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Laura chats to Sam Parnell about his life as an assistant film director, and Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey have a chat with various key members of Petersfield Orchestra. Alison Glasspool also attends a classical music concert and chats to ‘cellist Mikhail Lezdkan and pianist Bela Hartmann – and we also hear an excerpt of them playing together.
Laura spends time with some of the performers of Petersfield Theatre Group’s production of The Addams Family, and Geoffrey Hotson chats about his new book about his life growing up in Clanfield.
In this National Tree Week, Robin Hart explains how the Metasequoia glyptostroboides came to Britain and where to see it in Petersfield.
Our local Age Concern fundraising cyclist Nicky has arrived in Vietnam and here’s her first amazing update from the other side of the world.
Local residents and passers-by will have seen the festive – and seasonal – decorations that feature outside a house in Petersfield’s Station Road. We hear about the people behind the decor.
For this National Tree Week, Robin Hart explains the long history of The Ginkgo biloba or Maidenhair Tree, just one of many notable species that can be seen in Petersfield.
Hear some of the best bits of our live coverage from The Square with presenters Kieran Cheeseman and Tod Apps interviewing many of the people involved and watching.
Little visitors are back in Petersfield for the festive season – the Elf on the Shelf is back in town with his many friends hiding in shop windows and displays. Can you find them all?
Local Age Concern sponsored cycle challenge from Vietnam to Cambodia – Linking up Against Loneliness
Age Concern Petersfield needs your help – a local volunteer is heading off to cycle from Cambodia to Vietnam to raise the issue of loneliness and the appeal for more volunteers.
Laura Sheppard popped along to a rehearsal of The Addams Family, which is a musical based on the well-known TV show about a quirky, gloom-obsessed clan that has lived by its own unique values for hundreds of years. The show which has been re-scheduled twice due to Covid is being staged by Petersfield Theatre Group until 26 November. Laura managed to have a chat with a couple of the actors in a break.
Sam Parnell, who worked on such films as The Favourite with Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Mark Gatiss, will be at a Question and Answer session at East Meon Cinema. He assistant directed The Phantom of the Open with Mark Rylance and he will be doing a curtain raiser interview when the film is screened on Friday 25th November.
Suzie had walked at Longmoor but the garden’s leaves call
You and hundreds of other Petersfield residents can get discounted fruit trees this December – hear more about the PeCAN initiative.
Rev Alison Waterhouse shares her experiences with refugees in Samos, Greece. It’s the 24th November 2022 and at St Peter’s Church in Petersfield today, we will remember the 32 people who drowned in the Channel one year ago.
This week the P pod comes from the Petersfield Used Car Centre in Stroud. Joff and Suzie find out what goes on at this busy car centre from the friendly sales team.
The P pod this week also features a new Wilde Walk and local music.
Our guest this month is Nigel Richardson, author of The Accidental Detectorist: Uncovering an Underground Obsession.
Petersfield will have an energy-saving Christmas as far as its festive lights are concerned. Hear from Vernon Peake from the company responsible for installing Petersfield’s Christmas decorations.
Andy Baker and Reece Payne are old friends from school, but now Andy is cycling 400kms in one day to help raise funds for an alternative cancer treatment for Reece. Hear from them both hear as they chat to Laura Sheppard.
Shirley Leader of Velvet & Rose was invited to Buckingham Palace as a small business owner to meet King Charles. Hear what happened on the day and, crucially, what she wore!