Sue is from the Family Support Services team who support the mental and emotional wellbeing of patients and families at this most difficult of times.
As part of our “Time to Talk” day, Lois Sparks visited our studios to tell us about a new website opening on 1st March. Called “Futures in Mind”. It is basically a place where people can access information about what is available across Essex such as training opportunities, voluntary roles, a place to blog and share experiences, a live chat facility and much more.
Dr. Karen McCarty is a clinical psychologist and clinical lead for the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS). This group of professionals is responsible for mental health issues for anybody aged between 0-18.
As part of our “Time to talk” day, Sally Trice and Sam Brooker came to our studios to chat about a new Facebook page established to increase the awareness of homelessness in Brentwood.
On September 25th, P.J. Proby will be appearing at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend. He gave us a few minutes of his valuable time to chat about his long and colourful career.
Today we were visited by Simon Collyer who will be embarking on the 450-mile-long Via Sacra Walk on June 22nd. This walk will take him along the position of the Western Front during the First World War. Joining him will be several celebrities including Liz Hurley and Dominic West.
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Piers is one of the regular contributors to our weekly Brentwood Gazette feature. He has just returned from paternity leave and I am sure we would all like to congratulate him on the birth of Hector. I wonder whether he will follow his dad into the cut-and-thrust of journalism. Anyway, here’s Piers with details of the latest edition.
I am always delighted to welcome Libby from the Brentwood Gazette on to my programme. She is always very relaxed and is able to deal with my banter without throwing a wobbly. :-)
The charming Libby from the Brentwood Gazette paid Phoenix FM a visit this week. She had a chat about the brand new edition.
Every Tuesday on the “Drive Show”, we welcome one of the journalists from the “Brentwood Gazette”. This week it was the turn of Piers. He told us about three of the stories in the brand new edition.
This is Kim Tobin and last Friday she popped along to Phoenix to play her beautiful version of Westlife’s “My love” live on air. It was an experience that myself, Mike Jones and Bob Simpson will never forget. Awe-inspiring, moving, heartfelt, and now you have the opportunity to share with us that magical performance once more as it has been recorded and added to the Phoenix archives. Just click on the link above.
Roland from the Brentwood Brewing Company popped into the studio to chat to us about his “12 beers of Christmas” event which starts on December 12th. The cast of “Oklahoma” were on hand to give a bit of vocal support.
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Saint Francis Hospice’s PR and Communications Manager, Peter Stremes, came back to Phoenix FM for his regular slot about the hospice’s latest fundraising news.
Our regular weekly visit from the “Brentwood Gazette” and Simon makes his debut on the Keith Rogers Drive Show. He had appeared on the show when Mike was presenting it and wasn’t sure what was in store for him with yours truly. He needn’t have worried, I handled him with kid gloves.
A young couple whose daughter has died under tragic circumstances, journey to Venice to try and save their troubled marriage. While there, supernatural forces appear to take over.
Tom Cornish plays the role of the husband, John Baxter. He found some time to chat to me on the phone, and you can hear the interview again below:
Don’t Look Now runs at the Queen’s Theatre from 23 October to 14 November. For more information visit www.queens-theatre.co.uk/show/765/dont-look-now.
We were visited today by Maisie and Jonathan from “BOSSY”- Brentwood Operatic Singing Society Youth- who were chatting to us about their new show, “13”.
I was visited today by film director Ben Lettieri who chatted to us about his movie, “The Liberator” which recently won three Silver Medals at a Los Angeles film festival.
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Roland Kannor from the Brentwood Brewing Company came in to talk about the forthcoming Open Conker Championship – with a squirrel!
You can find out more about the event here: https://www.brentwoodbrewing.co.uk/event/open-conker-championship/
Every Tuesday we are visited by one of the journalists from the “Brentwood Gazette”. The paper is published on a Wednesday so we are given a sneak preview. This week it was the turn of Joe. Here’s our little chat.
This is my first blog. as it has taken me six months to get the hang of the software. Yay!! My guest on Tuesday was the eloquent and vividly-dressed Alan Woods, the editor of the “Brentwood Gazette”. Here’s a picture of him with my two surprise guests, Popol and Cakehole from Circus Wonderland. You can visit the circus this week and next week at Sun Corner, Billericay. On the front cover of this week’s “Gazette” is a pic. of the HUUUUGE sink-hole that has appeared at the junction of Ongar Road and Doddinghurst Road. Here is the audio recording with Alan, Popol and Cakehole.
If you want to know more about Circus Wonderland, just click this link: http://www.circuswonderland.com/