For goodness bake

Plenty of food for thought on this weekend’s show…

Fresh from the first ever Newark Vegan Festival on Saturday 16 February, Rachel will describing some of the goodies that were on sale in the Ballroom of the Town Hall.

She’ll have news too of her cookery demonstrations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on the day – if you’re reading this before Saturday, there’s still time for you to go along and see her in action! – and hopefully there’ll be a few minutes in the first hour of the show for her to share at least one of her recipes.

Later on, Jill Hesketh will be joining the Girls Around Town to talk about her bread-making courses – and she’s promised to bring some of her goodies to the studio too…

Jill be telling June and Rachel why and how she started Bake It and Take It, offering one and two day courses which, as the name suggests, give those taking part the opportunity to bake their own bread and then take it home to enjoy!

With just two clients joining her for each session, there’s plenty of time get hands-on with the dough and – with Jill’s expert guidance – make several different breads, from a white tin loaf to an Italian foccacia.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday for all this and more, including news of Jill’s new half-day pizza and tapas making courses and her plans to add cake and pastry making classes to the menu later this year…

Summer inspiration

If you’re looking for a new challenge for summer, the chance to take an existing skill to another level or even try something completely different, next weekend’s show just might give you the inspiration you need…

Girls Around Town‘s former wellbeing guru Fiona Theokritoff will be back in the studio on Sunday morning, talking to June about her role as a Community Learning Tutor with Inspire and sharing details of what’s on offer over the coming months.

Wherever you are on your personal learning journey, whether you’re interested in trying new things, becoming healthier or simply getting out and about more and meeting new people, you’ll find plenty to choose from in the Inspire range of courses and workshops.

Take your pick – from blogging or budgeting to creative writing or crochet, first aid or family history to patchwork or poetry, to name just a few, there’s something for everyone in libraries across Nottinghamshire this summer.

There’ll be news too of Fiona’s involvement in both the Lowdham Book Festival in June and the Newark Book Festival in July, together with dates for more of the popular Wine and Words evenings she leads with fellow writer Jane Wyles at Gannets in Newark.

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon next Sunday to find out why 9,035 people took part in Inspire courses last year – and how you can develop your own skills by following their example this year!

Leader of the pack


Are you a natural leader? Or do you need help finding out how to become a good leader in your own life, to discover your inner Alpha Wolf?

You probably know that the best leaders come from a position of confidence, kindness and consistency in their deeds, inspiring trust and respect in others and encouraging them to be the best they can be.

But just where do wolves come into all of this?

Join the Girls Around Town next weekend to hear guest Mel Downing explain why her leadership courses use the powerful metaphor of the wolf pack and how becoming an Alpha Wolf can help you take responsibility for achieving your own future success, whatever that means to you!

“Wolves are a highly organised and benevolent species,” says Mel. “They live in packs led by the Alpha Pair, which makes all the decisions in the life of the pack and every decision is made for the good of the pack.

“Whether you’re running your own business, changing career, parenting children, struggling with relationships or want to take your life in a different direction, our one-day Personal Leadership and Empowerment courses use their example to give you all the tools and support you need to find a better way of living and working in the world.”

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday when Mel joins June, Tina and Sue to talk about this unique approach to developing your personal leadership skills. And if you’re a dog owner, you’ll want to hear what she says about two new courses on Canine Conversation too…