Let’s connect!

A packed house in the studio this weekend, with no fewer than four guests joining June and Claire from 10am on 107.8FM

If you’re a business owner or a professional operating in the food and drink sector, you’ll want to hear what Leisa Pickles, Becky Dobb and Francesca Tricarico have to say in the first hour of the show.

They’ll be sharing details of a brand new B2B event coming to Newark that’s all about networking – a familiar topic on Girls Around Town but with a bit of a difference this time around.

An opportunity to meet up with others in the same sector, Making Connections in Food and Drink is tailored specifically to businesses and individuals working in and around Newark who want to share knowledge and ideas, discuss collaborations and even showcase their products during the evening.

The event runs from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesday 4 March and takes place at Ann et Vin on Castlegate. Whether you just want to mix and mingle with like-minded professionals or want to book a stand for the evening, Leisa, Becky and Francesca will have all the information you need.

Or you can get ahead of the game by booking your place here

And if you’re a serviced-based working mum – think coaches, consultants, therapists and the like – be sure to stayed tuned for the second hour of the show when it’s Gemma Gilbert‘s turn to talk about getting connected…

Just like many of the guests interviewed on the the show, Gemma’s a working mum herself and, as a business coach, her aim is to show her clients how to grow the businesses they love and attract all the customers they can handle without sacrificing time with their families.

She’ll be describing some of the strategies that have worked for her and talking about her Facebook group Mummy’s Got Clients, a place where members can ask questions, get help, collaborate – and of course connect!

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online  from 10am to 12 noon on Sunday for all this and more from Leisa, Becky, Francesca and Gemma – and from presenters June and Claire as well!

Summer fun – and shopping! – in Newark

School’s out, it’s time for some fun – and there’ll be plenty to choose from in Newark this summer…

Louise Clark joins June on the show this weekend to talk about upcoming events in the town. And top of the list is the new Summer Dusk Market taking place between 5pm and 9pm on Wednesday 31 July.

Browse among the 30-plus stalls in the historic Market Place, enjoy the entertainment and take advantage of the opportunity to pop into a few of more than 20 of the town’s independent shops staying open till late for the occasion.

With face painters, jugglers, Punch and Judy and a colouring competition, there’s lots for the kids to enjoy while you explore the foodie quarter or buy gifts and treats as the sun sets over the stalls.

Tune in or listen online from 10am when Louise will have more details of what’s on offer during the evening, as well as information about some of the other events and activities to look forward to over the coming months.

Let’s raise some dough!

Have you been watching The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer on Channel 4 over the last few weeks?

Probably not ideal viewing if, like June, you’ve given up cakes for Lent but great entertainment nevertheless – and all in a good cause too, of course.

If you’ve been inspired to follow the example of Jeremy Paxman, Johnny Vegas, Nicola Adams and the other 17 celebs lined up for the series, here’s your chance to do just that.

Whether you’re a Star Baker or a Soggy-Bottomed runner up, Newark Does Bake Off wants to hear from you. And you can hear all about it next Sunday, when Ann Hayes joins June and Rachel in the studio…

Bring your best bake – or just your appetite – to Ann et Vin on Sunday 14 April and join in the fun from 2pm. Tickets, priced £10 for bakers and £10 for testers, are on sale now from 23-25 Castlegate and all proceeds will be going to Stand Up To Cancer.

The Girls Around Town were a little disappointed to learn that the hunky Mr Hollywood won’t be among the judges. But between them Newark town mayor Tony Roberts and local chef/restaurant owner Steve Taylor no doubt have all the experience and expertise needed to step up to the plate in his place!!

Tune in or listen online from 10am for all the details from Ann. And find out whether June, Rachel and Rosalyn will be putting their own baking expertise to the test or just going along to give their taste buds a treat…

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