Summer fun – and shopping! – in Newark

School’s out, it’s time for some fun – and there’ll be plenty to choose from in Newark this summer…

Louise Clark joins June on the show this weekend to talk about upcoming events in the town. And top of the list is the new Summer Dusk Market taking place between 5pm and 9pm on Wednesday 31 July.

Browse among the 30-plus stalls in the historic Market Place, enjoy the entertainment and take advantage of the opportunity to pop into a few of more than 20 of the town’s independent shops staying open till late for the occasion.

With face painters, jugglers, Punch and Judy and a colouring competition, there’s lots for the kids to enjoy while you explore the foodie quarter or buy gifts and treats as the sun sets over the stalls.

Tune in or listen online from 10am when Louise will have more details of what’s on offer during the evening, as well as information about some of the other events and activities to look forward to over the coming months.

Will power

Over two years have flown by since Carrie Boughtwood first joined the Girls Around Town to talk about the importance of making a will.

In that time, she’s helped dozens of people prepare these vital documents, among them June herself, so it’s particularly appropriate that the two of them will be revisiting the subject on this Sunday‘s show…

With a law degree from Sheffield University and more than 11 years’ experience as a qualified solicitor, Carrie set up her own business APT Legal in 2016, writing wills, preparing Powers of Attorney and providing probate advice to clients living and working in and around Newark.

“As a trainee with a law firm in Surrey, I always loved commercial property and that was what I initially planned to specialise in,” she says. “But before you qualify as a solicitor you have to do spend time in different departments and, when I started working in the Private Client department, I fell in love with that area of law.

“It’s so personal, I love helping people make sure their wishes are followed.”

Although no-one wants to be reminded of their own mortality, there’s no doubt about it – your will is the single most important piece of paper you’ll ever sign. And, as Carrie will be explaining, getting it right is every as bit as important.

If making a will or setting up an LPA is something you’ve been putting off, you’ll want to hear what she has to say during the second hour of the show.

Tune in or listen online from 11am, when she’ll be talking about some of the pitfalls of not having a will or an LPA, the different aspects they cover and the peace of mind and protection that come from working with someone who’s legally qualified rather than going down the DIY route.

Wine and Words returns to Newark Book Festival

With the 2019 Newark Book Festival just days away now, the spotlight’s on one of its opening events during the second hour of this week’s Girls Around Town.

As the three-day Festival weekend gets underway, local poets Fiona Theokritoff and Jane Wyles will be returning to Carriages Café for another of their ever-popular Wine and Words evenings.

They’ll be joining June and Rachel on Sunday morning with news of what’s in store for guests on Friday 12 July– two lively, fun-filled hours featuring poems from their own repertoire and the work of others, a chance to try poetry bingo and get involved in creating an audience poem – and, of course, there will be wine!

Tickets for Festival Wine and Words – which can be purchased from Carriages Café at Newark Castle Station or by calling 01636 676129 – are £10 each, with nibbles and a glass of Bucks Fizz or OJ on arrival included in the price. Further drinks can be purchased at the bar and parking for guests is free from 6pm.

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon when Fiona and Jane will be sharing more details about the evening, which starts at 7pm.

And if you’re wondering just what poetry bingo is, now’s your chance to find out!