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Sex Cells at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

A title like Sex Cells is bound to attract attention. And the theme of Anna Longaretti’s play, which is less about sex and much more about motherhood, adds depth to the premise.

Whats on
Hungry Shark World on console supports 4k display

Console Corner: Hungry Shark signals change of tide in video gaming world

An announcement from Ubisoft this week has signalled a real change of tide in the world of video games.

Tech
One Summer's Day SUS-180716-143018003

One Summer’s Day: Take a picture in Banburyshire this Saturday and win!

There can’t be many people complaining about how little sun we’ve had this summer – and for families reaching the school summer holidays the big hope is there will be many more glorious days to come.

Arts
Barry Whitehouse, owner of the Artery has launched a competition for Banbury artists

The search is on for Banbury’s Artist of the Year

The Artery Art Supply shop in Banbury’s Parson’s Street is on the hunt for four ‘artists of the year’ after launching a brand new competition.

Arts
Hare and Hounds Beer and Music Festival NNL-170730-152222001

Wardington’s Woodstock as Hare and Hounds music festival returns

The Hare and Hounds will once again be hosting their annual music festival this weekend raising money for Clic Sargent.

Music
There will be plenty of beer at the Hook Norton Festival of Fine Ales. Picture by Claire Mortimer NNL-150720-155057001

More than 100 ales at 25th annual Hook Norton beer festival

A selection of more than 100 beers will be available for visitors as Hook Norton Festival of Fine Ales celebrates its 25th anniversary on Saturday (July 21).

News
Brian Wilson

Musicians to shine at Fairport's Cropredy Convention

It is the final chance to get cheaper tickets for Fairport’s Cropredy Convention.

Whats on
Incredibles 2: great fun

More Incredible adventures in top-notch sequel

Matt Adcock reviews Incredibles 2 (PG)

TV and Film

In pictures: Sun shines as Bodfest returns home

The Bodfest organisers thanked everyone who came to enjoy the music festival’s return to Bodicote on Saturday (July 14).

Music
Headline act UB40

UB40 bring the house down at Cornbury

Great Tew's Cornbury Music Festival kicked off yesterday, Friday, July 13, with brummy reggae legends UB40 headlining.

Music
Lawrence Prestidge and his late friend Tom McCall, of Banbury,  who Lawrence has dedicated his latest children's book to, 'Can Such Things Be?' NNL-181007-112520001

Great Bourton author dedicates latest children’s book to late friend

Great Bourton children’s book author Lawrence Prestidge has released his latest book dedicated to college friend Tom McCall who died last year.

Arts
The Coopers at DeerJam 2017 (courtesy Carol Henson) NNL-170606-134053001

Banbury’s Ye Olde Reindeer announce Deerjam line-up

The DeerJam charity music festival at Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn in Banbury will return for its fourth year on Saturday, July 21.

Music
Le Tour de France 2018 takes an ultra (ultra) realistic approach

Console Corner: Tour de France 2018 review

Tour de bore? Good but a bit of a grind.

Tech

It’s California dreaming with the birth of sealions!

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has recently welcomed two new California sea lion pups.

Whats on
Trevor Nelson MBE, Britvic's David Greenaway, Peter Borg-Neal, The Caterer's Editor Chris Gamm

Popular pub-restaurant group scoops major hospitality award

Peter Borg-Neal, CEO of popular pub-restaurant operator Oakman Inns - which has venues across Herts, Bucks, Oxon, Northants, Warwickshire and Bedfordshire - was recognised with a Pub & Bar Award at the 35th Annual ‘Cateys’ in London.

Business
Food producers from across the region will be showing off their goods NNL-180531-151222001

Hanwell summer farming festival set for record numbers

Record numbers are expected at Hanwell’s festival to celebrate all things farming on Saturday (July 14).

News
The Three Conies first  motorcycle meet in 2016

Motorcycles and music at the Three Conies

It’s that time of year again when two wheeled machines of all makes and models will converge at the Three Conies for the annual Mandeville Motorcycle Meet.

Music

Sneek peak pictures and video show new Treehouses at Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Pictures and video show the a new adapted Treehouse at nearby Center Parcs Woburn Forest before final preparations ahead of the arrival of the first guests.

Travel
Neva Mynd will be performing at the Market Square Festival

Banbury Market Square to host free music festival

Banbury Town Council has announced plans to rock the town’s Market Square with a free summer live music festival.

Music
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