A place to breathe and grow for a new way of living

Are you ready to welcome the first guest of 2022 to Girls Around Town?

Make sure you Put On Your Sunday Best this weekend to do just that, when Wendy Baird joins June live in the studio in the second hour of the show to get the new year off to a great start!

If you’re a regular listener, you’ll no doubt recognise the name and remember previous on air chats when Wendy’s been talking about the amazing work done by the team at Carriages Café in support of the local community in and around Newark, particularly over the past two difficult years.

But did you know she’s recently branched out – quite literally!! – and launched a brand new business here in town?

Perhaps you’ve already heard the news – maybe you’ve even visited TREE yourself in the last couple of months…

But if you haven’t, here’s your chance to find out more from Wendy herself, who’ll be explaining why and how she and her daughter Abigail have joined forces to turn one of Newark’s town centre spots into a place to refuel, re-energise, learn and relax.

From healthy food and drinks to wellbeing workshops and holistic therapies, they offer all these and more, so why not take a leaf out of TREE‘s book this Sunday?

Sit back and relax as you tune in to 107.8FM or listen on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11.10am

And learn all about this place to breathe and grow for a new way of living.

A chance to get crafty

What do owl carvings and cupcake toppers, bentwood chairs and felt bowls all have in common?

They’re just a handful of the workshops on the Rural Antics spring programme, as you’ll find out when Amanda Stone’s on the phone to June during this weekend’s show.

With a wide range of arts and crafts on offer right through till the end of May, there’s every chance you’ll find something there to spark your interest!

The published programme may not go ahead exactly as and when planned, with another national lockdown currently in place, but it’s still worth taking a look at what’s on the list – any of the workshops that have to be postponed will be rescheduled as soon as it’s safe to do so and all bookings made will be transferred to the new dates.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11.20am on Sunday to hear more from Amanda, who’ll be taking a look back too at how the team and the tutors adapted to all the different restrictions during 2020

And how they’ll be putting what they learned over the last few months to good use when things are up and running once more!

Making the most of International Craft Month

Not just a day – not even just a week – but a whole month dedicated to crafting…

International Craft Month is just around the corner and who better to talk about some of the workshops on offer locally than Rural Antics‘ Amanda Stone?

She’ll be back in the studio in the first hour of next weekend’s show to tell June and Claire about how Hanwell Wine Estate will be celebrating throughout March with a host of different activities on offer.

If you heard Amanda chatting to the Girls Around Town back in November, you may remember that making chocolate truffles was one of the workshops on the calendar for Christmas. The good news is that it’s on the programme for March too – on Friday 27 March to be precise if you want to book your place before they’re all gobbled up!

Not that into chocolate? Presumably there are a few folk out there who aren’t but, with everything from Bentwood Chair Making and Beginners’ Embroidery to Pencil Drawing and Willow Weaving on the menu during the month, there’s sure to be something there you’d like to try.

Whether you want to polish up an existing skill or give something new a go, tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10am next Sunday to check out the full programme of events and join crafters across the globe making the most of March…