Another chance to listen to last Sunday’s interview with Susi and Lynne

If you were listening to yesterday’s Girls Around Town, you’ll have heard Susi Wright and Lynne Whitfield talking about Six Million White Roses, the event they’re bringing to Newark in just a few weeks’ time.

But in case you missed their chat with June – or you want a reminder of some of the details they mentioned – here’s the podcast for you to enjoy…


Newark exhibition explores freedom and survival and promotes peace around the world

As part of the international art festival Big Draw 2022, an extra special exhibition will soon be opening its doors to visitors here in Newark

And if you want to find out all about it, you need to join June and her two guests Susi Wright and Lynne Whitfield in the second hour of this weekend’s Girls Around Town!

Inspired by the white rose Memorial Gardens of the National Holocaust Centre in Laxton and in remembrance of the six million Jews murdered in the holocaust, Six Million White Roses will feature paintings, ceramics, glass and sculptures on display in the ground floor Gallery Space of The Buttermarket in Newark’s historic Market Place.

“Exploring freedom and survival and promoting peace around the world, the exhibition is dedicated to the victims of the holocaust, to victims of war worldwide and to those who stand up to hatred,” says Susi.

“And we couldn’t have wished for a better venue to pay this tribute to them – not only is it right in the centre of town and easy to access, it’s light and bright, the perfect place to showcase the work done by many talented artists.”

Following a Private Viewing on Friday 4 November, the exhibition will be open to the public daily, except on Sundays, from Saturday 5 to Saturday 26 November between 10am and 3.30pm, with free admission to all.

To find out what inspired Susi and Lynne to join forces to bring Six Million White Roses to Newark and learn a little about some of the work that will be on display, don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday Best between 10am and 12 noon, whether it’s on 107.8FM, on the free Radio Newark apps, on Alexa or online

And in the meantime, make sure you put a note of those all-important dates in your diary so you can see for yourself the outstanding work produced by all of those artists and makers!

Ready, steady, bake…

victoria sandwichNext month sees the return of The BIG Newark Bake Off – with 11 classes and the chance to have a go at decorating cupcakes and biscuits, not to mention trophies and prizes for Newark’s best bakers, this popular event takes place in The Buttermarket on Saturday 20 June.

It’s free to enter – just register by midnight on Wednesday 17 June and deliver your cake, sweet treat, bread or bake between 10am and 11.15am on the day.

Wondering what you can enter? There are four classes for Juniors (14 and under) :

  • Decorated gingerbread man (8 and under)
  • Three decorated cupcakes on the theme of Travel
  • My favourite cake
  • Fridge cake

Or if you’re 15 or over, why not enter one of the classes for Seniors?

  • Three decorated cupcakes on the theme of Travel
  • My favourite sweet treat
  • Chocolate cake
  • Loaf of bread
  • Newark bake
  • Victoria sandwich
  • Professional cake decorators showcase

chocolate cakeJudging starts at 11.45am and the Girls Around Town will be stepping up to the plate once more to put the chocolate cakes to the taste test – always a tough task but who better to rise to the challenge?!

Newark’s Best Baker and Newark’s Best Junior Baker will each carry off a trophy and win a place on a chocolate making workshop with Choccy Coco Chic – there’ll also be a one-to-one sugarcraft flower making session for the best senior baker and rosettes to 6th place in all classes.

The have-a-go cupcake and biscuit decorating takes place between 10am and 2pm, while from 12.30pm to 1.30pm you can watch the professionals battling it out in a live cake decorating competition.

You’ll find full details of the classes and the competition rules on the entry form, which is available online or in the Newark Advertiser. Get your entry in, get your cupcake cases, icing bags and ingredients out and get ready to whip up a winning entry!