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Area: Warwickshire

‘Our Also Festival serves up brilliant speakers and their ideas to you in a stylish, relaxed and natural setting.’ Held Early July.

'If you're at all interested in astronomy we are the society is for you! Our members range from people with a casual interest in astronomy to serious amateurs and even professionals. You don't need any specialist knowledge to join, nor do you need to own a telescope etc. You can also be sure of a friendly welcome. We normally meet on the second Friday of the month but tend to avoid bank holidays etc.'

 

'Our research centres focus on a range of real world issues including sustainability, disease prevention and innovative engineering. Our new strategy will build on these successes, strengthen our position as an innovative university and will enable us to apply fresh and original approaches to key research challenges.'

Category Arts Festivals

'Kenilworth Arts Festival is an annual, multi-genre festival, launched in 2016. The festival takes place over 10 days in September, with events, workshops and exhibitions held in various venues around the historic town of Kenilworth, Warwickshire. At the heart of our programming is a desire to celebrate outstanding, original new work within the contemporary arts.'

Category Rail Transport

Formed in 1972. Aims are 'to provide a non profit making organisation to promote interest in all forms of railway knowledge and general transport both at home and abroad.' The Society 'runs its own series of talks annually, members still support many preservation groups, and the society has a successful modelling section'.

'We create world class theatre, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world. We perform plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, as well as commissioning a wide range of original work from contemporary writers. Our purpose is to ensure that Shakespeare is for everyone, unlocking the power of his plays and live performance, throughout the UK and across the world.'

'The Society was founded in 2007. We have regular monthly meetings, usually with a guest speaker ... We hold also regular observing sessions in the autumn, winter and spring months.'

'The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. It is the global centre for learning about and experiencing the works, life and times of the world’s best-known writer ... The Trust runs a world-class, award-winning programme of formal and informal educational courses and literary lectures, to encourage the appreciation and study of Shakespeare’s works, and the advancement of Shakespearian knowledge on an international scale.'

'Since 2008 we've been bringing you an exciting mixture of debate, ideas, celebrity author events, workshops and humour in spring and winter. We're also a charity promoting the benefits of reading and writing on education, literacy and well-being in schools, the community and prisons. The Festival is one of the most significant literary festivals in the UK, attracting thousands of people who share one passion: a love of books, writing and reading.' Normally held Early May.

'If you are interested in astronomy, The Stratford upon Avon Astronomical Society is for you! Our members range from people with a casual interest in the subject to serious amateurs and professionals. You don't need any specialist knowledge to join, nor do you need to own a telescope ... On the first Tuesday of each month, we have a practical workshop, covering topics oriented around observational astronomy. On the third Tuesday of each month we have a talk by a visiting guest speaker, usually a professional astronomer ... If you're interested, simply turn up at one of our meetings. There's no need to book. Visiting is free, and there's absolutely no pressure to join.'

Category Booksellers

'The town’s only independent bookshop, established in 2004. We love books and we aim to offer the highest quality of service to our customers. Whether you visit our first floor to curl up on our cosy sofa, enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee whilst browsing our poetry, sport and health books or explore the ground floor for fiction, travel, history whilst the kids enjoy our extensive children’s section, we look forward to your visit.'

Category Modern History

'Warwick Words is a festival of the written and spoken word in the historic town of Warwick ... Warwick Words has been hosting annual Festivals in Warwick since 2002 ... In 2016, the Festival became specifically a History Festival, focussing on events with a theme of the past: Warwick is the ideal location for a History Festival, with its own rich history and a wealth of historic buildings in which to stage our events.' Held Early October.

'Warwickshire has eight Branch Associations, each with a programme of activities throughout the year. Honey bees are only active during the spring and summer, so the summer programme focuses on the apiary and the practical aspects of managing honey bees through the season. During the winter months each Branch arranges a programme of talks and demonstrations.'

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