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Can I have my ball back?
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The last few years have certainly been an emotional and physical rollercoaster for comedian Richard Herring. He faced testicular cancer during the pandemic and, (this isn't a plot spoiler because the clue is in the title of his new show), he had one of his balls removed as a result. Richard says one of the things that kept him going was thinking about all the great comedic material he'd have for a show if he got through the experience! Well, thank bleep he did and he's bringing that show to the Cheese and Grain in Frome on Thursday, as part of the Frome Festival.  

Jenn caught up with Richard to chat more about 'Can I Have My Ball Back?', Richard's experience with cancer, his life in comedy, and a fishy joke cracked by Michael McIntyre! Don't even get us started on jewellery...

Frome Festival has begun!

Everyone's favourite town festival is back for another year, and it's bigger than ever in 2024! Starting from Friday 5th July for 10 days, you can experience over 250 events taking place in over 50 venues, including a myriad of free events.


The eclectic line-up will leave you as excited as Jenna at Eurovision... or as excited as Festival Director, Adam Laughton at, well, the Frome Festival!


Jenna's been chatting with Adam once again, to discover what's in store. Have a listen here and then head to the Frome Festival Website to plan your visits. See you for sea shanties on the 9th?   

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Things Don't Break On Their Own  

The debut novel of Exmoor-based author, Sarah Easter Collins, is out! Jenna spoke with Sarah on the eve of publication to discover more about 'Things Don't Break On Their Own', more about Sarah's writing process, and more about the twists and turns of long term relationships. There's animal chat as well! 


Fancy a game of Fact or Fiction? We've got that for you too. Sit back, relax, and just press play...

(And thank you to Hannah Boaden for the beautiful piano in this interview. It's from her composition, Skipping With Sprites)

Let's take a narrowboat trip together

Kiri Pritchard-McClean's funny foster journey

Comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean's had a busy few years... hosting Live at the Apollo, fronting the Radio 4 panel show Best Medicine, and then there's her podcast about serial killers! 

She's also become a foster parent and until now, she hasn’t been able to talk about it on stage. She's only just told the kids in her care that she’s a comedian... and what her real name is! Kiri's tour, Peacock, is all about her foster journey and she's bringing it to the Taunton Brewhouse in September. Here, we chat all about it. Before we do though, there's the little matter of her learning Welsh to find out more about...  

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Treasure troves & the Cheddar brooch

The Cheddar brooch was unearthed by a local detectorist and is on display at the Museum of Somerset. Recently it returned 'home' to visit Cheddar village where it  previously lay in the ground, untouched for over 1000 years! Court House Retirement Home hosted a surprise visit where residents saw the brooch up close. We were there too, chatting to residents about the brooch and about their own special treasures as part of a new project in conjunction with the South West Heritage Trust, Treasure Troves.You'll be able to listen to all the joy of the conversation right here, very soon. ​

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