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Heroes Finale for Shipston Proms

Nearly two thousand people thronged the streets of Shipston-on-Stour for the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday 6 July

The David Bowie classic ‘Heroes' - a theme of London Olympics 2012 - then another hit ‘Modern Love' played out the final hour at midnight.

A Cornucopia of La Musica D'Italia at Armscote Manor

Orchestra of the Swan are to host an Italian inspired Cornucopia of exquisite music, fine food and wine for their guests in the beautiful gardens of Armscote Manor, home of Roy and Deborah Williams, on Saturday 31st August at 6.00pm

Shipston Proms celebrate Benjamin Britten

Youngsters from schools in Shipston-on-Stour took part in a celebratory performance of Benjamin Britten's community opera Noye's Fludde - Noah's Flood - as a highlight of the 15th annual Shipston Proms.

The production, by the Orchestra of the Swan, was staged in three performances at Townsend Hall last weekend.They marked the centenary of the composer's birth.

Austerity Opera made to inspire next generation

Two enterprising Midlands arts companies are staging a full-scale opera, based on Homer's epics The Iliad & The Odyssey, on a budget that would barely pay for the wardrobe of most opera houses.

Battered Soul and Harriet Kelley Win

A High School rock band and a 16-year-old girl singer will join the headline acts for Shipston-on-Stour's Last Night of The Proms.

Battered Soul and Harriet Kelley won the event's Fame Contest at Shipston's Townsend Hall on Saturday.

"All of the performers were of a very high standard, but they were clear winners", said Tim Porter, chairman of the organisers".

Rock Band Web hopes

A Rock Band from South Warwickshire is hoping to be a hit on the internet with the video of their latest single.

Longfellow, who played at Olympic 2012 events last year, is a success story from Shipston Proms.

They won the best band category in last year's Shipston Proms Fame Contest.

News roundup from the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

The Cotswold Steam Celebration may now have passed, which broke records for a Steam Gala on the railway (the Sunday saw 1,800 passengers - an all time record for one day on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway) but there is still plenty to enjoy over the summer.

Thomas the Tank Engine

Noah's Flood - by the pint

A special beer has been launched to mark the 15th annual Shipston Proms.

Noah's Noggin has been produced at a Warwickshire micro-brewery to commemorate the performance of a community opera during the event.

Shipston Community Sings and Swings

Martha Hayes of Shipston High School is pictured here in rehearsals for an ambitious co-production of a community opera.

Students from the school are among the cast performing with the Orchestra of the Swan for Benjamin Britten's community opera Noye's Fludde - Noah's Flood - which forms part of this year's Shipston Proms starting next week.

Avon Dassett Soap Box Derby is back again this year

Saturday 15 June 2013 marks the return of the annual Soapbox Derby to Avon Dassett for the 6th consecutive year.
This is a fantastic fun filled family event, that just gets bigger and better each year, attracting a growing number of visitors from throughout Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.

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