Profile

Cover photo
298 followers|315,638 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Banburyshire Info

Shared publicly  - 
 
Celebrating his 5000th public appearance

A Recital at St Peter & Paul Church, Deddington
 
Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Albert Einstein upon the Sixtieth Anniversary of His Death.

The South-African born pianist Neil Hilgrove Colledge offers music-lovers a piano recital on Saturday 18th April.
 
The concert takes place on the sixtieth anniversary of the death of Albert Einstein, and will open with a reading dedicated to his memory.
 
Neil will play the Steinway piano at the beautiful, historic Church of St Peter & Paul in Deddington. The church dates back to the 13th Century and was built using local stone. It collapsed in 1634 and was rebuilt by order of King Charles The First.
 
Neil has a long association with Oxford and The Cotswolds dating back to 1995.  His first engagement in the area was a two-year residency at The Close Hotel in Tetbury. Neil also played for private functions at Trinity College, The Four Pillars, Sir Micheal Caine's former home in Wallingford, Fosse Manor & Wyck Hill House near Stow-on-The-Wold.
 
He founded Carousel Music in 1992. The organisation is dedicated to entertaining Senior Citizens, and is the largest independent, entertainment network of it's type ever created by one person. Neil performed over one thousand, one-man shows in the region from Malmesbury & Purton in the south - Gloucester & Cheltenham in the west - Broadway & Stratford in the north - Banbury & Oxford to the east.
 
To celebrate his 5000th public appearance he was invited to give a solo recital at Ely Cathedral.
 
Neil worked for eleven years with Eric Hope whose own teacher (Solomon) had studied with a pupil of Clara Schumann.  Neil Hilgrove Colledge enjoys the rare distinction of having played for Four Kings, Two State Presidents & Two British Prime Ministers.
 
London engagements include The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican Centre, The Commonwealth Institute, London Diplomatic Academy, Leighton House, Steinway Hall, The Grosvenor Chapel, The Ritz, The Savoy, The Dorchester, Claridges, The Waldorf, The Lanesborough, The Naval & Military Club, The Oxford & Cambridge Club, The Saville Club and The Hurlingham Club.
 
In addition to touring widely in The United Kingdom, he has also broadcast & played in France, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, South Africa & The United States of America.
 
The programme will include one of the Grand Sonatas by Franz Schubert, and four Polonaises by Chopin.
 
The concert begins at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from the benefice secretary: susanaddison234@btinternet.com
Tel: 01869 - 338017

Map to the Church of St Peter & Paul in Deddington  https://goo.gl/maps/BxKdp
1
Add a comment...

Banburyshire Info

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Egg Hunt is on!

Warmington Village will be buzzing with chocolate lovers on Sunday 22nd March 2015 as swarms of children collect eggs in the traditional egg hunt.
 
The annual egg hunt attracts many youngsters who have a fabulous time seeking out eggs lost in the grass.  Older children have to scour the village looking for clues to their special Easter quiz.  Other attractions include face painting, guess the weight (yet more chocolate) games of chance and homemade cakes with teas and coffee.
 
They have their very own Easter bunny who looks out for all the little people taking part, has time for many hugs and will be giving out a huge basket of Cadbury’s chocolate treats to the wearer of the best hat or bonnet.
 
Ticket entry only at £4.50 per child and includes a freshly packed lunch, are available at the Plough Inn, Warmington.

Warmington is a village and civil parish in East Northamptonshire,

Map https://goo.gl/maps/14RF4
1
Add a comment...

Banburyshire Info
owner

What's on  - 
 
Some of you may be interested in this.
 
Have YOU got a question about the NHS or the Horton General Hospital?

Keep the Horton General invite you to question the local parliamentary candidates:

DICKIE BIRD, UKIP

ROSEANNE EDWARDS, NATIONAL HEALTH ACTION PARTY

JOHN HOWSON, LIBERAL DEMOCRATS (unconfirmed)

IAN MIDDLETON, GREEN PARTY

VICTORIA PRENTIS, CONSERVATIVE

SEAN WOODCOCK, LABOUR

Where? St Mary's Church, Banbury
When? Thursday 16 April, 6 - 9.30 pm

The only topic for debate is the NHS and in particular each candidate’s personal plans for the Horton General Hospital. Candidates will address the meeting, question the other candidates, and take questions from the public.

Chaired by Anita Higham OBE
Organised by Keep the Horton General

(Credit: image is a derivative of TEDxSF 2011 Education Salon - Audience by Nita Winter, used under CC by Keep the Horton General)
1 comment on original post
1
Kate Spencer's profile photo
 
This is Banbury's chance to give the candidates a proper grilling on the NHS and the Horton General Hospital. It will be interesting to see which candidates know their stuff about a subject so close to the hearts of the people of Banburyshire, and which ones don't.
Add a comment...

Banburyshire Info
owner

What's on  - 
 
Fancy taking part in a Charity Auction?

Then this could be for you.
 
Banbury Charity Auction

Join restore for this exclusive charity auction, led by celebrity auctioneer Charlie Ross, for the chance to bid for some incredible money-can’t-buy items.

Date: Friday 6th March.

Venue: Banbury United Football Club, OX16 5AB.

Plus a live blues band, complimentary food buffet, and drinks available to purchase.

Reserve your ticket here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/banbury-charity-auction-tickets-15796356327

Can’t make it to the auction, but would still like to bid?
Email auction@restore.org.uk, or call 01865 455826 so you won’t miss out.

Autographed items including:

Manchester Uniteman u footballd Football signed by entire squad

Liverpool FC Photograph signed by Simon Mignolet

The complete works of Inspector Morse, signed by author Colin Dexter

A bottle of House Of Commons Whiskey, signed by Prime Minister David Cameron

Signed photograph of England Cricket Test Squad 2014

Fantastic experiences including:

Dinner and overnight stay for two people at Gordon Ramsey’s luxury ‘York and Albany’ London hotel

Become a Lord or Lady of the Scottish Highlands, with a plot of land in Glencoe Wood
    
Turpins Lodge Horse Riding Day http://www.turpinslodge.co.uk/     
Luxury spa half-day at the Randolph Hotel
    
A kayaking experience day http://www.experiencedays.co.uk/discover-kayaking-in-warwickshire

Art Auction includes:

Commissioned piece of your choice by artist Hayley Morgan http://hayleymorganart.webs.com/     
Mike Carter – an extra special piece made exclusively for the event
    
Signed, framed artworks by Sally Ryde http://www.rydephotography.com/ and Sophie Scott-Lewis http://tinygrey.weebly.com/

Stunning collectable items include:

Jacobean teapot

V&A Royal Selangor Pewter Foil Cutter
    
Framed stamp collections dating back to 1800s
    
Vintage ‘Jacobean’ teapot

‘Palace on Wheels’ Commemorative Silver Plate

There will also be beautiful crafts for sale, including a collection of hand-knitted dolls and quilt

For more information please contact Jacqui at auction@restore.org.uk, or call 01865 455 826.

#VisitBanbury  
View original post
1
Add a comment...
 
Banbury Town Council newest event, working with Banbury Old Town.

Shopkeepers in Banbury’s old town are being urged to get involved in a Spring Party organised by Banbury Town Council and a traders’ committee.
 
The event will highlight Parson’s Street, the Lanes and the Walks – all part of the town’s former main shopping area – and will be a perfect opportunity for traders to showcase their businesses.
 
Old town parties were previously organised by Cherwell District Council and the Old Town Traders’ Association, but this year, for the first time, the town council is working with the traders to promote the areas.
 
Shop owners do not have be members of the traders’ association to take part.
 
Cllr Colin Clarke, chairman of the organising committee, said: “Banbury’s old shopping streets are important to the town.
 “They should be busy and thriving and the town council will do its best to achieve that. But we need shopkeepers and other business owners to do their part in promoting the area – for the good of everyone.
 
“In days gone by, the old streets were the heart of Banbury and it is our intention that they retain that special atmosphere and provide the unique shopping opportunities that can’t be found in modern malls and superstores.” 
 
Cllr Clarke added: “I urge all traders in the old town areas to contact Banbury Town Council to talk about what they can do to make the Spring Party a success. We want to convince people that the old shopping areas are worth visiting on a regular bases – not just when there is a special event.”
 
The Spring Party on Saturday May 2 will be followed by a Summer Party on September 5 in a dual bid to put the spotlight on Banbury Old Town.
 
#VisitBanbury  
2
Add a comment...

Banburyshire Info

Shared publicly  - 
 
Close encounters of the “Dragon” kind
 
Coming face to face with a Dragon could leave you shaking in your boots.  For the growing Jacuzzi hot tub retailer Ruggles Leisure it left them jumping with excitement.  On 30th January 2015, husband & wife team Keith and Lisa Ruggles attended the Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday winner’s event, to be presented with their certificate by Theo himself and have their winning photograph taken.  
 
Since being singled out as a business to watch out for by Theo Paphitis in April 2014,  Ruggles Leisure have been looking forward to meeting Theo and learning a few tips from one of the best know retail giants in the UK.  They were not disappointed.  “Being a small business owner can be isolating.  Sometimes you are unsure whether you’re doing the right thing.”  Explains Lisa Ruggles, owner of Ruggles Leisure.  “Theo kept stressing the importance of following your instincts.” 
 
This year is set to be another record breaking year for Ruggles Leisure, who along side their sister company, Sapphire Leisure, have been listed in the top three Jacuzzi hot tub retailers in the UK for three consecutive years.  Their new website is set to launch on 1st April 2015, merging together their online and social media presence.  “Being chosen by Theo Paphitis has given us another strong foundation block in which to build a company to be proud of.”  Says Lisa Ruggles.  Ruggles Leisure are the only hot tub retailer to be chosen by Theo Paphitis.
 
To find out more visit www.rugglesleisure.com. Information on Small Business Sunday can be found at www.theopaphitissbs.com
1
2
Lisa Ruggles's profile photoJacuzzi Centre - Ruggles Leisure's profile photo
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
298 people
Spring Development's profile photo
Paul Tate's profile photo
Buywise Domestics's profile photo
JoJo's Gifts & Home Accessories's profile photo
--Now Closed--'s profile photo
Michelle Sutton's profile photo
Elizabeth Phillips's profile photo
Technique Print's profile photo
Donna Walsh's profile photo
 
Give or Take & More event.

On Sat, 7th March, 11am - 1pm

Bring along what you no longer need and take something that you do, all for FREE!

Lots of guest stalls, from recycling to saving energy.

First 10 people to join in the seed swap will receive a free bag of compost.

The fairtrade café will be supporting the Big Brew so come along and join in the fun!

#BanburyCommunity   #VisitBanbury  
1
Add a comment...
 
Banbury Health and Vitality Show

Are you going to the Health and Vitality Show on 7th March?

Venue: the New Futures Centre opposite Woodgreen Leisure Centre in Banbury. Map https://goo.gl/maps/uaYto

Loads of free workshops- yoga, cookery demos, make-overs and massage.

Plus health advice, pamper treatments and angel card readings.

Plus face painting to keep the little ones happy!

Byhps On a roll are providing refreshments all day too.

All in support of a fab local charity BYHP.

#Health   #VisitBanbury  
1
Add a comment...

Banburyshire Info

Shared publicly  - 
 
Have YOU got a question about the NHS or the Horton General Hospital?

Keep the Horton General invite you to question the local parliamentary candidates:

DICKIE BIRD, UKIP

ROSEANNE EDWARDS, NATIONAL HEALTH ACTION PARTY

JOHN HOWSON, LIBERAL DEMOCRATS (unconfirmed)

IAN MIDDLETON, GREEN PARTY

VICTORIA PRENTIS, CONSERVATIVE

SEAN WOODCOCK, LABOUR

Where? St Mary's Church, Banbury
When? Thursday 16 April, 6 - 9.30 pm

The only topic for debate is the NHS and in particular each candidate’s personal plans for the Horton General Hospital. Candidates will address the meeting, question the other candidates, and take questions from the public.

Chaired by Anita Higham OBE
Organised by Keep the Horton General

(Credit: image is a derivative of TEDxSF 2011 Education Salon - Audience by Nita Winter, used under CC by Keep the Horton General)
1
1
Kate Spencer's profile photoBanburyshire Info's profile photo
 
This is Banbury's chance to give the candidates a proper grilling on the NHS and the Horton General Hospital. It will be interesting to see which candidates know their stuff about a subject so close to the hearts of the people of Banburyshire, and which ones don't.
Add a comment...
 
Banbury Charity Auction

Join restore for this exclusive charity auction, led by celebrity auctioneer Charlie Ross, for the chance to bid for some incredible money-can’t-buy items.

Date: Friday 6th March.

Venue: Banbury United Football Club, OX16 5AB.

Plus a live blues band, complimentary food buffet, and drinks available to purchase.

Reserve your ticket here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/banbury-charity-auction-tickets-15796356327

Can’t make it to the auction, but would still like to bid?
Email auction@restore.org.uk, or call 01865 455826 so you won’t miss out.

Autographed items including:

Manchester Uniteman u footballd Football signed by entire squad

Liverpool FC Photograph signed by Simon Mignolet

The complete works of Inspector Morse, signed by author Colin Dexter

A bottle of House Of Commons Whiskey, signed by Prime Minister David Cameron

Signed photograph of England Cricket Test Squad 2014

Fantastic experiences including:

Dinner and overnight stay for two people at Gordon Ramsey’s luxury ‘York and Albany’ London hotel

Become a Lord or Lady of the Scottish Highlands, with a plot of land in Glencoe Wood
    
Turpins Lodge Horse Riding Day http://www.turpinslodge.co.uk/
    
Luxury spa half-day at the Randolph Hotel
    
A kayaking experience day http://www.experiencedays.co.uk/discover-kayaking-in-warwickshire

Art Auction includes:

Commissioned piece of your choice by artist Hayley Morgan http://hayleymorganart.webs.com/
    
Mike Carter – an extra special piece made exclusively for the event
    
Signed, framed artworks by Sally Ryde http://www.rydephotography.com/ and Sophie Scott-Lewis http://tinygrey.weebly.com/

Stunning collectable items include:

Jacobean teapot

V&A Royal Selangor Pewter Foil Cutter
    
Framed stamp collections dating back to 1800s
    
Vintage ‘Jacobean’ teapot

‘Palace on Wheels’ Commemorative Silver Plate

There will also be beautiful crafts for sale, including a collection of hand-knitted dolls and quilt

For more information please contact Jacqui at auction@restore.org.uk, or call 01865 455 826.

#VisitBanbury  
1
1
Banburyshire Info's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Some good news 
 
Banbury Residents and Businesses joined the nation in the fight against heart and circulatory disease
 
Local Businesses and individuals , from Banbury supported the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Wear it. Beat it. campaign on 6 February by raising lots of money and wearing red!

Banbury heart patient, Julie Hieatt held a coffee morning at Ye Olde Reinedeer and raised £350, The Style Bar got involved with their Big Red Raffle, Ekko encouraged customers to join their “kissing wall", Sweet Celebrations hosted a “how many feathers in a feather boa” competition, The Artery had a raffle and a red themed art class, and Banbury Business Networking Facebook group had a charity bucket at one of their social meet ups. 

Other Banbury businesses to get involved were Chilli Promotional Products, Butterflies Healthcare and Cherish Ceremonies who made donations to the Heart Charity. 

Did you know that one in four of our loved ones are lost to heart and circulatory disease each year? It kills more women than men and is responsible for almost 160,000 deaths in the UK each year, an average of 440 people each day. There are currently 7 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory disease.  

On 6 February, the BHF asked the great British public to Wear it. Beat it. and host a red-themed event in support of the fight for every heartbeat. 

Julie said “I got involved because I am a heart patient myself and I wanted to be able to help others like me.  I had some support to organise the event and we had a lot of fun on the day. I am so proud to have raised £350 for the BHF and to have helped continue to fund the vital research needed to fight heart disease.” 

Rachel Davis, Fundraising Manager at the BHF, said “A huge thanks to Banbury for their red-themed fundraising efforts.  It has been fantastic to witness the UK rallying together and turning red in the fight against heart and circulatory disease. All money raised from Wear it. Beat it. will help us truly make a massive difference to the millions of people living with these conditions.”

Pictured: Julie Hieatt at her Wear It Beat It Coffee Morning
Photo by Geraldine Pinto‎
View original post
1
Add a comment...
 
Banbury Residents and Businesses joined the nation in the fight against heart and circulatory disease
 
Local Businesses and individuals , from Banbury supported the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Wear it. Beat it. campaign on 6 February by raising lots of money and wearing red!

Banbury heart patient, Julie Hieatt held a coffee morning at Ye Olde Reinedeer and raised £350, The Style Bar got involved with their Big Red Raffle, Ekko encouraged customers to join their “kissing wall", Sweet Celebrations hosted a “how many feathers in a feather boa” competition, The Artery had a raffle and a red themed art class, and Banbury Business Networking Facebook group had a charity bucket at one of their social meet ups. 

Other Banbury businesses to get involved were Chilli Promotional Products, Butterflies Healthcare and Cherish Ceremonies who made donations to the Heart Charity. 

Did you know that one in four of our loved ones are lost to heart and circulatory disease each year? It kills more women than men and is responsible for almost 160,000 deaths in the UK each year, an average of 440 people each day. There are currently 7 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory disease.  

On 6 February, the BHF asked the great British public to Wear it. Beat it. and host a red-themed event in support of the fight for every heartbeat. 

Julie said “I got involved because I am a heart patient myself and I wanted to be able to help others like me.  I had some support to organise the event and we had a lot of fun on the day. I am so proud to have raised £350 for the BHF and to have helped continue to fund the vital research needed to fight heart disease.” 

Rachel Davis, Fundraising Manager at the BHF, said “A huge thanks to Banbury for their red-themed fundraising efforts.  It has been fantastic to witness the UK rallying together and turning red in the fight against heart and circulatory disease. All money raised from Wear it. Beat it. will help us truly make a massive difference to the millions of people living with these conditions.”

Pictured: Julie Hieatt at her Wear It Beat It Coffee Morning
Photo by Geraldine Pinto‎
1
1
Banburyshire Info's profile photo
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
298 people
Spring Development's profile photo
Paul Tate's profile photo
Buywise Domestics's profile photo
JoJo's Gifts & Home Accessories's profile photo
--Now Closed--'s profile photo
Michelle Sutton's profile photo
Elizabeth Phillips's profile photo
Technique Print's profile photo
Donna Walsh's profile photo
Story
Tagline
Banburyshire Info is your publishing hub of local information for the Banbury and Banburyshire community.
Introduction
Banburyshire Info started in 2007 publishing local information serving Banbury, Bicester, Brackley, Buckingham and the surrounding communities providing;

A comprehensive event listings with an up-to-the minute list of what's on in and around the Banbury area.

Job vacancy board for those looking for work or thinking about a career change. 

Business news and press releases about local Businesses

Business directory for when you need a product or service.

Community and Charity directory Links.

Travel information on Train times and Bus times.

Tourist attractions and places to visit.

Local News from the Councils.

Some of the area's best Business blogs where you'll find advice on marketing, management, finance, and a host of other business subjects.

A collection of the area's most informative and interesting lifestlye Blogs.

And a Forum that includes a Cars Vans & Motorbikes for sale section, Competitions, Special Offers & Discounts, a useful business information board & so much more!

Banburyshire Info also provides advertising and content marketing opportunities.

Why advertise with Banburyshire Info? Advertising and Marketing with Banburyshire Info is effective and affordable. With a range of advertising packages to suit all budgets, Banburyshire Info does much more than put you on the map! 

Email us TODAY ian@banburyshireinfo.co.uk for more details on how we can help YOUR business be seen and heard by more people.