Music-mad Michael puts his role in focus

Petersfield Community Radio volunteer Michael Clement, pictured, is a renowned portrait photographer, who, has worked with Angelina Jolie, Adele, Chrissie Hynde and Jeff Goldblum … and he was also persuaded to come along to Sew Creative, to record visually a recording of the P pod.

We also thought he’d make a very interesting interviewee – and we weren’t wrong.

You can see more of his work at

Sew Creative provides material benefits

Claire Vennis, far left, spoke with Sew Creative’s Steven (at rear) and Jo Watts, second from left, and customers (from left to right) Janice McNeill, Wendy Beardall and Ben Pope

Jo and Steven Watts very kindly invited us along to their shop, Sew Creative, in Lavant Street, to record an episode of the P pod.

Here you can discover how their colourful store has become part of the fabric of the community, with additional contributions from three of their loyal customers: Wendy Beardall, Janice McNeill and Ben Pope.

And, if you’re wondering about the clicking in the background, that’s local photographer Michael Clement recording the event for posterity. However, the picture shown here was taken by Joff Lacey, on his phone, which explains a lot …

the P pod – 28 January, 2020

The crafty team comes to you this week from Sew Creative, in Lavant Street, a real community hub for those with a creative bent …

Petersfield’s weekly news, views and interviews led by Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

Joff and Claire speak with Sew Creative owners Jo and Steven Watts, and Petersfield-based international portrait photographer Michael Clement.

There are also contributions from the P pod regulars Martin Bamford, Dave Bowers, Richard Marks, James Robbins, Jon Walker, and Suzie Wilde.

Recorded at Sew Creative on Monday, 27 January, 2020.

Next week we’re recording the P pod at the Petersfield Bookshop, where we’ll be finding out if the orders are still coming in after THAT tweet. To contact the P pod, call Petersfield 01730 555 500 or email

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