Spilling the beans on a new festival for Newark

Rachel’s going to be in her element on next weekend’s show, when fellow vegan Shena Louise drops by to talk about a brand new event coming to Newark in a couple of months’ time!

Shena will be joining Rachel and June to spill the beans on the first ever Newark Vegan Festival which takes place in the stunning setting of The Ballroom at Newark Town Hall.

She’ll be looking back at the festival which took place in Lincoln today and looking ahead to what’s in store for visitors to the Newark festival between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 16 February

With everything from food and drink to talks and advice on offer, together with a little entertainment thrown in for good measure, there’ll be plenty to see and do – and no doubt plenty of tasty vegan treats to try and buy as well!

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon on Sunday to find out why and how Rachel and Shena embrace the vegan lifestyle and how, by organising these festivals and other events, Shena is supporting local businesses who share her passion for all things vegan…

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!