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Music To Make You Dance!

Banbury Symphony Orchestra’s summer concert on June 27 will be much more than an evening of fabulous music.
 
The orchestra will be joined on stage by Anjali, the Banbury-based dance company – and the performance will feature the world premiere of a new work by local composer Nick Planas.
 
In addition, the event – Music To Make You Dance - will raise money for The British Heart Foundation and Anjali.

Banbury Symphony Orchestra’s summer concert on June 27 will be much more than an evening of fabulous music.
 
The orchestra will be joined on stage by Anjali, the Banbury-based dance company – and the performance will feature the world premiere of a new work by local composer Nick Planas.
 
In addition, the event – Music To Make You Dance - will raise money for The British Heart Foundation and Anjali.

Nicole Thomson, director of Anjali, said: “We are a charity that develops the creative abilities of people with learning disabilities. The concert will be a prestigious opportunity for our members to demonstrate their talents and everyone here is very much looking forward to June 27.” 
 
Leader of Banbury Town Council Kieron Mallon said: “We are pleased to support this annual charity fundraising event. This year it will be an evening of superb music and dance that will raise funds for local good causes. We hope local people support it – and that the concert is a wonderful success.”
 
Tickets cost £10 (under 18’s free – but they must apply for a ticket).
 
They are available from Julie Hieatt by emailing juliefon@btinternet.com or by calling 07539 210607.
 
Tickets are also available from the town hall during normal office hours. They are expected to sell quickly, so early application is advised.
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It's the Banbury #OldTownSpringFestival TODAY.

There is lots to see & do from 11 am-4 pm; bouncy castle, music, dance, special offers & lots more!

Plus ....
The BIG CHARITY BOOK SALE
From 11:00am at Books & Ink Bookshop White Lion Walk - Banbury.

The photograph is from the window display at Helen Douglas House shop in Church Lane. Pop and take a look. Thanks to shop manager Geraldine Pinto for the photo

The Old Town Spring Festival is funded by Banbury Town Council, Cherwell District Council, Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury Old Town Association and Skett's Markets.

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10 years today Banbury finally had it's white horse.

The story has been created by Rosy Burke on video

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A Great Woolly Family Day Out!

Shipston Wool Fair Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2015  from 10:00am

For a fantastic family day out on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, why not set your sights on the lovely market town of Shipston-on-Stour, where the annual Wool Fair celebrates all things woolly? On from 10am to 4pm, it's a great day out for young and old with lots of things to see and do.

What’s happening this year?

The 'Sheep Exhibition' featuring 20 rare breeds of sheep

Live sheep shearing demonstrations

Stratford-upon-Avon Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers demonstration

Have a go at spinning, weaving, knitting and felting

Friendship bracelets and ‘fat needle’ knitting for children

See the magnificent Shipston Tapestry woven by locals

Shepherd’s Hut, vintage tractors and heavy horses

Wide range of stalls with lots of quality goods

Shipston on Stour is a lively market town on the edge of the Cotswolds, with roots in the sheep and wool industries. The name ‘Shipston’ comes from the old ‘sheep wash town’, as it was here, in the river Stour, that farmers from the surrounding hills would drive their sheep to be washed for shearing.

A Sheep and Wool Fair was held every year leading up to 19th century, but the tradition died out until 2009, when it was revived for the first time in 150 years by the late Mayor elect, Angela Noyce. It was so successful that a group of volunteers have run the Wool Fair every year since. It's now entering its sixth year and will be bigger better and woolly-er than ever on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May.
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Local business J D’Cruz bags is celebrating the first year anniversary of their Parson’s Street based studio being open. With a charity fashion show.
 
Charity Fashion Show
 .... presented by J D'Cruz

7:30pm doors open, 8pm start.

Sponsored by; The Style Bar, 2Fierce Dance Co., Joanne Mills School of Dance and supporting the Activate Learning Banbury Fashion Students in aid of The Katharine House Hospice.

Guests will have the opportunity to purchase outfits and handbags displayed in the show afterwards.

Box Office to book your tickets on 01295 279 002.
or for more information visit the website. https://www.themillartscentre.co.uk/cms/event/63751

Date Thursday 30th April
Time Doors open at 7:30pm
Price £11.50

Venue
The Mill Arts Centre
Spiceball Park
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 5QE
Map https://goo.gl/maps/7nVAx

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Charity Fashion Show
 .... presented by J D'Cruz

7:30pm doors open, 8pm start.

Sponsored by; The Style Bar, 2Fierce Dance Co., Joanne Mills School of Dance and supporting the Activate Learning Banbury Fashion Students in aid of The Katharine House Hospice.

Guests will have the opportunity to purchase outfits and handbags displayed in the show afterwards.

Box Office to book your tickets on 01295 279 002.
or for more information visit the website. https://www.themillartscentre.co.uk/cms/event/63751

Date Thursday 30th April
Time Doors open at 7:30pm
Price £11.50

Venue
The Mill Arts Centre
Spiceball Park
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 5QE
Map https://goo.gl/maps/7nVAx

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If you're in Banbury TODAY.
 
It's the Banbury #OldTownSpringFestival TODAY.

There is lots to see & do from 11 am-4 pm; bouncy castle, music, dance, special offers & lots more!

Plus ....
The BIG CHARITY BOOK SALE
From 11:00am at Books & Ink Bookshop White Lion Walk - Banbury.

The photograph is from the window display at Helen Douglas House shop in Church Lane. Pop and take a look. Thanks to shop manager Geraldine Pinto for the photo

The Old Town Spring Festival is funded by Banbury Town Council, Cherwell District Council, Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury Old Town Association and Skett's Markets.

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Folk legend Ralph McTell tells BBC Oxford's Nick Piercey that, as a child, his summer holidays spent in Banbury were idyllic and how swapping his harmonica for a ukulele was the catalyst for his career.

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Folk singer/songwriter Ralph McTell joins Nick to celebrate his latest tour that marks 50 years on the road, illustrator and author Helen Cooper talks about The Story Museum’s latest exhibit that was inspired by her book ‘The Baby Who Wouldn't Go To Bed', plus Simon Tavener looks ahead to this what's in our theatres this month. Show more / Show less
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Banbury Town Community and Volunteer Awards

Nominations for this year’s community and volunteer awards are being requested by Banbury Town Council.
 
The awards highlight the work done by people who give their time to make Banbury a better place in which to work and live.
 
The awards are in three categories
1.            Charity of the Year
2.            Volunteer of the Year
3.            Young Volunteer of the Year
 
The council is looking for organisations and people who made a difference to the Banbury community during 2014 and is asking residents to nominate charities and volunteers they think are worthy of recognition.
 
Tricia Campbell, the council’s civic officer, said: “Let us know if you would like to nominate someone who you think has made an amazing contribution to the charity they volunteer for, and/or a young person who gives up a lot of their time to help a club, organisation or charity.
 
“Give your reasons in 50-100 words – and the closing date for nominations is Friday May 1.”
 
The awards will be presented during the annual mayor’s inauguration ceremony on Tuesday May 12 at 6.30pm in Banbury Town Hall.
 
The ‘champions’ in all three categories will be given four tickets each so they can bring family or friends to the event.

Community Organisation of the Year
This is awarded to a Banbury-based organisation which has made a real difference to the community over many years. The organisation will have consistently delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries, promoted and raised its cause, been clear in its goals and strategy, and demonstrated excellence all round.
 
Volunteer of the Year
This award is for a volunteer who makes an exceptional and outstanding contribution to the community in Banbury, and has shown dedication and enthusiasm for volunteering, inspired and motivated others to volunteer, made an impact, and improved the lives of others in the community.
 
Young Volunteer of the Year
This award is given to a young person (aged 25 years or under) in recognition of his or her exceptional contributions to the community and has shown exceptional commitment to an unpaid activity, has taken responsibility and made a real difference to their community.
 
Bring or send your nominations to Tricia Campbell, Banbury Town Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Banbury, OX16 5QB.

Email: Tricia.Campbell@banbury.gov.uk

Any questions. Tel Banbury Town Council on 01295 250340 

 
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New art exhibition & concert comes to Hanwell, Oxfordshire
 
A group of artists living in the village of Hanwell in North Oxfordshire are organising a new art exhibition and concert due to take place in June.
 
HanFest, which takes place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June, sees a collection of inspiring art work from artists living in Oxfordshire and further afield. The twelfth century ironstone church of St. Peter will play host as this year's venue for both the exhibition and the classical evening concert.
 
The exhibition will include paintings, sculpture, photography, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and film. 
 
Hanwell artist Caroline Pigden (pictured on the right) will be exhibiting a number of works including an oil painting titled ‘Sacrifice’ which has recently been commissioned by St. Peter's Church. Caroline seeks out a ‘reflective beauty’ through her work as an oil painter and conducts an investigation into the reflective potential of the concept of beauty as it exists in our historical and cultural context.
 
Hanna Niven (pictured on the second left), another artist living in Hanwell will be exhibiting works in a number of different mediums, inspired by nature, colour, sunshine and smiles. Hanna's weapons of mass construction are paint brushes, ink and crochet hooks...... lots of crochet hooks.
 
Applications are still being taken for artists to exhibit work. You can exhibit either as a solo artist or as part of a group. If you would like to exhibit, you can email HanFestOXON@gmail.com for an application form. Applications close on Friday 1st May 2015.
 
A number of free creative family activities will be taking place during the weekend including 'make and wave'. Children can have a go at making and painting flags and bunting to then wave during the concert.
 
The classical concert will take place at St. Peter's Church on Saturday 6th June from 7:30pm. The theme of the festival is 'memory and lost ones' around which some of the concert programme will be based, including a series of organ improvisations and a few upbeat surprises.
 
Matthew Johnson (pictured second on the right), will be leading an organ recital that will include works by twentieth century composers such as Oldroyd and Runyon, and a taste of Italy and France with pieces by Yon and Vierne. Matthew is assistant organist/choirmaster at Sacred Heart and Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Droitwich. Over the previous 15 years he has held organist positions at: Ss. Peter and Paul’s, Pype Hayes; St. Mary’s, Clayton-le-Moors; Sacred Heart, Accrington; and has been chorister/cantor at the Birmingham Oratory.
 
The evening will also include a piano recital by Mark Heller and some contemporary ballet by Richard Jones (pictured in the middle).
 
Tickets are priced at £7 per adult and entry is free for under 16s. The price of the ticket includes a glass of champagne/wine and light refreshments. Tickets can be booked online by visiting the HanFest website at www.hanfest.co.uk 
 
HanFest's event organiser, Chris Brant (pictured on the left) said: "lots of artists and creative folk live in Hanwell, inspired by the village that is both timeless and ever changing. We want HanFest to bring the village and its visitors together for fun and a creative time. Two very special celebrities will be officially opening the event on the Saturday but their identities will remain a surprise until the day!"
 
For more information about HanFest please visit www.hanfest.co.uk like them at www.facebook.com/HanFestOXON and follow them at www.twitter.com/HanFestOXON
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Patrick Kielty is coming to Banbury.
 
Patrick Kielty brings his show 'help' to Banbury.

Tickets are now on sale.

Book now to avoid disappointment!!

Box Office to book your tickets on 01295 279 002.
or for more information visit the website. www.themillartscentre.co.uk

Date Friday 16th October
Time 8pm
Price £16.50

The Mill Arts Centre
Spiceball Park
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 5QE
Map https://goo.gl/maps/7nVAx

Patrick LIVE at the Apollo London from a couple of years ago https://youtu.be/48MKk74GE-w

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Patrick Kielty brings his show 'help' to Banbury.

Tickets are now on sale.

Book now to avoid disappointment!!

Box Office to book your tickets on 01295 279 002.
or for more information visit the website. www.themillartscentre.co.uk

Date Friday 16th October
Time 8pm
Price £16.50

The Mill Arts Centre
Spiceball Park
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX16 5QE
Map https://goo.gl/maps/7nVAx

Patrick LIVE at the Apollo London from a couple of years ago https://youtu.be/48MKk74GE-w

#comedy   #VisitBanbury  
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