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The show that explores the interests that people have and seeks to discover more on a wide variety of subjects. Each episode features a guest telling us all about their interest, why they do it and we uncover some fascinating stories in the process. Continue Reading >>
The show that explores the interests that people have and seeks to discover more on a wide variety of subjects. Each episode features a guest telling us all about their interest, why they do it and we uncover some fascinating stories in the process. << Show Less
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Zal Cleminson, legendary guitarist from the Sensational Alex Harvey Band Zal describes the influences that got him playing guitar in the 1960s.We hear how he found fame during the heyday and excesses of the 1970s playing on hits such as Delilah, Boston Tea Party and the Faith Healer with the Sensational Alex Harvey Band. We learn the reasons behind his iconic white mime makeup!We hear stories about his guitar work with Nazareth, Elkie Brooks, Bonnie Tyler and Midge Ure amongst many others.Zal also tells us about the recording of his latest album with Orphans of the Ash and the writing of his new novel.To find out more about Zal&apos;s work;https://www.facebook.com/Orphans-of-the-Ash-Music-109545414775577
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Zal Cleminson, legendary guitarist from the Sensational Alex Harvey Band Zal describes the influences that got him playing guitar in the 1960s.We hear how he found fame during the heyday and excesses of the 1970s playing on hits such as Delilah, Boston Tea Party and the Faith Healer with the Sensational Alex Harvey Band. We learn the reasons behind his iconic white mime makeup!We hear stories about his guitar work with Nazareth, Elkie Brooks, Bonnie Tyler and Midge Ure amongst many others.Zal also tells us about the recording of his latest album with Orphans of the Ash and the writing of his new novel.To find out more about Zal&apos;s work;https://www.facebook.com/Orphans-of-the-Ash-Music-109545414775577
Ukrainian brewery inspiring beers to Victory! In this episode we hear from  Yuri Yastavny, co-owner of Pravda Beer in Lviv, Ukraine. It was just after 5am on 24th February when news of the Russian invasion reached the Pravda craft brewery in Lviv, in western Ukraine. Pravda had just started making one of their award winning beers. On finishing the beer they decided to release the recipes for five of their beers, encouraging other breweries to use them to raise money for humanitarian aid.Since then the initiative has gone viral with hundreds of breweries around the world collaborating in a show of solidarity and helping raise money for aid.This is an inspirational and moving episode in which Yuri talks about the war and the determination,  stoicism and strength of the Ukrainian people.To find out more;https://www.pravda.beer/en/pravda/Brew for Ukraine https://www.facebook.com/groups/369756971660877
How Peterborough is playing a vital role in supporting the Ukrainian people with Alla and Emma Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 22nd February, St Olga’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Peterborough UK, has acted as a hub for donations.With its many volunteers it is managing to send 2 lorries a week to Ukraine to give medical and other desperately needed supplies to the Ukrainian people.I was privileged to meet with Alla and Emma at St Olga’s and in this episode we hear about the extraordinary and wonderful work that is going on at the Church and how it has brought the community together.The Ukrainian people are desperate for supplies and for any local listeners  we give details on the sorts of items needed and if you live further away how you can sponsor the project, or you may wish to donate or volunteer to a local initiative in your area.Links;Facebook #standwithukrainepeterborough                https://www.facebook.com/groups/649953096312493/?ref=shareJust Givinghttps://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/peterboroughstandwithukraine?utm_term=PexAgeJbqRestaurant supporting volunteershttps://pierogarnia.uk/
Support Ukraine | Undercurrent Stories Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, St Olga’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Peterborough UK, has acted as a hub for donations.With its many volunteers it is managing to send 2 lorries a week to Ukraine to give medical and other desperately needed supplies to the Ukrainian people.We hear from Alla and Emma about the extraordinary and wonderful work that is going on at the Church and how it has brought the community together.The Ukrainian people are desperate for supplies and for any local listeners  we give details on the sorts of items needed and if you live further away how you can sponsor the project, or you may wish to donate or volunteer to a local initiative in your area.Links;Facebook #standwithukrainepeterborough                https://www.facebook.com/groups/649953096312493/?ref=shareJust Givinghttps://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/peterboroughstandwithukraine?utm_term=PexAgeJbqRestaurant supporting volunteershttps://pierogarnia.uk/
How the people of Peterborough are sending aid to Ukraine with Alla and Emma Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, St Olga’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Peterborough UK, has acted as a hub for donations.With its many volunteers it is managing to send 2 lorries a week to Ukraine to give medical and other desperately needed supplies to the Ukrainian people.We hear from Alla and Emma about the extraordinary and wonderful work that is going on at the Church and how it has brought the community together.The Ukrainian people are desperate for supplies and for any local listeners  we give details on the sorts of items needed and if you live further away how you can sponsor the project, or you may wish to donate or volunteer to a local initiative in your area.Links;Facebook #standwithukrainepeterborough                https://www.facebook.com/groups/649953096312493/?ref=shareJust Givinghttps://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/peterboroughstandwithukraine?utm_term=PexAgeJbqRestaurant supporting volunteershttps://pierogarnia.uk/
Graphic Novel Ideas! In today’s show I’m joined by James Albon. James is an award winning  British illustrator and author of graphic novels. He studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and went on to a postgraduate scholarship at the Royal Drawing School in London. He was awarded the Gwen May award from the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 2012 and was a finalist in the Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize in 2017 for his comic Madame et Me.James’ illustration clients include The Folio Society, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal. He has just brought out his latest graphic novel, The Delicacy.&apos;The Delicacy&apos; by James Albon available to buy at your local bookstore, Waterstones or Amazon.Link to Yuko Shimizu discussed in conversation website is  https://yukoart.com/ James&apos;s links:https://www.jamesalbon.com/https://www.instagram.com/jamesalbon.illustration/Want to be a guest? Contact:  bob@undercurrentstories.com
James Albon, British Illustrator and Author of Graphic Novels In today’s show I’m joined by James Albon. James is an award winning  British illustrator and author of graphic novels. He studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and went on to a postgraduate scholarship at the Royal Drawing School in London. He was awarded the Gwen May award from the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers in 2012 and was a finalist in the Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize in 2017 for his comic Madame et Me.James’ illustration clients include The Folio Society, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal. He has just brought out his latest graphic novel, The Delicacy.
Antique Automobiles with former Formula 1 team owner Colin Crabbe Today&apos;s show features Colin Crabbe. Colin is a  former Formula 1 Team owner, a racing driver and an eminent restorer and dealer of historic classic racing cars. In his book, ‘The Thrill of the Chase’, Colin takes us on an exciting  journey right through from his childhood, then as a Captain in the Scots Guards, his motor racing career and a life tracking down classic racing cars throughout the world.It was an honour to meet with Colin, a true gentleman,  and to be invited to his home. Such was the length of the interview we plan to put a further episode out shortly!
British Beer Revolution *&apos;Over the course of the past two decades beer as we know it has changed forever. Taking their cues from the craft beer revolution in the US and the resurrection of traditional styles in continental Europe, the brewers of Great Britain and Northern Ireland have carved out a unique and world leading beer culture&apos;* (Excerpt from *Modern British Beer).In today’s show I am joined by Matthew Curtis - Matthew is an award-winning writer, photographer and author based in Manchester, England. His work has been published in BEER, Ferment and Good Beer Hunting. Originally from Lincolnshire, he spent 15 years in London, where he discovered his enthusiasm for all things beer. In 2019 he launched his own magazine Pellicle, with long-time friend and brewer, Jonny Hamilton. He is the author of An Opinionated Guide to London Pubs and has just brought out his latest book, *Modern British Beer. Matthews links;Book, Modern British Beer: https://shop1.camra.org.uk/modern-british-beerPublication, Pellicle: https://www.pelliclemag.com/Twitter : https://twitter.com/totalcurtisInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/totalcurtis/?hl=en
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