Recorded at Molineux and The Grand Theatre for release Monday 15th December 2014
This week we visit Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre on the occasion of their 120th Anniversary of opening night, we talk to Kelly Jeffs from The Lighthouse, Doug Parker tells us about a charity night in memory of Tommy Mundon and we talk to Luke Renwick about a special charity production of Rent. Alice Baker who stars in Cinderella also joins us for a chat. Music this week is all Christmassy with Biscuit head and the Biscuit Badgers & The Men from Ven joining us on the phone
An extra podcast for 12th of December - Panto Day 2014
We talk to Alice Baker who plays Cinderella in Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre's Pantomime for 2014, hear from Steve Bull MBE about what the Christmas Panto means to him and his family, we get the reaction from some of the kids who went along to the Young Wolves Night performance at the Grand and talk to Simon Sladen, founder of Panto Day, all about how it came about as well as some of the stats for shows on around the UK in the 2015-15 season.
Recorded at Molineux for release Monday 8th December 2014
This week we talk to Chris Eaton about his Charity Record '1914 - The Carol of Christmas', Neale Birch from the Touring Consortium Theatre Company tell us about how local people are being invited to audition for 'A view from the Bridge' at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre, Richard Simpkin from Essington Fruit Farm calls in to talk about their Festive Fare and Christmas trees (you can even cut your own tree this weekend!) and Tristan Pate lets us know about Cherwell Theatre Company's Panto 'Robin Hood' taking place in January next year. Gala joins us on the phone and we play her current single and Shatter Effect play live in the studio and tell us about being part of The Peace Collective and their cover of 'All Together Now'
Recorded at Molineux for release Monday 1st December 2014
This week we talk to Wolves Head Groundsman Wayne Lumbard, Jean Martyn joins us on the phone on the way to a gig ahead of her appearance on Text Santa, we hear from Laura Blackham from The Haven in Wolverhampton about their Christmas appeal and Cllr Elias Mattu tells us about the Safer Nights Scheme in our city. Music comes from Martin Austwick and we hear four tracks from his latest album.
Recorded (mostly) at Molineux for release Monday 24th November 2014
This week Louis Emerick joins us to talk about The Full Monty in which he is one of the stars at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre from the 24th to 29th of November, Samantha Pitfield tells us about the Wild Bytes Cafe and Lounge on Darlington Street in the City Centre, we hear from Sculptor Ed Cartwright about his recent work and Mike Coope updates us on what is going on in Pattingham in the run up the Christmas. Music comes from Shaun Moore ahead of his charity gig in Walsall on the 26th os November.
Recorded at Molineux Monday 18th November 2014
This week we hear from Hadyn Blower and Orlando Cruze about their current collaboration, Julie Vegh from the OK Diner chain lets know about a special offer for American Thanksgiving day, Christine McGowan from the Newhampton Arts Centre tells us about some of their events in the run up to Christmas and beyond and we chat with Lyn Alderson about her book on how writing a journal can improve your health. Music comes from Scarlette who joins us on the phone for a chat and we have an exclusive first play of an Acoustic track from Jess and the Bandits.
Recorded at Molineux Monday 10th November 2014
This week Peter Pan and Wendy (Maison Kelley & Lucy Follows) drop in ahead of appearing at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre next week with Bilston operatic, Radio 2's Alex Lester joins us on the phone for a chat, we hear from Duncan Oakley about his Christmas song and Ian Burt rom 101.8 WCR FM joins us in the studio.
Music comes from Jim Stapley and we hear four of his songs.
Recorded at Molineux Monday 3rd November 2014
This week Jason has been along see Regeneration at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre and tells us a little about it, also we hear from Niki Evans about her appearance
in Cinderella as Fairy God Mother for their panto this year. Phil Butler lets
us know about his appearance at The Place in Telford this FRIDAY 7th November, we hear from Eliana
Cassidy Smith about Owls on the Prowl and there is news of a WW1 themed Dance
at the Lea Hall Social Club. Music is from Tini who joins us on the phone from
Recorded at Molineux Monday 3rd November 2014
This week we hear from Niki Evans about her appearance in Cinderella as Fairy God Mother for their panto this year, Phil Butler lets us know about his appearance at The Place in Telford this Saturday, we hear from Eliana Cassidy Smith about Owls on the Prowl and there is news of a WW1 themed Dance at the Lea Hall Social Club. Music is from Tini who joins us on the phone from Norway.
Recorded at Molineux Monday 27th October 2014
This week we meet up with Charlotte Gooch and Alan Burkitt midway though the run of Top Hat at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre, the Mayor of Wolverhampton Cllr Michael Heap joins us on the phone to talk about some of his forthcoming charity events and we hear about the Football Blogging Awards from Nominee Richard Hobbs. Music comes from Derek Darker and the tells us about his influences and brand new EP.