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August

 

 



The Events
August 1st and 4th
RSC - Miss Littlewood
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Joan Littlewood was the anarchic revolutionary of 20th century theatre. Born into poverty, she raged her way to have a lasting influence on British culture. This new musical of Joan Littlewoods life story, told with her own uncompromising candour, reveals a mighty love story at its heart.
Aug 2 and 3
RSC - The Duchess of Malfi  
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In an attempt to prevent the fiercely independent Duchess from marrying the man she loves, her corrupt brothers go on a disturbing quest to destroy her. Remarkable for its inventive and grotesque violence, yet full of dark humour, this violent revenge tragedy asks how anyone can survive in a world where masculinity has become toxic.
August 2nd
Stratford Races
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Thursday daytime meeting
August 4th and 18th
Farmers Market
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Twice a month, throughout the year, local farmers and businesses display and sell their produce. Fresh Meats, Organic vegetables, Eggs, Cheese, freshly baked Bread and cakes can be found. Other items such as Wine, Confectionery, Jams and Pickles and not forgetting our regular hot food stand with their outdoor bred roasted pork, bacon or sausage all locally sourced. Seasonal indoor and outdoor plants are available along with flowers for that special occasion. Also take a stroll around the weekly Craft market that runs alongside the farmers market. Unusual items and gifts can be found from the many local traders to found here weekly. The Farmers market is held on the first and third Saturday of every month and is open between 9.00am and 2.00/3.00pm.
August 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28, 29
RSC - The Merry Wives of Windsor
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John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, its the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaffs comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor
August 11th
Battle Proms
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A summer celebration with music, Spitfire, cannons, cavalry & fireworks Pack up the hampers and champers for this very special event! A firmly established favourite in the local calendar, the Battle Proms Concert is attended by thousands of loyal fans every year and concert-goers are treated to an extraordinary afternoon and evening of unique entertainment at this party in the park with a difference.
August 17, 18, 22, 23, 30
RSC - Macbeth
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Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Shakespeares darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Ecclestons RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.
August 18, 23, 24, 31
RSC - Romeo and Juliet
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Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.
August 23rd
Stratford Races
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Daytime Thursday racing
August 24 - 26
Camper Calling
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The August Bank Holiday weekend sees Camper Calling return for 3 nights at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire. Amazing music from your best loved bands, as well as introducing you to your new favourites! Combine that with family entertainment, adventure playgrounds, loads of activities including craft workshops, lake activities and some seriously tasty food & drink, you'll be as busy - or as chilled out - as you choose! So what are you waiting for? Come and 'Join the Calling'
August 28th
Stratford Races
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Tuesday evening meeting