Creating a happy life

Not long now till lots of lovely small businesses across the country will be opening their doors once more…

And if you’re anything like June, Monday 12 April just can’t come soon enough!!

Someone who’s looking forward even more to the next stage in the easing of restrictions is artist Liz Goulding, who’ll be on the phone in the second hour of next weekend’s Girls Around Town to share news of what’s on the cards for mid-May onwards, when a range of brand new workshops will be up and running in her Secret Garden Studios here in Newark.

Overlooking the beautiful secret garden itself, the studios will be home to a variety of different classes from poetry and printmaking to creative writing and textiles – and painting too of course!

A firm believer that a creative life is a happy life, Liz can’t wait to spread a little of that happiness when the workshops and classes get under way in May.

Make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening online from just after 11.10am next Sunday when she’ll be chatting to June about what’s in store…

And how you can find your happy by joining Liz and various other experts, ready to start getting creative together!

Pictures courtesy of Liz Goulding

All things bright and beautiful

bright and beautiful (3)Looking for something special this Christmas, as a gift or even a well-earned treat for yourself?

For original and unusual ideas, check out the Bright and Beautiful exhibition starting later this month in the Spotlight Gallery at Newark Town Hall

From Wednesday 18 November to Saturday 19 December, you’ll find a tempting array of textiles, paintings and jewellery on display and for sale.

Admission is free and opening hours are 10.30am to 3.30pm from Monday to Saturday.

To find out more about what’s on in the Town Hall Museum, visit the website or call 01636 680333.