11 episodes

A weekly podcast of fun, easy and creative things to do at home under lockdown.

Do you have a skill to share? Or something you'd really like to learn?
Contact Ben on bennobleradio@gmail.com or at www.twitter.com/heybennoble

You can also hear the show on RadioReverb in Brighton and Hove every Friday at 11am.

The Workshop with Ben Ben Noble

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    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

A weekly podcast of fun, easy and creative things to do at home under lockdown.

Do you have a skill to share? Or something you'd really like to learn?
Contact Ben on bennobleradio@gmail.com or at www.twitter.com/heybennoble

You can also hear the show on RadioReverb in Brighton and Hove every Friday at 11am.

    Drusillas Park, Brighton Food Factory and LOOKOUT

    Drusillas Park, Brighton Food Factory and LOOKOUT

    Featuring Drusillas Park director Ollie Smith on running and reopening a zoo in lockdown; Muir Jankowski from the Brighton Food Factory, who distribute surplus food to community groups in Sussex; and the host of LOOKOUT, a new podcast aiming to inform young people about careers in the creative industries.

    Thanks to our sponsor Coronation Soap who make handmade, vegan soap, lip-balm and candles in Brighton & Hove.

    Let me know about anything I should feature on the Workshop - I'm always looking for events, hobbies and past-times. Or maybe you want to share a skill! Contact me on bennobleradio@gmail.com. or on my twitter page.

    • 27 min
    Cycling in the city; Podcasting 102; Youth Services in lockdown.

    Cycling in the city; Podcasting 102; Youth Services in lockdown.

    Featuring Brighton & Hove Council's Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee Chair, Councillor Anne Pissaridou, on changes to cycling and walking in the city; a guide to planning and structuring your radio show or podcast; and Raquel and Seano from the Trust for Developing Communities Youth, on their services for young people and how they've been affected by Coronavirus.

    Thanks to our sponsor Coronation Soap who make handmade, vegan soap, lip-balm and candles in Brighton & Hove.

    Let me know about anything I should feature on the Workshop - I'm always looking for events, hobbies and past-times. Or maybe you want to share a skill! Contact me on bennobleradio@gmail.com. or on my twitter page.

    • 23 min
    Making Hats, Online Exhibitions, Playing with Lego, Baking Bread.

    Making Hats, Online Exhibitions, Playing with Lego, Baking Bread.

    Featuring an interview with Lulu Allison, creator of Haturdays; Anita Corbin, the photographer behind '100 First Women Portraits', the exhibition now available online here through Brighton Museums, speaks to Melita Dennett; Nick from Brighton Bricks on daily lego challenges and why not only kids need to play; and another bread recipe from Geoffrey Bowden: the lazy man's sourdough.

    Thanks to our sponsor Coronation Soap who make handmade, vegan soap, lip-balm and candles in Brighton & Hove.

    Let me know about anything I should feature on the Workshop - I'm always looking for events, hobbies and past-times. Or maybe you want to share a skill! Contact me on bennobleradio@gmail.com. or on my twitter page.

    • 35 min
    Glyndebourne Open House; Making Soap; Free online learning; Fermented Foods

    Glyndebourne Open House; Making Soap; Free online learning; Fermented Foods

    Featuring an interview with Glyndebourne's artistic director Stephen Langridge on Glyndebourne Open House, the opera festival you can enjoy from home; Jennifer from our sponsor Coronation Soap with a DIY soap guide; Ali Ghanimi from the Free University of Brighton and their free online courses; and why we should be excited about fermented foods from Olivia at Wild Cultures.  

    You can donate to the Glyndebourne Covid-19 Emergency Appeal, supporting freelancers impacted by the cancellation of the 2020 Festival Season, here.

    Let me know about anything I should feature on the Workshop - I'm always looking for events, hobbies and past-times. Or maybe you want to share a skill! Contact me on bennobleradio@gmail.com. or on my twitter page.

    • 28 min
    Brighton Festival at Home; Open Windows 2020; Charleston Festival at Home; and RemoteQuiz.

    Brighton Festival at Home; Open Windows 2020; Charleston Festival at Home; and RemoteQuiz.

    Featuring an interview with Rachel Blackman about her comedy show Tiny Failures TV, part of the Brighton Festival at Home; Denise Harrison, the artist behind Open Windows 2020, the city-wide project making art accessible in lockdown; Susannah Stevenson, Artistic Director of the Charleston Festival about how to access the literary festival in lockdown; and James Devonport, the creator of RemoteQuiz, the website where you can play quizzes with friends and family in realtime. 

    Get tickets to Tiny Failures TV here or watch it back on the Brighton Festival's youtube channel. Find out more about Open Windows 2020 or submit your own art here. Learn more about the Charleston Festival and watch all the talks for free here. Get Quizzical on RemoteQuiz here.

    Let me know about anything I should feature on the Workshop - I'm always looking for events, hobbies and past-times. Or maybe you want to share a skill! Contact me on bennobleradio@gmail.com. or on my twitter page. 

    • 27 min
    Brewing Beer; Podcasting 101; Escape Rooms online; and Local Libraries.

    Brewing Beer; Podcasting 101; Escape Rooms online; and Local Libraries.

    Featuring an introduction to Bewilderbox, the Escape Room you can play from your living room; a guide to brewing beer on your oven top from local brewer Unbarred Brewery; what's on offer from Brighton and Hove Libraries during lockdown; and a guide to recording good audio from yours truly!

    Sign up to a Bewilderbox Escape Room here. Get your home-brew kit here (NB - they sell out very quick). Learn more about Brighton and Hove library resources here.

    Get in touch with your ideas for skills and hobbies you want to learn - bonus points if it’s a local business that I can help spread the word about on this show. Or maybe you want to share a skill! Contact me on bennobleradio@gmail.com. or on my twitter page. If you decide to try any of these activities I definitely want to hear about it, so tell me how it goes.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Bongotron ,

Flongo

Love it! So much fun

Kazcreative ,

The Workshop

I so enjoyed this podcast. Little bugs have never sounded so appealing and
The Clown was enchanting ., A beautiful production.

pingu500 ,

Brightening days in lockdown :)

Such a lovely idea to brighten up days in lockdown! This first episode has some really brilliant suggestions for fun and creative things to do when stuck in the house- for kids and adults alike. Very much looking forward to seeing what the next one will involve!

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