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Topics pertaining to the local St Albans community, including Faith, nature and family.,

Topics pertaining to the local St Albans community, including Faith, nature and family.,

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Topics pertaining to the local St Albans community, including Faith, nature and family.,

Language:

English


Episodes

Easter Reflection

4/4/2021
Canon Tim Bull, the Director of Ministry for St Albans, presents an Easter reflection

Duration:00:03:14

Composer, pianist and painter

4/3/2021
In the first of his short series for Local Life on jazz greats, local music man David Ireson looks at the life and music of George Gershwin - from Tin Pan Alley and Broadway to Hollywood.

Duration:00:16:34

Masks, music, dance, video and more

4/3/2021
This podcast - in the series looking at theatre activities in and around St Albans - focuses on Trestle Arts Base and Trestle Theatre Company (now in its 40th year, with a celebratory exhibition due to open at St Albans Museum+Gallery on 17 May). Creative Director Helen Barnett explains the history of the company and [...]

Duration:00:18:27

Abbey Theatre

3/29/2021
Abbey Theatre Manager Tina Swain and Production Executive Karen Thomas tell Local Life how the theatre and The Company of Ten have coped with the past year's lockdowns, how they adapted through live streaming, recording and hybrid performances, and what the plans are for the anticipated re-opening from 18 May. Also how how they produced [...]

Duration:00:16:34

Lent 2021 Week 3

3/13/2021
Rev Caroline Keighley the Vicar of St Mark's Colney Heath presents a reflection for the 3rd week of Lent.

Duration:00:02:04

Gershwin – the man and his music

3/8/2021
Local music maker and performer David Ireson introduces George Gershwin, one of the giants of 20th Century music.

Duration:00:16:40

Feed the birds

3/8/2021
Local nature correspondent Rupert Evershed encourages those of us with an outside space to feed the birds - not just in winter months but all year round.

Duration:00:04:02

RV Reflection by Rev Richard Watson

3/3/2021
As part of our seasonal reflections Rev Richard Watson the Vicar of St Saviour's Sandpit Lane presented a reflection on the second week of Lent.

Duration:00:02:55

Lent Reflections 2021

2/23/2021
The Radio Verulam Lent Reflections have returned for 2021. Listen on the radio every Sunday at 9.45am and Wednesday at 7.45am. Week 1 features Peter Crumpler from St Paul's Church on the Hatfield Rd. Coming up we we'll welcome Richard Watson, Caroline Keightley, Kirsty Wainwright, Tim Bull and Kim Quak-Winslow.

Duration:00:02:38

Helping the over-60s

2/16/2021
The pandemic has not been kind to those living on limited income, at whatever age. But for those over 60, a single unexpected event can push you to the edge. Kate Newton, Grants Manager at St Albans Old People's Trust, explains how the Trust can help individuals in need - and has done so to [...]

Duration:00:14:32

Any unwanted laptops?

2/5/2021
Don't leave those old laptops (or tablets, smartphones etc) just gathering dust. They can be put to great use by Computer Friendly, a local charity now refurbishing unwanted devices and getting them into the hands of local kids who don't have their own means of connecting with their online home schooling. Guaranteed protection for your [...]

Duration:00:12:19

The High Street Life – Independent Wellness & Beauty

1/29/2021
The High Street Life podcast is presented by Roma Bhowmick and Leona Fensome and is a six-part series looking at life as an independent retailer on the St Albans High Street.

Duration:00:56:22

Helping local groups during Covid

1/19/2021
Helen Gray, CEO of Hertfordshire Communities Foundation, reports on the huge pressure on local charities/voluntary groups and the people they serve. Thanks to the Foundation's long history of fund raising, it has been able to assist many that were struggling to cope - and in some cases survive - during the pandemic.

Duration:00:19:01

100 birds and counting….

1/4/2021
Nature correspondent Rupert Evershed records sighting of his 100th bird in this area - the yellow browed warbler.

Duration:00:04:09

Patience brings its own reward

12/31/2020
Nature correspondent Rupert Evershed encourages us to be patient and let nature take its course.

Duration:00:04:18

When does autumn begin?

12/28/2020
As we headed from 'free-to-roam' summer 2020 into the second lockdown, nature correspondent Rupert Evershed asked when autumn really begins.

Duration:00:03:48

Covid and the way we look at nature

12/27/2020
With more people taking country walks during the pandemic, a nationwide survey shows, not surprisingly, that interest in wildlife has increased significantly.

Duration:00:04:08

In nature, variety really is the spice of life

12/23/2020
Nature correspondent Rupert Evershed describes the wide variety of creatures, sounds and images that nature offers us in the summer months.

Duration:00:04:25

Master of the skies

12/21/2020
A look back to the summer months when the Swift, master of the skies and unrivalled in its dexterity but with a song that sounds like a scream, drew the attention of nature correspondent Rupert Evershed.

Duration:00:04:47

Advent Reflections – Week 4 Peter Crumpler : Love

12/20/2020
Rev Peter Crumpler from St Paul's Church St Albans shares an advent reflection on the theme of love.

Duration:00:03:07