Poetry and Music in Bloom with Simon Armitage and LYR
National Trust Podcast
by National Trust
1w ago
Join us as we celebrate the season of blossom with poetry and music written and produced by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage and his band LYR. In this episode, Simon shares the inspiration behind his poetry, and the band discuss how they produced the song Blossom: A CV and collaborated with community choirs as part of the Blossomise album. Production Producer: Jesse Edbrooke Sound editor: Jesus Gomez Discover more Find out more about Simon Armitage and his poetry www.nationaltrust.org.uk/who-we-are/news/poet-laureate-simon-armitage-creates-blossom-inspired-poem Watch videos about the Blossomise ..read more
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The Mysterious Tale of Ferguson's Gang
National Trust Podcast
by National Trust
2w ago
In the 1930s, the mysterious Ferguson’s Gang captivated the British public with their daring and unusual stunts. Led by the enigmatic “Bill Stickers”, the group was unlike any other gangsters of the era. They were mask-wearing, all-women activists who gave money in quirky ways to help save the countryside.  In this docudrama, uncover the identities of the people behind the secretive Ferguson's Gang, and unravel a tale of intrigue, mischief and mayhem that made a lasting impact on British heritage.  This podcast episode is sponsored by family history website Findmypast.  What w ..read more
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Google Podcasts Announcement
National Trust Podcast
by National Trust
1M ago
Google Podcasts is coming to an end between April and June this year. To keep up with the National Trust Podcast please follow or subscribe using an alternative app. Spotify - https://spoti.fi/4a88H3d Apple Podcasts - https://apple.co/4a1nH2N Youtube (Coming Soon) - https://www.youtube.com/nationaltrustcharity More - https://audioboom.com/channels/4957126-national-trust-podcast Info from Google: After April 2, 2024, users in the US will no longer be able to listen to podcasts in Google Podcasts.  After June 24, 2024 this will be the case for all users in all regions.  More in ..read more
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New Series Coming Soon
National Trust Podcast
by National Trust
1M ago
National Trust Podcast is back with a new collection of immersive tales in nature, history and adventure. Look out for Series 8 launching 4 April.  Travel to the 1930s to unmask the eccentric Ferguson’s Gang, find out how the felling of the Sycamore Gap tree impacted the community, and discover what life was like for ancient workers in the UK’s only known Roman gold mine.  Follow the National Trust Podcast on your favourite podcast app to catch new episodes every fortnight. We’d love to hear from you. Please share your ratings and reviews on your podcast app. Or get in touch at po ..read more
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S7 Ep128: Dam Engineers Revisited for Christmas
National Trust Podcast
by National Trust
4M ago
For the past few years Holnicote Estate, Exmoor National Park, has been home to furry inhabitants engineering a solution to local flooding, and developing a habitat not seen in the UK for centuries.   In this episode we revisit the site to check in on its charismatic residents. And discover the exciting news of a growing brood of babies, just in time for Christmas.   Learn more about Holnicote Estate and take a 360 degree tour of the beaver enclosure, which features trail camera footage of the beavers’ everyday lives.  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holnicote-virtual-tour For more in ..read more
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S7 Ep127: A History of Drag
National Trust Podcast
by National Trust
7M ago
Growing up, Drag Queen Misty Monique thought it was a bit unfair that at the weddings she went to, men wore suits while women could wear a variety of outfits and costumes.  Discovering drag opened a whole new world of expression and also a means to entertain.   Misty heads to the stage at Smallhythe Place, Kent, where she uncovers the history of drag and its roots in British theatre and pantomime. And she even puts on a show of her own.   To find out more about Smallhythe Place please visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/kent/smallhythe-place   Thank you for listening to S ..read more
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S7 Ep126: The Last Voyage
National Trust Podcast
by National Trust
7M ago
Embark on the last voyage of an Anglo-Saxon burial ship and learn how its discovery changed our understanding of a civilisation.  In 1939, archaeologists uncovered a “ghost ship” under the acidic sandy soil of Sutton Hoo, in Suffolk. Now, presenter James Grasby reimagines the last journey of that vessel, and who was aboard, as it was hauled from the water and dragged to its final resting place some 1,400 years ago.     Information and resources Free guided tours of the Royal Burial Ground are available daily from February to October. You can book onto a tour with the Visitor W ..read more
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S7 Ep125: The Cedar Children
National Trust Podcast
by National Trust
8M ago
In March 1939 a group of 23 children and their two adult guardians stepped off a coach in Waddesdon Village, Buckinghamshire. The arrivals were Jewish refugees who had escaped Nazi Germany, where they’d been forced to leave behind their homes and loved ones. With support from their sponsors James and Dorothy de Rothschild and the local community, the children began a new life in England. Presenter Diane Kenwood uncovers an extraordinary story of survival and hope in one of history’s darkest periods, and with the help of their families retraces the steps of the Cedar Children. Resources The As ..read more
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S7 Ep124: A Beginner’s Guide to Geocaching
National Trust Podcast
by National Trust
8M ago
Join a global tech treasure hunt and explore an unusual ancient landscape. Discover the thrills of Geocaching and peer into hidey holes at Brimham Rocks, a 320 million year old site, once home to ancient reptiles the size of cars, Druids and Victorian day trippers.  For more on geocaching you can explore the official site: https://www.geocaching.com/ or find plenty of places to explore with family and friends at https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/outdoor-activities/geocaching-for-families    To find out more about Brimham Rocks please visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.u ..read more
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S7 Ep123: A Garden Fit for Bridgerton
National Trust Podcast
by National Trust
9M ago
Join a tour of a garden designed for pleasure, as we relive its party heyday.  Claremont in Surrey once played host to events described as the lovechild of Glastonbury Festival and a Buckingham Palace garden party.  Presenter James Grasby uncovers the best spots, the shenanigans they elicited, and the most incredible views. Find out more about Claremont Landscape Garden and download a map to follow the route taken by James and Curator Rebecca Wallis: nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/surrey/claremont-landscape-garden Discover National Trust places used for Film and TV: nationaltrust.org.u ..read more
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