Thursday, 31 October 2013

Chris' Film Club: The Descent

Today is Halloween so Chris has picked a scary film!

The Descent sees a group of women go caving in a remote part of the US and discover that there are unknown things in the darkness.  The film stars Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, MyAnna Buring, Saskia Mulder and Nora Jane Noone.

And here's the trailer!

Follies @stalbansopsoc



Today we were graced with dramatic company in the studio as Jane and Ollie form St. Albans Operatic Society came in to talk about their up-coming show 'Follies' by Stephen Sondheim, expect glitz, glamour and some fabulously risque costumes!
The production goes up on the 5th November (next Tuesday) with it's last night on the 9th.
The performance start time is 7:45 on all nights with a 2:30 Saturday Matinee. Tickets are £15, £10 for concessions and can be bought from the St. Albans  Operatic Society website:
http://www.saos.org.uk/SAOS/Welcome.html

and from the Alban Arena site:
http://www.alban-arena.co.uk/

Get your ticket while you still can!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Chris' Film Club: Clash of the Titans (1981)

Today is actor Harry Hamlin’s 62nd birthday and so today we're looking at Clash of the Titans (1981)
The film tells the Greek legend of Perseus as he tries to save Andromeda from the Kraken.
The film features the last stop-motion animation from the legendary Ray Harryhausen.
It stars Hamlin, Judi Bowker, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, Burgess Meredith and Ursula Andress.
And here is the trailer!


Drivetime Sessions: The Caution Horses

Tonight in the studio we were joined by The Caution Horses who played us two original tracks and an cover track.

Their two original tracks were: Back Together & Cherry Picker
Their cover track was The Beatles: Eleanor Rigby

A little background information on the band:

The Caution Horses are a Hemel Hemstead based band who enjoy playing a range of original music along with a wide range of well known covers spanning the last sixty years.
Originally picking up gigs as an acoustic duo, Ray and Lauren have been playing the Hertfordshire pub circuit since 2008. They have also performed at numerous weddings and parties and their repertoire of approximately 200 songs means that sets can be tailored to suit any venue or occasion with ease.
The summer of 2013 saw the Horses grace many a festival stage. One of the highlights was when they were invited to play to an all American crowd at the 'Democrats in the U.K' Annual Independence Day Picnic in Portman Square, London. A daunting task for an English band playing American influenced music to Americans, but the Horses pulled it off and went down a storm.


 For more information on the band visit:

Website - http://www.lemonrock.com/cautionhorses

Twitter - http://twitter.com/horsescaution

Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124048347614134/

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Travel Correspondent Andy Jarosz talks Yugoslavia & Christmas Markets

Bay of KotorInternational travel correspondent Andy Jarosz popped into talk to Danny about the former Yugoslavia as a Holiday destination.

With its historic cities such as Dubrovnik and Sarajevo, national parks like the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia and with a Mediterranean climate, similar to Italy, it is sure to cater to everyone's needs.

With mostly English speaking natives and the cities preserving their history, they are very welcoming to tourists and keen to tell the story of their history.



With St Alban's getting our very own Christmas Market this year, Andy spoke about what countries do the best markets, if you were thinking about going away for a short break before Christmas. The main ones being in Germany, in places such as Munich and Frankfurt. Also European cities like Prague and Budapest.


For more from Andy and his travels you can check out his website www.501places.com or follow him on twitter @andyjarosz


Chris' Film Club: Beverly Hills Cop

Today would be producer Don Simpson’s birthday (he died in 1996).

In Beverly Hills Cop the fast-talking Detroit cop Axl Foley who travels to LA to solve the murder of his best friend.

The film Also stars Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox and Steven Berkoff.

And here is the trailer:

New Music Playlist w/c 28th October 2013 & this week's featured track by @itsthetricks

Hi Drivetimers

Albeit a day later than usual, here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Boy George - King Of Everything
Boyzone - Love Will Save The Day
Céline Dion - Loved Me Back To Life
Chas 'n' Dave - When Two Worlds Collide
Cher - I Hope You Find It
Cliff Richard - Rip It Up
Coldplay - Atlas
Elton John - Voyeur
Gary Barlow - Let Me Go
Goo Goo Dolls - Come To Me
Imagine Dragons - On Top Of The World
James Blunt - Bonfire Heart
Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
Katie Melua - The Love I’m Frightened Of
Keane - Higher Than The Sun
Lorde - Royals
Matt Cardle - When You Were My Girl
Moby - The Perfect Life (feat. Wayne Coyne)
Pet Shop Boys feat. Example - Thursday
Prince - Breakfast Can Wait
Robbie Williams - Go Gentle
Roger Taylor - Sunny Day
Rudimental - Free (feat. Emeli Sande)
Shane Filan - About You
Taylor Swift - The Last Time (feat. Gary Lightbody)
Texas - Dry Your Eyes
The Tricks - Better
The Wanted - Show Me Love (America)
Thea Gilmore - Beautiful Day
Toploader - This Is The Night
Travis - Mother

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is called Better and is taken from th EP In The Doghouse by Hertfordshire band The Tricks:

Monday, 28 October 2013

Chris' Film Club: Thirteen Days

Today in 1962, Nikita Khrushchev ordered the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba, ending the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Thirteen Days tells the story of the crisis and features Bruce Greenwood as JFK, Steven Culp as Robert Kennedy and Kevin Costner as Special Assistant to the President Kenneth O’Donnell.


Science Correspondent , Sam Rolfe





Sam Rolfe our science correspondent was tonights guest on Drivetime, Sam told us about;

* New stars around planets
* Methane has not ben found on Mars
* Giordano Bruno , the scientist of the month
* Stars that can be seen in the sky this month
More details can be found at the web sites
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno
http://www.planethunters.org/

Friday, 25 October 2013

The Radio Verulum Film Guide: Friday 25th October 2013

Today saw the return of Chris Aikman to the production studio and the handsome devil set about crafting a sumptuous and beautiful piece of prose for this blog post. Then the remarkably well-toned individual decided that, because this is just a blog post and he doesn't get paid anything, he'd write something befitting the occasion and show.

Simon done did talk about films, innit.

Ok, that was a lie (or was it?) but Simon was in the studio to talk about the UK box office and his pick of films on free-to-air TV for the coming week.

Friday
Superbad
9.00pm – 11.30pm
5*

The Gauntlet
9.00pm – 11.15pm
ITV4

The Reader
9.00pm – 11.20pm
More4

Saturday
Letters to Juliet
6.55pm – 9.00pm
Film4

Déjà Vu
9.00pm – 11.15pm
BBC2

Sunday
Escape from Alcatraz
9.00pm – 11.15pm
Film4

The Elephant Man
10.35pm – 1.00am
ITV3

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Ellie Ophira talks St. Albans Fashion Week @stafashionweek

We were delighted to speak to the very glamorous Ellie Ophira over the telephone waves today about the first ever St. Albans Fashion Week.

The week of fashion takes kicks off on the 28th of October, finishing on the 3rd of November with the Fashion and Beauty Awards Ceremony.

From Swap Shops, to Pop Up Beauty Parlours, to an amazing catwalk show in St Albans Cathedral, there is simply loads on offer during this week celebrating fashion and style in St. Albans!

More information can be found on their website:

http://stalbansfashionweek.com/

Make sure to cast your vote for the Fashion and Beauty Awards Ceremony held at St Michaels Manor, Fishpool Street- you can do this, and also buy tickets at http://www.allaboutstalbans.com

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Drivetime Sessions: The Tricks @itsthetricks

On today's show The Tricks played live with one cover and two original tracks! The band are a rock 'n' roll group that are Hertfordshire based, next playing live on the 30th October in Hoxton Bar and Kitchen in Hoxton, London.


You can find out more about the band on their website, Facebook, Twitter,and SoundCloud. Don't forget to listen again if you missed The Tricks on our catchup service.


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Interior Design Feature with Gwendoline Alderton

   Today Gwendoline was looking at how behaviour affects our homes and dictates how we decorate and function within it.

There are a number of key factors : 

TIME (How much time you spend on interacting with certain parts of your house).

BUDGET (How much you can spend).

STYLE (Sleek, Modern or Rustic).

   Gwendoline gave us a few practical examples ... When your walking through the front door, how do you want to feel?

    Do you want to your hall way to make you feel secure, welcome or spacious? An area which is quite important in the hallway, is where you keep you shoes. If you want to spend little TIME sorting through shoes you may wish to have a shoe rack. Others may be content with rummaging through a basket.

Inside the house, how do you want it to feel? Again clutter attracts clutter so it may be a case of putting away or getting rid of coats, books and items that you don't need. Other wise you may end up with mountains of miscellaneous household objects.

In your lounge, full shelves of books can make the room appear small, however this does mean they are more accessible and can save TIME. This can also make the house seem more friendly and relaxed.

However if you prefer to have a more modern STYLE to your house you may want to have books and items in cupboards.

So think about your behaviour and see if it helps and amplifies how you want to live.

For more information and to follow Gwen on twitter go to:









New Music Playlist w/c 21st October 2013 & this week's featured track by Taylor Swift @taylorswift13

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Boy George - King Of Everything
Chas 'n' Dave - When Two Worlds Collide
Cher - I Hope You Find It
Coldplay - Atlas
Eliza Doolittle - Let It Rain
Emma Stevens - Riptide
Gary Barlow - Let Me Go
Goo Goo Dolls - Come To Me
James Blunt - Bonfire Heart
Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
Katie Melua - The Love I’m Frightened Of
Keane - Higher Than The Sun
Lisa Stansfield - Can't Dance
Lissie - Sleepwalking
Lorde - Royals
Matt Cardle - When You Were My Girl
Michael Bolton - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (feat. Leona Lewis)
Moby - The Perfect Life (feat. Wayne Coyne)
Paul McCartney - New
Pet Shop Boys feat. Example - Thursday
Robbie Williams - Go Gentle
Roger Taylor - Sunny Day
Shane Filan - About You
Taylor Swift - The Last Time (feat. Gary Lightbody)
The Wanted - Show Me Love (America)
Thea Gilmore - Beautiful Day
Toploader - This Is The Night
Travis - Mother
Zac Brown Band - Island Song
Zervas & Pepper - Sure Fire Bet

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is The Last Time (feat Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol) by Taylor Swift:

Monday, 21 October 2013

Lifestyle with Lisa Pearson @mummywhisperer - facing fears

Lisa Pearson, our lifestyle correspondent, was our guest this evening.  She spoke about taking control of our fears and offered some tips regarding recognising fears, keeping calm and facing phobias.  For more information, check out her blog post on the subject:

http://mummywhispererblog.com/2013/10/facing-fear-and-not-letting-it-ruin-you/

Friday, 18 October 2013

The Radio Verulum Film Guide: Friday 18th October 2013

Today Simon joined us in the Studio; alongside discussing with Danny this week's new releases Captain Phillips; Escape Plan; Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 and Turbo, they also discussed this week's cinema top 10.

Here are Simon's top TV film picks for the weekend:

Friday

The Runaway Jury
9.00pm – 11.36pm
More4

Serenity
11.55pm – 2.05am
ITV4

Saturday

Shall we dance?
2.35pm – 4.20pm
BBC2

Loch Ness
5.55pm – 8.00pm
5*

Road to Perdition
9.00pm – 11.15pm
Film4

Frost/Nixon
11.00pm – 12.55am
BBC2

Sunday

Sneakers
11.10pm – 1.45am
ITV4

Thursday, 17 October 2013

The Three Valleys Club

On today's show we were joined we were joined by Lorna, Nasima and Tasha to talk about what they get up to at The Three Valleys Club.
The Three Valleys club are a community and social group who meet every Thursday at 8:30 in the Rose and Crown in Sandridge. They do for more than go for a weekly pint though!
The club runs a wide variety of social events; from trips to the cinema, to archery to yearly club holidays. There's something to cater to all tastes and interests!
The club also works to raise money for their chosen charities which change yearly. Look out for their planned fundraiser 'Gameopoly' in the Autumn of 2014!

The Three Valley's Club are always looking for new members aged from their 30's to 50's. More information can be found on their website:
http://www.threevalleys.org/about-us.html
or you can also visit their facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/ThreeValleysCommunityClub

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Faff-Free Cooking with Jackie Johnson – Apple Crumble Bars



My motto has always been ‘never trust a skinny cook!' I do like to share recipes that I know work for me. They are not necessarily of my invention – but I will always give you the origin and maybe the story behind them! These recipes are relatively easy to make – hence the title, Faff-Free Cooking.

So, today’s treat is ….... Apple Crumble Bars


Ingredients:

75g butter or margarine
75g light soft brown sugar
175g plain flour
Pinch of salt

Topping
3 tablespoons light soft brown sugar
2 large cooking apples, peeled and chopped into neat pieces
25g butter
Pinch of cinnamon


Method:


  1. Sift flour and salt and rub in butter or margarine until the mixture is like breadcrumbs.
  2. Stir in the light soft brown sugar.
  3. Spread the mixture in a greased shallow baking tin that measures 18cm square and press down lightly.
  4. For the topping – cover the mixture in the tin with the chopped apple.

  1. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon on top and dot with butter.

  2. Bake at 200C/Gas 6 for 35 – 40 mins.

  3. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin. Whilst still warm, cut into 9 squares.


Enjoy!


New Music Playlist w/c 14th October 2013 & this week's featured track by @theagilmore

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Boy George - King Of Everything
Chas 'n' Dave - When Two Worlds Collide
Cher - I Hope You Find It
Coldplay - Atlas
Dave Stewart - Every Single Night
Eliza Doolittle - Let It Rain
Emma Stevens - Riptide
Gavin DeGraw - Best I Ever Had
Goo Goo Dolls - Come To Me
James Blunt - Bonfire Heart
John Newman - Cheating
Katie Melua - The Love I’m Frightened Of
Katy Perry - Roar
Lawson - Juliet
Lisa Stansfield - Can't Dance
Lissie - Sleepwalking
Moby - The Perfect Life (feat. Wayne Coyne)
Michael Bolton - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (feat. Leona Lewis)
Paul McCartney - New
Pet Shop Boys feat. Example - Thursday
Prefab Sprout - The Best Jewel Thief In The World
RubyLux - I Don’t Want Paradise
The Feeling - Rescue
The Wanted - Show Me Love (America)
Thea Gilmore - Beautiful Day
Toploader - This Is The Night
Travis - Mother
Zac Brown Band - Island Song
Zervas & Pepper - Sure Fire Bet

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is Beautiful Day by Thea Gilmore:


Monday, 14 October 2013

Elizabeth Crampton comes in to advise on consumer matters

Today our consumer advice correspondent Elizabeth Crampton came into the studio to talk about making a will, children's safety online and switching bank accounts.
30 million people in Briton today have not made wills, however making a will can be very important as it ensures that your estate goes to the people that you want it to go to!
Many solicitor's are offering to draw up wills for free if, in return a donation to charity is made. You can find more information on this at:
http://www.willaid.org.uk/

Some tips for keeping your kids safe online:
Making sure the children understand the risks of sharing information on the internet.
Having strong passwords.
Keeping up to date with security settings,
and protecting your money!
You can find more information on keeping your children safe online:
http://getsafeonline.org/

Lastly to switching bank accounts:
Did you know that only 3% of people in the U.K switch their bank account every year?
A new switching system has come into play meaning that one can move banks accounts in just one week. All you have to do is inform your new bank, fill out the necessary forms and your account should be moved smoothly within 7 days.

For more information on all these topics you can visit the citizens advice bureau's website at:
http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/

Benedict O'Boyle and his iWoodamp

First and foremost I must apologize at the lateness of this post, time was truly my nemesis over the latter part of this week.
But on to more important business:
On Thursday the 10th we had the pleasure of welcoming Benedict O'Boyle of Benedict's Fine Furniture into the studio to talk to us about his invention- the iWoodamp.
This piece of kit consists of a beautiful piece of timber, about the size of an iPad, with a groove cut into one side. Not only does the stand allow you to watch videos, view recipes, or simply hold a tablet while it is charging, but it also amplifies any sound from the tablet! We were treated to a demonstration in the studio and the stand does indeed create a fuller and warmer sound.
The iWoodamp is Benedict's first invention, but he's already working on a smaller version for an iPhone and a wooden bike rack is also in the making.
The iWoodamp currently comes in a range of timbers and can be found (along with Benedict's other inventions and creations) at the website:
http://www.benedictsfinefurniture.co.uk/iwood.php

Lastly, here is a little video to demonstrate the iWoodamp in action!

Friday, 11 October 2013

The Radio Verulum Film Guide: Friday 11th October 2013


Simon joined us in the Studio today and along with discussing this weeks cinema top 10 with Danny, they also  discussed this week's new releases The Fifth Estate and Machete Kills.


Here are Simon's top TV film picks for the weekend:

Friday
The Parole Officer
9.00pm – 11.00pm
ITV4

American Graffiti
11.15pm – 1.30am
Film4

Presumed Innocent
11.50pm – 1.45am
BBC1

Saturday

The Adjustment Bureau
9.00pm – 11.05pm
Channel 4

The Crazies
10.45pm – 12.40am
Film4

The Page Turner
12.40am – 2.20am
Film4

 
Sunday

Senna
10.20pm – 12.20am
ITV

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Chris' Film Club: True Romance

Today would have been actor Chris Penn's 47th birthday, he died of heart failure in 2006.
In the film True Romance he plays an FBI agent.
The film tells the story of a young couple who fall in love and hit the road (not before stealing a lot of drugs from some very bad people).
The cast is full to the brim with Hollywood names: Christian Slater,Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and the eponymous Brad Pitt.

ans here is the trailer:


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Chris' Film Club: Men in Black

Today is actor Tony Shalhoub's birthday, he has a small role in Men in Black starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. They are alien hunters on Earth and the film also stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Linda Fiorentina and Rip Thorn.

Here's the trailer:

Today's Guest on The Drivetime Sessions: April Blue @aprilblue

Today we were joined by acoustic soul music duo April Blue also known as Ian and Ozz.  The duo played us a live cover of two of their songs and a cover of fleetwood mac

Before hitting the big time the band headlined small festivals and were also asked to judge a battle of the bands competition taking place. Since then they've played gigs in a vareity of places from empty cafes, cabaret grandmas and literally everything in-between.

The band are now set on the path to bulding up their music empire, so make sure to check them out.

You can find more information or to get tickets to their upcoming gigs visit their website: www.aprilblue.co.uk or check out their twitter account http://twitter.com/aprilbluemusic

For futher music from the boys also check out their youtube channel - Aprilbluetv, where you will find all their latest songs and videos

Check out their latest song, Crystallised, here:


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Today's Guest: Councillor Simon Grover @simongrover talks recycling

Today Danny was joined by Councillor Simon Grover from the Green Party, to talk about recycling and the new policies that have been brought in, in the West Herts area.

Every household should have: 
one black wheelie bin for landfill rubbish
One green wheelie bin for food waste (no longer cardboard)
3 boxes: 1 for paper & cardboard, 1 for plastic, 1 for glass
Food waste caddy plus paper bags 

Food waste which can include; Dairy, Fish, Fruit & Veg, Meat & Bones, Bread, Tea & Coffee grounds should be in the paper bags, or newspaper and put in the green wheelie bins to be collected every 2 weeks.

The recycling rate in West Herts has been increasing, the target is to get 60% of the area recycling, this would make it one of the highest areas in the country.

For more information or for any enquires about your rubbish collections you can contact St Albans City & District Council on 01727 819428 or email wastemanagementservices@stalbans.gov.uk

Chris' Film Club: The Departed

Today is Matt Damon's birthday! Happy birthday Matt, wherever you are.
In honor of Matt's special day Chris has chosen to feature his film The Departed in which he stars as an Irish mob mole buried within the police, hunting for Leonardo Di Caprio, who is a police mole hiding in the Irish mob. Complicated.
It also stars Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin and Mark Walhberg.

and here's the trailer:

New Music Playlist w/c 7th October 2013 & this week's featured track by @mbsings & @leonalewismusic

Hi Drivetimers

Albeit a day late, here is this week's new music playlist:

Boy George - King Of Everything
Chas 'n' Dave - When Two Worlds Collide
Cher - I Hope You Find It
Coldplay - Atlas
Dave Stewart - Every Single Night
Eliza Doolittle - Let It Rain
Emma Stevens - Riptide
Gavin DeGraw - Best I Ever Had
Hugh Laurie - Junco Partner
James Blunt - Bonfire Heart
John Newman - Cheating
Katie Melua - The Love I’m Frightened Of
Katy Perry - Roar
Kings of Leon - Wait For Me
Lawson - Juliet
Lisa Stansfield - Can't Dance
Lissie - Sleepwalking
Matt Goss - Strong
Moby - The Perfect Life (feat. Wayne Coyne)
Paul McCartney - New
Prefab Sprout - The Best Jewel Thief In The World
RubyLux - I Don’t Want Paradise
The Feeling - Rescue
The Wanted - Show Me Love (America)
Toploader - This Is The Night
Zac Brown Band - Island Song
Zervas & Pepper - Sure Fire Bet

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Michael Bolton featuring Leona Lewis.


Monday, 7 October 2013

Chris' Film Club: The Ides of March

Released on this very date back in 2011.
The Ides of March stars Ryan Gosling as a young campaign manager for presidential hopeful George Clooney. The film also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood and Marisa Tomei.

And here's the trailer:

Friday, 4 October 2013

The Radio Verulam Film Guide - Friday 4th October 2013

Today Simon was in the studio and was in a very jolly mood. 'Merry Christmas!' he declared, while throwing gift-wrapped presents every which way possible. Danny and I had to duck out of the way of this festive barrage while trying to explain that Christmas wasn't for quite a while yet. Simon didn't seem to understand and insisted that we sit down on his knee and tell him what we wanted for Christmas. I wished for this to all be over and Danny asked if he could leave. Simon was not happy with those answers and insisted that there must be something in his sack that we want. Danny started to cry.

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon was in the studio to talk about the UK box office and his pick of films on free-to-air TV for the coming week.

Friday
Solaris
9.00pm – 11.05pm
Movie Mix

Whip It
12.15am – 2.20am
ITV2

Saturday
Easy A
11.05pm – 12.55am
Channel 4

Precious
11.10pm – 12.45am
BBC2

Sunday
High Noon
2.55pm – 4.35pm
Film4

The Graduate
10.00pm – 12.15am
ITV3

Martin Finney comes in to talk Autumn planting and the harvest.

Yesterday our guest  was Martin Finney- our gardening correspondent from Ayletts Nurseries who came in to discuss what can still be planted, and the Autumn harvest.

First for the planting left to be done:
Flowers
Martin recommends planting any bulbs at this time of year: crocuses, daffodils and tulips can be saved until even later!

Veg
There's still time to get your garlic in, and even Japanese onions. Now is also a good time to plant broad beans.
Another tip Martin had for the winter: in order to keep your lawn green during the colder months, do not bother trying to sew grass seed but instead re-turf, making sure the turf is as fresh as possible in order to really lift the colour of your garden.

Harvest
This year there has been a real boom for apples due to the wet winter, cold March and gloriously hot summer months. Get down to Aylett's on the 19th of October for their apple weekend, Radio Verulam will be there too from 1:00pm to 5:00pm!

I you have any gardening queries the staff at Aylett's are happy to help, no question is a stupid question!
You can find more information on their website http://www.aylettnurseries.co.uk/

Martin will be back with us on the first Thursday of November with more gardening advice!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Chris' Film Club: The Bourne Identity


As today is Clive Owen’s birthday Chris has decided to feature the film 'The Bourne Identity'.
He had a small role in the action thriller made in 2002.

It stars Matt Damon, Franke Potente, Chris Cooper and Julia Stiles and is directed by Doug Liman.


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Chris' Film Club: Zombieland

4 years ago today the film Zombieland was released. A zombie comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin it is a refreshing take on the sometimes lifeless (geddit?!) zombie genre.

The trailer can be seen below.

Chris' Film Club: The Hangover

Yesterday was actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis' birthday and so I've chosen The Hangover for todays film club. The film, about 3 friends who lose another friend in Las Vegas before his wedding day and have to trace their events from the night before, was a big hit and has spawned 2 sequels.

The film also stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Heather Graham.

Drivetime Sessions: MacLaren Wall

The acoustic duo played live today with two original songs and one cover, and talked about their influences, how they became the band they are today and how they write their songs!

You can find Maclaren Wall on Lemonrock (showing upcoming gigs and more band information), and if you missed the show head on over to our listen again service.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

On today's show local tourism correspondent Charles Baker with what's on this month

Today on the drivetime show our local tourism correspondent Charles Baker popped in to talk about some of the events happening around the West Herts this month.

Along with other exciting events happening, here is some information about a couple that he mentioned:

Beer & Cheese Evening at Lussmans St Albans:
This will be hosted by Andrei Lussmann along with two renowned experts in their field: Roger Protz – Editor of The Good Beer Guide, and Eric Charriaux – Founder of Premier Cheese and La Cave á Fromage

Venue: Lussmanns, Waxhouse Gate, St Albans, AL3 4EW
Date: Wednesday 2 October
Time: 8:15pm
Cost: £10 per person, including your choice of beer from the Lussmanns list. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Please contact Lussmanns on 01727 851941 to reserve your place.


Butterfly World -Honey & Nectar Festival:
Enjoy beehive activities a cooking demonstration and much more.
Entrance includes full access to Butterfly World attractions:

- Tropical butterfly house
- Ant World
- Insect study centre, with insect handling sessions
- The Bee Hut, honey bee information centre
- Nectar House Café and Shop
- Designer Gardens
- Children’s Play area

Venue Miriam Lane, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NY Time and cost Friday 4th - Sunday 6th October
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: £5 entrance fee

Cheese & Wine Tastings:

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, the oldest Pub in England, presents Cheese tasting featuring Wobbly Bottom Farm and Wine tasting from our new joint staff and customer picked wine list.

Venue Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, 16 Abbey Mill Lane, St Albans, AL3 4HE
Time: 3-6pm
Cost: £5 per head, £1 donated to Earthworks

Festival Finale:

Come along to the Festival Finale Market for an opportunity to discover the diverse range of restaurants from around the District. There will be food and drink demonstrations on the Cookery Theatre and lots of stalls for you to try and buy from.

Location St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL3 5DJ
Date: Sunday 6th October
Time: 10am until 6pm


For more events in and around the West Herts Area log on to www.enjoystalbans.com

Or on our noticeboard www.radioverulum.com/noticeboard




New Music Playlist w/c 30th September 2013 & this week's featured track by Lisa Stansfield @lisajstansfield

Hi Drivetimers

What's 24 hours between friends?  Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Coldplay - Atlas
Daft Punk - Lose Yourself To Dance (feat. Pharrell Williams)
Dave Stewart - Every Single Night
Eliza Doolittle - Let It Rain
Emma Stevens - Riptide
Gavin DeGraw - Best I Ever Had
Hugh Laurie - Junco Partner
James Blunt - Bonfire Heart
John Newman - Cheating
Kathryn Williams - Heart Shaped Stone
Katy Perry - Roar
Kings of Leon - Wait For Me
Lawson - Juliet
Lisa Stansfield - Can't Dance
Lissie - Sleepwalking
Matt Goss - Strong
Michael Bublé - After All (feat. Bryan Adams)
OneRepublic - Counting Stars
Passenger - Holes
Paul McCartney - New
Prefab Sprout - The Best Jewel Thief In The World
RubyLux - I Don’t Want Paradise
Scarlette Fever – Sunday Best
The Feeling - Rescue
Zac Brown Band - Island Song
Zervas & Pepper - Sure Fire Bet

Items in BOLD are new additions

My featured track for this week is the brand new release from Lisa Stansfield - Can't Dance: