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Lower, Middle and Upper Tysoe…

Listen to your heart… and you will know why I sing.

Home to adopted horses, donkeys, and ponies.

Run by farmer Mark Holberton and his wife Liz, Talton Mill Farm Shop sits between the villages of Newbold-on-Stour and Alderminster – a rural treasure, and a smallholding combining the characteristics of an idyllic country lifestyle with the serious responsibility of providing a genuine source of real farm food for the local community. Most importantly, they employ traditional mixed farming techniques: which not only produce an unusually broad selection of fresh fruit, meat and vegetables; but are fundamental to its quality.

A family-centred childcare and community facility set within a refurbished building in the middle of Tysoe.

A real opportunity for the community to influence the future development, character and surroundings of the parish.

Keeping people in touch with activities in and around the parish.

Sited in the centre of the village: ideal for weddings, family parties, meetings, lectures, and fitness classes, etc..

Surrounded by nature and farmland: providing high-quality childcare with an emphasis on the value of outdoor education.

Run for the benefit of members living in the villages of Tysoe, Oxhill, Whatcote and the surrounding communities.


Stratford-upon-Avon…

Established in 2008 by Tread the Boards Theatre Company – based at Cox’s Timber Yard.

The Bear Pit is a voluntary organization that works to build a greater awareness of the performing and visual arts – based in Rother Street, at the rear of the United Reformed Church.

Formed of students from King Edward VI School, Edward’s Boys perform rarely-seen plays originally written for Early Modern boys’ companies.

Stratford-upon-Avon’s resident orchestra; Associate Orchestra at Town Hall, Birmingham; and one of the most exciting and accomplished classical music ensembles around – collegiate, inclusive, joyous, transparent, music-making: led by artistic director, David Curtis.

Connecting and helping others connect with Shakespeare; and producing bold, ambitious work with living writers, actors and artists: at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Swan Theatre, and The Other Place – as well as worldwide.

An exciting and modern multi-purpose venue, offering a diverse range of cultural, arts and educational activities.

A high-quality surfaced path suitable for cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users; and part of the National Cycle Network.


National Trust…

Home of the Ferrers family for five hundred years, the house passed from father to son for twelve generations.

A superb Tudor house and deer park, Charlecote has been home to the Lucy family since the twelfth century.

Home to the Throckmortons for six hundred years, this finest of Tudor houses stands testament to the family’s courage in maintaining their beliefs.

A great Arts and Crafts garden in the north Cotswolds, created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston.

A much-restored Tudor house, park and garden with wonderful topiary: “A house to dream of, a garden to dream in”.

A Cotswold manor house packed with extraordinary treasures collected over a lifetime by Charles Wade.

Join the guests of Lord and Lady Bearsted for a weekend in the country and discover more about the life of a 1930s millionaire.


Out and about…

The award-winning art gallery in Warwickshire; with parkland designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

An ideal place for a gentle walk; some cycling; or spotting some wildlife.


The food of love…

An ensemble of committed and experienced non-professional musicians, playing under the expert guidance of conductor David Curtis… (and probably the very best of its kind…)

The Cross-Eyed Pianist is Frances Wilson: a London-based pianist, piano teacher, writer, music reviewer and blogger.

Masquerade consists of some of the UK’s finest musicians: and, as well as touring with Russell Watson, the quartet gives concerts of their own jazz and film music arrangements across the country.

In the years since his unprecedented success as Silver Medal winner of the 1982 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Peter Donohoe has built an extraordinary world-wide career: encompassing a huge repertoire, and over forty years experience as a pianist – as well as continually exploring many other avenues in music-making.

Breathtaking, unique, and radiating Regency refinement, Pittville Pump Room is Cheltenham’s most spectacular venue: where you can also sample the fountain’s historically medicinal spa waters.


Play on…

Rich in heritage, opulence and vibrancy, this much-loved Cheltenham jewel is a stunning backdrop for an impressive year-round events programme; as well as private functions and corporate hospitality.

Nestling at the foot of the Malvern Hills, Malvern Theatres is a major centre for the arts: founded by Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson in 1929.


Publications…

The home of news, sport and entertainment coverage in one of our neighbouring counties.

The daily UK newspaper – and global media organization – for those generally on the mainstream left of British political opinion.

A magazine of information, campaigning and culture: providing a forum for the left to debate ideas and action.

Family-owned since it was first published in 1860, the Herald has been the respected voice of the local community for over 150 years.


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