By the book

The Newark Book Festival returns to town next weekend and once again the Girls Around Town will be reporting live on this local celebration of the very best in literature and the arts.

Eleven venues in and around Newark are taking part in this year’s programme, which features everything from author events to panels, crime and contemporary fiction to history and a range of fun activities for younger visitors.

June and Rachel will be in the studio on Sunday, waiting for the latest news from Rosalyn as she catches up with some of the exhibitors and visitors in the Literature Quarter in the Market Place.

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon to find out how things went on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July and, even more importantly, what’s still to come on Sunday 15 July.

In the meantime, you can pick up a brochure in local libraries and other venues in Newark or check out the full programme of events on the Festival website

The taste of summer

Newark’s best-known foodie makes a welcome return to the studio next weekend to share some of her favourite seasonal recipes with the Girls Around Town.

Lisa Holloway will be bringing June up to date with what’s she’s been doing since moving on to pastures new after selling Compton House, her award-winning B&B.

As for those recipes, she’s keeping the details under wraps until the show. So you’ll have to tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to find out just what’s on the menu.

Will it be pasta or puds, barbecues or brunches? Whatever she chooses, one thing’s for sure; the dishes Lisa will be sharing will be delicious, easy to make and guaranteed to bring a taste of summer to the table.

Anyone for seconds? Keep an eye on the GAT Facebook page for a link to the online podcast and watch this space for the recipes coming soon – just in time for you to serve up some tasty treats to your own families and friends…