum - I Run To You
Laura Marling - Darkness Descends
Nickelback - This Afternoon
Rumer - Slow
Scouting For Girls - Famous
Sheryl Crow - Summer Day
Teenage Fanclub- When I Still Have Thee
The Divine Comedy- I Like
The Gaslight Anthem - The Diamond Street Church Choir
The Hoosiers - Choices
Thea Gilmore - You’re The Radio
Tom Jones - Strange Things

Items in BOLD are new additions.


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