From one kind of studio to another

Welcome to the first Girls Around Town of 2021!

June will be back in the Radio Newark studio from 10am till 12 noon this weekend, as she always is on Sunday mornings…

And, in a different kind of studio just a few miles up the road, another guest will be waiting to join her by phone for the first interview of the new year!

Upton-based artist and sculptor Susan Isaac will be describing how she’s had to change her business style slightly over the past few months, with the closure of all galleries and the cancellation of so many events and craft fairs.

A self-confessed tech novice, she’s been busy learning more about the online world as a way to keep in touch with people interested in her work and, with the help of daughter Elsa, has been building up her Instagram presence and working on her website.

Now, with the lifting of the second lockdown, some of her recent work is on display at Newark’s Gallery 6 in Between Times, a solo exhibition that’s open for pre-arranged private appointments until Saturday 9 January.

To hear more of Susan’s story, including her plan to invite visitors to view some of her work temporarily set up in her family’s 18th century threshing barn next to her studio once it’s allowed, make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening online from 11.20am on Sunday…

And don’t forget to join June from 10am for all the usual features that make Girls Around Town your favourtie Sunday morning show!

A light-hearted look back at a difficult year

It’s the last show of the year this weekend so what better way to celebrate than with a light-hearted look back at some of the highs – and lows! – of 2020, together with a look ahead to what’s in store in 2021?

And who better to do it with than the inimitable Cathie Babbington, a regular guest on Girls Around Town and a good friend to boot?

Well-known to listeners as Coach Cath, she’ll be on the phone to June in the second hour of the show, when the pair of them will be chatting about  how they coped with the trials and tribulations of the last few months, both personally and professionally, and what’s on the horizon for the coming year.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11.20am on Sunday to hear what they have to say about some of their favourite moments of 2020, the ones they could perhaps have done without, the lessons they learned in what has  without doubt been an extremely difficult year….

And how they both came out smiling – well, most of the time anyway!

Love local – shop local – without leaving home!

Almost a week since the second national lockdown was lifted and, even though the whole of Nottinghamshire is still in Tier 3, isn’t it great to be able to support all those independent shops and businesses in person again?

But what if you can’t get out and about as much as you’d like to, if you can’t get to the shops to finish that all-important Christmas shopping?

Fear not – Emma Holden, this week’s guest on Girls Around Town, has the answer you’re looking for…

Thanks to Shop Newark Online there’s a brand new, easy and convenient way to shop the high street from the comfort of your own home!

Emma will be on the phone to June just after 11.20am to talk about the website she recently launched, where you’ll find everything from food to fashion, sweet treats to toys, hair to home and lots more besides.

“Here in Newark we’re so lucky to have a wonderful selection of independent retailers selling a variety of beautiful products and now more than ever it’s important to give them all the support we can,” she says.

Find out how to do just that by tuning in to 107.8FM or listening online on Sunday

What’s the betting June won’t be the only one heading over to Shop Newark Online to get those orders in when the show finishes at 12 noon?!!