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FromeFM Fundraiser at 23 Bath Street
Huge thanks to Toby Spin, presenter of FromeFM show, Lemons, who is celebrating his 40th Birthday at 23 Bath Street, with ALL PROFITS GOING TO FROMEFM! Please support if you can; go along; get your kids to go along; it promises to be a great night. Great one, Toby!
Housing Hub debates the Selwood Garden Community project
In this month’s episode of Housing Hub on Frome FM we hand the microphone over to the key players on each side of the Selwood Garden Community debate and let them ask each other about their vision for housing in Frome.
Proposals for a large housing development on the edge of Frome known as Selwood Garden Community have been the source of much heated discussion for many months. Campaigners working to stop the development have highlighted various concerns including loss of open land and damage to wildlife habitat as well as increased traffic and lack of infrastructure in the town. Those who are in favour point to the need for more housing in a town where demand is high and to the element of social housing included in the plans. At Fair Housing for Frome we wanted to try to get to the heart of the conversation so we’re making it the subject of our November episode of Housing Hub, our monthly talk-radio programme.
The show goes out on Frome FM at 3pm on Monday 15th November and again at 3pm on Friday 19th November. It features in conversation, Mark Brierly, one of the architects of the Selwood Garden Community masterplan and Lollie Melton, an environmentalist from the ‘Stop Selwood Garden Community’ campaign group. Jo Berry, an experienced Restorative Justice facilitator and involved in a new restorative conversation group in Frome, keeps the conversation on track. Jo, who is the founder of Building Bridges for Peace, demonstrates how people with opposite and passionate views on a subject can start to listen to each other and look for common ground. Do not miss this chance to hear the fascinating conversation from the people most closely involved with SGC, one of Frome’s most talked about housing topics.
The episode will also be available on catch-up shortly after the broadcast.
New Music Show – Sacred Sound Journey, presented by Ian Marshall
Join new FromeFM member Ian on his Sacred Sound Journey as he explores the realms of the mystical and exotic. Showcasing music and tone that brings us into resonance with a depth beyond ourselves. It could be wild ecstatic dance or a soulful awakening choir, a trance inducing devotional mantra or a piece bringing us to deep meditational stillness. We will experience wild African drums, Indian classical music, and plenty more in between.
Ian has always been a music lover and over the last 10 years or so he has developed an interest in the more healing qualities that sound has to offer, beginning with devotional singing or Kirtan and moving into working with gongs and other instruments that work to calm the nervous system, clear blockages and bring peace.
Expect chats with local gong makers and players, kirtan singers, ecstatic dance facilitators, drummers and vedic chanters as they share their experiences of connecting with sound vibration in a different way.
Sacred Sound Journey airs at 7pm Wednesday September 22nd and then every fourth Wednesday thereon. Repeats on some Tuesdays and Sundays; check schedule for details.
New Comedy Shows
Two six-part comedy shows will be broadcast weekly on FromeFM from Sunday 2nd May.
6.00pm: Dessert Island Discs
Written and performed by character comedian Rose Wadham, produced and directed by Jonathon Miles, Dessert Island Discs finds seasoned interviewer Maureen O’Clamp penetrating the ears and minds of six extraordinary characters, exploring their favourite deserts, the music to accompany them, and the secret selves that lurk behind their public image. Prepare to laugh and stretch your eyes as Maureen interviews such characters as Guinevere Palo Alto, Azah Woman and Blessed Be Love (pictured).
Check out Rose’s website here.
6.30pm: Barmy Dale
Barmy Dale is a series created and produced by Barmy Productions based on the experiences of lockdown in 2020. It was first broadcast on BBC radio from June to October last year and is now being offered to community radio stations.
Find out more about Barmy Productions and Barmy Dales here.
All episodes of both Dessert Island Discs and Barmy Dale will be available to listen to on our Mixcloud page after the first broadcast.