• Sheila V

Introducing My New New Radio Show!

Updated: 4 days ago




In my new show 'Anything Goes' we will look forward to a more normal way of life when we can once again enjoy live performances, local films, storytelling and talks. Our guests on 'Anything Goes' will reflect the amazing variety of talented performers and creatives living and working in our area as well as a look at local venues and their planned programmes.

Upcoming guests on Anything Goes

Friday 11th June - Jim Carey

Jim Carey is a musician, composer, performer and artist who has become part of the fabric of the Cornish Arts scene since he moved here 40 years ago. Jim worked closely with the much loved Kneehigh Theatre over many years and he has continued to write and perform with the international company; Jim's music has been evident throughout the recent Random Acts of Art, which sadly saw the curtain fall on Kneehigh. Jim recently toured 'Riots and Lobsters' with his band The Saboteurs, community choirs and brass bands recreating work written for and with Nick Darke. Riots and Lobsters - the album was released when the tour ended.

Friday 18th June - Jules Hobbs and Richard Curnow

Jules and Richard are long term friends and co-directors of Finding The Will Theatre Company, where they strive to make Shakespeare accessible and fun for all ages. They have written and performed Bard Heads, a series of monologues created from the perspective of six well known Shakespeare characters exploring what might have happened next. A recent successful Crowdfunder means that they are headed for the Edinburgh Fringe in August, which has caused excitement in Bardhead HQ. Today we'll chat about the range of the work Jules and Richard are involved in and how they created Finding The Will.

Friday 25th June - Helen Tiplady

Helen has been a part of Cornwall's Arts scene for over 20 years, starting out as a performer - most notably with C-Scape Dance Company, Helen moved into choreography, teaching, producing and project management. Helen is currently Deputy Creative Director at Hall For Cornwall and leads the Get Creative team (amongst other things!).

Friday 2nd July - Brett Harvey

Brett is a writer & director based in Cornwall. His debut feature film Weekend Retreat won multiple awards including Best Director at the London Independent Film Festival 2012 and his second feature Brown Willy (described by The New Statesman as “Cornwall’s answer to Withnail and I”) won the Golden Chough at the Cornwall Film Festival 2016.

Brett has made films for Lucasfilm, Kneehigh Theatre, o-region, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Freefall Dance Company, Cscape Dance Company, Three Cane Whale, Sarah McQuaid, Theatre Damfino, The People’s String Foundation, Black Books, Hedluv + Passman, Hall For Cornwall and The Eden Project.

His highly anticipated third feature Long Way Back is due in film festivals this year.

Friday 9th July - Norman Bellis

Norman is a musician, producer and songwriter well known for his bass guitar skills. He was at the heart of the Liverpool music scene when bands were called groups and The Cavern first became world famous. Norm toured the world with a who's who of household names, but finally settled in Cornwall many years ago. Tune in for some rock n roll stories and I'll be asking Norm how he came to be known as 'Hooligan Bass'.

Friday 16th July - TBC

Friday 23rd July - TBC

Friday 30th July - TBC

Previous guests -

Louise Martin, Rebecca Mordan, Anna Maria Murphy, Catherine King, Anna Keirle, Sarah McQuaid, Catherine Lake, Shazz Andrew, Sarah de Courcy, Suzy Bennett, Laura Frances Martin, Bec Applebee, Ellie Leah, Emily Alden, Kirsty Mitchell,

If you missed any of the programmes and would like to catch up, follow the links below -












Thanks to the incredible support of Soundart Radio, I am delighted to announce my brand new programme The Art of Survival. Very special thanks must go to Alice Armstrong for her patience and knowledge which have allowed me to be safely distanced at home in Cornwall chatting to guests in their own homes while Alice deals with the clever technology stuff up there in Totnes.

It is no secret that the Arts and Music scene is in deep crisis; despite a glimmer of light at the end of the long tunnel, Covid continues to bite and the people involved in the entertainment sector in Cornwall are hurting. Hundreds are reliant on the industry, but many have earned nothing since March 2020 with others forced to accept work anywhere they can find it. The Art of Survival will focus on women who work within the Cornish Arts scene to find out what their ‘normal’ role is and to discover how they have adapted to survive the pandemic. We will also be asking how they envisage the future for a sector that generates a huge income for Cornwall.

Over the coming weeks I will be chatting to a variety of women including venue owners, actors, writers, musicians and people who work behind the scenes. Each guest will choose the music played and share the reasons for their choice.

The first programme airs on Friday 26th February at 5pm when my guest is Louise Martin. Louise is at the heart of many Cornish festivals and has worked on festivals in this country and across Europe; she is known from Bestival to Glastonbury as Hurricane Lou. Lou’s many hats include artist liaison, event manager, stage manager, band management and social media Queen. If it happens in Cornwall you will find Lou striding about in her wellies, clipboard in hand, phone clamped to one ear with a 2 way radio glued to the other. How difficult has life been since Covid?

Join me on Friday afternoons at 5pm for chat, giggles and some very cool music.


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