Friday Night Extra 23.4.21 with guest Lisa Whymark from the Daily Bread Cafe.

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with guest Lisa Whymark from the Daily Bread Cafe.
Friday Night Extra
Patrick Sherring

Lisa told us how the cafe had grown from an original idea of a group of mums in late 2017. Using the premises of St. Peter’s Hutton and beginning with a few ‘drop in’ events, the cafe had expanded to being a community kitchen prior to lockdown. This was providing food and also opportunities for people to socialise. During lockdown the work expanded, with over thirty shops providing food that had passed the sell-by date but with in the use-by time. This was offered free to anyone who turned up Monday-Saturday 10-12. No checks were ask for. As Lisa said, “if people were prepared to come and stand for up to thirty minutes in the cold and rain waiting for a bag of food passed the sell-by date, we were not going to ask anything”. The volunteers noticed that people were coming from central Brentwood and in the autumn a short-term arrangement was made for a food point at Sawyers Hall church. This is now no longer available, but recently a Saturday 10-12 slot has begun at St. George’s church, Ongar Road. Lisa and the team are looking to the 17th of May, when the plan is to open daily in Hutton for coffee and chat and one day a week for a free meal. More information is available via On Facebook @dailybreadpopupcafe The team are always looking for volunteers to assist in a wide variety of roles, from collecting food to cooking and much more. The work can be supported through

Photo taken when Lisa visited the studio in 2019.

Tonight’s playlist

Tom Jones – Lord help the poor and needy – from the 2010 release – Praise and blame.

Aled Jones & Russel Watson – Shenandoah – Phyl requested this 19th century American folk song.

Bay City Rollers – Shangalang – remembering lead singer Les McKeown who died this week.

Van Morrison – The prophet speaks

Candi Staton – Young hearts run fee – chosen by Lisa who said all three of her tracks were by iconic women.

Amy Whinehouse – Rehab – chosen by Lisa

Dolly Parton – 9-5 – chosen by Lisa.

Birthdays quiz

Jan Hammer was 73 this week. We listen to the theme from Miami Vice from 1985.

Barry Fratelli, bassist from the Fratellis celebrated his 42nd birthday. We played the bands 2006 UK no 9 Whistle for the choir.

Stephen Singleton is best known as saxophonist with the 1980s band ABC. He was 62 years old this week. We heard the band’s 1981 UK no 6 Poison arrow.

Bob from Harlow was our winner tonight, with Lisa Whymark as runner up. Thanks to everyone who took part.

Tom Jones – Another cup of coffee – Patrick requested Tom’s version of this Bob Dylan song.

Zac Williams & Dolly Parton – There was Jesus.

Chart this week in

No 1 Bee Gees – Night Fever – No 1 in 6 countries including USA & UK. Top 10 in 14 more countries.

No 6. Andrew Gold – Never let her slip away. Dave Gohl of the Foofighters said, “the most beautiful piece of music ever written…one of the most melodically sophisticated songs I have ever heard”.

No 9 Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street

Martyn Joseph – Still a lot of love around here – chosen in previous weeks by Revd.  Andy Smith as his favourite artist of all time. Check out the recording.

Jeremy Zucker – Comethru – chosen on a previous visit to the studio by next week’s guest Revd. Paul Carr from Emmanuel Billericay.

U2 – Yahweh – chosen early in the year by Brentwood school chaplain Revd.  Adrian McConnoughie as his favourite artists. Check out the recording.

Walk off the Earth – The way it is – my favourite 2021 release to date.

Chicago – Does anyone really know what time it is?

Join me next week when Revd. Paul Carr will be talking about his lockdown experience and hw the churches in Billericay are adjusting to the new situation in 2021.

Paul on a visit to the studio in 2019.


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