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Laugh out loud at Cox's Yard

Laugh out loud at Cox's Yard

The Citroën DS3 Ecomedy Tour: Two comedians, five nights, five hundred miles, one tank of fuel.

Dan & Christian will be performing at

03/08/10 - Cox’s Yard, Stratford upon Avon

Citroën’s DS3 is going on tour - transporting comedians Dan Adams and Christian Ancliff to their first ever Edinburgh Fringe Festival (6th to 30th August). The Citroën DS3 Ecomedy Tour will see the two stand-ups piloting a DS3 DStyle 99g and gigging all the way from London to Edinburgh - a journey of over 500 miles - all on a single tank of fuel.

The pair will put in a performance each night during the tour, playing in London, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Manchester and Glasgow before reaching Edinburgh in time for the start of their Fringe run. The DS3 Ecomedy Tour runs from 1st to 6th August and is supporting Oxford-based hospice, Helen & Douglas House.

To allow members of the public to follow all the action, Dan and Christian will be updating a special tour microsite, every day with videos, images and words.

Christian Ancliff commented; “It’s our first Fringe appearance, so understandably we’re fantastically nervous and very excited at the same time. Trying out our show material right across the UK during the tour will give us a great warm-up and a brilliant experience.”

Dan Adams added; “We’re testing our humour against the public and Citroën’s technology against the elements. I only hope we can match audience laughs per gig with DS3’s miles per gallon. This should be a terrific adventure for a very worthwhile cause. We look forward to sharing it with the public.”

For more information on each performance or to follow the tour activity, visit

Tour updates will also be published on Citroën’s official Twitter and Facebook pages: &

The Citroën DS3 Ecomedy Tour kicks off in London on the 1st August and finishes in Edinburgh on the 6th August.

Dan & Christian will be performing at:

01/08/10 - The Cavendish Arms, Stockwell, London (SW8 2HJ)

02/08/10 - George’s Jamboree, The Chester Arms, Oxford (OX4 1SN)

03/08/10 - Cox’s Yard, Stratford upon Avon (CV37 6YY)

04/08/10 - The Comedy Store, Deansgate Locks, Manchester (M1 5LH)

05/08/10 - Uisge Beatha, 232 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow (G3 6ND)

Dan & Christian are performing their Edinburgh Fringe show, Baggage of Being, from 7th to 28thAugust at The Globe (Venue 389). For more information visit:

Helen & Douglas House Hospice provides respite and end-of-life care for children & adults with life-shortening conditions, as well as support and friendship for the whole family.

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Stratford Upon Avon Food Festival 2010

Stratford Upon Avon Food Festival

Friday 24th September 5pm-11pm
Saturday 25th September 10am -11pm
Sunday 26th September 10am - 6pm

Entrance fee - Adults £5
Children under 16 free (but must be accompanied by an adult)

Are you someone who appreciates exceptionally good food and drink? Are you passionate about sourcing local produce? Are you devoted to healthy eating? Are you keen to live a more sustainable lifestyle? Do you fancy getting your hands dirty whilst discovering the secrets of growing your own, making your own and rearing your own food & Drink produce?

If so... the Stratford Food Festival 2010 is a MUST attend event for your diary.

With exhibitors from all over the country showcasing the nation's finest food & drink produce, a fascinating array of cookery demonstrations, a dedicated 'Grow Your Own' area and much much more...The Stratford Food Festival is set to be Britain's number 1 food festival in 2010.

Taking place on the recreational ground at the heart of the town, overlooking the River Avon and the newly refurbished Royal Shakespeare Theatre, this spectacular international festival brings together experts and exhibitors from acorss the country - and visitors from all over the world!

For more information please visit

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Expression Through Art

Expression Through Art

A fantastic exhibition of local artists’ work is being shown in Warwick to mark the venue’s first birthday.

Get yourself done to Joel’s Gallery in the High Street to see a display of works entitled “What Warwickshire Means To Me”, including contributions from local popular artists Mark Kaiser, Vivian Fearn, Tessa McKenzie, Josephine Murphy and Kathryn Wickes.

You can see Shakespearian illustrations by Roger Fereday and local scenes by Stan Kaminski, as well as bespoke craftwork which includes corsetry by Karen Delahunty and summer jewellery created by Jane Jones.

Admission is free, and the Gallery is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Mondays, and Wednesday to Saturday. Sunday and Bank Holiday times are 11.30am-3.00pm. The Gallery is closed on Tuesdays.

Have you visited this exhibition? If you have, let us know what you thought and tell us about your favourite exhibit!

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The Shakespeare Hospice Events

The Shakespeare Hospice Events

Information on upcoming events organised by the Shakespeare Hospice. For a full list of events visit or call 01789 266852.

Saturday 10 July 2010
The Shakespeare Hospice Family Fete; 1pm-4pm at the Hospice, Church Lane, Shottery. Food and craft stalls, games, birds of prey, fire engine, fancy dress competition, pat a pony, plants, cash raffle, live entertainment and refreshments. Plus a big marquee in case it rains! For more information visit

The Shakespeare Hospice Family Fete

Saturday 17 July 2010
The Shakespeare Hospice 10,000m Swim Relay Challenge; 5pm, Stratford Leisure Centre, Bridgefoot, Stratford. Open to teams of 10, this 10,000m challenge promises to be full of competitive fun again this year. To enter a team or find out more please call Amanda or Richard on 01789 266852.

Sunday 22 August 2010
The Great Shakespeare Ride; 3 cycle routes to choose from starting at Stratford Manor Hotel – a 100 mile sportive, a 100km challenge ride and a 20 mile leisure ride. For full details please visit or call Carole on 01789 266852.

The Great Shakespeare Ride

Thursday 26 August 2010
Food and Craft Fayre; Chipping Campden Town Hall, 10am-4pm. Come and browse a wonderful array of food and craft stalls at this popular event in the heart of the Cotswolds. Contact Linda or Deb on 01789 266852 for more information.

Chipping Campden Food and Craft Fayre

Thursday 26 August 2010
Learn to Dance in an evening; Waltz and Foxtrot; Chipping Campden Town Hall, 8pm, £5.00 per head. Partners not essential! A fun night for beginners to learn the waltz and the foxtrot. For more details please call Linda or Deb on 01789 266852.

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Stratford upon Avon River Festival 2010

Stratford upon Avon River Festival 2010

This weekend sees Stratford upon Avon once again hosting its much-loved River Festival. Held last year for the first time in over thirty years, it was such a fabulous success that it will now become an annual event, much to the delight of the people of Stratford and to river-users across the county.

There will be something for everyone at this event, which centres around the Recreation Ground and, of course, along the river. On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July there will be a Family Zone with educational and interactive activities including storytelling, face painting and holistic therapy demonstrations.

Music will be played from string quartets to gypsy jazz, gospel choirs to orchestral musicians. The funk and disco will have everyone up and dancing, and as usual the belly-dancers will delight the crowds.

River demonstrations will be on both days from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the Severn Area Rescue Association, the Sea Cadets and more, with the chance to view gondolas and coracles – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg (only kidding! No icebergs on the wonderful River Avon).

On Sunday special guest Timothy West will be reading the winning entry from a poetry competition, and later he and his wife Prunella Scales will be demonstrating their marvellous acting skills with storytelling in the Family Zone.

Enjoy a browse in the craft fair and stop off for a cuppa and a snack at one of the many refreshment areas.

And best of all, it’s free entry for everyone! So no excuses, come on down and enjoy your weekend with the Stratford upon Avon River Festival.

For more information go to

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