Monthly Archives: September 2019

Rob Shakespeare is with John and Frances Tuesday 1st Oct 1pm to 3pm

Rob is the Principal Curator (Keats House) and will tell us about John Keats Life

Keats House is a writer’s house museum in a house once occupied by the Romantic poet John Keats. It is in Keats Grove, Hampstead, toward the edge of inner north London. Maps before about 1915 show the road with one of its earlier names, John Street; the road has also been known as Albion Grove. The building was originally a pair of semi-detached houses known as “Wentworth Place”. John Keats lodged in one of them with his friend Charles Brown from December 1818 to September 1820. These were perhaps Keats’s most productive years. According to Brown, “Ode to a Nightingale” was written under a plum tree in the garden. While living in the house, Keats fell in love with and became engaged to Fanny Brawne, who lived with her family in the adjacent house. Keats became increasingly ill with tuberculosis and was advised to move to a warmer climate. He left London in 1820 and died, unmarried, in Italy the following year.

Shauna Teevan Tuesday 24th September Afternoon Delight 1 to 3pm

Join John Smeeton on Afternoon Delight Tuesday talking to Shauna Teevan from the Royal Volunteer Service, and Enfield Libraries home service, for the housebound. We will be talking about delivering not only books but CDs DVDs to peoples homes so join us between 1 and 3 pm. Plus the birthday file and your requests 020 8363 6000 or the web site royalfreeradio.co.uk then click on the request tab

Chris Georgiou Master Chef finalist Tuesday 17th September 1 to 3pm

Join John and Frances this coming Tuesday the 17th September between 1 and 3pm when they welcome Chris Georgiou a Master Chef finalist who now is the Head Chef and owner of a pop-up restaurant Gastronomical Burgers for four nights a week, at Ferny Hill Farm, which he opened last autumn. Join us to find out more, plus the birthday file and your requests 020 8363 6000 or royalfreeradio.co.uk then click on the request tab