Wall to wall talent

Twenty of the UK‘s top artists will be joining forces to showcase their work when Meander and Mooch brings a unique new exhibition to Newark next month…

After a private view and launch party on Friday 7 February, The Wall opens to the public at 10am on Saturday 8 February, when visitors will be able to meet some of the artists as they explore what’s on show in the gallery.

One of those whose paintings are featured is the aptly-named Jackie Whall, who together with gallery owner Susi Wright joins the Girls Around Town next weekend to talk about the three-week event and some of the stories behind it.

“Our aim is to take people on a journey through walls in history and music, from the Berlin Wall to Bowie‘s Heroes and Pink Floyd‘s unforgettable film and music The Wall,” says Susi.

“And if you’re a fan of Pink Floyd, there’s another treat in store for you in Newark too, with tribute band Think Floyd performing the music from The Wall at the Palace Theatre on the evening of Friday 7 February.

“No prizes for guessing where we’ll be headed after our own launch party!”

Join June and Rachel on 107.8FM or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday to hear what Susi and Jackie have to say about the exhibition and find out how you can even add your own personal touch to the event.

“We’ll be raising money for Beaumond House Community Hospice and, for a small donation, visitors will be able to write their own message to a loved one on the wall in the gallery window to help support this worthwhile charity,” adds Susi.

Back to the drawing board

Six months ago, Marie Elizabeth Edwards joined the Girls Around Town to talk about helping local businesses stand out from the crowd by designing and producing bold and beautiful signage for them.

It’s back to the drawing board this weekend when she’s in the studio again to tell Rosalyn and Rachel a little more about how she turned a hobby into a thriving business of her own.

And how, through a range of other creations Made By Mee, she brings a uniquely personal touch to special celebrations such as weddings, christenings and Christmas…

On her previous visit to Radio Newark, Marie was about to host the first meeting of a new local branch of the Mums in Business Association. Since then, the group has gone from strength to strength and she’ll have news of the events that have taken place so far and, of course, what’s next on the agenda for working mothers in area.

And there’s more! Last month, she was a member of Carrie’s Babes, one of 27 teams taking part in the Dragon Boat Festival here in Newark. Find out how the babes prepared for the big event, how things went for them on the day – and above all, how delighted they were to be crowned top team on the sponsorship front, raising over £1,700 for two of Newark’s best-loved charities!

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10am to 12 noon on Sunday to hear what Marie has to say about what’s obviously been a very busy year so far…

Falling in love with fashion

Hopefully there’s still a little time left to enjoy the last few weeks of summer but even so it’s probably not too early to start looking ahead to autumn.

And if in your case that means thinking about shopping for new outfits, Ann Hayes from Ann et Vin and Lucky Secret Boutique‘s Sue Allen will be in the studio next weekend with news of something which will definitely be right up your street…

The street in question is Castlegate in Newark, the ‘something’ is an Autumn Fashion Show and, given the fact that it’s being hosted by Ann et Vin, you won’t be surprised to learn that there’ll be fizz as well as fashion on Thursday 12 September!

From 6.30pm to 9.30pm, local businesses will be joining forces to raise funds for Beaumond House Community Hospice in an evening which features new autumn ranges from Lucky Secret Boutique alongside handbags, lingerie, jewellery, scarves, shoes, make up and more.

Tickets are on sale now, priced £15 each which includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and nibbles during the interval. To book your seat by the catwalk, visit Lucky Secret Boutique on Wilson Street or call 01636 919748.

And don’t forget to tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11am next Sunday when Ann and Sue will be sharing more details of the event with the Girls Around Town.

They’ll be chatting to June, who already has her ticket for the show – but then what else would you expect from a self-confessed shopaholic?!