You heard it here first!

newark castleBack in May, the Girls Around Town broke the news about Newark’s newest festival on air – and now it’s almost here!

So it’s June‘s turn to hit the road this Saturday, although she’s not going far – just a couple of miles from the studio to report back from Ladies Day at Books in the Castle.

With talks, book signings and some special activities for children taking place in the Castle grounds on both Saturday and Sunday, the girls have been looking forward to this event ever since they first heard about it.

If you’ve been listening in over the last few weeks, you’ll have caught their interviews with some of the authors taking part – tune in to the show this weekend to hear more…

After holding the fort in the studio from 10am to 1pm, Tina and Sue will be off into town to join June at the festival. They’ll be there all day – and probably back again on Sunday! – so why not head over to the Castle to say hello?

Llisten in from 10am on Saturday on 107.8FM or online – and in the meantime, find out more about the event here

On the trail of sculpture in Southwell

swan_sanctuary_largeThe Girls Around Town are on tour again this Saturday, as Sue heads off to Normanton, near Southwell, to experience Sculpture in the Sanctuary.

On the opening day of the month-long event, she’ll be reporting back live to the studio as she takes a look at the exhibition of contemporary and traditional sculpture set in the tranquil nine-acre Swan Sanctuary at Reg Taylor’s Garden Centre.

sculpture in the sanctuaryOn show throughout August will be a stunning selection of pieces by many well-known artists from across the country, who work in a variety of mediums from alabaster, bronze and ceramics to glass, steel and stone – all available for purchase, with prices ranging from £20 to thousands!

Back in the studio, Tina and June will be going even further afield – if only by phone! They’ll be talking to the celebrated author and Cosmopolitan agony aunt Irma Kurtz at her home in France, ahead of her appearance at the Books in the Castle festival on Saturday 8 August.

Tune in from 10am to 1pm or listen online for all this and more from the girls this weekend…

Flea’s bid for freedom

free as a flea - jade glitheroIt’s back to books next Saturday, when the Girls Around Town meet local author Jade Glithero.

She’ll be talking about her children’s book Free As A Flea, which was written for her own son Noah and tells the tale of Flea’s adventures as he hops and jumps his way around the world.

One of the writers taking part in next month’s Books in the Castle festival, Jade will be in the studio with June, Tina and Sue to share her story and explain how the book even gained Royal approval last year…

Tune in from 10am to 1pm or listen online to find out more about Flea, Jade and some of the children’s activities taking place in the Castle grounds on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August.