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Local cricket chat with The first ‘On The Front Foot’ of 2019

The first ‘On the Front Foot’ of 2019 sees Tim Bowling and David Jay discussing local cricket before they’re joined by Stuart Warren and Trevor Stevens from Horley CC. Stuart reports on progress at Horley, then Trevor joins Tim and David to talk over last winter, and prospects for the coming season at home, in the professional game. OTFF returns on Thursday May 2nd at 7pm with guest Dan Feist of Merstham CC, now part of the Essex County Management; and pundit Andy Tharp, from Mogador Wanderers.

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Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens Reopens After Nearly A Decade

Described as ‘the finest woodland gardens in England’, the 240 acre Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens estate, situated to the south of Horsham, opened to the public on Saturday April 6th. This follows two years’ extensive work on the Grade 1 Listed gardens and on site facilities by new owner Penny Streeter OBE and her team. This is one of the largest UK garden restoration projects for nearly 30 years.
On Press Day, Susy Radio’s Dave King spoke to Penny Streeter’s son, Adam, who told us more about the reopening of the site after nearly 10 years of closure. Dave first asked him how he thought the press launch had gone..

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Leonardslee Head Gardener, Ray Abrahams, spoke to Susy’s Dave King about the enormous project of restoring the 240 acre garden to its former glory….

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For more information visit www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk

Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid (RBWA)

Chrissy attended the Press screening at Channel 4 HQ in London for the Documentary ‘Safe at last’ aired on the 26th February which was filmed inside a local Womens Refuge, which Chrissy also visited.
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Listen again, if you missed it, to Sue Tapper, Domestic Abuse Advocate from RBWA, chat about the Documentary, and the constant battle for funding which the Refuge faces.

See the trailer for the Channel 4 “Dispatches” documentary,
“Safe at Last: Inside a women’s refuge”

The programme can be viewed again on Channel 4’s “All 4” catchup service for a limited time only, by clicking HERE

Images © Chrissy Muir

Website: https://www.rbwa.org.uk

National Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24hrs)
Before calling, make sure you are safe

Sue Tapper, Domestic Abuse Refuge Advocate
Sue Tapper, Domestic Abuse Refuge Advocate

Katrian, Childrens Advocate, featured in the documentary,
in the colourful refuge playroom.

Susan and Kinga
Survivors of domestic abuse who took part in the documentary
Emma, Charlotte (CEO) and Sue.
RBWA staff who took part in the documentary

Refuge window

Dorking Dramatic & Operatic Society perform My Fair Lady

Dave King recently spoke to Alec Derbie of the Dorking Dramatic & Operatic Society shortly before their production of My Fair Lady at the Dorking Halls. Alec is playing one of the musical’s leading roles, Professor Higgins. He told Dave more about the musical and the preparations for the performances between Wednesday 13th and Saturday 16th February inclusive.

two men in conversation
Alec Derbie of Dorking Dramatic & Operatic Society (right)

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My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Federick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl played by Elise Parish, who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins so that she may pass as a lady.

dark haired woman in period costume holding a basket of purple flowers

Tickets on sale now from £14
Call Dorking Halls Box Office 01306 881717
or book on line www.dorkinghalls.co.uk

actors rehearsing of My Fair Lady

Dave and Alec also chatted about what goes on behind the scenes at the Dorking Dramatic & Operatic Society

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actresses rehearsing for My fair Lady

For more information about the Dorking Dramatic & Operatic Society check out the DDOS website: www.ddos.org.uk/

Stranglers present PRS Heritage Award to Star Inn Pub which is fighting closure

Chrissy Muir attended a red carpet private event on Thursday, 31st January hosted at ‘The Star Inn’ in Guildford where The Stranglers unveiled a plaque on the wall of the pub commemorating the first official gig of the band here in 1974. The pub was presented with a PRS Music Heritage award for this, whilst facing the threat of closure

JJ and Baz from the band played an acoustic set for family and friends, see here a clip of the Iconic song ‘Strange Little Girl’ and photos taken at the ‘Star Inn’ on the day.

You can sign a petition to save ‘The Star Inn’ HERE

Website: http://www.thestranglers.co.uk/
Facebook: @thestranglers
Twitter: @StranglersSite

Website: https://www.starinnguildford.co.uk/

Footage of a private event at ‘The Star Inn Backroom’ Guildford. Jean-Jaques Burnel and Baz Warne perform a very special acoustic set for friends and family , this clip is of the Iconic ‘Strange Little Girl’ played at their first official gig here in 1974.

Video and images © Chrissy Muir

Baz, Dave, Jet and JJ ‘The Stranglers’

Baz

JJ

Jet Black, now 80 years old and no longer drumming for the band but much loved and still involved

Georgina, hoping to save the pub she loves and runs

PRS Chairman, Nigel Elderton, pleads the case for the Star Inn

The Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Mike Parsons, and the Chairman of PRS, Nigel Elderton

Chrissy and Dave Greenfield

The PRS Heritage Plaque

The Star Inn