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This page has features that have previously been broadcast on Surrey Sound during 2019.

Our archive features from 2017 and 2018 can be found here.

Alton Model Railway Exhibition

The Alton Model Railway Group held their annual exhibition over the weekend on 2 and 3 February.

Philip Grant spoke to Steve Flint (Editor of Railway Modeller and Channel 5's Great Model Railway Challenge) and Paul Joel from the Alton Model Railway Group.
(Published 3 February2020)


Maddy Prior - Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span have been recording and performing for 50 years. In 2019 they released their latest album "Steeleye Span est. 1969"and have just completed a tour to celebrate the 50 years..

Philip Grant spoke to Maddy Prior from the band when they visited Redhill recently.
(Published 30 December 2019)


Boris and Trump Interview

Philip Grant had the pleasure (??) of interviewing both Boris Johnson and Donald Trump.

Well impressionist Jon Clegg to be precise. Thanks Jon for playing along!
(Published 30 December 2019)


Jon Clegg

Jon Clegg is an impressionist who made the final of Britain's Got Talent in 2014. He regularly appears in panto but does a lot more besides. 

Tess Lewsey spoke to him about panto and his impressions.

(Published 29 December 2019)


St Marks Players

The Reigate based amateur dramatic society, the St Marks Players, have their Christmas production coming shortly. "The Inaccurate Conception" is a comedy about a school nativity play.

Philip Grant spoke to Christine Knox and Peter Jackson about the play.

It's being performed on Thursday and Friday, 28, 29 November.

Tickets can be booked here
(Published 10 November 2019)


Remembrance Day 2019

Lee Franks was a serving soldier before being invalided out of the army after his spell of duty in Bosnia. He spoke to Tess Lewsey about the importance of the poppy and remembering those who fought for our freedom as well as some of the horrors of war which he's seen first hand.
(Published 10 November 2019)


The Happiness Programme

Do you suffer from stress and lack energy?
The Art of Living's Happiness Programme can possibly help. 

It's a mix of Yoga, meditation and breathing techniques. In this interview, Philip Grant spoke to Sha-lin Tre-han to find out more. 

If you are interested, The Happiness Programme is taking place in Redhill from 29 November to 1 December and further details are here
(Published 10 November 2019)


Self Employment Free Course

Have you ever wanted to work for yourself? Take the plunge and go self employed?
It's a daunting prospect and where do you start?

The housing association, Optivo, are running a free course in self employment in Redhill later this month. Tess Lewsey spoke to Rhys Williams the Project Officer to find out more.

If you're interested, it's taking place at Christ's Central in London Road, Redhill from 18 - 22 November between 10am and 3pm.

Further details can be found here.

(Published 3 November 2019)


Alexandra Phillips MEP

Green issues and the environment are very much in the news.

We had the latest demonstrations by Extinction Rebellion recently as they try to raise awareness of what they say is a climate crisis.

Alexandra Phillips is a Green Party Member of the European Parliament for the South East England.

She was elected in the European Parliament elections in May 2019.

She recently visited Redhill and spoke to Philip Grant about being an EMP, her views on Extinction Rebellion and the "Green New Deal".
(Published 3 November 2019)


Downs Syndrome charity and film screening

PSDS is a local charity supporting young people who have Downs Syndrome reach their full potential.

PSDS stands for "Providing Support for Children with Downs Syndrome" and Helen Sheirs is the co-founder of the charity.

Philip Grant recently spoke to her about the charity and also a one-off screening of a new film called "The Peanut Butter Falcon" at the Leatherhead Theatre.

The film features a young man called Zack Gottsagen making his acting debut. Zack just happens to have Downs Syndrome.

When and Where.
The film is being screened at Leatherhead Theatre on Monday 28 October at 7.30pm. (Doors and bar open at 6pm). 

(Published 20 October 2019)


Include Choir

The Include Project's vision is to make sure everyone is 'included through the right communication'

They provide community projects, training and consultancy combining music, creativity and fun – to teach people better ways of including and involving people with understanding or speaking difficulties.

To Include someone is to unlock their potential and we guarantee you’ll be surprised at what people can achieve.

One way they do this is with their choir and Philip Grant spoke to Alix Lewer about the project. This is the full conversation (an adridged version was broadcast on Surrey Sound).
(Published 20 October 2019)


Babyloss Awareness Week

The death of a baby is not a rare event.
It can happen to any one.

Babyloss Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about pregnancy and baby death in the UK. 

This special week is also a collaboration between charities and organisations working together for change and tangible improvements in policy - research - bereavement care - and support available for anyone affected by the death of a baby at any stage.

Tess Lewsey spoke to Alison and Sam about Babyloss Awareness Week and the event 'Wave of Light'.

Further information can be found at:

SANDS - Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society

Petals - A babyloss counselling charity

The Miscarriage Association

(Published 8 October 2019)


John Archer

Comedy magician and Britain’s Got Talent 2019 semi finalist, JOHN ARCHER comes to the Haslemere Hall for an evening of magic and laughter on Saturday 28 September.

Philip Grant spoke to him about BGT and why he is coming to Haslemere.

(Published 20 September 2019)


"A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg"

Joseph Booton is a puppeteer and actor who is directing his first play at the Archway Theatre in Horley - "A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg".

Surrey Sound's Tess Lewsey recently interviewed him and they spoke about the play and his experience at directing.

(Published 20 September 2019)


Engine Shed

The Engine Shed is a special interest group for autistic children and young people who like trains.

They can design and play with our huge Brio, Tomy and Hornby train sets in an inclusive, safe and relaxing environment.

The children are in charge. They design and run the Brio, Tomy and Hornby trains, with minimal supervision from the Engine Shed staff.
25 children regularly attend Engine Shed sessions and they are engaged and focused throughout the 2-hour session.
Surrey Sound's Philip Grant spoke to the organiser Richard Semmens.
Further information can be found on their website http://www.engineshedlondon.com/ their twitter @engineshedsw16 or facebook https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?...

(Published 15 September 2019)


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