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Matt Cardle Intimate & Live

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Former X Factor winner Matt Cardle is touring Kent this summer with his “Intimate & Live” tour. He will be at the Marlowe and Orchard Theatres in July.

His tour has been devised to show his versatility as aside from winning X Factor, his previous albums have all reached the top 10 and he is best known for “When We Collide” – one of the Top 40 best-selling singles of the last decade.

Alongside hits from his previous albums and some personally selected covers, Matt will also be previewing some of his new material from his forthcoming studio album, Higher Power for the first time.

Among his achievements is an award presented last year for “Best West End Debut”, following his role as Huey Calhoun alongside Beverly Knight in the acclaimed West End production Memphis.

He spoke to Jason McCrossan on 106.9 SFM.

He will be at the Marlowe Theatre on Tuesday, July 5. For tickets call 01227 768768 or you can visit marlowetheatre.com

He will also be at the Orchard Theatre on Tuesday, July 19. For tickets call 01322 220000 or you can visit orchardtheatre.co.uk 

Learn How To Be A Fabulous Flirt

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We’ve all been there – an alarmingly attractive individual walks toward us in the street, you can see them giving you a look and you think, ‘Well, hello there!’. You feel a momentary flutter in your stomach as you anticipate a conversation and them asking for your number. And then the cold wind that follows in their wake hits you as they just keep on walking…

Were you reading the signals wrong? If not, what happened? Should you have gone up to him/her? But what on earth would you have said? Confusion reigns.

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Flirting expert, Jean Smith is hosting Fearless Flirting Tours of London. She will teach you how to flirt, and to approach anyone you want without fear, by arming you with top tips and techniques and a whole new way to view this flirting business.

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Jean will join me on my 106.9 SFM Saturday breakfast show on 6th February 2016 at 08:10 so we can learn how to be a fabulous flirt!

Flirting tours run monthly in London. The next tour date is 11th Feb at 5:30pm and 7:45pm.

Tours begin at the National Portrait Gallery and cost £39.

For more information you can visit the website: flirtology.co.uk

Roald Dahl Interview

bfg_2165178b.jpgRoald grew up in Cardiff, Wales as the son of Norwegian-born parents.  He went on to author such children’s classics as James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, and Matilda. Many of his popular books, including The Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Fantastic Mr. Fox, have been made into feature films.

He was involved in what he called the “Great Mouse Plot of 1924,” in which he and a few other boys put a dead mouse in a jar of gobstoppers inside “a loathsome” woman’s candy store. The conspirators were later caught by the school principal and struck with a cane, and Dahl was sent to boarding school. In 1939, Dahl became a pilot with the Royal Air Force.

WW1 The Battle of Loos with Chris Langdon

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The Battle of Loos was the largest British battle that took place in 1915 on the Western Front during World War I. It was the first time the British used poison gas and the first mass engagement of New Army units. The British battle was part of the attempt by the Allies to break through the German defences in Artois and Champagne and restore a war of movement.

Jason McCrossan chats to the historian Chris Langdon from the ‪‎Southend‬ museum about this battle which took place 100 years ago this month.

The Life of a Female: Metropolitan Police Officer

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Sophie A. Matthews was an officer in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). She policed the streets of London for a decade, initially as a uniformed police officer on the frontline, and later on as a detective in CID. For five years, she has worked as a homicide detective on the well-respected Homicide and Serious Crime Command in London.

Sophie speaks to Jason McCrossan about her new book: The Thinner Blue Line and shares some of her experiences on the front line.

The Thinner Blue Line: The Life of a Female: Metropolitan Police Officer
The Thinner Blue Line: The Life of a Female: Metropolitan Police Officer – Sophie A. Matthews

For more information about the book: http://tiny.cc/rn5g2x

Rosa Prince Standing Down: Interviews with Retiring MPs

The House of Commons sits for the first time in the new Parliament.  May 2010 Image: Catherine Bebbington
The House of Commons sits for the first time in the new Parliament. May 2010
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Monday Matters is broadcast on 106.9 SFM in Sittingbourne & Swale.

On the latest show, Jason McCrossan was joined on the phone by the Telegraph’s Political Editor Rosa Prince @RosaPrinceUK who is Assistant Political Editor for The Telegraph and was a member of the award-winning team which exposed the 2009 MPs’ expenses scandal.

She has written a book about MPs when they retire – it’s called: Standing Down: Interviews with Retiring MPs.

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Robin Hood & His Merry Men @ The Hazlitt Maidstone

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Robin Hood & His Merry Men is a Springtime panto that will be at the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone on the 15th April 2015.

Robin Hood, played by CITV’s Hi-5 Chris Edgerley, puts right the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham who rules over the good people of Sherwood, collecting taxes to pay for his own evil plans. Silly Willy Scarlet (played by the hilarious Tom Swift) is eager to help and join the Merry Men (Britain’s Got Talent comedy impressionist Philip Green as Little John, and from Harry Potter and Channel 4 Seven Dwarfs Josh Bennett as Big John).

The auditions for ‘Sherwoods Got Talent’ are the perfect distraction as the Sheriff kidnaps Maid Marian – will Robin Hood and his very Merry Men be able to rescue her in time?

Jason spoke with the actor Jimmy Burton-Iles who plays the character of Fryer Tuck on 106.9 SFM’s DriveTime show.

Joe McElderry chats to Jason McCrossan on Monday Matters

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Former X Factor contestant and winner of the 2009 final Joe McElderry spoke to Jason McCrossan on Monday Matters on 106.9 SFM www.sfmradio.com about his latest tour – Evolution – which is heading to Maidstone in March 2015.

Since winning the X-factor Joe, has also crowned the winner of the second series of Popstar to Operastar in 2011 and the first series of The Jump in 2014 – won this year by Joey Essex.

For more information: www.jmccrossan.co.uk

Author and film producer Peter James

Dead Simple has been turned into a play currently touring the UK in 2015
Dead Simple has been turned into a play currently touring the UK in 2015

 

International best-selling crime thriller novelist Peter James spoke to Jason on 106.9 SFM about his life and his play, currently touring the UK called Dead Simple. It’s adapted from his best selling novel of the same name.

 

Learn How To Laugh – Stephanie Davies CEO of Laughology

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Stephanie Davies is the founder and CEO, of Laughology a company that seeks to use comedy and humour as the cornerstone to help people understand what it means to create an engaged, motivated and happy work force.

Stephanie spoke to Jason McCrossan on Monday nights Monday Matters 106.9 SFM on 12th January 2015 about happiness and how seeing the funny side of life – is something that you can actually learn. She also gives some tips on things we can do everyday to train ourselves into thinking happy.