Soldier On

Soldier On is the song dedicated to the memory of Private Conrad Lewis, a Claverdon resident and well known in Stratford, who became the 353rd British soldier to be killed in Afghanistan. In this video Conrad's father talks about his son and how the song came to be produced. It was released on the 3rd anniversary of his death, produced by The Big Secret Sound and performed and composed by Stratford's Andrew James, with lyrics by Chris Onslow. Proceeds from the song go to support the work of the charity founded in his honour,  Watch video >>

The Methuen Shakespeare Sculpture

Based on the Cobbe Portrait of William Shakespeare, local artist Judy Methuen has created a 3D bronze sculpture of the Bard. It was officially launched tonight (28/6/2014), at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, but before its public unveiling, Judy talked exclusively to Stratford TV about her vision of Shakespeare as a young man.  Watch video >>

Mike Seddon appeals for Shakespeare Hospice

Well known local business man Mike Seddon has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and given just weeks to live. In this video he talks openly about his diagnosis and the care he's received from the Shakespeare Hospice, enabling him to die at home. Since his diagnosis Mike has dedicated himself to raising both awareness and funds to ensure the service continues to be there for others in the same situation.  Watch video >>

Stratford Foodbank Collection

Are you shopping in Stratford's Tesco on Saturday (5th July)? If so, look out for the collection for the Stratford Foodbank that's going on until the end of the day. Today they collected 35 trays of food and Stratford's MP lent his support, heard why this collection is so needed and how Tesco's are topping up all the donations made.  Watch video >>

D-Day Veterans honoured

Stratford's D-Day Veterans were honoured at Stratford Town Hall last night (June 6th 2014). At an event organised by Escape Community Arts to launch their new film of the veterans memories of D-Day, Stratford's Mayor, Councillor Ian Fradgley announced that the Town Council is soon to decide on giving them the Freedom of the Town, and with music by The Lady Belles, a surprise presentation was made by the French Consul Honoraire.  Watch video >>

Loxleys' Defibrillator Campaign

Loxleys in Sheep Street have installed a life saving defibrillator in a bright yellow box outside the restaurant. Around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the UK every year and when someone goes into cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 10%. Loxleys are launching a campaign for more businesses in Stratford upon Avon to install them in other areas of the town, to make Stratford one of the safest places to live, work and visit.  Watch video >>

Compton Verney & Fairport Convention

Compton Verney is marking its 10th anniversary this Summer by attempting to break a world record by making the longest ever line of bunting of over 11 km. Fairport Convention contributed their own designs yesterday (May 30th) as they prepare for their Music Festival Cropredy, where they will be inviting festival goers and musicians alike to make their own bunting.  Watch video >>

Leader of SDC and the Conservative Group on their successful night

The May 2014 Local Elections saw the Conservative Group on the District Council gain more seats, winning 15 of the 18 seats that were being contested. As the declarations were completed Conservative Group leader and Leader of the Council, Councillor Chris Saint gave Stratford TV his reaction to the results.  Watch video >>

Lord Jones & Tony Bird discuss Shakespeare and business

Tony Bird, who made this year's Shakespeare Luncheon possible, and Lord Digby Jones discuss with Suzanne Virdee the importance of the relationship between business and Shakespeare and how they have to work hand in hand.  Watch video >>

Festival of Motoring 2014

May 4th and 5th saw the second Stratford Festival of Motoring with a huge array of rumbling, revving and ticking over engines. Here's a selection of the great cars that convoyed through the town led by Quentin Willson in his stunning Rolls Royce, along with some of the live music that was playing in Bridge Street.  Watch video >>

Installation of Holy Trinity's new Vicar

January 2014 saw the installation, or collation, of the new Vicar at 'Shakespeare's Church', Holy Trinity in Old Town. In this video we show highlights of the Collation service and talk to the new vicar, Rev. Patrick Taylor, about his hopes for the job, the role of the Church in our town, and how he feels to be in Stratford upon Avon.  Watch video >>

Birthplace 3D Light Spectacular

On now, until December 19th, Shakespeare's Birthplace is the home to a spectacular light show. Four times a day and completely free, on Henley Street, it features live actors and amazing projected lights and graphics. Our video previews the show and finds out how it will bring more footfall into the town in the run up to Christmas. More information at and on Twitter with the hashtag: #lightspectacular  Watch video >>

Stratford Food Bank

Over two tons of food was collected, over the weekend of 1st and 2nd December, at Tesco Stratford upon Avon for the relaunch of the Stratford Food Bank. Research has shown that over 16% of people in Stratford are below the official poverty line and the Food Bank will work with people in crisis in our town. Tesco have committed to top up all the donations from the weekend by 30% of the value. This video explains more about the project and was filmed on Saturday 1/12/12. For more information email or call 07884 418732.  Watch video >>