BOOKS: The Music Room by William Fiennes

The Music Room by William Fiennes is an autobiographical novel about his childhood in Broughton Castle. Written in flowing poetic prose that meanders gracefully through rich detail to enchant all the senses, The Music Room transports the reader right into William Fiennes’ childhood and stories of an ordinary boy growing up in extraordinary circumstances. The …

ART: Art in the Castle

Broughton Castle is a rural treasure wrapped in a moat in a grassy glade just south of Banbury and it is hosting its first art exhibition for many years, as Artweeks artist Ronny Loxton presents a series of paintings inspired by the castle and the wildlife in the surrounding countryside. Throughout May, in a long-beamed …

ART: Threads of The Cotswolds and beyond

Artist Lesley Wildman creates textile landscapes that teeter on the abstract by stretching yarn straight over a canvas. Together the lines create extraordinary seascapes and evocative countryside, both gentle and stark, through the seasons. Some show striking dark forests and reflections of awe-inspiring sunsets in icy lakes as long shadows stretch into darkness; others celebrate …