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


  • A trip round Broadstairs Folkweek 2022

    14/08/2022 Duração: 43min

    Have a listen to a review of the 2022 Broadstairs Folkweek …. magic as ever, starting with Lindisfarne. Also Jo Tuffs, Creative Director & myself, stroll around & see ‘what’s occurring’ during the Wednesday of the festival. Enjoy

  • Find out what’s happening at this year’s Broadstairs Folk Festival 2022

    27/04/2022 Duração: 25min

    Listen to my interview podcast with Jo Tuffs Director of Broadstairs Folk Festival 2022. Hear about all the great acts coming this summer from Lindisfarne to African drumming & how you can get festival free tickets just by volunteering

  • Broadstairs 2021 Folkweek, how it all came together

    10/08/2021 Duração: 24min

    Broadstairs Folkweek festival insight Join me as I interview Jo Tuffs, Festival Director, about the challenges, opportunities and outcomes of the reinvigorated Folkweek after a year layoff due to Covid. As per normal Jo is very honest and gives a real insight into how this year’s folk festival has been put together in as little as four months

  • Sea sounds Kingsdown

    01/07/2021 Duração: 03min
  • History of a extraordinary local man Aram Rawf

    01/05/2021 Duração: 01h41min

    With this podcast we hear the extraordinary story of Aram Rawf. A man who has been through wars, torture, persecution, life threatening situations and huge family loss just to get to the safety of this country where local people made him welcome and fought his corner. He has paid back so much through voluntary work & kindness & turned his horrendous early years into positive giving to those in need around him. This is a podcast not to be missed

  • Broadstairs Folkweek 2021 is happening!

    19/04/2021 Duração: 27min

    How will Folkweek work this year in Broadstairs? Yes it’s going ahead! Join Jo Tuffs (Festival Director) & myself as we discuss the new format for the Festival. Find out about the new creative exciting approach being taken to keep us all safe in the pandemic & still have loads of fun at this great event. With brilliantly talented acts from around the UK the Festival will be creating magic to lift our spirits after a very trying year for all.

  • A visit to beautiful Kingsgate Bay Thanet

    16/03/2021 Duração: 16min

    Come on join me on my podcast journey around the coast of Thanet. So far in the previous podcasts I’ve been to Pegwell Bay, Dumpton Gap, Louisa Bay, Viking Bay, Stone Bay & Joss Bay. Today it’s the turn of Kingsgate Bay. Listen to it history of royalty, daring rescues, it’s old village now long gone & the beautiful sculptured chalk stacks , arches & caves

  • Thanet's Sandy Bays - 3rd Podcast

    01/02/2021 Duração: 23min

    Stone to Joss Bay   This is the 3rd podcast covering the 16 sandy bays of Thanet. Today I venture along Stone Bay & Joss Bay Listen to tales of smuggling battles, visitors from South Africa that come to this unique coast? Surfers that like January & much more. Use it as a companion to walk with or just snuggle up & listen to so avoiding the cold walk of Covid winter!   Thanet Stories

  • 16 Bays of Thanet. Dumpton to Viking Bay

    01/01/2021 Duração: 23min

    Following on from my podcast covering Pegwell Bay, today I explore 3 further bays of Thanet; Dumpton Gap, Louisa Bay & Viking Bay of Broadstairs. I look at their history, geography & the quirky events that have taken place at these sandy bays. This is the second free podcast in the ‘16 Bays of Thanet’ podcasts series,exploring this remarkable coast & its stories. Thanet Stories

  • The 16 Bays of Thanet

    02/12/2020 Duração: 15min

     This podcast is one of a series covering The 16 Bays of Thanet. All of the Bays are steeped in historic nature and geographical  stories. Join me as I embark on these podcasts & tell their tale.we start with Pegwell Bay. Once the site of the first hovercraft crossing port to France, now a wonderful nature reserve.  

  • An interview Jo Tuffs Creative Director of Broadstairs Folkweek

    15/08/2019 Duração: 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 Duração: 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 Duração: 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 Duração: 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 Duração: 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 Duração: 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 Duração: 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 Duração: 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 Duração: 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 Duração: 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

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