Wall to wall talent

Twenty of the UK‘s top artists will be joining forces to showcase their work when Meander and Mooch brings a unique new exhibition to Newark next month…

After a private view and launch party on Friday 7 February, The Wall opens to the public at 10am on Saturday 8 February, when visitors will be able to meet some of the artists as they explore what’s on show in the gallery.

One of those whose paintings are featured is the aptly-named Jackie Whall, who together with gallery owner Susi Wright joins the Girls Around Town next weekend to talk about the three-week event and some of the stories behind it.

“Our aim is to take people on a journey through walls in history and music, from the Berlin Wall to Bowie‘s Heroes and Pink Floyd‘s unforgettable film and music The Wall,” says Susi.

“And if you’re a fan of Pink Floyd, there’s another treat in store for you in Newark too, with tribute band Think Floyd performing the music from The Wall at the Palace Theatre on the evening of Friday 7 February.

“No prizes for guessing where we’ll be headed after our own launch party!”

Join June and Rachel on 107.8FM or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday to hear what Susi and Jackie have to say about the exhibition and find out how you can even add your own personal touch to the event.

“We’ll be raising money for Beaumond House Community Hospice and, for a small donation, visitors will be able to write their own message to a loved one on the wall in the gallery window to help support this worthwhile charity,” adds Susi.

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…