Culture

Banbury Author Success in Oz with Irish Children’s book – Johnny the Leprechaun

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on April 2, 2019

Johnny the Leprechaun – The beginnings by Author Aly Bannister for Your letterbox. I, Aly Bannister, nee Donaghy, was born in Banbury, Oxfordshire in 1970 to Irish parents Sam & Sadie Donaghy. Having attended Blessed George Napier school, and always having a love of English literature and writing from an early age, writing was a […]

Gut… Stress… Sleep… Penny Brohn

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

Did you know something like 70% of your immune system is in the gut? Humans have trillions of bacteria living in their gut, mouth and nose, known collectively as the microbiome. Recent research has shown us that some of these bacteria are intricately involved in helping our immune system to function. That’s good reason to […]

Discover a hidden talent with The Mill this Summer

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

Spring may only just be upon us, but Summer is firmly around the corner at The Mill as the latest season of live events and learning opportunities through to August and beyond are onsale now. As well as a packed programme of live shows and events, as always there are plenty of opportunities to take […]

10 Questions with… Tim Plester

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on March 11, 2019

Tim Plester is a British actor, playwright and film-maker from Adderbury, Oxfordshire, best known for the award-winning documentary Way of the Morris and a huge variety of film and TV roles. Sophie – Way of The Morris – a documentary film you directed with Rob Curry is a charming ode to one of the oldest […]

Vienna Festival Ballet return to The Mill

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

Following their sell-out visit with The Nutcracker in November, Vienna Festival Ballet are back at The Mill this Spring with their latest full-scale production of Coppélia. Colourful costumes, lively characters and beautiful music from Delibes all combine to create a magical telling of the classic story of old Dr Coppelius, his prized doll Coppélia and […]

Oxfordshire Artweeks 2019

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

Oxfordshire Artweeks 2019 is set to be the UK’s biggest ever open studios event. Around 1000 artists and designer-makers – including two hundred new faces with fresh ideas – are preparing to hold their biggest ever festival this spring (4th-27th May). For 24 days, a colourful spectrum of artists, artisans and designers will be opening […]

February at The Mill

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

Tom Thumb starring Adam Jessop (CBBC’s Powers) offers a perfect half-term treat for younger audiences. One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking – there’s nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! Outwitting his parents and an ogre, Tom shows everybody that even […]

Penny Brohn UK

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on January 2, 2019

At Penny Brohn UK, we recognise that people affected by cancer need more than medicine. We see each person as a unique individual with their own set of hopes and needs – a whole person made up of mind, body, spirit and emotions. We are the only charity in the UK to take an integrated […]

Movies, Music & Manifesto

ShyManifesto

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on January 2, 2019

Christmas may be over and winter has firmly arrived, but there’s still plenty to look forward to at The Mill this month. THE SHY MANIFESTO stars Theo Ancient who has recently been appearing as Albus Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End. This is a bittersweet coming-of-age comedy drama about […]

Make Friends in Europe

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on January 2, 2019

The Banbury and District Twinning Association  was set up in 1978 with the purpose of facilitating closer cooperation and friendship between local businesses, communities and individuals in Banbury and towns in Germany and France. In 1981 Banbury was formally twinned with Hennef in Germany and in most years there is a visit of people sharing […]

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