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For the latest autumn trends…

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After another pretty lovely summer, the temperatures have taken a decidedly chilly turn and it’s time to update your wardrobe for winter. 

From cool checks to oversize coats, we’ve got you covered with the latest AW19 trends at stores including New Look, Debenhams, H&M, Dorothy Perkins, M&S and Roman at Castle Quay.

Dorothy Perkins

Check mate

If there’s one trend to be seen in this season, it’s checks. Whether you go for stylish and adaptable checked blazer to pair with anything from jeans and a casual tee, to silk skirts, utility layers and animal print midis or opt to be more daring with checks on check, it’s this season’s most versatile trend.









Colossal coats

When it comes to winter, there’s nothing better than wrapping up in a cosy coat and this season you won’t be disappointed because when it comes to outerwear, the bigger the better!










Dark florals

Ornate and nostalgic, this season’s floral trends conjure up all sorts of nostalgic memories with oversized ‘wallpaper’ prints and darker ditzy florals dominating the rails.










Corduroy comeback

This season, Corduroy is reaching the masses after making a quiet comeback over recent months. Shop shirts, skirts, dresses, coats and more in your favourite stores.

Check out Banbury’s First Zero Waste Shop

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Are you looking to shop a little more eco-consciously? 

We’re excited to announce the arrival of Banbury’s first zero waste shop, opening at Castle Quay this Saturday 7 September. ‘Nothing But Footprints’ will be selling package-free foods and household cleaning products, alongside sustainably sourced and plastic-free products for the eco conscious home.

The people behind this great brand are local Banbury residents, Daniel Ludlow and Violeta Martin Garcia. Living a conscious life is their life passion and they wanted to bring this way of thinking (and living) to the people of Banbury, after spotting that there were no zero waste shops in the area.  

You’ll find the store opposite Bodycare and it will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday every week between 9:00am – 5:30pm.

Nothing But Footprints works with small start-up companies to source a range of ethical products.  One example is SESI (www.sesi.org.uk), a social enterprise based in Oxford who make and distribute household cleaning products, such as washing up liquid and laundry liquid in a fully circular system where all containers are sent back, cleaned and reused. They started making their products in their shed and selling at local markets and have grown from there. They now distribute their refills all over the UK and have an army of loyal supporters and customers. They are currently designing and building a pedal-powered cleaning system to clean their empties before refilling, and all refilling is done using gravity. 

The team also work with Primal Suds (www.primalsuds.com) who make soap in a traditional way. They are a couple from Southampton whose soaps, shampoo bars and solid deodorants have been hugely popular across the UK and are handmade, vegan, and smell incredible.

For those looking to make small but worthwhile changes in and around the home that have minimal impact on the environment, Nothing But Footprints is the perfect place to start.

Kumon Study Centre Opens At Castle Quay

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We are excited to announce that the Kumon Banbury Study Centre is coming to Castle Quay from Friday 30th August. The study centre will be located at Banbury Museum within Castle Quay until 8th September, and then next to Marks and Spencer and Boots from Monday 9th September.  

Kumon Study Centre helps children of any age and any ability, discover their full potential as they develop their understanding and fluency of each subject. 

With 60 years of experience, the Kumon Maths and English programmes enable students to become confident, independent learners. Kumon Study helps students develop a positive attitude to study that they may not achieve in the traditional school environment. This can increase their enjoyment across a wide range of subjects at school, whilst also preparing them for personal and professional success later in life.

To celebrate their opening, between 1 September and 30 September Kumon will be offering a one-week free trial to all new students at their Banbury study centre.  

On arrival participating children will be assessed, so that their Kumon Instructor can tailor their level of study precisely to their ability. Maths and English programmes will be personalised to students to allow them to start at their own level, when they’re ready.

To find out how the Kumon Study Centre can help your child excel, give them a call on 0800 043 0063 or email us on banbury@kumoncentre.co.uk.

Fun Was Had By All At Age Friendly Banbury’s Pop Up

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We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended the Age Friendly Banbury pop up last Thursday at the centre! Over 70 visitors dropped by to find out the latest information from helpful local organisations including Age UK Oxfordshire, Dance Yourself Fit and Radio Horton.

Visitors to the centre were also treated to an exclusive performance from local band The Rusty Musicians – their marvelous musical set stopped our centre’s visitors in their tracks!

Lastly, we’d like to say thank you to the Age Friendly Banbury team for sharing such valuable information with the local community.

Free Dance Workshops at Castle Quay

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On Saturday 31st August a local dance teacher from The Mill will be holding free dance workshops in unit 61 at Castle Quay.

The classes are free to children aged between 6 and 15 years old and will run on a first come first served basis, so make sure you don’t leave things too late!

We can’t wait to see you there to learn some incredible dance steps from one of the best dance teachers in Banbury

‘Live & Local’ at HMV Banbury

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Discover the latest local talent at HMV’s Live & Local sessions! Join us for exclusive live performances throughout the summer, showcasing the best musical talent that Banbury has to offer. 

Sam Martin – Friday 16th August 3pm

If you’re looking to liven up your Friday afternoon, don’t miss out on an exclusive live performance by the magnificent Sam Martin UK. Sam, a talented musician local to Oxfordshire, will be taking the stage at our HMV store’s ‘Live & Local’ session on Friday at 3pm.

Eloquent Youth – Wednesday 31st August 3pm

Harmony-led pop/folk duo Eloquent Youth will be the latest talent to hit the ‘Live & Local’ stage at our HMV store this August! Join brothers Tom & Joel on Wednesday 31st August at 3pm for the latest of their many live performances this summer, including sessions with BBC Countryfile Live and BBC Music Introducing!

Crystallite – Sunday 8th September 3pm

Who’s excited to see a genre-defying performance from Crystallite? The Oxfordshire-local band will be performing live at our HMV store’s latest ‘Live & Local’ session at 3pm on Sunday 8th September.

The Pete Watkins Originals – Saturday 21st September 3pm

Join us for an afternoon filled with acoustic roots style hits from The Pete Watkins Originals band. 

The local musicians will be bringing their mix of beautiful melodies and thought-provoking lyrics to our HMV store’s ‘Live & Local’ session at 3pm. 

Lake Acacia – Friday 27th September 3pm

There’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of the weekend than with our HMV store’s latest ‘Live & Local’ session. Embrace your wild side with fresh faced alt-rock performers Lake Acacia. See their truly unique performance in the centre at 3pm.

Do you want to take the stage at one of HMV’s Live & Local sessions? Pop in store and speak to James to learn more. 


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