Two more first-time guests on this week’s Girls Around Town…
When Junewill be welcoming Harry and Megan Hindley onto the show to tell her – and you – all about bringing Copper Studiosto Newark!
A Performing Arts Academy for students aged two to 18 offering training in acting, singing and dance, their Nottingham studio opened its doors four years ago, although they’d been running classes in various venues across the city since September 2015.
Fast forward to October 2022 – those classes can now be enjoyed by youngsters living in and around Newark…
And Harry and Megan will be live on air from just after 11am with details of what those kids will find when they join in the fun at the new studios over on Slaughterhouse Lane.
They’ll be looking back at some of the highlights of the last few years and looking ahead to what’s in store for the near future, when some of their 300-plus members will be sharing that fun as they take to the stage to showcase their different skills.
Make sure you Put On Your Sunday Best this weekend, on 107.8FM, on the apps, on Alexa or online, to hear what they do and why they do it…
And how and where to find out more, especially if you’ve got youngsters who might want to develop existing artistic skills or even learn some new ones right here in Newark!
We all feel a little bit better when we sing, don’t we? A favourite track starts playing out on the radio and suddenly we’re joining in – and often dancing around too!
Chances are some of you will be doing just that listening to Girls Around Town this weekend, especially after you’ve heard what Kari Olsen-Porthouse has to say about singing, not just at home or in a choir but at work as well…
Kari joins June and Rosalynto describe how she goes about spreading a little joy and wellbeing through group singing.
And how bringing it into the workplace can help create better working relationships and give staff the chance to mix in a different environment.
“I believe we all feel better when we sing but this is amplified massively when we do it together,” says Kari. “As well as running a number of choirs and ensembles, I’m passionate about bringing singing into the workplace. It’s great for morale, for building confidence and, above all, bringing a little laughter into the working day.”
Teaching in a no-nonsense way, she sings songs from across the decades – her singers don’t need any previous experience or the ability to read music, everything she teaches is by ear. When she’s not teaching, Kari blogs regularly through her website and sometimes even finds time to do a bit of singing for herself.
Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday to hear what she has to say about her mission to spread a little happiness through song. And feel free to sing along to your favourites from this week’s playlist – no doubt Kari, June and Ros will be doing so in the studio!