Celebrating Christmas in Southwell

Upton Christmas Studios – Picture by artist Susan Isaac

Tina’s back in the building – or at least she will be next weekend!

It’s only a flying visit, between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday, but she’ll have plenty of news to share when she sits down with June and Rachel in the studio once  more.

Not surprisingly, Christmas will be high on the agenda as she shares some of the festive highlights for Southwell and the surrounding villages. She’ll have details of the Late Night Shopping event on Thursday 29 November, together with how the town will be celebrating Small Biz Saturday on 1 December.

Tune in or listen online to find out too what’s been happening at BELOVED@THEBARN, her Southwell gallery, studio and shop, and what she has planned to celebrate its first birthday over the same weekend.

Last but by no means least, Tina will be describing how she and her mum have coped with the trials and tribulations of clearing out the family home. Just how do you decide what’s treasure and what’s trash at a time like this?!

Run for Reach this Christmas

Is it too soon to be talking about Christmas? Well, the Girls Around Town certainly don’t think so – they’ve already started their shopping!

And on next week’s show they’ll be sharing news of an event taking place in the run up to the festive season when June and Rachel are joined in the studio just after 10am by Sarah Cobb, the fundraising officer for local charity Reach

Their first Santa Run will be held at Sconce & Devon Park in Newark on Sunday 9 December, starting at 11am, and if you’re quick off the mark there’s still time to take advantage of the Early Bird Price to join in the fun.

Jog, walk or run round the two mile course and help to raise much-needed funds for Reach. Everyone taking part will receive a mince pie, a medal and a free Santa suit – what’s more, if you accessorise your outfit you could be in with a chance of winning a prize in one of the three categories, for the best fancy dress adult, best fancy dress child or best fancy dress dog!

Register before 11pm on Thursday 27 September and you’ll pay the Early Bird Price of £10 for adults and £5 for children aged 15 and under (standard entry fees from Friday 28 September are £12 and £6.50). In addition, all you’re asked to do is raise a minimum of £10 per person in sponsorship to help Reach raise as much as possible from this family-friendly event.

Full details and registration forms can be found online here – and remember to tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday for more information about the event and about the work Reach does to support over 200 adults with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire.