Warwick Words History Festival

This is only the second year for this festival and they are building on last year’s success with some great guest writers – Sarah Dunant, Lucinda Hawksley, Dan Jones, Alexander McCall Smith, Charles Spencer and A N Wilson amongst others.

The festival takes place October 2-8 plus there is a series of Teatime Talks in November from the 4-25.
The local history project for 2017 is IN AND AROUND WARWICK.

As well as talks by writers there are all sorts of interesting presentations, tours and quizzes including:
Jane Austen Tea in the Ballroom
Lenin the Dictator
George Eliot and Warwickshire
Kitchen Life of the Tudors
Plants to Pills

Events take place in and around Warwick – many at the historic Lord Leycester Hospital.

Give us a call at Ambleside for more information.

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.