Stay tuned – we’ll be back soon!

If you were listening in last Sunday, you’ll already know about this but just in case you missed it…

There’s good news and bad news – the bad news is that the Girls Around Town are hanging up their headphones for a little while but there’s good news too – your favourite Sunday morning show will be back before you know it!!

Good luck to Tina, who’s leaving the show to concentrate on BELOVED@THEBARN, her new business in Southwell. And a big ‘thank you’ to Phil who’ll be keeping those headphones warm for us while we’re away with his Sunday Breakfast Show from 8am till 12 noon – we promise to reward him with cake when we return…

In the meantime, we’re already making plans for GAT#2, lining up lots of great guests and working on at least one regular new feature. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and watch out too for news of what we’ve got in mind for the relaunch – the details are still under wraps for now but we promise there’ll be something a little bit special about the first show.

And as you’d expect, there’ll probably be cake involved as well!

Until then, if you’re missing your Sunday mornings with Radio Newark’s answer to Loose Women and Woman’s Hour, don’t forget that you can always listen again to the podcasts featuring some of the awesome guests who’ve joined us in the studio over the past year…

We’ll still be sharing stories about what’s going on in and around Newark over the next few months so let us know if you have events and activities you’d like us to feature here.

And if you have an interesting story to tell or you’re an expert in a field you think would be of interest to GAT listeners, why not get in touch to add your name to the guest list for next year? Just email – we’d love to hear from you!

Have a happy Christmas and a great New Year – keep warm this winter and we’ll see you next spring!!

The Jellicle Ball comes to Newark

It’s probably one of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s best known musicals – even if you haven’t seen  it, you’re sure to know the name and recognise some of the songs and images associated with CATS.

And if you’re a singer or a dancer, perhaps you’ve always aspired to be in a production of this iconic show…

Well, here’s your chance! It’s coming to town next spring and Newark Amateur Operatic Society is looking for talented performers to join the cast.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday, when choreographer and creative director Dean Skiba and musical director Rupert Trippett will be joining the Girls Around Town to talk about the story behind the show.

First staged in 1981 and based on T S Eliot‘s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, it tells the tale of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as ‘the Jellicle choice’…

Dean and Rupert will be sharing their plans for the NAOS production and there’ll be details too of how to book tickets for the performances, which take place from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 March at Newark’s Palace Theatre.

In the meantime, if you want to get involved – on stage or backstage – why not go along to the Launch Night at John Hunt Primary School at 7.30pm on Thursday 14 September?

Meet the team there, join in a sing-through of some of the songs and find out more about society membership and other events planned over the next two weeks, including the all-important auditions on Sunday 24 September.