Director diaries: Hamlet, its staging and its original music

Musical director and composer David Barton joins Artistic Director Jake Smith to discuss the staging of Hamlet at this year’s Petersfield Shakespeare Festival and its music.

Listen to the end for a sneaky peak at David Barton’s original musical score.

David and Jake are talking to Petersfield Community Radio’s Holly Stevens.

Producer: Holly Stevens

Wilde Walk: Old Winchester Hill

Every week, local author Suzie Wilde suggests a walk you can enjoy in or around Petersfield.

Today Suzie seeks a cooling breeze on one of Hampshire’s highest vantage points.

Suzie Wilde and Raine on Old Winchester Hill
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Where is Old Winchester Hill?

South West of East Meon, on the road between Clanfield and Warnford.

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You can go Wilde too

If you would like to share your thoughts on this walk or suggest a Wilde Walk for Suzie to try then please get in touch at or by phone 01730 887399.

Petersfield weather with Richard Marks

Petersfield’s most detailed weather forecast.

Local meteorologist Richard Marks consults his unique archive of Petersfield weather observations to compare the town’s current conditions with those of the past.

Last week he measured significant rainfall and now he predicts some hot and humid days ahead.

Money Moment with Martin Bamford

With support from Informed Choice independent financial planners in Petersfield, the Money Moment keeps you in touch with financial stories that could affect your life and your family’s future.

Everything’s falling in this week’s money news:

Why your water bill should come down, how fast are property prices falling and who’s leading the global slump in economic confidence?

Plus – are you guilty of consumer fraud?

Martin Bamford

Whether you have personal investments or simply want to keep control of the daily cost of living, Chartered Financial Planner Martin Bamford brings you a handy round-up of the latest money news to help inform the way you manage your money.

Learn more about Martin Bamford at