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Perfect base from which to explore city (Travel Review)

Perfect base from which to explore city (Travel Review)

Perfect base from which to explore city (Travel Review)

23 January 2016

It is quickly apparent that the hotel’s new interior design has drawn inspiration from Cardiff itself, a contemporary city with its roots in history.…


REVIEW: Sublime times at Stratford Music Festival

REVIEW: Sublime times at Stratford Music Festival

REVIEW: Sublime times at Stratford Music Festival

29 October 2015

Clive Peacock heads to the Stratford Music Festival: seeing Toby Young with Contemporary Concert at the Shakespeare Institure on 21st october; and then…


REVIEW: Out to lunch at Stratford Music Festival

REVIEW: Out to lunch at Stratford Music Festival

REVIEW: Out to lunch at Stratford Music Festival

29 October 2015

Clive Peacock looks at the best of the SMF's lunchtime events at the Town Hall, 19th – 23rd October. Not a cough, not a rustle of sweet wrapper, not a…


COMPETITION: Win your Christmas presents

COMPETITION: Win your Christmas presents

COMPETITION: Win your Christmas presents

28 October 2015

There’s no need to go Christmas gift-shopping this year– we’ve done it all for you Our fabulous stocking features some very special gifts donated by local…


REVIEW: The end of 007?

REVIEW: The end of 007?

REVIEW: The end of 007?

28 October 2015

The film wraps up the story that has run through Craig's time as 007, Sam Smith's theme song is titled Writing's on the Wall , the 007 programme is in…


An oasis of tranqility

An oasis of tranqility

An oasis of tranqility

27 October 2015

From luxury spa to 18-hole championship golf course and two tennis courts — it is all complemented by 157 acres of beautiful grounds and a wonderful Jacobean…


Lit fest kicks off with Tom Kerridge

Lit fest kicks off with Tom Kerridge

Lit fest kicks off with Tom Kerridge

19 October 2015

Tom Kerridge is one of the most popular chefs on TV, and next Thursday (22nd October) he appears at Stratford ArtsHouse as part of the autumn series being…


Jo Brand in Stratford on Wednesday

Jo Brand in Stratford on Wednesday

Jo Brand in Stratford on Wednesday

18 October 2015

With a temporary Work in Progress title, the show promises her usual blend of deadpan delivery, depreciating self-analysis and shrewd observation. Long…


Ska legend appears at university's 50th

Ska legend appears at university's 50th

Ska legend appears at university's 50th

17 October 2015

CHOCOLATE-POWERED racing cars, creativity and curry will be on the menu when the University of Warwick celebrates its 50th birthday this weekend. The…


REVIEW: Periodic Tales at Compton Verney

REVIEW: Periodic Tales at Compton Verney

REVIEW: Periodic Tales at Compton Verney

14 October 2015

THE periodic table doesn’t sound like the sexiest subject for an art exhibition, but in the hands of the Compton Verney curators it turns out to be sexy,…


Comic Mark Steel talks about his RSC show

Comic Mark Steel talks about his RSC show

Comic Mark Steel talks about his RSC show

08 October 2015

IT’LL be laughs galore and plenty of political digs when stand-up comedian and writer Mark Steel headlines at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre this Sunday. Mark…


Brothers' amazing double Shakespeare theatre feat

Brothers' amazing double Shakespeare theatre feat

Brothers' amazing double Shakespeare theatre feat

08 October 2015

TWO Stratford boys completed an amazing double by both appearing at prestigious national theatres on the same night. King Edward VI School pupils Pascal…


INTERVIEW: Hecuba singer Lara Stubbs

INTERVIEW: Hecuba singer Lara Stubbs

INTERVIEW: Hecuba singer Lara Stubbs

07 October 2015

Be warned, watching the new production of Hecuba at the RSC is largely a harrowing business (see review, goo.gl/mxpUhN ). But there is one beguiling component…


REVIEW: Hecuba at the RSC

REVIEW: Hecuba at the RSC

REVIEW: Hecuba at the RSC

07 October 2015

It’s a tale of two battles at the Royal Shakespeare Company at the moment. While Henry V gives the French a hiding at Agincourt at the Royal Shakespeare…


A real taste of Italy

A real taste of Italy

A real taste of Italy

03 October 2015

Behind the creative and inspiring new menu is a real celebration of Italy and its many wonderful ingredients. Every dish oozes real Italian authenticity…


REVIEW: Henry V at RSC

REVIEW: Henry V at RSC

REVIEW: Henry V at RSC

02 October 2015

There’s always something terrifically accomplished and elegant about director Greg Doran’s plays, and Henry V does not disappoint in that respect. It…


WANTED: Young writers

WANTED: Young writers

WANTED: Young writers

01 October 2015

FIRMLY established as part of the local cultural calendar, Stratford Music Festival is looking forward to its 20th year and organisers are keen to hear…


Actor Hicks is a natural-born thriller

Actor Hicks is a natural-born thriller

Actor Hicks is a natural-born thriller

30 September 2015

IT requires exceptional virtuoso musicianship to perform Beethoven’s hugely demanding work for violin and piano known as the Kreutzer Sonata. It also…


Little Mermaid is simply magical

Little Mermaid is simply magical

Little Mermaid is simply magical

30 September 2015

TO say that Playbox’s production of The Little Mermaid went swimmingly would be an understatement. The five-day run at Warwick’s Dream Factory was a near…


‘It’s all blood, swords, sacrifice and horror!’

‘It’s all blood, swords, sacrifice and horror!’

‘It’s all blood, swords, sacrifice and horror!’

30 September 2015

EDMUND Kingsley looks like a Greek god. Which is probably how it should be, considering he is in rehearsals for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new production…


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