Something for the Weekend

This programme features the busy people behind successful businesses; we find out how they relax and the hobbies that they have. It’s an opportunity for you to find out more; to join in, gen up and sign up to something for the weekend! Whether it’s Gig Rowing , Horse Jumping or, Sailing – the slow radio style will take you off into another world. Something for the Weekend is broadcast on Soundart Radio 102.5 FM and online. Produced by Dave Clarke. To share your story mail: hello@iamthehow.com search: IAMTHEHOW

The River Killers. Water… drift ~ fall ~ swim … Amy speaks of her inspiration while observing how we have come to passively take instruction from a world that disempowers and disconnects us with all that is important. The River Killers is an acoustic journey exploring our relationship with rivers and how we should care for them as they do for us… Ask not for whom the horn sounds ~ it sounds for thee…

Periopertive Risk. Assessing risk to patients before surgery is really handy and luckily for us there are some smart people around who have worked out how that can be done. Join me as I’m put through my cardio-vascular paces and see how my system bears up, while also dipping in & out of some intriguing questions about the conscious mind. Can you anaesthetise a worm? Over to Dr Gary Minto…

Sea Sense. 16 million plastic bottles are chucked away in the UK every day… take some time to find out how you play your part in this sad story and how young, local artists are raising the profile of such environmental problems while picking up some simple steps that you could take right now that would have a dramatic and instant effect.

Ukulele Festival. Take some time to unwind and listen to the stories from those who pluck and strum to bring you pleasurable sounds. Come on down with the Cliff Railway from Babbacombe to the secluded beach at Oddicombe where we join the Ukulele Festival – all set to the sounds of the gentle lapping of the waves and the occasional roaring jets of the Red Arrows as they fly high and turn in ukulele formation over this hidden gem on the English Riviera…

On the Buses. HOLD TIGHT! As we join Tim Jones from Start Point Finance as he steers the Coleridge Bus through the narrow lanes of South Devon. We hear the rich stories from those who rely on this volunteer service and as we drop and shop we are privileged to glimpse the experiences of others and reminded that we all have a story to tell. Set to the purr of the diesel engine and the hiss of the pneumatic door… ting ting…

Sailing Onboard Lacerta. Take a beverage of your choice, sit down and drift off to the sounds of the waves as they journey across the ocean to meet the bows of Lacerta… all mixed with the delicate sounds of the winds in the rigging and the harsh noise of rope working in ratchet. In this programme we hear from Debbie and David Phillips about their lifestyle ‘hobby’ of sailing and we also learn about Debbie’s work with Forever Living.

Join the BT Posse! We hear from the Border Terriers and their owners and how they meet to walk, talk and relax in beautiful settings all over the country and how the people behind Coralline Health make this something for the weekend for all to enjoy… with the soundscape of tricking streams and the crashing waves of the sea…

Get into Gig Racing! We hear how the Brixham Gig Club provides Something for the Weekend for the busy people of Brixham. But first…sit down and get comfortable; this is an invitation for you to take some time out and relax to the sounds of the oars, rope and water. Let slow radio lead you and field recording take you on a journey…

Integrative Law. In this programme we hear from the public speaker, coach and lawyer Julian Summerhayes about the ‘whole-self’ approach of Integrative Law… mixed to the sounds of bicycle gears, bringing pleasure to your listening ears…

Tales From the Riverbank. Sit down and drift off to the sounds of the Dahabeya as we sail along the River Nile while learning more of what Egypt has to offer… all mixed with the echoing sounds of the Muezzins as they call from the multiple minarets… In this programme we hear from Khyry Ali Abdul Majid about the boat that he hires – The Queen Tiye and the beautiful Villas that he rents in the ancient city of Luxor.

And Then There Were None.. Take a front row seat with the Bijou Theatre and relax while listening to Sarah Caplan as she directs a rehearsal of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”… ascend to the gods to get a glimpse of the history of Bijou and what goes on back stage… and stick around for the Final Act: the cascading soundscape of the cast.

BodyKind. Join Zoe The Headmistress as she talks us through the art of Strutology, listen to Megan as she tells us about her work as Bodiposipanda, learn from Harnaam Kaur as she shares her wisdom and wonder at the everyday ambiguity of Chris Paradox… with a little insight from the naked Miss Glory Pearl to boot. Thank you to Edd Donavan and The Wandering Moles for the music track “I AM” which begs the question: what kind of person are you? Have a listen to these amazing people, they may help you to find out.