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Topics pertaining to the local St Albans community, including Faith, nature and family.,

Local Life Rob Pearman

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Topics pertaining to the local St Albans community, including Faith, nature and family.,

    Wheathampstead Dramatic Society

    Wheathampstead Dramatic Society

    Local Life welcomed Robert Naylor-Stables, current Play Director at one of the District's best known amateur dramatic societies. Rob Pearman asked him to tell us what they've achieved over the past 75 years, what they see as their contribution to the local community, how they coped with the lockdown and what's coming up when they [...]

    OVO and The Maltings Theatre

    OVO and The Maltings Theatre

    Adam Nichols, Artistic Director at OVO and The Maltings, tells Local Life what the company aims to achieve through live performance, how they've used streaming during the lockdowns, and what happens next - including their management of and performances at the Roman Theatre Open Air Festival (28 May - 11 July) plus other productions to [...]

    Back on stage with musical theatre

    Back on stage with musical theatre

    Celebrating 70 years since its foundation, St Albans Musical Theatre Company can’t wait for the lockdown to be eased so they can get back on stage.  Choreographer and performer Elise Betts tells Rob Pearman what SAMTC does, why and how – plus how you can join them whatever your skill or aspiration.  The first new [...]

    Easter Reflection

    Easter Reflection

    Canon Tim Bull, the Director of Ministry for St Albans, presents an Easter reflection

    Composer, pianist and painter

    Composer, pianist and painter

    In the first of his short series for Local Life on jazz greats, local music man David Ireson looks at the life and music of George Gershwin - from Tin Pan Alley and Broadway to Hollywood.

    Masks, music, dance, video and more

    Masks, music, dance, video and more

    This podcast - in the series looking at theatre activities in and around St Albans -  focuses on Trestle Arts Base and Trestle Theatre Company (now in its 40th year, with a celebratory exhibition due to open at St Albans Museum+Gallery on 17 May).  Creative Director Helen Barnett explains the history of the company and [...]

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