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future-radio-laurence: I’m on 47 ‘likes’ now. Help me get up to 50 by the end of the weekend!
Changes to The Breakfast Show
From Monday, 19th September 2011 The Breakfast Show moves times. The show will start at 7.30 and finish at 9.30, with Community Chest starting half an hour earlier. Mondays will still be with Dikie Harper, Debs is on air Tuesday mornings, Wednesday’s show will be presented by Di Cunningham, Thursday is with Richard Harrison, and Friday will be with Paul Buller.
My new Facebook fan page →
future-radio-laurence: Want to be the first to know some big news about a new radio show when I can announce it soon? Just ‘like’ my Facebook page and you will be the first to know. I’ve had 13 likes in one day. Let’s get it up to 50 by next Friday!
Future Radio 4th Birthday
Friday August 26th will see a celebration event to mark 4 years of Future Radio as Norwich’s independent voice of the airwaves. The birthday event takes place at Karma Kafe in Norwich and will feature 3 floors of music from a selection of Future Radio DJs, covering: Soul, Motown, Disco, Rhythm n’ Blues, Swing, House, Kwaito, Old Skool, Tech-Deep House, Ska, Reggae, Afrobeat, Funk, Dubstep and...
Platform LIVE - Tickets now on sale
After the success of Platform Unplugged at Norwich Playhouse in March 2010, we’ve decided it’s time to do it all again with a brand new line up at Norwich Puppet Theatre on Saturday July 2nd. The event will showcase some of the best musical and artistic performance talent in the region and is also a fundraising event with all proceeds supporting the continued development of...
Tonight's radio show!
future-radio-laurence: On my radio show tonight: On Laurence vs. Adam, where the scores are 5 all, the challenge is to write a diary entry for an object How to create your own Olynmpics Plus, I take a trip to the Mathematics News Centre That’s Tonight 18:00 - 19:00 (UK Time) on Future Radio. Don’t forget to tune in and get involved!
On my radio show this week...
future-radio-laurence: On The Tuesday Evening Club this week: Laurence vs. Adam - where the scores are currently four all - the challenge is to write an answer phone message/greeting (Y’know, the ‘please leave a message after the tone’ type of ones!) We play Oprah or Opera? a game about Oprah Winfrey And the Classified ads too Listen Tuesday 18:00 - 19:00 UK Time.
This week's show!
future-radio-laurence: On my radio show this week: A game of Acceptance Speech Bingo On Laurence vs. Adam, the challenge is to see how many balloons we can blow up in 1 minute. The scores are currently Laurence 4 - Adam 3 The holes in ones not holy nuns of the week on The Tuesday Evening Club Awards Plus, songs like this from Jimi Hendrix: That’s Tuesday 18:00 - 19:00 UK time on Future...
Coming up on 17/05/2011's radio show
future-radio-laurence: On my Tuesday Evening Club this week: A one-off game involving super-injunctions Laurence vs. Adam: we recite the lyrics to ‘The Gnu Song’. The scores are currently three all. Who will break the stalemate? Numpty of the week goes to a woman who accidently drove into a swimming pool As we have to recite the lyrics to it, here’s The Gnu Song: That’s Future Radio...
Prizes to be won on the all new Dikie Harpur...
Future Radio’s new breakfast show, with Dikie Harpur, starts Monday 16th May 2011. De Vere Dunston Hall have kindly supplied us with a week’s worth of prizes to be won. The prizes are as follows: Monday – 1 night accommodation for two people at De Vere Dunston Hall, with full English Breakfast. Stay overnight in a double or twin room, with full use of our indoor pool, gym, sauna...
The Tuesday Evening Club: This week's show →
future-radio-laurence: On my radio show tonight: My faux pas involving a shopping trolley, a red face and some bananas The first ever Bureauvision Contest! Each country’s bureau/chest of draws/cabinet thing will be decorated. Who will win? On Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’ve written a letter to…
future-radio-laurence: I just uploaded “03/05/2011 - Gravity-defying hair gel, Disgusting Fact-Off and my letter to Will & Kate” to www.mixcloud.com - listen now! Listen again to Laurence Scott’s Tuesday Evening Club from 3rd May 2011.
Tonight on the the Tuesday Evening Club
future-radio-laurence: On my radio show this week: Gravity-defying hair gel for astronauts I apply for the job of the World’s Most Wanted Man Plus, on Laurence vs. Adam we have a disgusting fact-off Here’s a video to prove the need for gravity-defying hair gel. Her hair is everywhere! That’s TONIGHT 6 til 7 o’clock on Future Radio.
future-radio-laurence: On my radio show this week… I take a trip to the Bank Holiday Production Factory My letter to Anne Robinson about her semi-retirement plans On Laurence vs. Adam we’ve written our own Funny Poems. Mine is called The Man Of The Puppets and Adam’s is called Rain. That’s Tuesday 6 till 7 o’clock on Future Radio :)
The life and times of Laurence Scott: This week's... →
radiolaurence: On my radio show this week: Adam and I translate each other’s morse code messages in Laurence vs. Adam. The current scores are Me (Laurence) 1 - Adam 1…. Who will break the stalemate? On Signed, sealed, delivered my letter is to the Grand National about my ideas to make it more fun and…
The Tuesday Evening Club: Show notes from... →
radiolaurence: On Laurence vs. Adam this week the challenge was to write a short ghost story. Here are the two stories for you to read… Laurence’s ghost story With the sound of busker’s ringing in his ears, Daniel closed up his chip stall for lunch. He had grease clinging to his face and sweat dripping like…
Bungay Half Marathon Fundraiser
Hi folks, On April 10th 2011, at around 12:30pm, a group of dedicated Future Radio presenters, volunteers and staff will be lacing up their running shoes to puff and pant around a 13 mile course in order to raise much-needed funs for Future Radio and Future Projects. This will be in the form of the annual Bungay Half Marathon, and it will probably be very hard work. Show your support to the team...
Hello, it’s Laurence Scott here. On my show tonight, the challenge on Laurence vs. Adam is to learn how to yodel and the vintage song comes from Ernie K-Doe.
laurencescotty: On my radio show tonight… Unlikely musical collaborations Funeral for Knut the Polar Bear Red snout day Numpty of the week Plus, music from The Arctic Monkeys to The Kinks Listen: Future Radio (futureradio.co.uk) Tonight 6 till 7 Laurence x Don’t miss Laurence’s show tonight!
The life and times of Laurence Scott: Show notes... →
laurencescotty: On my radio show this week, I played a game called Sheen or Dean with Adam ‘Neddy’ Nelson (my new assistant on the show). He had to guess whether the bits of trivia I was reading out were about Charlie Sheen or Martin Dean. He got 6/7 - well done, Adam! Do you ever wonder what Prince William and…
Listen again to Laurence’s show from this week.
Pride Live! March show
The second edition of Pride Live!, the Norwich Pride radio show on Future Radio 107.8fm is on Saturday 5th March at 1pm. Jules Bremner will be presenting and in the studio there’ll be Nick O’Brien talking about Norwich Pride’s work with young people and families; Julie Inns telling us about the Aviva Pride Talent Show and Kim Gibson giving a round-up of LGBT events in Norwich over the...
Its literary festival time again...
The new season of literary festivals is upon us already and there are several happening locally in March… The UEA SPRING LITERARY FESTIVAL got underway on February 8. For details of events running until June 7 and featuring authors such as Andrea Levy, A.C. Grayling, Edmund De Waal, Jo Shapcott and Ali Smith, check here: http://www.uea.ac.uk/litfest Not Norfolk, but not a million miles...
Upcoming book launches/signings...
Some interesting book launches/signings by stars — some established, some upcoming, mostly local — are scheduled in Norwich over the next few weeks…. At The Book Hive: On Thursday, February 24 Hugh Aldersey-Williams will be signing his latest book, Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements. (For more detail on Periodic Tales, see the entry below on Hugh A-W’s...
"Words and Women" -- a celebration
An event for Norfolk literature lovers…. As the poster says, “Words and Women” is a literary celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Local women writers Lynne Bryan, Helen Ivory, Hannah Walker, Belona Greenwood and many others will be reading from their work. The event will be held at the Millenium Library on Thursday, March 10 and starts...
NNWF in March
My guest on the NNWF in March will be Norfolk author Hugh Aldersey-Williams who will be discussing his latest book, Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements. Recently chosen as a book of the week and serialised on Radio 4, Periodic Tales is a fascinating and quirky tour of the periodic table of elements. It ransacks literature and history, science and art to bring you the stories, the...
NNWF in February
My guest on the NNWF this month is Patrick Barkham who will be talking about his book The Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search of our Emperors and Admirals. On one level, the book is the account of Patrick’s year-long quest to see all 59 species of butterfly that are found in Britain. It is a treasure trove of fascinating detail about butterflies, butterfly collecting, and butterfly lore....
futureradiomusic: NME Journalist Jazz Monroe came into the Future Radio studios to record his own People’s Playlist, and very good it was too. King of the Hippies Gonjasufi! The awfully-named but amazing-at-music Neutral Milk Hotel! Norwich’s very own Lowery & Luke Abbott! It’s basically completely brills, with Jazz doing a fine job of communicating why he chose the songs he did. Here’s...
Tonight's radio show
radiolaurence: I’m really looking forward to tonight’s radio show. On the show, I’ll be chatting about the robber who left his phone on charge at his victim’s house and my alternative valentine’s day poem. Plus, I’ll be playing Noah and the whale, Kasabian and lots more indie tunes. If you want to listen, you can listen on 107.8 FM in Norfolk or online here. Toodle pip! Laurence
Hi folks, Here’s the latest movie podcast from Cinema City’s Hannah Ellison and Future Radio’s Simone Hayes. In this month’s podcast, we’ll be talking about: Out of the Ashes (dir: Tim Albone and Lucy Martens)- A documentary following the Afghanistan cricket team as they travel around the world and work their way up through the leagues, chasing their dream of...
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Saturday Schedule Changes
Saturday evenings are changing on Future Radio! Sadly we bid farewell to the ‘Future Underground’ show, which has been a regular on our schedules for the last couple of years. Thanks to ‘Jonezy’ and Nick Bowman for all their work on the show and the high profile DJs/Producers who featured as interviewees and guests. The new Saturday night line up: Urban Audio with Kris...
January book launches for Norfolk authors....
Norwich based author Tom Cox is launching his new book, Talk to the Tail, at “The Book Hive” this coming Thursday, January 13, at 6.30. Admission is free and unticketed. Talk to the Tail is a follow up to Tom Cox’s previous book, Under the Paw, which Julie Burchill described as a brilliantly funny and moving “antidote to all the soppy, sloppy, spinsterish rubbish...
Drupal Help Wanted!
We have a lot of amazing volunteers working at Future Radio, without whom we basically wouldn’t exist. But this is a particular shout-out to anyone with experience of building or editing Drupal websites - as we’re hoping to update our own and need someone super whizzy. It’s a specific project which we hope would look great on your CV. Volunteering can give you loads of great...
Henry Sutton in conversation on the NNWF in...
My guest on the Norfolk New Writing Forum this month is Henry Sutton, the author of six novels including Gorleston, Flying and Get Me Out of Here, and Thong Nation, a collection of short stories. Wildly funny, extravagantly inventive and original, Henry Sutton is, in the words of DJ Taylor, “developing into a high-grade exponent of urban paranoia.” Get Me Out of Here, published...
Brand new movie podcast with Cinema City
Future Radio and Cinema City have teamed up to make the ultimate supergroup, and have produced the first of many monthly podcasts, reviewing and previewing forthcoming cinema releases at Cinema City. Future Radio’s Simone Hayes will be chatting with Cinema City’s Hannah Ellison in this first episode about the following films: Catfish (12A)- an American documentary about identity and social...
Saturday Schedule Changes
This Saturday sees a new look schedule for Future Radio! The new (revised) running order now looks like this: 6-7am - Steve Burnham presents a selection of 60’s music for the early risers. 7-9am - Richard and Peter present music from the 50’s through to the 70’s with periodic documentaries of legends from this era 9-11am - ‘Sound of the Suburbs’ with Paul Burn - a musical journey from punk...
WORK FOR FUTURE!
The Future Jobs Fund is a scheme designed to help young people back into work and Future Radio is currently looking for a General Administrator/Receptionist to work for us for six months. Could it be you? You need to apply via the Job Centre and there are some criteria you’ll need to fulfil. The Future Jobs Fund is primarily aimed at people aged 18-24 who are unemployed and have been...
Good afternoon and welcome to the Norfolk New Writing Forum blog. Rather last minute, but if you are looking for something to listen to this afternoon, tune into the NNWF on Platform later this hour (in about 15 minutes, in fact!). I will be talking to Elspeth Barker about her novel, “O Caledonia”. Originally published in 1991, “O Caledonia” has been republished by Black...
"The Nerd Instinct" on Future Radio →
Future Radio’s arts and culture show, Platform, will this week be featuring a one hour play by the Crude Apache Theatre group. The play is The Nerd Instinct written by Mr Steven Rayner. Do tune in at 5pm Sunday 14th November. Locally 107.8fm or online at www.futureradio.co.uk
Bob Shingleton’s Show in The Daily Telegraph!
The ever brilliant Bob Shingleton (who presents our classical music show, Chance Music) has made the headlines again! This time, it’s from The Daily Telegraph, with a news piece on his exclusive interview with composer Jonathan Harvey. You can read the article here, or listen to a podcast of the whole show here. For more where that came from, visit Bob’s rather marvellous blog.