Live Streaming from an Allotment

Last night, 30th May 2018, The Vobes Show, the sister channel of the Bald Explorer, streamed its LIVE show from an allotment in Littlehampton. Viewer and contributor, Richard Suggett from the Veg Grower Podcast, invited TLJ (The Lovely Julia) and myself to broadcast our daily live internet show from his amazing vegetable patch at the Littlehampton allotments. Graphic artist Jonathan Bulezuik also dropped in for the fun.

At 8pm we set the stream going and presented a relaxed format show with two cameras and chatted about allotment themes, exploring the world of veg growing and eating healthy food produced locally. All the while Richard was cooking beef burgers and sausages on his BBQ. At the same time the viewing audience asked questions via Facebook which we answered to the best of our ability.

Combined with the recent live show from The Regency Town House in Hove and the feedback from the audience, I aim to do more of these outside broadcasts. The portable modem with 4g connectivity held up very well giving me faith that we can take the show on the road and produce more enjoyable content for everyone.

You can watch the allotment episode here: Vobes Show

The Regency Town House is here: Regency Town House

Find out more about Richard Suggett and his podcast here: The Veg Grower Podcast

If you wrote to me and didn’t hear back…

I hadn’t realised that I have had an error with the Contact Me page on the website. Many people have been in touch and will have not received a reply in return. I can only apologise for I had no idea the messages were not being forwarded to me.

I am trying to rectify that by replying to everyone but it will take a while. Meanwhile, I am so sorry for the lack of response. It irks me that you haven’t heard from me and probably think me extremely rude.

Dressing Up For the LIVE Show

On Saturday 26th May (tomorrow, as I write this) Julia Hartley-Neal and myself will be decked in Regency costume. Our Bald Explorer LIVE presentation is coming from The Regency Town House in Brunswick Square, Hove, East Sussex. Part museum, part restoration project, the magnificent Georgian terraced house is open to the public from 11am to 4pm. The day offers a chance for the curious to take a peek within the decadent life style of the rich and famous during the reign of the Prince Regent, and later king George IV.

Not only can visitors explore the many floors of the magnificent period house that is undergoing painstaking restoration, but also experience culinary delights conjured up by historic chef, Paul Couchman, as they wonder around. On hand are expert volunteers to answer questions about the project and the history of the house.

Julia and I are presenting a Facebook LIVE show at 3am (BST) for an hour in full costume. It will be broadcast from the Bald Explorer page. Do join us if you can – or watch the recorded rerun at your leisure.

For more information about the Regency Town House, check out the website: Regency Town House

The watch the LIVE on Saturday: Facebook/BaldExplorer

Make Better Videos Workshop

This summer I aim to launch a video workshop to help people improve their travelogue videos.

The idea is a masterclass somewhere in Sussex exploring the basic storytelling techniques for video and film. Over a six-hour period, ‘in the field’ so to speak, I would demonstrate an approach to shoot a short ten minute feature to share on social media. With hints and tips on how to make it engaging and look professional. Post production and editing styles would also discussed and explained to get the most out of the footage, yet keeping it simple and straight forward to produce.

If anyone is interested, do let me know. I will advertise dates and further information shortly.


Branded Polo Shirts For Sale

I am again tackling the merchandise issue. I spoke with a company today in Worthing about polo shirts. I was advised they would cost between £12 – £14 each, 100% cotton, good quality. I am thinking of the logo in the photo (thanks to Jonathan Bulezuik for the design – we shall need to chat about final artwork for the printer).

The idea would be to offer a range of Men and Women’s fitted polo shirts and limited range of colours with white logo. Orders would be taken and paid for up front, the order given to the company and 7 days later the shirts are done and posted to everyone.

What do you think?