From ballet to Borneo

An unexpected bonus on this weekend’s show – even June has only known about it for a couple of days!

Christina Phillips-Kelly of The Studio at Averham joined the Girls Around Town back in October 2018 to talk about her upcoming production of the ballet Sleeping Beauty at Newark‘s Robin Hood Theatre,

Her return visit this Sunday morning was booked a couple of months ago and this time round she has news of another special event on the horizon…

Find out from Christina what’s in store for the 20 lucky people who manage to secure a place for this one – a personal masterclass with professional ballerina, coach and choreographer Tala Lee-Turton coming to Newark in August.

And, if those places haven’t already all been snapped up, how you can get in touch and maybe grab one for yourself!

That unexpected bonus? Christina will be joined by her daughter Molly Frost who’s making a flying visit home for the Bank Holiday weekend.

When Christina was on the show last year, Molly had just headed out to Borneo to spend three months at an orangutan sanctuary there, after completing her Masters Degree in Wildlife Conservation and UAV Technology in Liverpool.

If you want to know why she was there, what she did during her stay and what she’s been doing since – and hear a bit more about the masterclass too, of course – you know what to do…

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday morning, when the conversation between June, Christina and Molly will begin with ballet and end up in Borneo!

A comic twist on the battle of the sexes

It’s just over 18 months since Graham Keal first joined the Girls Around Town to share some of the highlights of his own take on those ‘men are from Mars, women are from Venus‘ moments…

A popular speaker at WI meetings, ladies’ luncheon clubs and other gatherings across the country, Graham had just launched his latest talk, 50 Shades of Graham, which he described at the time as a bit more risqué than his others but nothing to frighten the easily shocked.

“I’d already amassed a lot of material on how so much of the humour to be found on the web revolves around the battle of the sexes,” he told listeners back in November 2016. “Now I’ve just adapted that material, adding some musings and observations on what has made both the Fifty Shades books and the film so huge, despite all the critical brickbats flung at them.”

With EL James’s latest novel, The Mister, hitting book shops a few weeks ago – to a flurry of reviews describing it as ‘excruciating’ and ‘fifty shades of awful’ – and Graham’s next appearance coming up in Newark soon, he’s back on the show to report on how those musings have gone down with audiences so far.

And to give June a taste of what’s in store at Carriages Café later this month…

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday when Graham joins June in the studio.

In the meantime, there’s still time to get tickets, priced £10 each including welcome drink, for the talk starting at 7pm for 7.30pm on Friday 24 May – pop into Carriages, call 01636 676129 or head over to Facebook here for more details and bookings.

A very funny look at the current battle of the sexes. Highly recommended – Sally Bowden, WI speaker finder