Have you heard Jenn's radio shows on Frome FM?

 

Somerset cool is a mix of Somerset chat, top tunes, great studio guests and other surprises along the way... and Jenna's won a National Community Radio Award for creating and presenting it.

 

Lots of different people from our Somerset communities have been involved so far and there's so much more to come too, so tune in, tweet us in the studio @somersetcool or @fromefm and be part of it.

 

The next show is on August 23rd from 12-1pm but if you miss the show live, you can catch up right here whenever you like, on our Mixcloud channel.

And throughout lockdown, Jenn shared a weekly dose of 'The Good stuff' - the positive stories from around Somerset, food tips with Yeo Valley Food Ambassador and Executive Chef, Paul Collins, six of the social media best and some Stuff & Nonsense - the most curious quiz in Somerset!

You can catch up on those shows here.  

 

 

 

Somerset cool shows

SHOW TWENTY SIX, 

TOLLS & THE TOSS OF A COIN

 

JULY 19TH, 2020

 

Join Jenn for the unique stories of Somerset as she catches up with the owner of a very special 18th century toll house which may, or may not, be haunted! Jenn also chats to Cheryl Ford, founder of Quantock Brewery, about starting a microbrewery on a coin toss & getting through lockdown. There are special shout outs for the people who got you through lockdown too.  

 

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SHOW TWENTY FIVE, 

50 YEARS OF GLASTO

 

JUNE 21ST, 2020

 

To mark 50 years of the most incredible festival on the planet, Jenn shares your Glastonbury memories - and there are some crackers (just don't mention tent pegs! ;)). She also catches up with Hester Moore from Festival Postcards who talks about her family's longstanding love affair with the festival & don't miss Jenn's chat with activist, horticulturist & founder of Edible Bristol, Sara Venn

 

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SHOW TWENTY FOUR, 

THE ARTS LOCKDOWN SPECIAL

 

MAY 24TH, 2020

 

Jenn chats all things art this month as she catches up with Artist and Somerset Art Works Open Studios & membership Co-ordinator, Paul Newman about the plans for Open Studios this September. Several Somerset artists share their thoughts on the future of art & how COVID-19 has affected them & Jenn chats to Artist, Luminara Star about co-curating the virtual exhibition 'Happenings' as part of Fringe Arts Bath. Photographer Zoe Cox also tells listeners about her One Tree, Four Seasons project. 

 

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SHOW TWENTY THREE, 

YOUR LOCKDOWN READING LIST

 

APRIL 26TH, 2020

 

Jenn is joined on the phone by Book Reviewer John Fish, as he shares his ultimate lockdown book list - 5 of the best reads around! We share your favourite book shout outs and Jenn also catches up with Ferne Animal Sanctuary to find out how they're keeping positive during lockdown. The Occasional Kitchen talk to Jenn about their awesome meals for key workers initiative too. 

 

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SHOW TWENTY TWO, 

KITCHEN TABLE RADIO

 

MARCH 31ST, 2020

 

The start of lockdown kitchen table radio for Jenn, as she chats to Yeo Valley Executive Chef and Food Ambassador Paul Collins, to find out how he's approaching cooking during these strange times. She also catches up with The Cheeky Bean Cafe to discover more about their 'Cakes for the NHS' and although Jenn wasn't able to go chocolate making at Craft House Chocolate, she chats with owner Nettie over the phone to find out more about making real chocolate - and how the business has adapted since the Covid-19 lockdown. 
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SHOW TWENTY ONE, 

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

 

MARCH 2ND, 2020

 

Our foodie special sees Jenn head off to the One Mile Bakery in Paulton, to catch up with owner Becky Mears for a chat (and bagel/pretzel making session). Our guest in the studio is Francine Lee from Bumblees Preserves - an artisan maker with a genuine love of local. Fran guides us through a delicious preserves tasting.

 

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SHOW TWENTY, 

STAYING UP LATE TO WATCH THE WRESTLING

 

FEBRUARY 2ND, 2020

 

Singer Songwriter, Alex Lipinski, plays 3 acoustic songs live, including his new single 'Jigsaw' & chats to Jenn about his experiences in the music industry. Jenn also catches up with Lorna Thomas, mentor with the charity Promise Works who support Somerset's most vulnerable young people.

 

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SHOW NINETEEN, 

THE FLYING CARROT

 

JANUARY 5TH, 2020

 

Bestselling author, Charlie Connelly shares his colourful stories of travel, Elvis, The Shipping Forecast and New Order. Now there's an eclectic combo! Jenn also chats to photographer Mark Pickthall about the starling murmurations, body art and photographing Glastonbury Festival.

 

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SHOW EIGHTEEN

OH I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY

 

DECEMBER 25TH, 2019

 

A two part extravaganza to celebrate the big day and the festive season. Who will win Christmas Cluedo? Will the cracker jokes be as bad as last year? What will the first ever Somerset cool pants be like? Tune in to find out & to hear Jenn's chat with Somerset charity We Hear You. 

 

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SHOW SEVENTEEN

A MASTERCLASS OF GLASS 

 

DECEMBER 8TH, 2019

 

One of the country's best known Glassblowers, Somerset-based Will Shakspeare, shares some of his brilliant stories and Book Reviewer John Fish shares his top 5 reads for Christmas. Stephen Moss also joins us to talk about his new book, The Twelve Birds of Christmas.  

 

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SHOW SIXTEEN

"WHO DOESN'T LIKE VERA?"

 

NOVEMBER 10TH, 2019

 

Laura & John from Go La La cards join us in the studio to chat creativity, innuendo and Somerset legends, plus we share our caption competition entries. Jenn talks to Virginia Saggers and Gerald Terd (AKA Rare Species) about their Frome comedy walk 'The Fecund Coming' and Gerald shares what he does to relax. You won't want to miss that! 

 

We also catch up with Chef Paul Collins to discover more about Yeo Valley Kitchen's win at the Food Made Good awards. 

 

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SHOW FIFTEEN, BANGING ON THE DOOR OF A FLORIST AT 9AM

 

OCTOBER 13TH, 2019

It's our first birthday show - woo hoo! 

 

Founder member of Noah & the Whale, Matt Owens chats to Jenn & plays music from his new solo album, Whiskey & Orchids. Tune in to discover more about the florist! ;) Io Fox from Rise Frome joins us to talk about how the 'Hub Nub' has moved on, 1 year after she was our very first studio guest! We also share the stories of your most memorable birthdays - & there is cake! 

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SHOW FOURTEEN

AN ART WEEKS ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

 

SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2019

Join us for a special programme celebrating 25 years of Somerset Art Weeks as artists Paul Newman, Fiona Campbell & Rebecca Bruton chat to Jenn in the studio & there's a very special 60 second challenge you won't want to miss! 

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SHOW THIRTEEN

CHARITY BEGINS FROM THE HEART

 

AUGUST 18TH, 2019

Studio guest: Kristen Lindop from Somerset charity Children's World joins us in the studio to talk about their amazing work at home and overseas

 

Highlights: We share your charity shout outs, President of the charity Somerset Wildlife Trust, Stephen Moss, talks birds & music is Jenn's selection of the very best discoveries at Valley Fest

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SHOW TWELVE, FESTIVAL FEVER

 

JULY 21ST, 2019

Studio guest: Sarah Swales from SoFar Sounds Frome joins us to chat about the secret gigs they curate

 

Highlights: Jenn catches up with Melissa Kidd, one of the organisers of Valley Fest, a gorgeous festival on the banks of Chew Valley Lake & we share your favourite festival moments 

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SHOW ELEVEN

THE SOMERSET COOLATHON FOLLOW UP

 

JUNE 15TH, 2019

As part of the Somerset coolathon, we collaborated with cake artist Zoe Burmester to auction one of her amazing edible sculptures & Channel 4 filmed the unveiling live in the Frome FM studio - listen to how we all got on!

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SHOW TEN

THE SOMERSET COOLATHON

24 HOURS NON-STOP!

 

MAY 25TH-26TH, 2019

A very special fundraiser celebrating the communities we live in & raising much needed funds & awareness for Somerset & Dorset Animal Rescue & Lurcher SOS. For a selection of the shows, including 'Rescues & Requests', Foodie, Wildlife, Photography & Makers Hours, click below & don't forget to check out Hour 24. It's radio gold! ;)  

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SHOW NINE, "SLURP"

 

APRIL 28TH, 2019

 

Studio guest: Tom Brazier, founder of the awesome Braziers Coffee joins us for 'cupping'. That's coffee tasting to you & I & the slurping is phenomenal!  

 

Highlights:  Forde Abbey's Head Gardener Josh Sparkes chats to Jenna & the local spotlight falls on 'Made in Somerset', an artisan charity event in Somerton

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SHOW EIGHT

"IS IT TO YOUR TASTE?"

 

MARCH 31ST, 2019

 

Studio guest: Sarah Helliwell, Head of Wine at Stony Street House, joins us for an awesome wine tasting to pick out the best Easter bottles for you

 

Highlights:  Artist Sally Whelan chats about her latest project 'The Goddess Sittings' & there's part two of our interview with Bath-based writer, historian of comedy and performer, Jem Roberts 

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SHOW SEVEN, THE BEES KNEES

 

MARCH 3RD, 2019

 

Studio guest: Somerset artist, Lydia Needle talking about arts project FIFTY BEES - The interconnectedness of all things

 

Highlights:  Part one of our interview with Bath-based writer, historian of comedy, performer and all-round ace, Jem Roberts - plus, the first play of Jenn's acoustic folk song 'Coming Home'

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SHOW SIX

OUR NATURE SPECIAL

 

FEBRUARY 3RD, 2019

 

Studio guest: Nature photographer Carl Bovis talking about his amazing Somerset nature photography

 

Highlights: Chat with Steve Mewes from The Somerset Wildlife Trust, talking about the Trust's priorities for our county

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SHOW FIVE

BRIGHT NEW YEAR, BLACK SWAN

 

JANUARY 6TH, 2019

 

Studio guest: David Daniels from Black Swan Arts talks about the arts in Somerset and this Frome-based creative hub

 

Highlights: Chat with Harry Fry, owner of Harry's Cider including the ancient tradition that is wassailing 

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SHOW FOUR

THE SOMERSET COOL LIVE CHRISTMAS DAY EXTRAVAGANZA!

 

Jingle those bells Rudolph!

It's our Christmas Morning special with festive tunes, chat and all the seasonal silliness!  

SHOW THREE, THE LOST WORDS

 

DECEMBER 9TH, 2018

 

Studio guest: Book reviewer John Fish who has led the campaign to get a copy of the wonderful The Lost Words book into every primary school in Somerset

 

Chats with 'Sing for Somerset' Conductor Laurence Blyth & talk of Frome Christmas pop up shops with Resident store owner James Borley & Helen Rochfort owner of Pop! in Frome 

 

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SHOW TWO, THE SECOND HELPING

 

NOVEMBER 11TH, 2018

 

Studio guest: Frome based painter Sally Whelan talking about her figurative painting

 

Chats with Terry Williams, the inspiring person behind the Poppy of Honour and ace Chef and Food Ambassador at Yeo Valley, Paul Collins.  

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SHOW ONE, FIRSTS

 

OCTOBER 14TH, 2018

Studio guest: Io Fox from the Hub Nub Centre in Frome

Chats with: Nick White from Wassail Theatre & Joe Novell from Clevedon Pier

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