Monday, 13 February 2017

Hectic Year Ahead for Corinium Radio

Corinium Radio Chair Caroyle with artist
Laurie. The painting is now displayed
at the CDC offices.
Hectic Year Ahead for Corinium Radio
No sooner did the door close on Corinium Radio’s busiest year ever than another opened on an equally hectic twelve months to come. Now the busy bees who volunteer to keep Cirencester’s own community radio station up and running are getting in gear to match the challenge. 

The radio station has only recently launched a number of new programmes but there are even more in the pipeline. Corinium Radio is going on a health kick this New Year, no doubt just like many of its listeners.

Coming up is a new monthly programme called Word on Health, which will get to grips with important current health issues such as obesity and sexual health matters. Not only that but there is also another new programme coming along aimed at helping us stay fit.
It’s being put together by Mac from Cirencester’s Elite Health and Fitness and is sure to keep you on your toes. Another chapter in Corinium Radio’s year is an adaptation of a new work from local author Simon May. Simon has published the second book in his Siege of the Hares Series and Corinium Radio hopes to bring it to listeners later in the year.
In addition we have new recruits to find and train, some of them with very specific skills. Plus the station is heavily involved in a whole host of community projects. Corinium Radio is proud to be a media partner of the Cirencester Abbey 900 project.  It’s also supporting the Hare Festival and backing Cirencester garden designer Geoff Carr as he grows his Front Garden Competition from last year into something blooming amazing.

So there’s lots to look forward to. But let’s look back for a moment at a news story Corinium Radio was recently involved with. The station has played a leading role in bringing a work of art to the public of Cirencester. The artwork in question was a painting by Cirencester artist Laurie Plant.
Laurie was the first creative in residence appointed by Corinium Radio after the station was named ‘Creatives Champion’ in last year’s Cirencester Chamber of Commerce business awards.
Laurie donated the painting to Corinium Radio to be auctioned to raise funds for the station. The buyer wanted to remain anonymous but also expressed a wish for the painting to go on public display.
So the local radio station was asked to try and find it a suitable home.
Councillor David Fowles of Cotswold District Council suggested that it could be displayed in the Council Chamber in Cirencester.
A handover ceremony took place recently at which Councillor Mark Annett chairman of the council, said, “We are honoured to display this painting by one of our most talented local artists and we believe that many members of the public will now be able to see it and appreciate its beauty.”

So you can see there’s never a dull moment.  If you would like to get involved contact Carole Boydell on 07776 144033

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