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  • 90s Decor

    From the Archive In this, the fifth instalment of our ‘Turn Back Time’ feature we move into the 90s writes Cathy Black. Although born in the mid-80s, I do class the 90s as the era in which I grew up! What springs to mind mainly from this period is...
  • July Magazine is out now!

    The July issue of Four Shires Magazine is available to purchase locally now. Between the covers this month you will find: Blakesley Show: With Blakesley Show fast approaching we preview the popular Northamptonshire event Never Say Never: Local Sports Commentator Nick Harris has released his new book and we...
  • 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...
  • Easter Fun at Fairytale Farm

    Fairytale Farm’s unique Easter event is back for 2019, and the Farm has loads of new attractions for visitors to see throughout the Easter holidays. Fairytale Farm’s owner, Nick Laister, says: “We have various activities running right through the entire Easter holidays, from 6th to 22nd April. We are...
  • Dallas Burston Polo Club

    The entertainment and events hub based in Southam has announced a corporate charity partnership with South Warwickshire and North Cotswolds based organisation, The Shakespeare Hospice. The Shakespeare Hospice supports young people and adults in the local community with a life limiting illness, providing the care and compassion they and...
  • 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...
  • PHILL JUPITUS

    Following his hugely successful tour of the UK in 2017, stand-up comedian, poet, improviser and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus continues on the road from February 2018 – with his acclaimed stand-up show JUPLICITY. Watch in delight and/or horror as experienced funny man Jupitus drags laughs out of the chaos...
  • YOUNG AUTHOR CHALLENGE

    Young Author Challenge Runner up, Junior Category Hettie Cronin, 5, Dubai (Originally from Oxfordshire) A Summer Adventure Once upon a time there was a kitten who had such a great life. One day summer came. Then when it was summer she saw a big basket. She fell asleep. When...
  • FOUR SHIRES YOUNG AUTHOR CHALLENGE

    FOUR SHIRES YOUNG AUTHOR CHALLENGE Senior runner up, Pearl Cumming, 11 from Cropredy A Summer Adventure Patterns swirled. Shapes dived, back flipping though a warm July haze. Summer had come. The sun had fnally overcome the imprisonment of the dirty grey clouds. The trees welcomed it back with the...
  • YOUNG AUTHOR CHALLENGE

    As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations we ran a new competition this year. Our Young Author challenge asked writers from the age of 5 – 14 to submit a story of no more then 500 words with the title of a ‘Summer Adventure’. We had a fantastic amount...