FRIDAY 4 - 6pm
Repeats: Monday 11am, Wednesday 7pm, Sunday 12pm
What We Aim to Do on Connecting Stratford on Avon
Stratford Upon Avon has so many varied groups, individuals and organisations beavering away in the background of our community, they support others, raise money for their causes, often going unnoticed.
Part of our programme is about raising their profile via broadcasting their information to connect them to the wider community of Stratford on Avon.
Using information about national and international campaigns, I try to find out what is happening locally and who is involved. We can interview the relevant people and discuss the local issues.
We have great pleasure in teaming up with Emma and her 'Stratford Calling' podcast. We shall be broadcasting her podcast as part of our weekly Connecting Stratford On Avon. her podcast will start our program with her podcast after the show's introduction at 4pm
There will be music, interviews and requests; local facts our ‘Dotty Days’ section and a few relevant facts and pertinent myths (Ooh - could be scary) challenging the myths. All within a friendly chatty atmosphere.
So, if anyone wants to tell us what they are doing - hobbies, what events are planned, etc, e.g. Jump in a Puddle Day or Mental Health week or do you have a story to tell? Come and ‘blow yours or others trumpets with us”.
We are non-political, non-commercial, and secular organisation . If you want to know what is going on, listen to Connecting Stratford on Avon and visit my Facebook page.
All my life I have been involved in community activities in some way or other. From an upbringing on a farm and being involved in village life in youth groups etc. meeting adults who cared enough to ensure activities for village children, helping with an integrated mother and toddler group where children ‘with issues’ played along children without various when my daughter was young. The hustle and bustle of supporting my child in the school community. Later helping run local festivals taking part in amateur dramatics along with my work as a District Nurse, highlighted to me that communities that pull together and care can help reduce social isolation and be a jolly good laugh.
When we moved to Stratford Upon Avon after my retirement from the NHS in West Sussex I joined my brother in helping him develop Welcombe Radio for very different reasons, I have a belief that communities that work and play together benefit all, it would be a great way to get to know different people and organisations and then found that there are so many groups but they don’t necessarily know others undertaking similar themes. Along came Louise with her idea of Connecting the Dots and I couldn’t pass up the chance to work on the programme.
Stratford Calling is the new podcast for Stratfordians. Find out about local businesses and good causes in Stratford. If you want to shop, support and celebrate local, then this is the podcast for you. You can listen to snippets every Friday on the Connecting Stratford on Avon show, or via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or the Stratford Calling website https://stratfordcalling.buzzsprout.com. You can also get involved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Facebook page @stratfordcalling.
Stratford Calling was created by Emma Gurdag, resident of Stratford since 2012. When she is not chatting to people on the podcast she runs Caterpillar Cafe, a not-for-profit family cafe for children aged 0-7 years and their families. Usually held in Tyler House in Stratford, but now offering online activities and information via their Facebook page @caterpillar.play. You can also find out more about Caterpillar Cafe and their other Caterpillar projects at www.caterpillarcafe.co.uk.
Click here to find information from previous editions of Connecting the Dots.