Something old, somewhere new

It’s all about vintage on the show this weekend!

Flashing back to the 40s and 50s, in the first hour Harriet Lawton from Visit Lincs Coast will be talking about an upcoming event which mixes the old and the new.

The ‘old’ is the theme of the event, the ‘new’ the fact that the little Lincolnshire town of Sutton-on-Sea is hosting the event for the very first time…

Vintage on Sea comes to Sutton on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, bringing a vintage market, Punch and Judy, classic cars and entertainment for all the family to the High Street between 11am and 5pm both days.

There’ll be plenty of live music throughout the weekend too. Jive to the sounds of Glen Miller and sing along to some of those silly wartime songs with Johnny Victory – and you’ll need your dancing shoes again to join in the fun as members of the Lincolnshire Lindy Hop Clubs and DJ Dr Swing take centre stage to teach you a few steps!

Hot on Harriet’s heels, Maxine Hoole-Jackson will be continuing the ‘something old, somewhere new’ theme in the second hour of the show.

She’ll be chatting to June and Rosalyn about her passion for vintage fashion and accessories, a passion that’s obvious to customers lining up to browse and shop at Rocket Retro.

Recently re-located to The Arcade in Newark, it’s a tiny treasure trove that reflects Maxine’s own colourful, quirky style. Find out where and how she sources the pre-loved items on sale and why giving a new lease of life to everything from t-shirts to tea dresses, boots to bags – and more –  is so important to her.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday for a touch of nostalgia with Harriet, Maxine and the Girls Around Town

Handmade with love

Newark’s Royal Market will soon be buzzing on the last Sunday of every month, as local crafters join forces to bring their handmade goodies to town…

With the first Artisan Market taking place from 9.30am to 4pm on Sunday 25 March, organisers Louise Clark and Melanie Luff will be in the studio with June next weekend to talk about the treasure trove of treats in store for visitors in the months to come.

They’ll be taking a look back at some of the Craft Markets held last year and describing how, with the support of Newark Town Council, they’re building on their success to make events like these a regular feature in the town centre.

There’ll be news too of the Spring Extravaganza for Jake’s American Dream, held at Stoke Rochford Hall on Sunday 4 March, and of the special two-day Artisan Fayre over the Bank Holiday weekend of Sunday 27 and Monday 28 May.

Tune in on 107.8fm or on DAB digital radio or listen online to Girls Around Town between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday to find out more.

And if you’re looking for something a little bit different to enjoy, don’t forget to put the last Sunday of every month in your diary!

Wedding belles

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You’ll have to wait a few weeks to find out all about Anne Bird and Daisy Dresses – or will you?

On Sunday 14 August, Anne will be joining the Girls Around Town to talk about how she found her own Fabulous After 40 by setting up her new bespoke bridal design and dressmaking service.

But in the meantime, if you want a sneak preview of what she’ll be talking about on the show, she’s having a party to celebrate the official opening of her Winkburn studio – and you’re invited!

Visit the studio on the evening of Saturday 9 July and you’ll have chance to see how she puts her dressmaking skills to good use designing and sewing beautiful bespoke dresses and – her particular passion – restyling vintage wedding gowns for the modern day bride.

The celebrations start at 6.30pm – there’ll be food and drink as well as competitions and special offers too – and you’ll find Daisy Dresses at Unit 3,The Old Dairy Buildings, Winkburn, Newark, NG22 8PQ.

For more details, visit the website or call Anne on 07904 730506 – and don’t forget to listen in on Sunday 14 August when June and Tina get the full story from their latest Fabulous After 40 guest!