Breathing new life into the Buttermarket

If you haven’t visited Newark Buttermarket since the beginning of this month, you’ll be in for a surprise when you do!

From fashion to flowers, cakes to crafts, vintage treats to toys and games – you’ll find all this and more on offer now, in a setting that shoppers are already describing as ‘a little Covent Garden‘.

Find out why and how the change came about when Louise Clark and Jacqui Johnson join June and Rosalyn on Girls Around Town from 11am this Sunday.

They’ll be talking about some of the pop up shops that are bringing new life to the Buttermarket – including their own, of course! And Louise will have news too of future plans and events taking place in and around Newark Market Place throughout the year…

Tune in or listen online to hear what’s in store – and, in the meantime, why not pop down to see for yourself?

With Mothering Sunday only a week away, it’s the perfect place to find just the gift you’re looking for!

A feast of treats at Thoresby Park

No more excuses for using the word – with only 56 sleeps to go, Christmas is sure to be front and centre of everyone’s mind by now! Which means it’s time to give some serious thought to shopping…

And if last-minute gifts are on your list, you’ll want to hear what Teresa Molloy has to say when she joins the Girls Around Town in the studio this weekend.

The annual Winterfest Arts and Crafts Fair returns to Thoresby Park on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November and Teresa will be sharing all the details of the event with June and Rachel in the first hour of Sunday‘s show.

“One of Nottinghamshire‘s best-kept secrets no longer, last year’s Winterfest was the best yet with some fabulous handmade crafts on sale inside the Victorian Riding Hall and plenty of tasty treats to enjoy outside in The Courtyard too,” she says.

“We’re different from most Christmas fairs – supporting local crafters who put a lot of time and effort into their business is important to us so we only accept handmade items to sell at Winterfest.”

This family-friendly event runs from 10am to 4pm both days, with free admission and visits from Santa himself, along with carol singing from local choirs, music from brass bands and free craft workshops run by Thoresby Studio artists.

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon for a peek at what’s in store – rumour has it there’ll be some rather special brownies you might want to put at the very top of that shopping list!

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…