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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Roma spoke to Claire Stewart from Shine: a local reading project based at the city academy. The charity is looking to raise it’s profile, and to attract more support, specifically in the form of volunteers.  For more information on the project and ways to help please see below.

Perry will be doing a ‘What’s On’ spot, and there will be two recorded music requests from the Community.

Roma’s playlist

1 Ray Charles – Mess Around
2 The Honeybus – Can’t let Maggie Go
3 Perry Como – Catch a Falling Star
4 Buddy Hollie – True Love Ways
5 Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried – Slipping Through My Fingers
6 Cilla Black – Both Sides Now
7 Andre Rieu – Stranger In Paradise
8 Sky – Vivaldi
9 The Tornados – Telstar


Information on Shine:

The City Academy Bristol invite members of the retired community to come to listen to children reading once per fortnight.  The project will run for an academic year and volunteers would be expected to come to the City Academy on Russell Town Avenue once a fortnight for tea and cakes and to listen to two children read for approximately 20 minutes each.


If you are interested in volunteering please contact Claire Stewart on either 0117 9413800 or on her mobile phone 07984 525979

Or email

where possible transport can be provided


Today I will be talking to Roy Harrill, who is a retired business man who has totally changed his life and life style by diversifying into many other activities. We will all be inspirted to hear what he has to tell us.

 Mark Baker is the Chief Executive of Age/UK for Bristol and will talk about the various aspects of his organisation for older folk in Bristol.  The work done by Age/Uk seems to be endless and I hope that we can unwrap and appreciate the value of this organisation.

Some of you may have heard, in a recent programme, the start of Zita Adamson’s interview with Jane Jackson, the woman who founded a support group for Bristol grandparents. Unfortunately, due to technical problems, we cut the interview short. We are now broadcasting it again so you can listen to it in full.”

My music playing order is:-

Tommy Dorsey Orch.                      “Opus One”

Doris Day                                             “Life is just a bowl of cherries”

Alfie Boe                                             “All the time in the world”

The Soldiers                                       “When I need you”

Jack Jones                                         “The shadow of your smile”

Central Band RAF                             “Dambusters March”

Bobby Darin                                      “Baby face”

Dunvant  Male Choir                        “Eli Jenkins prayer” from under milk

Wood by Dylan Thomas

Glenn Miller Orch.                           “String of Pearls”

Roland Villazon                                 “Music of the night” A. Lloyd Webber

Ennio Morricone                                “Gabriel’s Oboe”

Michael Buble                                    “Always on my mind”

Andre Bocelli                                     “Time to say goodbye”

with Ana Maria Martinez






01 – Sammy Davis, Jr.- There Is Nothing Like a Dame
02 Morecambe & Wise – Bring Me Sunshine

03 – Michael Crawford – Love Changes Everything
04 – Kathy Kirby – Secret Love
05 – Four Aces – Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
06 - Michael Buble – Everything
07 - Louis Armstrong -  In the shade of the old apple tree
08 -  Charlie Barnet 1939 – An Apple For The Teacher
09 - Adieu To Old England – Ashen Faggot Wassail
10 - John Kirkpatrick – The Dance Of The Demon Daffodils

I went to Bath Theatre Royal yesterday and interviewed Chris Harris, (Clearly a bus pass holder but still working on the stage), about his Pantomime Dame role.  Currently he is playing Nurse Nelly in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  He is a very experienced actor, director, writer and comedian.


Chris is appearing in an evening performance of his one man show Kemp’s Jig – based on the story of a medieval Morris dancer that danced his way around the country – Chris Harris at his best, with lots of comedy and laughter.

Saturday 23rd February 2013. BYO!!! At Redcatch Community Centre. Doors open 7pm. Performance 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50 on sale at Broadwalk News from 1st Jan 2013. Tea/coffee and homemade cakes on sale in the interval.

An evening performance of his one man show Kemp’s Jig – based on the story of a medieval Morris dancer that danced his way around the country – Chris Harris at his best, with lots of comedy and laughter.

I also interviewed Shannon Smith from the Horfield Community Orchard.  She was talking about the Orchard, how our listeners might be involved, and the traditional Wassail Celebrations next week.



Wassail – Saturday 19th January

All are   welcome to Wassail Horfield Organic Community Orchard   on Saturday 19thJanuary 2013, 2 – 4pm’Wassail’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon waes haeil  – to be healthy. Wassailing apple trees is a way of encouraging a good crop.   Traditionally taking place after dark on Old Twelfth Night (17 January),   wassailing could also occur on other days around Christmas and the New Year.The orchard welcomes one and all to wassail our trees.  Bring   ribbons, clouties, and shining things to dress the branches. Toast the new   year with mulled orchard juice and homemade cakes. Make merry with Pigsty   Morris and Bristol Voices.To become involved with the Orchard or to take part in the   Orchard Roots Bristol project and explore the history of the orchard   site, as well as people’s memories of fruit and food growing in the Golden   Hill Area, and the market gardens in and around Bristol, contactShannon Smith
Horfield Organic Community Orchard

0117 3731587

Tim Lloyd-Yeates from the Alive Charity visited Silversound in his regular guest spot.  His ‘Alive’ organisation runs reminiscence sessions in nursing homes/poetry/musical improvisation etc.  Tim did an ‘On This Day’ spot, and three poems, one being T.S Elliot’s;  Macadam the  Cat, as well as reciting some of his ‘Remarkable Sayings’.  Poems and On This Day will be his regular features.

Alison Wilding was the visiting guest. She runs courses in connection with her philosophies on Clutter Clearing and this fitted in with our theme of a New Year – New Start

Alison Wilding spoke about the value of clearing clutter to leave people free to get on with the really important stuff in their life; ways they might do that, and the link between emotional and physical mess.

If you are interested in attending one of Alison’s courses details are as follows:

How To Clear Your Clutter is on 26th Jan, and 20th April at City of Bath College, (tel 01255 312191), and 23rd February at the Folk House, (tel. 0117- 9252987).

How to Buy and Sell on eBay is on 9th March and 18th May both at City of Bath College.  (enquiries tel 01225 312191).


A Happy New Year to you All!


01 Andy Williams – Walk Hand In Hand

02 ABBA – Happy New Year

03 Eydie Gorme – Love Me For Ever

04 Little Junior Parker – Next time You See Me

05 Cliff Richard and the Shadows – I Could Easily Fall (In Love With You)

06 Anita O’day – Pick Yourself Up (Request)

07Cat Stephens – Mathew and Son (Request)

08 Sky – Dance of the Fairies (Request)