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Coventry Foodbank proudly presents ‘The Night Before Christmas’

Coventry Foodbank has launched its latest festive fundraising campaign to help tackle the rising food crisis. The Foodbank is appealing for support to help meet increasing demand through a new fun five-part video, filmed in collaboration with two local dance groups. The light-hearted social media campaign with a serious message, aims to raise awareness as […]

Review: The Box of Delights

John Masefield’s 1935 tale The Box of Delights is the Christmas gift of choice from the RSC this year. While generations of children have been brought up on this festive tale, I was coming to it fresh, which I believe is no bad thing. Not an advent calendar yet in sight, but Christmas is now well and […]

New musical celebrates great women in history

The UK Theatre Award-winning Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is coming to Coventry from 7th-11th February 2024. When inquisitive heroine Jade breaks away from her school trip to the local museum to peek at the Gallery of Greatness, she meets iconic women from the past, whose actions and lives changed the world as […]

Countdown is on for the Stratford-Upon-Avon Christmas Lights Switch-On

Stratford-upon-Avon Lights Switch-on, Stratford BID

Stratford will become a Winter Wonderland from next weekend with a whole host of festive fun lined up for this year’s free Christmas Lights Switch-On event. The lights switch-on event, on November 18th, is set to be the biggest Stratford has seen, with entertainment taking place throughout the day, between 10am-7pm, all made possible thanks […]

Comedian brings new tour to the region

Following his recent, totally sold out tour including over 140 dates, comedian Chris McCausland will be back on the road for January 2024 with his brand new show Yonks! including shows at Banbury, Stratford and Coventry. Chris has been performing stand-up now for two decades and is a regular face on British television. He is an […]

Rotary champions peace opportunity for school

With so much conflict throughout the world, and with so many countries resorting to warfare and locally with the increase in knife crime, encouraging young people to think about what peace means to them and how conflict can be avoided without resorting to violence, has become even more important. To support schools with their peace […]

International art dealer opens flagship gallery in Stratford-upon-Avon

Lambert Fine Art, Bell Court, Stratford

Picasso, Degas, Monet, Warhol and Banksy are among some of the international artists handled by Mark Lambert, who is opening his first dealership in Stratford’s Bell Court this week. Lambert Fine Art specialises in original 19th-21st Century works as well as contemporary paintings and sculpture from Royal Academy level artists. The flagship gallery marks a […]

Countdown until Shrek The Musical arrives in Coventry

Shrek, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Shrek The Musical comes to The Belgrade Theatre from 30th January until 4th February, as part of its UK tour and features all the classic characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks animated film and the iconic songs and story from David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori’s original musical. Leave your troubles Far Far Away and come join the […]

Get into the Halloween spirit with these spooky cocktail recipes

Halloween, a contraction of All Hallows’ Eve, is a holiday observed on October 31st, the evening before All Saints’ (or All Hallows’) Day – and associated with all things spooky – but why? The celebration marks the day before the Western Christian feast of All Saints and initiates the season of Allhallowtide, which lasts three […]