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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Recorded for release W/C 10th Aug 2020
On this week's episode Dave Hemingway from
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recorded for release W/C 1st June 2020
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
with a Musical Interlude from
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.
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.
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 Society, James 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.