Media

Due to my writing and involvement with the Belle Tout and Beachy Head lighthouses and the various projects I have been involved with, I have been fortunate to have made a number of appearances on TV, radio, magazines and newspapers in the UK and around the world.

Good Causes

Stars on Canvas, 2016

Rob Wassell Belle Tout Lighthouse CanvasI was once again invited by Willow Foundation to take part in Stars on Canvas.

With over 300 ‘stars’ taking part in this years charity auction, I was joined by notable celebrities including, Kylie Minogue, Jane Asher, Olly Murs, Rio Ferdinand, Trinny Woodhall as well as other TV stars, musicians, artists, writers, illustrators and cartoonists.

My canvas was of the Belle Tout Lighthouse at Beachy Head which included a flashing light inside the lantern room.

You can find out more about the project and my canvas.

Stars on Canvas, 2014 (Stars on Canvas)
I was invited by the Willow Foundation to take part in this years Stars on Canvas charity auction to help raise money for seriously ill 16-40 year olds by providing special days and unique experiences. Other supporters include: Jane Asher, Patrick Bergin, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Terry Jones and many more…

Stars on Canvas Rob Wassell

The Lighthouses of Beachy Head by Rob Wassell

Television

BBC South East News, 5th June 2016
Birling Gap Coastal Erosion for BBC Evening News

Rob Wassell BBC News Birling Gap

Save the Stripes Campaign, BBC, 8th October 2013 (BBC)
Beachy Head Lighthouse, Beachy Head for BBC Breakfast

Rob Wassell preparing to film for BBC Breakfast at Beachy Head Lighthouse

Save the Stripes Campaign, ITV, 2nd October 2013 (Watch on Vimeo)
Beachy Head Lighthouse, Beachy Head for ITV Meridian News

Rob Wassell Save the Stripes Campaign Beachy Head ITV Meridian NewsRob Wassell at the Beachy Head Lighthouse
Save the Stripes ITV Meridian News  

Par Avion, ARTE, 26th April 2013 (ARTE)
Beachy Head with Vincent Nguyen

Rob Wassell with Vincent Nguyen at Beachy Head filming Par Avion for ARTE French TV

Ukranian TV, 13th January 2013 (Watch on podrobnosti.ua)
Belle Tout Lighthouse, Beachy Head for Ukranian TV with Olena Gnes

Rob Wassell at Belle Tout Beachy Head for Ukranian TV

Save the Stripes Campaign, BBC, 21st October 2012 (BBC)
Beachy Head Lighthouse, Beachy Head for BBC Countryfile with Matt Baker

Rob Wassell on BBC Countryfile to help Save the Stripes of the Beachy Head LighthouseRob Wassell and the Save the Stripes team with Matt Baker
for BBC Countryfile (note my book that helped Save the Stripes)

BBC & ITV Meridian News

I have done quite a number of appearances on BBC and ITV local news and I didn’t make a record of all of them.

Radio

BBC Radio Sussex, 3rd June 2016

Talking to Neil Pringle about coastal erosion, people near the cliff edge and the photos I have taken of people in the act of standing too near the cliff edge. (more here www.birlinggapsussex.co.uk)

Rob Wassell BBC Radio Sussex Coastal Erosion

My Life, BBC Radio Sussex, 4th October 2011

Talking to Mark Carter on BBC Radio Sussex about my life, my writing and my projects.

Excess Baggage, 4th September 2011, (BBC)

With Sandi Toksvig and Vron Grocock when they visit the Belle Tout Lighthouse as they travel between Brighton and Eastbourne by bus.

Rob Wassell with Sandi Toksvig whilst recording for Radio 4's Excess Baggage at the Belle Tout LighthouseRob Wassell with Sandi Toksvig whilst recording for Radio 4’s
Excess Baggage at the Belle Tout Lighthouse

 

BBC Radio Sussex, 1st September 2011

Talking to Neil Pringle via outside broadcast from the Belle Tout Lighthouse about the recent decision from Trinity House to not re-paint the Beachy Head Lighthouse.

Rob Wassell at the Belle Tout Lighthouse

BBC Radio Sussex, 29th August 2011

Talking to Radio Sussex listeners about my new book, The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse.

Sovereign Radio, 26th August 2011

Talking to Sovereign Radio listeners about my new book, The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse.

Many other radio appearances

Since 2007 I have lost count of how many times I have appeared on the radio. I recorded quite a few of these appearances on the Belle Tout Trust site but as I did so many, I didn’t record them all.

Newspapers, Magazines and the Web

Local newspapers have followed my work, including the Evening Argus and Eastbourne Herald. I have also appeared in the Independent as well as other national papers. I have also appeared in many books and magazines around the world, including The World Lighthouse Society and even the RIBA magazine. I have also appeared on the BBC and other news websites.