An evening of song and wine with Voices Across Time

Voices Across Time will be hosting an evening of wine tasting and song to raise funds for their next care home initiative.

Ann Crawford's March Hare NNL-180118-101726001

Fantastic beasts star in Chenderit’s art show

Animals and nature will take centre stage in the Heseltine Gallery’s up-and-coming exhibition; Natural and Fantastical.

A computer-generated image of what Banbury Museum could look like after the proposed extension. Photo: Banbury Museum/Oxford Architects NNL-180216-143638001

‘Tourism boost’: Unanimous support for Banbury Museum expansion plans

Banbury Museum’s plans to more than double in size with a large extension were unanimously approved by councillors this afternoon (Thursday, February 15).

Banbury's P***ed Off Parents Book Club meets at Banbury's Atic NNL-180902-091827001

Banbury’s newest book club for peeved parents

Banbury’s newest book club is exclusively for frustrated, exhausted mums with the once a month meetings offering a chance to vent, socialise and, of course, have a drink.

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Plans to expand Banbury Museum to strengthen ‘cultural centre’

Banbury Museum could be more than doubling in size to strengthen the town’s ‘cultural centre’ if councillors back its expansion plans.

Louise Gourlay with her book, A Way Through, which looks at the holistic approach to health encompassing mind, body and spirit NNL-180202-144517001

Chipping Norton author explores holistic approach to cancer

Following a breast cancer diagnosis at just 38 years old one woman’s quest for an holistic alternative to cancer drugs led her to write a book on her findings.

Barry Whitehouse in the new Church Lane Gallery, Banbury.

Banbury’s Artery launches its Art Academy

Banbury’s Artery Art Shop is keeping the creative embers burning after the closure of Banbury’s art society last year.


In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

Former soldier, Gary Green, has written a warts and all book about life in the army and his tour of Afghanistan NNL-180122-151808001

From drug addiction and PTSD to published author for Banbury man

A Banbury man and former army rifleman has overcome the horrors of war, a life-changing injury, PTSD and drug and alcohol abuse to become a published book author.

An eye catching sculpture

Artists wanted to put Banbury on the map

A landmark piece of public art which can be seen from the M40 is being commissioned by the developers of a new industrial development for Banbury.

Blinkhorns  Picture House in the Market Place run by the family from 1907-1923

Tales of Banbury town’s Christmas past

Today hardly a week passes without some reference to the demise of the High Street. Writing to the Banbury Guardian in 1998 C F Herbert took readers back to the 1920s in order to observe what he regarded as the true spirit of Christmas.

RVS attendees with the author Jane Rogers during a creative writing session NNL-171214-111111001

RVS gets creative as fiction writer visits

An acclaimed author visited Banbury to share her wisdom with budding writers at the Royal Voluntary Service Cornhill Centre.

From the left, Ian Bramble (Roger Coy Partnership), Cllr Liz Griffin (Daventry District Council), Cllr Colin Poole (Daventry District Council). Back, from the left, Luke Abbott (Roger Coy Partnership), Cllr Chris Millar (Daventry District Council), Gary Underhill (Daventry District Council) outside the Victorian railway tunnel at Catesby. NNL-170712-141450001

Full steam ahead for conversion of Victorian Catesby rail tunnel

Work is underway on a world-class aerodynamic testing facility in a disused Victorian railway tunnel.

The exhibition is on until January 5 NNL-171123-131643001

Uneasy calm of Iceland showcased at Banbury Museum

You might think that with the winter period just around the corner and the cold air blowing in, that the place couldn’t get any cooler.

Artists exhibiting their work at the Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit school in Middleton Cheney for the opening of a new exhibition. Pictured L-R, Robin Walden, Arabella Kiszely, Marina Meredith-Owen, Beatrice Hoffman, James Kerr, Caroline Chappell NNL-171211-172025009

Just days left for Middleton Cheney art exhibition

Six artists’ work will be on show at Chenderit School’s Heseltine Gallery until the end of the week as the New Perspectives exhibition winds down.

Waddesdon Imaginarium by Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Picture credit Mike Fear, copyright National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Lighting up historical Waddesdon Manor for a magical Christmas holiday season

Magical lights and animals are the theme for Christmas at Waddesdon this year, with thousands of fairy lights on the trees in the house and a huge fluorescent dragon in the grounds.

Glyn Smith of Banbury's Comic Connections NNL-170116-132030001

Rick and Morty at Banbury’s Comic Connections this Saturday

Banbury’s one and only comic book store, Comic Connections will celebrate its birthday this Saturday with a very special guest.

Dr Nell Darby with her third book; Life on the Victorian Stage NNL-171026-172654001

Chipping Norton author’s third book scratches the dark underbelly of the Victorian stage

A Banbury born, Chipping Norton author’s latest tome delves into the seedy world of the Victorian stage and the gossip that followed them.

When do you put your Christmas decorations up?

When should you put your Christmas tree and decorations up?

For many Christmas loving Brits it’s time to start considering when the Christmas decorations will go up, but when is the correct time to start the festivities?

Banbury Camera Club exhibit Morning Light by Guy Turner NNL-171026-154100001

Banbury Camera Club exhibition is a real eye opener

Banbury Camera Club’s 14th annual photographic exhibition at the Heseltine Gallery at Chenderit School, Middleton Cheney is now on display.

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