Sheer Isolation – with Ben Parkes (12/09/21)

This week’s guest on Sheer Isolation is going old-school to help share community successes across the centre of Wiltshire. Ben Parkes is part of the team behind the newly launched Celebrate newspaper in Trowbridge. The idea of the paper is to promote local events, share good news stories and encourage more people to make their home town a more cheery and friendly place. We ask Ben why he’s taken on this project, and what he sees are the advantages of promotion via a physical newspaper.

On the music menu, we play a brand new tune from Chippenham/Bristol fuzzy rock outfit, The Erotic Secrets of Pompeii, and Ben picks a family favourite during lockdown… a single-take, quirky, sample and loop build-up from South African YouTube star, The Kiffness. In news, we get confused about next month’s plans to introduce Covid passports for nightclubs and large venues in England, and we’re not the only ones looking for clearer guidance.