Corinium Radio Baking Star Rises to the Challenge

The Corinium Radio crew, lining up for cake!

Radio Baking Star Rises to the Challenge

Cirencester’s Corinium Radio discovered its own ‘Star Baker’ following a recent function.

It happened after the local community radio station laid on a special ‘thank you’ event at its town-centre studio.

The event took the form of an afternoon tea party, and although there weren’t any Mad Hatters among the guests, there was an Alice.

And it was this talented 7-year-old who took a bow for her baking skills after she produced a delicious lemon cake for the function.  Young Alice Stevens, a pupil at Minchinhampton School, was star baker of the day and was also one of those being given a big ‘thanks’ from the radio station.

She and other helpers had been part of a recent project undertaken by Corinium Radio.

That project involved the adaptation and broadcast of a radio play based on a book by local author and graphic designer Simon May. 

Also, central to the adaptation was actor Moses Hardwick.

The book in question was ‘Siege of the Hares’ in which Simon uses talking hare characters along with factual events relating to Cirencester.

Invited to the party were those who had taken part in the play and helped to make it the success it proved to be.

In addition to tea and chat, there were plates of delicious, delicate sandwiches and, of course, Alice’s cake!

Said Corinium spokesman Tony Coleman “The project was a first for us but it went really well and this was the station’s way of saying ‘thanks’ to all those who contributed towards its success.

“I know Simon has been writing more and there is talk going around that we could be working on another similar broadcast at some time in the future.”
7Year Old Alice Stevens, receives
the gratitude of Corinium Radio

The tea party was hosted by Corinium Radio chair Carole Boydell, who gave her own personal thanks to those involved as well as speaking on behalf of the station in general.

All those who had taken part were given a memory stick containing a recording of the broadcast as their own personal reminder of the project.

If you missed the original broadcast you can catch up on the Corinium Radio website where there is a listen again facility featuring “The Siege of the Hares.”

Talking about the tea party, Tony added, “Alice and her cake were stars of the show.  Next time we need cake I’m sure we’ll be knocking on Alice’s door.”

The play was something of a family event for Alice since her grandad, Corinium Radio presenter Charles Stevens, was also its narrator.

Corinium Radio wishes all its listeners a Happy Christmas and New Year.  If you want to make it your resolution to get involved with us as a volunteer, just get in touch with Carole Boydell on 07776 144033.
Keep watching our website at www.corinium-radio.co.uk for programme information, and of course, to listen in.

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