A feast of treats at Thoresby Park

No more excuses for using the word – with only 56 sleeps to go, Christmas is sure to be front and centre of everyone’s mind by now! Which means it’s time to give some serious thought to shopping…

And if last-minute gifts are on your list, you’ll want to hear what Teresa Molloy has to say when she joins the Girls Around Town in the studio this weekend.

The annual Winterfest Arts and Crafts Fair returns to Thoresby Park on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November and Teresa will be sharing all the details of the event with June and Rachel in the first hour of Sunday‘s show.

“One of Nottinghamshire‘s best-kept secrets no longer, last year’s Winterfest was the best yet with some fabulous handmade crafts on sale inside the Victorian Riding Hall and plenty of tasty treats to enjoy outside in The Courtyard too,” she says.

“We’re different from most Christmas fairs – supporting local crafters who put a lot of time and effort into their business is important to us so we only accept handmade items to sell at Winterfest.”

This family-friendly event runs from 10am to 4pm both days, with free admission and visits from Santa himself, along with carol singing from local choirs, music from brass bands and free craft workshops run by Thoresby Studio artists.

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon for a peek at what’s in store – rumour has it there’ll be some rather special brownies you might want to put at the very top of that shopping list!

Tina’s on tour!

Winter fest picJune and Sue will be holding the fort in the studio this Saturday, while Tina takes Girls Around Town on tour!

She’ll be spending the day at the Ecocentre, taking part in their Winter Fest. And although she’ll be busy exhibiting and selling her BeLOVEd art from her heart, she’s promised to make time to report back on what’s going on around her…

One of the guests she’s sure to want to chat with is artisan baker extraordinaire Gail Hooley, who’ll be making mince pies in the eco-kitchen during the Victorian Christmas-themed event.

She’ll also have news of some of the other activities taking place during the day, from trailer rides and carol singing to wreath-making and other crafts. And no doubt sampling some of the hot chestnuts, winter punch and other goodies on offer as well…

There’ll be sweet treats for children who come in fancy dress and Santa will be making an appearance too.

The Winter Fest runs from 10am to 3.30pm on Saturday 5 December and you’ll find the Ecocentre at Home Farm, Lodge Lane, Screveton NG13 8JL – if you fancy a day out on the farm, just follow the link for directions or call Julia on 01949 21261 for more details.

And don’t forget to tune in or listen online from 10am to 1pm for news from the studio of more things Christmassy in and around Newark…