Mind Your Own Business

Cast your mind back to Sunday 3 November and you may remember listening to coach Cathie Babbington talking to the Girls Around Town about getting your life and your business on the right track.

Well, June and Ros had so much fun chatting to Cathie they’ve invited her back  nextweekend and they’re delighted to let you know that she’s agreed to be a regular guest on the show throughout the coming year!

If you’re a sole trader or you’re on the brink of launching your own small business, you’ll want to hear what Cathie has to say when she shares her top tips on some of the things you should be doing and, more importantly, how to do them…

Her regular visits to the studio get off to a flying start in the first hour of next Sunday‘s show, when she’ll be explaining how she’s already spreading the word through a new monthly newsletter that’s packed with ideas to help you Mind Your Own Business.

There’ll be details too of her first Five Day Challenge, which she’ll be launching on Monday 27 January – it’s absolutely free and, knowing Cathie, it’s sure to combine business with pleasure!

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10am for more information about the challenge and about some of the things she covers in the first issue of the newsletter.

Meanwhile, if you can’t wait to start your journey with Cathie you could always find out what’s in store when you sign up for it by heading over to her website and downloading a copy here!

The stage is set…

Given that their shows are all about speech and music – with the occasional bit of drama thrown in – how appropriate that the Girls Around Town are starting the new year this Sunday discussing a festival dedicated to those very things!

And even more appropriate that Rachel, who’ll be joining June as co-presenter, is one of the trustees of the organisation behind the event.

As is this weekend’s guest Lucy Kitchen, who’ll be in the studio to talk about the 22nd Wolfit Festival of Drama, Music and Verse Speaking, which takes place here in Newark next month…

Named after Sir Donald Wolfit, who was born in Balderton and made his first appearance at The Robin Hood Theatre in Averham, the Wolfit Endowment Fund was established to support drama students who live in Newark or Balderton or attend schools there.

Its annual festival, which this year takes place between Thursday 26 and Sunday 29 March, is an opportunity for entrants of all ages to showcase their music, drama and speaking skills in a total of 36 different classes which range from school and church choirs to barbershop groups, duets to dramatic dialogue and Shakespeare solos to choral verse speaking.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to learn more from Lucy, who will also be sharing details of the Festival Showcase which takes place Tuesday 31 March.

And, with the closing date for entries approaching fast, how to get in touch if you want to take part this year…

Swan Lake comes to Southwell

Something for all the ballet lovers out there…

It’s probably one of the best-known, best-loved tales ever told but do you really understand the story of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake?

And did you know that ballet companies performing it can – and often do – change the ending to suit themselves?

Join the Girls Around Town in the second hour of this weekend’s show to hear Christina Phillips-Kelly describing some of the twists and turns of the plot, which centres around a princess called Odette who is cruelly changed into a white swan and must remain a swan until she finds her prince.

She’ll be sharing details too of The Studio at Averham‘s own adaptation of this all-time classic, which comes to Southwell Secondary School next month.

Raising money for the Breast Cancer arm of Cancer Research UK, the performances take place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 January – tickets are selling fast so make sure you’re standing by with paper and pen at the ready to make a note of how to get yours before it’s too late.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11am to 12 noon when Christina will be telling June and Rachel what’s in store for the audiences in Southwell, why she chose to go with one of the more traditional endings to the story and, before she leaves the Radio Newark studios, giving theatre-goers a two-word warning – bring tissues!!