Aug 152012
 

Thursday

Josh Taerk is a Canadian singer-songwriter and a young phenomenon who, despite having just released his first album, has already gained fans amongst rock royalty. Bruce Springsteen’s drummer Max Weinberg called Taerk “The most exciting new talent I have come across in years”.

Having attracted the attentions of legendary producer Terry Brown (Rush, Blue Rodeo, Cutting Crew) Taerk set out to collaborate on what would become his remarkable début full-length album, “Never Look Back”, released in the UK in December 2011. The first single, ‘Start Again’ gained a great deal of airplay on radio stations nationwide and attracted press in major publications including Music Week, Rock N Reel, Fireworks, Classic Rock, and Guitar Magazine.

Josh will be joining The Soldiers on their August UK Tour. Fresh from headlining the London Palladium, with 3 massive hit chart albums and a number one single, The Soldiers have cemented a reputation for an electrifying live show – this line-up is sure to be the hottest concert ticket in town.

Prowse & Darth VaderDave Prowse joins Graeme to promote his new book “Straight from the Forces Mouth”

Everyone has heard of Darth Vader, the infamous Star Wars villain we all love to fear, created by George Lucas and brought to life by Dave Prowse MBE, but people may not be so familiar with the story of the multi-talented man behind the mask.

It required someone exceptional to turn a helmeted costume into the principal character in the highest grossing film series in cinema history – that someone was Dave Prowse. The towering, physical presence of the 6ft 7″ bodybuilder was ideally suited to personify the intimidating Darth Vader. Straight from the Force’s Mouth takes us behind the scenes of Star Wars and documents how this extraordinary man took on the role of the menacing central character to creating one of the most iconic villains in cinema history.

In this book of memoirs, Dave shares his journey from disadvantaged child and poor student to champion weightlifter and international film star. The Dave Prowse story is one of determination and hard work and in this honest account he explains how he overcame the many setbacks in his life to achieve success and global recognition. This book is a must have for Star Wars fans of all ages and will appeal to anyone who enjoys a truly inspirational and motivating real life story.

Friday

Dr Linda Papadopoulos is one of the most well-known and respected psychologists working in the UK today. Her 14 year career as a research scientist and practising psychologist has led to her work being published in some of the most highly-regarded academic journals and given rise to a high profile media-career. Her observations regarding the psychology behind news and current events are syndicated by the press and discussed by television and radio networks.

Psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos will talk about the importance of allowing children to enjoy simple pleasures this summer. Mum to Jessica, aged 10, Linda is able to share her own tips on enjoying every day pleasures in an affordable way.