Graham Cleaver is a director of Ipswich Community Radio (ICRfm), where he presents the Monday Breakfast Show. 105.7fm, online, Radioplayer and Tune In apps.
The bustling summer months on the Waterfront - climaxing with August’s vibrant Maritime Ipswich weekend - are over; the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is gently sliding in…
… and gently sliding into a Waterfront berth this month is a ship linking Maritime history and the great days of the radio ‘pirates’. LV18 is the last surviving example of a manned light vessel in British waters; since retiring she has provided a platform for Radio Caroline, Radio North Sea International, and Radio Mi Amigo with legal radio broadcasts recalling the days before the ships were outlawed.
LV18 in fact became the fictional radio pirate ‘Radio Sunshine’ in the film ‘The Boat That Rocked’ (sadly cut from the cinema version). She will be open for visits, and broadcasting on FM, in association with ICR.
Even further back in music history, St Peter’s has ‘The Elvis Presley Story’ on the 21st. Fresh from Edinburgh’s Fringe, this show deals authentically with the early rock ‘n’ roll years - not the white suited Las Vegas cabaret star of the end of Presley’s career. Should be worth a listen!