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Clare Hobba is back with her latest book recommendations. This time round she is picking books that took a long time to write. Her choices are: Piranesi – Susanna Clarke, 2021 All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr, 2014 The Thomas Cromwell trilogy – Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall 2009 Bring up the Bodies 2012 The Mirror and the Light –2020 Clare Ho…
 
Elspeth talks to Marva Hall, marketing director of the St Albans Community Bank. It’s a surprise to learn that very few people, even in our more-affluent area, know very little of this amazing service. Loans from all the well known established banks, Marva tells me, may cost so much that many people cannot afford them. This is where the Community B…
 
Joining us on this week’s show is Anna Bassil. Anna is a local resident who recently completed the London Marathon. If that isn’t impressive enough, she did it dressed as a cake! Hear all about this impressive feat as she chats to us. There is still time to sponsor Anna and help her raise funds for Save the Children. to do so, click on this link ww…
 
Now for this podcast, Elspeth has chosen an enthusiast, and an enthusiast who has really thought through his life work. You might have met him on Wednesdays or Saturdays, as he is in charge of the Wholefoods stall. He is brimming with enthusiasm and knowledge, almost running Elspeth off her feet with his knowledge of what is delicious and yet good …
 
Jon and Andrea Taylor-Cummings • John 13:34–35, 1 Corinthians 13:1–7, 1 Corinthians 12:7–11 The pain of relationship breakdown is present both inside and outside the church. As we strive to be effective ‘ministers of reconciliation and strengthen unity in this post-pandemic era, the call for doing the hard work of learning to get along with each ot…
 
This week Danny talks to a couple of local residents about their community projects and events. Ben is here talking about the St Albans Beer Festival. Unlike in pre-Covid years where it was hosted in one big venue, lots of little events are being held all over the city. Marshalswick Free Baptist Church are hosting a Community Link event on Thursday…
 
Elspeth is on familiar territory in this podcast, as she talks to another amateur artist, Judith Osei. It’s fascinating that Judith was almost spellbound by one enormous painting by Ucello when she was taken to a gallery by her parents…..and she insisted on staying there for some time! Now, with two boys, there isn’t always the time or the space to…
 
A shorter edition of the podcast this week, though no less informative! Ace local news hounds Laura Bill and Matt Adams join host Danny Smith to discuss the stories that matter in St Albans. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book about those who died from King’s Road during World War 1, email kingsroadbook@gmail.com To find out more about…
 
This is amazing! Elspeth has discovered a lively 89 yr old lady who plays table tennis every week, and enjoys long walks. More than that, she was born in St Albans and has lived there all her life. She was working for Samuel Ryder, when packets of seeds were rare, and first went to work at the age of 14! You will enjoy her reminiscences. The post O…
 
Alan is talking ‘flu season this month and who is eligable. He is also discussing social care and the apparent ‘Plan B’ that the Government may have to implement this winter. Get the facts and more on Alan’s latest Health Matters article. Laura Bill and Matt Adams bring us some local news stories. You can find out more on the Herts Advertiser websi…
 
This week Elspeth talks to a man who really keeps himself fit – indeed has run several marathons, including the first London one. He was born in Welwyn Garden City, and has lived there all his life, and of course notices all the developments that happened in the past few years. He has also recently married for the first time, to Pamela. A special c…
 
Clare Hobba is back giving us her latest selection of books to read this month. This time round she is picking the very pressing issue of climate change. Her choices are: There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years – Updated Edition by Mike Berners-Lee. The New Climate War by Michael E. Mann – watch the book trailer. Letters to the…
 
Elspeth discovers in this week’s One to One, that Indian music is taught to children from a very early age, and is a strong discipline in their life. Bala, mum of two, plays the Veena (and we hear its sound in this podcast) and explains how Indian music takes inspiration from the seasons and times of day, and most of it is improvised. For some of u…
 
This week Danny chats with a local band called The Papersnakes. They have a new album and a fundraising kickstarter. Find out more on their website. Laura Bill and Matt Adams talk about the latest on the Charter Market. Find out more about this and the other local news on the Herts Advertiser website. The post Charter Market Latest & A Chat With Th…
 
Ian Allison's reaction to St Albans' 5—0 victory over Welling. Jack Metcalfe reflects on a London Colney home defeat. Steve Neville from St Albans City Youth discusses the club's 50th anniversary small sided tournament taking place this coming weekend in Highfield Park.由Radio Verulam
 
The title must have given it away – that’s right, it’s Becky Alexander back in the hot seat! She is talking to Danny about some delicious eateries, treats and delivery services in the local area. This includes Havin Turkish Kitchen (instagram: @havin_turkish) on the High Street; a vegan home delivery service by Mungo’s Kitchen (instagram: @mungoski…
 
It seems that Elspeth is not the only person writing books just now. In this podcast, she talks to Shaun Phillips, who has written a delightful picture book about two creatures and their adventures. This is “self published” in full colour and highlights kindness and other positive attitudes. The post One to One with… Shaun Phillips (Picture Books) …
 
Chris Lane Life is full of change, challenges & contradictions. For the Christian, these changes, challenges and contradictions can seem particularly acute. That is until you grasp the truth that the Power of Paradox is at the heart of the Christian walk, and can lead to a new and dynamic faith and creativity.…
 
It is always a joy to speak to the charismatic Michael Wallace, 'Friend of the Show' and Co-Founder of Kickoff@3. He explains with his trademark passion about what will be a tremendous event Sunday 22nd August at the Warren Bromley for 'Finals Day' the culmination of a national Kickoff@3 football event! For more information on Kickoff@3 and the tre…
 
It is a pleasure to welcome back to Verulam Sport Podcasting Huma Abbasi from Active Luton. She discusses her amazing, albeit exhausting work 'Energising' our youngsters in their sporting programmes. Plus, Huma speaks passionately about how she is helping to encourage those with barriers to swimming to take that plunge. For more on the great work b…
 
It is a pleasure to welcome back to Verulam Sport the Head of Corporate Sponsorship for the Black Swimming Association Ed Accura. He discusses the GB success from Tokyo in the pool not least the phenomenal Alice Dearing who placed a creditable 19th in the 10km Marathon swim. In so doing Alice was the first Black Swimmer to represent team GB and Ed …
 
It was a pleasure to catch up with 'Friend of the show' Sanjeev Mehta from Krav Maga Defence Tactics. He explains about the powerful confidence enriching skills this direct Martial Art can provide and how he is teaching such vital skills to schools in our area. For more information check out www.kmdt.co.uk…
 
It is a pleasure to welcome to Verulam Sport Podcasting the Chairman of the 948 Sports Foundation Sandy Bell. Since their inception in 2001 this amazing organisation have donated well over £300,000 in grants to individuals, groups and institutions. Sandy explains that if you are seeking some additional funding support and indeed you are involved in…
 
Back in July it was a pleasure to catch up with a trio of intrepid 'Eco-Warriors' who completed a unique challenge cycling the length and breadth of the country, not only that famous Lands End to John O'Groats but inclusive of the treacherous Orkney Isles and Isle of Scilly. To learn all about it listen up to Isaac Kenyon, Alex Pierrot and Lukas Ha…
 
Bringing us all the most recent facts & figures surrounding COVID-19 in the local area, it’s Alan Bellinger’s Heath Matters. This includes what it is like for your GP’s receptionist and the reasonably new ‘triage’ system used when you call for an appointment now. Get the facts and more on Alan’s latest Health Matters article. Laura Bill is providin…
 
Elspeth has discovered a friend who actually enjoys poking in other people’s mouths, and setting their teeth to right – St Albans dentist Juliet. She speaks of the long hours she needs to work, due to all the extra tasks to keep clean for Covid; she speaks of the joy of solving their dental problems, but mostly of the friendship that she has with h…
 
Claire from the267project shares some helpful thoughts around mental wellbeing from looking at Elijah's experiences in 1 Kings 19: 1-18. This talk was recorded outdoors in the open air: you may need to turn the volume up about halfway through, and there were 3 periods of group discussion which have been cut from this recording.…
 
Clare Hobba is back this week talking about her September book choices: “Easy Reads”. She and Danny are discussing how an easy read doesn’t necessarily mean a short one. Her picks are Us Three by Ruth Jones (2020), The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves (1999) and The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell (2004 -2020). This collection includes thirteen books in …
 
Now you’re in for a treat today! Ray Perry has written a book on the history of Marshalswick, and it’s illustrated with plans, maps, photos, and he tells us all about it including a murder mystery, though easily solved through the murderer’s red hair. More than that however, Ray takes up his guitar and and ends the podcast by singing his own song a…
 
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