Banburyshire artists ready to be in the spotlight

The countdown is under way to the Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival, with more than 150 artists in the north of the county due to take part.

Royal Ballet dancer Isabel McMeekan NNL-180417-093240001

World-class ballerina comes to Adderbury

Royal Ballet dancer Isabel McMeekan will be talking about her life as a ballerina in Adderbury next month.

Banbury Museum Marvellous Machines Exhibition. Hayden Byrne and Finley Byrne do a bit of steam punk dressing up. NNL-181004-163500009

In Pictures: Gadgets galore at Banbury Museum

A unique exhibition created for Banbury Museum showcasing the weird and wonderful world of machines has been wowing visitors.

Swan Foundry building, Banbury. NNL-180304-110333009

Workshop on Banbury street is inspiration for planned sculpture and artist’s residence

Plans to build a new sculptural artwork in the form of an artist’s house at Longford Park have been submitted to Cherwell District Council.

Rope access technician Tom Brennan came face to face with the 30-tonne marble bust of King Louis XIV, looted by the Duke of Marlborough in 1709, during an exterior inspection of Blenheim Palace.

'Sun King' keeps a watching eye on Blenheim Palace renovation

Workers with a head for heights who have been helping with the £40m renovation of the historic Blenheim Palace came face to face with France's 'Sun King' during a recent inspection.

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Strictly stars reveal new tour coming to south Midlands

Tickets have gone on sale for a new show featuring two former Strictly winners.
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The show is produced and directed by husband and wife team Ester and Uri Tal

Authentic flamenco takes to Chipping Norton stage

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Neil Simmons and Deborah Menikoff outside Trinder�s window, displaying photographs of Banbury Town Council events NNL-180503-111353001

Trinders brought to life with photo display

One of Banbury’s best-known shop windows has been brought back to life with a photographic exhibition.

Tom Christy with his new book and the inspiration behind it NNL-180226-101848001

Banbury’s phone box library’s phone box book

The brains behind Banbury’s phone box library has now gone one better, writing a children’s book about the diminutive book sharing scheme .

Artist's impression of The Mullin for Enstone Airfield. NNL-180228-103418001

US collector unveils bid for £150m car museum on Enstone Airfield as his ‘legacy’

An American millionaire and car collector has chosen an airfield in the Banbury Guardian area to build his ‘legacy’.

Ballet dancers Pamela Hawkins (13) and Isobel Graham (11) NNL-180219-102733001

Royal appointment for Blessed George Napier student and ballet dancer

A Blessed George Napier student and aspiring ballet dancer was on stage this week as part of the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s performance at the Hippodrome.

Old Boundary Lane by Voices Across Time was a sellout NNL-170507-111003001

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.

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