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Local World

Local World 27/03

In this edition Jenny broadcasts from her dining table, her temporary home studio, and plunders the depths of her extensive audio archive. Some wonderful pieces are in store such as: The visit by Andy Worth and Rob Mott to Beerex a couple of years ago • The head gardener at Forde Abbey brings some spring cheer • Jenny talks to the former curator of Dorchester's Military Museum, Chris Copson, about the last ever rebellion on English soil • Finally Jenny meets a lady who ran in 50 degree heat in one of the world's toughest races across the Sahara Desert, … 🔊 Click here to listen to this programme…

Local World 06/03

Jenny's studio guests are Rachel Milestone, Scarlett and Eliza, the director and two principals from Leweston School's forthcoming stage production of Sister Act • Also in the studio is Jules Bradburn, one of the organisers of Sherborne's highly successful summer markets which are due to start again in April, and she tells us more • We'll be hearing from bird man Steven Moss about the annual bird migration which should be starting any day now • Finally, Jenny has some timely advice on how to minimise the risk of catching Covid-19…

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Local World 28/02

The programme begins with a little opera from, and a chat with, a performer who is due to appear in Sherborne in a week's time • We'll hear from Professor Lewis Dartnell about how the weather and the Earth itself has shaped human history • On a similar theme Steven Hussey from the Devon Wildlife Trust explains the importance of beavers • In complete contrast the two members of 'How Do You Do' Theatre tell us about their offbeat production 'Twisted Tails' coming to Dorset soon. Jenny Devitt presents…

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Local World 21/02

Jenny Devitt's weekly look at the arts, the environment and other topics of interest, featuring today • Dr. Haydn Mort talks about climate change • We hear from Pauline Kidner about 'Secret World' the excellent wildlife rescue centre near Bridgwater, and the effect the current weather conditions are having on wildlife • A look forward to the Finals Concert of the Sherborne Young Musician of the Year competition with the organiser   • And there's an item about an early 18th century gin craze with Dr. Richard Barnett…

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Local World 14/02

Jenny talks to Alex Crumbie of Ethical Consumer magazine who has recently written an article about 'Fast Fashion' and how it is harmful to the environment • John Baker, director of Sherborne Abbey Festival, gives a resumé of what will be in this year's music fest. And, although the festival is two months away, tickets are already selling fast! • Did you know that at one time the village of West Coker near Yeovil gave its name to the best quality ships' sails? Ross Aitken will tell us more about 'Coker Canvas' and rope and twine production in this part of … 🔊 Click here to listen to this programme…

Local World 07/02

Jenny talks to Michelle O'Brian who will be appearing in West Dorset later this month to tell the fascinating tale of a woman who left the Isle of Wight in 1633 to take the treacherous trip to America • We'll be hearing about smuggling, ahead of a talk by Trevor Ware in West Bay on the subject of smugglers and the Dorset connection • We have one of Britain's great symphony orchestras over in Bournemouth and Jess Craig will tell us what the Dorset connection means to the orchestra • And we hear again from adventurer Jason Lewis about his … 🔊 Click here to listen to this programme…

Local World 31/01

Today: Concerns over the future funding of the arts in Dorset – Jenny talks to Sarah James from the Arts Development Company based in Dorchester • Kerry Bartlett from Artsreach tells us more about the charity she works for • For "something completely different" we hear about William Rufus, a "Bad King" – he of the New Forest's Rufus Stone • We hear from Peter Gill who will perform his show 'The Wit and Songs of Noel Coward' in Dorset in mid-February

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Local World 17th Jan 2020

Jenny Devitt's weekly look at the arts, the environment and other topics of interest. Today • a local composer tells about her nature-inspired event called 'Music & Nature' • Advice on what to do if you find a dolphin or porpoise washed up on a Dorset beach • Storyteller James Rowland on his latest show 'Revelations' about his being a sperm doner for friends • A member of 'Alverada' chats to Jenny about their vibrant Brazilian music 'Choro'

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Local World Pick of 2019

Jenny looks back at her programmes from 2019 and makes a personal pick of the best bits…

Local World is broadcast on Fridays at 6pm

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Local World 20th Dec 2019

• Studio guest Steven Moss, film maker and noted ornithologist, talks about his new book • Carys Bexington talks about her book, 'The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland' – a fun mash-up of two classics, showing the true meaning of Christmas is to be kind • Trudi Zimmer from 'Friends Against Scams' has invaluable advice on avoiding scams • Good news on the pollinator front!…

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Local World 13th Dec 2019

Jenny Devitt's weekly look at the arts, the environment and other topics of interest. In this edition: Jenny's studio guest is Jay Armstrong who runs a gallery in Sherborne • we'll be hearing from an award winning artist and illustrator whose beautiful book about the Hare and the Moon is in bookshops now • Jenny talks to the man who is arguably the world's greatest flute player, Sir James Galway…

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Local World 6th Dec 2019

The Moscow Drug Club…they're a very vibrant musical group • The recent, and first, National Plastic Awards • Becky Varndell looks back at Artsreach's successes of 2019 • News of an exciting dig on one of Dorset Wildlife Trust's reserves near Dorchester • We raise a glass…of gin…with a medical historian

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Local World 29th Nov 2019

Jenny Devitt's weekly look at the Environment, the Arts and other topics of interest. Today: • Studio guest Simon Lamb talks about his new book 'Jungle-nomics' which discusses the issue of humans stripping the Earth of its natural resources and the consequences • We hear from Tim Laycock about the Ridgeway Singers and Band's forthcoming concerts of West Gallery Carols • It's National Tree Week and we hear from the Campaign to Protect Rural England about the importance of trees • and Classical guitarist, Michael Portington from the USA, plays for us

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Local World 22nd Nov 2019

In this edition Jenny talks to Dorchester author, Jim Potts, about his new book • There's a look forward to the next Sherborne Chamber Choir concert – an advent special • Following on from last week there's a further report about insect decline from Mike Birks of the Gardens Group

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Local World 15th Nov 2019

Jenny's guests tell us of a two-day 'Eco Fair' to be held in Sherborne very soon • News of a charming book of Dorset Postcards published by Wimborne's Dovecot Press • A worrying report about insect decline in our county and elsewhere • A one-woman play called 'Fallen Fruit' coming to Dorset soon

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