The Milk Bar

29
Jun

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 575

Recorded for release Monday 28th June 2020

On this week’s show we are joined by  Max Restaino Music, Theatre in a Box, Sam and Dan Get Lost, Aaron James, Moose's Music Hole and Gary Wales.

21
Jun

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 574

Recorded for release 22nd June 2020

 

This week we chat with Kriss Marco about his forthcoming online concert, hear how Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Wolverhampton are working in the virtual world, speak to more musicians in the shape of Spence Cater and James Stevens from The Empty Can, John Eccleston tells us about the recent opening of the 1911 Cafe and Artist Hannah Broadhead is along to have a natter about her current projects.

14
Jun

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 573

Recorded for release W/C 15th June 2020

This week Lyndsey Coulson tells us about her role in the TV series Bullet Proof, Gordon Astley chats about GGTV, We talk about what the future holds with John Starkey, reminisce about BGT with Dominic Alex Smith, George Windsor joins us to talk about his music work, we talk physical Therapy with James Kirkpatrick and Josh Bell lets us know how he is getting on with the lack of Body Building competitions at the moment. 

7
Jun

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 572

Happy 11th Birthday to us! On this week's show Ğeorğe W'ilšon tells us about his recent book, Donald Brown chats about his Sculpture and Athletics careers, Neil Reading of the Arena Theatre talks 14/48 Wolverhampton 14/48 Leicester, Gabriella the Ukulele Lady sings a song, we hear from Richard Poynton aka Stage Door Johnny about Très Très Cabaret, Kelly Roberts of The Willows Care Home tells us about their viral video and Andy Reiss of Beyond the Barricade tells us about a treat for their fans coming next weekend to their social media feed.

3
Jun

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 571

Recorded for release W/C 1st June 2020

 

A

Wolverhampton Grand

special this week as we are joined by Adrian Jackson CEO & Artistic Director, Press and PR Manager Scott James Bird, Wolves Legend

Steve Bull MBE

and Freelancer

Fran Richards

with a Musical Interlude from

Ben Stock

. justgiving.com/fundraising/wolvesgrandcommunity

25
May

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 570

Recorded for release Monday 25th May 2020

 

This week artist Rob Bowers talks about his work, Dark Noise share their music, we catch up with Will Dorrell of Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom, Jan Denning of destination Wolverhampton and The Black Country talks tourism, Skye Stewart of Black Country fusion lets us know how their seasons panned out, Peter Chand tells us about life as a story teller, EJ Edwards give an up date on his charity fund raising and Athlete and Actor Richard Buck joins us for a chat about his parallel careers. 

18
May

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 569

Recorded for release Monday 18th May 2020

This week we chat with Radzi with some crafting tips, Laura Cortese about her and The Dance Cards, Marlene, a Black Country Wench, Alan Birch about a 2 min Horror Film Competition, James Williams from The Blue Orange Theatre, Kailynn West of Tiny Stills, Singer Songwriter Matthew James Nicholas, Depeche Mode tribute and singer songwriter Peter Davis and Josh Griffiths of JJR Films and Vloggs.

12
May

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 568

Recorded for release W/C 11th May 2020

This week Allan Clarke from the Hollies tells us about re-recording He an't Heave for NHS Charities Together, Sophie Petzel, writer of Blood chats about the season 2 box set release,  we hear about this Saturday's event from Barbara Nice, Donchez Dacres chats about his current music, Chris Congreave talks magic, Fiona Winning lets us know what missing out on your A-level exams is like, Troy Dennison chats about Sustain and the award circuit, Michael Armstrong chats about his music and the current state of the industry, Matthew Richards joins us from the The George Formby SocietyJames Collins talks about Fizzog Productions and Bradley Pit, Dan Clark of NÖE music lets us know about his work and LGBT+ Sparkle let us know about their weekly meet ups on Zoom.

8
May

The Milk Bar - VE 75

A special edition of the Milk bar featuring 5 Wolverhampton residents as they reminisce about VE Day in 1945 and the impact of the events of WWII on their lives. 

 

Many thanks to Producer Jan Brookfield for setting up these interviews.

5
May

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 567

Recorded for release W/C 4th May 2020

 

The Queens of Mystery's Siobhan Redmond (Aunt) Jane Stone, Our Trace, Sam Rabone - Pantomime Dame, Janko Raseta from Aggressive Swans, Kelly Jeffs from the Light House Cinema & Cafe Bar, Kevin Rogers of Paycare, David Love, Beth BL one third of The Bluebird Belles - 1940s & Vintage Trio and Harry Gill join us for a chat on Episode 567 of The Milk Bar.

28
Apr

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 566

Recorded for release W/C 27th April 2020

 

This week Adam C. Booth chats about his stage and on-screen work, Missy from Myth of Unity lets us know about their latest single, we also talk music with Liam O'Connell formerly of Leven Creed and solo performer Joe James Thomas, Tom Xander tells us what it is like being in a West End Show, Mikey and Hannah from Scaretrack let us know what they are up to in lockdown, James Clarke shares community news from WV11.co.uk, we talk to the principal of Pool Hayes Academy, Stu Goldcrusher is on the line about his latest projects and we find out about the new food ideas being put together by Nellysdelhi.

21
Apr

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 565

Recorded for release W/C 20th April 2020

 On this week's episode Amrita Acharia shares news of the release of season3 of The Good Karma Hospital on DVD, Doreen Tipton chats about her Poetry for Kids, Sam Callahan teases us with a clip of his latest single, Alexis talks about her music, we hear from Funtime Theatre about their video messages, Justin Pearson shares tales from a life as a Stuntman, Phil Butler tells us about his many talents, former Peter Pan Corey Jones has a natter about his work, Ringmaster Kallum O'Sullivan lets us know about last weekend's International Circus Day and we also have a tune from Jon Kings.

13
Apr

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 564

Recorded for release w/c 13th April 2020

This week we chat with the creators of The Windsors as season 3 is released on DVD and download, we have music from Jack Cattell, Vicky Wright joins os for a chat about her Dad Billy hitting the 100 caps for England milestone anniversary over the Easter weekend, Comedians Susan Murray and Aaron Twitchen join us from their respective lockdowns for a chat, we find out about Arturo Echeverria's make up skills, Max Fox from The Jerseys joins us to talk about his music projects, Arian Levanael talks Yoga and Neil Curtis Tells us about his art.

 

7
Apr

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 563

Recorded for release W/C 6th April 2020

 

This week Bailey Patrick tells us about his role in London Kills that has just been released on DVD and Digital download, Ian Prowse chats about his gigs from home, Blue Bird Belle Beth chats about her A-Z of songs she is currently sharing online, Chris White talks about his books, artwork and past international travels, Alison Norton looks forward to what will come from the world theatre once lock down ends, Paul Gooderham talks pottery and music, Ben Bate lets us know about his Family Fitness channel and Heather Wastie lets us know about her latest projects.

31
Mar

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 562

Recorded for release w/c 30th March 2020

 

This week we find out about The Lost Youth Foundation from Chris Titley, Alex Ohm tells us about his online gigs, Jean Martyn joins us from the Netherlands for a chat, PQA let us know about their Virtual academy, Shaun Moore share his latest self penned music and Ewan Baggott of EAB skills chats about what is going on in the social networks. 

25
Mar

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 561

Recorded for release w/c 23rd March 2020

This week David Lazarus performs live from Perth, Kelly Jeffs cats about the Light House Virtual Attendance campaign, Robert Bowers chats about Art and Ryan Davies lets us know about Wartime Reflections.

17
Mar

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 560

Recorded for release W/C 16th March 2020

This week Tony Christie tells us about his show at the Grand in June, we hear from Denis Lewis about her diet based on fish, Donchez tells us about his song promoting good hand hygiene, we find out what unusual scents the Nation would like turning into perfume, Lollipop theatre arts let us know about their production of Avenue Q and we hear about Story Terrace who were on Dragon's Den last weekend from their CEO.

10
Mar

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 559

Recorded for release W/C 9th March 2020

 

We hear about the show SIX from Cassandra Lee who is Alternate for not one but two queens, Steve Bull lets us know about the Italia '90 tribute night in May, Codsall Dramatic Society tell us about 'Joking Apart' they are presenting as part of the Codsall Community Arts Festival and The Black Country Accordion Club Band pop in for a chat and to share some music.

3
Mar

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 558

Recorded for release w/c 2nd March 2020

 

This week Wendi Peters tells us about her role in Bang Bang at the Grand, Graham Fellows tells us about his latest tour with 'John Shuttleworth's Back', Steve Downs of The Wildside Activity Centre lets us know about two events in March, Harry Filkin shares his latest single and Stuart Cowley joins me for a chat about his book 'Someone in Time'. 

26
Feb

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 557

Recorded at The Grand, The Lighthouse and the Homeless Hub for release W/C 24th Feb 2020

 

This week Mark McMullan chats about his role in Joseph at The Grand, we talk to the team behind the Homeless Hub in Wolverhampton, Micheal Hill shares his poetry, Dr Hilary Jones lets us know about a scheme from TK Maxx supporting Cancer Research UK and Dr Haze talks about Circus of Horrors. 

18
Feb

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 556

Recorded at The Lighthouse for release W/C 17th February 2020

This week Andrew Lancel chats about The Sound of Music at The Grand, Ash Sheehan tells us about his music and sings live, Author Katie Fforde lets us know about her lates novel, we have the latest single from Mick Wynn and news of the Lichfield Garrick's Youth REP production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

 

 

 

10
Feb

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 555

Recorded for release W/C 10th Feb 2020

 

This week Suzie Dent shares some words, Martin Kemp talks inheritance, we find out about the Unsung Heroes of Whitmore Reans, learn of a Mario Lanza Tribute night, call for new members of a Luncheon Club in Fallings park and let you know about a charity comedy night that features Hugh Dennis.  

5
Feb

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 554

Recorded for release W/C 3rd Feb 2020

This week Tom Chambers tells us about his role in Dial M for Murder at The Grand, 'We Love Little Mix' let us know about their local gig this week and we chat with the team behind Sustain at their first screening of the film.

28
Jan

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 553

Recorded at The Lighthouse for release W/C 27th January 2020

 

This week Ortis Deley from the Gadget Show talks about Tech Recycling, we find out about World Puzzle Day on the 29th of January, Bob Gessey pops in for a chat and performs a medley of tunes, we pop over to see Pete Mason - The Post Pop Art Man - and hear fromPaul Ryder about the social group LGBT Sparkle and their next event in February.

21
Jan

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 552

 Recorded for release W/C 20th January 2020

 

This week Quentin Wilson talks about Electric Cars, Nathaniel Hall chats about his show First Time at The Lichfield Garrick in February, Agony Aunt Lucy Beresford tells us about a survey conducted by KY Jelly and Jacky Rom shares news of a documentary on her research for her latest Murder Mystery Novel. Plus we have new music supplied by Manilla PR.

13
Jan

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 551

Recorded for release W/C 13th January 2020

 

This week Etiquette Expert William Hanson tells us about his event at The Mount Hotel organised by the Grand, we chat with Matt Cliff ro Bradbury's of Blackpool about his family's Boutique Hotel, Cannock Chase Drama Society join us to share news of their annual Panto Sleeping Beauty, Jorgie Porter talks about Veganury and Candice Brown from The GBBO talks about the importance of protecting our high streets.

7
Jan

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 550

Recorded at The Lighthouse for release W/C 6th Jan 2020

 

This week Toni Baker of The Dakotas chats about the Sensational 60's Experience at The Grand, Cameron Sargent tells us about his recent exploits in Inclusive Skating, Steve Downs of The Wildside Activity Centre lets us know about their Environment Day for 2020 and Alastair Winning pops in to talk about his production of Our House in Birmingham at the Guild of Students this March.

1
Jan

Episode 549 - The End of Year Quiz 2019

It's time for two teams to go Head to Head and find out who can be the most creative, musical and has the best general and local news knowledge for 2019.

The Green Team are:-

Cllr Claire Darke - Mayor of Wolverhampton

Dr Paul Darke - Mayor's Consort

Kelly Jeffs - CEO of The Lighthouse

Kimberley Forlini-Softley - University of Wolverhampton Alumni Office

 

The Red Team are:-

Jan Denning - Destination Wolverhampton and the Black Country

Skye Stewart - Black Country Fusion

Grace Lee - Compton Care

Dave Pitt - Playwright, Poet and Comedian

 

Score Keeper Donchez Dacres keeps track of who takes the lead, we have music from Gabriella la Foley and Andy Walters is our sound Engineer.

 

The Quiz was devised by Jason Forrest with some of the questions stolen off the internet for accuracy.

23
Dec

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 548

Recorded for Release 23rd Dec 2019

 

This week Lucy Porter talks about her Christmas and how rubbish Brits are with knowing the locations of monuments and tourist attractions, we talk more about the Sensational 60's Experience - this week it's Mick Smithen of The Fortunes - Katie Goldsmith joins us to highlight Climate Change with the help of Santa, and we discuss social isolation caused by hearing difficulties as well as avoiding food waste with the Olio App.

 

 

17
Dec

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 547

Recorded for release W/C 16th December 2019

This week we meed the cast of 'Dark Takes of Winter' at The Arena, Chat with Stormzy's photographer Kaylum Dennis about how to get the best pics and most likes on Insta this Christmas, Prebendary David Wright tells us about the Christmas Services at St Peter's, Joe Gillingham of The Trems talks about the Sensational 60's Experience at The Grand and we hear the audio from the Panto Day Facebook Live with Julie Paton and Ian Adams from The Grand's Dick Whittington. Music comes from Megan Lee who tells us about her Christmas EP with some more new festive favourite from a variety of performers to put you in a Seasonal mood!

10
Dec

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 546

Recorded for release W/C 9th Dec 2019

This week Mike Pender, the original voice of The Searchers, tells us about The Sensational 60's Experience at the Grand in Feb 2020, Lisa Faulkner has some tips for a more eco-friendly  Christmas, we launch ticket sales for the End of Year Quiz, Jon Pointing tells us about season 5 of Plebs that is now out on DVD, Taylor Simner chats about his role in Into the Mirror and WBOS let us  know about their production of Chicago. Plus some great new Festive songs!

3
Dec

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 545

Recorded at The Lighthouse and Blue Orange Theatre for release W/C 2nd Dec 2019

 

This week Hal Cruttenden gives us tips for a stress free Christmas, we chat with the Director of the Festive Zombie Musical 'Anna and the Apocalypse' John McPhail, we find out about WBOS' Festive concert, Aladdin at The Blue Orange and The Improlectual's show at the Arena. Music comes from Elles Bailey who also tells us about her current tour.

26
Nov

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 544

Recorded for release W/C 25th November 2019

This week Fearne McCann gives us tips on avoiding Faffing, Suzi Quattro joins us for a chat about her new album, Victoria Carling and Lee Comley talk about their roles inThe History Boys at the Wolverhampton Grand, we find out about a community fund from The National Lottery celebrating their first 25 years, Doug Allen lets us know about his show talking about his 35 years as a Natural History Cameraman, and James Bacon tells us about his film Into The Mirror. 

18
Nov

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 543

Recorded for release W/C 18th November 2019.

 

This week Ian Redford tells us about his role in The History Boys at the Grand, Louise Redknapp Talks Technophobia, Charlie Dimmock lets us now about the Neighbourhood Watch Awards, Donald Brown tells us about his success in athletics in 2019, Nick Hewer lets us know about the charity Street Child and Thereza Bazar chats about the Ultimate Dollar release and her intimate London gig on Wednesday.

13
Nov

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 542

Recorded at The Lighthouse for release W/C 11th November 2019

 

This week we find out about The History Boys a WolverhamptonGrand Theatre Production on stage in February 2020, RAW let us know about the exhibition 'Support Life' on at The Lighthouse until the end of the month, we hear about Forever in Blue Jeans ahead of their tour arriving at the Stafford Gatehouse, Balls to Cancer tell us about their latest charity work, Codsall Dramatic Society share news of Snow White their children's play for this year and Mat Partridge shares tracks off his latest album.

5
Nov

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 541

Recorded for release W/C 4th November 2019

 

This week Hugh Cornwell tells us about his gig at The Robin 2, Mystical Productions let us know about their festive events, we find out about the 2020 line up for the Brewood Music Festival and Eddie Johnson lets us know about his forthcoming book trilogy.

29
Oct

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 540

Recorded at The Lighthouse and The Grand for release W/C 28th October 2019

 

This week The GBBO'sKim Joy tells us about a baked treat for Christmas she has created for Amazon Fresh, Bilston Operatic let us know about their production of My Fair Lady at The Grand, Richard Poynton tells us about Très Très Cabaret arriving in Lichfield, we find out about the latest work at The Haven and WBOS youth pop in to chat about All Shook Up. Also it's your last chance to get in the draw for a signed album by Donchez.

23
Oct

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 539

Recorded for release W/C 21st October 2019

 

This week Keith Jack tells us about his role in FAME! at The Grand this November, Donchez Dacres previews his new album with us and there is the chance to win one of two signed copies, we chat with the star to Totally Tina ahead of their appearance in Coventry next month, La Dharma perform live and tell us about their current gigs, Jason Bradbury chats about dream jobs and we hear from Compton Care about a valuation day in Codsall. 

17
Oct

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 538

Recorded for release w/c 14th October 2019

 

This week we meet 3 of the cast of The Rocky Horror Show in the Facebook live we did at the Wolverhampton Grand, Chris Packham tells us how we can help save energy and money, Susan Murray lets us know about her show at The Gifford later this month and Lucy Porter chats about the expense of chill time for parent. Sue Cressman tells us about her single Survive and we also have music from Fargo ,La Dhama and Nuala.

8
Oct

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 537

Recorded for release w/c 7th October 2019

 

This week we meet Ryan Thomas, Ian Adams, Julie Paton, Aaron James and Jordan Ginger who will all appear in Dick Whittington at The Grand Theatre,Wolverhampton from the 7th of December, We find out about the latest production from 'Don't go into the Cellar' and meet Christopher Bloor who tells us about the exhibition 'Where were you?' at The Lighthouse. All this along side some excellent new music.

30
Sep

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 536

Recorded for release 30th September 2019

 

This week Lisa Faulkner talks about her Biome, Ian Reddington, Corey Jone and Charlotte Fishwick chat about being in Peter Pan at the Stafford Gatehouse, The Haven let us know about their Walk in the Park and we talk to STourbridge Writer and Actors group about their comedy show Downside Abbey. Music comes from the books of Manilla PR.

23
Sep

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 535

Recorded for release Monday 23rd September 2019

 

This weeks Susie Dent tries to describe a Curry, Will Mellor's Fingers do the walking (40 miles every year on his phone screen) , we ask Danya Miller if she believes in Unicorns, chat with director Peter Mackie Burns about his film Rialto and find out about a play that has been performed every 10 years in Germany since the 1600's. Also we have loads of new music from Manilla PR's books.

17
Sep

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 534

Recorded for release W/C 16th September 2019

 

This week Peter Blecksley talks about hiding places around the home for our snacks, Milos tells us about his event at The Grand this Sunday, we find out about On Your Feet which is in Wolverhampton in March 2020, We find out about Panto at the Lichfield Garrick from Sam Rabone and hear about two shows at the Stafford Gatehouse, Flanders and Swann and Genre Fluid.

9
Sep

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 533

Recorded at The Lighthouse Monday 9th September 2019

 

This week Quarry Bank Musical Theatre Youth Society let us know about their production of Sweeney Todd, Chuck Micallef lets us know about a gig in Hednesford on Friday the 13th, Robyn Gordon share her new single an pops in for a chat, we have music from Pete Boddis ahead of his 75th Birthday, Jessica Hynes tells us about her film The Fight, we chat with 2 of the stars of Double Date and Danny Wallace talks about going to gigs to appease our partners.

3
Sep

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 532

Recorded for release W/C 2nd sept 2019

 

This week we find out about A Comedy Theatre Company's two shows at the Blue Orange later this month, The Songsters sing for us and let us know about their charity gig, Ricky Tomlinson talks funeral songs, The Green Goddess gives us tips on keeping fit in older age and we hear about the second season of Keeping Faith that is now available on DVD and streaming platforms. 

26
Aug

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 531

Recorded at The Lighthouse Media Centre, Barr Beacon and Wolverhampton Grand for release Monday 26th August 2019

 

Anita Harris chats about Cabaret and Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland talk panto all coming up at the Grand on the same stahe as One Night Only which Alison Norton previews for us. We also find out about the Huggle Pets reptile event on the 30th of August and the latest from the set of You Are My Sunshine. Music comes from South Staffs Musical Theatre, Sam Lambeth, Ryan Evans and Je James Thomas.

20
Aug

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 530

Recorded at The Lighthouse for release W/C 19th August 2019

 

This week Kara Lily Hayworth tells us about her role in Cabaret at The Wolverhampton Grand, Carol Vorderman talks about the campaign against ageism, BHMT tell us about Jekyll and Hyde the Musical, we find out about The Simon and Garfunkel Story at the Gatehouse, Kelly Jeffs from The Lighthouse tells us about their fundraising Ball and we have music from Pluvium. 

13
Aug

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 529

Recorded at The Lighthouse for release W/C 12th August 2019

 

This week we find out about Pelsall's Got Talent, Jeff Brazier talks about a survey on the High Street, we fins out anout the DVD release of Chernobyl from Sam Thornton one of the stars of the show, we sample the wonderful food of Veggielicous and have music from Dan Donnelly  and Joe James Thomas.

6
Aug

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 528

Recorded at The Lighthouse Media Centre for release W/C 5th August 2019

 

This week Jodie Prenger tells us about her role in the National Theatre's A Taste of Honey, Daryl Griffiths updates us on the films on offer at The Lighthouse, Carl McGregor chats about the charity single from One Voice Collective and we also have music from Frankie Swain and Daniel Steer.

30
Jul

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 527

Recorded at The Lighthouse Media Centre for release W/C 29th July 2019

 

This week Marcia Warren tells us about the DVD release of season 2 of Agatha Raisin, we chat with the British team from SailGP, Jack Cattell shares his new single, TV Chef Rosemary Shrager talks about Electrical Safety in the Kitchen, Enzo Di Vico from Sweetie Pie Bakery pops in to tell us about his Vegan creations and Cyril Barrett and Grace Lee update us on the Compton Coordination Centre.