The Milk Bar

1
Dec

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 597

Recorded for release w/c 30th Nov 2020

This week Paul Woodman from  LoveCars.com chats about their show on ITV4, we hear about Gazebo Theatre's Mindful projects, Neil Reading from the Arena Theatre  tells us about their Christmas programme starting this weekend, Nick Ralf from All Creatures Great and Small joins us as the series is now available on DVD and Digital Download, poet Chris Meredith brings us his musical colaboration with Kelan, we hear about the song Ghost Light that is rasing funds for charity and Neil Curtis pops by for news on his rather different Advent Calendar

24
Nov

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 596

Recorded for release W/C 23rd November 2020

This week Abigail Reynolds tells us about an event taking place at Whitmore Reans Library in 2021, Dan Peach of peach's & cream bakery products chats about his work, Paul Ryder of LGBT+ Sparkle lets us know about a fund-raising Drag show, Julie Gorman from Pear Town Ukes - Perton Library Ukulele Group shares news of their charity Single and Matt Elson updates us on Act 3 of An Evening at Joe's.

17
Nov

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 595

Recorded for release W/C 16th Nov 2020

This week EABskills Ewan Baggott chats about hitting the 100k subscribers on Instagram, we hear about the Digital Dodo Pad, Iain Ash chats about the big toys this Christmas, Lucy-Ellen Parker tells us about the current work of Live Theatre Arts, we hear about the making of Dawn of the Dead from Scott Reiniger (Roger) and we have music from Jean Martyn.

11
Nov

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 594

Recorded for release W/C 9th Nov 2020

This week we chat with the Panto cast from the Lichfield Garrick, Ian Prowse about his Lockdown shows, Olly Corpe from The King's Parade as they release their latest Single, Robert Bowers on both his and Hannah Broadhead Art and Graham Harris about his book and music release to coincide with Anti Bullying Week.

5
Nov

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 593

Recorded for release W/C 2nd Nov 2020

Sylvester McCoy chats about his career including Doctor Who and The Hobbit, an interview I did for Science of Cinema. Also we are joined by Rhys Mason from Myoto to talk about their music and we  have a tune from Sam Lambeth too. Daniel Bean talks about the plight of the circus industry and this years cancelled season for Circus Petite as well as hearing about the film South of the river from one of it's stars and the writer and director Joe Watkins.

28
Oct

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 592

This week we chat with Sam Callahan about his latest music, Marrocco's crafts Hannah Marrocco lets us know about the craft fares she will be selling at in the run up to Christmas, Marguerite Elcock talks about her work in Hypnotherapy, Neil Reading of the Arena Theatre lets us know about their new innovations and forthcoming shows, Eion colfer shares news of his latest novel in The Fowl Twin's world and Lawrence Haynes and Keith Riley lead us to indulge in their Lockdown Music Project.

21
Oct

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 591

Recorded for release W/C 19th Oct 2020

 

This week Christopher Commander talks magic, Suzi Perry Chats about the iPhone 12, Heidi Browne joins us with a song, Julian Elcock updates us on PQA Wolverhampton and Merlin Griffiths gives us a business update.

15
Oct

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 590

REcorded for release W/C 12th October 2020

This week Sam Rabone - Pantomime Dame chats about the planned Bite-size panto at the Lichfield Garrick this December, we chat with two thirds of Dark Noise about their album release, Emma Scott talks about Dyspraxia Awareness Week, The Far North share their latest single and we chat about the future of food with Rebecca Adlington OBE.

8
Oct

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 589

Elise Evans joins us this week to chat about Anthem Voices, Duane AJ Music

tells us about his Art work and entry into a national open mic competition, James Collins lets us know about the Introduction to Panto Wolverhampton Grand are taking to schools across the area, James Edge chats about West End Best Friend and his forthcoming gig in November and we hear from Dan Harper of Mystical Productions about the Picnic with Santa taking place at Codsall Village Hall later this year. All that with more music from Jean Martyn.

3
Oct

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 588

Recorded for release 28th September 2020

This week Dick and Dom talk Pranks, Marty Wilde tells us about his new album, Toby Philpott tells us about his time as the Left Hand of Jabba The Hutt, Gary Pollard chats about his work in film and TV sculpture, Denise Van Outen lets us know the jobs she hates and talks Dancing on Ice, Dr Hillary Jones tells us about the TK Maxx campaign raising funds for Cancer Research UK and we have music from Jean Martyn.

22
Sep

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 587

Recorded for release W/C 21st September 2020

 

On this weeks episode we hear about the soft play areas at Jungleland Telford , Neil Curtis tells us about his latest work, Karen Fleming of Horsesensetraining.co.uk tells us about her life coaching, we find out about RAAH Fest and their aims to raise £1 million for charity, Alex Styles of Alex Styles Photography joins us to talk about his work and Kyle Williams lets us know about his forthcoming Boxing match on BT Sport this week.

16
Sep

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 586

Recorded for release W/C 14th Sept 2020

This week's podcast features music from Wrong Jovi's Ally Ward and Skinner & T'witch, Axel Carter chats about SLAM Wrestling, Skye Stewart looks forward to the new season with Black country fusion football club and Henk Pretorius tells us about The Unfamiliar.

10
Sep

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 585

Released W/C 7th Sept 2020

 

This Week Jamie Lonsdale chats about his appearance on Songs of Praise, Weak13's Nick J. Townsend chats during a break at FrEQ Audio Recordings , Chris Bevington lets us know about the latest release from the Chris Bevington Organisation , we also have the debut single from Rob Bridge Music, Amy Louise tells us about Gozy’s Cheesecakes and we talk self defence with Anna Taylor and Mark Grant.

1
Sep

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 584

Recorded for release W/C 31st August 2020

This Week we chat with Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel about his album Uncovered and he September 18th release of the single Out of Time, David Linblad of FFOP Radio chats about podcasting and his current series of shows, Laura Liptrot talks about her work in Lockdown, Elise Kayeshares news of her latest book, Christopher Commander garners interest in his Hamlet project and we hear about the documentary 'The Easy Bit' from Snap Dance Films

.

26
Aug

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 583

Recorded for release W/C 24th August 2020

This week Luke Goss chats about his latest film Pay Dirt, Teresa Johnson and her Son Louis talk about their latest charity work, we have music from Mike Watson with his latest collaborations and also a song from Arran Page, Kerry Hayes from Kerry's Beauty boutique VIP's talks skin care and we find out about EJ Edwards Virtual London Marathon run in October.

19
Aug

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 582

Recorded for release W/C 17th August 2020

This week we chat with Cannock Sound Hire about the behind the scenes teams in the live event industry, Maria Billington about the Gatis Community Space, Rose Cook Monk from the

Duncan Edwards Foundation, Kevin Crook about Lotus Wolf Events Paranormal, Paul Baker

about his Musical interests and Christopher Commander about his work in the world of Shakespeare.

11
Aug

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 581

Recorded for release W/C 10th Aug 2020

 

On this week's episode Dave Hemingway from

Sunbirds

(also

The Housemartins - Official

and The Beautiful South) chats about his current music, Sue Cressman chats about her life and single release, Josh Griffiths of JJR FILMS tells us about his current work, we also talk music withChris Eaton, Angus Parker updates us on the new date for the Brewood Music Festival and we hear about the new events at the Three Counties show ground.

6
Aug

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 580

Recorded for release W/C 3rd August 2020

 

This week on The Milk Bar we find out about the 2021Dodo Pad, Real Arts Workshops

joins us with a BSL interpreted interview with Alex Vann and Garry O'Dowd, we have music from Duane AJ, Julie Hill of DogCast Radio lets us know about their show, Matt Elson shares news of the second "An Evening at Joe's" and we find out aboutThe Wolverhampton Society from Andrew Sloane.

30
Jul

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 579

Recorded for release W/C 27th July 2020

 

This week Photographer and Film Maker Jim Lee tells us about The Box and My Box his two self help books now being available as YouTube films, Eddie Mooney chats about

The Sensational 60's Experience which is at Wolverhampton Grand in February 2021, Ian Billings and Chris White tell me about their latest two books and an appearance at The Place Telford, Susan Murray lets us know how we can get tickets for The Red Imp Comedy Club

Online and Leah Solmaz brings news of her blogs with Authors and Film Makers.

20
Jul

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 578

Recorded for release Monday 20th July 2020

 

On Episode 578 we have music from Jake Henry and Robert Lane, Dave Hill from Slade chats about their planned Birmingham Gig in December, David Corfield Gymnasium are preparing to re-open on the 25th July and we hear how they are ready to be Covid-Safe, Simon Quinn from Fired Up Theatre lets us know about their AMOS project and Tim Southan lets us know about theHub for Grub project and Crowdfunder he has set up.

16
Jul

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 577

Recorded for release W/C 13th July 2020

 

This week on The Milk Bar it's a 90's Wolverhampton Band Special with Martin S. Warlow from Daytona and Adam Sweet from Passion Star, we are also joined by Marcia Warren aka Mrs Boggle in Sky's Agatha Raisin, Wendy and Colin Peterson from Codsall Dramatic Society CDS, Mel Riley Counselling, Xanthe Gresham and Paul Ryder from LGBT+ Sparkle.

6
Jul

Jason Forrest in The Milk Bar - Episode 576

Recorded Sunday 5th July (Before the UK Government announced a £1.5Bn Arts fund)

This week we talk to Ava's Angels Charity, James Morris of Strawberry Moon Records, Tara Kelsey on her concert honouring the music of Mario Lanza, Sammi Rhead about the Bilbrook & Codsall Scarecrows, Anthony Hall about Circus Sallai and Joanna Roden & Luke Millard of DYnamics Rock and Pop Choir.

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.

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