Time for Mee and You to connect

No, that’s not meant as a description of what happens on Girls Around Town every week and it’s definitely not a combined spelling mistake and grammatical error either.

It’s the title of a brand new networking event coming to town next month…

And when you learn that the name of the guest joining June in the studio next Sunday to tell you all about it is Marie Elizabeth Edwards, you’ll realise just why she’s chosen to call it that!

If you’re a woman living or working in or around Newark looking to connect with other like-minded ladies, this event is definitely for you and you’ll probably want to tell your female friends and colleagues about it too.

So make sure you – and they! – get Thursday 31 March in the diary without delay and don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday by tuning in to 107.8FM or listening on the apps, on Alexa or online in the second hour of next weekend’s show to find out from Marie just what’s in store on what she promises will be a fun-filled day.

In the meantime, if you haven’t already done so you need to join the Facebook group Mee and You Networking for the latest updates about the event, along with details of how and where to book your tickets to join Marie and all the others over at Kelham Hall at the end of March…

With a bit of luck, June herself will be able to make the date – she’s really looking forward to meeting up with some old friends and making a few new ones as well!

Simply sweet

With Christmas just around the corner, food – buying, cooking and of course eating it! – is probably pretty high on your to-do list right now.

But what if you want something quick and easy to prepare, with just a few ingredients and absolutely no cooking involved?

The answer’s simple – and so’s the recipe Sue Jackson will be sharing in the second hour of this week’s Girls Around Town!

Make sure you’re listening on 107.8FM, on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11.10am

When Sue will joining June live in the studio to give you all the details you need to whip up her Easy No-Bake Lime Cheesecake, the ideal choice if you’re looking for a delicious dessert to add to your festive menu.

And there’s no need to have pen and paper at the ready when she does, because you’ll find those details here or on Facebook straight after the show.

The only question is whether Sue will be bringing a super simple sample with her…

Or will June be heading off to the supermarket to stock up on what she needs, ready to treat herself – and one or two lucky friends – this Christmas?!

Exploring one of Nottinghamshire’s hidden gems

LIVING LANDSCAPE © The HopBarn

Back in August, Angie Atmadjaja was one of the first guests live in the studio for more than a year and a half when she joined June to share the story of one of the county’s hidden treasures.

Just a few miles up the A612 from Newark, The HopBarn is rapidly becoming known as a centre for contemporary culture in rural Nottinghamshire, a place where visitors can discover arts, music and nature through its events.

High on the agenda for that chat was Living Landscape, a trail created by artists and makers through The Hopbarn’s wildlife-rich land…

And two of the creatives whose work it features will be on Girls Around Town next weekend to share their own stories.

First up and on the phone to the studio at just after 10.20am is Susan Isaac, a Cardiff-born painter and sculptor now based here in Nottinghamshire whose contribution to the trail is a living sculpture entitled Green Fuse.

Then shortly after 11.10am it’s the turn of woodworker Steve Hunt, in the studio to describe how he adapts Scandinavian designs to develop finished items with well-proportioned, elegant shapes that are both practical and sculptural.

Both Susan and Steve will be telling listeners how and why they became involved in Living Landscape, the inspiration behind their own contributions and the reactions from some of the visitors over the past two months.

Make sure you’re tuned to 107.8FM or listening online, on the free Radio Newark apps or on Alexa between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday to hear what they have to say…

And, if you haven’t already done so, to find out how you can visit The HopBarn to see and enjoy not only their work but that of the nine other creatives taking part in this trail uniting nature and art.