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Magic Alley’s very own criminologist presents: A Mummified Murder

Visitors to Stratford are being invited to channel their inner detective by solving the modern-day mysteries of A Mummified Murder in The Mystical Museum of Mythology! In this latest Magic Alley experience, Head of Events Dr Sam Jenkins, is inviting people into a world she knows only too well as she brings her background as […]

New businesses set to add to Bell Court’s customer offering

Two new tenants have been announced for Bell Court for the spring and summer. For foodies, Beleza Rodizio will be bringing a Brazilian flavour to Stratford in its ‘all you can eat’ steakhouse menu that promises a ‘festival for the senses.’ Portuguese for ‘beauty,’ the name Beleza captures the essence of the rodizio-style steakhouse that […]

New Food and Drink Tasting Experience offers ‘full flavour’ of brand new festival

Visitors to a new free community festival in Stratford can now enhance their experience with some first-class foodie fun, thanks to Cocktail Tours, based in Warwick. The ‘Food and Drink Tasting Experience’ offers people the chance to get a fuller flavour of what’s on offer at the new Pursuits Festival, on May 11-12th. Those wishing […]

Immerse yourself in a land of dinosaurs, dragons and unicorns

Step into the enchanting realm of WonderWorld, an extraordinary event unfolding in the heart of Magic Alley, in Bell Court, Stratford upon Avon. This unique puzzle-based adventure is perfectly tailored for children and adults alike, promising an unforgettable journey through a fantasy world where imagination knows no bounds. The event is similar to an escape […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stratford gallery takes possession of rare Banksy print

A rare artwork by pseudonymous street artist Banksy is on sale at a Stratford gallery – and it could be hanging on your wall for a mere £50,000! Lambert Fine Art, in Bell Court, has taken possession of Grannies, one of only a couple of examples of his work that come onto the open market […]

New-look BID board pledge bold new changes as revote is launched

Local businesses are being promised ‘major change’ as they’re asked to take to the ballot to vote for another five years of Stratford BID. It is hoped the bold new 18-point plan – including stepping up police patrols – will win the confidence of 382 traders to secure a fourth term for the body, from […]