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Spring is in the Air

Posted on February 27, 2017 at 7:30 AM

Hello, lots happening and even at half term we managed to sneak in a few more www.exmoorfoodfest.com interviews as we believe locally we have some of the best eateries , chefs and producers here and keeping it in the local economy is only a good thing now and for the future generations too. This is something Sir Tim  Smitt believes in too he was the founder of www.edenproject.com and has a proposal for the allocated land at Junction 27. It will not be a commercial service station but will put Agriculture UK and Devon at the very heart of what he does in an environmental way to act as an educational leader in this area - to entertain - enlighten visitors and encourage more visitors to surrounding areas too including Tiverton. To listen to Tim please click onto his podcast on our home page and make your own minds up.

Onto COOK LOCAL we have interviews with Paul Berry at the Swan in Bampton www.theswan.co and chef Paul Webber at www.hartnollhotel.co.uk  in Tiverton and we caught up with chef Barrie Tucker at www.luttrellarms.co.uk in Dunster all these guys are producing great seasonal dishes and fanatstic value too. No excuses not to eat out! We had the pleasure of recording Paul Webber giving a cooking demo at the Hartnoll and there is also a walkthough of this venue too, so do listen as with The Luttrell Arms in Dunster and The Jubilee Inn in East Anstey.  Young Chef Steven Hadley at www.chambers-bistro.co.uk who trained at the now closed Minehead catering college and also under Olivier Certain and Andrew Dixon gave a great demo of a scallop dish and with Lucy on desserts so click in to listen to this podcast from a Minehead restaurant, one to watch. We would like to keep featuring more local restaurants after the event finishes as it has been a popular feature with some shows getting 200 hits and thats just on mixcloud; so to be featured get in touch! 

We welcomed Elizabeth Ducie into THE LIBRARY this month a very world wide travelled lady with her 30 years working in the international pharmaceutical industry which has influenced her writing thrillers and her three books in a series the first being Countefeit! She is also recorded reading from her first novel Gorgito's Ice Rink . Elizabeth  offers valuable advice on the business of writing too and was one of the founders of Chudleigh Literary Festival. www.elizabethducie.co.uk

We have the next of our live sessions at Petroc College Wed 1st March 7pm free entry broadcast live click on if you cannot make it! Local performers Ollie Dixon, Joey Taylor, Vikki and Rob Craig. In the future there will be a bar too! 

In our ABOUT TOWN show we have www.addaction.org.uk an organistion that support alcohol and drug addiction and they had their 50th anniversary. Their regional hub is in Tiverton and they also offer outreach and mental health support so do listen if this is something that affects you or someone you know to take the first steps to the road to recovery.

We also welcomed Daphne and Jenny presidents of www.soroptimistsinternational.org into the studio to tell us about this worldwide women's group and the upcoming women's international day on March 8th 2017 and this charitable group will be on the bridge by the clock tower to raise awareness, looking for more ladies to join this proactive group in the community too. Caitlin Davies from www.rotaract.org came in to tell us about the new group she is setting up a branch of Rotary International aimed at 16-30 years old to support local charity work and awareness as well as being a great social opportunity too.

SKYWATCH has updates and new shows all about the sky at night and astronomy in conjunction with Tiverton Astronomy Society a friendly group who meet every month at Blundells school www.tivas.org.uk next up another outreach primary school visit with Jo Richardson, Space ambassador.

We are piloting a new show  looking at things 'Believe it or not' this is up on mixcloud now and we would love feedback and what should we cover this will be a call in show too with sci-fi author Richard Dee. 

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT is paddleboarding on the canal with Rob Mc we are going to follow this up in March when Caro B actually has a go and not sure if this is going to have a happy ending! We are arranging also to have regualar links with Tiverton Town Football club so watch this space. Any other sports get in touch please!

STAGEDOOR saw 7 of us go to the Rocky Horror Picture Show sing-a-long so click on for a fun review as it was pretty darn good at www.exeternorthcott.co.uk





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