It’s time to share some talk of the town!

If you follow Girls Around Town on Facebook or you were listening to June on air this morning, you probably already know what’s coming.

After a bit of a delay, the first issue of her brand new digital magazine TALK OF THE TOWN is out now and she really hopes you’ll enjoy reading it as much as she enjoyed writing it…

So here it is – just click on the Fullscreen icon at the bottom right to start flipping your way through it!

As the producer and presenter of the show aired live from 10am to 12 noon every Sunday, June’s been talking about the town where she lives since Radio Newark began broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week back in 2015.

But much as she enjoys doing that, for some time now she’s been dreaming of returning to writing, which has always been her true passion.

“Even though I do that a lot as a media manager and website designer, what I really wanted was to write what I wanted to for a change and finally, that’s exactly what I’ll be doing in TALK OF THE TOWN,” she says.

“I’m deliberately keeping it relatively short and sweet, with just 16 pages in this first issue, which I hope makes reading it the perfect way to pass a little bit of free time, not only for those who live in and love Newark as much as I do but also for a wider audience wanting to find out more about our little market town and its surroundings.”

Published as a flipbook on the ISSUU website, initially there’ll be a new issue popping up every three months, with the next one online just before Christmas.

But there’s definitely no shortage of stories about Newark and the nearby towns and villages for June to share…

So she’s already thinking that it probably won’t be very long before quarterly becomes bi-monthly!

Festival Fortnight comes to Newark and Sherwood

Open Studios Notts is back and, in just a couple of weeks’ time, Festival Fortnight will be taking place across the county.

From Saturday 11 to Sunday 26 June, over 100 local artists in around 50 different venues will be welcoming visitors into their studios, homes and gardens to share their work and their process. 

Here in Newark and Sherwood, you can visit artists in Newark, Southwell, Upton, Lowdham, Collingham and North Clifton

And a little further afield at Thoresby Park, five resident makers are joined by an additional eight artists and craftspeople to create the Shine Festival of Fine Art and Craft which features ceramics, fine art, jewellery making, land art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textile crafts and more.

Open from Wednesday to Sunday during the two weeks of Festival Fortnight, there will be talks, demonstrations and workshops to enjoy over at Thoresby Park.

Copies of the OS Notts brochure are currently available in libraries across the county and you’ll find full details of all the artists and events taking place in and around Newark here, with a full list for Nottinghamshire here

And for all the latest news, make sure you follow OS Nottts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

The first steps to making your wardrobe really work for you

Looking for a few hints and tips on how to declutter your wardrobe?

Look no further – this week’s guest on Girls Around Town is here to help!

Joining June in the second hour of the show, personal stylist Michelle Wright will be sharing a little bit of advice to ensure that, whenever you’re looking for something to wear, the words of American writer Amy Fine Collins will ring true…

Opening up your wardrobe should be like arriving at a really good party where everyone you see is someone you like

Known to clients and followers on social media as Mrs Stylewright, Michelle will be explaining why and how she became a stylist and how she now spends her time helping women build their confidence through what they wear and making sure that when they look in the mirror they love the person looking back at them.

She’ll have news too of how she did just that for some of the ladies at Deborah Firmstone’s recent fundraising Swishing Event in Grantham before it’s down to the real nitty gritty…

That all-important wardrobe cleanse that she insists isn’t just about throwing stuff out!

“It’s about making your wardrobe work for you, helping you to style what you already have and making a wish list of items to help you achieve your dream wardrobe,” says Michelle, who’ll have those hints and tips to help you do just that.

Don’t forget Put On Your Sunday Best on 107.8FM, on the apps or online this weekend to join Michelle and June, who’s expecting their chat will encourage her to finish the wardrobe clear out she started over the Christmas/New Year break…

And no doubt give her an excuse to draw up that wish list ready for the summer months ahead!