23rd January 2019
In this week’s show:
Bill reads an article about the rise & fall of the biggest swindler of all time; Hugh talks to Hazel Keene about her life in entertainment in Coventry; Sheila reads a piece about life without a guide written by David Blunkett; Dave Willets talks and sings at the Monday Club, and Dave meets Peter White, blind presenter of Radio 4’s in Touch.
All this plus the usual mix of News, Sport, Postbag Outlook on Life and What’s on.
Show editor: Nigel
Studio technician: Christine
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Thanks bear to sue and Hugh for the news. Just a 15 minute queuing time from the a 46 into the hospital a week ago last Friday and the iPhone I’ve had the free parking quite delightful a couple of weeks ago. It’s fine.
So right. You were lucky. Well, we went in later in the evening so that probably are lighting up time thanks to sue a tow to a full 36 Pm or ready it’s beginning to feel spring like I just the snow on the ground. And now we’re moving on to news from the resource center with you. Yes, I’m right here. So don’t need to detain you very much. This week. I have to say we are planning a music event. We haven’t decided what the title is yet, but that will take place on Thursday the 28th of February.
The standard trunk club up can be way
what sort of company isn’t it anyway, the standard triumph club really nice place Thursday evening about seven 730 ish will let you know the times and that will be an evening of musical entertainment. Perhaps some spoken word stuff as well. Good homes. But if not, Doc really won’t be dog. Well, it would be lovely poems and
drinks will be available in the bar. Just a few nibbles and of course, the inevitable raffle it’s a bit of a fundraiser little bit of a fundraiser for us the tickets are going to be five pounds will sort out the bus and everything like that will give you some more details a bit closer to the time but that is what we’re planning for the 28th of February which is a Thursday in the evening
make your interest known if you would like to do so we’re also planning on a on our big spring event that we’ve done the promises auction and what have you in the past well this time
We’re probably going to do a big fat quiz
really you know lots of teams we hope so we’re just finalizing dates and things we know vaguely when it will be which is the
about the 12th 13th of April somewhere around there so again keep keep that in your thing that will be a bigger affair with with with your dinner involved as well and what have you so it’s really good night and you know will want you to spread the tickets far and wide as well so the the more people we can get in taking part in the quiz paying to take part in the quiz Should I hasten to add that the better and the more money we will raise
that will be also be the night that we will draw grand spring raffle. So I’ll give you more details on that because I can’t I can’t do the tickets for that until I know what date the door was going to be. So that’s the theory on that. Now as you heard from Margaret, you know, the weather out there is
getting worse, just at the moment, it was very cold and icy. And I think it’s scheduled to be a bit a bit nippy for the next week or so. So that will have an impact on the buses. If there is quite a lot of snow around or what have you. The traffic gets very bad. So be patient with us if there are any issues to do. I mean, we try not to close the center. We have had to close the center in the past if we get completely flummoxed on with the snow but we’ll try not to be Try not to close but we’ll keep everybody posted on that front.
Finally we got some really good news which is that
Peggy blooms granddaughter Peggy loyal listener and and
attendee at various events and activities here at the Resource Center. her granddaughter Meg has landed a place in the London Marathon and she is going to be running that on behalf of the Resource Center.
So we’re going to help her with sponsorship and what have you. And, you know, if you would like to sponsor
a keen young runner to take part in the London Marathon, you’ll be able to do so here will give you more details about that in due course, the London Marathon I think takes place towards the end of April. So so that, you know, that’ll be a good thing to do. And then, you know, we can all watch and keep an eye out for Megan. She’s only that also I don’t know whether we’ll have a spotter. But anyway, so that is it from the Resource Center. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Indeed. You.
Are we going to play some music in a little while? No, we’re not. But we’re going to go on to what’s on our way. I think we sue
First of all I would never be forgiven if I didn’t correct something that Margaret said and they lighting up times were actually thanks to Leo. Not to me
to say that to get my fat have to get the facts right now although outlook and the Monday club have their own top notch Explorer, there’s another who’s been described by the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s greatest living Explorer. Find out if you agree when Saran off finds has an evening entitled Living Dangerously on Tuesday, the 29th of January at 7:30pm in the Butterworth Hall of Warrick Arts Center. Tickets are 33 pounds 50 and 28 pounds, 50 marks much cheaper
at the other end of the week. Three great names will be performing in the whole the whole
Holly orchestra pianist Stephen huff and conductor So Mark elder are together on Friday the first of February at 7:30pm playing Wagner’s prelude to act, three of Lohengrin sound songs. Piano Concerto number five and the symphony fantastic. By barrios there’s a pre concert to talk with Stephen Huff. In the Helen Martin studio at 6:15pm for two pounds. 50. Tickets for the concert range from 41 pounds 15 to 18 pounds 50 with concessions for all the lowest. And there are also other special prices for under 26 is under 18 and under 10s box office or 24765245 to four or what I got center.co.uk
and so to the Belgrade after its world.
premiere tool. There’s a second tour of the gripping and critically acclaimed courtroom sensation. The verdict and it’s having a run here from Wednesday, the 30th of January, just Saturday the second or February at 7:30pm, with 2pm matinees on Thursday. The 31st and Saturday the second the latter being audio described star casting is yet to be announced, and it does contain occasional strong language. Tickets are 25 pounds 75 to 37 pounds, 25 concessions 20 pounds 25 to 35 pounds 25 however, there’ll be no strong language and I’ll name the stars in the next midday variety on Friday, the first of February at 1:30pm. It’s a celebration of variety with singer Helen Pharaoh.
pianist Dean stands be comic Steve Barkley magical diva Romany and the London Philharmonic skiffle orchestra tickets are 15 pounds and box office. Oh 2476 double five double five or www.belgrade.co.uk?
Those of you with a Scottish connection may like to know that there’s a burns night supper on Saturday the second or February at 7:30pm in the village hall bought non Dunsmore near rugby. Tickets are 13 pounds 52 include the three course supper, what’s the pettiness, Heidi’s on the menu, but y’all need to bring your own drinks to book ring and Morton on 1926632862.
You know what they say about mom? I
love it or hate it right? Well, that may apply to the next appearance at the Albany theater on Saturday, the second or February at 7:30pm. It’s in conversation, and Woody, come on her first ever national tour. Tickets are 23 pounds from Oh, 2476 double 98964 or Alberni theater.co.uk
but just 10 pounds will buy you a ticket to discover the classics, five in the cathedral on Saturday, the second at 6pm for the fifth year running Yes, the clues in the title you can hear no less than 11 pieces ranging from the Lord of the Rings to Mamma mia heightens clock
Symphony to Mozart’s I neckline and music and even wicked to the Hallelujah chorus or performed by not just copy Cathedral chorus and work share Symphony Orchestra but also over 100 children from phenom Henry hind absent Peter and simple primary schools and conducted by Paul legend and right with all those children involved tickets could go quickly book on oh eight double for for double seven 1000 or www dot Coventry Cathedral chorus.com to avoid disappointment
and always trying to avoid disappointment but not always succeeding. Here’s another classic. It’s Malcolm with this week sport
the weekly sports roundup outlook sports
Being another word for all I didn’t say that
I thought she said classy. No, no, no,
we may have been some doubt about it was Yes.
Right. I’m going to start with football to upset you know take
take as long as we can.
Yes we wait while you leave this time last week so founder we’re playing Darby in the FA Cup third round replay and Darby one on penalties so they’ve progressed through the reward is in a way to tie their tax return standalone real banana skin that I can see that being awkward so sort of teammates
Coventry can lose to consistently
full program on the weekend in the Premier League there’s only two local teams wolves in Leicester and they were playing one another mind you One can only describe it is thrilling in it was finished up winning
in the 90th minute in fact in time it down for three and I’m going to do then to one into all then three then then three or a wall finished up winning for three with the striker Jada getting a hat trick so I think that means he keeps the Mashable
well yeah well we could afford to buy a few couldn’t eat interestingly same schools we have a ball against Crystal Palace so there’s all these code
we tend to input tends to imply we livable and it’s because they attach we’re very good
But with wolves and Lester it tends to implies on the defensive we’re not very good
but there you go that’s football fine No it’s not necessarily could have been cricket with that score
in the championship Aston Villa at home group to to withhold
Darby at home beat reading to one So continuing to play well Nottingham Forest don’t beaten one nil by Bristol City
which is not too good for them Stoke at home beat leads and leads are
pushing hard for version actually top of the table so for stoked to beat them to one was an excellent result is the first word for the new manager
Birmingham went to Norwich combat some of the teams didn’t get on the bus because they were beaten three one
in Ligue one
Burton Albion after
Nine mil thrashing that Man City play Doncaster at Doncaster drew to to which isn’t about a door Walsall went to Julie I’m a beat them three nail so they did quite well there whereas
called went to Plymouth
who were in the bottom two
and Plymouth beaters to one despite the fact that we scored first
and the to Plymouth golfer score by Mayra used to play for us but didn’t seem that good when he played for us
but he scored about three or four goals for Plymouth in the last few weeks so obviously found perhaps a Pixies are helping him
but there you go
country have played two of the teams who were in the bottom section of the table and drawn with one at home.
And away got beaten by one so we’re not doing too well in fact what is notable
on 39 points country or nine points clear of relegation but 18 points away 17 points away from promotion
is that after last night’s some results
you see I do I do look it was a match last night where were two other teams play let’s play this one again a conference down to 10
you have a we didn’t play so the number
139 points now Yes
Why do I take notice of these so I can hold my
in the non in the league North let me turn went to Boston united and drew one one was the name but I went ahead and
Hereford and drew to two which is quite a good result but this still 10 points deep into relegation
in the EVO stick Southern premier central which is a hell of a match for veterans united home will be in three one by Russia and diamonds
whilst time with where the bigger right and were beaten three nil so I’m doing two wonderfully well there
on Monday night West Brom. We’re playing at Bolton button of course in terrible trouble. They never seem to have any money after 10 players are getting paid Knossos going on, but West Brom one to nil at Bolton
Bolton firmly in the bottom. Three Wild West Brom are just outside the top do
by position but by three points.
And last night as you said.
Warsaw when deployments were beaten to one I’m flying off the table from where they were before I played us and played ma’am
also last night Let me know time will be one nil by stop for county so it goes from bad to worse blogger should we talk about oh yes yes I knew you’d want to because it was the European Champions Cup
bathroom into to lose
would be transitions Yeah And last
is wasps at home or beaten 3719 by Alexa and in their group bathroom wash through the two that don’t qualify to the fall. So just goes to show in fact, Saracens I think the only English club that have qualified
they qualified to go through and will be played at home. They played Glasgow beaten 38 now
19 and now an airplane glides go in the next round.
I think that’ll be the third time of flight. So interesting
Northampton in the European Challenge Cup
beat a team called
Timisoara Saracens whoever they are, they can’t be wonderful because Northampton beat them 111 to three
unless that was a misprint might have been 11
now gosh Northampton’s total points or 292
and Timisoara against 369 so it would seem to be right
so that just goes to Worcester played star franchise and will beat them 3631 and a qualified top of their table
outside that second sort of level cup in
championship Coventry places.
Cornish pirate and country 118 17
which I’ve got to say he’s a heck of a good result doing really well that’s a really good team for them to be yes Excellent. Good God is pirates were significantly above was in the table we held them we held them quite well so we’re interesting measure in
league one barrier Mosley 10 old LTE. Liam’s 14 in to North Hinckley, 15 establish seven and inside boom solid 18 wording nil so we’re sort of the local teams do quite well. The Australian Open continues it’s
been quite exciting. Phaedra got knocked out by this young Greek loud Yeah. Who quite tall Yes, quite skinny, but plays remarkably similar sort of tennis defenders.
In the reach a one handed backhand. And he and he seems to guide about the call. So was almost like watching a younger version of with a lot more here. Yes played against him and beat Phedre and these only 20 is the youngest player to have played to have got to the quarter fight. Notice me file. Yes.
Oh gosh, no joke of it.
Now, of course, so he’s.
beaten Vedra. Yeah,
and then he plays he’s he’s played in that he’s beaten another one. Nice be he beat obviously called ghost. A ghost. Yes. But he’s now he’s playing the doll. And the semi final and he you said it would be wonderful to be the first person to beat all three of the top players in the same Grand Slam tournament because if we could be the know we have
shadow of a doubt almost he’ll be playing doctor visit in the final yeah and for him to underway he’s playing you can’t say can we haven’t got a chance cuz he’s playing remarkably well brilliant stuff really good tennis what Serena Williams is also playing out of escape No shit got beaten yes she got beaten by young plus Tesco Pisco yeah after beating hello yeah she she lost she threw away for match points apparently through the way yeah just just just toss them into the ground that’s unfortunately Jamie Murray is out of the men’s doubles and after the mixed doubles
spot. Oh, yes. Dad said some very nasty things about doubles players. Yes.
So they weren’t good enough to be singles players? Yes. And they don’t work as hard
Mr. bowler You seem to be quite upset
and cross Yes.
The netball World Cup goes on and alone we didn’t win it we did beat Australia 5249 which is a repeat of what they do do me
in the other total was that they want to be the Australians in the final didn’t like what in the Olympics
they when they
whichever it was in pics was it yes
good Trump has won the
here annihilated Ronnie Ronnie Ronnie and beating team for it was 10 it was seven one at the first session and it’s a nice about the first time in seven or eight years he’s won anything of any note funnies never won the Masters before he said he’s got we got fed up with sitting watching other people win today yes
yes I could imagine that but
It is 20 years. Only 2029. Ronnie’s 40 something 41 still nowhere near as old as me I know me I’d struggle to get reach across the top left in the queue wouldn’t have a job lifting the chalk
but luckily when they play at that level I also want to pick the balls out and put them back for them done they had lots of practice of lifting chalks Yes.
Do this. There’s no that was because you’re a teacher. But they didn’t do
as well as
the best people are. Mother was
outnumbered him all results about being a teacher. But you saw me that shame for this week sport.
Thank you very much indeed. Malcolm
Coventry’s talking newspaper
Welcome back to side to and we have Dave monks with your post back
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Thank you Margaret and first will like say a big hello to new listener Betty Hawkins Welcome to you we hope to hear from you in your spot postbag my cake starts off this week the New Year greeting unsung Fermi’s archive Hello It’s my cake from candidates
wishing you all the presenters a very Happy New Year and also Happy New Year to all the listeners
now after the celebrations of the last two or three
we now heading into the cold dark days of winter
and I thought how can I put a smile on everyone’s face hopefully the powers that be will allow it to be played because it does contain one swear word. I won’t say who the artists are because I know Dave will want to use that
as a question so that further ado Here we go.
January brings the snow makes your feet don’t think goes
nice and sweet freeze dried off your feet
welcome notch with wintry why
so I’m trying
This week’s rain showers on and on but I wasn’t
near unkindly my spine inhale
rains and never stops
in July The sun is hot is a Chinese
August colon dang
really small rain but any yet
tempers Mr Matt is enough to chill about
Gail women’s fashion rain
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Okay thanks Mike for that so can you name the do who recorded that song and is Julia with the latest report in titled Happy New Year I hope 2019 is a good year for everyone. We deserve a good year. My Computer broke a couple of weeks ago. So I have to use my friend John’s computer. It’s not easy. I think he’s taken all the keys off and put them back in the wrong place. He does silly tricks like that because he’s not grown up yet. I can’t use my Braille display either. I will forget how to use Braille if I can’t practice but that’s enough complaining for me. I think 2019 will be a great year and everyone will get a new computer and learn Braille.
Julia? Thank you, Julia. And what are your hopes and plans for the new year? Well, john has grown up because he’s just got married in secret. Sorry, too. So congratulations to john and Jessica on their recent wedding, and all happiness in your future married life. Going back to just before Christmas. Pete Smith has this report on a concert in aid of the Resource Center on Saturday afternoon at 10 o’clock. There was an event that in all the parties to which is nice is one of the oldest Paris climate. It was very good music event where there was a flute music, saxophone, music clarinet music there’s a lot to like popular classic stuff played and Jerry and I
went there enjoyed it really good along with a TD Jakes and everything.
It’s one of the things I’ve always been passionate about my music, that type of music because I used to get locked in this classroom at school
it all the classic music to my dad is a play at home. So it was something I wanted to do. I enjoyed it immensely, and I think you should be proud of not the advocate. She started the event of a great player and I enjoyed everything about it. And Excellent, thank you.
Thank you, Pete and the Coventry flute choir appeared on our
And here’s an article about the music group for this
Visually Impaired based at the Resource Center from Linda Hall in titled visibly sound Christmas galore Hi everyone Linda reporting on a very few very busy few weeks This is going to be a one third of the venues we found ourselves performing in during December they have ranged from chapels sentence the blind in both Kenilworth and Lymington spa taking in a party at the Mary bill room, I still can’t remember people’s names, finally ending up possibly favorite Campion view in Leamington Spa Rosie came along with us to thank all the lovely people at the concert for their generous donations and I think she enjoyed yourself at every location we were met with a real appreciation of our councils and the less serious moments I must mention Lexington Center for the Blind or asked us to supply music for pastor parcel which we did to the strains of the
stripper their way folks they all agreed it was the best laugh they had in years will be back next later this year and just watch this space we put the candles away and and are concentrating on finding new songs and old favorites and I shall be telling you have all our adventures please do that Linda whole 2019 Thank you Linda. And to visibly sound for coming to entertain our serious dwindling membership of wet in the UK and to mark Gary and Ellie Bernie from the allotment group for coming along
and also to hourly to making the T as my wife can no longer pick up the to your help was much appreciated. Let’s hear from you. In postbag. Edwina tells you about the music class for the visually impaired after a gentle slow moving relaxing exercise class now
thing to a tree that is a very popular activity there’s always a lot of people attending that there is the music session and they have their own wonderful quiet
and these many activities Resource Center word dream come true for through the tumor who sadly died recently Trudy invited me to her house to do reports on the things that help us such as bump hands on the cooker etc talking scales and we’re liquid level indicator normally use for pointy that she called her Sherry saver 3d tell stories about India on Outlook, and described the monsoon season where the water in the streets was up to the handlebars of bicycles, when she was bravely struggling to retain her speech, regain her speech that she had lost you to a stroke.
She’s still made recording so postbag which I admire her for tremendously truly wants took me around the garden of Boston large describing the plants and said how she wanted to Resource Center to have a wow factor and we called recorded this prophetic speech there’s a feeling of Hope you know
back the place and it’s it’s really what really matters a lot more people to come and enjoy it the most people we get to support us the moment we can do for us
because it’s a case of
centers somewhere where you come to help yourself and help others but you know, they’re not so I’m hoping they’ll come
they have to leave. I’m hoping one day we might have to fix
and they have and it’s lovely to see her hopes been realized in a lifetime it was always lovely to spend time with her Trudy was one of the very small group of trustees who took on the challenge to save the Resource Center to borrow the inscription to Christopher when in some Paul’s Cathedral
friend if you seek a monument Look around you thank you message is this week flow to these example intelli fellow listeners of the things that help you to cope with a visual impairment and anything else you wanted to talk about thanks a lot bye for now this is
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