The Arts Programme



The Arts Programme – 68

Katrina O’Neill speaks to Rob about her Stitching Time sewing classes, and Jess Matthems (Sparkle Soul Creations) offers a review read more

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The Arts Programme – 67

Conversation and chat with Claire and Rob who are joined this week by Julie Gowers from the Brentwood Writers’ Centre. read more



The Arts Programme – 66

Local film critic Mark Searby talks Oscars to Claire and Rob this week. Rosalind Green, Director of the Essex Book read more



The Arts Programme – 65

Tom King joins on the phone to tell us about his writing career and the extended edition of his Estuary read more



The Arts Programme – 64

Claire Mackaness from Beautiful Things HQ is the guest this week talking about the craft activities they offer from their read more



The Arts Programme – 63

It’s Easter Sunday! Amongst their usual rabbiting, Claire and Rob find time to be joined this week by Jill Busby read more



The Arts Programme – 62

The clocks have gone forward and our listeners and followers have supplied a Playlist on the theme of Time. Ian read more



The Arts Programme – 61

Essex based Nigerian Author Abi Daré joins Claire and Rob to reflect back on her year. Her debut novel The read more



The Arts Programme – 60 – Mothers and the Arts

As the show falls on Mother’s Day, Claire and Rob use this episode as an opportunity to look at how read more



The Arts Programme – 59 – International Women’s Day

Claire and Rob prepare for International Women’s Day by celebrating various female artists. Local poet Joy M Louisa joins our read more



The Arts Programme – 58 – Careers

As a lead in to National Careers Week there are interviews with stage lighting expert Skip Mort and Music Therapist read more



The Arts Programme – 57 – LGBT+ History Month

It’s LGBT+ History Month. Claire and Rob look at some of the key contributions of LGBT artists over history. They read more



The Arts Programme – 56 – Love and Art

It’s Valentine’s Day so Claire and Rob look at the relationship between love and art. Joining them to help is read more



The Arts Programme – 55 – Happy Birthday Charles Dickens!

This week Claire and Rob celebrate the Birthday (7th February) of author Charles Dickens. Founder of Dickens Theatre Company, Ryan read more



The Arts Programme 54 – Identity

This week we are looking at the relationship between Art and Identity. Helping discuss this is alt-soul Songstress Aruba Red. read more



The Arts Programme – Robert Burns Special

This week’s programme celebrates the life and works of poetry icon Robert Burns. There’s also music from various Scottish artists. read more



The Arts Programme 52

Why are we so attracted to Thrillers? Helping Rob & Claire answer that question is novelist and screenwriter Max Kinnings. read more



The Arts Programme – David Bowie Special

David Bowie sadly passed away on January 10th 2016. Five years on and The Arts Programme pays its special tribute. read more



The Arts Programme – 50

The first show of the new year has Essex born children’s author Lisa Thompson as our phone in guest. Lisa read more



The Arts Programme 49 – End of the Year Show

Claire and Rob look back on their arts highlights during 2020 and play some of their favourite tracks from the read more

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