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Sunday 27th January 2013 - Stratford Festival of Motoring May 2013. latest release.
Stratford Festival of Motoring
May Bank Holiday Weekend
Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May 2013

Historic Stratford-upon-Avon to host spring festival of motoring

Stratforward is delighted to announce the launch of the Stratford Festival of Motoring in 2013. The inaugural event will take place during the early May bank holiday, on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May.

More than 200 classic and special interest vehicles are expected to be on display throughout the historic town during the two-day festival which will also feature two "runs" through stunning Warwickshire and Gloucestershire countryside for all entrants.

Sunday 27th January 2013 - the last of the snow has gone and the sun is out!

Saturday 30 June - Sunday 1 July 2012 - The River Festival. Annual river boat race, with home made rafts and other events.

10th June 2012 - Olympic Torch - The Torch arrives in Stratford on 1st July, and is expected to pass
Mrs Garfield's doorstep at 14.50.

Sunday 13th May - The kids decided I needed to go for a walk. Model Aircraft show on at Long Marston Airfield, just down the road. First I've been to. Expected some small displays, not having been to one before. Instead what we actually git were model aircraft flying at literally 180mph !! All sorts or replica odel aircraft, taking off and landing from the old runway. One father and son have a pair of mini Red Arrows, for which they have perfected an aeronautical display, similar to what the real ones do. Very impressive. Fantastic for the kids, the old ones and the young ones.

2nd June 2012 Jubilee Weekend - Town packed out, despite the weather. Union Jacks everywhere, including Avonpark House.
Everybody gone to the Pubs to spend the afternoon watching the Pageant.

Sunday 29th April Stratford marathon and half marathon. Grey skies but the runners not deterred. Half of our Guests this year are participants.

Warwick castle Ghost Hunt Fri 16 Sep 2011 to Sat 17 Sep 2011.

On guard over the Avon stands this great castle that rose in Saxon times from earlier roots. Never shaken by battle but certainly stirred by the drama of life it's walls have harboured powerful earls who have shaped history. Here death and revenge have bared their teeth, perhaps leaving a legacy so that in dark places here we may brush with shades of the past? An exorcised spectral hound, a ghost that emerges from a portrait, these are but two of the well known hauntings that history records. Cleaners and security personnel report encounters with others. Do those who should be at rest still stir in the dark places of the fortress of Warwick ?

11 - 14 April 2011 25th Anniversary of the Bulldog Bash held annually at Long Marston Airfield just 3 miles away.

29th and 30th July 2011 The Annual Global Gathering pop festival was held this weekend at Long Marston Airfield, just outside town. Thousands of youngsters (all younger than me anyway), listening to very loud music that I don't recognise anymore ! Sun blazing all weekend.

26th June 2011 The Chinese Prime Minister visited Shakespeare's Birthplace today, as part of a three day trip to Britain.

27th May 2011

Certificate of Excellence
2011 Winner
Today we were awarded
a Certificate of Excellence
from Trip Advisor
because of consistently high reviews

15 May 2011 Annual Dragon Boat Racing on the River. Great fun!

8 May 2011 Stratford Marathon this weekend. Traditionally, the town hosts a marathon and half marathon on this weekend each year. Porridge on the menu today, for half of our Guests who are competitors

3 May 2011 According to Trip Advisor, Stratford-upon-Avon is the sixth most popular place to visit in the UK. With Warwick castle 15 minutes away, one of the top attractions in the country, it is very easy to see why the town has year round visitors and is packed in summer.

30 April A double celebration this weekend, with the Shakespeare Celebrations delayed by one week to coincide with the Royal Wedding weekend. Traditionally, the local councillors don their official garb, and along with actors from the RSC, parade through the town. Saturday evening, in case je wasn't tired already, Prince Charles attended the performance of Hamlet at the RSC, in his role as President of the RSC. A long weekend !

29 April 2011 - Another Gloriously sunny day in Stratford, for the Royal wedding. Union Jack and St George both flying outside the front of Avonpark House. All the family working this morning, to change rooms in double quick time, before the 11am kick off !!

23 April 2011 - Shakespeare Celebrations being held on 30th April this year. A gloriously sunny Easter weekend.

18 March 2011 - The renovated Theatre has come to life again, with productions of Romeo and Juliet, Anthony and Cleopatra, The Tempest and King Lear, all being performed this week.

16 March 2011 - The town has been busy this week with Cheltenham Races, racegoers, traditionally overspilling into the neighbouring towns.

13 March 2011 - Summer is coming quickly and St. George's Day 23rd April is not far off. Shakespeare's Birthday is also 23rd April, but this year the Shakespeare celebrations will be on Saturday 30th April. The town will be packed.

5 March 2011 - Stratford marathon and Half marathon this year will be Sunday 8th May.

4 March 2011 - The sun came out for the Queen's visit today. Her Majesty arrived by helicopter. She viewed the "Balcony scene" from Romeo and Juliet as part of her tour of the Theatre. This "milestone" visit marks the completion of the Theatre renovation as well as the relandscaping of Bancroft Gardens, and the improvements to the Waterside road area.

2 March 2011 - Her Majesty the Queen will officially reopen the RSC Theatre on Friday 4th March.

28th February 2011 - The New season at the RSC, kicks off with "The Scottish Play" on Thursday 14th April 2011.

27 February 2011 - After a break of several months, Shakespeare productions return to the RSC, with the relaunch of the main Theatre. The season starts on Thursday 3rd March with Romeo & Juliet and Anthony & Cleopatra, both being performed on the same day. These are a repeat of last years performances.

31 January 2011 - RSC on line booking system opens to day for bookings from the general public.

November 2010 - After a 3 and a half year, £120 million refurbishment, the main RSC Theatre reopened. The Swan Theatre, co located at the back, also reopened.