• Spotlight on Thomas Baker

    Works by Midlands landscape painter and watercolourist Thomas Baker (1808-  1864) are now on display in Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum’s Spotlight alcove. Often known as Baker of Leamington or Landscape Baker, Thomas Baker painted landscapes throughout Warwickshire, the Midlands and the Welsh border regions and also produced...
  • Mary Ann Horton

    With Maggie Chaplin Mary Ann Horton wasn’t a looker. She acknowledged as much herself, and a woman in 19th century London was married if not for her looks, then for her money, and Mary Ann had plenty of that. She was a wealthy heiress and was astute enough to...
  • Walking Boots at the Ready

    Event Management students are putting their learnings to the test as they organise the Cynthia Spencer Sunset Stride. The Sunset Stride, a 12km walk around Pitsford Reservoir, is taking place on Saturday 27 April at Brixworth Country Park in Northampton from 6pm, in aid of Cynthia Spencer Hospice. The...
  • Brackley Town Hall shortlisted for award

    Picture courtesy of Tom Pengilley Brackley Tow Hall has made the short list of twelve projects for RIBA East Midlands (Royal Institute of British Architects) 2019 Awards. We have previously featured the re-opening of this marvellous Northamptonshire building and it not hard to see why it has been shortlisted....
  • Spotlight on ‘Primavera’ by Sandro Botticelli painted in 1478 With Barry Whitehouse

    Primavera is painted on wooden panel and measures at 203 cm (w) x 314 cm (h). The painting is hung in the Uffizi gallery in Florence where it has been on display since 1856. It is one of the most widely discussed paintings in Art History,  yet hardly any...
  • Anjali to Tour

    Anjali Dance Company, in Banbury will tour Genius, a double bill by award-winning choreographers Gary Clarke and Lea Anderson, in 2019 with support from Arts Council England. The tour of 16 performances and 24 workshops between May and November is expected to reach 4000 people. For further information visit...
  • St Mary’s Church Adderbury receives new Gargoyles

    The stone restoration work of the Tower of St. Mary’s Church in Adderbury has reached an exciting milestone. Two stunning new stone gargoyles for the church tower were dedicated with a blessing by Canon Christopher Hall recently. The two new gargoyles represent an owl and a bat, two birds...
  • What to do in the Garden this month

    The garden is really starting to come alive now and all the spring bulbs that you planted in the autumn should be a riot of colour by now. But like your bulbs, the weeds will also be starting to grow so you will need to be keeping an eye...
  • Myco Theatre present The Wedding Singer

    Myco Theatre will perform The Wedding Singer at Headington Theatre this month. Myco theatre member Sophie Webber comments on being a part of this amazing theatre group.  Being a part of MYCO is an incredible experience. Not only do we have the opportunity to perform, but we perform with...
  • April Magazine is out now!

    The April issue of the Magazine is out now. Between the covers this month you will find: Letters: Your thoughts and comments Around the Shires: What’s been happening in the Four Shires recently? Whittlebury Hall: The Northamptonshire venue holds an open day Homes and gardens: Our feature this month...