Brentwood, 12.14pm: 11°C, scattered clouds

The Arts Programme – 15 – with author Abi Daré and Jodie from Billericay Theatre

Claire and Rob are joined in the studio by Jodie Bowen from Billiercay Theatre. A new local theatre offering performances and classes to the local area.

They are also joined by Abi Daré – author of The Girl With The Louding Voice prior to her planned talk as part of the Essex Book Festival. Abi talks about grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, and now lives in Essex. She tells Claire and Rob about how her background has influenced her writing and about her first novel.

The usual Take Five slot gives a chance to kick back and relax, and Claire tests Rob’s knowledge of who said what inspirational qoute.

Author Abi Dare with Rob and Claire

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