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Marissa Laycock looks at aspects of life in a small city, focussing on St Albans. The area, the attractions, and the people. Bought to you by Radio Verulam and The St Albans Review.

Marissa Laycock looks at aspects of life in a small city, focussing on St Albans. The area, the attractions, and the people. Bought to you by Radio Verulam and The St Albans Review.
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United Kingdom

Description:

Marissa Laycock looks at aspects of life in a small city, focussing on St Albans. The area, the attractions, and the people. Bought to you by Radio Verulam and The St Albans Review.

Language:

English

Contact:

01727 839926


Episodes

A Wander Around Waddesdon Manor

12/10/2019
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When I arrived at Waddesdon Manor I almost felt as if I’d been transported to France! The architecture is distinctly European. Inside it is breathtakingly opulent and reminiscent of Versailles in places. We’re so lucky to have a place like this to explore! The Rothschild family were and still are such enthusiastic collectors and how [...]

Duration:00:06:24

Forest bathing in Heartwood

11/25/2019
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I love to meander in a forest like Heartwood, to stop and stare, to escape, partly because I never really had the opportunity to do so in my younger days. City parks were more a brief respite in my lunch hour from London’s busy streets where I could just “be” within a natural space. I [...]

Duration:00:03:19

History of Board Games

11/13/2019
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I think so many people have fond memories of playing board games as a child. This exhibition was chronologically and clearly presented. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Some of those early board games made me feel hugely nostalgic and it was wonderful to see how excited my husband became when he spotted the ZX Spectrum. I [...]

Duration:00:05:13

St Albans Organ Museum

9/14/2019
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I like to think that I have been exposed to many people and places growing up in London, but this was truly extraordinary. I’d simply never seen anything like it! I’ll never forget all of these grand musical instruments from huge fairground organs to delicate Swiss music boxes hidden away in a warehouse on a [...]

Duration:00:07:29

St Michaels and All Angels Church, Waterford

9/14/2019
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I’d never come across a church like this before. It was inspiring and had a truly aesthetic ambience. Despite its small scale it celebrated the Arts and Crafts movement perfectly. The swirling colours within the stained glass were beautifully complex and interacted well with the rich mosaics shimmering in the evening light. Even though it [...]

Duration:00:03:14

Shaw’s Corner

8/19/2019
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Having been a student of literature, visiting this National Trust property was a very special experience. Shaw retreated here in his later years and his rotating writer’s hut just amazed me. I imagined him sitting there ‘in the zone’ writing and typing up all of those plays and essays in such a small Spartan space. [...]

Duration:00:03:41

Bowling and glitz

8/18/2019
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I was amazed by how popular this column was with my readers. It seems that people from all walks of life love to go bowling! I enjoyed sharing how a simple and relaxing evening, how an innocent and simple pastime can really bring a couple together without the pressure of trying to impress and spending [...]

Duration:00:03:52

A stroll around Heartwood Forest

8/12/2019
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I love to learn new things and even though we all feel strongly about environmental issues, we don’t actually know the ins and outs of the subject. So I saw this talk as an opportunity to learn more about carbon emissions and farming in relation to climate change. Walking around the forest with a group [...]

Duration:00:05:28