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Hermitage FM Coach Trips 2017
29.12.2016
We can now announce the coach trips we have lined-up for 2017! Sunday 4th June - Oxford Sunday 16th July - Llandudno Sunday 3rd September - Manchester Sunday 15th October - Blackpool ...  Click to read more >

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29 Dec 2016Thank you!

Thank you all for your amazing response to our Christmas Appeal for Action Homeless Leicester and Women's Aid Leicestershire Limited. All donations were passed on for distribution before Christmas.   ... (click to read more)

29 Dec 2016Hermitage FM Coach Trips 2017

We can now announce the coach trips we have lined-up for 2017! Sunday 4th June - Oxford Sunday 16th July - Llandudno Sunday 3rd September - Manchester Sunday 15th October - Blackpool (includes drive through the illuminations) All trips are £17 per seat - for further information on times etc, or to book contact ... (click to read more)

16 Nov 2016Christmas Appeal

Instead of sending Christmas Cards this year, over the next few weeks we will be collecting items for the Action Homeless Winter Appeal and Women's Aid Leicestershire. Please drop any donations into our Community Coffee Lounge in Memorial Square, Coalville where our volunteers will sort and deliver them in time ... (click to read more)

01 Nov 2016We Are Lighting Up Red

As part of the City and County’s commemoration of the centenary of the First World War we are again taking part in the initiative 'Light Up Your Building in Red'.  This is to support the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal. ... (click to read more)

10 Oct 2016We're Wearing It Pink!

On Friday 21st October we will Wear It Pink in support of Breast Cancer Now!  We'll have lots of pink fundraising fun with a bring & buy sale, raffle and cakes on sale, all in aid of life-saving breast cancer research. So throw on your best pink outfit and join us ... (click to read more)

10 Oct 2016Cycling, Running & Eating...Fundraising in 2016!

Since the summer we have run a number of very fun and very successful events raising funds to keep us on the air and serving the community in our Coffee Lounge.  Back in July our annual bike ride spanning 40 miles around North West Leicestershire visited some of the fantastic attractions and ... (click to read more)

03 Sep 2016Italian Charity Dinner at La Torre

Join us for an evening of delicious food, great live music from Jane Hayward and fantastic company! Three course meal is just £20 per person (drinks not included) and menus are now available in our Community Coffee Lounge. Booking is essential. We'd like to thank La Torre, Coalville for their kind ... (click to read more)

23 Aug 2016Coach Trip to Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre

Sunday 27 November - Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre   Departs from the Council Offices on London Road in Coalville at 8:30am and returns from Worcester at 5:30pm.  Seats are £15 each - a non-refundable deposit of £10 is payable when booking, balance to be paid 4 weeks prior to departure. Seats are selling ... (click to read more)

12 Apr 2016Hermitage FM Receives High Sheriff Award

Jon and Jan Sketchley were honoured to be invited to attend the High Sheriff Handover and Declaration ceremony at The Town Hall in Leicester on Friday 8 April 2016  where, on behalf of Hermitage FM, they were delighted to receive a High Sheriff's Award from the outgoing High Sheriff, Gordon Arthur. Hermitage ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2016Freewheelin' Is Back!

Our third annual cycling fundraiser will take place on Saturday 23rd July when we'll be pedalling our way around North West Leicestershire! This is an all-day social event where we'll be cycling approximately 40 miles around the station's broadcast area with lots of stops at local attractions along the way.  Entry ... (click to read more)

16 Mar 2016Buzz Does The Great North Run!

Christopher J Martin will be taking part in the Great North Run on Sunday 11th September! Chris, from Ellistown, will be pounding the streets of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Gateshead & South Shields dressed as Buzz Lightyear and hopes to beat his previous time of 2 hours 6 minutes. Chris has been a volunteer ... (click to read more)

08 Jan 2016Hermitage FM Coach Trips 2016

We can now confirm the dates for our coach trips in 2016:   Sunday 5 June - Bristol Sunday 17 July - Cleethorpes Sunday 4 September - Southend-on-Sea Sunday 2 October - Liverpool   All trips depart from the Council Offices on London Road in Coalville at 7:30am and return from the destination at 6:00pm.  Seats are ... (click to read more)

05 Jan 2016Book Swap!

Do you have any books you have finished reading? Bring them along to our Book Swap in the Hermitage FM Community Coffee Lounge. Swap your old books, grab a new one and relax with a coffee and a slice of cake!   ... (click to read more)

21 Dec 2015Happy Christmas!

We would like to wish all our friends, listeners and customers a very happy Christmas and best wishes for 2016.   CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS Wednesday 23 December:  9-5pm Christmas Eve:  9-1pm Christmas Day:  Closed Boxing Day:  Closed Monday 28 December: Closed Tuesday 29 December: 9-5pm Wednesday 30 December: 9-5pm New Year’s Eve:  9-1pm New Year’s Day:  Closed Saturday 2 January:  Closed Monday ... (click to read more)

21 Dec 2015Christmas Jumper Day At QualitySolicitors Mander Cruickshank!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the Christmas Jumper wearers at QualitySolicitors Mander Cruickshank for the fantastic donation of £100, which we will use to purchase a new set of headphones for the studios.  We are so grateful for their support!  ... (click to read more)

18 Dec 201555 Handbags Donated to Women's Aid Leicestershire

Today we have donated 55 full handbags to Women's Aid Leicestershire to be distributed to women living in shelters locally after escaping domestic abuse. We have been completely overwhelmed with the generosity of our local community and we would like to thank everyone for all the wonderful donations for the 'Helping ... (click to read more)

10 Dec 2015'Helping Handbags' This Christmas

This Christmas we will be collecting items for 'Helping Handbags' -  an initiative to distribute basic feminine items to homeless ladies. If you have a handbag you no longer use or need and are able to fill it with some of the items listed that would be wonderful - or just drop ... (click to read more)

09 Oct 2015Carols Around The Christmas Tree

Join us on Saturday 19th December from 3:30pm for 'Carols Around The Christmas Tree'! There will be members of Ibstock Brick Brass Band and local choirs here in Memorial Square, where everyone is welcome to come along and join in with some well-loved Christmas songs. We'll have free mince pies and ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2015Test Your Knowledge!

Our popular Quiz Night returns to the Community Coffee Lounge on the evening of 12 November starting at 7:30pm.  There will be a wide range of questions from different rounds with something for everyone!  We ask for a maximum team size of 4 people - don't worry if you haven't ... (click to read more)

16 Sep 2015We're Wearing It Pink!

On Friday 23rd October we will Wear It Pink in support of Breast Cancer Now!  We'll have lots of pink fundraising fun with a bring & buy sale and cakes on sale, all in aid of life-saving breast cancer research. So throw on your best pink outfit and join us at ... (click to read more)

27 Jul 2015Anthony Paul

On Friday 24th July we were deeply saddened to learn that our long standing Breakfast Show host, Station Controller and friend Anthony Paul (Tony Monaghan) had passed away. Tony presented a popular Breakfast Show on Hermitage FM from 2013-2015. Alongside this, he was a key member of staff as our ... (click to read more)

09 Jun 2015Nepal Disaster Appeal

The local Nepalese community here in Coalville have launched an appeal to help with rebuilding after the recent devastating earthquakes. Anyone wishing to donate can do so in the following ways: Directly to the Nepal Disaster Appeal bank account: Sort Code 60-06-02, Account No. 26680343 Cheques made payable to Nepal Disaster Appeal ... (click to read more)

26 May 2015The Clock Tower Club

We are pleased to announce our very first Acoustic & Open Mic Night coming to the Community Coffee Lounge on Friday 24th July! Between 8 and 11pm there will be live music right here at Memorial Square.  Acts are invited to sign up from 7pm on the night, beforehand by ... (click to read more)

14 Apr 2015Fly The Flag!

Join us for our VE Day Street Party!     We can now confirm that the Leicestershire Co-op Band will be playing at 1pm followed by the fantastic singer Ilea Cavner at 2pm with her 40s repertoire!  Children's entertainment will be provided by Dizzy Dave & Boogie Beck throughout the afternoon. ... (click to read more)

18 Mar 2015Pedal Your Way Through The National Forest!

Sign up now to our annual cycling fundraiser - Freewheelin' with Hermitage FM! We'll be cycling a 38 mile loop of of North West Leicestershire, taking in the wonderful countryside and attractions we have right here across the local area.  It is a leisure cycle, not a race - everyone ... (click to read more)

17 Feb 2015Recycle for Radio!

You can now recycle your used printer cartridges, mobile phones, stamps, jewellery, currency, cameras and much more - here at Hermitage FM! So you can now raise funds to help keep your local Community Radio Station on the air, whilst at the same time doing your bit for the environment! For ... (click to read more)

18 Dec 2014Have A Go At Our Open Day!

On Thursday 18th December we will be holding an Open Day at our Community Coffee Lounge in Coalville.  The Open Day will give visitors a chance to find out more about our training and work experience placements in the Coffee Lounge.  Have a go at cake decorating, napkin folding and ... (click to read more)

05 Dec 2014Christmas Afternoon Tea Special

We now have a very special Christmas Afternoon Tea available throughout the festive season. For just £6.25 per person, you can enjoy a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches of salmon, cheese, egg or ham, freshly baked mince pies, a selection of cakes and a pot of freshly brewed tea ... (click to read more)

25 Nov 2014Have Your Say In Our Listener Questionnaire!

NORTH WEST LEICESTERSHIRE - WE NEED YOU! All of our programmes are created by local volunteers and are designed to entertain and serve our community. We need your help to improve our output and to better represent the tastes, interests and concerns of our local community by completing our short ... (click to read more)

07 Nov 2014Hermitage FM Coach Trips 2015!

Following on from the success of our coach trips last year, we can now confirm the dates for 2015.   Sunday 31 May - Cambridge Sunday 19 July - Whitby (now fully booked) Sunday 23 August - Southport Sunday 4 October - Harrogate   All trips depart from the Council Offices on London Road in Coalville ... (click to read more)

24 Oct 2014We're Wearing It Pink!

On Friday 24th October we will Wear It Pink in support of Breast Cancer Campaign!    There will be a bring-and-buy sale and lots of pink cakes and refreshments on sale, all in aid of life-saving breast cancer research. So throw on your best pink outfit and join us at the ... (click to read more)

16 Oct 2014Parlez-vous français?

Want to learn French? We now have a beginners French group meeting in the George Smith Community Meeting Room at Hermitage FM every Tuesday from 11:30-1:00pm. It's an informal conversation group suitable for beginners and those looking to improve their French language skills. Everyone is welcome to come along and it's free! For ... (click to read more)

26 Sep 2014Grand Vinyl Record Fair

Hermitage FM will be holding a Grand Vinyl Record Fair on the 26th and 27th September at our premises in Memorial Square. There will be hundreds of second hand bargains to be had, as well as collectables and rarities.  We will also be selling books, CDs and DVDs for all ... (click to read more)

26 Aug 2014It's Always Snowing In Coalville

Fancy a free cup of tea or coffee?   Just bring us a new snowglobe to the Coffee Lounge to add to the collection and Jan will treat you to a drink!   Look out for snowglobes when you go on your holidays - they are available all over the world. ... (click to read more)

14 Jul 2014Tour de Coalville

On Saturday 9th August 2014 Hermitage FM volunteers will be cycling a 30 mile loop of our broadcast area, starting and ending at our Community Coffee Lounge in Memorial Square.  We'll be visiting the towns of North West Leicestershire - Coalville, Castle Donington, Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Ibstock - as well as ... (click to read more)

04 Jun 2014Al Fresco Dining Comes To Hermitage FM

You can now enjoy lunch outside under a parasol in the sun! With many thanks to John Merison (JMBMC), Ian & Alison Barnes (Doors Plus), John O'Dwyer (Coalville Tyre & Exhaust) and Costco Leicester for their kind donations of tables and chairs.       ... (click to read more)

23 May 2014NEW Courtyard Allotment at Hermitage FM!

Work has now been completed on the outdoor space at the rear of our new premises in Memorial Square! With thanks to Master Composter Rod Weston, we have a lovely Courtyard Allotment growing fruit and vegetables.  You can now enjoy a coffee in the Courtyard in the sunshine!     ... (click to read more)

10 Apr 2014We Need Volunteers!

Hermitage FM Community Coffee Lounge is looking for volunteers!   Would you like to gain work experience in catering and customer service, improve your CV, boost your confidence, meet new people and make a difference in your local community?  Then get in touch!   Call us on 01530 460992, contact us through the ... (click to read more)

17 Mar 2014WE ARE OPEN!

The long wait is over...our brand new Community Coffee Lounge in Memorial Square, Coalville is now open! Come along to say hello, have a look around our new home and join us for a coffee.   ... (click to read more)

03 Mar 2014WE ARE ON THE MOVE!

Hermitage FM Community Radio & Coffee Lounge are on the move! Work on our new premises in Memorial Square, Coalville is almost complete and we will be moving in on the weekend of 7-9 March 2014. We apologise for any disruptions to the schedule, any changes are unavoidable until we are ... (click to read more)

17 Dec 2013North West Leicestershire's Favourite Tunes!

Sam and Andy will be presenting a special show this Boxing Day as they find out the favourite music of North West Leicestershire.   Andy Brown and Sam Ard from Saturday Breakfast will be bringing you a brief break from the festivity on Hermitage FM as they undertake the mammoth task of ... (click to read more)

14 Nov 2013Pamper Yourself!

Enjoy a girly night in sampling fabulous products at our Christmas Pamper Party.    Hosted by the Body Shop At Home, there will be lots of opportunities to take advantage of great discounts in time for Christmas.    Come along to the Hermitage FM Coffee Lounge from 6:30pm on Thursday 14th November 2013 ... (click to read more)

02 Nov 2013Fireworks Sparktacular!

Hermitage FM will again be hosting the Snibston Fireworks Sparktacular on Saturday 2nd November 2013.   Join us for a choreographed fireworks spectacular show and lighting of the bonfire.  The evening begins at 5:30pm with admission to the museum galleries included in the ticket price.  Children's rides, hot food and refreshments will ... (click to read more)

26 Oct 2013Live From Ashby Library

'Sam Ard On Saturday' will be coming to you live from Ashby Library on Saturday 26th October 2013 between 11am and 1pm!   This is the first of many fundraising weekends in the run up to Anthony Paul's 24 Hour Radio Broadcast Marathon.  Come along to the library and say hello ... (click to read more)

25 Oct 2013Wear It Pink 2013

This year we are supporting Wear It Pink 2013 - Britain's biggest, pinkest fundraising day for Breast Cancer Campaign.   On Friday 25th October we will be wearing pink and holding a Bring & Buy Sale including cakes, here at the Hermitage FM Coffee Lounge.  So come along in something pink between ... (click to read more)

16 Oct 2013Milton Jones : On The Road

GREAT OFFER NOT TO BE MISSED!   We have been given two tickets for Milton Jones: On The Road at De Montfort Hall on Saturday 19 October at 8.00 p.m. worth £43 with parking.   Best offer by 4.00 p.m. on Friday will secure them (pick up from the Coffee Lounge). ... (click to read more)

10 Oct 2013Test Your Knowledge!

Test your knowledge at our Quiz Night on Thursday 10th October!   Entry is just £3.50 per person, including soup and a roll.  Maximum of 4 people per team please!  There will be a raffle and light refreshments available to purchase.    So come and join us for a 7:30pm start at the ... (click to read more)

12 Sep 2013Food Glorious Food

Hermitage FM will be celebrating this year's Leicester and Leicestershire Food Fortnight from 21 September to 6 October 2013.  Available for this limited time only, we will be serving an extra special Leicestershire Ploughman's Lunch. Red Leicester cheese, stilton cheese, pork pie, pickle, pickled onions, salad, roll & butter with a ... (click to read more)

03 Sep 201324 Hour Non-Stop Radio Marathon

Hermitage FM is joining forces with Leicester Kidney Patients’ Association as our Breakfast Show presenter Anthony Paul embarks on an epic 24 Hour Marathon Radio Broadcast! Anthony will take to the airwaves at 10am on Sunday 17th November and will be providing tunes, chat and chances to be charitable until ... (click to read more)

29 Aug 2013MISSING - SHANGHAI SHIRLEY & BILLY BACON

Shanghai Shirley and Billy Bacon, from the Hermitage FM Breakfast Crew, have not been seen since entering a private club on the Isle of Fernando's, where they had travelled to conduct research for a feature on behalf of the station.  Rumour has it they are being held in a darkened ... (click to read more)

16 Aug 2013Live From Moira Furnace Folk Festival

This Saturday 17th August we will be broadcasting live from the main stage at Moira Furnace Folk Festival from 8-10pm.  You can also listen online at http://www.moirafurnacefolkfestival.co.uk/.  ... (click to read more)

14 Aug 2013Anthony Paul Interviews Peter Andre!

Tune in to The Breakfast Show this Friday 16th August from 8-10am to hear our very own Anthony Paul having a chat with Peter Andre! ... (click to read more)

05 Aug 2013The Only Way To Start Your Day!

Our newest presenter, Anthony Paul, will be hosting a brand new breakfast show from Monday 5th August 2013. Join Anthony every week day morning from 8-10am for great music, news, weather updates, traffic and travel information, as well as brand new features to keep you entertained!  Take a look at the ... (click to read more)

12 Jun 2013Sir Clive Loader Live On Air

Sir Clive Loader, the Police & Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, will be a special guest on the Afternoon Show this Wednesday 12th June from 2-4pm.  It will be a pleasure to welcome our local PCC into the studio - don't forget to tune in! ... (click to read more)

04 Jun 2013Upcoming Events This Summer

We have busy summer months ahead with lots of local events and outside broadcasts!    Hermitage FM will be attending: 8 June - Newlands Fete, Newlands House, Netherseal from 12-5pm.  In aid of Leonard Cheshire Disability. 15 June - Shepshed Show, Shepshed High School, Shepshed from 11-4pm. 23 June - Coalville 2013, Coalville ... (click to read more)

25 May 2013Live Broadcast From Carphone Warehouse!

Hermitage FM is pleased to present a live broadcast from 'Carphone Warehouse' in the Belvoir Shopping Centre, Coalville on 25th May 2013!   The show will take place between 11AM and 1PM with lots of chances for interaction and a chance to get your voice broadcast straight into homes in the ... (click to read more)

19 May 2013Pick Up A Crafty Bargain!

Hermitage FM are hosting a Craft & Collectables Fair on Sunday 19th May 2013.    Join us for a browse around a wide range of stalls from local crafters.  Knitted goods, jewellery, nail-art, vintage clothing, homemade cards and cakes are just a few of the goodies on offer.    So come along ... (click to read more)

04 Apr 2013How To Make A Brooch From Vintage Fabric!

Ellas Place will be hosting a Craft Tutorial Evening at the Hermitage FM Coffee Lounge on Thursday 4th April 2013 from 7:00pm.  Join us to learn how to make fabric brooches from pre-loved and vintage fabrics.  Ella is 13 years of age and loves to sew and make lovely things, giving ... (click to read more)

16 Mar 2013Celebrate Tourism In 2013

In celebration of English Tourism Week (16 - 24 March 2013) Ashby Tourist Information Centre & Ashby Library are holding a North West Leicestershire Tourism Showcase.  Visit on Saturday 16th March from 10am until 4pm for history, heritage, family activities and cultural events.  Come and meet local tourism businesses with ... (click to read more)

21 Feb 2013Eyes Down, Look In!

Come and join us on Thursday night for a fun game of Bingo!  Books only £1 each, line prizes and full house prizes.  Light refreshments available to purchase.  All in aid of Hermitage FM!   First game starts at 7:30pm at the Hermitage FM Coffee Lounge, 2a Hotel Street, Coalville.  See ... (click to read more)

09 Feb 2013Live Broadcast from Coalville Library

Today it's National Libraries Day. We're joining in too. Gary The Hat's Saturday morning show is live from Coalville library between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm today! Join Gary and the the rest of us - or tune in. ... (click to read more)

28 Dec 2012Hermitage FM Bus Trips 2013!

Hermitage FM Bus Trips 2013 - we are now taking bookings!  Liverpool - Sunday 2 June Weston-Super-Mare - Sunday 21 July Llandudno- Sunday 1 September Bath - Sunday 6 October All seats are £15 (£5 non-refundable deposit required) and all depart from Coalville Council Offices at 7:30am.  Don't miss out - book your places now! ... (click to read more)

28 Dec 2012Welcome To 2013!

See the New Year in with us on Hermitage FM!    Jon and friends will be live on air in our Hotel Street Studios from 11pm until 1am - all welcome to pop in!   Get your requests in now!   ... (click to read more)

27 Dec 2012Happy New Year!

Hermitage FM and 99.2 FM Coffee Lounge would like to wish all our friends, customers and listeners a happy and healthy 2013!   Our Coffee Lounge will be open as usual from 27-29 December, from 9-2pm on New Year's Eve, closed on New Year's Day and open again as usual from ... (click to read more)

17 Dec 2012Breakfast Show Countdown To Christmas!

Listen out every morning this week for our Breakfast Show from 8am until 10am with Al Whiteland.  Tune in for music and chat on the countdown to Christmas! ... (click to read more)

17 Dec 2012A One-Off Sunday Opening!

The 99.2 FM Coffee Lounge will be opening its doors specially for all you last-minute Christmas shoppers this Sunday 23 December from 10am until 2pm.  Look out for special offers!  ... (click to read more)

17 Nov 2012Live Broadcast from Carphone Warehouse!

Hermitage FM is pleased to present a live broadcast from 'Carphone Warehouse' in the Belvoir Shopping Centre, Coalville on 17th November 2012!   The show will take place between 11AM and 2PM with lots of chances for interaction and a chance to get your voice broadcast straight into homes in the ... (click to read more)

17 Nov 2012Usborne Books & Phoenix Trading at the Hermitage FM Coffee Lounge!

Usborne Books & Phoenix Trading will be at the Hermitage FM Coffee Lounge on Saturday 17th November!   From 10am until 2pm, come along to our Coffee Lounge at 2a Hotel Street, Coalville to have a browse whilst enjoying a lovely cup of coffee! Usborne Books will be offering a wide range ... (click to read more)

03 Nov 2012Hermitage FM Goes Out With A Bang!

Hermitage FM are proud to present this year's Fireworks Spooktacular at Snibston!   From 5pm on Saturday 3 November 2012, Snibston will come alive with choreographed fireworks and bonfire, childrens rides, ghost train, a JLS tribute band, local indie band 'The Fores' and the Midlands biggest up and coming rapper 'K.Y'.    Tickets are ... (click to read more)

20 Oct 2012Live Broadcast - One Stop Lock Shop

Hermitage FM is happy to present a live broadcast from 'The One Stop Lock Shop' at 14 High Street, Coalville on 20th October.   The broadcast will be presented by Hermitage FM Presenter Gary the Hat, who will present his regular Saturday lunchtime show on the premises with visitors welcome to ... (click to read more)

14 Oct 2012Hermitage FM Strides Out at Leicester Marathon

Hermitage FM is proud to have been invited to work with LOROS at this year's Leicester Marathon on Sunday 14 October 2012.  Our mobile studio and staff will be in Victoria Park from the crack of dawn - look out for us there!   ... (click to read more)

06 Oct 2012And They're Off!

Hermitage FM is holding a Race Night in partnership with Heather St John's Football Club on Saturday 6th October 2012.  The night is FREE ENTRY, starters orders are at 7:30pm and there will also be a free finger buffet with bar available!  So join us for an evening of fun, nerves, excitement and hopefully ... (click to read more)

30 Sep 2012Craft & Collectables Fair

Come along to our Craft & Collectables Fair on Sunday 30th September 2012 - indoor and outdoor stalls for all the family!     ... (click to read more)

30 Sep 2012Free Number Plate Securing!

Due to the increase in number plate thefts, Leicestershire Constabulary is working with Coalville Tyre and Exhaust to offer the free fitting of tamper-proof screws for number plates.   They will be at our Coalville Craft and Collectables Fair on 30th September, simply turn up and within a few minutes you'll ... (click to read more)

29 Sep 2012Hermitage FM Broadcasting Live From Coalville Food & Drink Festival

Hermitage FM will be broadcasting live from the Coalville Food & Drink Festival at Coalville Market on Saturday 29 September 2012.    The festival runs from 9:30am until 12:30pm and will include:   - local food - cider and beer tasting and demonstrations - special offers in local shops - Apple Day events - children's cupcake competition - ... (click to read more)