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 https://icfp.co.uk/team/martin-bamford/

Wilde Walk: Durford Heath

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

This week Suzie uses a walk in Durford Heath to help get over Wimbledon.

Raine’s there too, and we discover the family connection between Raine, Teddy and Maude.

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 team@petersfieldradio.uk or by phone 01730 887399.

Dawn & Rob’s Bod Pod – fitness, health and wellbeing

Bod Pod is our regular series of discussions about fitness, health and wellbeing.

Dawn Clare and local personal trainer Rob Carr discuss how we can all live better, healthier and fitter lives.

This time, how to enjoy your holiday while still staying healthy, and how to manage the temptation of the all-inclusive buffet.

Programme 2 in the series.

Personal trainer Rob Carr

Bod Pod is our neat contraction of Body Podcast, just in case you were wondering.

Director diaries: Becky with musical director, Ed Court

Today in rehearsals for the Petersfield Shakespeare Festival, director Becky Hope-Palmer and composer/musical director Edward Court sit down to discuss music and it’s place in Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’, revealing the musicians and instruments soon to appear onstage.

‘The Comedy of Errors’ opens on 17 July at the Petersfield Shakespeare Festival.

Producer: Holly Stevens

Summer play schemes

If you’re looking for activities for children during the long Summer holiday, Janie Millerchip from East Hampshire District Council has schemes for kids aged 4 to 15.

As Janie explained to Petersfield Community Radio’s Stephen Martin. there are play sessions that run from 2 to 5 hours long covering everything from bug hunts to yoga and cookery to pirate games.

Are there pirate games? Yes there arrr.

The Get Activ8ed programme includes sports activities at the Taro Centre, in Buriton, Clanfield and at Petersfield Rugby Club.

This year, a new scheme called RAPP+ introduces all-day events at various locations close to Petersfield.

Janie Millerchip of EHDC knows how to have fun

Promotional video by EHDC

RAPP and Get Activ8d from East Hampshire District Council on Vimeo.

Useful links

RAPP programme for 4 – 11 year olds

Get Activ8ed summer programme for children aged 7 – 14 years

RAPP+ summer programme for 8 – 15 year olds

Director diaries: first thoughts after a world premiere in Petersfield

Abyss by Laura Turner received its world premiere at the Petersfield Shakespeare Festival on Friday 12 July 2019.

After the performance and questions from the audience, the show’s director, playwright and actor shared their reactions for Petersfield Community Radio.

Hear director Jake Smith, playwright Laura Turner and the sole performer, Laura Peterson in frank and open conversation immediately after the show.

Ophelia Drowning by Sir John Everett Millais
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N01506

The play is inspired by the painting ‘Ophelia Drowning’ by John Everett Millais and it tells the story of a young woman struggling with grief.

Producer: Stephen Martin

Dawn & Rob’s Bod Pod – fitness, health and wellbeing

Brand new from Petersfield Community Radio, Bod Pod is a regular series of discussions about fitness, health and wellbeing.

Dawn Clare and local personal trainer Rob Carr discuss how we can all live better, healthier and fitter lives. This time, Dawn and Rob look ahead to summer holidays.

Personal trainer Rob Carr

Bod Pod is our neat contraction of Body Podcast, just in case you were wondering.

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.

Among other stories this week, risks in the economy around Brexit, why you should find it easier to charge an electric car in Petersfield and the retirees who are going back to work.

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 https://icfp.co.uk/team/martin-bamford/

Director diaries: Becky and Jake discuss rehearsals

Directors Becky Hope-Palmer and Jake Smith discuss ongoing rehearsals for the fast approaching performances of ‘The Comedy of Errors’ and ‘Abyss’ at this year’s Shakespeare Festival. 

Today they look at the introduction of Movement Directors into rehearsals and the enhancement of characterisation this produces, as well as the areas of rehearsal that have proved a struggle.

Producer: Holly Stevens

Wilde Walk on water: to Cowes for lunch

Skipper: Suzie on board the Alice

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

This week’s Wilde Walk sees Suzie take a trip to the Isle of Wight for lunch and a walk in Cowes.

Travelling via the Thames barge The Alice, her journey is as exciting as the destination.

Go Wilde yourself

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 team@petersfieldradio.uk or by phone 01730 887399.

Director diaries: The Twins of The Comedy of Errors

Becky Hope-Palmer, director of ‘The Comedy of Errors’, discusses the intricacies of the rehearsal process, especially the development and characterisation of the two sets of twins. 

Actors Sorcha Kennedy and Sam Hollis, playing the two Dromios, also give an insight into their portrayal of the twins onstage and the process to explore their roles combined with the comedic nature of the play.

‘The Comedy of Errors’ opens at the Petersfield Shakespeare Festival on 17 July.

Producer: Holly Stevens

Director diaries: Jake and Becky with actor Laura Peterson

Today, directors Becky Hope-Palmer and Jake Smith discuss another extensive day of rehearsals for the upcoming Petersfield Shakespeare Festival.

You’ll also hear actor Laura Peterson on her rehearsals for ‘Abyss’, a new one-woman show coming to the festival on 12 July.

Combining theatre, literature and visual art ‘Abyss’, written by Laura Turner, explores the complex motifs of women, madness and drowning present in John Everett Millais’ painting, ‘Ophelia Drowning’.

Producer: Holly Stevens

Director diaries: Becky Hope-Palmer on The Comedy of Errors

Rehearsals are underway for this year’s Petersfield Shakespeare Festival.

In this new series of short diary recordings, Directors Becky Hope-Palmer and Jake Smith share tantalising glimpses into the theatrical production process and express their personal thoughts as the plays move from page to stage.

Today, Becky Hope-Palmer gets her Comedy of Errors company together for the first time.

Producer: Holly Stevens

Business profile: InSync Technology

Managing Director, Paola Hobson

How would you like to own a stake in the company you work for?

That’s exactly how it works at Petersfield’s InSync Technology where staff have been celebrating their company’s status as an employee-owned business.

Petersfield Community Reporter Alastair Stewart found out more about the company and its specialist work from Managing Director, Paola Hobson.

InSync Technology supports Petersfield Community Radio with a donation towards the cost of recording equipment.