The 1st to the 7th June is Volunteers Week – It’s Time to Celebrate

31 May 2019 – The Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL) team is planning a packed week of activities to say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across both local communities and the UK.

Running from Saturday 1st – Friday 7th June 2019, VAL’s Volunteers’ Week celebrations will kick off in style at the Leicester Riverside Festival. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet some of the VAL team, who will be promoting and showcasing volunteering at the event.

As the week progresses, sessions will be running in Leicester city centre, Hinckley, Loughborough and Ashby, providing information on volunteering within the respective communities and celebrating the amazing work volunteers do.

There will be workshops, ‘speed networking’ and the opportunity to meet representatives from local charities and organisations. VAL will be celebrating their own volunteers with a shared lunch, where VAL staff will have the opportunity to personally show their appreciation for the great work volunteers do within the organisation.

VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK ACTIVITIES IN LEICESTERSHIRE

 Saturday 1st June, 12-6pm & Sunday 2nd June, 12-5pm – Leicester Riverside Festival

VAL staff will be promoting and showcasing volunteering at the event with case studies and members of the VAL team on hand to answer any questions.

 

 Monday 3rd June, 10:30am-12:30pm; Tuesday 4th June, 10:30am-12:30pm & Thursday 6th June, 10:30am-12:30pm – VAL’s Volunteering Drop-In for Leicester City, VAL Offices, Newarke Street, Leicester

If you are interested in volunteering, then pop in to speak to someone from the VAL team who will be able to help identify possible volunteering opportunities.

 

Tuesday 4th June, 10am-12noon – Volunteer Celebration Event, The BRITE Centre, Braunstone

This event will bring together organisations looking for volunteers and involve a ‘speed networking’ session to give people an opportunity to meet a range of different contacts and ask some key questions. There will also be a short workshop talking about the benefits of volunteering.

 

Wednesday 5th June, 10:30am-12:30pm – Hinckley Library Volunteer Drop In, Lancaster Road

An opportunity to meet representatives from local charities and organisations – find out how you can make a difference while learning new skills.

 

Thursday 6th June, 10am-12noon – Volunteer Celebration Event, John Storer House, Loughborough

Similar to the event held in Leicester on the 4th June, this will bring together local voluntary organisations to celebrate the work of their volunteers and network with one another. It will also be open to people interested in volunteering to find out more about local opportunities.

 

Thursday 6th June, 3-6pm – Ashby Volunteers’ Week Event, Hood Park Leisure Centre

This event isn’t just about volunteering but celebrating everything that goes on in the Ashby area. From taking up a new hobby or sport, to getting involved as a volunteer or  showing some support for the local community. The session will be open to the public, local groups, businesses and organisations.

 

Friday 7th June, 10:30am-12:30pm – Volunteers’ Week Goes Online

To try a different way of engaging volunteers, VAL are offering a special online ‘drop in’ service for volunteers and organisations. Members of the team will be available via Twitter, Facebook and an online chat forum to answer any questions and share feedback and learning.

 

To find out how your business, charity or group could value from talking to VAL contact them on 0116 257 5050 or visit https://valonline.org.uk/

Sunday 5th May Bluebell Walk and Ride at Rutland Water

04 May 2019 – On Sunday 5th May the Bluebell Walk and Cycle Ride at Rutland Water returns for 2019. Everyone is welcome to come and join us. We have challenges suitable for all abilities from short walks to a lengthy cycle ride!

Join the hundreds this year at Rutland Water for the annual Bluebell Walk & Cycle Ride to help raise awareness of Crohn’s & Colitis UK.  Choose a 2 or 5 mile walk or a 17 or 25 mile cycle ride around Rutland Water, starting at the Whitwell Car Park on the North Shore, postcode LE15 8BLThis years theme is woodland creatures. Radio Fox will be there to see you set off anywhere between 10am to 12 noon. Challenge yourself, friends or just bring the family along for a great time through the tree-lined and bluebell paths of Rutland Water.  Find some sponsors for your effort, bring a picnic or use the cafes on site. If you wish don’t forget to take part in the optional fancy dress theme.  Come and enjoy a walk through the bluebells and listen to the music of Radio Fox. Or even have a nice cup of tea at The Crafty Fox cafe.

Check out the links below to find out more and get involved:

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Happy Birthday Radio Fox and the opening of Studio 1

18 April 2019 – It’s our birthday so stand by for the official opening of the brand new Studio 1 facility at Radio Fox.

As Radio Fox celebrates its 31st birthday the celebrities arrive on the red carpet to declare our shiny new studio 1 officially open. After years of fundraising, even more years of design and construction the new studio will have its ribbon officially cut on Tuesday 23rd April 2019.

Yes there will be cake, yes there will be Champagne and Prosecco and much celebrating including a day of live broadcasting. New members and old favourites will all be ‘doing a turn’ on the decks during the day.  The full days schedule is shown below.

It couldn’t have been done without the many individuals and businesses of Leicestershire who gave their support including The Elms Social Club in Wigston, Caterpillar (UK), Pall-Ex, Asda, Next, Barratt Homes – North Midlands Division, Cambridge & Counties Bank, Taylor Bloxham, Squire Alarms Ltd, Ibstock Brick Ltd, Police Mutual, Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons, Pukka Pies Ltd, HSBC Bank, and Ashfield Healthcare. Thank you every one and thank you also to the Radio Fox fundraisers.

 

Mods: Shaping a Generation exhibition

14 March 2019 – Beginning on Saturday 13th April a brand new free exhibition opens at Leicester’s New Walk Museum.  Mods: Shaping a Generation explores the sub culture’s impact on society.

Mods: Shaping a Generation tells the story of the 1960’s Mod scene in Leicester and Nottingham, the exhibition focuses on the themes of social, financial and creative freedom via exclusive first-hand eye witness accounts and unpublished images.

Ahead of the Saturday 13th opening Radio Fox resident Mods Jonny Bance and Cliff Wheatcroft host a 2 hour show on Saturday 6th April from 10am. Jonny and Cliff will be spinning sounds from the era and interviewing Shaun Knapp, author and exhibition curator & designer, Joe Nixon co-founder of Arch Creative and musician Kenny Wilson who was a Leicester Mod at the time.

Plus on Wednesday 3rd April at 8pm Radio Fox cool faces Alan T and Paul Knight host 2 hours of the most excellent Mod tuneage from the sub culture. Levi Sta-Prest trousers, Ben Sherman or Brutus shirts, Brogues, and Harrington jackets are definitely not optional.  On Sunday 14th April Andy Valentine presents a Pirate Dayz Mod Special. Tune in to Radio Fox at 8am to hear some of the finest Mod music.

Both Radio Fox shows can be listened to live by clicking here on the day or you can Listen Again by going to our catch-up listening service after the shows have aired.

The New Walk Museum exhibition also celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of The Who’s cult Mod film, Quadrophenia, and will include a screening of the film, Q&A sessions, plus ephemera and original 1960s clothing as seen in the film.

The exhibition also re-visits legendary hang-outs visited by the Leicester and Nottingham Mods including The Nite Owl, The Il Rondo and the Dungeon. Plus a look at the local Mod bands of the time.

Mods: Shaping a Generation is also on Facebook

13th April 2019 until 30 June 2019 at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Free entry, open 7 days a week:
Monday – Friday 11:00 – 16:30
Saturday – Sunday 11:00 – 17:00

 

New year new studio

15 January 2019 – Back in 2016 Radio Fox began fundraising to buy a new audio desk and refurbish our main studio. All these months later it may have seemed like we had forgotten about it but nothing could be further from the truth.

Our engineering team have been busy all this time and now we are getting very close to completing the project. Very soon on this website you will be able to see the first pictures of our new studio.

Currently we are in the process of fine tuning the audio and associated equipment. At some point in the next couple of months we will be holding an official opening ceremony complete with ‘celebrity’ guests and popping champagne corks…

It must be said that it couldn’t have been done without the many individuals, organisations, and businesses of Leicester and Leicestershire who gave their support including The Elms Social Club in Wigston, Caterpillar (UK), Pall-Ex, Asda, Next, Barratt Homes – North Midlands Division, Cambridge & Counties Bank, Taylor Bloxham, Squire Alarms Ltd, Ibstock Brick Ltd, Police Mutual, Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons, Pukka Pies Ltd, HSBC Bank, and Ashfield Healthcare.

The wait is almost over.

Radio Fox presenter Richard Leatherland has been nominated for the UHL Caring At Its Best Award 2018

29 September 2018 – Long serving Radio Fox presenter Richard Leatherland has been nominated for the prestigious Caring At Its Best Award 2018.  As well as being a Radio Fox volunteer presenter Richard is also a member of UHL staff.

The annual Caring At Its Best awards ceremony took place recently and saw over 500 staff, volunteers and supporters of Leicester’s Hospitals enjoy an evening of celebration at The Athena in Leicester.  Everyone at the event was interested to hear Richard explain all about how Radio Fox supports the patients within Leicester’s Hospitals.  As well as being a presenter at Radio Fox Richard has also served on the committee at the station and been involved with fundraising.

The awards are a platform to showcase the hard work of everyone involved in all aspects of Leicester’s Hospitals and to commend the achievements of an extraordinary few.

You can listen to Richard live on Radio Fox every Sunday 6pm to 8pm when he hosts The Sunday Selection, the Sunday patients request show. You can also hear Richard live and loud on The Leather & Denim Rock Show every Saturday from 7pm.

You can Listen Live to Radio Fox 24 hours a day but did you know you can also Listen Again on our Catch Up service to any of your favourite shows or presenters including Richard.

Radio Fox goes back in time on Friday 14th September

12 September 2018 – The computers are working, the CD players are working, the kettle is working, but for some reason this Friday 14th September 6-2-8 Show vinylmeister Michael Lord will be doing an all vinyl show.

On Friday evening 14th September the unthinkable will happen on Radio Fox… a whole two hours of specially selected vinyl will be showcased on the 6-2-8 Show between 6pm and 8pm show with your host Michael Lord.

All vinyl …. that’s ALL vinyl including the usual award winning features – such as “The Song Doesn’t Remain The Same” “The A-Z Of One Hit Wonders” and “The Mystery Year”

It can’t be done they said…. tune in to see if they were right!!  Tune in right now to Listen Live to Radio Fox by clicking here.

If you are under 30 years old you may have no idea what all this vinyl stuff is, if so click here to see what all the fuss is about.  Turn the volume up and don’t be afraid of the crackle.

Saturday 1st September Radio Fox at the Syston Carnival

25 August 2018 – Next Saturday 1st September will be the Syston Carnival.  As always Radio Fox will be there providing the music, making the announcements, and handing out Radio Fox Magazines and generally spreading love and happiness to all.

The Radio Fox team will be there providing the soundtrack and making the announcements.  The carnival will be held in Central Park (that’s Central Park Syston not Central Park New York…) from midday to 5pm.  So please come and visit the carnival and stop by the Radio Fox stall and say hi to the Foxy crew. This years theme is The Great American Wild West so feel free to wear your cowboy hat and boots. And yes we will be playing Achy Breaky Heart…  Yeee Haww

If you would like to hire our PA Service for your next event please contact Scott Mclaren on scott.mclaren@radiofox.co.uk to discuss your booking.

New Show on Radio Fox

11 August 2018 – Starting Wednesday 15th August at 8pm a fabulous new show begins on Radio Fox.  Get ready for action when Alan T and Kirstie Peacock (the Radio Fox Girl Wonder in the making) take over the Wednesday evening edition of the Patients Request Show.

From Wednesday 15th August old timer Alan T and new girl Kirstie Peacock take over the reins of the Patients Request Show. With live requests from the wards, competitions, prizes, and features. Call in and join in the fun or sit back and enjoy the ride either way it’s 2 hours of delicious entertainment for free.  Email the show on studio@radiofox.co.uk

The Wednesday Night Patient Request Show will be repeated the following Wednesday afternoon from 3pm until 5pm and available to Listen Again anytime for free by clicking here

Click Listen Live to listen to Radio Fox 24 hours a day for free.

Radio Fox refurbishment – It’s happening!

17 July 2018 – In 2016 Radio Fox began a dedicated fundraising drive to buy a new audio desk and refurbish our main studio. You might have thought it had gone quiet since we reached our target and maybe you thought nothing had been happening.  How wrong can you be?

Our engineering team have been very busy every week since we reached our target.  Much tea has been drunk, plans have been drawn, new wall coverings applied, old floors resurfaced and new carpet laid, new lighting installed, new electric wiring and services, new computer wiring and services fitted.  Through the sweltering heat of the summer the team have been sawing, drilling, sanding, wiring, gluing, spraying, staining, varnishing, painting, sweating chiseling, hammering, and tea drinking.

The first thing we bought was the new audio desk although it will be the last thing to be needed in the refurbishment.  Currently the team have taken delivery of new furniture and are in the process of planning the layout of the new studio. So next we’ll be putting our carpenters hat’s on and getting out the hammer and nails.

At some point in the coming months everything will be completed and then we will be holding a grand opening and party for the new studio and inviting all the friends and benefactors of Radio Fox to celebrate.  Keep your eyes on this website for the big reveal.

It couldn’t have been done without the many individuals, organisations, and businesses of Leicester and Leicestershire who gave their support including The Elms Social Club in Wigston, Caterpillar (UK), Pall-Ex, Asda, Next, Barratt Homes – North Midlands Division, Cambridge & Counties Bank, Taylor Bloxham, Squire Alarms Ltd, Ibstock Brick Ltd, Police Mutual, Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons, Pukka Pies Ltd, HSBC Bank, and Ashfield Healthcare.

You’ll notice there are no photos here, that’s because we’re keeping it all under wraps until the great reveal.

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