The

INTERVIEWS

Words and Music

Every single person on this revolving sphere has a unique story to tell

 

However, in this increasingly frantic world of ours, these tales often go unrecognised and unheard. This is a catastrophe when it comes to building communities, as neighbours, even in small rural environments, are often unaware of what their neighbours do, and more importantly who their neighbours really are.

 

By recording interviews of women in the Lambourn Valley (which includes the villages of Eastbury, East Garston, Great Shefford as well as Lambourn itself), Suzi Cairns hopes to join up some of the jigsaw pieces and flesh out a picture of a thriving and vibrant rural economy in an extraordinarily beautiful part of rural West Berkshire.

 

Although famed for its links with the horse racing world, Suzi uncovers the immense diversity that exists in the valley, with a particular focus on the journeys that women have undertaken to call this place home.

 

Alongside the in-depth interviews, Suzi asks her guests to choose four records that represent them, which reveal yet another layer of their character, and to nominate their favourite place in the valley.

 

Each woman’s story weaves yet another piece of the fabulous tapestry of rural life, and we are immensely grateful for their bravery and time to be recorded in this way.

Each show is broadcast live  on 4Legs radio at 130 on a Friday, which you can access HERE

 

Meanwhile, Click on any of the photographs, and discover each interview in full for yourself.

 

WARNING : One is never enough, these stories are addictive 

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Children's Story Competition Special Edition

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Sound Effect Competition Special

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Holly & Ivy Christmas  Story Special

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4 Legs Community Radio

 

On April 13 2018, one man's vision of bringing an internet radio station to the Lambourn Valley came to fruition. Broadcasting just one day a week, 4Legs was designed to represent all aspects of life in the Lambourn Valley, with an eclectic mix of music, entertainment and chat from across this area of rural West Berkshire. 

'Knock Knock with Suzi Cairns' was first broadcast on launch day, introducing the founder and architect of the project, Chris Capel. Subsequently, it has been Suzi's mission to give a voice to the women of the Lambourn Valley in a series of in-depth interviews.