the P pod – 25 November

It’s another remotely recorded P pod this week.

We feature Shirley Leader, owner and manager of independent boutique clothes shop Velvet and Rose on Chapel Street. Find out why Shirley has turned her mannequins around to face inwards in her shop window.

Joff meets up with Jon Walker to find out the latest news in the Petersphere and Suzie goes walking at Langley.

This week’s music is from local band Mark Vennis and Different Place – that name sounds familiar! Their new album Fighting on All Fronts is out this Friday 27th November and we play House on the Corner of the Road from the album.

And Claire and Joff explain how you can leave a message of thanks or Christmas cheer from Friday in Shine Radio’s Messages of Comfort and Joy campaign.

Claire and Joff in pre-Covid times

the P pod – 18 November

Claire and Joff meet Gary Boxall of Petersfield Photographic. Jon Walker looks through the pages of this week’s Petersfield Post, Suzie Wilde walks with Abigail McKern and there’s local music from Marley Blandford.

Also, Covid-19 starts to affect life in the Lacey and Vennis households.

Once again, the programme is recorded remotely with Joff at home in Herne Farm and Claire in the wilds of Langrish, a social distance of at least 2 miles.

Claire and Joff in pre-Covid times

the P pod – 11 November

the P pod is Petersfield’s weekly show full of local personalities and human stories.

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey may be snug in their respective homes, but the P pod is very much out and about around the Petersphere once more.

Nick Rook-Blackstone at Wylds Farm

This week Claire speaks to Nick Rook-Blackstone from Wylds Farm in Liss Forest about how he plans to open up the popular Christmas Tree Farm this year and Joff catches up with the Petersfield Post’s Jon Walker after the Remembrance Service in town.

Suzie is Wilde Walking in Rooky Wood with all the colour of autumn and will continue to bring her Wilde Walks to Shine Radio and the P pod throughout this second lockdown.

This week’s local musician is Rhia T with her debut single I’m Done.  Rhia T has just turned 17 and used to go to The Petersfield School.  She currently attends the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford and I’m Done is her first official release.  Congrats!  

Next week we meet with Gary Boxall from Petersfield Photographic.

the P pod – 4 November

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey take a pre-lockdown look into The Dandy Cat.

They talk to owner Karina Swann about the stylish modern gentleman’s emporium.  Karina also mentions The Dandy Cat are in the midst of creating their own gin! Watch this space for more information, hopefully later this year.

Sarah Green from the Watoto Trust also visits the P pod to talk about the trust and their online Christmas Fair, which goes live this Saturday November 7th until November 30th.  With 47 stall holders go to  www.watototrust.org for more information.

Jon Walker brings the latest news from the Petersphere and Suzie goes a-Wilde Walking on Iping Common.  

Music this week comes from Laura Loh with her new single My Heart Knows Better.

the P pod – live from TheStudio@TPS

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey present a star-studded night of live entertainment direct from The Studio @ TPS to mark fifty editions of Petersfield’s podcast, the P pod.

Guests include actors Hugh Bonneville and Abigail McKern, Petersfield celebrity Michael Auger from Collabro and local country artists Ward Thomas play live.

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We’re direct from The Dandy Cat.

the P pod – 21 October 2020

Direct from Refill & Replensh in the Folly Market, Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey bring you Petersfield’s weekly show of local stories and personalities.

Laura Hayward explains how Refill & Replenish came about and how the business is operating during the Coronavirus pandemic.

We hear the story of the cancelled town firework event from Dave Bishop of Petersfield Round Table

Jon Walker looks through the pages of this week’s Petersfield Post.

And there’s music from local artist Sydney Dejorney.

All that plus Petersfield’s events guide and an update on how you can get tickets for our next P pod recording which will be our fiftieth edition of the show.

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Come along and see the P pod recorded live on stage. Tickets are free from https://thestudiotps.com/events/petersfields-shine-radio-presents-ppod-50/

the P pod – 14 October, 2020

Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey bring you the P pod from Hälsa Cosmetics, in Petersfield town centre, from where owner Elizabeth Greville explains what it’s like running a local retail business in the current circumstances.

Hälsa Cosmetics’ Elizabeth Greville, left, joined Joff and Claire on this week’s P pod

Jon Walker peeps through the pages of this week’s Petersfield Post, Suzie Wilde takes us on another Wilde Walk and local musician Megan Linford shares her latest song.

the P pod is Petersfield’s weekly showcase of local personalities, their stories and talents.

the P pod – 6 October, 2020

The P pod is your weekly magazine programme with the voices and stories of Petersfield people.

This week, presenters Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey – known to their producer collectively as Clacey – visit Hector’s Menswear, the new gent’s outfitters in Chapel Street. And Joff fancies himself as Are You Being Served‘s Mr Humphries …

Joe Bicknell welcomed Claire, Joff and a pair of cherry-red cords into Hector’s Menswear

They meet owner Joe Bicknell to discuss his venture into retail – although he has plenty of experience alongside him – having taken over the premises of the former Fraser’s shop, while Joff tries to find something classy to go with his trousers.

They also catch up again with photographer Michael Clement, who’s been engaging in some interesting lockdown projects while his commercial work has slowed. The Petersfield Post‘s Jon Walker also has his say on Joff’s trousers, while also advising you what’s in this week’s paper. Plus Suzie Wilde‘s latest Wilde Walk, there’s music from local lads Juno and even producer Dave Bowers gets on the mic to discuss ‘those’ trousers.

Photographer Michael Clement has engaged in some interesting projects during lockdown

This week’s podcast was recorded in Hector’s Menswear on the evening of Monday, 5 October and was produced and edited by Dave Bowers.

the P pod – 29 September, 2020

The P pod is your weekly magazine programme with the voices and stories of Petersfield people.

This week, presenters Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey invite themselves along to Annie Jones restaurant, in Lavant Street, which reopens on Wednesday, 30 September. There they meet the restaurant’s Caroline Pring and Paul Setford, and discuss the reopening, the closing and the changes enforced upon them.

A longer version of the interview will be posted on the website separately.

Annie Jones’ Caroline Pring and Paul Setford were held at gunpoint by the Loan Arranger and Vimto …

Clacey also chat with Shine Radio presenter Laura Sheppard, who talks about her upcoming arts show; the station’s co-founder, Dave Bowers, explains why Petersfield Community Radio has launched a crowdfunding appeal; there’s a Wilde Walk from Suzie Wilde; the Petersfield Post‘s Jon Walker flirts gratuitously with Joff; and there’s music from local singer-songwriter Vic Cracknell.

This week’s P pod was recorded on the evening of Monday, 28 September, and was produced and edited by Dave Bowers.

the P pod – 22 September, 2020

The P pod is your weekly magazine programme with the voices and stories of Petersfield people.

This week, presenters Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey visit the multi-faceted Meon Springs, in East Meon. Its website states it offers ‘fly fishing, glamping, self-storage, and corporate hospitality and team-building in the stunning Meon Valley’. To that you can now add podcast recording … the team thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Jamie and Als Butler, left, welcomed Joff and Claire to Meon Springs

‘Clacey’ spoke with the farm’s Als and Jamie Butler, and there’s music from Portsmouth-based Tash Hills, and a Wilde Walk from Suzie Wilde. The Petersfield Post‘s chief reporter, Jon Walker, dropped by and even joined in with an interview.

The P pod was recorded on Monday, 21 September, at Meon Springs, Whitewool Farm, and was ‘self-produced’ by Joff and Claire …as they’re only too keen to point out.

It was edited by Dave Bowers – who clearly had his work cut out.

the P pod – 15 September, 2020

The P pod is your weekly magazine programme with the voices and stories of Petersfield people.

This week, presenters Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey visit Stroud as the guests of Tori Thompson-Bland and her 16-year-old daughter, Imogen, who recently won the Petplan Equine Prelim Under-21 Festival championship, in dressage.

Tori and Imogen Thompson-Bland hosted the P pod and welcomed Claire … Joff went too!

They also welcome Shine Radio presenter Kate Fairweather, local musician Oliver Tides and the George Clooney of the Petersfield Post, Jon Walker, who continues his ongoing bromance with Joff.

The show was recorded on Monday, 14 September and was produced by Lucy Davies – it was her first time … didn’t she do well!

the return of the P pod – 8 September, 2020

Yes, it’s back. Back again … your favourite podcast that starts its name with two Ps. 

The P pod is your weekly magazine programme with the voices and stories of Petersfield people.

Fifi Crowley, centre, joined Claire and Joff (and that genuinely is his tan!)

And, after their summer break, presenters Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey pay a return visit to Gallery No 30, on the High Street, to meet owner Fifi Crowley, who has an announcement that will delight all the town’s traders.

They’re also joined by musicians Calum Hornby and Will Reigate; artist Jan Welsman, who’s currently exhibiting at Gallery No 30; Shine Radio’s own Suzie Wilde, who will be previewing her new show, Talking Books; Michelle Bicknell, owner of Hector’s, the new men’s outfitters on Chapel Street; and the ever-popular Jon Walker returns with a sneak preview of this week’s Petersfield Post.

All that plus chat, laughter and much more.

Artist Jan Welsman joined Petersfield’s ‘first couple’ at Gallery No 30

This week’s P pod was recorded on the evening of Monday, 7 September, “in front of a live studio audience” at Gallery No 30. It was produced and edited by Dave Bowers and Harrison RB, who were ably assisted by Lucy Davies.

Will Reigate, far right, and Calum Hornby provided the musical accompaniment
Shine Radio’s favourite author, Suzie Wilde, popped in to talk about her new show, Talking Books

the P pod – 28 July, 2020

The P pod is your weekly magazine programme with the voices and stories of Petersfield people.

This week, presenters Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey have some major revelations: plus you’ll hear from Collabro’s Michael Auger on his group’s success since Britain’s Got Talent and why he’s chosen to join the volunteer team at Petersfield Community Radio; and Tattoo Lounge owner Geoff Richardson explains how lockdown couldn’t have come at a worse time for his business – but things are looking up.

Collabro’s Michael Auger, right, joined the team, while a self-conscious Joff held in his stomach

Our youngest correspondent, 13-year-old Nina Vennis, reports from the Petersfield Sewing Bee; Suzie Wilde has a Shakespearean swim; Noni Needs tells you what to do with your courgettes; Money-Moment Martin has an, er, Money Moment; Helen Adams urges you to love yourself; Richard Marks heralds some bright weather; and regular visitor Jon Walker, from the Petersfield Post, drops by once more. It’s a full bag this week …

The P pod is taking a summer break but will return in September. Something even more exciting will take its place for the next few weeks, but you’ll have to listen to Joff and Claire to discover what …

‘Gentle’ Geoff Richardson hosted the P pod at the Tattoo Lounge, while Joff hid from needles …

This week’s P pod was recorded at the Tattoo Lounge, in Lavant Street, on Monday, 27 July, and was produced and edited by Dave ‘I don’t do vegetables’ Bowers, who was ably assisted by Lucy Davies.   

the P pod – 21 July, 2020

The P pod is your weekly magazine programme with the voices and stories of Petersfield people.

This week, presenters Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey – plus producer Dave, who has far too much to say for himself – visit One Tree Books, where they speak with owner Tim O’Kelly. There’s music from former Churcher’s College pupil Alec Murray, suggestions on what to do with a cauliflower … and plenty of laughs too.

Tim O’Kelly, right, invited Claire and Joff into One Tree Books … he was heard to mutter “never again!”

There are also your regular features from Suzie Wilde, Noni Needs, Richard Marks, Helen Adams, Martin Bamford and Alan Cosh, plus regular guest Jon Walker, from the Petersfield Post.

The P pod was recorded at One Tree Books on the evening of Monday, 20 July. It was produced and edited by Dave ‘Far Too Much To Say For Himself’ Bowers, who was ably assisted by Lucy Davies.

the P pod – 14 July, 2020

The P pod is your weekly magazine programme with the voices and stories of Petersfield people.

As things begin to return to a vague form of normality in our town, there’s even more to discuss, and presenters Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey headed to the new home of the King’s Arms – the former premises of Michelin-starred restaurant JSW – to bring you a smorgasbord of delights from across the Petersphere.

Harry Marden, centre, serenaded P pod presenters Joff Lacey and Claire Vennis

John Callaghan, one of the founders of the King’s Arms, talks about its 20th anniversary and how it’s a “dream” to be moving into the new home. Young musician Harry Marden plays you two of his songs; Gallery No 30‘s Fifi Crowley explains how the business has coped during lockdown; Petersfield Museum‘s Lauren Wayland talks books and Flora Twort; and Ulrike Jager tells you how our twin town of Warendorf, in Germany, managed the pandemic.

John Callaghan, left, once gave Joff a detention in RE (allegedly!)

Plus there are our regular contributors Suzie Wilde – this week walking with fellow Petersfield Community Radio volunteer John Welsman; Martin Bamford; Helen Adams; Noni Needs – with another recipe exchange; and the Petersfield Post‘s chief reporter, Jon Walker, drops by unannounced … again.

This week Claire and Joff were assisted by contributions from Alan Cosh and John Welsman, The show, which was recorded in the courtyard at the King’s Arms on Monday 13 July, was produced and edited by Dave Bowers, who was ably assisted by Lucy Davies.

the P pod – 7 July 2020 from The Old Drum

The P pod is your weekly magazine programme with the voices and stories of Petersfield people.

After 15 weeks indoors, Joff Lacey and the newly coiffured Claire Vennis are finally out and about in the Petersphere. The 39th edition of the P pod comes to you from the sun-kissed garden of The Old Drum on Chapel Street.

This week Claire and Joff celebrate their freedom by talking travel and holidays with Meon Valley Travel’s Nicki Lahiri.

Nicki Lahiri speaks to Joff

Dean Lowe, manager of The Old Drum explains how they coped during lockdown and what their plans are now their doors are open. And Joff speaks to the Petersfield Post’s chief reporter Jon Walker about the biggest talking point in the town at the moment – street restrictions and parking.

Dean from The Old Drum talks to Claire and Joff
Jon Walker and Joff Lacey

We also have another chief – Good Morning Britain’s chief correspondent Richard Gaisford in conversation with young reporter Nina Vennis.

Noni Needs receives a surprise doorstep visitor, Suzie Wilde takes some time out to reflect on a Wilde Walk, Alan Cosh has hints and tips to save you dosh, as well as a Mindful Moment with Helen Adams, a money moment with Martin Bamford and the history of the Corn Exchange is revealed by Ryan Watts from Petersfield Museum.

If you’re a business anywhere around the Petersphere and would like to host a Monday evening recording of the P pod please do email us – team@petersfieldradio.uk.

This weeks edition of the P pod was produced and edited by Stephen Martin, with vocal coaching provided by Sarah Martin. Pictures by Lucy Davies

The P pod – 30 June 2020

Our flagship weekly magazine show presents the best of Petersfield with the fragrant Claire Vennis and the sturdy and genial Joff Lacey.

OK, this was last week … but Joff was just as sturdy

This week, you can hear from Chris Ricketts, a music teacher at The Petersfield School, who chats to our duo about the virtual summer music festival taking place this Friday.

What’s more, completely free of charge and with no obligation, you’ll also hear from walker Suzie Wilde; wild Jon Walker; cash expert Martin Bamford; cash saver Alan Cosh; the Petersfield Museum’s Lauren Wayland; Helen Adams encourages you to stretch; Butser Ancient Farm director Maureen Page chats with Nina Vennis; Noni Needs meets with James Fairweather for a BBQ-special Recipe Exchange; and Richard Marks has some bad news about the weather.

Oh, and Joff goes in search of sympathy and compliments …

This week’s P pod was recorded on Monday, 29, June, in Joff’s garden on the Herne Farm estate and was edited by Stephen Martin in a blur of talented finger movements.

the P pod – 23 June 2020

Petersfield’s news, views and personalities with Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey – this week, from the comfort of the big man’s garden.

Claire Vennis & Joff Lacey are two metres apart

This week

Claire & Joff are joined by Elisha Mason from Petersfield Museum to talk about a local competition you can enter – and how much do you know about one of our town’s most iconic images, the statue of King William III in the Square?

Jon Walker is back to give us a taste of what’s in-store from this week’s edition of the Petersfield Post.

Noni Needs brings you the latest Recipe Exchange, in which you can learn how to make a fast and tasty pesto.

Plus

Regular favourites including another of Suzie Wilde’s Wilde Walks, Martin Bamford’s Money Moment, Petersfield’s most in-depth weather forecast from local meteorologist Richard Marks, Helen Adams with another Mindful Moment and more money-saving tips from Petersfield Community Radio’s Alan Cosh in Cosh Saves You Dosh.