Thanet Stories



Hear about this new exciting initiative that will run over 300 days. Go along to the first event on Sept 24th, hear who you will meet, this being the first of many literary occasions that you will enjoy over the next 300 days


  • An interview Jo Tuffs Creative Director of Broadstairs Folkweek

    15/08/2019 Duración: 32min

    Join me, Jez Hulme, as I interview Jo Tuffs,Folkweek Creative Director as we discuss how this years revamped festival is going. Hear about some of the creative acts & workshops on show this year. How did Saturday’s winds & Monday’s thunder impacted the festival & did the ‘Dunkirk spirits’ prevailed?

  • Find out what’s on in Broadstairs Folkweek 2019

    06/07/2019 Duración: 22min

    Listen to Jo Tuffs chat to Jez Hulme about the ‘new look’ Folk festival 2019 . Hear about all the different styles of folk & dance available to see this year along with the workshops that are happening.

  • A Team from Broadstairs takes on The Eggheads!

    10/05/2019 Duración: 34min

    Find out what happened when the ‘Grout Expectations’ team from Broadstairs get to take on the BBC 2  quiz team - ‘The Eggheads’. How were they selected, what’s behind the name, what's the inside story of how the programme is recorded & most importantly how well did our team do. Follow this fascinating story on their great quiz adventure

  • Man of the Sea Pete Stockwell

    01/05/2019 Duración: 34min

    Thanet Man of the Sea Pete Stockwell. Hear the tales of the sea from Pete who’s family goes back to the 16th century in Broadstairs. Recorded at ‘The Shed’ - a voluntary organisation for older people using their metalwork & work working skills in support of the local community- where Pete was a founder member. Join us for this treat through Broadstairs’ history.

  • BroadstairsLit. Inspiring Events for 2019

    25/04/2019 Duración: 09min

    Hear Jane Wenham Jones - joint founder of BroadstairsLit- talk about the up & coming events for 2019. Find out which 2 great names from the world of diplomacy & entertainment will be gracing the Pavilion stage in Broadstairs over the next 3 months, definitely not to be missed.

  • Broadstairs ‘Men of the Sea’

    19/04/2019 Duración: 32min

    Broadstairs’s Men of the Sea’- Richard Tremain   Follow the life of this ex Royal Navy man as he discusses his fascinating deployments over his career. Richard was born in Thanet & returned to Thanet in later life as many do, inspired by this beautiful coast hear how his life panned out & where he finally ended up at a well known delicatessen in Broadstairs.

  • The discovered diary of a WW1 ambulance driver Harry Tullett

    21/01/2019 Duración: 45min

    Harry Tullett enlisted in 1915 & was stationed in Sicily. In 1918 he was transferred to the western front as a member of the Royal Army Medical Corp. His granddaughter Jenny (a Broadstairs resident) 100 years later transcribed the pencil written diary to a coherent story now told in this podcast. Hear his words as he describes; life in France, his pals, rescuing wounded soldiers from no-mans land, dressing stations, the terrible fear from machine guns & shrapnel, & the shear hard work & danger of his role. Throughout, his humour & those of his pals comes shining through. It’s an honour to be able to bring this brave soldier’s words back to life

  • Broadstairs Winter Folk Festival 2019

    08/01/2019 Duración: 18min

    Hear about the new Broadstairs Winter Folk Festival. Guaranteed to liven up your January with top acts from around the universe!..enjoy

  • Taking in the atmosphere- Broadstairs Folkweek 2018

    14/08/2018 Duración: 40min

    Come with me around Broadstairs Folk Festival 2018 Hear about the top artist the festival attracts. Hear reaction from visitors & volunteers alike. Listen to Jo Tuffs, festival director, explain the the ethos, challenges & joys of making the festival work. This is a good overview to new & old visitors to this wonderful folk festival set in the beautiful seaside town of Broadstairs.

  • Broadstairs Folkweek review 2018

    12/06/2018 Duración: 20min

    Listen to Broadstairs Folkweek Director Jo Tuffs review the upcoming festival. Hear who’s playing in the main concert tent, what changes are afoot at the Hobby Horse Club & find out how you can get involved in classes from kettle drums to belly dancing   Folkweek: August 10th to 17th

  • Jane Wenham-Jones reviews her new novel ‘Mum in the Middle’

    23/05/2018 Duración: 24min

    Jane Wenham-Jones is an author, journalist, presenter, interviewer and creative writing tutor. This is Jane’s eight book and tells the tale of ‘Tess’ a middle aged, recently divorced, lady looking for a new life in a new town. She finds herself  squeezed between the demands of her child at one end & her mother at the other end. As usual Jane picks on the zeitgeist of the moment where many will empathise with Tess’ situation. Jane in this podcast reveals how she constructs novels from the sources and characters that she builds during the writing process.  ‘Mum in the Middle’ is launched on Kindle for a special opening offer of 99p on June 15th 2018. Don’t miss this offer to read another fascinating tale from this highly regarded experienced author and one of Broadstairs’ own.

  • Meet James Brown

    16/04/2018 Duración: 13min

    Hear Denise Martin Harker enthuse about this up& coming interview at the Pavillion Broadstairs May 11th when she interviews him about his new book ‘Above Head Height, where he explores men’s passion for football, their relationship with the beautiful game & each other. James fascinating background with TalkSport, Loaded, GQ & the NME has given him a bag full of stories to be heard on the night. At £10 each which includes a drink this has to be a steal! Book tickets through the  Broadlit website  happy listening

  • Thanet Offshore Windfarm

    20/03/2018 Duración: 44min

    Find out how these massive offshore windmills that can be seen from the Thanet coast are making a huge difference to our electricity needs. At one stage the wind farm was the largest offshore wind farm in the word. Operated by Vattenfall the company base many of its functions here in Ramsgate. Hear how they work & what their future plans are

  • The mysteries & history of the most dangerous stretch of water in the world- The Goodwin Sands laying just off the Thanet coast

    26/09/2017 Duración: 44min

    Hear about this most dangerous of sand banks that 'swallows' ships, aircraft & people if they fall foul of its quick sand. Listen to tales of the 'ghost ships' that reappear many years after they have been sucked into the sand. Pete Legg - retired mariner & historian gives 1st hand descriptions of his own ghostly experiences & the tragedies of those that have fallen victim to the dangers of the Godwin's that lay so near to the Thanet coast & can be seen lurking in the distance waiting for unsuspecting mariners.

  • Exciting new '300 Day' Broadstairs Literary Festival

    30/08/2017 Duración: 22min

    Hear about this new exciting initiative that will run over 300 days. Go along to the first event on Sept 24th at the Pavilion in Broadstairs & hear who you will meet, this being the first of many literary occasions that you will enjoy over the next 300 days

  • The 2017 Broadstairs Folkweek

    16/08/2017 Duración: 36min

    A chance to join The Festival Director Jo Tuffs & myself as we journey around this year's folk festival hearing the stories of those people that make this unique event so special

  • Kingsdown, great pubs, great views, great walks

    29/05/2017 Duración: 21min

    Join me on my trip to the beautiful village & cliffs of Kingsdown. Hear my tales as I walk along the cliffs on a magic visit that's only 40 mins from Thanet

  • The Volunteers Fair 2017

    26/04/2017 Duración: 36min

    Take a trip with me to the Thanet Volunteers Fair as I interview organisations in Thanet looking for volunteers to support their aims. Hear descriptions of what they do. Hear about the roles they need filling. Use this podcast as a springboard to meeting new people, helping others & knowing you are making a valuable contribution to life in Thanet by volunteering

  • Who's on Broadstairs Folk week 2017

    19/04/2017 Duración: 22min

    Listen to Kim Headley Programme Director reveal who & when this years top acts will be performing in the Concert Marquee at the Folk Festival from Aug 11th to Aug 18th. Hear how Kim gives you her unique & enthusiastic spin on the weeks events. A podcast not to be missed for new & old Folk Week lovers

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