Festival first aid and the gentle touch of CST

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The summer has become a byword for festivals here in the UK, with events from the Isle of Wight to Glastonbury in June.

And then there’s  our very own Newark Festival too, of course, which this year returns to Riverside Park from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June.

With this in mind, Fiona will be on hand on Sunday to start the show with some natural first aid tips for bites, stings and other festival health hazards…

In the second hour, the Girls Around Town will be welcoming guest Alison Court, who has recently become a craniosacral therapist.

After running a massage practice for some years Alison discovered CST, a non-invasive gentle therapy which she realised would complement her massage work very well.

Embarking on a course of study at a very challenging time in her life, she passed with flying colours and has since opened a new clinic in the centre of Newark.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to hear more about Alison’s inspiring story and find out how craniosacral therapy may be able to help you.

The witching hour

Centre stage on this week’s show goes to guest Rachel Repper – whether she arrives by broomstick or not remains to be seen but she’ll be joining June, Tina and Sue with news of the Robin Hood Theatre‘s upcoming production of Roald Dahl‘s The Witches.

Set partly in Norway and partly in England, the story revolves around seven-year old Boy‘s bid to rid the world of these ‘demons in human shape’, who look and act like ordinary women. As the plot unfolds, he sets out to foil the Grand High Witch‘s master plan to eliminate all children by giving them free sweets and chocolates laced with a magic potion which turns them into mice!

Rachel will be talking about her involvement in the theatre and her starring role in The Witches, which runs from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 June. Performances start at 7.30pm each evening and there’s a matinee at 2pm on the Saturday. For more details and bookings, click here.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday – not quite the witching hour, of course! – when Rachel will also be sharing a different kind of story with the Girls Around Town as she describes a recent trip which took her and her family to India, South America and beyond…