Meet the artists online

For some years now, the months of May and June have been widely known as the time when artists from across Nottinghamshire join forces to bring a very special event to the county.

Open Studios Notts in its usual form obviously wasn’t an option for 2020 but that didn’t stop all those artists coming together – virtually of course! – to bring the event to the audience it would normally attract.

Instead of inviting people to join them in their studios, they’ve been inviting them to join them online. And in the last couple of months, they’ve made no fewer than 47 videos to make this possible.

Here’s just one of them, featuring former Girls Around Town presenter Tina Bettison. in which she talks to six of the artists taking part. this year…

Find out what they had to say to Tina about their work – and if you want to see and hear more, just follow this link to watch some of the other 46 videos uploaded to YouTube!

Let’s get sewcial!

Fancy trying your hand at crochet or quilting? Perhaps you’d like to make your own bauble wreath for Christmas, give calligraphy a go or you’re looking for an after-school club for the kids?

It’s all about getting creative in the second hour of the show this weekend, when Crafty Betty‘s Michelle Baker joins June and Rachel to talk about some of the different ways you can do just that right here in Newark.

With events and activities for all ages and abilities, Michelle and her crafty colleagues have plenty of fun ideas for the whole family to enjoy.

She’ll be describing some of the highlights of the year so far as well, from a road trip to the NEC for The Festival of Quilts to a day of non-stop sewing last month as part of the North Notts Sew Day in aid of Quilts for Care Leavers.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10.45am to hear what’s on offer over the coming weeks and months.

If you feel like getting sewcial, Michelle and the Girls Around Town might have just what you’re looking for…

Breathing new life into the Buttermarket

If you haven’t visited Newark Buttermarket since the beginning of this month, you’ll be in for a surprise when you do!

From fashion to flowers, cakes to crafts, vintage treats to toys and games – you’ll find all this and more on offer now, in a setting that shoppers are already describing as ‘a little Covent Garden‘.

Find out why and how the change came about when Louise Clark and Jacqui Johnson join June and Rosalyn on Girls Around Town from 11am this Sunday.

They’ll be talking about some of the pop up shops that are bringing new life to the Buttermarket – including their own, of course! And Louise will have news too of future plans and events taking place in and around Newark Market Place throughout the year…

Tune in or listen online to hear what’s in store – and, in the meantime, why not pop down to see for yourself?

With Mothering Sunday only a week away, it’s the perfect place to find just the gift you’re looking for!