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The Beverley Podcast
12 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
#32 - Clare Greaves, Mental Health Mates Beverley
Clare Greaves came to Beverley eight years ago. She has experienced mental health problems such as anxiety herself and wanted to help others in similar positions. Clare now runs the Beverley group of national scheme Mental Health Mates, where she organises walks for anyone who wants to join in, discuss mental health, and get some fresh air and exercise in the process. We talk to Clare about her passion for mental wellness, what she does, and where her favourite place is in Beverley. Don't forget - it's ok not be ok. If you need to talk to someone, please do. There is more information about Mental Health Mates at https://www.mentalhealthmates.co.uk/ or check out the MHM Beverley Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2188756624787602
16 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
#31 Alan Robinson, local AirBnB owner and Peaky Blinder fan
Alan Robinson has lived in Beverley for all of his life. He's a builder by trade and has recently invested in holiday homes in Beverley. He's had an interesting life and he no doubt has lots of stories, but today we are talking about his more recent activities, such as his wedding to local girl Lindsay. Alan's wedding was one to remember, enlisting not only the help of his family and friends but attracting the attention of the town. Did you see Alan and his party on their way to his Peaky Blinder themed wedding? We talk about how Alan became a builder, how his AirBnBs have fared through lockdown, and what he's got in store for the future
29 minutes | May 30, 2021
#30 - Ben Shires, CBBC and BBC Bitesize
Ben Shires came to Beverley as a toddler and left for university and the bright lights of London to pursue a career in law. But it wasn't to be his destiny and he made the switch to TV and media and you may be familiar with Ben today as a presenter on CBBC's Officially Amazing or Match of the Day: Kickabout. As a graduate of local schools St Mary's and Longcroft, he has had an enviable life travelling the world, setting world records, and being gunked. Through lockdown, he's been keeping himself busy withBBC Bitsize and a new hobby - metal detecting. What does Ben love about metal detecting, how does it work, and has he found anything which is officially amazing? If you've got a field that might interest Ben and his detecting equipment, get in touch! If you're interested in metal detecting or you know Ben from his shows on CBBC, then this is worth a listen. Don't forget to subscribe, and get in touch if you'd like to be our next guest.
18 minutes | May 23, 2021
#29 - TomWilders of East Riding Theatre
2020 and 2021 have been devastating for those working in the entertainment industries, so this week Joanne is talking to Tom Wilders, Finance Director of Beverley's own East Riding Theatre to see how they are coping. We talk about what brought Tom to Beverley and how he ended up working in the theatre industry, and just what it is he loves about living in Beverley. We look back at his favourite production and learn about how local theatre fans can help ERT survive to be around for us in the years to come. You can learn more about ERT, upcoming events, and the 'sponsor a seat' campaign at www.eastridingtheatre.co.uk More Beverley people coming up and if you want to be a guest, get in touch!
27 minutes | May 16, 2021
#28 - Mark Kelly,Upstairs at Monks
Mark Kelly is from Staffordshire and came to Beverley a few years ago, bringing with him a love of live music. Some unplanned encounters and successes have led him to becoming a music promoter and, among other things, he runs the monthly Upstairs at Monks live music sessions at the Monks Walk pub on Highgate. We talk to Mark about how covid has impacted on his work in the music industry and when we can look forward to Upstairs at Monks returning to its regular slot on Beverley's calendar. But what does he love so much about the town and where is his favourite place to go? Check out the Upstairs at Monks facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1329954130458277 to see what gigs are coming up Have you got tickets for any of Mark's live music events? We have! See you there
17 minutes | May 9, 2021
#27 - Paul Coe of The Wombles of Beverley
Paul Coe is the chair of The Wombles of Beverley, an organised litter picking group that does an amazing job in helping to keep Beverley litter free. But why? We speak to Paul about how he got became a womble, what drives him to give his spare time to tidy up after others, and what he thinks are the interesting things that everyday folk leave behind. We also get to find out a little about Paul and why he loves Beverley so much. We would like to thank Paul and his Wombling crew, and all the other volunteers of Beverley for making our town a wonderful place to live. Listen now, don't forget to subscribe, and get in touch if you'd like to be a guest (or know someone who would). You can find more about The Wombles of Beverley in their Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/674441329392823 The Keep Britain Tidy campaign is running from the 28th May to the 13th June and all are welcome to join in. You can collect bags and Womble stickers and borrow any kit you need from the Refill Jar on Butcher Row, or from the Co-Op on Lincoln Way
31 minutes | May 2, 2021
#26 Revd Canon Jonathan Baker of Beverley Minster
Revd Canon Jonathan Baker joined the team at Beverley Minster in 2017. He didn't always want to be a vicar, in fact he studied law and worked as a solicitor in London before the calling to the church got too strong. Here, we discuss the work of Beverley Minster, how covid has posed challenges to both the communication and delivery of the church message and to the minster as a vital regional tourist attraction, and what drew him to Beverley. What does the future hold for the Minster and why is this week in particular special for Beverley? Listen now and don't forget to subscribe! You can learn more about the work of Beverley Minster at https://beverleyminster.org.uk/ and you should spin back to episode 19 to find out more about the Sanctuary project.
19 minutes | Dec 20, 2020
The Beverley Podcast - Christmas 2020
Well, here we are at Episode 25 and the end of 2020. What a year it's been! We will resume normal service in 2021, but for now, he's a catch up episode with a few of our guests so far, and a short but sweet chat with Pete, a charity advocate who lives in Woodmansey and also plays trombone for East Yorkshire group Late Night Marauders. Their new single, Someone Stole my Bike this Christmas plays us out. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a much, much easier 2021! See you next year.
24 minutes | Dec 5, 2020
#24 Martin Peirson, local musician
Martin Peirson is a musician from Beverley who lives in Cherry Burton. He ran The Processed Pea in Etton for many years, and now he is retired from his job as a music events professional, he's still recording and gigging where he can. He's also involved in Cherry Burton Arts and hopes to get this back up and running fully again very soon. We're asking the important questions - what's Martin's favourite pub, and who are the people he's drank with round his kitchen table? We also get one of the songs from his new EP - The Larun Beat You can learn more about Martin and his work at: https://www.martinpeirson.co.uk/ If you want to be a guest on the Beverley Podcast, get in touch at www.SocialBods.co.uk
17 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
#23 Sam Hollis, Web Designer
Sam Hollis is well-known in the Beverley business community as a web designer specialising in small businesses. He has, until recently, been web designing from his base in Leconfield alongside running his family's smallholding. But right now, he's in sunnier climes. As we enter winter here in East Yorkshire, Sam and his family are on the East African coast gearing up for summer, where Sam's wife Zoe is on a secondment. We catch up with Sam, find out about life in Mozambique, and hear about his challenges in moving hemispheres during a global pandemic. We will no doubt see the Hollis family back in Beverley once their African adventure is over. This is a must-listen on a wet and cold day like today! You can learn more about Sam and his web design business at: https://www.samhollis.co.uk/
22 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
#22 Val Wood -award-winning author
Val Wood has lived in the East Riding of Yorkshire since the age of 13, with the last few years spent right here in Beverley. For almost three decades, Val has been a busy author - her latest book The Lonely Wife is novel 26! She is a Sunday Times best-seller and her first book won the Catherine Cookson Prize for Romantic Fiction in 1993. She is possibly Beverley's most famous current resident but what brought her here and why does she enjoy living here? We talk about what it takes to be an author, how lockdown has impacted her work, and which are her favourite cafes and restaurants. Have you seen Val in and around Beverley? You can learn more about her at: https://www.valwood.co.uk/
20 minutes | Nov 14, 2020
#21 Clare De Luca, Dancestars and Bluestar Boutique
Clare De Luca, a graduate of Beverley High School has travelled the world as a professional dancer, including a stint in Paris as one of the famous Bluebell Girls. Her love of dance has been passed to her children and she has run Dancestars in the East Riding for several years. With the pandemic temporarily closing her popular tots dance school, Clare has realised another dream - to have an online fashion boutique, and she's now running the two together. On this episode of the Beverley Podcast, we talk about the challenges of lockdown, how toddlers can be pretty good at adapting to life, and whether we will ever get to call winter 'sparkly dress season' again. Check out Dancestars at https://www.dancestars.co.uk/ and Bluestar Boutique at https://www.bluestarboutique.co.uk/
20 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
#20 - Dagmara Gdala, Montessori practitioner
Dagmara Gdala was born and brought up in Poland and came to Beverley four years ago to live with her Welsh husband. She is passionate about the Montessori method of education bringing her son up with it and hopes to spread the word of Montessori to others in Beverley. With no family here in Beverley, Dagmara has been pro-active and has started a group - Beverley Mums - to meet other local parents for mutual support. Her love of Beverley has taken the form of the Instagram account @Beverley_UK where she shares pictures of her adopted hometown with locals and the rest of the world. Once coronavirus is less of a concern, Dagmara hopes to expand her mums group, and explore more of what our beautiful town has to offer. Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/394599797871483 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beverley_uk/ and https://www.instagram.com/montessori_with_toddler/ Please subscribe! You can apply to be a guest at https://socialbods.co.uk/the-beverley-podcast/
21 minutes | Aug 30, 2020
#19 Simon Delaney of Delaney Marling Partnership
Simon Delaney is a partner at Delaney Marling Partnerships Ltd, the firm in charge of the current and ongoing maintenance and renovation work up at Beverley Minster. Simon came here in the 90s to work at the council and has been here raising his family ever since. What has Beverley got to offer that West Yorkshire and (that place over there) Lancashire has not? And just what's going on up at the Minster right now? Simon talks to us about the challenges involved in renovating a hundreds-years old building during a global pandemic, and uncovers the past secrets that the Minster is hiding. Are there really tunnels over to The Sun Inn, and what's the deal with the sanctuary chair and stones? You can find out more at https://www.delaneymarlingpartnership.co.uk/ and at https://www.facebook.com/BevMinsterOldFund Listen now and don't forget to subscribe for more insight into our favourite East Yorkshire market town (sorry, Driffield, but Beverley is better, so there).
23 minutes | Aug 23, 2020
#18 - Sophie Godson, Free Live Workouts with Sophie
Sophie Godson is a dental nurse from Beverley who, during lockdown, has used her expertise in leading exercise classes to turn herself into Beverley's very own Joe Wicks. What started out as a way of Sophie keeping herself motivated during lockdown has grown into a huge community of online fitness fans - she even has her own merchandise. The success has given Sophie the confidence to branch out with her own in-person exercise classes, which will be starting very soon at St Nicholas Community Centre on Holmechurch Lane, Beverley. Will you be joining her? You can find out more by joining her Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2974134462656100/ Happy squatting, people! Don't forget to subscribe on your favourite podcast reader, and if you want to be a guest, fill in the guest application form on the Beverley Podcast page at www.SocialBods.co.uk
28 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
#17 Tony Barker of Beverley Community Lift
Tony Barker came to East Yorkshire as a student and now lives nearby. He is an experienced broadcaster and journalist and spends two days of his working week as the marketing manager of local charity Beverley Community Lift. In 2020, Beverley Community Lift are celebrating their 50th year - or they were - but lockdown has altered their plans somewhat. Joanne talks to Tony about his work at the charity, why it's so important, and what the future holds for this vital community service. Have you used Beverley Community Lift or, more importantly, bagged a bargain in their rather excellent charity shop by the bus station? I know I have! To find out more about Beverley Community Lift visit http://bclift.org.uk/ or visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BeverleyCommunityLift/
15 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
#16 Adrienne Hodgson-Hoy
Adrienne Hodgson-Hoy is a busy lady. From a background in sales and marketing, her life has taken her on a bumpy journey and from these bumps have been borne not one, but three businesses. Primarily, she is a funeral celebrant. She also helps couples realise their dreams of having their dog attend their weddings. With Jan Stainforth, another Beverley funeral celebrant, she has Memories of Me, a service which helps people record their memories to pass on to their families when the inevitable happens. We find out what Adrienne does, where in Beverley she likes to go, and why she thinks Beverley is a great place to live. Tune in now - don't forget to subscribe. If you'd like to know more about her wedding dog services, see https://www.weddingwoofers.net/ For more about Memories of Me, see https://www.memoriesofme.co.uk/ If you'd like to be a guest on the podcast, visit https://socialbods.co.uk/the-beverley-podcast/ and complete the guest application form.
17 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
#15 Sally-Ann Rena of the Tiki Cafe, Dunswell
Sally-Ann Rena is Beverley born and bred and after a stint for university and working away, she returned 14 years ago to Beverley to run Armstrongs Social Club with her husband Toffee. Now with two children, they are all embarking on a new adventure - running the Tiki Cafe in the Ings Lane Garden Centre in Dunswell. Sally-Ann loves Beverley and loves that it's being made home for her family. So where does she like to go, and what else has she got on the go? If you know Sally-Ann and Toffee from being the hosts for your family's parties, then you really should listen to this one - and pay them a visit at the new venture, even if it's just to sample the delicious gelato. Learn more about the cafe at https://www.facebook.com/TikicafeIngs and Sally-Ann's children's books for sale at https://www.facebook.com/sallyannsbooks/ Don't forget to subscribe!
14 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
#14 - Lesley Anne Kinney, specialist painter and decorator
Lesley Anne Kinney didn't intend to be a specialist painter and decorator but here she is. 30 years after discovering a talent and making a career out of it, she finds herself in Beverley. a busy mother and grandma, the lockdown has given Lesley the time and mental space to develop her business and create something she can take with her as she looks to a new phase in her life. We talk about Lesley's career to date, what sort of work she undertakes now, and where her favourite places are in Beverley. You can learn more about Lesley and her work at https://www.lesleyannekinney.com/ and follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LesleyAnneKinney/ You can apply to be a guest on The Beverley Podcast at https://socialbods.co.uk/the-beverley-podcast/
22 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
#13 Carrie Mertens - local education marketer and project manager for Safi Coffee
Carrie Mertens was born in the old Beverley Westwood hospital and via East Yorkshire and a stint in Leeds, she now lives as central in Beverley as can be. She trained as a beauty therapist but life took her on a different journey and she now spends her days as a support team member at the independent Hull Collegiate School. One of the projects she's tasked with looking after is Safi Coffee, a pupil-led project which imports coffee beans from Uganda and sells them throughout the UK, the profits being ploughed back into a Ugandan school and community. Just £180 a year pays for a child to attend school in Uganda and the project has enabled many Ugandan children to receive a good education. With other schools in the UK now coming on board, what does the future hold for the project and for Carrie's involvement? It's fantastic to see a project which has student involvement at its core. If you want to buy some Safi Coffee for yourself, you can visit their website at https://saficoffee.co.uk/ or pop into the Beverley Minster gift shop, or the Creative Lab on Flemingate.
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