Every picture tells a story

Are you a keen amateur photographer, looking to hone your skills?

Or someone who’d like a little bit of help finding out how to turn those snaps you take into perfect pics?

Either way, if you don’t already know about one long-established group that meets regularly here in Newark, you need to make sure you’re listening in to this week’s Girls Around Town

When June will be chatting live on air to Rose King, the current president of that group, in the second hour of the show.

Originally known as Newark Photographic Society when it was first set up back in 1938, it’s now the Newark & District Photographic Society and its aim is to spotlight the very best in local amateur photography.

The group meets every Monday evening from 7.30pm to 10pm between September and April over at Newark Showground‘s Sheldon Suite, when guest speakers talk about their own photographic techniques and experiences and members receive constructive criticism of their work.

Rose will have news of some of those upcoming meetings, open to members, prospective members and non-members interested in a single event, and she’ll be talking too about her own photographs as well as the numerous posts she’s held since first joining the group before becoming its current president!

Don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday Best this weekend by listening live on 107.8FM, on the free Radio Newark apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11.10am to hear what Rose has to say…

And if you’ve got a Newark-related photograph of your own you’d like to share, why not head over to the Girls Around Town Facebook page to add it to the comments on the post about this Sunday’s chat, which you’ll find at the very top there?

Tackling hygiene poverty in and around Newark

For the first time in a long time, not one but two guests in the studio with June this weekend…

When Ginette Smith and and her daughter Kayleigh Hardy join forces to talk about a recently-launched local project that’s part of a national charity called The Hygiene Bank.

The charity’s belief is simple – basic hygiene is not a privilege – and its vision is to ensure that one day everyone living in the UK will have access to essential hygiene products.

It’s just a few weeks since the launch of the Newark Hygiene Bank and in the second hour of the show Ginnette will be explaining why and how she became its co-ordinator, as well as how local businesses and residents can help it achieve its aims.

“The UK is facing the biggest drop in living standards since the 1950s and as the cost of living reaches record levels, many people across the country are finding themselves caught between being able to heat their homes, pay the rent, buy food or keep clean,” she says.

“As a result, increasing numbers of households are now exposed to hygiene poverty and are left without access to essentials such as nappies, toothpaste and period products.

“Our aim is to help them overcome this problem and to do so we’re looking to house donation boxes in local stores or pick up such items from them so that those in need can collect the products from Beaumont Walk Community Centre on Strawberry Hall Lane in Newark.”

Make sure you tune in to 107.8FM or listen on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11am to find out more from Ginnette and Kayleigh…

And in the meantime, if you’re a local business owner able to house a collection box or donate hygiene products, you can get in touch with Ginnette by email here.

Getting started is everything

How often do you find yourself putting off a job you really need to do?

A task that might be making you feel bad – perhaps it’s boring, too difficult or you’re just worried about failing?

It’s called procrastination of course and it’s going to be the main focus of wellbeing guru Rosalyn Palmer‘s chat when she joins June in the studio for this weekend’s Girls Around Town.

Research shows that once the first step is made towards a task, following through becomes easier – that once you get started, you’re typically able to keep going and in fact getting started is everything.

Ros will be live on air in the second hour of the show, explaining why it’s so tempting to put off what you should be doing and instead spend your time lounging on the sofa, browsing around on social media feeds or YouTube…

Where apparently the current fad for watching online cat videos is currently attracting billions of views!

She’ll be describing some of the effects of procrastination on both physical and mental health and how not putting off till tomorrow the things you should be doing today can help avoid those problems before she turns her attention to something coming back to Lincolnshire next month.

The second Boston Book Festival takes place on Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September in various venues across the town and Ros, a successful author herself, will be back to take part in some of the many events.

You’ll find full details of the festival programme here, together with information on how to book tickets for the events you want to enjoy.

But in the meantime, make sure you Put On Your Sunday Best this weekend, on 107.8FM, on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11am to hear what Ros has to say about her own involvement in the event…

And of course to get that all-important information on how overcoming procrastination could have a major positive impact on your life!