A new chapter for Newark Book Festival

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Newark Book Festival is back – which means organiser Sara Bullimore is back too, in the studio for next Sunday‘s show…

Showcasing the world of books through an exciting, engaging programme of events for all the family, the festival returns for the third time over the weekend of Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July. This year, visitors will be invited to explore the theme of Home and Away, from travelling around the world and through your imagination to a celebration of all things home and Nottinghamshire.

Avid readers all, the Girls Around Town will be supporting the Festival as usual but they’ll be going the extra mile this year to present the entire show live from the Market Place. Why not pop by to say hello between 10am and 12 noon on the Sunday and maybe even share some of the things you love about books on air?

In the meantime, tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to join June and Sara for NEXT week’s show, when you’ll find out more about some of the things in store this time round.

One thing’s for sure, if you’re as much into books as June, Rachel and Ros are, you’ll want to put the dates in your diary now and get your hands on a Festival brochure as soon as possible so you can start bookmarking the events you’re going to enjoy…

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The Newark Book Festival returns to town next weekend and once again the Girls Around Town will be reporting live on this local celebration of the very best in literature and the arts.

Eleven venues in and around Newark are taking part in this year’s programme, which features everything from author events to panels, crime and contemporary fiction to history and a range of fun activities for younger visitors.

June and Rachel will be in the studio on Sunday, waiting for the latest news from Rosalyn as she catches up with some of the exhibitors and visitors in the Literature Quarter in the Market Place.

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon to find out how things went on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July and, even more importantly, what’s still to come on Sunday 15 July.

In the meantime, you can pick up a brochure in local libraries and other venues in Newark or check out the full programme of events on the Festival website

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With just over three weeks to go to the Newark Book Festival, what else would the Girls Around Town be talking about on this week’s show but…books, of course!

From romantic, crime and contemporary fiction to workshops, street theatre and story telling, the festival brings authors and entertainers together across a wide range of venues including Newark Castle, the Market Place, the Town HallNewark Library and the National Civil War Centre to name just a few.

Building on the 2015 and 2016 Books in the Castle, this year’s event on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July promises a programme that’s packed with activities for everyone. And June and Tina will be setting the scene on Sunday morning, as they chat to guests Luca Veste and Sara Bullimore…

Author of the Murphy and Rossi series, Luca says he writes ‘about bad things that will probably never happen to you’. In the first hour, he’ll be on the phone from his home in Liverpool talking about his books and about Crime By The Sea, in which he’ll be joined by David Mark, Harry Brett and Nick Quantrill to examine just why waterside locations are so compelling.

Then Sara Bullimore will be taking a short break from her hectic job as festival organiser to drop into the studio and share some of the details of the what, where and when. Find out how it all came together in just a few short months, why this year’s theme is Adventures and Heroes and what you, your friends and your families can expect to see, do and hear in Newark over the weekend.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon for all the latest news. In the meantime, check out the programme,  put the dates in your diary now and be sure to make the Festival Office in the Market Place your first port of call to get your limited edition Festival Survival Bag so you can fill it to the brim with books!