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Metalwork artist Andrew Findlay has announced Eastnor Forge’s seasonal workshop days, open to the public.
New Warwickshire Life bloggers, Cherry and Emma, take to the town for a live music event, showcasing local musicians, shandy and peanuts.
The Aston Martin DB5 which appeared in James Bond’s Skyfall is now on display at the Heritage Motor Centre until spring 2014.
Chedham’s Yard in Wellesbourne is inviting visitors to step back in time and experience a traditional Victorian Christmas at the BBC Restoration prize winning attraction on Saturday December 14.
December 7th is Small Business Saturday so here are five ways to support local small businesses over the festive season.
Cheltenham Music Festival is launching its first ever Town Hall Festival Proms as part of celebrations marking the 70th Festival in July 2014.
The Proms will feature performances from some of the world’s most popular classical music stars, including violinist Nicola Benedetti, guitarist Milos Karadaglic and the John Wilson Orchestra.
Motoring writer Liam Bird tests out the new Range Rover Sport and finds there’s nothing this car can’t do.
While the autumn colours have lingered late on trees across the region, Hidcote Manor Garden is bringing an extra splash of colour with the return of their popular “Enchanted Garden”.
Elizabeth Bates promotes beekeeping on behalf of the Warwick & Leamington Beekeepers charity. She spoke with Clive Joyce, manager of the apiary at the National Beekeeping Centre at Stoneleigh, who explained how he got involved with the humming honey-makers, and some of the factors prospective beekeepers should consider.
A study has revealed the importance of a continuous, connected habitat as a key factor in stabilising the decline in the British hedgehog population.
Motoring writer Liam Bird takes the new Maserati GranCabrio Sport for a spin round the county.
Pantomime spirit at The Roses theatre in Tewkesbury has reached the local community, as a collaborative effort to knit a beanstalk for Jack is in full swing.
Phill Jupitus’ stage show “You’re Probably Wondering Why I’ve Asked You Here...” is coming to The Roses in Tewkesbury this November.
Singer Emily Maguire is performing at No.1 Shakespeare Street in Stratford-upon-Avon on Thursday November 14.
Following its critically acclaimed Broadway revival in October, Harold Pinter’s Betrayal comes to The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury on Thursday November 7 performed by touring company London Classic Theatre.
Ade Holder takes the new Lotus Exige Roadster S for a spin and falls in love with British motoring all over again.
The future of our NHS is uncertain, and in such precarious times it is always a good idea to hear from those who have experience from the inside. Enter Dr Phil Hammond, GP turned hospital doctor turned comedian, writer, and broadcaster, who will bring his new show Games To Play With Your Doctor to The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury on Friday November 8.
Thursday November 7 and Friday November 8, 2013, sees the return of the popular annual Bodies & Co. fashion shows for Charity. The two-day fundraising event has been running for thirty-four years and features around fifty male and female models, aged between five and seventy-five!
Worcestershire’s historic Stanbrook Abbey will be hosting a bake off on October 30.
Land Rover has developed a new driving programme for children – Start Off-Road.
A photography workshop for children is being hosted by the Heritage Motoring Centre in Warwickshire on Wednesday, October 30, lead by tutor and photographer Lara Platman.
Walking the world-famous Camino de Santiago is an ambition for thousands of people each year, yet taking five weeks out and finding a travelling companion are often two of the biggest hurdles for many.
Leamington Music is putting on five concerts this November, starting with the Arcadia String Quartet in the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington, on Friday, November 1 at 7.30pm.
To celebrate all things gruesome and ghoulish, the National Trust in the Midlands is launching a children’s spooky story writing competition. The child who writes the best creepy tale, inspired by one of the Trust’s places in the Midlands, will have their story made into an illustrated book.
Rarely seen items of pewter will be showcased at the Antiques for Everyone winter fair when it opens at the NEC in Birmingham on October 31. Amongst the pieces will be Charles Dickens’ gin punch jug and a dinner plate said to be used at the coronation banquet of Henry VIII. Around 300 pieces dating from Roman times to the Art Nouveau period will go on show to the public courtesy of the Pewter Society.
The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury’s prestigious long-running Classical Concert Series will return for its ninth consecutive season, beginning with renowned pianist Freddy Kempf on Saturday, October 19 at 7.30pm and continuing into 2014 with the Jubilee Quartet on Friday, March 7 and violinist Joo Yeon Sir on Friday, April 4.
Oxford-based Christian Alexander Oberschneider completes his collaborative musical project: Ambitions of a Boy, a reflection of the aspirations of a young boy through a collection of music and poetry.
Apple Mania will be coming to Chedham’s Yard in Wellesbourne on Saturday, October 12. Visitors of all ages will be able to celebrate the Great British Apple, with a variety of apple-themed activities and apple refreshments.
Warwickshire-based chain Lovely Pubs has commissioned Birmingham-based Heritage Collection to design and produce a bespoke range of crockery, cutlery and wooden products ahead of the opening of its latest venture, The Queen’s Head, near Bromsgrove.
Professional Photographer Of The Year is a prestigious award recognised by the big players in the photography industry. There are 12 single image categories and one triple image category, plus there will be an overall winner chosen from the category winners, and that person will win the coveted title of PPOTY 2013.
Harbury School PTA are pleased to announce the VICTORIAN STREET FAYRE
Ragley is to host its third spectacular Battle Proms open air concert on Saturday, August 31. Guests are invited to pack up their picnic hampers and enjoy an unrivalled blend of musical talent, expert displays, spectacular pyrotechnics and a celebratory atmosphere which makes the Battle Proms a truly memorable occasion.
Keith Leeming reviews Moddershall Oaks Health Spa
Chris Redstall of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust explains how the Princethorpe Living Landscape scheme is helping reverse the decline in the county’s woods and hedgerows
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