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Monthly Archives: September 2014

My guest this week will be Dr Peter Whitfield talking about homeopathy in Bristol.

Alec will be joining the Silversound team from 10-11 this week. He currently provides technical support for some of our shows and is returning to the microphone. Welcome Alec!

Silversound is celebrating its second birthday, and is now on BCfm twice a week (Thursdays and Fridays)! I will be in the studio with George this morning between 10.00 and 12.00 midday, and will be joined by Ingrid Kvale and Amanda Challens, two members of the female ‘Boatylicious’ team who recently completed the ‘biggest, baddest human endurance challenge on the planet’ – to row 2,400 miles from Monterey in California to Honolul,  in the Great Pacific Race 2014.  It was, as Time Magazine called it, ‘the worst way to get to Hawaii ever”.  (See the link below if you want to contribute to their charities)   We will also be talking to Shelley Hankins from Age UK about the Celebrating Age Festival soon to take place in Bristol, and George will be aiming for top score in the Silversound quiz.    Our music will have two themes – the sea, and  - to mark this very special day – Bonnie Scotland!

Team Boatylicious have so far succeeded in raising about 10,000 pounds for 3 charities – WaterAid, Hope and Homes For Children and the Ahoy Centre in Greenwich. WaterAid works with the poorest and most marginalised communities to set up water, sanitation and hygiene projects. Hope and Homes for Children is working to ensure all children have the chance to grow up in the love of a family and not institution. The Ahoy Centre uses water activities like sailing and rowing to break down social barriers and provide children with life skills. If you would like to donate to their charities please go to their website

On my show today Dr peter fleming will be talking about Banockburn and its connection to Bristol – topical because of the Scottish vote.

I’m back in the studio with George and Sarah after months away – it feels good to be back!  We’ll be meeting Alison Hargreaves and Sarah Watts, to find out about their new project Memory Meets Animation.  We’ll be serenaded by a wonderful collection of eclectic music, and of course, we’ll be tackling the Silversound quiz!  We’d love you to join us.


Sarah and Alison are producing a short film involving older people from Bristol and are looking for volunteers to interview and film.  The end product will focus on a few individuals and they will commission an animator to create suitable backgrounds to reflect the spoken word.

If you would like to contact Sarah or Alison about becoming involved in their project their email address is. or you can contact them on 07972248297