An inspirational story from holocaust survivor Ruth Schwiening

Did you get to see Susi Wright’s fabulous exhibition, Six Million White Roses, in The Buttermarket in Newark last month?

It finished a few days ago and attracted lots of visitors to explore the amazing artwork on display…

And raised some well-deserved funds from the sale of quite a few of them, which is going to The National Holocaust Centre over in Laxton.

One of the exhibitors was holocaust survivor Ruth Schwiening who’ll be speaking at the centre on Sunday 11 December. This is a great chance to hear her story which Susi quite rightly describes as moving, humbling and inspiring.

Ruth’s new book, which was on sale during the exhibition in The Buttermarket, will be available to buy and Ruth will be on hand to chat to visitors and sign copies too.

Booking for the event is essential and tickets are on sale, priced £9 for adults and £7.50 for over 65s and children between 8 and 16 years old. Children aged 3 to 8 are admitted free and family tickets, for 2 adults and up to three children, are just £28 each.

The talk itself runs from 1pm to 2.30pm and the centre will be open from 10am to 4.30pm to allow visitors to explore the exhibitions and memorial gardens.

To book tickets, call 01623 836627 or visit the centre’s website and click on the What’s On tab on the menu at the top of the home page.

If you weren’t able to visit Six Million White Roses in person, you can follow this link to see some recent coverage on Notts TV – just fast forward to around 13 minutes in to find it…

And make sure keep an eye out for the flipbook coming soon, with lots of photos of the fantastic work Susi and all of the artists brought to town last month.

Photo by Jackie Spindley

Be a tourist in your own town

How well do you know the town where you live?

When you’re planning a day out with friends or family, do you tend to overlook the things right there on your doorstep?

If you’re a regular listener, you’ll know that Radio Newark has been running its Love Where You Live campaign throughout 2019, highlighting some of the businesses, shops and attractions that make this part of Nottinghamshire so special.

Now, assisted by local experts, the Girls Around Town are homing in on some of the things the area has to offer – and where better to start than right on their own doorstep, in and around Newark?

In the first hour of next Sunday‘s show, June and Rachel will be taking a quick virtual tour of some of the jewels in Newark’s crown.

Then, with a little help from guest Sophie Farrell, they’ll be finding out about another outstanding spot nearby which might not be quite so familiar to you…

As marketing and communications manager for the National Holocaust Centre and Museum in Laxton, Sophie will talking about some of the attractions of this small village to the north of the county, known far and wide as the only remaining working “open field” farming village in Europe still operating this ancient system.

And of course she’ll have lots to say about the National Holocaust Centre, from its foundation in the 1990s and its permanent exhibitions to its extensive education programme and some of the conferences and other events which will be taking place over the coming months.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10am to 12 noon to hear from Sophie how the Centre goes about its aim of Remembering the past and protecting the future

And, if you haven’t already done so, find out how, where and when you can discover more by visiting the only national museum in the UK dedicated to teaching and learning the lessons from the Holocaust.