Presented by Helen Ottaway, Karen Stewart, James Ellis and Sheila Hedges – every 4th Friday at 2pm – 19th June, 17th July ….. and repeated the following Tuesday at 2pm
Books ! There are over 30 reading groups in Frome - and for this group you don’t even have to leave home ! You can join the presenters by sending in news of your reading group, or making comments about the book under discussion by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org The programmes are repeated on-air on the Tuesday of the following week, and afterwards can be heard online by clicking on the link below. We welcome listeners linked to the Home Delivery Service of the Royal Voluntary Service, who have books delivered to them. Contact Jacquetta Fielder through the library for help and more details.
We are making programmes off-site at the moment. In our 4th show made under lockdown, on 19th June we are discussing Shakespearean re-writes – many of the original works were written during the times of plague. This month it’s Paul Griffiths book “Let Me Tell You” based on Ophelia’s words from Hamlet; Mark Haddon’s Porpoise based on Pericles; Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth. Another work written under plague conditions was The Rape of Lucrece, and you can listen to a FromeFM/Frome Drama Club co-production here.
On July 17th, we have a report on re-opening the library, and look back at October’s programme with a Bath whodunnit and author Diana Cambridge. Among Helen’s choice of music is a piece played on the actual instrument mentioned in the book.
In August, continuing the Shakespeare them, our guest will be Mark MacGann who runs Acting Shakespeare workshops, and we choose books from the Hogarth Shakespeare series.
Join the discussion or comment on the books or any other book related theme by mailing us at email@example.com with your thoughts. And like or comment on our facebook page!
There is also a linked music programme – Music from the On Air Book Group.