September at the RSC

Shakespeare’s Coriolanus opens in the RST on September 15th – a “full throttle war play” that transports us back to the emergence of Rome.

Also opening on September 15th is Marlowe’s play Dido, Queen of Carthage in the Swan Theatre.

The Mischief Festival from September 7- 30 is in the Studio Theatre at The Other Place.

Trip Advisor Reviews

We’ve had some lovely Tripadvisor reviews from guests in the last few months.

Here are some of the headlines:

Amazing Ambleside
Outstanding B&B
Simply Splendid
Fine establishment in ideal location
Lucky us!
A lovely welcoming feeling

Follow our link to Tripadvisor to read the full reviews and thanks to guests who took the time to write them.

Ambleside front garden

Our front garden is looking really lovely at the moment and attracts many admiring gazes from guests and passers by.  The beds, pots and baskets have a variety of bedding plants including begonias, petunias and impatiens.  Enjoy the photos!

 

 

The RSC in June

There are three very different dramas to choose from at the RSC next month:

SALOME by Oscar Wilde
a poetic masterpiece
2 June – 6 Sept

VICE VERSA by Phil Porter
a side-splitting comedy romp
June – 9 Sept

TITUS ANDRONICUS
Shakespeare’s gory revenge play
23 June – 19 Jan

Stratford ArtsHouse

What’s on in May?

Highlights next month include three time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman featuring the songs of Bernstein and Sondheim, The All Star Comedy Stand up tour and tribute acts ‘Absolute Blondie‘, The Jerseys and The Johnny Cash Roadshow.

Call the Box Office on 01789 207100 for tickets.

Shakespeare’s birthday 2017

Saturday 22 April sees Stratford upon Avon celebrating Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday.

Local and invited dignitaries, VIPs and guests will be there as well as characters in period dress, marching bands and local schoolchildren.

The town is flying flags ready for the parade through the town to Holy Trinity Church.  It’s a colourful, lively procession – don’t miss it!

Creating the Countryside

The art gallery and park at Compton Verney has a new exhibition ‘Creating the Countryside‘ examining our relationship with the countryside over the centuries from Thomas Gainsborough to today.

Compton Verney – where art meets nature – is the perfect location for exploring our view of the countryside and its influence on contemporary art and society.

The gallery is open Tue – Sun from 11 – 5 and ‘Creating the Countryside’ runs until June 18.

Festival of Motoring – April 30 and May 1

Stratford upon Avon hosts the fifth Festival of Motoring comprising two runs into the countryside and then a mix of up to 300 classic and modern cars parking up in the town where streets will be closed.

The main display is on Wood Street featuring Jaguars from Coventry Transport Museum and The Jaguar Heritage Trust.  It should make for a great Bank Holiday weekend in Stratford!