Two special events in Newark this November

If you’re starting to add dates to your diary for the rest of 2022, especially in the run up to Christmas, this week’s guests on Girls Around Town will be sharing details of a couple you might want to put on your list for November!

Live in the studio in the second hour of the show, Newark Patriotic Fund‘s events chairman Jayne Mason will be chatting to June about the charity’s work, its regular meetings here in the town centre and a special concert it will be hosting in just a few weeks’ time.

Featuring the Cranwell RAF College Band and the Cranwell Military Wives, the concert takes place at the Palace Theatre on Friday 4 November.

“We’re delighted to be bringing this event to our town,” says Jayne. “Newark and the Lincolnshire village of Cranwell have a great relationship but that’s not all – it’s very rare for the college band and the military wives to perform together so we’re definitely in for a special treat when they do so at the Palace.”

Jayne will of course have details of how and where to get tickets for the concert but if you don’t want to wait until the weekend to book yours, just follow this link to do it now.

Earlier in the show, when June’s joined by one of her fellow Radio Newark managers, there’ll be news of another great event coming to town soon.

Clare Atherley will be popping in at about 10.20am to reveal all – until then, it’s a closely guarded secret but in the meantime, just a couple of hints…

This one will be part of the Christmas Lights Switch On which takes place on Sunday 27 November and will be raising money for another really good cause here in Newark.

Make sure you Put On Your Sunday Best on 107.8FM, on the apps, on Alexa or online from 10am to find out more from Clare…

And don’t forget to stay tuned through into the second hour of the show to hear what Jayne has to say about the Newark Patriotic Fund and its special event too!

Another chance to listen to last Sunday’s interview with Susi and Lynne

If you were listening to yesterday’s Girls Around Town, you’ll have heard Susi Wright and Lynne Whitfield talking about Six Million White Roses, the event they’re bringing to Newark in just a few weeks’ time.

But in case you missed their chat with June – or you want a reminder of some of the details they mentioned – here’s the podcast for you to enjoy…

Newark exhibition explores freedom and survival and promotes peace around the world

As part of the international art festival Big Draw 2022, an extra special exhibition will soon be opening its doors to visitors here in Newark

And if you want to find out all about it, you need to join June and her two guests Susi Wright and Lynne Whitfield in the second hour of this weekend’s Girls Around Town!

Inspired by the white rose Memorial Gardens of the National Holocaust Centre in Laxton and in remembrance of the six million Jews murdered in the holocaust, Six Million White Roses will feature paintings, ceramics, glass and sculptures on display in the ground floor Gallery Space of The Buttermarket in Newark’s historic Market Place.

“Exploring freedom and survival and promoting peace around the world, the exhibition is dedicated to the victims of the holocaust, to victims of war worldwide and to those who stand up to hatred,” says Susi.

“And we couldn’t have wished for a better venue to pay this tribute to them – not only is it right in the centre of town and easy to access, it’s light and bright, the perfect place to showcase the work done by many talented artists.”

Following a Private Viewing on Friday 4 November, the exhibition will be open to the public daily, except on Sundays, from Saturday 5 to Saturday 26 November between 10am and 3.30pm, with free admission to all.

To find out what inspired Susi and Lynne to join forces to bring Six Million White Roses to Newark and learn a little about some of the work that will be on display, don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday Best between 10am and 12 noon, whether it’s on 107.8FM, on the free Radio Newark apps, on Alexa or online

And in the meantime, make sure you put a note of those all-important dates in your diary so you can see for yourself the outstanding work produced by all of those artists and makers!