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This time Wilhelmena and Sacha talk about Timelines and Deadlines. %0 years until… 12 years until…
There’s a lot to celebrate in this month’s Growing Together AND Ann-Marie tells us more about her Hampshire-inspired garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with Gaze Burvill, Arthur Parkinson and Sarah Raven. Very exciting!
There’s lots going on in the Petersphere again. Have a listen to what’s coming up in the theatre, inside and open air, school music, and the Winchester Hat Fair.
Organisers are celebrating the successful return of a charity walk for peace. The event returned to Petersfield this weekend. Around sixty people, including charity leaders, councillors and Damian Hinds MP took part in the five kilometre fundraiser.
If you go down to the woods today … Suzie and the dogs hear something creepy in Durford Wood. Is it her imagination, listening to a Dennis Wheatley audiobook all week, or is it a real creature? You can find out about this and other horrors; the long jump world record from 1968 and share the first blackberries on Suzie’s birthday.
Pub owners in Steep are having to deal with three uninvited guests after an unknown individual dumped chickens in a field. The clucking birds were left at The Harrow Inn in Steep.
Meet Drake, who has represented his country in the “gun dog Olympics”, with top scores two years in a row. Hear him demonstrate his retrieval skills on whistle commands from his handler.
How does Drake stay focused on the job and in touch with over distance, in noisy conditions? Owner and professional gun dog trainer Jason Mayhew explains in this month’s Dogs with Jobs.
This week we’ve made a bee-line to the Petersfield Beekeepers Association and with our bee PPE on we get up close and personal with the little furry, stripy friends as well as speak to beekeeping experts Rowan Roberts, David Parkinson and Debbie Barnes.
It’s a sunny morning at last and Suzie and Raine revisit the Hangers, which is looking very different from their last muddy visit in early spring. Her attempt to use coarse grass to make an eldrich shriek luckily ends in failure. Finally Suzie ends at the Poet’s Stone and she describes the view for those who struggle to climb that far.
It’s a nautical P pod this week as Claire and Joff take to the waves (well, almost) in Gosport Harbour.
With Alan Cosh at the helm there’s history of Petersfield sailing and an update of Shine Radio from Stephen Martin.
Also features a special anniversary at the Sheet Flower Show, news, Wilde Walk and local music.
Jo Watts from Sew Creative has run the Petersfield Sewing Bee for the last seven years, since the shop opened. Today is the day for the 2021 finals. She chats to Laura Sheppard about this year’s class of 2021.
Local fisherman, Wayne Bridger, talks to Laura Sheppard about his new projects, Angling in Mind and Music in Mind, to help people cope with mental health problems.
Sheet village could become a permanent home for rural theatre That’s the aim of local impressario Greg Mosse who is staging a play in Sheet Village Hall.
As the day of the 100th Steep Flower Show draws near, chair Judy Thompson speaks to Shine Radio’s Claire Vennis about this special centenary show.
The Steep Flower Show takes place on Saturday 28th August from 2pm at Bedales.
For further information visit www.steepvillage.com
Mandy P meets the stars of Sheet Summer Music Festival and you can hear some of their performances recorded live at The Queen’s Head on Saturday 14th August.
As a detailed crop circle appears West of Petersfield we turn to local crop circle expert Lucy Pringle in an attempt to explain its origins.
The Wildes visit Liss for a walk along the old military railway as far as the Longmoor ranges and back for coffee and flapjack in the Turtle Cafe. Dogs (even wet ones) very welcome. And by amazing coincidence, Suzie meets Nigel Farndale, who is the guest author on this month’s Talking Books!
It’s a music festival special this week in the P pod, recorded live at the Queens Head pub in Sheet.
Meet co-owner of the pub Jonathan Berry, organiser of the music fest Mark Vennis and Local Music Showcase presenter Mandy P.
With news from John Walker, a Wilde Walk from Suzie and a live track from the festival.