Gardener’s question time

No, that’s not an error in the headline – if there’s one thing June is very picky about, it’s putting her apostrophes in the right place!!

The gardener in question – and being questioned on next Sunday‘s show – is Andy Tudbury, joining the Girls Around Town in the studio with a report on the first Belvoir Flower and Garden Festival last summer.

And, more importantly, with the latest news of this year’s festival in the stunning setting of Belvoir Castle on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July

Landscape gardener Andy will be chatting to June and Rachel about some of the highlights of 2018, sharing some of the feedback from exhibitors and visitors to the show and describing how, with the help of a team of experts, he’s aiming make the next one even better.

Tune in or listen online in the second hour of next week’s show to find out what’s in store for July, how and where to book tickets and how, if you get in quick, you’ll be able to take advantage of an Early Bird offer which will be announced soon.

Getting crafty for Christmas

It’s all about crafts and Christmas in the second of this week’s interviews, when Michelle Baker and Sally Harrison join the Girls Around Town to talk about The Bestest, Craftiest Christmas Weekend Ever!

With demonstrations, children’s activities, goodie bags and a gift-wrapping service all on offer throughout the weekend, you’ll find plenty to see and do at the Newark Craft Hub in London Road Car Park on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December..

Michelle and Sally will have news too of craft workshops taking place both days. If you fancy sewing a Santa sack, Christmas bunting or a stocking, making a Christmas crystal star with The Bead Queen, a Christmas jumper with The Great British Sewing Bee‘s Tracey Symonds or a felted Santa Claus with Kim from The Tinkering Faeries, they’ve got it covered!

Visit the website to book places on any of the workshops – and tune in or listen online from 11am on Sunday when June and Tina find out more what’s in store…

Try a taste of Syria

If you’ve never sampled the traditional food of Syria, a fund-raising  event at Carriages Café on Thursday 23 November is an ideal opportunity not only to do just that but to support two good causes as well…

Six Syrian families have recently settled in Newark, most of them after spending five years as refugees in Lebanon. Now two of the families have plans to open a catering business in the town and they will be introducing guests to the delicious cuisine of their homeland during the evening, when the families will also be sharing some of their unforgettable stories.

Tickets for A Taste of Syria, which starts at 7.30pm, are £20 each and the proceeds of the evening will be divided between Newark Homestart (who are supporting the women and young children by providing volunteer support) and a charity working on the ground in Syria to help those who are still suffering there and in the refugee camps.

Contact Michelle Hillary on 07818 044788 or Jane Geraghty on 07718 990406 or visit Carriages Café at Newark Castle Station for more information and to buy tickets…