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Richmond Witney sponsoring The King's Singers at Cheltenham Music Festival 2 July 2015

2nd July 2015

The King's Singers will be performing at Cheltenham Music Festival  Town Hall on 2 July 2015 starting at 7pm - 9pm to celebrate 150 years of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

The superlative vocal sextet  “The Times (London) Acclaimed for their life-affirming virtuosity and irresistible charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. Their work – synonymous with the best in vocal ensemble performance – appeals to a vast international audience".

Book tickets at cheltenhamfestivals.com/music Ticket price £30 £25 £15 £12

Richmond Villages Witney and Painswick are pleased to be associated with this special programme.There will be  extracts from Lewis Carroll's Alice books, interspersed throughout the programme, will be read by a guest actor to be announced.


Wistaston Young Drama Group

4th July 2015

Wistaston young drama group are a locally based group who provide drama activities for children ages 6- 18.

Classes are run by professionally trained drama leaders.

We are having the young performers aged 6-8 years of age performing extracts from Arabian nights, an afternoon of mystery and exotic excitement for the residents at Nantwich to enjoy!


Cheshire Waters and Waterways

7th July 2015

The River Weaver winds its way through the town of Nantwich and is very much part of this beautiful Elizabethan market town.

Join us on the afternoon of Tuesday 7th July as the Rev Gordon Roxby presents a talk and slide show on the River and the local area it passes through.




Picture shows a part of the River Weaver at Nantwich.

The Kipling Singers

9th July 2015

Founded by musical director David Greatbanks in 1991, the Singers specialise in performing songs from the shows, as well as folk tunes and well known popular light music. Over the last two decades, the group, which includes several founder members, has performed all over Cheshire and North Staffordshire, raising much needed funds for good causes, as well as providing entertainment at local clubs and societies.

Cultural Festival Opening

10th July 2015

To celebrate the opening of the Summer Cultural Festival, please come and join Jackie Overy and listen to a selection of musical tracks from around the world.

Starting at 4.30pm in the conservatory come along and enjoy a broad selection of music to suit all tastes.

You can also enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple from the bar.

For more information please contact Lizzie on 01235 774579.

Richmond Letcombe Regis Cultural Festival

11th July 2015

Richmond Letcombe Regis Cultural Festival

All are welcome to join us for our Cultural Summer Festival on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July at Richmond Letcombe Regis.

Come and enjoy sights, sounds and tastes from around the world.

This is a wonderful opportunity to sample interesting foods and enjoy a variety of musical and artistic entertainment in beautiful surroundings.

For tickets or more information please contact Lizzie Philpott on 01235 774579

Camille Maalawy at Letcombe Cultural Festival

11th July 2015

Camille Maalawy at Letcombe Cultural Festival

We are delighted to announce that Mezzo Soprano, Camille Maalawy will be performing at the Richmond Letcombe Regis Cultural Festival 2015.

Camille will be accompanied by Andrew Robinson from the Royal College of Music in St. Andrew's Church, Letcombe Regis to delight you with a wonderful array of songs.

Camille's repertoire is as extensive as it is diverse, ranging from opera, oratorio
and Lieder to embracing both Arabic and Jewish music.

This is a ticketed event, starting at 8pm, with tickets costing £10 per person.

For tickets please call Lizzie on 01235 774579.

Do come along and join us for what promises to be a very memorable evening.

The Turbans at Letcombe Regis

12th July 2015

The Turbans at Letcombe Regis

Richmond Letcombe Regis is delighted to announce that The Turbans will be closing our Summer Festival 2015.

The Turbans is an international musical collective bringing together exciting music from traditional near-eastern and eastern-European styles and their own compositions, to create a modern and energetic performance with reverence for its ancient roots.                

Join us in the Lodge Cafe from 2.15pm to enjoy a delicious cream tea prior to the music starting at 3pm.

This is a ticketed event costing £10 per person.

Tickets available from Lizzie Philpott 01235 774579 or any members of the activities team. Also available from the Vale & Downland Museum on 01235 760176.

Come and join us for an entertaining afternoon and enjoy the mesmerising sounds of this travelling gypsy band.


Bourton-on-the-Water Day Trip at Richmond Northampton

14th July 2015

Bourton-on-the-Water Day Trip at Richmond Northampton

Residents at Northampton go on weekly day trips and today we are visiting Bourton-on-the-Water a popular shopping village in the heart of the Cotswolds.

We wil leabe Richmond Northampton at 10am, we hope to arrive in the Cotswolds for 11:30am. Residents are free to shop, visit local attractions such as the Perfumery, Local Zoo and Brewery before lunch at one of the many restaurants around the town centre.

There is even time for a cream time before departure at 4.00pm.

If you would like to visit our village to view our apartments and care facilities please call 01604 432602 to speak to Claire or Val our Village Advisors

Choices in retirement housing - top tips for moving in retirement

24th July 2015

Choices in retirement housing - top tips for moving in retirement

Age UK’s latest factsheet which publishes the most up-to-date information on people aged 65+ within the UK,shows that there are now 11.4 million people aged 65 or over, with 3 million of those aged over 80.  Add to that the predictions that the number of people aged 65+ is projected to rise by nearly 50% in the next 17 years and the population of over 75’s is projected to double in 30 years, is it any wonder that the government and housing developers are looking at retirement housing?

Retirement properties make- up just 2% of the UK housing stock whereas 25% of the over 60’s would be interested in buying a retirement property – that’s a massive 3.5 million people (http://demos.co.uk/projects/topoftheladder).

But before you rush out and buy a new retirement property you need to stop and consider your options. Buying a retirement home is really another step in your property buying ladder and, just like when purchasing other types of property, you need to think what you want now and what you may need in the future.

Retirement Apartment or Retirement Village

Surely this is the same thing, I hear you say?  Yes, both provide retirement properties but really that is where the similarities end.  Retirement apartments usually provide just that; apartments designed to suit the elderly but with very little in terms of other facilities.  Whereas within a retirement village you will have access to far more facilities such as restaurants, bar, lounges, and some even include full spa facilities with pool, gym, treatment rooms and hair salon. 

Social Community

You know the type of people you like spending your time with, so finding a retirement community with ‘people like us’ will be important.  For many, moving from their old home and community could be a wrench, while for others the opportunity to meet new likeminded friends will be yet one more advantage to making the move.

Services and Facilities

It is important to look to the future; what you don’t need now, you may well need in the future. You will probably still be driving when you move but what happens if you need to give your car up?  Does the retirement development have a driver and vehicles available?  What facilities would you like?  A restaurant on your doorstep; access to cleaners; gardens; communal lounges; social events? 

Care and Support

Often when people move to a retirement property they think this will be their last move.  However, what happens if in the future you have a care need?  Does the establishment have carers on-site or is it just access to an emergency call service? Some retirement villages have assisted living apartments (sometimes known as extra care) which provides a full service package including meals, cleaning and laundry and as well as a care home providing 24-hour nursing and dementia care.  Having these care facilities will be a reassurance that help and support is available should you ever need it.


Estate agents say ‘location, location, location’ are the three most important things when choosing your new home, and this still applies when buying a retirement property.  You may prefer a development close to a town centre or one in a more tranquil, rural setting.  If the latter, you will want to know that transportation is available to get you out and about, and that this is provided free and on a frequent basis.

A good place for help when looking would be ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators) who represents retirement community operators in the UK.

So what would be the most important aspect that you would look for when considering a retirement property?  I would love to hear your views.

Richmond Nantwich at Nantwich Show

29th July 2015

Richmond Nantwich at Nantwich Show

Richmond Nantwich are delighted to be joining forces with our newest Village in Aston-on-Trent plus ladies from Worleston WI as we once again enjoy a day at Nantwich Show.

On Wednesday 29th July, look out for our marquee which will be serving homemade cakes plus tea and coffees with a chance to rest weary legs on comfy chairs! Last year our marquee won First Prize for the best stand in its category and we will be recreating the vintage look again for this year.

Everyone is welcome to come in and see us and enjoy one of our Hospitality Manager Debbie's delicious cakes.

Let's hope the sun shines!

Victoria Wood + Me

29th July 2015

Victoria Wood + Me

Victoria Wood + Me Showing on Wednesday 29th July at 7.30

With Victoria Wood’s blessing, Mo Shapiro performs a collection of Wood's hilarious songs and sketches at Richmond Northampton.

If you love Victoria Wood, you'll just adore this!

The performance lasts an hour straight through - and am sure Mo will stay and take questions/talk to audience members afterwards.

Tickets £7 (Canapés on arrival)

Box Office 01604 432602


Richmond Witney Newsletter

31st July 2015

Richmond Witney Newsletter

The 3rd issue of the Richmond Witney Newsletter is now available.  Articles include an update on how the building work is progressing; an article which appeared in the Sunday Telegraph about the options a daughter wen through when lookng for the best solution for her mum and dad; plus how exercise can improve your life and how Richmond Witney can help.

Either download the PDF of call in (or phone) the marketing suite for a hard copy.

Happy reading!

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