Culture

Theatre for all ages

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on September 30, 2019

From hard-hitting drama, to classic family favourites and a nostalgic look back at one of the UK’s best loved comedy classics, there’s a theatrical treat for all tastes at The Mill this October. Award-winning Box Tale Soup present their adaptation of best-selling author Henry James’ disturbing story, The Turn of The Screw. A young governess […]

Parma Ham and Parmesan

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on September 30, 2019

In 2020, Parma is due to enjoy its role as Italy’s Capital of Culture in which it will host a multitude of concerts and exhibitions from July to December. It has recently been recognised as a ‘City of Gastronomy’ (www.parmacityofgastronomy.it/en/) with distinctive produce such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Ham, Culatello di Zibello, Coppa di Parma, […]

Bank Holiday Festival Highlights

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on September 30, 2019

The Big Feastival More than 55,000 visitors flocked to the fields of Alex James’ farm in the Cotswolds across the August bank holiday weekend to be entertained by world-class musicians, Michelin star chefs and a huge variety of family activities. The host said “It’s been a perfect summer’s weekend here on the farm, our hottest […]

National Portrait Gallery Exhibition

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on August 31, 2019

Upton House and Gardens is hosting a National Portrait Gallery Exhibition. From 21st September – 9th December 2019, visitors will be able to see “Faces of Change: Nature’s Champions” This exhibition is a partnership between the National Trust and the National Portrait Gallery drawing on portraits from the Gallery’s Collection. It focuses on individuals who […]

The Mill this September

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on August 31, 2019

Having previously thrilled audiences with hit shows The Thing That Came From Over There and What The Dickens, we are excited to welcome back Gonzo Moose with Once Upon a Time, a comedy fairy tale adventure bursting with physical comedy, absurd jokes and magical illusion. “A riot from start to finish” Venue Magazine Coming to […]

Cropredy Festival Highlights

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on August 31, 2019

A festival spokesman said: “Despite the changeable weather everyone had a great time at our fortieth anniversary bash.” On Thursday The Waterboys performed a spectacular set to close the evening but Gogol Bordello proved a hard act to follow. Friday evening saw the crowd braving heavy showers to hear Richard Thompson who was followed by […]

Win a Free Ticket to The Big Feastival!

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on August 1, 2019

The Big Feastival, returns to the Cotswolds this August Bank Holiday for the 8th year with a jampacked line-up. With music from the UK’s biggest artists, Michelin star chefs live on stage, award-winning street food and an exciting programme of family entertainment, The Big Feastival has something for everyone. The Big Feastival will be kicking […]

Freedom of Entry Parade in Bicester

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 30, 2019

Bicester played host recently to the Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Munitions and Search (DEMS) Training Regiment, based at St Georges Barracks, when they were honoured with the Freedom of Entry and paraded through the town centre streets. This decree is a town’s highest civic honour and means that the regiment can march through the town […]

Comedy at The Mill

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 30, 2019

This Autumn, The Mill will be presenting the cream of the up and coming comedy circuit in a series of regular Comedy Club nights. Each night will feature three stars of the UK comedy scene giving Banbury a chance to get a real taste of a range of diverse comedy styles and talents and guaranteed […]

A History of Banbury

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on July 3, 2019

“Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross, To see a fine lady upon a white horse; Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, And she shall have music wherever she goes.” This nursery rhyme which has been a favourite with children across the world dates from about 1760.The “Fine” lady is a member of […]

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