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As many lockdown restrictions end, Alan Cosh catches-up with life at Petersfield's open air swimming pool. He speaks to duty manager Kieran Page, a number of swimmers and divers who are enjoying the water and chairperson Linda Knutsen who has steered the pool through...
Suzie and Raine escape the heat and do the river walk beginning opposite Durleighmarsh farm shop, passing through fields of barley but not rye (broad beans actually) through Sky Park deer farm and over the bridge back to the car. Yes, there was swimming.
Meon Valley Travel is the P pod recording venue this week. James and Karen Beagrie give us the scoop on what’s hot and what’s not for holidays this year.
Young Petersfield racing driver Seb Hopkins impresses on the track and local composer Damian Montagu finds inspiration in the South Downs.
With news from Jon Walker, a Wilde Walk with Suzie at the magical Wylds Farm and a classical end to the show for the summer.
It’s opening night tonight! Laura Sheppard had a chat with some of the actors from Petersfield Shakespeare Festival’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream up at Wylds Christmas Tree Farm.
A Petersfield man is under arrest after an armed Police operation on Station Road. Hear from an eyewitness.
We’re joined this month by Katie Marsh, whose latest book Unbreak Your Heart was our top selling book last month. She’s a Petersfield author whose books sell all over the world. After a ten year career in the NHS she left to take up writing full time.
Suzie and Raine visit Wyld’s Farm, where PSF are staging Midsummer Night’s Dream next week. It’s a magical space, where the audience will join the wedding party to walk through wildflower meadows and then sit beneath a giant oak tree to watch what unfolds … There’s more information from Lucy Hollis and Clare Glancy, long term organisers of course. Website is petersfieldshakespearefestival.co.uk
It’s a very special edition of The Ticket.
Noni Needs chats to local composer and musican, Damian Montagu, and it’s fascinating to hear how Damian got his big break arranging David Bowie, how he picked up a major commission by offering too much choice, and how he accidentally produced his first album. Interspersed with some truly beautiful music, which captures the essence of living in the South Downs, it’s a wonderful listen.
The Barn Emporium hosts the P pod this week. Joff and Claire discover this fabulous new space for local artisans, crafters and traders.
There’s also an update on the Festival Hall renovations and a taste of the good life at the Petersfield Community Garden.
With news from Jon Walker, an early Wilde Walk from Suzie and another cracking tune from local singer/songwriter Tash Hills.
Social Media stars, the Lido Ladies, cause a stir – and a few waves – at Petersfield’s Open Air Pool
Alan Cosh casts his architect's eye over a handsome landmark on Petersfield High Street. Learn about the history of Winton House and hear from the chair of Winton House Centre, Charles Bevan. Credit: https://flickr.com/photos/tiggersnapper/ Used under CC...
Produce from Petersfield Market to make a delicious quick and easy pasta dish.
It’s the favourite walk at Durford – but with a difference. Suzie catches the Dawn Chorus ( a bit) because she’s there so early with the dogs. You can hear why – and what is stickmanship – after the great storm.
People who live in Clanfield are being asked to help prioritise the district council services they receive
Due to circumstances beyond our control we’re remotely recording the P pod this week, but don’t worry we’ve still got a packed programme for you!
We hear from Rowan Roberts, the Apiary and Swarm Manager at Petersfield’s Beekeepers Association, director John-Paul McCrohon takes Jane Austin to the Half Moon pub in Sheet and 2 glamorous social media stars make a splash at the Open Air Pool.