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New Rotary exhibition puts us in the picture over Climate Change

The artistic efforts of ‘creative campaigners’ from schools and community groups across Coventry have resulted in the latest Rotary project about the importance of the environment. The Climate Change and Oceans Project Exhibition, which opened last week, is on the theme of pollution in our oceans and includes artwork by pupils from 12 primary schools […]

Award-winning Leamington brewery opens new taproom

A multi award-winning micro-brewery in Leamington has opened its doors to a new taproom in the latest chapter of growth. Windmill Hill Brewing Company is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the new-look venue, underneath the Arches at Victoria Business Park, which has been transformed with new custom booth seating, a six-line keg tap wall […]

Three friends from different backgrounds join forces to realise restaurant dream

Three friends from the same town in India who all started new lives in south Warwickshire, have together realised their shared vision of running a restaurant. Aby Joseph, Thomas Mathew and Joshi Johny have come to the business from a wide variety of backgrounds, including health care, film production, mechanical engineering and food – to […]

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

One of Shakespeare’s most captivating comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, sees the return of Eleanor Rhode who was last at the RSC in 2019 directing King John. And what she and her creative team have created is, in my opinion, one of the best productions to come out of Stratford’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre. They have […]

BIG Sing to help hit right notes for trio of local charities

Community choir The BIG Sing, which shot to fame on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, are set to headline at this year’s Gala Charity Concert, in Rugby. The concert, organised by Rugby Dunsmore Rotary Club and Friends of The Hospital of St Cross, returns on March 10th, for the first time since the pandemic brought the […]

ALSO24 Festival line-up announced for Warwickshire

Leading lights in the worlds of music, comedy, wellness and food and nature, are among those this week announced as part of Warwickshire’s ALSO24 Festival – celebrating this year’s theme of Heavenly Bodies. Indie folk band Stornoway and comedian Sara Pascoe, head the impressive line-up  for the UK’s most inspirational summer festival, once again taking […]

Local restaurant supports The Big Sleepout

Warm-hearted restaurateurs in Leamington Spa cooked up a storm when they turned up at a charity sleepout to feed cold and hungry fundraisers. Geanina Lacraru, who runs We Love Pizza in Regents Place with her partner Jose Ribeiro, handed out pizzas to more than 50 kind-hearted volunteers who took part in the Helping Hands Community […]

Good sports put their weight behind charity challenge for their school

Two good sports from Hatton are ‘pulling’ together to raise money for a cause close to their hearts. Friends Grace Lessard and Charlotte Foss have pledged to row the length of the River Avon within six weeks to fund new equipment for their school in Henley-in-Arden. And the girls, aged 13 and 12, already have […]

Independent distillery claims coveted top spot on Tripadvisor

An entrepreneur who walked away from a successful career in 2018, is celebrating his gin distillery becoming the ‘Number One Thing To Do In Leamington Spa’ on Trip Advisor. Warwickshire Gin Company’s tasting experiences have shot to the envied top spot thanks to 80 five-star reviews from visitors. Internationally it’s also made its mark, achieving […]

Bell Court becomes real heart of Stratford this Valentine’s

Love will be in the air when Bell Court becomes the new romantic hotspot of Stratford to help celebrate Valentine’s Day. From February 9th-19th, visitors to the retail and leisure centre are being invited to show their devotion by locking in their love on a special sculpture. For ten days couples with have the opportunity […]