Discovering Bingham

In the first of a series of shows about how to Be a tourist in your own town, a couple of months ago June and Rachel took a closer look at a few of the attractions Newark has to offer.

You’ll probably remember the premise – how easy it is to overlook the things right on your doorstep when planning days out with friends and family.

Well, next weekend it’s time to focus on another Nottinghamshire treasure, just a few miles up the road…

And who better to point June – and you! – in the right direction than Ophelia Marshall, the founder of Rural Retail, with a little help from the Girls Around Town‘s new guest presenter Claire?

They’ll be explaining what it is they love about living and working in the pretty little town of Bingham and sharing details of some of the things that just might tempt you to head over there for a visit.

Voted The Best Place To Bring Up A Family a few years ago, Bingham is just nine miles away from both Nottingham and Newark, is easy to reach by train or car and has held a market charter since 1341.

These days, regular markets and farmers markets are held alongside The Buttercross in the town centre and Ophelia will be describing some of the things you’ll find among its stalls and in the shops nearby.

And with attractions such as Langar‘s Naturescape Wildflower Farm and the 16th century Holme Pierrepont Hall just a stone’s throw away, the surrounding area offers plenty of choice if you’re looking for a family day out, whether you want to explore 70 acres of meadow and woodland walks or step back in time to the days of the Tudors and the English Civil War.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online (don’t forget to choose the FM stream when you do!) between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to find out what’s on offer in and around Bingham and, whether you’re a resident or a visitor, how to make the most of this thriving little town…

Art from the heart

tina cosmos picIf you’re a regular listener, you’ll know that the Girls Around Town don’t just present a weekly radio show…

From artist to author, PR guru to IT expert, public speaker to blogger – between the three of them, they count all these skills and more among the strings to their bows!

On the show this weekend, the spotlight is on Tina as she celebrates her latest achievement – a month-long exhibition of her Cosmos Art at Bingham Library.

Running from Friday 1 to Saturday 30 April, the exhibition features a series of 10 artworks inspired by images from space and from learning about our place in this vast universe.

tina's cosmos exhibitionTina will be talking to June about the whole experience, from the first time she put paint to canvas to just what’s involved in mounting an exhibition – a process that’s rather more complicated than merely hanging pictures in a gallery apparently!

As part of the event, she’ll be in the library every Friday afternoon throughout the month to meet and greet visitors. And on Friday 22 April there’ll be a workshop for those who want to join her for a play in the cosmic art box. Advance booking for this is essential as places, priced £10 each, are limited – to find out more, contact Tina via her Facebook page.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon this Sunday – there’ll be news too of another event in Bingham, when Sue Mcfarlane chats to the girls about her free No Hands® Massage session on Saturday 23 April…

Look – no hands!

no hands massageNo Hands® Massage – how on earth does that work?! You’re probably thinking it sounds like an oxymoron, but think again…

Find out just what it is and exactly how it works next month, when complementary therapist Sue Mcfarlane of Natural Therapies For You holds her next open session at Earthchild in Bingham.

She’ll let you into the secret of the new massage with an introductory talk, demos and, if you’d like to give it a try, there’ll even be taster sessions too – fully clothed of course!

If you’re already one of Sue’s clients, why not bring along a friend or two? Maybe you’re not a client but you’re intrigued by the idea – you might even be a therapist, wanting to know more. Everyone’s welcome and what’s more, it’s free so what’s not to like?

The session runs from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday 23 April and you’ll find Earthchild at 67 Long Acre, Bingham NG13 8AG. Advance booking isn’t essential but you can give Sue a call on 07766 592025 for more details and let her know you’ll be dropping by…

To find out more about Sue’s full range of therapies, available in Newark, Bingham and even mobile, visit her website here.