• Gardens

    March is one of the most important months in the gardeners’ calendar. Some people even state that it is the true start of the gardening year. Gardens everywhere are starting to come alive with bulbs  and perennials poking their heads up through the soil. Although the weather can be...
  • MARCH ISSUE OUT NOW

    The March issue of Four Shires Magazine is available to purchase now! Between the covers this month you will find: Letters and Dog: what has caught our readers attention this month?  Reading Room: Stratford and Chipping Norton Literary festivals are on the way and what great reads has Chrissie...
  • Cirque Berserk!

    Britain’s biggest theatre circus spectacular returns by popular demand, when ZipposCircus present Cirque Berserk! at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate from Wednesday 27 to Sunday 31 March. Combining beautiful contemporary circus artistry with hair-raising, death-defying stunts, all designed specially for staging in a proscenium arch theatre, the show thrills audiences...
  • Hook Norton Brewery

    Hook Norton Brewery has been awarded the South East’s Hidden Gem Award in VisitEngland Visitor Attraction Accolades that recognises the quality of visitor experiences across England.  Designed to celebrate excellence within the visitor attraction sector, VisitEngland’s Accolades showcase those businesses in their quality scheme that go the extra mile...
  • Rising Star Stephen Bailey

    Everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record), stand-up comedy star, Stephen Bailey is back on tour and stopping by the Royal Spa Centre on 23rd March with his brand-new show ‘Our Kid’ – a story full of Northern warmth, some working-class guilt and a bit of blue. 2018 has been...
  • Small and family run businesses in Northamptonshire are set to receive a boost

    The University is offering four fully funded PhD Studentships to assess the growth of Northamptonshire’s economy and the future of its small-to-medium enterprises. The Studentships will assess a variety of key issues within Northamptonshire’s business community, including alternative economic growth and the rising threat of cyber security. Other research...
  • The Art Surgery

    Queen Elizabeth I and Her Influence Over British Art  In the days before social media, photography, or television, the only way we would know what our monarch looked like was from our currency, or official portraits. Many monarchs embraced this by getting the best portrait painter they had heard...
  • IVO Graham

    Following a highly-acclaimed, totally sold-out run at 2018’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Ivo Graham is touring Motion Sickness throughout the UK. Each summer, Ivo performs to bigger crowds in larger venues at the festival, so it’s no surprise that this rising star of British comedy is taking his show to...
  • One Man Band

    One Man Band has expanded their business and moved to larger premises at Unit 6 Canada Close, Banbury, on the Marley Way Trading Estate, an easily accessible location to both Banbury Town Centre and the motorway network at Junction 11 of M40. Established in 1995 at White Lion Walk...
  • These Boots are made for walking

    Man has been protecting his feet for thousands of years. A shoe found in the ice in the Italian Alps with the remains of a man who died more than five millennia ago was made of deer hide, with a bearskin sole, a bark strip lining and grass padding....