Green scene

Two items of note – regarding the ‘great outdoors’ – both cultivated and natural. The first a notice for a forthcoming lecture.

The second is an email from Dan Merrett who is the Bathscape Manager. He writes:

Hi Richard, it looks from todays post that you may be on holiday (or have friends with a lovely swimming pool and palm trees) but after your championing of our monthly ‘Bathscape Footprints’ podcasts I thought you may be interested to hear that we have just been nominated for the national 2023 Audio and Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS).

There were apparently 1000 entries so we are pleased to be amongst the chosen final nominees in not one but two categories – Best Local Show, and the Grassroots Award.  

Our April episode of the podcast has just gone live and can be heard along with our previous episodes at .

Its titled  ‘Wellbeing in Nature’ and features an interview with Chris Pound who was instrumental in Bath receiving its second World Heritage Site designation based on its importance as a spa town. Chris explores how the countryside around Bath forms a therapeutic landscape and has been used as such since Georgian times, and his interview is sandwiched between features involving the University of Bath and Avon Wildlife Trust looking at contemporary use of the local landscape for improving our wellbeing.

Our previous episodes, which can still be heard by following the link above, have covered everything from discovering beavers on the River Avon to the wonders of Bath stone, so there is something for everyone. The ARIAS award ceremony is in London in May and fingers crossed we can go one step further and pick up what they describe as the ‘Oscars of UK Radio and Audio’!

Thanks, and congratulations on your nominations!