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Midsummer music, madness, magic and mischief

17th June 2016

Midsummer Madness RSC_Dream16

Midsummer is almost upon us...

Now it’s dad’s turn to have some fun…

13th June 2016

Fathers Day

Although Mother’s Day tends to get more attention – both in the media and in the shops – we shouldn’t overlook Father’s Day, which this year falls on Sunday 19th June.

On your bike!

07th June 2016

Women Cycling Warwickshire

Warwickshire is gearing up to host Stage 2 of the 2016 Aviva Women's Tour on Thursday 16th June.

Fine dining – from Tudors to today

31st May 2016

Fawkes Feast at Coughton Court The Dining Room at Mallory Court

We might think it’s a 21st century preoccupation, but did you know that people in Shakespeare's England were also obsessed with food?

What’s on over Whitsun?

24th May 2016

May Half Term at Warwick Castle May Half Term at Tudor World

The May Whitsun half term holiday is one of the best times of the year to get out and about in Shakespeare’s England

Motor on Down

20th May 2016

Classic Motor Show at Ragley Hall British Motor Museum

Whether you want to get behind the wheel, discover more about their history or simply admire some memorable vehicles, there’s plenty of choice on offer.

Billesley Manor, steeped in history and frequented by Shakespeare

13th May 2016

Billesley Manor Hotel Goats cheese starter Billesley - Picture - Room 4

Billesley Manor is a quaint country house located 3 miles away from Stratford-upon-Avon

Fabulous festivals for foodies

09th May 2016

Alcester Food Festival Great British Food Festival at Ragley Hall

With the advent of the sunshine and longer days, our thoughts inevitably turn to al fresco dining and entertaining family or friends. Where better to find inspiration for new dishes or to discover new produce than at a food festival?

 

And there are certainly plenty of local food-and drink-related events taking place this summer around Warwickshire to tickle your taste buds and quench your thirst.

 

May Day! May Day!

26th April 2016

May Day Warwickshire

References to May Day can be rather confusing. May Day itself is officially 1st May, but the May Day Bank Holiday is widely referred to as ‘May Day’. Always the first Monday in May, it can fall on anything up to six days later; this year it’s 2nd May.

May Day originally had Pagan roots, marking the start of summer when cattle were driven out to summer pastures. Various rituals were performed to protect both the cattle and crops, and to encourage growth.

BY GEORGE!

22nd April 2016

st george slaying a dragon St George's Flag

23rd April is a very special day in these parts. We’re celebrating not one but two great British heroes as it’s Shakespeare’s birthday, as well as St George’s Day.  

“Cry God for Harry, England, and St George!” ~ William Shakespeare (Henry V)

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