Not long now till lots of lovely small businesses across the country will be opening their doors once more…
And if you’re anything like June, Monday 12 April just can’t come soon enough!!
Someone who’s looking forward even more to the next stage in the easing of restrictions is artist Liz Goulding, who’ll be on the phone in the second hour of next weekend’s Girls Around Town to share news of what’s on the cards formid-May onwards, when a range of brand new workshops will be up and running in her Secret Garden Studios here in Newark.
Overlooking the beautiful secret garden itself, the studios will be home to a variety of different classes from poetry and printmaking to creative writing and textiles – and painting too of course!
A firm believer that a creative life is a happy life, Liz can’t wait to spread a little of that happiness when the workshops and classes get under way in May.
Make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening online from just after 11.10am next Sunday when she’ll be chatting to June about what’s in store…
And how you canfind your happy by joining Liz and various other experts, ready to start getting creative together!
It’s going to be just like the old days on Girls Around Town this weekend, when former presenter Tina Bettison pops back again to bring June up to date with what’s been going on in and around Southwell…
And what’s to come for the rest of spring and into summer – looking at her website, she’s got a busy time ahead!
The April exhibition, featuring images of Sherwood Forest and the River Maun by photographer Terence Lane is coming to a close but there’s lots more to see and do at BELOVED@THE BARN during May and June.
In Nourishing the Creative Fires, Tina joins forces with Jules Wheat to show a range of intuitive painting and photographic work, images and creations that have come through nourishing their creative fires and exploring their creative voices. The exhibition runs throughout next month, culminating in the Southwell/Upton Open Studios weekend from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May.
Perhaps you’d like to get hands-on? No problem, there are workshops galore in May and June too, including a weekend retreat aimed at women feeling a need to reconnect with their inner nature and the natural world and to the wisdom of the female body. If you want to rediscover the fire in your belly, to feel nourished and inspired, this one on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May is definitely for you…
Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday for details of this and other events and activities coming up at The Barn and nearby.
There’s a lot to cover but, with a bit of luck, Tina and June will still find time during the show to share a bit of the lighthearted gossip that was a regular feature when they were co-presenting the show in its early days!
From oil painting to pj-making, fibre arts to felting – there’s no end to the crafts you can explore with the help of this week’s guests, Michelle Baker and Kim Hurley!
They’ll be joining June and Suein the studio to talk about some of the workshops coming up in Newark over the next few weeks.
There’ll be news too of the School Holiday Craft Clubsin June and August and the second Craft and Pamper Evening on Saturday 25 June, with even more stalls, workshops, pampering treatments and free gifts than before…
Tune in to the Girls Around Townor listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to find out what Crafty Betty(that’s Michelle) and The Tinkering Faeries(that’s Kim) will be getting up to this summer.
With classes and clubs for all ages and abilities, this crafty couple and their creative friends have plenty of fun ideas for all the family!