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Weekend Picks: Warwick Folk Festival

Warwick Folk Festival: Thurs 21st - Sun 24th July (Warwick School, Warwick)

Thousands are expected at the Warwick Folk Festival this weekend Credit: Warwick Folk Festival / Marketing Aloud

The 37th Warwick Folk Festival takes place this weekend and it is expected to attract thousands of visitors.

For the first time, the organisers are offering one-night camping options for those that can only attend for one night.

This year the Festival is organising a dedicated programme of workshops, performances and activities for those aged 12 - 25. Also new for this year is the Kids Zone which has been moved into one space on the main stage, close to the craft fair & food stalls.

"Ticket sales are going exceptionally well and I would strongly urge those who want to attend to book their tickets now.

With many superb headline acts and something for everyone, the Festival promises to be a fantastic fun-filled 4 day weekend of first-class entertainment for all tastes and ages”.

– Dick Dixon, Festival Director

For opening times and more information visit: www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk

ROADS: M40 - SOUTHBOUND - BLOCKED

M40 Southbound is blocked Credit: PA

The M40 Southbound is blocked with stationary traffic. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue service are at the scene tackling a grass side verge fire between Junction 16 A3400 (Henley In Arden) and Junction 15 A46 / A429 (Longbridge Island/Warwick).

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Weekend Picks: Classic Car Motor Show

Classic Car Motor Show: Sun 29th - Sat 30th May (Ragley Hall, Warwickshire)

Performer Jayne Darling will be at the Classic Motor Show this weekend Credit: Ragley Hall

The new look classic car motor show takes place at Ragley Hall this weekend.

Organisers say thousands are expected over the two days to see more than 600 vintage, classic, American, kit and custom cars as well as motorcycles and commercial vehicles.

New for 2016 is an interactive arena where visitors can find out more about the vehicles, as well as listen to live music and classic memories from the 1940’ to 1980’s.

Several car clubs will be in attendance at the event including the Metropolitan Owners Club and Austin 10 Driver Club celebrating the history of local car production at Longbridge.

The Lotus Drivers Club will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a special display on the Sunday.

“We are delighted to host the classic car show over the May bank holiday weekend … With something for everyone, the show is a great day out for all the family and not just motor enthusiasts!”

– Hilary Philpott, House Manager at Ragley Hall & Gardens

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.classicmotorshows.co.uk

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Weekend Picks: Warwick Food Festival

Warwick Food Festival: Sun 29th May (Market Square, Warwick)

There'll be street food, vegetarian friendly dishes, craft beers and wines Credit: Warwick Food Festival

There'll be more than 60 stalls offering some of the finest produce around Warwickshire when the Warwick Food Festival returns this weekend for the second year.

The festival celebrates all things local to the town and will host a range of food and drink producers from across the region.

Traders will be selling everything from street food, vegetarian friendly dishes, craft beers, wines and soft drinks.

There’ll also be music, dance performances, and children’s activities, plus cookery demonstrations for aspiring chefs in the area.

This year's food festival is going to be an action packed day. We have a great range of food, drink and entertainment on offer.

This event is a fantastic showcase of the local produce available in our area and this is a festival you don't want to miss."

– CJ's Events Warwickshire spokesperson

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://www.warwickfoodfestival.co.uk/

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