All that jazz at Christmas

 

Who doesn’t love a Christmas carol?

If there’s one thing guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit, it’s singing along to your favourite seasonal hymns and songs.

And if you’re doing it for a good cause, so much the better…

Help raise money for The Sam White Legacy by joining in the fun between 3pm and 5.30pm (doors open from 2.30pm) on Sunday 15 December, when Wendy Kirkland, Pat Sprakes, Si Potts, Mat Short and Neil C Young take to the microphones for the ninth annual Jazzy Carols at Stray’s Coffee in Newark.

From small beginnings in 2010, the event’s grown to a full-on jazz gig with Christmas at its heart – and with the obligatory mince pies thrown in of course!

There’ll be a raffle too, with prizes generously provided by local shops and businesses, and as always printed song sheets will be provided so you can join vocalist Wendy in raising the roof in true jazzy style.

Tickets are on sale online now, priced £12 each to include a complimentary mince pie with tea, coffee or cold drink and, with the musicians travelling and performing for free, all proceeds go to this much-loved local charity.

Running for REACH

Can you believe more than a year has passed since Sarah Cobb joined the Girls Around Town to talk about the first ever Santa Run in aid of local charity Reach?

The good news is the event was so successful it’s back again soon – and Sarah’s back too, in the studio next weekend with all the details you need to know about this very festive fundraiser!

But before she turns your attention to the second Santa Run that’s coming up on Sunday 1 Decembershe’ll be casting her mind back to 2018, updating June and Rachel on how things went when runners of all ages and abilities joined in the fun at Newark‘s Sconce & Devon Park

Hopefully what she has to say will fire you with enthusiasm to get involved in this year’s event and run, jog or walk round the two mile course to help raise much-needed funds for Reach.

The run starts at 11am and there’s a mince pie, a medal and a free Santa suit or hat for all the participants. And if you accessorise your outfit, you could be in with a chance to win a prize in one of three categories, for the best adult’s fancy dress, best child’s fancy dress and best dog’s fancy dress!

Places are limited so you need to register soon – check out all the details of this family-friendly event online here and make sure you act fast to take advantage of the Early Bird prices which are available until 11pm on Thursday 31 October.

And don’t forget to tune in to 107.8FM or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday for more information about the event and about the work Reach does to support over 200 adults with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire.

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.