CLA GameFair 2013 Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire

www.southsidebroadcasting.comOn Saturday 20th July I had the pleasure of attending the second day of the CLA GameFair which was a three day event held at the Ragley Hall estate in Warwickshire and with the weather being sunny and warm and covering 500 acres, it was definitely something that was not to be missed.

The CLA GameFair was my second visit this year to a country show, because in June I visited the two day Lincolnshire Show so it was interesting to experience and see how the shows differed. There were some performances which I had previously seen at the Lincolnshire Show such as Jive Pony, however it was still a delight to watch them perform equine gymnastics again and it was also lovely to speak with Rebecca Townsend who is part of the Jive Pony team. As well as seeing them perform, I also got to meet a Zorse for the first time who was adorable! If you would like to find out more about Jive Pony, what they do and where they are next then take a look here:

The event provided a fantastic platform for business’ to promote themselves and to gain the interest of the public. They ranged from art, craft, home accessories and a lot of fashion; there was a wide variety of things and it was guaranteed that there was something for everyone.

I was surprised by the amount of stands which were dedicated to fishing and after watching a lesson in fly fishing I can see why it is so appealing, as it requires skill and you have to master it very well.002

Overall I was really impressed with the event and got to learn things whilst I was there such as land ownership and topics which have an impact on agriculture. Another thing what I’ve learned is how important social media is to an event such as the CLA GameFair because it highlights different things that are going on at the show, which will then spark people’s interest.

Next year the event will be held at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, so check out for information and also follow them on Twitter: @TheGameFair.


Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival 2013

From the 5th-14th July the 29th Birmingham International Jazz and Blues festival will take place in numerous locations across the city. Whilst music is at the heart of the festival there are other things such as dance, poetry, film and art. With free admission to the majority of the events, it is definitely something that is not to be missed.

On Tuesday 2nd July I had the pleasure of meeting the director of the festival and former manager of Brummie band Black Sabbath, Jim Simpson! It was a real delight to chat to him about the festival and also about his time with Black Sabbath. The interviews are below so take a listen.


The links below will give you an excellent taster of the festival and what is to come from the 5th-14th July.

Finally I’m really excited to be attending some of the events and to have had the opportunity to speak to Jim himself! For more info on the Jazz festival go to: and also follow the twitter account @BirmJazzFest #BrumJazzFest

Warwick District Community First Responders


The team from Radio Warwickshire interview Derek and Hanna CRFs of the Warwick District about the 999 service and how the community can help support the charity. Join them this Saturday at their charity car wash in Leamington.
It costs the organisation,to kit out each CFR member with uniform and kit bag £1500.00. So donations and support are really needed.

The Team meet Victoria Director of The Tree House Book Shop


Find out about Victoria’s plans to set up a community second hand book shop in Kenilworth called The Tree House book Shop. @treehousebkshop.

Sports Reporter for Radio Warwickshire


Meet Paul Smith – Radio Warwickshire Sports Reporter. Get in touch with the team if you have a sports event that the team can share with the listeners.

Summer Wareing – Qualifies for World Championships!


The team support local talent! Like Summer Wareing, who has qualified for the world championship Irish Dancing, being held in America.

How to Shake the post-holiday blues…


Local Voice – from Warwick Library. The team asked the people in warwickshire how they are helping kicl the post holiday blues.

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