A weekend of colour and inspiration

It’s pretty damp and dismal outdoors right now and no doubt it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

So why not take your mind off the wintry weather ahead and start planning a few days out during spring and summer?

One of the events that’s sure to be high on many lists is the Belvoir Castle Flower & Garden Show

A weekend of colour and inspiration for those with a love of gardening which makes a welcome return to Leicestershire on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July.

Organiser Andy Tudbury will be making a welcome return too when he joins June in the studio this Sunday with a quick update on how things went at the 2021 event and – more importantly – what’s already on the cards for 2022.

Whether you’re looking for inspiration from the stunning show gardens and borders, the chance to buy something special for your own garden or need help from the expert horticulturalists in the Let’s Talk area, you’ll find all this and more in the beautiful setting of Belvoir Castle.

No day out would be complete without food and drink of course and you’ll find plenty of both to enjoy while you relax and listen to some of the artists performing on the music stage.

Make sure you’re tuned to 107.8FM or listening online, on the apps or on Alexa from 11.10am on Sunday morning to hear what Andy has to say…

And to find out how to book your Early Bird tickets for this family-friendly day out in July!

Taking a break for Christmas – but back for the New Year!

If you were listening to Girls Around Town yesterday, you’ll know that June will be taking a break on Boxing Day

But don’t worry, she’ll be back to start 2022 with a bang on Sunday 2 January!

In the meantime, a quick shout out to all the lovely listeners and to each and every one of the equally lovely guests who’ve joined her on the show throughout 2021 – far too many to mention by name of course but every one of them made getting up early on Sunday mornings an absolute pleasure!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone and don’t forget that Radio Newark will be broadcasting 24/7 as usual throughout the festive break on 107.8FM, on the apps and online

The perfect background as you’re wrapping pressies for family and friends on Christmas Eve, unwrapping your own gifts the next day before tucking into the turkey and then raising a glass or two to celebrate the New Year!

Above all, don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday Best again on Sunday 2 January and every Sunday going forward.

June’s already started lining up lots of great guests to join her in the studio or on the phone, gathering plenty of quirky stories to share on the show and looking forward to playing plenty of good music to keep you entertained.

Watch this space for details of the first of those guests – stay safe over the break – and make sure you’re turned on and tuned to welcome her back on air in a couple of weeks’ time!!

Building better, brighter futures

If you were listening to Girls Around Town last month, you’ll have heard June talking about local charity Framework and its current campaign to raise £160,000 to help the people it supports.

Since 2021 Framework has helped tens of thousands of people change the direction of their lives, empowering them to overcome issues of homelessness, addiction, mental ill-health and unemployment…

And this weekend, its fundraising and communications manager Claire Eden will be in the studio to tell listeners how it does just that.

Claire will have an update on the current campaign, talking about how the Big Sleep Out went and sharing information about other events taking place right now to help reach that target, together with details of some of the things she and her colleagues are planning for 2022.

Make sure you’re listening on 107.8FM, on the apps or online from just after 11.10am on Sunday to hear what she has to say…

And, of course, to find out how you can get involved and support their aim of helping those in need across Nottinghamshire overcome the problems of their past and build better, brighter futures.