Danny caught up with some of the stars (Aladdin: Piers Bate, Princess Jasmine: Melissa Rose, Genie: Charlotte Vaughan) from the pantomime Aladdin, on at the Radlett Centre from the 8th December - 3rd January.
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Today we talked to Doug Freeman from 'The Goldhawks' about their new show 'Quadrophenia the album- Live' This show is a recreation of the album Quadrophenia by the Who. This nationwide tour started in August and will run until November 2019, with over 70 tour dates to go. It is completely faithful to the original 1973 album, the Who's fifth album overall and second rock opera, and everything you hear will be live.
Quadrophenia Live will be performed at Harpenden Public Halls on the 24th October and at the Radlett Centre on the 25th October.
The first of JB Priestley’s ‘Time Plays’, this beautifully written drama doesn’t date. A group of friends have dinner together, but a simple remark sets off a whole series of revelations about the characters and their fascinating relationships.
This week Harry and Danny discussed Joni Mitchell's 2000 concept album 'Both Sides Now', which combines Mitchell's original music with some classic jazz standards. This album charts the progress of a relationship from the start to the eventual demise. The Tracks:
-You're my thrill
-A Case of You
-Both Sides Now
As ever, we were joined by an amazing act on today's show, Lizzy Hardingham. Lizzy was asked to perform two original songs and a cover. Her original songs were 'Blind Beggar's Daughter' and 'Jumping the Waves' while she finally performed a great rendition of Chris While and Julie Matthews' 'Blue Songs on a Red Guitar'.
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not quite; but here’s an update on the hospital situation. First a re-cap;
after years of deliberation the proposal that went through was to
Watford as an acute hospital;
St Albans for planned and elective care
Hemel as a Health & Wellbeing Hub.
clamour was for a centrally located new hospital! The case was made in a
locally produced “Strategic Outline Case”. It’s taken a year for NHS England to
respond and (presumably reacting to political pressure) they’ve come back
saying the plan hasn’t taken account of population increase, and suggesting it
relooks at a new hospital for planned and urgent care near Junction 8 of the M1
(the Hemel junction). There’s to be public consultation and the plan is to
re-submit early in 2019.
2. Flu Jabs
We’re almost half way through the season and clinics are filling fast. You can get your jab at your Surgery or a Pharmacy near you.
You are eligible for a flu vaccination by injection if you are in one of the following categories:
Adults over 65 (i.e. born on or before MAR 31 1954
Other adults with an underlying health condition particularly long term heart or respiratory disease, diabetes, or weakened immune systems
Children (6 months to 2 years)
Patients living in a care home
Patients with a learning disability
In addition, you are eligible for a flu vaccination by nasal spray if you are in one of the following categories
All children aged 2, 3, or 4
Children in Reception or Years 1 - 5
Children aged 4-18 years with an underlying health condition
it’s a life-threatening emergency, call 999; otherwise, if you need help, call
111. But how would you know if it’s life-threatening or not? What do you do if
you’re not sure which it is? The answer is simple – call 111. They can assess
the urgency and arrange for an ambulance if that’s what’s needed. But 999 can’t
put you through to 111!
really lucky in Hertfordshire; we have one of the best 111 services in the
country. And there are two factors behind that
The fully trained Call Handlers (generally referred to as Health
in-house team of healthcare professionals that they can refer to.
Health Advisers have had extensive training and they’re not
just reading off their Computer Screens. And to prove it, one of them (Beverley
Squirrel) will be in the studio on next month’s Health Matters explaining what
they do. Now I have to admit I had a real misconception about what they do
until I met them recently – I thought they were diagnosing the condition. But they’re not; rather they are ‘assessing risk’, which means determining who is best placed to deal with it. And that could be
a doctor, a dentist, a nurse or a Clinical Call Handler within the call centre
who could be a paramedic or nurse–they’re all specialists in a dedicated team
available to the 111 Call Handlers.
here’s a challenge; how many calls do you think will be made to the NHS 111
service in Hertfordshire next month? Answers on the blog please. To give you an
idea, there were 25,990 last month and, as a result of those calls almost 2,000
unnecessary visits to A&E were prevented by being able to point them to the appropriate healthcare professional.
your old worn out slippers for a brand new anti slip pair of slippers for free!
Bad slippers have been identified as a major cause of slips, trips, and falls
and there’s an event at Radlett Library on FRI NOV 30 between 10:00 and 12:00
5. NHS at 70 – You
know the extra money that Theresa May has given to the Health Service – well I
was at an event yesterday discussing the ways that the NHS would use the money –
and I met Matt Hancock – the new Health & Social Services Minister; it was
Today we were visited by Matt Adams from the Herts Advertiser and Stacey Turner, a leading anxiety specialist with 20 years experience, particularly with children and addressing such issues as Separation Anxiety. Matt and Stacey had come in to discuss a new campaign 'It's Okay to Say' which is being launched later this week on Wednesday 10 October; World Mental Health Day. The campaign has the backing of the Herts Advertiser.
Matt said said there has been a noticeable trend of mental health issues in the spotlight and the campaign aims to help children ranging from primary school age through to teenagers. It hopes to explore the key issues which affect sufferers and explore which measures could be put in place to help people and remove the stigma which can be associated with such problems.
The main message is to reassure people that is is OK to speak out about their problems, whatever they are, and to advise them about where to go to ask for help. Matt and Stacey hope this will help people feel better about themselves, and ask for help rather than struggling on through their issues.
A website www.itsokaytosay.org.uk will be launched later this week and will have a directory showing links to places that can help, be it NHS, private or Charity support.
Matt and Stacey will going out into the community and asking professionals to get involved, and have already received interest and offers of help from several organisations including St Albans Chamber of Commerce who are sponsoring the campaign. The Chamber has reported that from their own research they have learnt that 90% of millenials say they are more likely to stay with an employer or organisation who recognises the need to offer help with mental health issues. The Counselling Foundation has expressed interest in getting involved, as has District councillor mental health champion Anthony Rowlands.
There are plans to promote the campaign on social media and there will be series of events throughout the coming year.
Schools will be encouraged to get involved, and address mental health issues as early as possible in a bid to create 'more mentally healthy schools' which are nurturing towards children and their families.
Although the focus of the campaign will start in St Albans the aim is to extend it to other areas of Hertfordshire.
This week on Harry's Sleeve Notes, Harry and Danny discussed the legendary album 'Tapestry' by Carole King, which was ranked 36 on the Rolling Stone List of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It was released in 1971 by Ode Records.
-You've got a friend
-Will you love me tomorrow? -Tapestry
Today we were joined in the studio by Parisa Shahmir! She performed three wonderful songs for us; two original and a cover. Her original songs were 'Let Me Go' and 'Beautiful Lies', she then covered 'If I Ain't Got You' originally by Alicia Keys.
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Today we spoke to Jude and Tom from the Radlett Musical Theatre Company, who were promoting their performance of 'The Sound of Music' at the Radlett Centre.
Made popular by the 1965 film, this well known musical follows Maria, a young nun, as she takes care of the Von Trapp children in Austria in 1939. Containing hit songs such as 'Do Re Me' and 'My Favourite Things', this musical is a family favourite.
Dates and Times: Tuesday 9th- Saturday 13th October @ 7:30pm (& a 2:30 Saturday matinee)
Ticket Prices: £19.50, £17.50 (concessions only available Tues and Weds)