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sheer_isolation_85_-_nina_casey_purple_noise On this week's Sheer Isolation we talk to the Frome DJ Nina Casey (aka Nina LoVe) about her new project to boost interest in learning new music skills.
Purple Noise offers workshops and advice to provide experience working in studios, producing music, and lessons in live DJing.
They have a fully kitted out recording and rehearsal space in Trowbridge Town Hall and opens its doors to everyone. They especially want to help kids with learning difficulties or those who don't have access to music studios through their own schools.
Nina tells us about her path to becoming a DJ, and how the disruption of Covid was a catalyst for forming the Purple Noise project.
Her music choice is an uplifting Beverly Knight track that helped her during the lockdowns, while Kieran picks a post hardcore track from the duo, Frauds, who are coming to Wiltshire for a show in the Spring.
We also give a shout out to some of the week's music and comedy events in the region.
Don't forget that safe-for-work audio versions of Sheer Isolation are available by searching your podcast provider, or look for us on the schedule of your local community radio station; we're on the airwaves in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset.
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sheer_isolation_85_-_nina_casey_purple_noise On this week's Sheer Isolation we talk to the Frome DJ Nina Casey (aka Nina LoVe) about her new project to boost interest in learning new music skills.
Purple Noise offers workshops and advice to provide experience working in studios, producing music, and lessons in live DJing.
They have a fully kitted out recording and rehearsal space in Trowbridge Town Hall and opens its doors to everyone. They especially want to help kids with learning difficulties or those who don't have access to music studios through their own schools.
Nina tells us about her path to becoming a DJ, and how the disruption of Covid was a catalyst for forming the Purple Noise project.
Her music choice is an uplifting Beverly Knight track that helped her during the lockdowns, while Kieran picks a post hardcore track from the duo, Frauds, who are coming to Wiltshire for a show in the Spring.
We also give a shout out to some of the week's music and comedy events in the region.
Don't forget that safe-for-work audio versions of Sheer Isolation are available by searching your podcast provider, or look for us on the schedule of your local community radio station; we're on the airwaves in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Sheer Isolation 84 - Dawn Dines (StopTopps) We're tackling the often-taboo subject of drink spiking on this week's Sheer Isolation.
Dawn Dines is the founder of Stamp Out Spiking and is also the inventor of StopTopps - a foil topper that can be stuck to drinks cans and bottles to help prevent clubbers becoming another victim.
Off the back of recent local and national news stories on the subject, Dawn has presented her case to politicians in Westminster as she continues her campaign to have spiking recognised as a separate crime.

If you need support or more information on what is covered in this week's episode, visit https://stampoutspiking.org/

Two throwbacks for our music choices this week. Dawn goes back to the seventies with one of her favourites from X-Ray Spex, and Jon picks a tune from the archive of Ben Marwood - a songwriter who's playing in Bristol next week.
We also have a positive discussion about this summer's festival season, and how stand up comedy appears to be bouncing back quicker than music gigs in the region.
Don't forget that safe-for-work audio versions of Sheer Isolation are available by searching your podcast provider, or look for us on the schedule of your local community radio station; we're on the airwaves in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Sheer Isolation 82 - John Parker On Sheer Isolation this week we're joined by a musician, teacher and promoter who's been a consistent part of Cirencester's music scene for four decades.
John Parker talks about forming his first college bands in the eighties, his cheeky way of booking gigs in unsuspecting pubs, and how musicians used to get their sound heard before social media.
We also talk about the Cirencester School of Rock which John ran for several years with Swindon drummer, Tim Downes-Hall. The school quickly became a pedestal for spotting young, talented artists in the south Cotswolds.
On the music menu, John picks a track from upcoming Cirencester songwriter, Joe Gardiner, and Kieran chooses some post-punk from Bristol's Slagheap.
In the news, we look over the recent changes to Covid precaution requirements in England, and what that means for venues continuing to host live music over the festive period.
Don't forget that safe-for-work audio versions of Sheer Isolation are available by searching your podcast provider, or look for us on the schedule of your local community radio station; we're on the airwaves in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Sheer Isolation 81 - Callan Milward We're joined on Sheer Isolation this week by artist, Callan Milward.
As well as being a musical artist with Dorset rockers, Weatherstate, he also dabbles in graphic design - especially creating artwork for gig posters.
Callan tells us how he went into art design professionally for a whole month, that Weatherstate are now signed and have a new album on the way, and why you can often find him at the UK's third best burger restaurant.
Music choices this week are Wiltshire's indie band, Borts, and songwriter Katherine Priddy who is currently on tour in the region.
Our news story considers what's next for Swindon's Oasis Centre now the famed glass dome is legally protected. (We were recording as Boris was announcing Plan B, so that's next week's contents sorted already!)
Don't forget that safe-for-work audio versions of Sheer Isolation are available by searching your podcast provider, or look for us on the schedule of your local community radio station; we're on the airwaves in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Sheer Isolation 80 - Jaime Bullock (Magic Torch) This week's guest on Sheer Isolation has dedicated her life to creating music videos for local artists, documenting art projects, helping Swindon's school-leavers on their first steps towards a career in media, as well as finding time to work on her own artwork, it's the founder of Magic Torch Productions, Jaime Bullock.
We talk to her about how having such a diverse range of skills means she gets to work with people from all walks of life, whether being commissioned to produce a documentary, or creating a Swindon Spiderman using nothing more than an old friend and some body paint.
She also works at the Swindon's Platform Project which gives advice to youngsters about choosing the right career path, and helping them to follow their passions in life.
For our music selection, Jaime picks a tune from the 80s as a tribute to friend, Levi Saunders, a musician who recently passed away.
We also play a post-classical piano piece from Larkhall, who is performing in Trowbridge this week.
In news, we note how there are no requirements to wear masks in crowded venues or nightclubs, even though this rule has just been re-enforced for shops and public transport in England.
Don't forget that safe-for-work audio versions of Sheer Isolation are available by searching your podcast provider, or look for us on the schedule of your local community radio station; we're on the airwaves in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Sheer Isolation 79 - Dominic Bailey-Clay (Nine Volt Leap) We're joined on this week's Sheer Isolation by the owner of the Nine Volt Leap recording studio in Melksham; Dominic Bailey-Clay.
His small team of friends created the town centre studio space from nothing, and he's now dealing with a steady stream of recording jobs from local and national artists alike.
Dominic tells us about the early days of their makeshift recording set-ups and questionable neighbours, some of his recording highlights, and talks about the band's he's been working with recently.
One of those bands is Bath based Byker Grove Fan Club - we play one of their tracks in the show. We also play a lively pub recording from 2013 of upbeat Swindon folk trio, Grubby Jack. We play this as a tribute to band member Levi Saunders who sadly passed away this week.
In news, Kieran announces a hefty Government grant for a venue in the centre of Trowbridge.
This episode was created by Kieran Moore in Trowbridge and Jon Ponting in Cricklade.
Don't forget that safe-for-work audio versions of Sheer Isolation are available by searching your podcast provider, or look for us on the schedule of your local community radio station; we're on the airwaves in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Sheer Isolation 78 - Florence Espeut-Nickless On this week's Sheer Isolation we're joined by actor, stage performer and writer, Flo Espeut-Nickless.
Her one-woman show, Destiny, is a semi-autobiographical take of growing up on a Chippenham council estate.
She created the show to dispel the stereotype that everyone in Wiltshire is wealthy and well spoken.
She's now in talks to adapt Destiny for TV, while also rehearsing for a festive play, Miracle on 34 Seymour Street, which you can see in Trowbridge over Christmas.
We play a track from Gavin Osborn; previous Sheer Isolation guest and is working with Flo on her next project.
Our other tune is from Wells duo, The Portraits, who spotted that a High Street chain's Christmas ad uses a melody very similar to something they created last year.
In news, Kieran talks about a band member from Oasis playing in Wiltshire, and Jon covers the latest news to revitalise Swindon's Oasis Centre.
This episode was created by Kieran Moore in Trowbridge and Jon Ponting in Cricklade.
Don't forget that safe-for-work audio versions of Sheer Isolation are available by searching your podcast provider, or look for us on the schedule of your local community radio station; we're on the airwaves in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset.
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