Two Rivers Radio Schedule 03/12/18

Good Morning!
Tune in to Two Rivers Radio:  1pm till 10pm.

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1pm – 2pm – Tune in to listen to Ask York 5: Disability Rights in York.

Ask York panel comes together during the York Human Rights City event organised by  Centre for Applied Human Rights.

2pm – 3pm –   The FanFiction Show Ep 4: Host Becca Miles, and panel Elly Brine and Emily Drew consider FanFic and copyright; authors who hate FF (George “Winter is Coming” Martin, Anne Rice) and those who love or don’t mind FF (Neil Gaiman, Cressida “Train Your Dragon” Cowell). A short run series available only on Two Rivers Radio!

3pm-4pm –  Yorkshire! This week Sam and Alex are keeping it local with a focus on rock bands of all types from Yorkshire, hopefully in an effort to tune you into your new local favourite band! Tune in to What Rock?

4pm-5pm – Monday Memories. Jayne Phoenix takes you back in time, with music, news stories and more. Can you guess the year? Tweet your answer to @tworiversradio using the hashtag #MoMe there’s a prize for someone who can guess the year correctly.

5pm-6pm – This month on the YSJ Hour, Brett will be making his debut with the show as a presenter. We will be hearing from GoalBall experts looking at the importance of inclusive sports on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We will also be hearing about the Christmas market and all the christmasy things we love to talk about. Finally we will be discussing the news of the day!

6pm – 7pm –  “Bob and friends are alive again, and what better way to make the best of being alive than by going on an adventure? This month, the Weirdness is about VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY! What will we discover, aside from Bob’s dark past? Can we not discover that, please? The only way to find out is to strap on your trusty boots and join us!” Tune in to Bob brings the Weirdness

7pm-8pm –  With this being the last Soul Funktion show before Chtristmas Dave Johnson will not only be playing his usual eclectic mix of Jazz Funk and Soul from the last four decades but will also be including some festive ‘tunes’ from the likes of Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder and Earth Wind and Fire. So put your feet up, treat yourselves to a cheeky mince pie and enjoy an hour of top class music.

8pm – 9pm –  Tune in to listen to Ask York 5: Disability Rights in York.

Ask York panel comes together during the York Human Rights City event organised by  Centre for Applied Human Rights.

9pm-10pm – To finish the day we will have some exclusive choices of French music from Maxime Maigret. Tune in for Bagguete et Croissant! This week we will focus on independent label “Chinese Man Record” and explore different bands of this label.

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Two Rivers Radio is a community radio station dedicated to providing unique, original and independent media for the people of York. Run by a dedicated team of hard-working volunteers, Two Rivers Radio is “By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York”
 

We broadcast every Monday from midday ’til 11pm from our pop-up studio at the The Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York.

www.tworiversradio.stream
 
We are a not-for-profit oganisation and all of what we do costs money. If you would like to support us as an individual or a business, please contact us: tworiversradio@gmail.stream or click HERE.
 
If you like what you see, read and/or hear – please ‘like’ our page, comment, share us with your friends, follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Get in touch!! 🙂
 
We are always looking for new presenters, producers, writers, journalists and other team-members – if you’d like to get on board, please drop us a line: tworiversradio@gmail.com
 
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Theatre Review: The Price (York Settlement Community Players)

 

 

 

Highly illuminating and thought-provoking, yet humorous!

Written by winner of the 2018 York ‘Script Factor’, Sophie Buckley, ‘The Price’ was certainly worth the money! Directed by Jim Paterson and produced by Helen Wilson, the play was performed at a favourite York pub, the Eagle and Child on High Petergate. It deals with numerous engaging issues surrounding not only the history of cryptocurrency but also various concepts of value: both in a monetary and in an emotional sense.

Throughout the performance, a disturbing reminder of the fluctuation of both trends and of Bitcoin flashed upon the wall in an almost dystopian fashion. From the outset, members of the audience were participants in the performance, directly addressed by a charming yet bogus salesman (Liam Godfrey) who exhorted us to invest in a new cryptocurrency, ‘Antheum’. He suddenly froze and the meta-narrative broke into the play’s main narrative elements.

In the general plot, a young construction worker (David Phillipps) bids his sweetheart (Joy Warner) farewell as she leaves to read philosophy at Cambridge. While she is there, the relationship comes under strain as the young woman encounters a smarmy and unscrupulous lecturer (Thomas Jennings) who entices her both romantically and then financially into investing in Bitcoin. As this story plays out, the audience is shown intermittent recordings of a distressed woman (Jess Murray) being convicted for numerous crimes by the Californian state.

Inspired by real events surrounding Bitcoin, the play is an ingenious commentary on cryptocurrency, the danger of unrealistic or confused dreams, and – what I at least inferred – a certain arrogance that exists in academia. It draws upon the true story of a Welshman who discarded a hard drive containing £70 million worth of Bitcoin and also that of the founder of the Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, who was sentenced to life imprisonment. The character whose story reflects that of Ross Ulbricht was portrayed by Jess Murray, who was seen only via video recording until later on in the play, making her entrance particularly striking. Her performance in the video as she was convicted was convincing and powerful and left me wide-eyed. Her live performance towards the end of the performance then played a critically cohesive role in terms of the plot.

The relationship between the young couple almost reduced me to tears in parts! Though I was surprised to see David Phillipps in the role of a sweet, honest young builder (I’m sure he perhaps should have had a slightly less RP accent), his performance was marvellous and even rather heart-breaking. Equally impressive was that of Joy Warner, who evolved from a naïve fresher at university to a resolute woman finally marrying her true sweetheart and realising what matters in life (note: not Bitcoin!). Thomas Jennings, who played the both idealistic and lecherous lecturer, truly brought alive that kind of character whom those of us who went to certain universities will definitely have met at least once in our lives. Suffice it to say, by the end none of the audience seemed very keen to invest in ‘Antheum’… At least, I hope so, in spite of Liam Godfrey’s persuasive orations.

A mere hour and a half long, the performance was expertly crafted to interact with the space it was in, which was not particularly large and was thus created a quite intensely intimate environment. The whole thing both really entertained me and really made me think, and I don’t think you can ask for too much more from a theatre performance!

Watch out for more events by the York Settlement Community Players, including play readings, a Christmas Extravaganza on 7 December, and the production of The Duchess of Malfi from 16 March 2019.

Claudia L. Wardle | 29 November 2018

Photo credits: S R Taylor Photography  –  www.srtaylorphotography.com

The York Blues Music Festival

Putting on a Blues Festival in their home City of York is something that DC Blues had talked about doing for a while, it’s not something that they have attempted to do before but were spurred in to action following some devastating news when a very close friend & their partner tragically lost their baby at birth. As friends they felt helpless but knew they could attempt to do something positive and music is something they are good at. The Blues Festival is for charity and DC Blues are donating all profits to Charlies Angel Centre Foundation who do fantastic work in providing counselling and supporting bereaved parents.

The event is taking place on Saturday 6th April 2019 at The Crescent Community Venue in York from 1pm-11pm. After putting out a message on Social Media there was an astounding amount of interest from people who wanted to attend as well as over 200 applications from Blues Bands from all over the World who wanted to play.

The bands playing are:-

Mike Darwin
Steve Fulsham Band
Soulcasters
TC Blues Band
Groove-a-Matics
Dogfinger Steve
Emma Wilson Blues Band
Miles Gilderdale
DC Blues
The Achievers (headlining)

Keep your eyes and ears peeled as there will be more information to come on TRR over the next few months as well as a live session from DC Blues in the new year!

Two Rivers Radio Schedule 26/11/18

Good Morning!

Today from 2pm till 10pm.
Tune in to Two Rivers Radio:

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2pm – 3pm –  Black York with Fasil Demsash who will be presenting an open discussion on lived experiences of members of the BAME community in York. His guest, Dev Dee  will share her life and work experience in York by comparing with other parts of the UK she lived.

3pm-4pm – Breaking York with Graham Blueskies. This week we have another track from Ten Millennia’s album – Love Won’t Wait.
We’ll be featuring a track from Peculiar Blue duo Paul and Lynn Harrison songs from Tom Mckenzie, James Herford (aka Jimbo Doomface) and Gary Middleton – we also have another exclusive from Wurly Pig featuring the vocals of Jessica Penn and something from These And The Other Guy – so many great vocals for you to enjoy from brilliant local artists and bands. Sumptuous, sizzling syllables, sliding off the chords mixed with some deliciously delectable lyrics – you’ll want coffee and chocolate cake and an hour where we can take you to a warm place.

4pm-5pm – On this weeks Yor Living Well Show Juliet will be chatting to Dorothy Hodgkinson – change is all around us but sometimes it can be overwhelming, Dorothy talks about ways to cope and relates her own experiences to support this. A lively discussion in prospect and great music including some Cat Stevens!

5pm-6pm – This slot is going to be a little bit of Pic’n’Mix! If you’d like to join two rivers radio send us a message or email us on tworiversradio@gmail.com

6pm – 7pm –  On this edition of the Totally Serious(!) Heavy Metal show, our hero decides to hang out with some Gauls & some Huns, indulges in a little light necromancy, a little bit of modern warfare and some palaeontology, getting a lift back to reality at the end of it all by a fella from Nazareth who drives a rather funky automobile… Because as always, heavy metal is serious business!

7pm-8pm –  This month on Music history 101, Christian will be going through the history of musical pioneers The Velvet Underground. Tune in to hear some great tunes and crazy stories of music, art, sex, drugs and conflict

8pm – 9pm –  This month on Compost John’s Recycled Radio Show, Kate Hey, Student Council leader and Eco Brick initiator at Bootham School, and Robert Gardiner from the school would like to share about their ecobrick project with John. The ‘bricks’ made will be collected and used to make some furniture that will be used in the school. Kate and Robert will bring a ½ filled Eco brick and will discuss how to make them.

9pm-10pm – Covering the graveyard shift this week is The Other Side Of The Tracks. Glenn will be playing album tracks from Classic Albums released 50 years ago. Expect music from The Stones, The kinks, The Band, Cream and The Beatles amongst others. A treat for your ears!

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Two Rivers Radio is a community radio station dedicated to providing unique, original and independent media for the people of York. Run by a dedicated team of hard-working volunteers, Two Rivers Radio is “By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York”
 

We broadcast every Monday from midday ’til 11pm from our pop-up studio at the The Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York.

www.tworiversradio.stream
 
We are a not-for-profit oganisation and all of what we do costs money. If you would like to support us as an individual or a business, please contact us: tworiversradio@gmail.stream or click HERE.
 
If you like what you see, read and/or hear – please ‘like’ our page, comment, share us with your friends, follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Get in touch!! 🙂
 
We are always looking for new presenters, producers, writers, journalists and other team-members – if you’d like to get on board, please drop us a line: tworiversradio@gmail.com
 
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Plastic Waste and Eco Bricks

Bootham School may just have found a Solution to the plastic problem…

Bootham School has committed to becoming involved with the ‘Eco bricks’ campaign. An Ecobrick is a reusable building block created by packing clean and dry used plastic into a plastic bottle to a set density. Ecobricks enable us to take personal responsibility for our plastic. The Ecobricks will then be used in school to create several projects and ensure that we are recycling our own waste.

Bootham School Council (follow us on Instagram) discussed getting involved with this campaign and over the next few days, there will be bins put across the school where students and staff can put plastic rubbish (including the plastic bottles).  The contents of the bins will then be used to create the Ecobricks.

Kate Hey and Robert Gardiner from Bootham School will be joining John Cossham tomorrow on Compost John’s Recycled Radio Show to discuss the project.

Tune in from 8-9pm here: www.tworiversradio.stream

Two Rivers Radio Schedule 19/11/18

Good Morning!
Ready for you From 1pm till 11pm. Tune in!

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1pm – 2pm – On An Alright Show this month, Kieran will be talking about two of the most highly anticipated bands, coming up the ranks: Movements and In Her Own Words, he will be exploring some songs from each band and looking at what they represent, he also has new music from Sheffield rockers Bring Me The Horizon, Citizen and Can’t Swim.

2pm – 3pm –  November’s edition of LGBT Hour sees our usual mix of news, reviews and topic of the day: Mental Health –  brought together with some cracking LGBT anthems.

3pm-4pm –  Tune in and chill out, with our choice of chill rock tunes! Join Sam and Alex for the chilliest What Rock? show yet!

4pm-5pm – This slot is going to be a little bit of a Pick’n’Mix and we will dig out the best of the best out of our archives 🙂 If you’d want to join us and get your own show up on the Net Waves of Two Rivers Radio, get in touch:
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5pm – 6pm –  Ask York 5: Disability Rights in York.
This time Ask York panel came together during the York Human Rights City event organised by  Centre for Applied Human Rights.

Marije Davidson, Equality and Diversity Advisor at York St John University (accompanied by her interpreter, Vicci)
Shaun Lavery, Once Seen Theatre Company
Len Collin, Director of the film Sanctuary
Doug Paulley, local disability rights activist
Karen Frogget, Chief Exec of York Blind and Partially Sighted Society
Peter Dew, Executive Member for Planning and Transport at City of York Council

Chaired by YSJ student Emma Sayce

Tune in to listen to their insightful debate!

6pm – 8pm –  MTTY with Tracy Nesham-Allan and Stephen Allan is  a two hour special as MTTY and Coastin’ sail away from Two Rivers Radio! Tune in and listen to two hours of their greatest music choices!

8pm-9pm –  All That Brass will be swinging to the sounds of Big Band and trad jazz, with guests Les Johnson, trombonist and jazzman, who has played with some of the best, and Matthew Hardy of party pleasing big band Mr Swing’s Dance Orchestra and the thoroughly entertaining Dr Jazz. Put on your dancing shoes and join presenter Kate Lock for night of nostalgic, glorious brass!

9pm-10pm – Beats’n’Pieces with Jonah Hebron. Plenty of the 90s, plenty of New York, plenty of beats. Tune in and drop out.

10pm – 11pm –  “Stevie is a Punk Rocker Nahahahahow!!”… The Late Mr (Steve) Judge To You will dedicate the final sixty minutes to one of the most explosive periods in Rock ‘n’ Roll history… as the man with the needle, and safety pin swaggers and attitudes his way through the final hour with some of his favourite punk rock anthems…. “We’re so pretty oh so pretty. Now!!”

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Two Rivers Radio is a community radio station dedicated to providing unique, original and independent media for the people of York. Run by a dedicated team of hard-working volunteers, Two Rivers Radio is “By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York”
 

We broadcast every Monday from midday ’til 11pm from our pop-up studio at the The Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York.

www.tworiversradio.stream
 
We are a not-for-profit organisation and all of what we do costs money. If you would like to support us as an individual or a business, please contact us: tworiversradio@gmail.stream or click HERE.
 
If you like what you see, read and/or hear – please ‘like’ our page, comment, share us with your friends, follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Get in touch!! 🙂
 
We are always looking for new presenters, producers, writers, journalists and other team-members – if you’d like to get on board, please drop us a line: tworiversradio@gmail.com
 
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Ask York 5: Disability Rights

Ask York 5: Disability Rights is being recording on Saturday 17th November at the John Cooper Theatre on Monkgate.

The theme of the discussion will be Disability Rights in York – please come equipped with questions for our expert panel who will include leaders of local service providers, members of the artistic community and others with an excellent working knowledge of living with disability in our city.

The panelists will be:

Marije Davidson, York St John University Equality and Diversity Advisor (accompanied by her interpreter, Vicci)
Shaun Lavery, Once Seen Theatre Company
Len Collin, Director of the film Sanctuary
Doug Paulley, local disability rights activist
Karen Frogget, Chief Exec of York Blind and Partially Sighted Society

Chair – Emma Sayce

The recording of Ask York will be part of a wider programme of fantastic events organised by the Centre for Applied Human Rights. Please click here for more details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/york-human-rights-city-17121152966

Ask York is being recorded and will be broadcast on Two Rivers Radio on Monday 19th November between 4-5pm.

There will be a bar serving wine beer and spirits as well as soft drinks throughout the day. The bar is being operated by Two Rivers Radio so every drink you purchase will go towards supporting grass-roots, independent community media. Cheers!

Two Rivers Radio Schedule 12/11/2018

Hello!
Tune in to Two Rivers Radio: Midday till 10pm.

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12pm-1pm –  On this week’s edition of The Lunchtime Rush, we have surprise guest presenter: Mr. Graham Blueskies stepping in! Get ready for some great tunes! Best wishes to Declan – Get better soon!

1pm – 2pm –   Our honourable Yorkie away from York Genevieve is back! What might the world be like without music? Can music be…dangerous?! What do Mozart, raindrops, birdcalls and folk music all have in common? Discover the answers to all this when you tune in to Two Rivers Radio & take a listen to “The Importance of Sound: an Introduction” on Crossing Borders—the series that brings you traditional (and modern-day) folklore, music & dances from around the world!

2pm – 3pm –  Black York with Fasil Demsash this week will be focusing on Hidden Voices of BAME Groups in York. Tune in!

3pm-4pm –  Breaking York with Graham Blueskies this week presents a whole bunch of new tracks – A new song sung by Jessica Penn, more from The Jon Palmer Band, with a song that features Rachel Goodwin – Another track from Gary Middleton’s album Rolling On plus a whole lot more, including Ten Millennia – These and the Other Guy ( Now Slack Habits) –

Don’t forget to buy tickets to our November gigs https://bit.ly/2J1lp8j
Breaking York’s first mini tour featuring three local artists Evie Barrand – Quiet Eyes and Ten-79 -full details can be found at
https://www.facebook.com/events/329201344507750

Tweet the show #breakingyork and get your tickets at just £4 txts to 07967518287

4pm-5pm – On Information Takeaway Show with Juliet Powell this week, we discuss the Rise of Veganism and Free From diets – from fringe to mainstream – why are more people embracing this lifestyle?

Looking forward to chatting to our regular food contributor Claire Davies and Nutrition student Laura Naylor about this topical subject.

5pm – 7pm –  Two hours of best Reggae selection with the mighty and finest Catch a Fire duo: York Man and Daddy Harper!

7pm – 9pm –  This weeks HMGW Show will be a replay due to unforseen circumstances. We will be revisiting the show from the 30/04/18 which features the brilliant York based band Van Der Neer and British Professional Wrestlers Boris Koslov, Dom Black and Myles Kayman. If you want to see any of these talented individuals you’re in luck as Van Der Neer will be performing at Lendal Cellars on the 29th of November.(https://www.facebook.com/events/309565559648462/?ti=as)Boris Koslov and Dom Black will be part of the upcoming True Grit show on the 17th of November. (https://www.facebook.com/events/452109021897174/?ti=as)

9pm-10pm – To close the day we have some soothing sounds for the Soul with Paul Coull’s Soul Hour!

www.tworiversradio.stream
 
Two Rivers Radio is a community radio station dedicated to providing unique, original and independent media for the people of York. Run by a dedicated team of hard-working volunteers, Two Rivers Radio is “By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York”
 

We broadcast every Monday from midday ’til 11pm from our pop-up studio at the The Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York.

www.tworiversradio.stream
 
We are a not-for-profit oganisation and all of what we do costs money. If you would like to support us as an individual or a business, please contact us: tworiversradio@gmail.stream or click HERE.
 
If you like what you see, read and/or hear – please ‘like’ our page, comment, share us with your friends, follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Get in touch!! 🙂
 
We are always looking for new presenters, producers, writers, journalists and other team-members – if you’d like to get on board, please drop us a line: tworiversradio@gmail.com
 
www.tworiversradio.stream

Breaking York Mini-tour

Exciting new platform for originals performers in York

Blueskies is at it again!

It’s tough to get an audience, get heard and get your music out there, let alone be ‘noticed’, well here’s a novel attempt. Blueskies has set up three gigs, on three consecutive nights with the SAME bands! Sounds bonkers?

We asked Graham Blueskies why? Surely no one is going to buy tickets to three consecutive nights to hear the same music?

He responded with.
‘I’ve seen people go to a covers festival for three days and listen to a dozen versions of their ‘favourite’ songs, but no, you’re right, and that is not my thinking. I’d say who travels? No one needs to walk more than 100 meters in York to find great music, so I decided I’d take the music to them. I’ve selected locations that are not too close together and the purpose is to put the bands in front of different audiences – not the same one.

Remember November – 15th – 17th the gigs are 15th Victoria Vaults – 16th Acomb W.M.C. and 17th Clarence Club C.I.U.

Another innovation is that the members of the bands playing get 50% of the £7 ticket price. Blueskies has long been a believer in empowerment and encouragement. Money is important, but that inspires few, creativity and being a part of it inspires all.

Full details on each gig can be found on the Facebook event pages

https://www.facebook.com/events/329201344507750

https://www.facebook.com/events/1026045714249831

https://www.facebook.com/events/543517026069562

Tickets are available from all the bands playing.

Evie Barrand –

https://www.facebook.com/eviebarrandmusic

Quiet Eyes – Sam Kelly – Nathan Morrit – Ryan Bridges – Edward Dutton

https://www.facebook.com/quieteyesband

Ten-79 – Gary Luckhurst – Martin Fitzgerald – Wally Youngman – Matt Stanhope

https://www.facebook.com/TEN79band