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

An exhibition not to be missed here in Newark

Have you visited the amazing new exhibition in Newark town centre yet?

Brought to The Buttermarket by Susi Wright and Lynne Whitfield, SIX MILLION WHITE ROSES opened to the public on Saturday 5 November following a Private Viewing on Friday 4 November

And Susi will be joining June on air again in the second hour of this week’s Girls Around Town, along with one of the featured artists Joshua Haith, to share all the latest news about the event and the stunning artwork on display.

Inspired by the white rose Memorial Gardens of the National Holocaust Centre and Museum in Laxton, the exhbition is in remembrance of the six million Jews murdered in the holocaust, with paintings, ceramics, jewellery, glass and sculptures produced by some 40 artists on display and on sale in the ground floor Gallery Space of The Buttermarket.

Admission is free and the doors will be open to the public from 10am to 3.30pm daily excluding Sundays until Saturday 26 November.

Don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday Best between 10am and 12 noon, whether it’s on 107.8FM, on the free Radio Newark apps, on Alexa or online, to hear what they both have to say about the exhibition and find out more about Joshua’s own work and his exciting plans for the coming weeks and months…

And in the meantime, if you haven’t already done so make sure you remember to drop into The Buttermarket in the next couple of weeks to see for yourself the outstanding work produced by all of those artists and makers!

Newark exhibition explores freedom and survival and promotes peace around the world

As part of the international art festival Big Draw 2022, an extra special exhibition will soon be opening its doors to visitors here in Newark

And if you want to find out all about it, you need to join June and her two guests Susi Wright and Lynne Whitfield in the second hour of this weekend’s Girls Around Town!

Inspired by the white rose Memorial Gardens of the National Holocaust Centre in Laxton and in remembrance of the six million Jews murdered in the holocaust, Six Million White Roses will feature paintings, ceramics, glass and sculptures on display in the ground floor Gallery Space of The Buttermarket in Newark’s historic Market Place.

“Exploring freedom and survival and promoting peace around the world, the exhibition is dedicated to the victims of the holocaust, to victims of war worldwide and to those who stand up to hatred,” says Susi.

“And we couldn’t have wished for a better venue to pay this tribute to them – not only is it right in the centre of town and easy to access, it’s light and bright, the perfect place to showcase the work done by many talented artists.”

Following a Private Viewing on Friday 4 November, the exhibition will be open to the public daily, except on Sundays, from Saturday 5 to Saturday 26 November between 10am and 3.30pm, with free admission to all.

To find out what inspired Susi and Lynne to join forces to bring Six Million White Roses to Newark and learn a little about some of the work that will be on display, don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday Best between 10am and 12 noon, whether it’s on 107.8FM, on the free Radio Newark apps, on Alexa or online

And in the meantime, make sure you put a note of those all-important dates in your diary so you can see for yourself the outstanding work produced by all of those artists and makers!