Monday, July 28, 2014
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Chipping Norton is a Bustling, Buzzing Cotswold Market Town - Market day is Wednesdays and there is a monthly Farmer's Market usually on the third Saturday of the month. It's a great place to live, with a superb range of shops, schools and facilities including FREE parking! 

'Chippy' is at the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds' between Oxford and Banbury so we're easy to reach by road or rail. It's a great place to visit, with lovely pubs, tea rooms and restaurants surrounded by stunningly beautiful countryside. Use us as a base for local walks and for exploring nearby tourist attractions such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace at Woodstock, Stow-on-the-Wold, The Rollright Stones and of course The Cotswolds.

Why not stay at The Crown & Cushion Hotel, The Fox Hotel, at one of the many B&Bs or in a fantastically luxurious log cabin (with its own spa) at Bluewood Park? We really are the town with a 101 Days Out on our doorstep. The town has a fascinating history and was, during the 70s, 80s and 90s, home to world renowned recording studios where many groups recorded their albums. Artists such as The Proclaimers, Status Quo, Beverley Craven, Radiohead, Kula Shaker, Duran Duran, The Boo Radleys, Fairground Attraction all visited the town.

Now we're home to several festivals, a century old Music Festival, a Jazz Festival, a Literary Festival already boxing outside its class after just two years, a Town Summer Festival, a Fibre Festival, a Beer Festival and a Food Festival. Then just a few miles away the famous Cornbury and newer Wilderness Festivals. Blimey!

It's a practical and attractive place to set up and grow a business. Many local businesses are expanding and offering jobs - see our Job Vacancies section. This website is packed with information about; What's On, The Theatre, clubs, jobs, accommodation, travel and much, much more.

Physio for Women

Specialist Pregnancy & Postnatal exercise classes

sillouheteblack300.pngA unique opportunity to come and enjoy some all important targeted exercise in the presence of a specialist pregnancy physiotherapist to get fit for labour and motherhood.

Cost: Course of 6 classes (roll on option available) £55

Evening classes. One hour approx. Chipping Norton Maternity Unit. Tuesdays @ 19:30.

  • Pregnancy/postnatal specific aerobic fitness & Pilates
  • Booking required
  • 1:1 sessions available on request

For further information or book a place please contac

Tel: 07815 170682
email: ask@physioforwomen.net

France is new home for Elephant

Jan and Paule 2.jpegFrench Artist, Paule Geffriaud, who recently exhibited her photographs at Chipping Norton Theatre, has won the watercolour of an elephant painted by fellow artist, Jan Harvey.

Jan donated the picture to a special prize draw and invited her Artweeks visitors to take part. Together with selling specially designed ele-cards she raised £101 for the charity EleAid. 

‘Elephants are under threat of extinction and it is a very real threat,’ says Jan. ‘Ten years ago there were eleven million elephants on the planet, now we have less than half a million. Elephants have been wiped out by deforestation in Asia and by poaching in Africa to feed an insatiable demand for ivory from China.’

Jan has chosen EleAid as her nominated charity for this year and is planning a series of fund-raising events. The British charity, based in Burma, is working hard for the conservation and welfare of the Asian elephant.

Jan’s artwork is available to see by appointment and she now has a new collection of elephant paintings!

To find out more please call 01993 832357, visit her website or email jan.harvey1@virgin.net


More Fun Than Ever at ‘Poshstock’ for the11th Year of the Cornbury Music Festival


Following on from such a memorable tenth anniversary year, the Cornbury Music Festival will once again deliver a fantastic event with great music at its very core. From local acts to national treasures, The Cornbury Music Festival is dedicated to creating another year of great live performances sure to entertain a diverse audience over the three-day July weekend.

The festival, staged at the stunningly beautiful Great Tew Estate in Oxfordshire from July 4 - 6 2014, will continue its long-standing tradition of including something for all the family. As Britain’s most civilised and upmarket festival, The Cornbury Music Festival is this summer’s hotspot for catching great music while hanging out with the Chipping Norton Set!
Here’s the 2014 line-up…SO FAR.
Friday features breaking Dublin duo Hudson Taylor, perfect pop stars The Feeling, great American troubadour Suzanne Vega, and the creators of ‘Everyday People’ and ‘Mr Wendal’, Arrested Development.  Friday night wraps up with the strictly-singing pop diva Sophie Ellis Bextor and national treasure Jools Holland with special guests ex-Spicer Melanie C, and Soft Cell’s Marc Almond.
The festivities continue on Saturday with festival favourite Jon Allen and American blues travellers Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band. The latter part of the afternoon will include Bruce Springsteen’s fellow New Jersey singer and friend, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes featuring Gary US Bonds, and chart topping Nina Nesbitt. Other artists include Illinois rocker Lissie, 60s icon Georgie Fame with Guy Barker’s 16 piece big band, pop-hit makers Scouting for Girls, and Scottish rock legends Simple Minds.
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Come Sunday, the festival goes pop with performances from X Factor 2013 winner Sam Bailey and finalist Luke Friend, and an eclectic cocktail of Caribbean flavoured Kid Creole & The Coconuts, 70s hit-makers 10cc and the Japanese Jeff Beck ‘Kill Bill’ theme tune writer Tomoyasu Hotei. Closing the festival on the Songbird Stage is Celtic fusion band Peatbog Faeries, with Sunday’s main stage headliner still under wraps.
Also at Cornbury 2014…
A great line-up of comedy stars will be announced soon, the fantastic children’s zone with countless programmes along with an extensive fairground will keep kids entertained all weekend long, and we’ll see the return of the brilliant Festival of Words hosted by Qi and Unbound.
Festival Director, Hugh Phillimore said,  ‘Once again I think we’ve managed to get a brilliant cross-section of great music – which is of course what we’re all about. Lots of old favourites, all great performers along with some very diverse new talent from a double Grammy Award winning new country star to an X Factor winner with a brilliant story. Old and new Top 10 artists along with international faces - a Japanese movie score writer and US bluesmen - with British national treasures to boot. With Cornbury’s unique family atmosphere, it’s going to be a lot of fun.’
Everything you need to know:
Cornbury Festival, The Great Tew Estate, Oxfordshire, OX7 4AH
Box Office: www.bookingsdirect.com  or call 0844 338 0000
or via Cornbury Festival Website www.cornburyfestival.com
Ticket Prices (including admin fees):

Adult Weekend Pass: £170 / with camping £200
Young Person (13-16 inclusive) & Over 70s Weekend Pass: £89 / with camping £120
Child (3-12 inclusive) Weekend Pass: £30 / with camping £35
Adult Friday Day Pass: £78
Adult Saturday or Sunday Day Pass: £89
Young Person (13-16 inclusive) and Over 70s Friday Day Pass: £40
Young Person (13-16 inclusive) and Over 70s Saturday or Sunday Day Pass: £45
Child (3-12 inclusive) Day Pass: £15
Adult & Over 70s Weekend Pass: £280 / with camping £310
Young Person (13-16 inclusive) Weekend Pass: £155 / with camping £185
Child (3-12 inclusive) Weekend Pass: £78 / with camping £83
Adult & Over 70s Friday Day Pass: £160
Adult & Over 70s Saturday or Sunday Day Pass: £170
Young Person (13-16 inclusive) Day Pass: £110
Child (3-12 inclusive) Day Pass: £56
Tickets are subject to a one-off £2.50 fulfillment fee on the total order, and a £4 Special Delivery charge.

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