Summer inspiration

If you’re looking for a new challenge for summer, the chance to take an existing skill to another level or even try something completely different, next weekend’s show just might give you the inspiration you need…

Girls Around Town‘s former wellbeing guru Fiona Theokritoff will be back in the studio on Sunday morning, talking to June about her role as a Community Learning Tutor with Inspire and sharing details of what’s on offer over the coming months.

Wherever you are on your personal learning journey, whether you’re interested in trying new things, becoming healthier or simply getting out and about more and meeting new people, you’ll find plenty to choose from in the Inspire range of courses and workshops.

Take your pick – from blogging or budgeting to creative writing or crochet, first aid or family history to patchwork or poetry, to name just a few, there’s something for everyone in libraries across Nottinghamshire this summer.

There’ll be news too of Fiona’s involvement in both the Lowdham Book Festival in June and the Newark Book Festival in July, together with dates for more of the popular Wine and Words evenings she leads with fellow writer Jane Wyles at Gannets in Newark.

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon next Sunday to find out why 9,035 people took part in Inspire courses last year – and how you can develop your own skills by following their example this year!

Read all about it

booksFrom Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter, Charles I to the Chelsea Flower Show, whatever your literary leanings you’ll find something to tempt you to visit the Lowdham Book Festival this month.

On Saturday’s show, organiser Jane Streeter gave us just a taste of what’s in store between Friday 18 and Sunday 28 June. And The Girls Around Town have already put various sessions in their diaries – including several where CAKE is involved!

If Jane’s introduction to some of the events featured in this year’s festival whetted your appetite too, you can read all about it and download the full programme here

An eventful(l) show

open studiosWondering what the Girls Around Town have lined up for you on this week’s show?

Well, it’s going to be all about events – whether you’re into contemporary art and craft, enjoy a good book or just fancy a bit of pampering with a delicious afternoon tea thrown in for good measure, you’ll get the lowdown on the what, where and when on Saturday…

Between now and the end of next month, you can visit the Lowdham Book Festival, check out the local art and craft scene in Open Studios Notts or relax and enjoy an Afternoon of Indulgence with Beaumond House at Floral Media in Caunton.

To find out more, join Tina, Sue and their guests on 107.8FM or online from 10am to 1pm on Saturday. It’s June‘s turn to have a weekend off but don’t be too surprised if she’s on the phone from her sunny Italian balcony at some point in the first hour!