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 […]

Giving the gift of Christmas to Alcester

Festive magic is returning to Alcester with St Nicholas Night celebrations next month. Taking place on December 6th, this year will see the return of Santa’s Grotto to the High Street for the first time since 2019, courtesy of members of Alcester and Bidford Rotary Club. Youngsters are invited to meet Father Christmas between 4-7pm, […]

Santa Claus is flying into Nuneaton soon!

The familiar jingle of festive bells will be returning to Nuneaton’s streets next month thanks to friendly local Rotarians. Members of The Rotary Club of Arbury will be joined by volunteers when they take their sleigh out and about in December as children gear up for some pre-Christmas excitement – all in the name of […]

Return of Kenilworth Business Expo hailed huge success

More than 40 businesses from across Warwickshire were represented at Kenilworth Chamber of Trade’s Business Expo, returning after four years, on Friday. (Nov 17th) The event, hosted by main sponsor The Holiday Inn, Kenilworth, also offered visitors the chance to sit in on three seminars involving speakers from the world of business marketing: Amanda Chalmers, […]

New Christmas Craft Fair will help two Warwick charities

Local residents are being invited to buy a Christmas present with heart this Christmas at a new charity craft fair. A local community centre and a Woodloes resident are banding together to put on the fair to raise money for two Warwick charities, helping terminally ill kids, and people needing company to avoid ill health […]

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 […]