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welcome …to the October issue of Cotswold Preview. Now that the barbecues have been stored away, this issue focusses on the best that the autumn has to offer. For keen shots and foodies, that undoubtedly involves game. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to locally sourced game, from pheasant to venison, so we asked five of our favourite Cotswold chefs to each contribute one of their tried and tested game recipes to our Food & Drink feature: turn to pages133–138 to read their recommendations. We’ll certainly be trying out the Pheasant Popcorn, which sounds both intriguing and delicious. This month, as the nights draw in, we also explore the topic of lighting: lamps, floor lights and ceiling lights that help add atmosphere and drama to any room. Several locally based specialists have contributed to our feature about caring for antiques and, in a similar vein, we highlight the advantages and responsibilities that come with owning a listed property. If, after the summer, you are already planning your next escape to foreign climes, you might like to take inspiration from the destinations recommended by Red Savannah, the Cheltenham based luxury travel consultants. The enticing pictures of blue skies on pages 114–119 are enough to brighten the dampest of October days. A lot closer to home, there are plenty of activities and events to keep you busy. For art lovers, there is an important exhibition of lithographs by Marc Chagall on display at Barnbury, in Winchcombe, from Friday 30 September to Saturday 29 October. Another notable exhibition is at The Paragon Gallery, in Cheltenham, where you can view new works by the landscape artist Peter Kettle (from Friday 28 October). Music lovers should be sure to catch the end of Tetbury Music Festival (until Sunday 2 October) and bookworms will be happy among kindred spirits at Cheltenham’s ever-expanding Literature Festival (Friday 7 – Sunday 16 October). Take your pick! We wish you all an inspiring October...

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interiors feature… CARING FOR ANTIQUES

property feature… OWNING A LISTED PROPERTY

Caring forAntiques

Owning wning a Listed property

From medieval manors to Victorian mansions, a significant part of Britain’s rich heritage lies in its historic properties. The privilege of owning one of these properties is, of course, balanced by responsibilities…

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Alvescot House, a Grade II listed Georgian property 16please Cotswold preview currently on the market with Strutt & Parker. For OCTOBER further details see pages 84–85

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Antiques and period decorative arts can add soul and character to any home. Here, several of the Cotswolds’ leading specialists advise on how to find, choose, restore and look after antiques…

Roy Woollen of Witney Restorations in his workshop

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october diary

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exhibition in the spotlight

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october listings

property & home 99

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property feature: owning a listed property

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highlighted properties

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expert comment: powered gates

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editor’s choice: interiors

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interiors feature: caring for antiques

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interiors feature: turn on the lights

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118 family matters 110 editor’s choice: children’s selection 112 school reports 113 travel feature: winter adventures 120 books recommended by... Madhatter Bookshop 123 advertorial: Irongate Wealth Management

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style & lifestyle 130 editor’s choice: fashion & beauty 132 editor’s choice: food & drink 133 food & drink feature: game on 140 chef profile: Michael Bedford 142 specialist business profile: Stroud Windows 144 my cotswolds: Vanessa Arbuthnottvw

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Editor’s Choice… FASHION & BEAUTY

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The work of Catherine Mannheim, a doyenne of British contemporary jewellery design, is currently being showcased at Woldstone Jewellery and Silverware, in Woodstock. Catherine came to London from South Africa in the 1970s and soon established herself at the vanguard of contemporary fine jewellery. She is known for her elegant and structured pieces, crafted using time-honoured techniques. Woldstone’s current selection of Catherine’s necklaces include these beautifully cascading, sculptural forms. Woldstone: 01993 813000 / OX20 1TH / woldstone.com

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Stylish finds from some of our favourite Cotswold sources… Ila Spa’s refreshing Aroma Rollers are ‘aromatherapy boosters’, designed to be a subtle alternative to perfume. They are available in a range of three scents: our favourite is Inner Peace, which contains pure moringa, jasmine and sandalwood oils. Apply the roller to pulse points on your wrists and neck to smell gorgeous – and unwind. Ila Spa, near Woodstock: 01608 677676 / OX20 1DB / ila-spa.com

Autumn is well under way at Qetty Bang Bang in Tetbury, with several new brands in store and a good range at all price points. The boutique’s owner has been listening to customers’ requests and is now focussing on clothing with inter-generational appeal. This season, you can find fabulous knitwear and cosy separates alongside UK-exclusive jewellery and accessories. Qetty Bang Bang: 01666 503148 / GL8 8AA / qettybangbang.co.uk

Sales Manager, Central & South Cotswolds Lucy Dowie lucy@guidemedia.co.uk Sales Manager, Cheltenham & North Cotswolds Helen Edwards helen@cotswoldpreview.co.uk

Italian leather: two words to give you confidence in a handbag. The La Bulle stores in Burford and Broadway are great sources for quality leather bags, in a myriad of styles and colours. A top choice is the domed Sabina design which comes in six colours of grain leather: berry, grey, navy, black, taupe and this vibrant shade of red. La Bulle: (Burford) 01993 357220 / OX18 4QU / la-bulle.co.uk / (Broadway) 01386 244494 / WR12 7AA

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food & drink feature… GAME ON

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Sales Manager, Oxfordshire Cotswolds Joanna Bolton jo@cotswoldpreview.co.uk Design & Production Eve Bodniece eve@guidemedia.co.uk

Game On

Managing Editor & Director Eleanor Chadwick eleanor@guidemedia.co.uk

You’d be hard pressed to find a more natural food source than game. Wild, free range, low in cholesterol and high in protein, it makes a great alternative to chicken, beef or pork. On the following pages, we present tried and tested game recipes from five of the Cotswolds’ leading restaurants and chefs…

With many thanks to Preview’s Advisory Panel

Wild Boar Burger at The Maytime Inn, near Burford (recipe overleaf)

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It seems that the UK is firmly immersed in a new era of style. This is not, however, just a style that’s an emerging fad. It is more of a change of ethos and lifestyle, a renewed attention to the details. Here, Adrienne Hendy-Curzon, Director of Hendy Curzon Gardens, explores this nationwide resurgence of preference for the natural, provenance, freshness and self-sufficiency – which is accompanied by the evolution of a modern prairie style… The modern prairie style which has recently emerged across domestic and commercial gardens and landscapes, both in town and country, can be seen as stemming from a universal ’yearning for simplicity’. It shares this underpinning with the original Prairie style movement pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright during the first decade of the 20th century. Back then, it was a bold, new approach to domestic architecture, representing a dramatic shift in design that opposed conventional ways of thinking.

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As it developed from 1894, the Prairie style became characterised by horizontal lines and masses, with the architecture of the houses embracing an allencompassing philosophy of integration with the surrounding landscape. Wright referred to this as ’organic architecture’ – the primary principle being that the building should look like it belongs to the site and naturally grew there. WHAT’S As garden designers and installers of landscapes, we have always worked to the belief

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PETER KETTLE EXHIBITION AT THE PARAGON GALLERY, CHELTENHAM

A range of work by the landscape artist Peter Kettle is on display at The Paragon Gallery in Montpellier, Cheltenham…

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Peter Kettle is a young British landscape painter with a rapidly growing reputation. He works primarily in oils, enriching the texture with the addition of plaster to produce striking effects of mood and realism. Peter has a particular feeling for light that draws the eye into the heart of his paintings. It is a highly idiosyncratic style, instantly recognizable as a Kettle but also eminently collectable as part of the varied portfolio of the artist’s work.

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Peter has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy RCA). He has already enjoyed a number of sell-out shows with his work now in noted collections in Europe and overseas. The Private View of this exhibition is on Thursday 27 October, from 6pm: please contact the gallery if you would like to attend. The Paragon Gallery, Cheltenham: 01242 233391 / GL50 1SW / paragongallery.co.uk

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Exhibitions & Auctions

Tetbury Music Festival

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Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft exhibition at John Noott Galleries at Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Capability Brown – Stitched through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Antique & Collectables Valuation event at Beecham House, Cirencester Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Big Stone and Rain – A Response at Pound Arts, Corsham Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour From Where I’m Standing at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Performing Arts A Room with a View at Theatre Royal, Bath, 8pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm Gilbert (No Sullivan) at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 8pm Lucy Porter live comedy at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1:15pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Old Haunts at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm Woodpeckers live music at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, 8pm Gangsta Granny at Wyvern Theatre Main Auditorium, Swindon, 7pm The Reunion at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 7:30pm

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Events Children’s Bath Literature Festival The Great Bath Feast Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Marlborough Literature Festival Tetbury Music Festival Cakes & Sponges cookery course at Thyme at Southrop

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Indulgence at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Bath Photographic Society exhibition at RUH, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Chloe Regan exibition at Museum of East Asian Art, Bath Sam Toft exhibition at John Noott Galleries at Broadway Modern The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Capability Brown – Stitched through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Fair Michaelmas at Gallery @ the Guild, Chipping Campden Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Performing Arts Tony Christie live music at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm Cymbeline screening at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:30pm Lee Mead at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm Chalford Band at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, 3pm Stick Man at Wyvern Theatre Main Auditorium, Swindon, 3:30pm Gordon Giltrap live music at Bishop’s Cleeve Tithe Barn, 7:45pm

John Noott Galleries

Royal Spa Centre

Events Children’s Bath Literature Festival The Great Bath Feast Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Wedding Inspiration Day at Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham In the Nuns’ Footsteps trail at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Cafe Society film showing at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa Marlborough Literature Festival Canoe Safari at WWT, Slimbridge Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Tetbury Music Festival

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RSC Theatre

The Stour Gallery

Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Indulgence at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Bath Photographic Society exhibition at RUH, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Capability Brown – Stitched through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Fair Michaelmas at Gallery @ the Guild, Chipping Campden Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Big Stone and Rain – A Response at Pound Arts, Corsham Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe

Performing Arts A Room with a View at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm New Comedy Act Night at Komedia Bath, 8pm Percossa: The Rebels of Rhythm at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm The Chinese State Circus at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 5pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

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Children’s Bath Literature Festival The Great Bath Feast Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway In the Nuns’ Footsteps trail at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Trouble in Store film showing at The Theatre, Chipping Norton Experimental Mixed Media workshop at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Cafe Society film showing at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Evening with charcoal artist Stephen Walton at Nature in Art, Twigworth Warwick Words History Festival

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Indulgence at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Sam Toft exhibition at John Noott Galleries at Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Capability Brown – Stitched through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Fair Michaelmas at Gallery @ the Guild, Chipping Campden Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Big Stone and Rain – A Response at Pound Arts, Corsham Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Victoria Art Gallery

Performing Arts A Room with a View at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm The Beat staring Dave Wakeling at Komedia, Bath, 7pm Nancy Kerr live music at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm The Sleeping Beauty ballet screening at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington, 7pm Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Carmen at Wyvern Theatre Main Auditorium, Swindon, 7:30pm

The Oxfordshire Museum

Events Children’s Bath Literature Festival The Great Bath Feast Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway In the Nuns’ Footsteps trail at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Advanced Birder workshop at WWT, Slimbridge Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Drawing on Scraperboards workshop at Nature in Art, Twigworth Warwick Words History Festival

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Exhibitions & Auctions Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Bath Photographic Society exhibition at RUH, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Capability Brown – Stitched through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Big Stone and Rain – A Response at Pound Arts, Corsham Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold From Where I’m Standing at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

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Performing Arts The Oxfordshire Museum

A Room with a View at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7pm Stags and Hens at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 9:30pm Masterworks concert at Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, 7:30pm Pete Firman live comedy at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm The Entertainer at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1:30pm Lunchtime recital at Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, 1:05pm

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The Portrait of Catherine Cussans talk at Holburne Museum, Bath Children’s Bath Literature Festival The Great Bath Feast Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway King Lear post show talk at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Tea Dance at Stratford ArtsHouse Mustang film showing at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon Warwick Words History Festival

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Capability Brown – Stitched through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Big Stone and Rain – A Response at Pound Arts, Corsham Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold From Where I’m Standing at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

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Performing Arts A Room with a View at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm Stags and Hens at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 7:30pm The Woodlanders at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm The Entertainer at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1:15pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm The Magic of Motown at Wyvern Theatre Main Auditorium, Swindon, 7:30pm The Little Bit the Boys Admire at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 7:30pm

Thyme at Southrop

Events Children’s Bath Literature Festival The Great Bath Feast Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Our Kind of Traitor film showing at Pound Arts, Corsham Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Understanding Developing Children workshop at Waterlane Workshops, Stroud Flavours of Tuscany & Umbria cookery course at Thyme at Southrop Wine Tasting in aid of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Warwick Words History Festival

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RSC Theatre

Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Antique & General Textile auction at Moore Allen & Innocent, Cirencester Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Big Stone and Rain – A Response at Pound Arts, Corsham Peter Garrard: Ceramic Wall Prints at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold From Where I’m Standing at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Performing Arts American Museum in Britain

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A Room with a View at Theatre Royal, Bath, 8pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm Stags and Hens at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 7:30pm Jeremy Hardy live comedy at Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, 8pm The Music of Pink Floyd at Cheltenham Playhouse, 7:45pm Dire Streets live music at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm The Entertainer at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm Russell Kane live comedy at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 8pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1:30pm A Vision of Elvis at Wyvern Theatre Main Auditorium, Swindon, 7:30pm Zoe Lyons live comedy at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 8pm

Events Children’s Bath Literature Festival The Great Bath Feast Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival Warwick Words History Festival Apple Weekend at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Big Stone and Rain – A Response at Pound Arts, Corsham Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

The Oxfordshire Museum

Performing Arts A Room with a View at Theatre Royal, Bath, 8pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm Joe Stilgoe live music at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm Teddybear’s Picnic at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 11:30am Alfie Moore live comedy at Sundial Theatre, Cirencester, 7:30pm The Entertainer at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm Jonathan Pie live comedy at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 7:45pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1:15pm Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Tony Christie live music at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm Frankly Sinatra at Wyvern Theatre Main Auditorium, Swindon, 7:30pm

The Stour Gallery

Events Children’s Bath Literature Festival The Great Bath Feast Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Ribbon Yoyo workshop at American Museum in Britain, Bath The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival Opening of the Walled Garden at Museum in the Park, Stroud Autumn Tarts cookery course at Thyme at Southrop Warwick Words History Festival Apple Weekend at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

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The Oxfordshire Museum

Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft exhibition at John Noott Galleries at Broadway Modern The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Capability Brown – Stitched through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham In My Mind’s Eye at Gallery @ the Guild, Chipping Campden Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Performing Arts Felicity Ward live comedy at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 8pm Henning Wehn live comedy at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm The Rubettes live music at Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, 7:30pm Jo Caulfield live comedy at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 8pm

Events Rondo Theatre

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Children’s Bath Literature Festival The Great Bath Feast Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival In the Nuns’ Footsteps trail at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Up for Love film showing at The Theatre, Chipping Norton Ideas to Inspire the Writer workshop at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Open afternoon at Coleshill Mill Classic Vehicle Weekend at Three Counties Showground, Malvern Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Opening of the Walled Garden at Museum in the Park, Stroud Everest the Hard Way talk at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud Seasonal Foraging cookery course at Thyme at Southrop Felted Cushion Cover workshop at Prema, Uley Warwick Words History Festival Apple Weekend at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Indulgence at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Bath Photographic Society exhibition at RUH, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Capability Brown – Stitched through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Costume! Drama!! Thrills!!! at Chippenham Museum In My Mind’s Eye at Gallery @ the Guild, Chipping Campden Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Big Stone and Rain – A Response at Pound Arts, Corsham Peter Garrard: Ceramic Wall Prints at Gloucester Guildhall Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown Derwent Art Prize 2016 at Trowbridge Town Hall Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe

Victoria Art Gallery

Performing Arts Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm The Entertainer at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Barnbury

Events Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival In the Nuns’ Footsteps trail at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Julieta film showing at The Theatre, Chipping Norton Giant Lego trail at WWT, Slimbridge Town walk starts at the waterside fountain, Stratford-upon-Avon Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Safari Drive-through at Longleat, Warminster The Haunted Castle at Warwick Castle

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The Stour Gallery

Bath Photographic Society exhibition at RUH, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft exhibition at John Noott Galleries at Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Capability Brown – Stitched through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham In My Mind’s Eye at Gallery @ the Guild, Chipping Campden Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Big Stone and Rain – A Response at Pound Arts, Corsham Peter Garrard: Ceramic Wall Prints at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Performing Arts

Barnbury

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Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm The Entertainer at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm Shappi Khorsandi live comedy at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington, 7:30pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Mozart and Friends with Lucia Caruso at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm Leviathan-James Wilton Dance at Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, 7:30pm Beth Vyse live comedy at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 8pm

Events Winter Warmers cookery course at Lucknam Park, Bath Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival In the Nuns’ Footsteps trail at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

October tuesday

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Indulgence at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Bath Photographic Society exhibition at RUH, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Capability Brown – Stitched through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Big Stone and Rain – A Response at Pound Arts, Corsham Peter Garrard: Ceramic Wall Prints at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown From Where I’m Standing at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

The Oxfordshire Museum

American Museum in Britain

Performing Arts Stepping Out at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm Black Umfolosi live music at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm Dracula at Sundial Theatre, Cirencester, 7:30pm The Entertainer at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm Tape Face at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Remi Harris live music at Stratford ArtsHouse, 8pm Romeo & Juliet at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 7:30pm

Events Wonderful Wales cookery course at Lucknam Park, Bath The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

12 October

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Exhibitions & Auctions

The Oxfordshire Museum

Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Capability Brown – Stitched through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Big Stone and Rain – A Response at Pound Arts, Corsham Peter Garrard: Ceramic Wall Prints at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Performing Arts Stepping Out at Theatre Royal, Bath, 8pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm Include Me Out! at American Museum in Britain, Bath, 7pm RSC: King Lear screening at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:30pm The Entertainer at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm Andrew O'Neill live comedy at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 8pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Your Musical Memories at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, 2pm Graeme Swann’s Great British Spin Off at Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, 7:30pm Shunted Again at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 8pm

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Events Wellington and Napoleon lecture at Banbury Museum Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival Florence Foster Jenkins film showing at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon A Cotswold Autumn Ramble at Newark Park, Wotton-under-Edge

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Capability Brown – Stitched through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Big Stone and Rain – A Response at Pound Arts, Corsham Peter Garrard: Ceramic Wall Prints at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown From Where I’m Standing at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

The Stour Gallery

Performing Arts Stepping Out at Theatre Royal, Bath, 8pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm The Woodlanders at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 8pm Lee Hurst live comedy at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm The Entertainer at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm Ahir Shah live comedy at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 7:45pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Lesley Garrett and Friends in concert at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm Comedy Songs at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, 8pm Carl Hutchinson live comedy at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 8pm

Events Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival From Where I’m Standing talk at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery

RSC Theatre

14 October

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RSC Theatre

Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Big Stone and Rain – A Response at Pound Arts, Corsham Karl Martens exhibition at John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Performing Arts The Stour Gallery

Stepping Out at Theatre Royal, Bath, 8pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm The Entertainer at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm Fontanella Recorder Quintet at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1:15pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Andrew Lawrence live comedy at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, 8pm Kentwood Kids at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 7:30pm Jason Byrne live comedy at Wyvern Theatre Main Auditorium, Swindon, 8pm

Events

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The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival Writing workshop at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Embroidery workshop at Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Craft Fair at Stourhead, near Mere Autumn Charity Fair at Beaudesert Park School, Minchinhampton Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival Fixtures at Stratford Racecourse Black Adder Dining Event at Wyvern Theatre in The Place, Swindon Meringues & Macaroons cookery course at Thyme at Southrop Apple Weekend at Westbury Court Garden, Westbury-on-Severn Introduction to Green Roofs course at Waterperry Gardens, Whatley

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Indulgence at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Bath Photographic Society exhibition at RUH, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Japanese Ghosts and Demons at Ashmolean Museum, Broadway Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Capability Brown – Stitched through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham In My Mind’s Eye at Gallery @ the Guild, Chipping Campden Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Picasso on Paper at Compton Verney Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Combe Mill

Performing Arts Major Pipeworks Wind Ensemble at Lodge Park, near Cheltenham, 1:30pm Whispering Woodfolk: Red Threads at Stourhead, near Mere, 2pm Endellion String Quartet at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm A Hardy & L Drinkwater live music at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, 7:30pm Ahir Shah live comedy at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 8pm

The Oxfordshire Museum

Events Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival Mind, Body and Spirit talks & demonstrations at Pittville Pump Room In the Nuns’ Footsteps trail at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Valley of Love film showing at The Theatre, Chipping Norton Country Crafts & Skills workshop at Combe Mill, Long Hanborough Canoe Safari at WWT, Slimbridge Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival Safari Drive-through at Longleat, Warminster Apple Weekend at Westbury Court Garden, Westbury-on-Severn The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

16 October

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The Stour Gallery

John Davies Gallery

Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Indulgence at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Bath Photographic Society exhibition at RUH, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum In My Mind’s Eye at Gallery @ the Guild, Chipping Campden Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Peter Garrard: Ceramic Wall Prints at Gloucester Guildhall Karl Martens exhibition at John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe

Performing Arts Stepping Out at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm 9 to 5 – The Musical at Cheltenham Playhouse, 7:45pm Uncle Richard at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Marcus Brigstocke live comedy at Stratford ArtsHouse, 8pm The Alauda String Quartet at Stratford ArtsHouse, 12noon

Events

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Spanish Wines tasting at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath Julian Halsby talk at St. George’s Hall, Blockley Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway In the Nuns’ Footsteps trail at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Autumn Colour Garden tours at Stourhead, near Mere Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival NeedleFelt Narratives – Fox Head Brooch workshop at Prema, Uley The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Nature’s Form at Pound Arts, Corsham Peter Garrard: Ceramic Wall Prints at Gloucester Guildhall Karl Martens exhibition at John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe

Pittvilla Pump Room

Performing Arts Stepping Out at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 8pm Lunchtime Recital at Cheltenham Town Hall, 1:05pm Henschel Quartet at Pittville Pump Room, 7:30pm 9 to 5 – The Musical at Cheltenham Playhouse, 7:45pm The Sound of Stage and Screen at Sundial Theatre, Cirencester, 7:30pm Uncle Richard at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm Mellow Marimbas & Vibrant Vibes at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington, 7:30pm Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Stratford Chamber Choir at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm Lunchtime recital at Stratford ArtsHouse, 12noon

Events Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival Alun Graves talk at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Autumn Colour Garden tours at Stourhead, near Mere Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Cupcake Decoration workshop at Prema, Uley The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

Victoria Art Gallery

18 October

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Victoria Art Gallery

Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Nature’s Form at Pound Arts, Corsham Karl Martens exhibition at John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe

Performing Arts RSC Swan Theatre

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Stepping Out at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 8pm Orchestra of the Swan at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm 9 to 5 – The Musical at Cheltenham Playhouse, 7:45pm Uncle Richard at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1:30pm How We Lost It at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm Lunchtime recital at Stratford ArtsHouse, 12noon The Wizard of Oz at Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, 7:30pm Informal recital at Tewkesbury Abbey, 1pm

Events Autumn at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Autumn Colour Garden tours at Stourhead, near Mere Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon The Way He Looks film showing at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon Creating Your Own Garden course at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

October wednesday

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Nature’s Form at Pound Arts, Corsham Peter Garrard: Ceramic Wall Prints at Gloucester Guildhall Karl Martens exhibition at John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe

Performing Arts Stepping Out at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 8pm Lee Mead at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm 9 to 5 – The Musical at Cheltenham Playhouse, 7:45pm Uncle Richard at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm Simon Evans live comedy at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 7:45pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Martin Roscoe piano recital at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm Lunchtime recital at Stratford ArtsHouse, 12noon The music of Yusuf at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, 8pm Jay Rayner at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 7:30pm The Wizard of Oz at Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, 7:45pm

Cheltenham Town Hall

American Museum in Britain

Events Vintage Cooking Demonstrations at Upton House, Banbury Churchill lecture at American Museum in Britain, Bath Hallowe’en trail at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Autumn Colour Garden tours at Stourhead, near Mere Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Tea and Tour at Wyvern Theatre in The Place, Swindon The Instinctive Cook course at Thyme at Southrop The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

20 October

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Exhibitions & Auctions Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Nature’s Form at Pound Arts, Corsham Karl Martens exhibition at John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe

Barnbury

Performing Arts American Museum in Britain

Stepping Out at Theatre Royal, Bath, 8pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 8pm Cheltenham Connections concert at Cheltenham Town Hall, 11:15am Jerry Sadowitz live comedy at Pittville Pump Room, 8pm 9 to 5 – The Musical at Cheltenham Playhouse, 7:45pm Lavolta concert at Pound Arts, Corsham, 7:30pm Uncle Richard at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Lunchtime recital at Stratford ArtsHouse, 12noon The Wizard of Oz at Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, 7:30pm

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Hallowe’en trail at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Pete's Dragon film showing at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa Autumn Quilts Festival at Three Counties Showground, Malvern Autumn Colour Garden tours at Stourhead, near Mere Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Contemporary Consort talk at Stratford ArtsHouse Restoration Celebration at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Nature’s Form at Pound Arts, Corsham Karl Martens exhibition at John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour The Play’s the Thing at RSC Swan Reading Room, Stratford-upon-Avon Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe

Performing Arts

The Stour Gallery

John Noott Galleries

Stepping Out at Theatre Royal, Bath, 8pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 8pm 9 to 5 – The Musical at Cheltenham Playhouse, 7:45pm Dire Streets live music at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, 8pm Uncle Richard at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1:30pm Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Nat Youth Jazz Orchestra & Chamber Choir at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm Family Fairy Tales at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 11:30am The Wizard of Oz at Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, 7:30pm Kerry Godliman live comedy at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 8pm

Events Make A Poppy Remembrance day event at Upton House, Banbury Bath Geek Fest at American Museum in Britain, Bath Hallowe’en trail at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Autumn Quilts Festival at Three Counties Showground, Malvern Apple Day at Stourhead, near Mere Olia Hercules: Guest Chef cookery course at Thyme at Southrop Manor Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival Explore Fermenting cookery course at Thyme at Southrop The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

22 October

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Cheltenham Town Hall

A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Indulgence at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Japanese Ghosts and Demons at Ashmolean Museum, Broadway The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum In My Mind’s Eye at Gallery @ the Guild, Chipping Campden Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Picasso on Paper at Compton Verney The Play’s the Thing at RSC Swan Reading Room, Stratford-upon-Avon Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth

Performing Arts Jackson Live in Concert at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm Lullaby Concert at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, 2:30pm John Noott Galleries

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Events Hallowe'en trail at Prior Park, Bath Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Hallowe’en trail at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Bowood Wedding Fayre at Bowood Estate, Calne Haunting Hallowe’en at Lodge Park, near Cheltenham Bizzare Beasts at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Foraging for Beginners masterclass at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry Pete’s Dragon film showing at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa Autumn Quilts Festival at Three Counties Showground, Malvern Canoe Safari at WWT, Slimbridge Autumn Colour Garden tours at Stourhead, near Mere Town walk starts at the waterside fountain, Stratford-upon-Avon Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Sketchbook Series: Shadows & Reflections workshop at Prema, Uley Safari Drive-through at Longleat, Warminster The Haunted Castle at Warwick Castle The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Indulgence at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum In My Mind’s Eye at Gallery @ the Guild, Chipping Campden Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Nature’s Form at Pound Arts, Corsham Peter Garrard: Ceramic Wall Prints at Gloucester Guildhall Karl Martens exhibition at John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour The Play’s the Thing at RSC Swan Reading Room, Stratford-upon-Avon Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe

Performing Arts

Prior Park

RSC Swan Theatre

ETO: Caliston at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm Nish Kumar live comedy at Cheltenham Town hall, 8pm Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm The Power of Love at Wyvern Theatre Main Auditorium, Swindon, 7:30pm

Events Hallowe'en trail at Prior Park, Bath Hallowe’en trail at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Haunting Hallowe’en at Lodge Park, near Cheltenham Tea Dance at Cheltenham Town Hall Bizzare Beasts at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Acrylics workshop at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Pete’s Dragon film showing at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa Autumn Colour Garden tours at Stourhead, near Mere Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon The Haunted Castle at Warwick Castle The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

24 October

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Exhibitions & Auctions

The Stour Gallery

Indulgence at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Nature’s Form at Pound Arts, Corsham Peter Garrard: Ceramic Wall Prints at Gloucester Guildhall Karl Martens exhibition at John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour The Play’s the Thing at RSC Swan Reading Room, Stratford-upon-Avon Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe

Performing Arts ETO: Xerxes at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm Lunchtime recital at Cheltenham Town Hall, 1:05pm Miles Jupp live comedy at Cheltenham Town Hall, 8pm Josh Widdicombe live comedy at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 8pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Swan Lake at Wyvern Theatre Main Auditorium, Swindon, 7:30pm Royal Spa Centre

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Events Horrible Histories: Making Remedies Workshop at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Hallowe'en trail at Prior Park, Bath Falconry Demonstration at American Museum in Britain, Bath Hallowe’en trail at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Haunting Hallowe’en at Lodge Park, near Cheltenham Heat Press & Printed Textiles workshop at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Pete’s Dragon film showing at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa Autumn Colour Garden tours at Stourhead, near Mere Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon An illustrated talk by Mike Amphlett at Nature in Art, Twigworth The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Indulgence at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Nature’s Form at Pound Arts, Corsham Peter Garrard: Ceramic Wall Prints at Gloucester Guildhall Karl Martens exhibition at John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour The Play’s the Thing at RSC Swan Reading Room, Stratford-upon-Avon Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe

John Noott Galleries

Performing Arts Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm Shark in the Park at Sundial Theatre, Cirencester, 2pm Felicity Ward live comedy at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 8:45pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Andrea Vicari with Mornington Lockett at Stratford ArtsHouse, 8pm Swan Lake at Wyvern Theatre Main Auditorium, Swindon, 7:30pm

American Museum in Britain

Events Hallowe'en trail at Prior Park, Bath Monster Treasure trail at American Museum in Britain, Bath Hallowe’en trail at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Haunting Hallowe’en at Lodge Park, near Cheltenham Sir Chris Bonington: Life & Times talk at Cheltnham Town Hall Pete's Dragon film showing at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa Portraits from Life workshop at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Pottering Around the Cathedral at Gloucester Cathedral Autumn Colour Garden tours at Stourhead, near Mere Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Theeb film showing at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

26 October

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Exhibitions & Auctions

John Noott Galleries

Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Nature’s Form at Pound Arts, Corsham Karl Martens exhibition at John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh The Play’s the Thing at RSC Swan Reading Room, Stratford-upon-Avon Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe

Performing Arts Thyme at Southrop

Rambert at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm WiFi Wars at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 7pm One Night of Queen at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm A Lady of Letters and Constellations at Cheltenham Playhouse, 7:45pm The Entertainer theatre screening at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 7pm Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm A Musical Medley at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm Bandit 17 live music at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, 8pm Nell Bryden live music at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 7:30pm Let’s Hang On at Wyvern Theatre Main Auditorium, Swindon, 7:30pm

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Hallowe'en trail at Prior Park, Bath Happy Halloween! at American Museum in Britain, Bath Hallowe’en trail at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Anglo-Saxon Gloucestershire lecture at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Pottering Around the Cathedral at Gloucester Cathedral Pete's Dragon film showing at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa Autumn Colour Garden tours at Stourhead, near Mere Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Natural Cakes cookery course at Thyme at Southrop Sam Herman talk at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Peter Kettle exhibition at Paragon Gallery, Cheltenham Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Nature’s Form at Pound Arts, Corsham Colin Hitchmough exhibition at Leamington Spa Museum & Art Gallery Karl Martens exhibition at John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour The Play’s the Thing at RSC Swan Reading Room, Stratford-upon-Avon Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown From Where I’m Standing at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe

The Stour Gallery

Performing Arts Rambert at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm I Said No at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 8pm Frankly Sinatra at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm A Lady of Letters and Constellations at Cheltenham Playhouse, 7:45pm John Richardson live comedy at Sundial Theatre, Cirencester, 8pm Warwick District Remembers at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington, 7:30pm Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm BalletBoyz at Wyvern Theatre Main Auditorium, Swindon, 7:30pm Jongleurs at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 8pm

Sundial Theatre

Events Hallowe'en trail at Prior Park, Bath The Big Apple at American Museum in Britain, Bath Hallowe’en trail at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Bridget Jones Baby film showing at The Theatre, Chipping Norton Autumn Colour Garden tours at Stourhead, near Mere Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Ken Clarke – in Conversation at Stratford ArtsHouse The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

28 October

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Exhibitions & Auctions

RSC Theatre

Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Peter Kettle exhibition at Paragon Gallery, Cheltenham Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Nature’s Form at Pound Arts, Corsham Karl Martens exhibition at John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour The Play’s the Thing at RSC Swan Reading Room, Stratford-upon-Avon Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe

Performing Arts

American Museum in Britain

Rambert at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm I Said No at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 8pm Angelos and Barry live comedy at Cheltenham Town Hall, 8pm A Lady of Letters and Constellations at Cheltenham Playhouse, 7:45pm The Entertainer at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:30pm Omid Djalili live comedy at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 8pm Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1:30pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Joe Longthorne live music at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm Jazz Rite of Spring at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, 7pm

Events Hallowe'en trail at Prior Park, Bath Hallowe’en trail at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Rock, Gem ’n’ Bead show at Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham Halloween Ghost Hunt at Stoneleigh Abbey, Kenilworth Autumn Colour Garden tours at Stourhead, near Mere Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Wyvern’s Zombie Party at Wyvern Theatre in The Place, Swindon Gift & Craft Fair at Nature in Art, Twigworth The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft exhibition at John Noott Galleries at Broadway Modern Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Japanese Ghosts and Demons at Ashmolean Museum, Broadway The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum In My Mind’s Eye at Gallery @ the Guild, Chipping Campden Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Picasso on Paper at Compton Verney Colin Hitchmough exhibition at Leamington Spa Museum & Art Gallery The Play’s the Thing at RSC Swan Reading Room, Stratford-upon-Avon Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards at Nature in Art, Twigworth

Waterperry Gardens

Performing Arts 60s Spectacular at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm Roald Dahl: Edward the Conqueror at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington, 3pm Dracula at The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, 7:30pm Afternoon recital at Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon, 3pm Shane Richie & His Band at Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, 7:30pm

John Noott Galleries

Events Hallowe’en Bat trail at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Hallowe'en trail at Prior Park, Bath Day of the Dead Fiesta at American Museum in Britain, Bath Hallowe’en trail at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Haunting Hallowe’en at Lodge Park, near Cheltenham Bizzar Beasts at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Bridget Jones Baby film showing at The Theatre, Chipping Norton Halloween tour at Knilworth Castle Canoe Safari at WWT, Slimbridge Autumn Colour Garden tours at Stourhead, near Mere Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Apple Day in Stroud’s Secret Garden at Museum in the Park, Stroud Gift & Craft Fair at Nature in Art, Twigworth The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

30 October

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions

RSC Theatre

Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Indulgence at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath The Last Word in Art? at Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Peter Kettle exhibition at Paragon Gallery, Cheltenham Costume! Drama!! Thrills!!! at Chippenham Museum In My Mind’s Eye at Gallery @ the Guild, Chipping Campden Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Karl Martens exhibition at John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour The Play’s the Thing at RSC Swan Reading Room, Stratford-upon-Avon Derwent Art Prize 2016 at Trowbridge Town Hall Flora Jamieson exhibition at Prema, Uley

Performing Arts Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm Sing-a-Long-a Rocky Horror at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington, 7:30pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm Round The Horne live music at Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, 7:30pm Fallen Angels at Priory Theatre, Kenilworth, 7:30pm The Stour Gallery

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Events Hallowe’en Bat trail at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath In the Nuns’ Footsteps trail at Lacock Abbey, Chippenham Halloween in the Park at Hillworth Park, Devizes Autumn Colour Garden tours at Stourhead, near Mere Giant Lego trail at WWT, Slimbridge Town walk starts at the waterside fountain, Stratford-upon-Avon The Rover post show talk at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon The Babadook film showing at The Phoenix Theatre at New College, Swindon The Haunted Castle at Warwick Castle The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley Ghostly Halloween tour at Newark Park, Wotton-under-Edge Safari Drive-through at Longleat, Warminster

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WHAT’S ON DIARY: CONTACT DETAILS

CONTACT DETAILS A handy reference guide to the galleries, museums, National Trust properties, theatres, concert halls, hotels, visitor attractions and all other Cotswold venues mentioned in our diary pages… Albion Gallery: 01608 238020 / OX7 5AD / albiongallery.co.uk American Museum in Britain: 01225 460503 / BA2 7BD / americanmuseum.org Anne Hathaway’s Cottage: 01789 201806 / CV37 6QW / shakespeare.org.uk Arc Theatre: 0845 299 0476 / BA14 0ES / arctheatre.org.uk The Assembly, Leamington Spa: 0844 854 1358 / CV31 3NF / leamingtonassembly.com Aston Pottery, near Bampton: 01993 852031 / OX18 2BT / astonpottery.co.uk Avebury Manor and Garden: 01672 539153 / SN8 1RF / nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury Bacon Theatre: 01242 258002 / GL51 6HE / bacontheatre.co.uk Bath Abbey: 01225 422462 / BA1 1LT / bathabbey.org Bath Assembly Rooms: 01225 477173 / BA1 2QH / nationaltrust.org.uk/bath-assembly-rooms Banbury Museum: 01295 753752 / OX16 2PQ / cherwell.gov.uk/museum Bampton Classical Opera: 01993 851876 / bamptonopera.org

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Barnsley House: 01285 740000 / GL7 5EE / barnsleyhouse.com Barnsley Herb Garden: 07773 687493 / GL7 5EE / herbsforhealing.net Batsford Arboretum: 01386 701441 / GL56 9AB / batsarb.co.uk Beckford’s Tower: 01225 460705 / BA1 2LR / beckfordstower.org.uk The Bertinet Kitchen: 01225 445531 / BA1 2QR / thebertinetkitchen.com Blockley Decorative and Fine Art Society: GL56 9BY / blockleydfas.org Bridge House Theatre (BHT): 01926 776438 / CV34 6PP / bridgehousetheatre.co.uk British Motor Museum: 01926 641188 / CV35 0BJ / britishmotormuseum.co.uk Buckland Manor: 01386 852626 / WR12 7LY / bucklandmanor.co.uk Building of Bath Collection: 01225 333895 / BA1 5NA / buildingofbathcollection.org.uk Buscot Estate: 01793 762209 / SN6 7PT / nationaltrust.org.uk/buscot-coleshill-estates Cotswold Art and Antique Dealers’ Association: 07831 850544 / cotswolds-antiques-art.com 

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Campden Gallery: 01386 841555 / GL55 6AG / campdengallery.co.uk Chapel Arts Centre: 01225 461700 / BA1 1QR / chapelarts.org Charlecote Park: 01789 470277 / CV35 9ER / nationaltrust.org.uk/charlecote-park Chastleton House: 01494 755560 / GL56 0SU / nationaltrust.org.uk/chastleton-house-and-garden Chedworth Roman Villa: 01242 890256 / GL54 3LJ / nationaltrust.org.uk/chedworth-roman-villa Cheltenham Town Hall: 01242 521621 / GL52 1QA / cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk Chorley’s Auctioneers & Valuers: 01452 344499 / GL4 8EU / www.chorleys.com Cirencester Philharmonia: cirencesterphil.co.uk The Coach House: 01367 850216 / GL7 3RB / thecoach-house.com Corinium Museum: 01285 655611 / GL7 2BX / coriniummuseum.org Cotswold House Hotel: 01386 840330 / GL55 6AN / cotswoldhouse.com Cotswold Wildlife Park: 01993 823006 / OX18 4JP / cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk Coughton Court: 01789 400777 / B49 5JA / coughtoncourt.co.uk The Courts Garden: 01225 782875 / BA14 6RR/ nationaltrust.org.uk/courts-garden Dean Forest Railway and Museum: 01594 845840 / GL15 4ET / deanforestrailway.co.uk Dean Heritage Centre: 01594 822170 / GL14 2UB / deanheritagecentre.com Dormy House: 01386 852711 / WR12 7LF / dormyhouse.co.uk Dursley Operatic & Dramatic Society: 07890 203318 / GL11 4JB / the-dods.com Dyrham Park: 0117 937 2501 / SN14 8ER / nationaltrust.org.uk/dyrham-park Everyman Theatre: 01242 572573 / GL50 1HQ / everymantheatre.org.uk Farncombe Estate, Broadway: 0333 456 8580 / WR12 7LJ / farncombecourses.co.uk The Fashion Museum: 01225 477789 / BA1 2QH / museumofcostume.co.uk The Forum, Bath: 01225 443114 / BA1 1UG / bathforum.co.uk Fosse Gallery: 01451 831319 / GL54 1AF / fossegallery.com Gallery Pangolin: 01453 889765 / GL6 8NT / gallery-pangolin.com Gloucester Cathedral: 01452 528095 / GL1 2LX / gloucestercathedral.org.uk Gloucester Guildhall: 01452 503050 / GL1 1NS / gloucester.gov.uk/guildhall Green Park Station: BA1 2DR

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Gordon Russell Design Museum: 01386 854695 / WR12 7AP / gordonrussellmuseum.org Hall’s Croft: 01789 204016 / CV37 6BG / shakespeare.org.uk Harvey Nichols, Bristol: 0117 916 8888 / BS1 3BZ / harveynichols.com Herschel Museum of Astronomy: 01225 446865 / BA1 2BL / herschelmuseum.org.uk Hidcote Manor: 01386 438333 / GL55 6LR / nationaltrust.org.uk/hidcote Holburne Museum: 01225 388588 / BA2 4DB / holburne.org The John Davies Gallery: 01608 652255 / GL56 9NQ / johndaviesgallery.com John Noott Galleries at Broadway Modern: 01386 858436 / WR12 7AA / john-noott.com Kelmscott Manor: 01367 253348 / GL7 3HJ / kelmscottmanor.org.uk Kenilworth Castle: 01926 748900 / CV8 1NE / english-heritage.org.uk Lacock Abbey: 01249 730459 / SN15 2LG / nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum: 01926 742700 / CV32 4AA / warwickdc.gov.uk Little Buckland Gallery: 01386 853739 / WR12 7JH / littlebucklandgallery.co.uk Lodge Park: 01451 844130 / GL54 3PP / nationaltrust.org.uk/lodge-park-and-sherborne-estate Loft Theatre: 0844 493 4938 / CV31 3AA / loft-theatre.co.uk The Lord Leycester Hospital: 01926 491422 / CV34 4BH / lordleycester.com Lower Slaughter Manor: 01451 820456 / GL54 2HP / lowerslaughter.co.uk Lucknam Park: 01225 742777 / SN14 8AZ / lucknampark.co.uk Lydiard House: 01793 770401 / SN5 3PA / lydiardpark.org.uk MAD Museum: 01926 865831 / CV37 6EF / themadmuseum.co.uk Malmesbury Abbey: 01666 826666 / SN16 0AA / malmesburyabbey.info Mary Arden’s Farm: 01789 204016 / CV37 9HH / shakespeare.org.uk Meantime: 07866 814776 / GL50 4EF / meantime.org.uk Museum in the Park: 01453 763394 / GL5 4AF / museuminthepark.org.uk Nash’s House and New Place: 01789 292325 / CV37 6EP / shakespeare.org.uk National Herb Centre: 01295 690999 / OX17 1DF / herbcentre.co.uk  Nature in Art: 01452 731422 / GL2 9PA / nature-in-art.org.uk

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WHAT’S ON DIARY: CONTACT DETAILS

New Brewery Arts: 01285 657181 / GL7 1JL / newbreweryarts.org.uk Newark Park: 01453 842644 / GL12 7PZ / nationaltrust.org.uk/newark-park National Gardens Scheme (NGS): ngs.org.uk No.1 Royal Crescent: 01225 428126 / BA1 2LR / bath-preservation-trust.org.uk Noel Arms Hotel: 01386 840317 / GL55 6AT / noelarmshotel.com Old Mill Gallery: 01380 724550 / SN10 5SF / oldmillarts.co.uk The Oxfordshire Museum: 01993 811456 / OX20 1SN / oxfordshire.gov.uk Parabola Arts Centre: 01242 707338 / GL50 3AA / parabolaartscentre.co.uk The Paragon Gallery: 01242 233391 / GL50 1SW / paragongallery.co.uk Pittville Pump Room: 01242 521621 / GL52 3JE / cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk Philippa Dickens at Studio Gallery, Little Barrington, near Burford: 01451 844663 / OX18 4TE / philippadickensart.com Playbox Theatre: 01926 419555 / CV34 6LE / playboxtheatre.com The Playhouse, Cheltenham: 01242 522852 / GL53 7HG / cheltplayhouse.org.uk Pound Arts: 01249 701628 / SN13 9HX / poundarts.org.uk Prema: 01453 860703 / GL11 5SS / prema.org.uk Priory Park: 01225 833422 / BA2 5AH / nationaltrust.org.uk/prior-park Red Rag Gallery: 01451 832563 / GL54 1BB / redraggallery.co.uk Rondo Theatre: 01225 444003 / BA1 6RT / rondotheatre.co.uk Rousham House: 01869 347110 / OX25 4QU / rousham.org Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa: 01926 742762 / CV32 4AA / warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms Royal Spa Centre: 01926 334418 / CV32 4AT / warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre RSC Swan Theatre: 0844 800 1110 / CV37 6BB / rsc.org.uk RSC Theatre: 0844 800 1110 / CV37 6BB / rsc.org.uk RUH (Royal United Hospital): 01225 824987 / BA1 3NG / ruh.nhs.uk/art Sarah Wiseman Gallery: 01865 515123 / OX2 7JL / wisegal.com Shakespeare’s Birthplace: 01789 204016 / CV37 6QW / shakespeare.org.uk Slimbridge Wetland Centre: 01453 891900 / GL2 7BT / wwt.org.uk Snowshill Manor and Garden: 01386 842814 / WR12 7JU / nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshill-manor

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SOTA Gallery: 01993 862799 / OX28 6FG / sotagallery.co.uk Stoneleigh Abbey: 01926 858535 / CV8 2LF / stoneleighabbey.org The Stour Gallery: 01608 664411 / CV36 4AJ / thestourgallery.co.uk Stourhead: 01747 841152 / BA12 6QD / nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead Stratford Racecourse: 01789 267949 / CV37 9SE / stratfordracecourse.net Stratford ArtsHouse: 01789 207100 / CV37 6LU / stratfordartshouse.co.uk Stroud Valley Artspace: 01453 751440 / GL5 2HA / sva.org.uk The Subscription Rooms: 01453 760999 / GL5 1AE / subscriptionrooms.org.uk Sundial Theatre: 01285 654228 / GL7 1XA / sundial-theatre.co.uk Swindon Arts Centre: 01793 614837 / SN1 4BJ / swindon.gov.uk Swindon Museum and Art Gallery: 01793 466556 / SN1 4BA / swindon.gov.uk Tewkesbury Abbey: 01684 850959 / GL20 5RZ / tewkesburyabbey.org.uk The Theatre, Chipping Norton: 01608 642350 / OX7 5NL / chippingnortontheatre.co.uk Theatre Royal, Bath: 01225 448844 / BA1 1ET / theatreroyal.org.uk Three Counties Showground: 01684 584900 / WR13 6NW / threecounties.co.uk Thyme at Southrop Manor: 01367 850174 / GL7 3NX / thymeatsouthrop.co.uk Under the Edge Arts (UTEA): 07791 323869 / GL12 7HW / utea.org.uk Upton House: 01295 670266 / OX15 6HT / nationaltrust.org.uk/upton-house Victoria Art Gallery: 01225 477233 / BA2 4AT / victoriagal.org.uk Warwick Arts Centre: 02476 524524 / CV4 7AL / warwickartscentre.co.uk Warwick Racecourse: 0844 579 3013 / CV34 6HN / warwickracecourse.co.uk Waterperry Gardens: 01844 339226 / OX33 1JZ / waterperrygardens.co.uk Westbury Court Garden: 01452 760429 / GL14 1PD / nationaltrust.org.uk/westbury-court-garden Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa: 01666 822888 / SN16 0RB / whatleymanor.com The Wilson: 01242 237431 / GL50 3JT / cheltenhammuseum.org.uk Wootton Village Hall: woottontalks.co.uk Wyvern Theatre: 01793 524481 / SN1 1QN / wyverntheatre.org.uk

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WHAT’S ON FEATURE: UNDERSTANDING OUR DEVELOPING CHILDREN

Thursday 6

‘UNDERSTANDING OUR DEVELOPING CHILDREN’ – A WORKSHOP led by JANEY DOWNSHIRE AT WATER LANE WORKSHOPS, STROUD Autumn can be an unsettling time for children if they are starting a new school or university or even embarking on a career. For many, such changes trigger anxiety and this workshop aims to show parents how to be interactive in a proactive way… Janey Downshire, author of Teenagers Translated, qualified counsellor and teacher, is running this workshop which focusses on understanding our developing children. As a specialist in teenage development and emotional literacy, Janey has worked to design a unique range of courses which distil the most current research in psychology, neuroscience and biochemistr y into practical strategies for parents, children and teachers. The workshop aims to provide parents with an added insight to their children’s behaviour and is suitable for all parents of children aged 10 to mid 20s. It encourages a proactive approach to child care by focusing on how to prevent potentional problems. Based on evidence from brain science, psychology and child development, Janey reveals accessible and practical strategies to promote a stable and resilient child. Parents will develop an understanding of how their

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interactions can help a child learn the ability to regulate strong emotions and stress and avoid falling prey to the more worrying mental heath issues such as anxiety disorders, panic attacks, eating disorders, self harming and depression. The workshop aims to provide parents with a raised awareness of what works with teenagers and why, and over the course of the day parents will develop an increased understanding of normal teenage behaviour, the underlying emotional state that drives problem behaviours and how to positively influence this. The workshop runs from 9:30am–3:30pm and costs £95 per place, to include a two course lunch, refreshments and a copy of Janey’s book. Water Lane Workshops, Stroud: (to book) Kate Holloway 07770 988455 / GL5 5LW / kate@waterlaneworkshops.co.uk

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WHAT’S ON FEATURE: EXHIBITION AT THE PARAGON GALLERY

Upriver by Peter Kettle

from Friday 28

PETER KETTLE EXHIBITION AT THE PARAGON GALLERY, CHELTENHAM

A range of work by the landscape artist Peter Kettle is on display at The Paragon Gallery in Montpellier, Cheltenham… Peter Kettle is a young British landscape painter with a rapidly growing reputation. He works primarily in oils, enriching the texture with the addition of plaster to produce striking effects of mood and realism. Peter has a particular feeling for light that draws the eye into the heart of his paintings. It is a highly idiosyncratic style, instantly recognizable as a Kettle but also eminently collectable as part of the varied portfolio of the artist’s work.

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Peter has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy RCA). He has already enjoyed a number of sell-out shows with his work now in noted collections in Europe and overseas. The Private View of this exhibition is on Thursday 27 October, from 6pm: please contact the gallery if you would like to attend. The Paragon Gallery, Cheltenham: 01242 233391 / GL50 1SW / paragongallery.co.uk

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The Dance by Marc Chagall

until Saturday 29

EXHIBITION OF works by MARC CHAGALL AT BARNBURY, WINCHCOMBE Barnbury is presenting an important exhibition of more than 40 lithographs by the 20th century Russian artist Marc Chagall… 48

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EXHIBITION IN THE SPOTLIGHT: MARC CHAGALL LITHOGRAPHS From top: Lovers with red Sun and David with the Harp by Marc Chagall

One of nine children, Marc Chagall was born into a devoutly Jewish family in Belarus in 1887. The young Chagall attended the heder (Jewish elementary school) and later went to the local public school, where he developed an early interest in art. After studying painting, he left Russia for Paris in 1907, where he lived in an artist colony on the city’s outskirts. He composed his images based on emotional and poetic associations, rather than on rules of pictorial logic. Pre-dating Surrealism, his early works, such as I and the Village (1911), were among the first expressions of psychic reality in modern art. After returning to Vitebsk for a visit in 1914, the outbreak of WWI trapped Chagall in Russia. He returned to France in 1923 but was forced to flee the country during WWII. Finding asylum in the USA, Chagall became involved in set and costume design before returning to France in 1948. In 1977, Chagall received the Grand Medal of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest accolade. That same year, he became one of only a handful of artists in history to receive a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre. He died in 1985, aged 97, in Saint-Paul-de-Vence in the south of France. More than 40 lithographs, mostly originals from the 1950s, are on display and for sale in this exhibition. They include The Bible series, created by Chagall between 1931 and 1939 after his visit to the Holy Land. Other works depict Chagall’s love of Paris, dance and scenes from the circus. Many were printed in Paris by the legendary atelier of Fernand Mourlot. The exhibition opens on Friday 30 September and continues until Saturday 29 October. Barnbury is open Monday to Saturday, from 10am–5pm. Barnbury, Winchcombe: 01242 300330 / GL54 5LH / barnbury.com

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WHAT’S ON: EXHIBITIONS & AUCTIONS

eXHiBitions &AOctober UCtions Saturday 1 Antiques & Collectables Valuation Event at Beecham House, Cirencester 01285 600180 / 01285 646050 / GL7 1WR / mooreallen.co.uk This antiques valuation event, from 10am–2pm, offers the chance to have your treasured items valued by the experienced antiques auctioneer Philip Allwood and his team at Moore Allen & Innocent. A charitable donation of £3 per item valued, or £5 for two, goes towards The Nelson Trust charity. This charity helps provide a residential treatment centre and comprehensive programme of care and support for people looking to recover from drug and alcohol addiction.

one Ernest Hemmingway Mustard, professional tuneless hummer and part-time hurricane predictor of Brighton and Hove. The exhibition features 35 new mixed media paintings and drawings following the life and times of the Mustard family who live in a not-so-damp basement flat on the Brighton Hove border. Working in oil, pastel, coloured inks and Chinese brush, Toft’s mixed media paintings bring deceptively simple, whimsical subject matter to life, lending it a depth and texture. John Noott Galleries is open Monday to Saturday, from 9:30am–5pm (closed 1pm– 2pm), and on Sunday from 11am–5pm. Sunday 2 – Saturday 22 Gwyn Roberts: New Works at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold 01451 831319 / GL54 1AF / fossegallery.com Gwyn Roberts was born in 1953 in the Conwy Valley, North Wales, and his love for his surroundings was very apparent from an early 

until Sunday 2 Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath 01225 388588 / BA2 4DB / holburne.org Today, George Stubbs (1724–1806) is known and loved for his magnificent and anatomically accurate portraits of horses and their supporting cast of dogs and humans. In his own time, the artist’s public image was largely based on his depictions of wild animals in paint and print. This exhibition includes some of the most charming and fascinating of his animal portraits, prints and drawings. until Sunday 2 Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries at Broadway Modern, Broadway 01386 858436 / WR12 7AA / john-noott.com Small Dog, Big City is Sam Toft’s first exhibition in Broadway since 2012 and charts the travels and recent adventures of

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Together for a Long Time by Sam Toft at John Noott Galleries at Broadway Modern

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THE STOUR GALLERY Early Autumn Exhibition

featuring artist

ANDREW BIRD

24th September – 5th November Belinda Durrant – conceptual art Sotis Filippides – ceramics

Open: Mon – Sat 10.00am–5.30pm, Closed Thursday 10 High Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 4AJ (North Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire borders) 01608 664411 | info@thestourgallery.co.uk

Andrew Bird

Where the Sky Meets the Ground

paintings • original prints •

Acrylic on canvas

ceramics

Jane Garbett

glass

90 x 90cm

sculputre

www.thestourgallery.co.uk •

jewellery

Royal Academitians

The Artists Studio Vicarage Street  Painswick  GL6 6XS.

01452 812176 www.janegarbett.co.uk

Saturday Nov 5th – Sunday 27th Nov weekends only

new work from the artists studio

‘Abstraction’

The show opens:  Saturday 5th November for the month, weekends only 10am – 4.00pm  Private View:  Friday 4th November 6pm – 8pm

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age. His great love for Snowdonia has always had a big influence on his work. Roberts studied Fine Art at Norwich School of Art and Cardiff College of Art then, during the 1980s, produced a series of successful fine art screen prints and paintings of still life and landscapes. The demands of family life and a career as Head of Art in large, busy comprehensive schools, meant that for many years he had little time for his own art work. However, an accident which injured his right hand made Roberts realise that he might never be able to paint again. This wakeup call made him determined to restart painting seriously: he picked up his old pallet knife, not used since his college days, and began to paint with thick oil paint. Instantly, he became aware that he had found the technique and medium that best represented his feelings and emotions about his subject. Since this time, he has been very successful and his work is in great demand. Thursday 6 – Wednesday 26 Peter Garrard’s Ceramic Wall Prints at Gloucester Guildhall 01452 503050 / GL1 1NS / gloucester.gov.uk/guildhall Peter Garrard makes intricate and detailed ceramic wall panels illustrating subjects as diverse as family life, the Garden of Eden and the financial crash of 2008. He builds up complex surfaces by rolling clay into a range of textured materials and found objects which he then collages together. Friday 7 Antique & General Textile Auction at Moore Allen & Innocent, Cirencester 01285 646050 / GL7 1WR / mooreallen.co.uk This sale features good and unusual examples of textiles, including vintage curtains, fabrics and clothing. There is also a range of 18th, 19th and 20th century furniture, pottery, porcelain and glass, copper, brass, silver and plate, textiles, clocks and boxes, jewellery, paintings and prints, carpets, rugs and collectables. The auction catalogue is available to view online on the Monday prior to the sale and a hard copy catalogue is available, priced £3 plus postage. Viewing is on Thursday 6 October, from

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10:30am–8pm, and from 9am on the morning of the sale. The auction starts at 9:30am. Saturday 8 – Saturday 29 Connections at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown, Oxford 01865 515123 / OX2 7JL / wisegal.com This joint exhibition features the work of Carol Peace and Andrew Hood, two of Sarah Wiseman Gallery’s most highly sought after artists. At first glance, their work differs greatly but on looking more closely, both artists share a common theme: exploring the connections between our environment and our human relationships. Working in sculpture (Carol Peace) and on canvas (Andrew Hood), both artists begin by drawing from life. In Peace’s case, this is in the life room with a model. For Andrew Hood, it is at a chosen location in a city street or remote landscape. Both seek an emotional response from what they see, immersing themselves and the viewer into their own perceived world. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am–5:30pm, and on Monday from 10am–4pm. Saturday 8 – Sunday 30 Momentum and Walking at Museum in the Park, Stroud 01453 763394 / GL5 4AF / museuminthepark.org.uk Walking is something most of us do without thinking – it’s simply an automatic activity, learnt at a tender age and then largely taken for granted. This exhibition explores the subject of ’Momentum’, bringing together artists from Somerset and Gloucestershire whose work is initiated by or responds to the act of walking and the momentum it creates. Featured artists include Louise Baker, Sara Dudman, Michael Fairfax, Gordon Field, Debbie Locke, Linn O’Carroll, Nicola Pearce, Kel Portman, Deborah Roberts and Deborah Westmancoat. until Sunday 9 Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham 01242 890256 / GL54 3LJ / nationaltrust.org.uk A selling exhibition of work by artists, sculptors

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WHAT’S ON: EXHIBITIONS & AUCTIONS and mosaicists, displayed both indoors and out across the site. until Saturday 15 Big Stone and Rain – A Response at Pound Arts, Corsham 01249 701628 / SN13 9HX / poundarts.org.uk Pound Arts showcases recent works by Steve Pratt, chosen from his sketch book entries which he refers to as “responses” to the Big Stone and Rain project. This edited selection combines collage, paint and pencil, figuration, abstraction and text. Saturday 15 – Sunday 30 Edward Noott exhibition at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern, Broadway 01386 858436 / WR12 7AA / john-noott.com Born in 1965, Edward Noott studied at Cheltenham College of Art, Trent University and the State University of New York. His work has been displayed in many exhibitions both in England and the USA. Awards include the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open Exhibition Best Painting and the Royal West of England Academy Purchase Prize. He is a full member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. He says of his work: “People often ask me at exhibitions

The Brooklyn Bridge & Beyond by Edward Noott at John Noott Galleries at Broadway Modern

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which artists have had an influence on me. If I had to choose one, I’d have to pick Monet: I’ve always loved the way he interprets light, going beyond naturalism and creating a depiction of reality that is both personal and beautiful in its execution.” John Noott Galleries is open Monday to Saturday, from 9:30am-5pm (closed 1pm–2pm), on Sunday from 11am–4pm and at other times by appointment. until Sunday 16 Capability Brown – Stitched through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham 01249 730459 / SN15 2LG / nationaltrust.org.uk Embroideries inspired by the landscape design of Capability Brown are on display in the Stables tea room. Members of the Bristol Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild have created small stitched textiles to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown. The link with Lacock is that it is known Brown carried out work at the abbey, although what he did is a mystery. until Sunday 16 Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum 01926 742700 / CV32 4AA / warwickdc.gov.uk This exhibition tells the story of the Civil Defence Camouflage Establishment which was based in Royal Leamington Spa during World War II. It was founded at the start of the war to develop camouflage for strategically important installations like factories, power stations and airfields. The exhibition presents the work of the camouflage staff against the backdrop of life on the Home Front, and includes an important group of paintings, watercolours and drawings loaned by national and regional galleries as well as private collections. until Sunday 16 Lea Phillips exhibition at Prema, Uley 01453 860703 / GL11 5SS / prema.org.uk The work of ceramic artist Lea Phillips has always been based on throwing, creating forms that are strong and definite. 

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Colour and pattern are long standing interests, and Phillips explores form through abstract decoration that often suggests sea or sky. until Sunday 16 Why Antiques? – 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock 01993 811456 / OX20 1SN / oxfordshire.gov.uk The Cotswolds Art & Antique Dealers’ Association (CADA) is presenting this exhibition to explain why, where and how to collect art and antiques in the Cotswolds. The Association’s members have deep knowledge and experience in many areas of collecting: from furniture, clocks and textiles to glass, ceramics, fine art objects, paintings and watercolours. Each participating dealer is highlighting a specific area of expertise through fine examples from their own private collections and available inventory. All exhibited objects are labelled with their description and date, and there is also a CADA member on hand every day to share their passion and knowledge about art and antiques, and to answer any questions you may have about collecting antiques. until Friday 21 Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford 01453 889765 / GL6 8NT / gallery-pangolin.com The gallery’s late summer exhibition brings together a collection of abstract sculptures by four male and four female artists: Jon Buck, Lynn Chadwick, Ann Christopher, John Hoskin, Eilis O’Connell, Charlotte Mayer, Peter RandallPage and Almuth Tebbenhoff. Gallery Pangolin is open Monday to Friday, from 10am–6pm, and on Saturday from 10am–1pm. from Friday 28 Peter Kettle exhibition at Paragon Gallery, Cheltenham 01242 233391 / GL50 1SW / paragongallery.co.uk This new artist exhibition features the work of Peter Kettle, a young landscape painter who works primarily in oils, enriching the texture with the addition of plaster. Kettle has a particular feeling for light that draws the eye into the heart of his instantly recognizable paintings. He has been

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Bronze sculpture of Marcus Aurelius, exhibited by Architectural Heritage at The Oxfordshire Museum

elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy, and has enjoyed a number of sell-out shows. The Private View is from 6pm on Thursday 27 October: please call/email the gallery to join the mailing list if you would like an invitation. The Paragon Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am–5:30pm, and on Monday from 10am–4pm. For further details, see our What’s On feature on page 47. until Saturday 29 Marc Chagall exhibition at Barnbury, Winchcombe 01242 300330 / GL54 5LH / barnbury.com More than 40 of Chagall’s lithographs, mostly originals from the 1950s, are on show and for sale. They include works from The Bible series and others which depict Chagall’s love of Paris, dance and scenes from the circus. Barnbury is open Monday to Saturday, from 10am–5pm. For further details, see our Exhibition in the Spotlight on pages 48–49.

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WHAT’S ON: EXHIBITIONS & AUCTIONS until Sunday 30 An American Toy Story at the American Museum in Britain, Bath 01225 460503 / BA2 7BD / americanmuseum.org This exhibition tells the story of the games and toys that have been inspired by popular films. It showcases movie props, vintage toys and memorabilia from films such as James Bond, Star Wars, Snow White, Mickey Mouse, Frozen and Toy Story. There is also an interactive room at the back of the gallery with dressing up costumes, props, Lego and drawing materials. The American Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 12noon– 5pm, closed Mondays except during August and on Bank Holidays. The gardens and café are open from 10:30am. until Sunday 30 The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester 01285 657181 / GL7 1JL / newbreweryarts.org.uk Paintings and prints produced over the last 17 years by Jackie Morris for the charity Help Musicians are displayed alongside contemporary and traditional musical instruments.

until Monday 31 Coast at Corinium Museum, Cirencester 01285 655611 / GL7 2BX / coriniummuseum.org An exhibition featuring works by CHART art collective. This is a small, Cheshire based collective of visual artists interested in the links between all the arts and sciences, and in structure, time, words, numbers and symbols. References to all these elements are evident in their work. Works on view examine the elemental nature of our shorelines and the interaction of land and sea. throughout October Linda Brothwell: The Missing at Holburne Museum, Bath 01225 388588 / BA2 4DB / holburne.org Linda Brothwell has created a huge range of textures and colours in stone, wood and metalwork. Her works are in response to the most intricate works in the Holburne Museum’s collection and are displayed alongside the elaborate carved wooden, gilt bronze and hardstone plinths on which Sir William Holburne displayed his porcelain and bronzes. Many of Holburne’s plinths were separated from their objects in the 20th century, leaving an eclectic collection of empty mounts. Brothwell has created the ’missing parts’. throughout October Planning for Peace: Redesigning Bath during WWI at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath 01225 333895 / BA1 5NA / museumofbatharchitecture.org.uk In 1916, while Great Britain was in the middle of WWI, architect Robert Atkinson designed an extraordinary project to redevelop the city of Bath. On display here, Atkinson’s unbuilt designs present a vision for peacetime Bath imagined during the realities of war.

Spring by Marc Chagall at Barnbury

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throughout October Kenneth Armitage Centenary Sculpture (1916 – 2002) exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath 01225 477233 / BA2 4AT / victoriagal.org.uk Kenneth Armitage was Head of Sculpture at the Bath Academy of Art and this retrospective exhibition celebrates the work of an artist intimately connected with the city. It features numerous 

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WHAT’S ON: EXHIBITIONS & AUCTIONS sculptures in bronze and plaster alongside paintings and drawings, mostly on a figurative or arboreal theme. Armitage was born in 1916 and first studied at Leeds College of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art, London. In 1952, he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale, exhibiting alongside the sculptors Lynn Chadwick, Bernard Meadows, Reg Butler and Eduardo Paolozzi. Described by the critic Herbert Read as the ’Geometry of Fear’ school because of their deployment of sharp angular forms in metal, the group show sealed Armitage’s reputation as a member of the new generation of postwar British sculptors. Victoria Art Gallery is open daily from 10:30am–5pm. There are lunchtime tours (12:30pm– 1pm) of the exhibition every Thursday until 10 November and the exhibition runs until 27 November. throughout October The Last Word in Art? at The Wilson, Cheltenham 01242 237431 / GL50 3JT / cheltenhammuseum.org.uk The Last Word in Art? explores the theme of language – word, image and body – in the 20th century and contemporary art. Works on display span a range of media, by artists such as David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, Tracey Emin, Jeremy Deller and Ian Hamilton Finlay. Selected from the Arts Council collection and the collections held at The Wilson, the exhibition shows artists’ approaches to the use of text and language in the visual arts. It aims to prompt debate about how ideas around the visual, literary and conceptual converge and diverge. The Wilson, formerly known as Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, is open daily from 9:30am–5:15pm. throughout October Early Autumn exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour 01608 664411 / CV36 4AJ / thestourgallery.co.uk This exhibition features work by Andrew Bird, Belinda Durrant, Janis Ridley, Jane Wheeler,

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The Shortest Route by Andrew Bird at The Stour Gallery

ceramic artist Sotis Filippides, Bruce McLean, John Emanuel, Heidi König and Mark Raggett. An artist new to the gallery, Andrew Bird studied Graphic Design at Sheffield and Fine Art at Bradford, now using these different disciplines in his work to explore and simplify the visual content of his paintings. Based in Derbyshire, and a frequent visitor to the South West of England, he is inspired by the activity of the coastal life in Cornwall and the rugged nature of the two varied landscapes. He works by building up layers of paint, then scraping and re-working the surface to reveal the textures and colour below until considering a painting ’complete’. He uses sketched ideas and references from memory as well as developing his paintings instinctively. The Stour Gallery is open Monday to Saturday (closed Thursday), from 10am–5:30pm, or by appointment. throughout October 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition at Nature in Art, Twigworth 01452 731422 / GL2 9PA / nature-in-art.org.uk The first post-launch display of all the winning images from this competition which focusses on British fauna and flora. 

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JOHN NOOTT Galleries F I N E PA I N T I N G S & W O R K S O F A R T

Edward Noott SOLO EXHIBITION 15th – 30th October 35 new works in oils with subjects painted from the Cotswolds, France, Italy and the USA

A light lunch in Aix 30x36ins

The Brooklyn Bridge & beyond 25x30ins

Florida sunshine 20x24ins

Sunflowers & oranges 20x20ins

Catalogue available upon request. Full details can be found on our website www.john-noott.com John Noott Galleries, 10 The Green, Broadway, Worcs WR12 7AA www.john-noott.com 01386 858969 bm@john-noott.com

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Performing AOctober rts Wednesday 5 Masterworks concert at Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham 0844 576 2210 / GL52 3JE / cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk The 2016/2017 Masterworks season includes cycles of the Schubert Sonatas and the complete Chopin Nocturnes performed by pianist James Lisney. In this concert, Lisney plays three of Chopin’s Nocturnes and Schubert’s Sonatas in B (D 575) and C (D 958). Wednesday 5 Pete Firman live comedy at The Theatre, Chipping Norton 01608 642350 / OX7 5NL / chippingnortontheatre.co.uk Star of BBC1’s The Magicians, Pete Firman presents his trademark blend of crowd-pleasing comedy and magic. Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8 Stags and Hens at Rondo Theatre, Bath 01225 444003 / BA1 6RT / rondotheatre.co.uk Dave and Linda have unknowingly chosen same trashy ’70s disco for their Stag and Hen parties. When Linda’s ex, Peter, shows up with an offer of escape, she’s forced to make a decision – should she stay and conform to everyone’s expectations, or go and do the unheard of? This irreverent comedy is set to music from the era. Wednesday 5 – Saturday 8 Grease at Lister Hall, Dursley 07890 203318 / GL11 4JB / the-dods.com Junior DODS (Dursley Operatic and Dramatic Society’s youth theatre group) are staging the

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youth version of this classic stage musical, set in a fictional 1950s high school. Friday 7 Ben Waters: Lifting The Blues at Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham 01242 258002 / GL51 6HE / bacontheatre.co.uk Ben Waters can claim to be one of Jools Holland’s top ten favourite pianists of all time – Jools even asked him to play at his wedding. After last year’s sell-out gig with the Ben Waters Band and Bill Wyman, Ben returns with more special guests. Friday 7 Rachel Parris live comedy at Pound Arts, Corsham 01249 701628 / SN13 9HX / poundarts.org.uk Rachel Parris presents her acclaimed musical comedy show about not having it all. No house, husband, child, wage? No problem.

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WHAT’S ON: PERFORMING ARTS Friday 7 Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age live comedy at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa 01926 334418 / CV32 4AT / warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre In this new show, Russell Kane unleashes another award winning stand-up performance about growing up and growing down. until Saturday 8 A Room with a View at Theatre Royal, Bath 01225 448844 / BA1 1ET / theatreroyal.org.uk This elegant comedy, written in 1908, is widely recognized as one of the finest novels of the 20th century. Felicity Kendal plays Charlotte Bartlett, the spinster who has the task of chaperoning her cousin, the English rose Lucy Honeychurch. Monday 10 Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at Gloucester Guildhall 01452 503050 / GL1 1NS / gloucester.gov.uk/guildhall HBE are seven brothers from the south side of Chicago who have toured the world playing with everyone from Prince to Damon Albarn. This is a standing event; over 14s only.

blow up dolls in an unconventional exploration of an autistic mind. Using multimedia, video projection and his unique brand of performance poetry, Cian playfully questions the place of disability in today’s world. Friday 14 Blues! at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath 01225 461700 / BA1 1QR / chapelarts.org This show, featuring the award winning rhythm and blues band The Blueswater, plays the songs and tells the stories of blues artists who have defined today’s music. Friday 14 The Woodlanders at Rondo Theatre, Bath 01225 444003 / BA1 6RT / rondotheatre.co.uk Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company presents a distilled adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s romantic, rural novel The Woodlanders. The tale follows the inhabitants of Little Hintock as relationships flourish, families transform and all comes full circle with the changing of the seasons. The Woodlanders is a co-production with the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham. 

Wednesday 12 Dracula at Sundial Theatre, Cirencester 01285 654228 / GL7 1XA / sundial-theatre.co.uk With 21 characters, four actors and two very sharp fangs, Dracula is a delirious gallop through this classic tale of gothic horror. This is a new English adaptation by award winning playwright Tiffany Woodsmith, performed by The Last Baguettes and directed by Balthazar Gaulier. Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 The Misfit Analysis at Everyman Studio Theatre, Cheltenham 01242 572573 / GL50 1HQ / everymantheatre.org.uk Journeying through Cian’s mischievous mind, The Misfit Analysis takes us through a world of wheelchairs and

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Friday 14 Lesley Garrett and Friends at Stratford ArtsHouse, Stratford-upon-Avon 01789 207100 / CV37 6LU / stratfordartshouse.co.uk Lesley Garrett (soprano) is joined by Roland Wood (baritone), who made his Covent Garden debut last year, and Anna Tillbrook (piano) in a programme including arias from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute, and works by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin and Cole Porter. Friday 14 James Hickman and Dan Cassidy live music at Prema, Uley 01453 860703 / GL11 5SS / prema.org.uk The collaboration of James Hickman and Dan Cassidy began in 2008 and their debut album, Severn Street, was released the following year. Their sound connects British and American folk music, with Hickman on guitar and vocals creating a counterpoint to Cassidy’s virtuosic fiddling.

Friday 14 – Saturday 22 Two at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon 01789 403416 / CV37 6LU / thebearpit.org.uk A bickering husband and wife and the dozen regulars who pass through their pub in an evening are played by just two actors: David Mears and Lucy Parrott. Each vignette skilfully combines pathos and humor. Saturday 15 Organ Recital at Bath Abbey 01225 422462 / BA1 1LT / bathabbey.org This recital is given by Gerard Brooks from Central Hall, Westminster. Sunday 16 Major Pipeworks Wind Ensemble at Lodge Park, near Cheltenham 01451 844130 / GL54 3PP / nationaltrust.org.uk Returning to Lodge Park by popular request, this wind ensemble brings its unique playing of period music to the Great Room. Lodge Park is open as normal from 11am–4pm, with Major Pipeworks playing from 1:30pm. Sunday 16 Endellion String Quartet at Stratford ArtsHouse, Stratford-upon-Avon 01789 207100 / CV37 6LU / stratfordartshouse.co.uk The Endellion, now in its 37th season, is renowned as one of the finest quartets in the world. In this concert, they perform Mozart’s Quartet in B flat K458 “The Hunt”, Haydn’s Quartet Op.77 No.2 and Beethoven’s Quartet in C sharp minor Op.131.

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Monday 17 – Saturday 22 Little Shop of Horrors at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 01242 572573 / GL50 1HQ / everymantheatre.org.uk With music by Alan Menken, best known for his numerous Walt Disney film scores, Little Shop of Horrors is a cult film and one of the longest running off-Broadway shows of all

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WHAT’S ON: PERFORMING ARTS time. Seymour Krelborn, the assistant at Mushnik’s Flower Shop in downtrodden Skid Row, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a strange and exotic plant. He names it Audrey Two in order to impress glamorous Audrey, the colleague he’s secretly in love with. Audrey Two quickly starts to wilt, putting Seymour’s job and dream future with Audrey at risk. Accidentally pricking his finger, Seymour discovers Audrey Two needs a little more than plant food to thrive. The plant grows into a bad-tempered, foulmouthed carnivore whose voracious appetite becomes increasingly difficult to satisfy. How far will Seymour go for the woman of his dreams? This staging stars Rhydian as the sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello. Monday 17 – Saturday 22 Uncle Richard at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa 0844 493 4938 / CV31 3AA / loft-theatre.co.uk 1502: after the death of his older brother, Arthur, at Ludlow Castle, an 11 year old Henry VIII has much to learn about his ancestors if he is ever to become King. But when he begins to question the survivors of the Wars of the Roses, including his mother Elizabeth of York, they discover that when it comes to their uncle Richard III, no two tellings of the tale ever seem to be quite the same.

the world of chamber music for over 20 years. This concert spans works by Mozart, Beethover and Schulhoff. Thursday 20 Lee Mead: Some Enchanted Evening autumn tour at Cheltenham Town Hall 0844 576 2210 / GL52 1QA / cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk This solo show features classic songs from Hollywood musicals such as South Pacific and Guys ’n’ Dolls. Sunday 23 Jackson Live in Concert at Cheltenham Town Hall 0844 576 2210 / GL52 1QA / cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk Jackson Live in Concert sees one of Michael Jackson’s long-time fans recreate the live experience. Ben’s portrayal of Jackson is remarkably accurate, from the look and the voice to the moonwalk. The concert features live vocals, costumes and the signature dance moves. 

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Tuesday 18 Lunchtime recital at Cheltenham Town Hall 0844 576 2210 / GL52 1QA / cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk James Geidt (baritone) and Somi Kim (piano) perform works by Wolf, Britten, Debussy and Vaughan Williams. Geidt is a former choral scholar who has appeared with UK choirs such as Chapelle du Roi, Ex Cathedra and Oxford Baroque, and as soloist on Novum’s recordings of Britten choral works and Charpentier Music Sacrée.

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Friday 28 The Unravelling Wilburys at Arc Theatre, Trowbridge 01225 756211 / BA14 0ES / arctheatre.org.uk This tribute band of The Traveling Wilburys replicates their sounds and songs from the late ’80s. Expect to hear Handle with Care, End of the Line, The Devil’s Been Busy and Not Alone Any More as well as works by Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, George Harrison and Bob Dylan. Saturday 29 The Underground Man at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 01242 572573 / GL50 1HQ / everymantheatre.org.uk Adapted by Nick Wood from Mick Jackson’s Booker shortlisted novel, this Nottingham Playhouse, AJTC Theatre Company and New Theatre Nottingham co-production is a journey, with a Gothic twist, through the curious tunnels of a Victorian mind. William John Cavendish Scott-Bentinck, the 5th Duke of Portland, is an eccentric English aristocrat whose imagination and curiosity know no bounds. This deceptively simple man struggles to come to terms with a world that is teeming with new knowledge, ill-founded opinion and gossip. In a sequence of events that are often bizarre and frequently amusing, he reveals moments of surprising perception and wisdom.

Sunday 30 Joni Fuller at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath 01225 461700 / BA1 1QR / chapelarts.org Indie folk/pop songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joni Fuller is known for her high energy performances. She is the only UK alumna of Phil Collins’ Little Dreams Foundation. throughout October Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath 01225 448844 / BA1 1ET / theatreroyal.org.uk This award winning comedy is a love story between two elderly residents in a nursing home. Patrick was a mathematician and codebreaker, Clara is a beautiful innocent with a fading memory. Will their adult children be able to come to terms with their own feelings as the romance between their parents blossoms? throughout October The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre 0844 800 1110 / CV37 6BB / rsc.org.uk Amid the fast and furious world of the South American carnival, three wandering cavaliers roam in exile whilst three women looking for love – and fighting for a little freedom – explore this vibrant world. The play is by Aphra Behn, England’s first female professional playwright and a strong voice in early feminism.

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eVents October Saturday 1 – Sunday 9 The Great Bath Feast greatbathfeast.co.uk Bath’s independent restaurants, pubs, cafes and local food producers come together to create a week of gastronomic experiences. Highlights include a Japanese Sake tasting evening on 1 October at the Holburne, and new for 2016 is the Bath Bites Food & Drink Fair which is held in the Abbey Churchyard for the duration of the festival. until Sunday 2 Marlborough Literature Festival 01672 512071 / marlboroughlitfest.org A festival that highlights the best in writing, from history, biography and humour to poetry, politics and prize winning fiction.

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book Breakdown, telling the story of The Ghosts of War – those soldiers who suffer from shell shock. This is on Friday 7 October at 4.30pm in The Ballroom at Warwick Court House. Wednesday 5 John Hoppner’s Portrait of Catherine Cussans talk at Holburne Museum, Bath 01225 388588 / BA2 4DB / holburne.org This ’Collection in Focus’ talk is about the museum’s portrait of Catherine Cussans, Sir William Holburne’s aunt. John Hoppner was influenced by Reynolds and Gainsborough and was one of the most fashionable portrait painters in 18th century England, but is often overlooked today. In this talk, Jennifer Scott, Director of the Holburne, reasserts Hoppner’s rightful place in art history.

until Sunday 2 Tetbury Music Festival 01666 503552 / tetburymusicfestival.org Supported by its patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, the 14th Tetbury Music Festival again welcomes some of the finest names in classical music. On Saturday 1 October (7:30pm at St Marys’ Church, Tetbury), cellist Stephen Isserlis is accompanied by Olli Mustonen in a programme of works by Schumann, Kabelevsky and Shostakovich, and the festival’s final concert is at 5pm at St Marys’ Church on Sunday 2 October, featuring the Choir of the Age of Enlightenment.

Thursday 6 Our Kind of Traitor film showing at Pound Arts, Corsham 01249 701628 / SN13 9HX / poundarts.org.uk This gripping John Le Carrie adaptation stars Ewan McGregor and Naomi Harris as an English couple who find themselves caught between the Russian mafia and the British secret service.

Monday 3 – Sunday 9 Warwick Words History Festival 01926 334418 / warwickwords.co.uk The history of Warwick and its county take centre stage at this year’s festival, formerly known as Warwick Words Festival. A highlight of the programme is a talk by Taylor Downing about his

Thursday 6 Understanding our Developing Children workshop at Water Lane Workshops, Stroud 07770 988455 / GL5 5LW / waterlaneworkshops.co.uk The workshop is led by Janey Downshire, author of Teenagers Translated. Autumn can be unsettling if you are juggling a child who is in transition, 

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a new school, leaving school, starting university or embarking on a career. Growing up involves increased responsibility and independence but to cope successfully this needs to be accompanied by confidence and resilience. For many, change triggers anxiety so parents need to be interactive in a way that maintains a good relationship with their child. This workshop can help you do that. The material is suitable for all parents of children aged 10 to mid 20s, encouraging a proactive approach to child care by focusing on prevention. It aims to provide participants with a raised awareness of what works with teenagers and why. Over the course of the day, you will develop an increased understanding of what normal teenage behaviour is and what points to more worrying signals; the underlying emotional state that drives problem behaviours and how to positively influence this; what is helpful and what is not when trying to offer the right sort of support for a child; how to use your interactions to positively mould a child’s development; and what will work best for your family. The cost of the full day workshop is £95 per place, to include a two course lunch and refreshments as well as a copy of Downshire’s book (£12.99). Friday 7 – Sunday 16 Cheltenham Literature Festival 01242 850270 / cheltenhamfestivals.com Cheltenham’s high profile literature festival this year welcomes more than 600 of the world’s finest writers, actors, politicians, poets, sports personalities and leading opinion formers to celebrate the joy of the written and spoken word. Saturday 8 A Novel in a Day workshop at Prema, Uley 01453 860703 / GL11 5SS / prema.org.uk Learn how to write a novel in a day with award winning novelist Billy Muir. This workshop covers all aspects of novel writing including structure, dialogue and characterization. You will study the editing process and how to finish your first draft, as well as learning how to approach agents and publishers. The workshop is from 10am–4pm; places are £42 per person.

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David Walliams presents The World’s Worst Children at Children’s Bath Literature Festival

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 The Dream of the Plant Collector at Museum in the Park, Stroud 01453 763394 / GL5 4AF / museuminthepark.org.uk A celebration of the opening of the Walled Garden at Museum in the Park. This weekendlong community event (11am–4pm on both days) includes creative activities for all ages, led by artists Emily Joy and Alison Cockcroft. Admission is free. Sunday 9 Open afternoon at Coleshill Mill 01793 762209 / nationaltrust.org.uk This is the last chance in 2016 to visit the restored working mill at Coleshill and find out how grain is turned into flour. Visitors can also explore the mill’s replica Second World War Operational Base. Admission charges apply / free for National Trust members.

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WHAT’S ON: EVENTS until Sunday 9 Children’s Bath Literature Festival 01225 463362 / Bathfestivals.org.uk This year marks the festival’s 10th birthday. The line-up includes David Walliams, Liz Pichon, astronaut Chris Hadfield, Chris Riddell, Michael Morpurgo, Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, Malorie Blackman and Simon Mayo. The ethos of the festival is simple: to entertain children and to enthuse them about reading. Thursday 13 Wellington and Napoleon: a strange relationship lecture at Banbury Museum 01295 753752 / OX16 2PQ / banburymuseum.org What did Wellington and Napoleon really think about each other? Often their recorded statements were made for public consumption and do not reflect their true feelings. But there are other pieces of evidence that enable us to gauge their real relationship, throwing a light on the psychology of two great commanders. The lecture (starting at 7:30pm) is delivered by Dr. Christopher Danziger, who has taught modern European history in Oxford for the last 40 years. Tickets (£3 per person) may be purchased on the door. Thursday 13 Florence Foster Jenkins film showing at Corinium Museum, Cirencester 01285 655611 / GL7 2BX / coriniummuseum.org Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, the film is based on the inspirational true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit and the power of music. Thursday 13 A Cotswold Autumn Ramble at Newark Park, Wotton-under-Edge 01453 842644 / GL12 7PZ / nationaltrust.org.uk An opportunity to explore the Ozleworth valleys with the expert guidance of a Cotswold warden. The walk is from 10:30am–1pm, starting and finishing at Newark Park. Standard admission charges apply; advance booking is not required.

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Friday 14 – Saturday 22 Stratford-upon-Avon Music Festival 01789 298197 / stratfordmusicfestival.com The 21st festival presents a programme of internationally renowned names and emerging artists from classical, jazz, folk and world music. Performers include Lesley Garrett, The Endellion String Quartet, Martin Roscoe, Ronnie Scott’s All Stars and The National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Saturday 15 ’15 Ways to Hide’ writing workshop at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum 01926 742700 / CV32 4AA / warwickdc.gov.uk Inspired by Concealment and Deception, as well as metaphorical ideas of camouflage, you can try your hand at writing poems and short fiction. The workshop takes place from 11am–4pm and is led by Matt Black, Derbyshire Poet Laureate, 2011– 2013. Places are £20 per person. Early booking is advised as places are limited. Saturday 15 Embroidery workshop at Avebury Manor, near Marlborough 01672 539153 / SN8 1RF / nationaltrust.org.uk This workshop aims to equip you with the skills and confidence to make an embroidered butterfly. This could be turned into a bag, a cushion or simply framed. The workshop (11am–4pm) is £38 per person to include all materials and lunch. Saturday 15 Autumn Charity Fair at Beaudesert Park School, Minchinhampton GL6 9AF This popular annual charity shopping event (9am–4pm) features over 30 stalls selling gifts, accessories, ceramics, homewares and clothing. Entrance is £3, with free entry for children under 16. For further details, see our Highlighted Charity Event on page 68. Saturday 15 Craft Fair at Stourhead, near Mere 01747 841152 / BA12 6QD / nationaltrust.org.uk Artists and craftspeople with local and unique jewellery, pottery, paintings and turned wood. 

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Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 Apple Weekend at Westbury Court Garden, Westbury-on-Severn 01452 760429 / GL14 1PD / nationaltrust.org.uk A chance to try and buy heritage apples and other fruit grown at Westbury Court and other National Trust gardens. There is an apple trail and quiz for children. Sunday 16 Country Crafts & Skills at Combe Mill, Long Hanborough 01993 358694 / OX29 8ET / combemill.org A day of demonstrations of woodcrafts by hurdle makers, chair makers and pole lathers, together with hands-on activities for visitors to try. All the mill’s machinery will also be working. Admission charges apply. Monday 17 Spanish Wines tasting at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath 01225 461700 / BA1 1QR / chapelarts.org This tasting is presented by Ed Adams. As well as being a Master of Wine, Adams has extensive experience in the wine trade, now as director of La Bascula. He lives in Bath and for the last 10 years has been creating his own range of wines, all made in Spain. This is an opportunity to taste

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Monday 17 The extraordinary life of Misia Sert talk by Julian Halsby at St. George’s Hall, Blockley GL56 9BY / blockleydfas.org Misia Sert (1872–1950), ’Queen of Paris’, was a virtuoso pianist taught by Gabriel Fauré, before marrying Thadee Natanson, owner of the magazine La Revue Blanche. She was painted many times by ToulouseLautrec, Pierre Bonnard, Eduard Vuillard (who was deeply in love with her) and Renoir. She knew Debussy and Ravel, who dedicated several pieces to her, and she later remarried a wealthy businessman and was able to finance Diaghilev’s extraordinary Russian Ballets, becoming an integral part of the circle around Picasso, Stravinsky, Cocteau and Nijinsky. Her final marriage was to the Spanish muralist, Jose Sert, with whom she travelled extensively, becoming Coco Chanel’s closest friend and confidante. Thursday 20 Vintage Cooking Demonstration at Upton House, Banbury 01295 670266 / OX15 6HT / nationaltrust.org.uk A great event for budding cooks: you can watch the cookery demonstration on the AGA range in Upton’s historic kitchen. The aim is to give you top tips and techniques for cooking up a feast fit for any large family gathering or party. The demonstration is from 10am–2pm. Tickets are £20 per person, to include a private tour of Upton House, the cookery demonstration and lunch. Thursday 20 Sir Winston Churchill Memorial Lecture at the American Museum in Britain, Bath 01225 460503 / BA2 7BD / americanmuseum.org The fourth Churchill Memorial Lecture at the American Museum in Britain is entitled ’The UK’s

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WHAT’S ON: EVENTS Role in the World post-Brexit’ and is delivered by local MP Jacob Rees-Mogg. In his lecture, (proBrexit) Rees-Mogg explores the advantages and challenges of Great Britain being independent from the bureaucracy of the European Union. The lecture starts at 6:45pm, with drinks from 6pm. Tickets are £7. Sunday 22 Olia Hercules: Guest Chef at Thyme at Southrop Manor 01367 850174 / GL7 3NX / thymeatsouthrop.co.uk Olia Hercules is a Leith’s-trained chef who developed her cooking skills in the kitchens of Ottolenghi. Her first cookery book, Mamushka, was published last summer. Olia’s Ukrainian background runs through the recipes, taking the reader on an inspiring journey with familiar British ingredients. This course (11am–1pm, £145 per person) explores the topic of fermentation. Tuesday 25 An illustrated talk by Mike Amphlett at Nature in Art, Twigworth 01452 731422 / GL2 9PA / nature-in-art.org.uk Amphlett is an experienced photographer, picture editor, tutor and writer who also has worked in wildlife film-making. This talk from 7pm focuses on his recent photographic adventures in India. Tickets are £8 per person to include a finger buffet. Wednesday 26 Portraits from Life workshop at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester 01285 657181 / GL7 1JL / newbreweryarts.org.uk This workshop (10am–4pm, £75 per place) is led by Max Hale. It is for anyone who would like to learn portraiture from scratch, and for more experienced artists wanting to develop their technique and skills. Some painting experience in either acrylic or ail is needed. Participants plan and complete at least one painting during the session. All materials are provided.

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Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 Pottering Around the Cathedral at Gloucester Cathedral 01452 528095 / GL1 2LX / gloucestercathedral.org.uk A tour behind the scenes of the filming of Harry Potter at Gloucester Cathedral. Tickets are £7.50 (adults) / £5.50 (age 3–16). Tours depart at 6:15pm, 7pm and 7:45pm. Thursday 27 Anglo-Saxon Gloucestershire lecture at Corinium Museum, Cirencester 01285 655611 / GL7 2BX / coriniummuseum.org This lecture (7pm–8:30pm) by Dr Simon Draper examines the relationship between place names and archaeology in Gloucestershire. A special emphasis is given to aspects of the Anglo-Saxon landscape. Tickets are £6.50 / £5.50 for season ticket holders and must be booked in advance. Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 Gift & Craft Fair at Nature in Art, Twigworth 01452 731422 / GL2 9PA / nature-in-art.org.uk This annual fair at Nature in Art is a good source for hand crafted gifts such as turned wood, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, stained glass and metalwork. Many of the exhibitors also give demonstrations of their crafts. Entry is £2 per person, free for under 16s.

Olia Hercules cookery demonstration at Thyme at Southrop Manor

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HIGHLIGHTED CHARITY EVENT: AUTUMN FAIR AT BEAUDESERT PARK

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AUTUMN FAIR AT BEAUDESERT PARK SCHOOL, NEAR MINCHINHAMPTON This annual charity fair has become one of the highlights in the Cotswold calendar and showcases unique gifts, accessories and treats from more than 30 stallholders. The two charities supported by the fair this year are Children’s Hospice South West and Scrubditch Care Farm in Gloucestershire… The 12th autumn fair at Beaudesert Park School provides a great opportunity to grab yourself a few early Christmas presents for family and friends whilst supporting two worthy causes: Children’s Hospice South West and Scrubditch Care Farm. This year, the fair’s committee has selected more than 30 stallholders, many of them Cotswolds based, to present their gift ideas, homewares, ceramics, luxurious accessories and clothing. Free on-site parking gives easy access to come and go as you please and a range of refreshments is available throughout the day. Last year, the fair donated over £9,000 to its good causes and, with your support, the committee hopes to raise even more this year for its chosen charities. The entrance fee is £3 per person, with free admission for children under 16.

Children’s Hospice South West provides hospice care across the South West for children with life-limiting conditions and their whole family. The care on offer is wide ranging, covering respite and short breaks as well as emergency, palliative and end of life care. The charity operates three hospices: Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm in North Somerset and Little Harbour in mid-Cornwall. Scrubditch Care Farm in North Cerney provides therapeutic farm based training and activities for vulnerable people, with a focus on increasing confidence, building independence and promoting good health and wellbeing. The Autumn Fair is open from 9am–4pm at Beaudesert Park School, near Minchinhampton, GL6 9AF. Everyone is most welcome to attend.

For details about Children’s Hospice South West, please visit chsw.org.uk; for details about Scrubditch Care Farm, please visit scrubditchfarm.org.uk Children’s Hospice South West: Registered charity number 1003314 Scrubditch Care Farm: Registered charity number 1153460

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property&home

PROPERTY FEATURE: OWNING A LISTED PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTED PROPERTIES EXPERT COMMENT: POWERED GATES EDITOR’S CHOICE: INTERIORS INTERIORS FEATURE: CARING FOR ANTIQUES INTERIORS FEATURE: TURN ON THE LIGHTS INTERIOR DESIGN COMMENT… PLANNING A COLOUR SCHEME EDITOR’S CHOICE: GARDENS GARDEN DESIGN TIPS… MODERN PRAIRIE STYLE Cotswold preview OCTOBER 16

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Alvescot House, a Grade II listed Georgian property 16please Cotswold preview currently on the market with Strutt & Parker. For OCTOBER further details see pages 84–85


property feature… OWNING A LISTED PROPERTY

Owning wning a Listed property

From medieval manors to Victorian mansions, a significant part of Britain’s rich heritage lies in its historic properties. The privilege of owning one of these properties is, of course, balanced by responsibilities…

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The continuing popularity of National Trust and English Heritage show that interest in ancient buildings is not waning. But while many of us would shrink in horror at the idea of owning a Cliveden or Waddesdon Manor, many of us still seek to live in our own slice of history. For anyone considering the purchase of an old property, it is wise to be aware of the listing process, as any building over 30 years old may be eligible for listing. A listed building is one that has been placed on Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, maintained by Historic England. The term can be used on almost

of what each listing means and the responsibilities it brings with it. For example, the listing can apply to both the interior and the exterior of a property and will cover everything in existence at the time of the listing, regardless of its age. Any manufactured object or structure within the curtilage of the site which was in existence on 1 July 1948 is also included. The main fabric of the interior is controlled, too – this will affect the floor plan, staircases, fireplaces and so on. The listing also includes the maintenance and repair of the building which must be sympathetic and undertaken using appropriate materials by contractors with experience in work

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A listing is not a preservation order and it certainly doesn’t mean owners can’t make changes to their property. What it does mean is that before any building work can be carried out, listed building consent must be applied for and granted…

anything – it doesn’t have to be a building; it can be telephone boxes, road signs or other structures. Listed buildings cannot be demolished, altered or extended without permission from the local planning authority. All buildings built before 1700 which survive in anything like their original condition are listed, as are most of those built between 1700 and 1840. Very specific selection criteria apply to buildings dating from after 1945. Basically, the older your building is, the more likely it is to be listed. According to Historic England, there are currently around 400,000 listed properties in England. There are three types of listed status for buildings in England and Wales: Grade 1, which applies to buildings of exceptional interest (only 2.5% of listed buildings); Grade II*, which covers important buildings of more than special interest (5.5% of listed buildings); and Grade II, which applies to buildings of special interest and covers the vast majority – 92% – of all listed buildings. Anthony Coaker, of estate agent Savills in Cirencester, says, “If you are considering buying a listed building, it is essential that you are fully aware

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on listed buildings.” However, as Anthony is quick to point out: “A listing is not a preservation order and it certainly doesn’t mean owners can’t make changes to their property. What it does mean is that before any building work can be carried out, listed building consent must be applied for and granted. This is so that the architectural interest of a building can be preserved and if you break the rules, you’re committing a criminal offence, with no time limitation for enforcement.” With so many listed buildings in private ownership and legislation subject to change, knowing your responsibilities can be a task in itself. Peter Anslow started The Listed Property Owners’ Club over 20 years ago, having bought a 17th century Kentish barn in the 1960s, which he is still restoring to this day. By the time Peter’s son and daughter had also both bought listed buildings, he had learnt enough to pass on his knowledge and LPOC began. “Any problems that arise with owning a listed building have been, without exception, due to lack of knowledge and it was on this basis that we structured the club” Peter says. “There aren’t many

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property feature… OWNING A LISTED PROPERTY questions that arise that we haven’t experienced before. Whilst we tend to respond to these directly, when something new or particularly tricky arises we act as a signpost to the expert who can respond with the appropriate advice.” Members pay an annual subscription fee that allows them to access detailed advice, information and support. Peter’s passion for heritage and helping listed building owners extended to Parliament in 2013 as he began a campaign for owners’ rights, following a difficult few years that included the scrapping of VAT relief on approved alterations. LPOC continues to lobby Westminster for a reduction in VAT to 5% for work on listed buildings. Jo and Paul Hester were not aware of listing constraints when they purchased their Grade II listed Manor in 2003. The property had been left empty for two years and needed complete restoration. Jo says, “We had absolutely no idea at the time what we were getting ourselves into. We couldn’t understand why no developers were interested!” Although the house was split into two properties, only Jo and Paul’s half was listed. Jo says, “We have had to re-roof the house twice and our half cost £60,000 for Cotswold stone roofing but the other half only cost £10,000 for reconstituted tiles.” Although Jo was allowed to restructure the interior of the house, including re-siting the kitchen and removing walls, she has felt great frustration at having to adhere to listing requirements. This was compounded in 2007, when, soon after the internal restoration had been completed, storm water flooded the ground floor. This resulted in the family having to move out for 12 months while the 12 inch walls dried out and then the restoration had to begin over again. Jo says, “I totally understand why listing exists and that it’s there to protect buildings. What I find hard is the inconsistency of it. Every project is considered on a case by case basis by the planning officer at the time, and there seems to be no rule book or give and take. I would never buy a listed property again, as there are just too many challenges.” When undertaking any work on a listed property it is essential to know what parts or features of the house are original or of any specific interest. Robin Sporn, director of Sporn Construction in Bicester says, “Whether the property is Grade II, Grade I, or indeed not listed at all, we first respect the building for what

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WILLOW COURT Renovation project by Sporn Construction This project involved an extension and renovation of a Grade II listed building. The house represents a significant part of the village’s history. During the groundworks phase of the build, there was an archeological watching brief. The cobbled road leading to the property was of archeological interest and therefore required specialist protection from heavy site traffic. The project involved a large extension to the west wing and a small extension to the east wing along with extensive refurbishment throughout. Stone and Stonefield roof slates were salvaged from the demolition of an existing extension and the demolition of garden walls. Additional stone was also required and was sourced from a local supplier. The stone was carefully mixed to ensure a seamless continuity to the stonework. Sporn Construction also landscaped the gardens, which included the building of dry stone walls. it is. From that point we can sympathetically rejuvenate, adapt or extend the building to incorporate the vision and needs of our clients.” Understanding the traditional methods used by craftsman during each historical period is a vital part of ensuring any building works seamlessly blend the old with the new. To this end, Sporn’s tradesmen are experienced craftsmen with 4

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a firm grasp of traditional practices that have been long forgotten by many others in the industry. A difficulty often faced by owners of historic properties is the desire to update the property with the correct Eco credentials. This is a difficult task as old properties were built to breathe – with gaps in the floorboards and draughty single glazing. The air flow is important to properties which were largely constructed with lime plasters and mortars, which again are flexible enough to deal with slight movement and are air permeable. Robin Sporn explains, “Current Eco construction practices, such as Passiv Haus, require super insulation and a very low air permeability from the property. Air loss equals heat loss, but this does not mean that listed properties cannot be Passiv Haus, although it does require very careful planning & detailing.” It is essential that any builder employed has considerable experience of historic buildings. The

construction process for such buildings can present surprises along the way, but experience within this specific construction field will enable resolutions to be put in place swiftly and efficiently. Those selling a listed property at which works have been undertaken will be required to produce evidence that those works have been granted appropriate planning permission and listed building consent. A buyer can be responsible for reversing any unlawful changes made by previous owners. Anthony Coaker says, “Absence of this important documentation can delay a sale as interested parties may well be advised to take out an indemnity policy or even withdraw from a sale. However, there are numerous examples of listed buildings which have been altered, extended and sometimes even demolished within Government planning guidance.” Kathy Ellison owns the Congregational Chapel in Northleach, where she and her family

Before and after: a listed property renovation project by Sporn Construction

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property feature… OWNING A LISTED PROPERTY have lived for the past 22 years. Built in 1860, it has Grade II listing and Kathy believes that the benefits of owning an old home outweigh the negatives. She says, “It’s wonderful. I really feel you are the custodian of a house and looking after it for the next generation. Our home has a fantastic sense of history and my children love it. You wouldn’t buy a listed property without loving old homes. You buy a beautiful old building because you want something quirky, traditional and unique. It’s a piece of history after all.” Anthony Coaker agrees, saying, “Though buying a listed building can be daunting, it’s important to remember that the additional effort required does also have its benefits. First and foremost, demand for period property does not seem to diminish and the preservation of character within a building will remain an attraction for future purchasers. This will ultimately contribute

to the capital appreciation of the property over time. Equally, the fact that you have had to employ qualified craftsmen, working with appropriate materials, should ensure a fabulous quality of workmanship. Listed properties are an important part of our heritage and, as an owner and custodian of a listed building, you are helping to preserve their character for the benefit of future generations.” Contact details: Historic England: 01793 445050 / SN2 2EH / historicengland.org.uk Savills: 01285 627 550 / GL7 1QD / savills.co.uk Sporn Construction: 01869 277222 / OX27 9AU / spornconstruction.com Strutt & Parker: 01865 366645 / OX2 7LL / struttandparker.com The Listed Property Owners’ Club: 01795 844939 / ME9 7TE / lpoc.co.uk

TOP 5 TIPS FOR BUYING OR OWNING A LISTED PROPERTY
 by The Listed Property Owners’ Club

1. Understand your property’s listing
 Contrary to popular belief, listing protects the complete building both inside and out (not just the front) and may also include garden walls, courtyards and even statuary within the garden. Some buildings are also “curtilage listed” meaning that if your property is situated within the curtilage of, or attached to, a listed building, it may also be listed. 2. Protect yourself against unauthorised work
 If a previous owner made alterations to the building without consent, the local planning authority may require you to reverse those alterations at your own cost. When buying a listed building, you should always ensure that suitable searches are carried out in order to make sure that all alterations have the correct consent and that your insurance will cover you should you later discover any unauthorised alterations. 3. Be realistic in your expectations
 If you are planning alterations to a listed property, be realistic as to what will be allowed. For instance, planning permission is unlikely to be

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granted to add a large modern garage to a small cottage. By working sympathetically with the property, your plans are much more likely to be approved. 4. Work with the property
 As old buildings, listed properties often don’t respond well to the application of modern materials. For instance, many cases of damp are actually the result of the introduction of modern, non-breathable materials such as cement or paint, which prevent the evaporation of moisture. In most cases, owners can get the best results for their property by using traditional materials and techniques. 5. Enjoy the experience
 With the right knowledge and advice, owning a listed property can be a wonderful experience. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and guidance from experts and other owners, work closely with your conservation officer, expect the unexpected and enjoy writing the next chapter in the story of your historic home.

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Green Oaks, Lechlade

£415,000

Set back from St John’s Street lies the charming property known as Green Oaks. This sale represents a rare opportunity to acquire an individual property in need of refurbishment and / or the adjacent garden (which has recently had planning permission granted to erect a detached dwelling. Plot - Guide Price £180,000). Application Reference 16/00257/FUL (Cotswold District Council) Four Bedrooms · Three Receptions · Kitchen / Breakfast Room · Utility and Cloakroom · Attached Garage Contact: Richard Marriage - 01367 252541 78

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The M alt house, Northleach

£725,000

A handsome Cotswold town house with separate converted stone barn offering flexible accommodation, established rear gardens, located nearby to the town’s Market Place. HOUSE - Five Bedrooms · Four Receptions · Kitchen · Two Bathrooms · Cellar BARN - one bedroom · two receptions · shower room Contact: Teresa Davis - 01285 648100

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The Manse

A beautifully presented Grade II listed village house with delightful views.

Location: Naunton, Stow-on-the-Wold Accommodation: Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, shower room, rear hall, two bedroom suites, two further double bedrooms and family shower room. Outside: Mature gardens with glorious elevated views over the River Windrush. Guide price: ÂŁ850,000 Tel: 01285 627558 Email: cirencester@savills.com

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Hidcote Farmhouse

A fine and well presented Grade II listed farmhouse set in this quiet North Cotswold hamlet. Location: Ebrington, Chipping Campden Accommodation: Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, study, sitting room, kitchen/ breakfast room, cloakroom, laundry room, four bedrooms, dressing room/bedroom five and three bathrooms. Outside: Delightful garden, large terrace, parking and cellar/garden store. Guide price: ÂŁ1,275,000 Tel: 01386 840224 Email: campden@jackson-stops.co.uk

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Alvescot House A stunning Grade II listed Georgian house set in 22.8 acres of gardens and grounds.

Location: Alvescot Accommodation: Entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, study, dining room, cinema room, games room, kitchen, pantry, breakfast/utility room, cloakroom, master bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, further double bedroom with adjacent cloakroom, family bathroom, further three double bedrooms one with en suite bathroom, further family bathroom and cellar. Outside: Detached studio with cloakroom, kitchen/sitting room, bedroom and shower room. Pool complex with spa, dovecote with exterior and interior balcony and glass room, changing room, shower room, cloakroom and pump room. Further outbuildings including stable complex with three loose boxes, tack room, hay store, machine store, garaging, field stores, landscaped gardens, parkland and trout lake. Guide price: ÂŁ4,350,000 01865 366645 and Faringdon, Oxfordshire n StanfordTel: Road, Near Shellingford Email: giles.lawton@struttandparker.com

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SEARLES PROPERTY CONSULTANCY

A pretty converted Cotswold stone Coach House in the village.

Location: Kingscote Accommodation: Large sitting room with open fire, large kitchen/breakfast room, study, utility room, guest bedroom/second study with shower room, master bedroom, guest bedroom, two single bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside: Pretty terrace and additional large grassed garden with far reaching views and parking. Situation: Unfurnished, EPC Band E. Rent includes garden maintenance. Price: £2500pcm Tel: 07887 888686 Email: soffisearle@btinternet.com Tenant Reference Fee: £45 Company Reference Fee: £60 Tenant Admin Fee: £100 (inclusive of VAT)

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BROADSWORD security services

SECURITY STARTS AT YOUR GATE MONITORED BURGLAR ALAMRS • CCTV • ACESS CONTROL • POWERED GATES AND BARRIERS • FIRE ALARMS

My family have dealt with Broadsword for a number of years, for domestic security; we have received first class service from all members of the team both in the office and in the field. It’s a pleasure to deal with such a caring and trustworthy business. We have recently asked them to take over our business fire alarm system and have also found them to be excellent, punctual and value for money. I would strongly recommend Broadsword as a company who will look after both domestic and business alike to a high standard. – Tim Crabtree, Managing Director of Abbots Office Solutions

Call now on 01608 641670 to find out more about our services and arrange a free and confidential site survey.

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Broadsword Security Services 5 Essex House, Cromwell Business Park, Chipping Norton, Oxon OX7 5SR

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expert comment… POWERED GATES

EXPERT COMMENTby Broadsword Security Services

Powered Gates Powered gates, also known as electric gates or automated gates, have become more prevalent throughout the UK for reasons of convenience, security and status. However, the appearance of these gates has, in the past, sometimes taken precedent over safety. Here, Peter Granville, Partner at Broadsword Security Services, explains the safety issues that need to be considered if you already have powered gates or are thinking of having them installed… In June 2010, the tragic deaths of two young children in separate incidents less than one week apart served to highlight the safety issues facing the UK gate automation industry. This was particularly the case since these tragedies followed so soon after the conviction of a gate manufacturer for breaches of health and safety law in relation to an earlier child fatality. Despite the safety conscious approach of many powered gate installation and maintenance

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companies, regulation has been confusing, conflicting and frustrating. Consequently, there are possibly thousands of unsafe powered gates in operation in the UK with the potential to harm someone or cause further fatalities. Two and a half years ago, and in response to installers’ concerns, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) teamed up with the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) with a view to standardising the powered gate sector. 4

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expert comment… POWERED GATES

Electronic gate system designed by Broadsword Security Services

Six companies working in the powered gates sector volunteered themselves for scrutiny by taking part in this comprehensive pilot audit programme guided by the DHF and conducted by NSI. The programme tested the efficacy of the new Code as fit for purpose. The new code of practice (DHF TS 011:2016) has now been successfully published and rolled out alongside the NSI powered gates certification scheme for installers to adopt. This certification scheme will reduce those safety risks associated with powered gates to as low as is reasonably practicable. If you have an existing powered gate at your home or business, you must consider the effect of someone being harmed by this machine and the associated implications. You can initially assess your gate by looking at the following: • Look for crush, trap, cut, draw in and shear hazards at the hinges. This area is generally where the most force is generated when the gate is moving; • Are there any safety devices fitted to stop

someone being crushed when the gates are closing or opening? • Do the gates open up to a solid structure i.e. a wall or fence where someone could be trapped or crushed? If so, are there safety devices fitted to prevent harm? This list is not exhaustive but may help with an initial assessment. Electronic and physical safety devices can usually be retro-fitted to eliminate these potential hazard areas. If you’re thinking of installing powered gates, the above issues can be addressed at design stage. The safest way is to employ an installation and maintenance company which is in the NSI certification scheme or, as a minimum, works to the new DHF TS011:2016 guideline to carry out a full risk assessment. I am proud to say that Broadsword was one of the six UK companies to be involved in the pilot scheme and subsequently achieve accreditation. We now have processes to audit against, ensuring full compliance of our powered gate installations and, most of all, contributing to making powered gates safe for the future. 

Since1985, Broadsword Security Services has been protecting people and property throughout Oxfordshire and surrounding counties with its industry-leading security products and services. Based in Chipping Norton, Broadsword helps secure homes and businesses by supplying and installing intruder burglar alarms, fire alarms, CCTV, automated gates and access control systems, as well as offering a comprehensive monitoring service. Broadsword Security Services: 01608 641670 / broadswordsecurity.com

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LUCY COPE LIMITED Hand blown English crystal lamps and Matchstrikes

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Editor’s Choice… INTERIORS

Beaumont & Brown has been manufacturing and supplying bedding products to the world’s leading 5 star hotels for over 10 years. Now the collection of luxurious bedlinen and bathing products is more widely available via the company’s new store on Cricklade Street, in Cirencester. Ultra-smooth to the touch, designs include features such as satin stripes and cord edging details. All bedlinen is available in 300 or 400 thread counts. Beaumont & Brown: beaumontbrown.com

Editor’s Choice

Our selection of design updates from Cotswold based artisans and retailers… With a background in embroidery, print design and screen printing for international fashion designers, Laura Dean is ideally qualified to teach silk screen printing. Having moved to Oxfordshire earlier this year, she has now set up a studio – Silk & Screen – in Kingham. She is holding a four week Introduction to Silk Screen Printing course from Monday 10 October, with morning and evening sessions available. Places are £120, to include all materials. Silk and Screen: 07951 746756 / OX7 6UP / silkandscreen.co.uk We love Sandberg’s latest wallpaper collection, Signatur, which represents a rediscovered world of archive patterns. It comprises original designs from four luminary female artists and designers who worked during a golden era of Scandinavian design. For local stockist details, visit sandbergwallpaper.com Cotswold Trading in Broadway has recently extended its floor space and is now able to offer an even bigger selection of home wares and gifts. New in store for autumn is this Caroline Gardner Fig Diffuser, featuring an alcoholfree fragrance created from a blend of plant oils. The diffuser combines the scent of Mediterranean fig with a delicate floral heart of blossom and a woody finish of amber. It provides a gentle room fragrance for 10–12 12 weeks. Cotswold Trading: 01386 853331 / WR12 7DT / cotswoldtrading.com

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interiors feature… CARING FOR ANTIQUES

Caring forAntiques Antiques and period decorative arts can add soul and character to any home. Here, several of the Cotswolds’ leading specialists advise on how to find, choose, restore and look after antiques…

Roy Woollen of Witney Restorations in his workshop

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A large and unusually brilliantly coloured 19th century sampler, available from Witney Antiques

Catrin Hampton, Director at auction house Chorley’s in Painswick says, “Auction is the wholesale market for buying antiques. 20 years ago, London salerooms were seen as the preserve of the super-rich and provincial salerooms as the territory of ruthless antiques dealers. However, a plethora of television auction coverage, together with the advent of the world wide web, has thankfully debunked this myth and auctions are now the obvious place to go for furnishing your home with items of quality, beauty and interest, at a fraction of the cost of High Street shops.” For those who are not regular auction attendees, how do you know what to look out for or whether damage is reparable? Catrin says, “It is important to realise that most auctioneers’ catalogues give a general description of each item but do not mention any faults, damages or restorations. There is no intention to deceive and this is purely a practical consideration – we are dealing with antiques which by their very nature cannot ever be in ’perfect’ condition and there simply isn’t space in the catalogue to mention every tiny flaw! However, the auction house will be happy to provide you with a condition report upon request, and can also send additional images by email – which is essential if you are unable to come and view the piece in person. If there is a serious

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condition issue, ask the auctioneers for contact details of a restorer who can provide a quote for the necessary work. Once you have taken this cost into consideration, you will have more idea of how far you can go with your bidding.” Imperfect condition is not necessarily a deal breaker. Many people appreciate the lived-in look of a piece of antique furniture: the warm patina brought to an oak refectory table by generations of diners, the spidery signature of a past owner in a dusty volume, or years of knife scratches on an 18th century meat plate. These unique features can actually be part of the appeal – after all, antiques carry a gossamer veil of social history that an Ikea bookcase will never achieve. Once you have bought your piece of history, it is important to maintain its appearance and modern conditions require careful consideration. Antique furniture may have survived for centuries in unheated conditions but can suffer damage (which can be costly to restore) in a relatively short period of months if not protected from changes in temperature and relative humidity. Stephen Jarrett, Director of Witney Antiques, has more than 40 years’ experience of restoring antique furniture and associated works of art. Together with Roy Woollen and Jonathan Midwinter Stephen also runs Witney Restorations Ltd and offers the following advice, “Antique furniture was made from air dried timber with higher levels of water content than its modern counterpart, where the timber used has been kiln dried. When subjected to low levels of humidity, the timber can shrink causing cracks to occur along the grain. Movement of the underlying carcass wood can damage veneers and inlay which can sometimes become detached. If this happens, keep any pieces of the detached veneer and any other detached original timber, as this will make restoration easier and produce a more sympathetic finish to the piece once restored.” Other dry air problems include warped doors, sticking drawers and a loosening of joints due to dried out animal glues. To avoid damage, furniture should be kept a reasonable distance away from radiators and other heat sources and in a constant level of relative humidity, particularly during the winter months. For a comfortable indoor

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interiors feature… CARING FOR ANTIQUES temperature, aim to maintain a relative humidity of between 50% and 55%. It’s also a good idea to place furniture, wherever possible, away from direct sunlight and to draw blinds and curtains on sunny days when rooms are not being used. The surface state of furniture is important as years of accumulated wax, wear and ageing develop a mellow protective patination, virtually impossible to simulate in a short period of time. This naturally aged appearance is part of the furniture’s history and an indication of its age. Routinely dust your furniture and once or twice a year wax polish. Stephen suggests using a beeswax formula polish sparingly and advises never to use spray polishes, as although they may give a good initial look, they contain silicone and a large percentage of spirit, which can remove some of the natural oils in the timber. Stephen’s stock at Witney Antiques includes a major collection of embroidered textiles from the late 16 th to mid 19 th centuries, and his wife Joy, together with Rebecca Scott, provide a conservation service for embroidered textiles. Fragile textiles are susceptible to dirt, careless handling, excess light, damp and insects. Keep and store with care, use acid free paper for wrapping and avoid folding without using appropriate padding. Stephen suggests, “For framed samplers and needleworks hung on walls, only use museum grade glass or acrylic which has been made to protect textiles from ultraviolet light. If necessary, take advice from a textile specialist conservator or a specialist glass and acrylic supplier. Ensure during the framing or re-framing process that acid free tape is used between the wooden frame and the textile.” Tapestries and wall hangings require special care and advice before displaying. A system should be used which prevents sagging or looping and ensures an even weight distribution. Antique carpets can be very valuable and any such examples should be used in parts of the house where they will receive the least wear. No carpet should be placed directly onto a hard floor, so make sure there is underlay protection. Also take care not to place heavy furniture or objects on your antique carpets and protect them from strong sunlight wherever possible.

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Ken Shave, Director of Cheltenham Antique Market, suggests cleaning crystal chandeliers by removing the crystals and rubbing them with cotton gloves or delicately placing them in a solution of water, ammonia and fairy liquid to restore shine and sparkle. If you look after your antique clocks, they will require little maintenance. The professional advice is to keep them regularly wound using a key of the correct size, but being careful not to overwind. This is particularly important for spring driven bracket clocks. Dirt can damage the movements so, as far as possible, place them away from dusty or smokey parts of the house. If you have to move your clocks, ensure the pendulum has been secured or removed, and for weight driven clocks remove both the pendulum and the weights. It is sensible to seek professional advice when your clock needs cleaning, oiling or moving. With reasonable care, the antique furniture in your home will continue to age gracefully. For any pieces that are showing signs of wear or damage, these specialist conservators and restorers will be able to advise you on how best to restore them to their former glory.

Period chest of drawers from Chorley’s March 2014 auction Contact details: Cheltenham Antique Market: 01242 529812 / GL50 2AQ / antiquecrystalchandeliers.co.uk Chorley’s: 01452 344499 / GL4 8EU / simonchorley.com Witney Antiques: 01993 703902 / OX28 6BU / Witney Restorations Ltd: 01993 883336 / OX29 8LH / witneyantiques.com

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Three different designs of pendant light from Pooky: Pluto, Luxor and Borealis. These are simple glass pendants with sloped sides, all framed in antiqued brasswork.

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The Stroud Window Company Gloucestershire – call 01453 824032

Experts in windows, doors & conservatories since 1982

For a free consultation and quote call us today

01453 824032

or visit www.stroudwindows.com The Stroud Window Company Ltd, Plot 10, Ryeford Industrial Estate, @Stroud_Windows Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 3HE

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This large glass table lamp from John Lewis reflects the structural and optical qualities of handmade mouth blown glass. It celebrates simplicity, form and light.

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The neutral colour of the shade and natural grain of the elm allow this Hanborough lamp from Cotswold Trading to look at home in any setting.

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This Drax desk light from Pooky is made from brass with a delicate and cobra-esque brass hood. Classic with clean lines.

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Contact details: Abitalia: 01242 262155 / GL51 8NJ / abitalia.co.uk Cheltenham Antique Market: 01242 529812 / GL50 2AQ / antiquecrystalchandeliers.co.uk Lucy Cope: 01249 650446 / SN14 6LL / lucycope.com Cotswold Trading: 01386 853331 / WR12 7DT / cotswoldtrading.com John Lewis (Bristol): 0117 959 1100 / BS34 5QU / johnlewis.com Lorfords: 01666 505111 / GL8 8AQ / lorfordsantiques.com Pooky: 01242 821495 / GL54 4HJ / pooky.com

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INTERIOR DESIGN COMMENT

…by Jane Saunders of Just Fabrics

PLANNING A COLOUR SCHEME Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start when planning a colour scheme for your room. Here are some simple tips to help with the process… CREATE A MOOD BOARD When you’re revamping a room creating a mood board is a great way to focus your thoughts. Cut out images from magazines and catalogues of colours, styles and fabrics you like. You should also think about any postcards or photographs you have that could inspire you. Gather together fabric swatches, paint samples and images and put onto a large A3 sheet of card. This will help you visualise your colour scheme ideas.

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CHOOSING FABRICS In any new scheme, I like to choose my fabrics first. I tend to go for colourful prints so I choose the key fabric and then base the room colour scheme around it, picking out colours from the print for the walls, floors and accessories. If you focus on choosing your main fabric first, usually the curtain fabric, you can then pick out complementary fabrics for your cushions and upholstery. To create a relaxed scheme mix and match patterns and prints for curtains and cushions.

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interior design comment… PLANNING A COLOUR SCHEME

Room set design ideas by Just Fabrics

If you keep to the same colour palette then you can successfully mix florals, stripes and checks. When mixing florals be careful with the scale of the prints – you can mix large and medium scale designs or medium and small but preferably not large and small. DECIDE ON YOUR BASE COLOUR From your curtain fabric choose the base colour for your walls and floors. This will generally be one of the paler colours so that you will keep your scheme light and bright. However, if you want to add a touch of drama to your room then a darker colour may be more appropriate. This base colour will usually account for about 70% of the total colour scheme. SHOULD IT STAY OR SHOULD IT GO? If you’re updating an existing scheme, you need to consider which items are staying and which should go. You should also consider if you could

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upcycle some pieces by painting them or reupholstering them. MAKE A START When you have gathered all your ideas together, you are ready to begin. Decide which jobs you can do yourself and which you need to get the professionals in for. It’s always worth considering doing some of the tasks yourself as it gives a great deal of satisfaction and is cost effective too! Just Fabrics is one of the UK’s leading independent curtain fabric retailers, with stores in Burford and Cheltenham. You can find a range of top designer clearance fabrics at discounted prices together with a selection of regular lines. Just Fabrics also offers upholstered furniture and home and curtain accessories. Just Fabrics: Burford fabric shop: 01993 823391 / OX18 4JA; Cheltenham fabric shop: 01242 530423 / GL50 3QW (next to Waitrose); justfabrics.co.uk

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Editor’s Choice… GARDENS

Now is the ideal time of year to plant fruit trees: you can find a wide selection at Bampton Garden Plants, which has over 20 types of apple as well as an abundance of fruit trees such as plum, peach, pear, almond, nectarine, greengage and cherry. The specialist advice about planting and looking after the trees is also invaluable. If you have time, try some of the apple and fruit varieties, plus other apple themed treats, in the café before you buy. Bampton Garden Plants: 01993 852233 / OX18 2AA / bamptongardenplants.co.uk

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This month’s top garden tasks, day courses and explorations… Calling all avid gardeners/writers: there is a one day course dedicated to Garden Writing on Saturday 15 October at Cotswold Gardening School in Gossington. The course investigates the different types of garden writing as well as potential markets for your musings, social media marketing, the internet and blogging. The cost is £95 per person, to include lunch. Cotswold Gardening School: 01453 899018 / GL2 7DN / cotswoldgardeningschool.co.uk You are invited to join the Allomorphic team in Stroud for a one day course on Wednesday 26 October to learn how to make three decorative Hallowe’en pieces for your home. The decorations are simple and easy to make, so picture the look on your childrens’ faces and roll up your sleeves! Allomorphic: 01453 767498 / GL5 1BB / allomorphic.co.uk Throughout October, Westonbirt Arboretum in Tetbury is hosting a series of Friday walks to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Conducted by volunteer guides, these walks explore some of the hidden gems in the arboretum, putting the plants into their botanical and historic context. To join one or more of the walks, you should meet at 11am at the Welcome Building. Be sure to wear footwear suitable for soggy paths. Westonbirt Arboretum: 0300 067 4890 / GL8 8QS / forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt

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Fi BOYLE GARDEN DESIGN

Garden Landscape desiGn & consuLtancy An award winning, creative & inspirational designer working with you to achieve your dream garden

Turning Visions into Reality Landscape Contractors

Tel: Office 01747 840202 Mobile: 07787 913027 Stourhead Estate Office, Stourton, Whiltshire BA12 6QD www.fiboylegardendesign.com fi@fiboylegardendesign.com

Tel: 01285 654766 www.estatesandgardens.co.uk Baunton Lane, Cirencester, Glos. GL7 7BG

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GARDEN DESIGN TIPS

by Hendy Curzon

MODERN PRAIRIE STYLE It seems that the UK is firmly immersed in a new era of style. This is not, however, just a style that’s an emerging fad. It is more of a change of ethos and lifestyle, a renewed attention to the details. Here, Adrienne Hendy-Curzon, Director of Hendy Curzon Gardens, explores this nationwide resurgence of preference for the natural, provenance, freshness and self-sufficiency – which is accompanied by the evolution of a modern prairie style… The modern prairie style which has recently emerged across domestic and commercial gardens and landscapes, both in town and country, can be seen as stemming from a universal ’yearning for simplicity’. It shares this underpinning with the original Prairie style movement pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright during the first decade of the 20th century. Back then, it was a bold, new approach to domestic architecture, representing a dramatic shift in design that opposed conventional ways of thinking.

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As it developed from 1894, the Prairie style became characterised by horizontal lines and masses, with the architecture of the houses embracing an allencompassing philosophy of integration with the surrounding landscape. Wright referred to this as ’organic architecture’ – the primary principle being that the building should look like it belongs to the site and naturally grew there. As garden designers and installers of landscapes, we have always worked to the belief

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gardens design tips… MODERN PRAIRIE STYLE that spaces truly affect how people feel and how they function. Just as the interior of your home promotes your day-to-day comfort and functionality, your outdoor spaces are in direct relation to this and should extend these principles. Like the Arts & Crafts movement, the original Prairie style movement embraced simplicity and function, championing handcrafting and craftsmanship in an oppositional response to assembly lines and dehumanised products and workers. Our convergence into modern prairie style is quickly eradicating the notion of a style of garden and landscape that may, to some, have once seemed daunting and impossible to achieve. By paying attention to the details of nature, and opening ourselves up more and more as a nation to our native surroundings, terms like ’wildflower meadow’, ’wildlife garden’, ’cottage garden’ and ’cut flower garden’ no longer seem so allusive. With the change of this outlook comes a change in our language of the day to day. These are positive and exciting times. Pick up any interiors magazine today and you witness the renaissance of botanics and wildlife across fabrics, wall coverings, ceramics and art direction. Nature corners every curiosity and display. In fashion, a perfect example this season is the Alexander McQueen advertisement in British Vogue which shows an image of native Poppies and prairie grasses with no words and no garment of actual clothing. Early in our company’s career, we were appointed to create a natural wildflower landscape on a vast scale surrounding a completely oak-clad modernist house. What naturally emerged as our designs evolved was a desire to let the landscape seem wild but somehow controllable and contained, with the house acting as the anchor point. Our admiration of the projects of the great plantsman and designer Piet Oudolf influenced our decision to deploy a perennial discipline of prairie planting to portions of the property.

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This modern prairie project resulted in a large, undulated and graded landscape of four distinct parts: naturalised wildflower meadows surrounded a productive garden with Orchard; a natural swimming pond with rivers of perennial prairie style planting; a take on a formal Victorian walled garden, with inherited Beech hedges acting as the walls; and an organically shaped parterre containing more perennial prairie planting style schemes. These areas flowed to form a coherent journey, with the house at the heart. In classical prairie style, it grew from the landscape as if was always there, at one with its surroundings. Since then, we, as a company, have encouraged our clients and blog readers to explore4

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gardens design tips… MODERN PRAIRIE STYLE the use of heritage flowers and prairie style planting by presenting these ideas in modern contexts. We always consider the modern prairie style to be somewhat painterly and with a strong focus on seasonal colour and balance. It’s a way of paring back that wild, country look by harnessing it into contemporary formats. Thankfully, over the last decade we have seen more and more wildflowers growing in cities thanks to guerrilla gardening schemes and seed bombs. They are also often planted alongside edible projects in urban schools and communities. Over the same period, we have witnessed perennial grasses peaking in popularity and then falling out of fashion again almost as quickly. Now, with the firm positioning of modern prairie style in our culture, those grasses are creeping back in to favour again. With wider landscapes and a true sense of country at heart – both in town and country – we think they will be planted in contexts and styles with more longevity this time around. Hand in hand with the rise of the modern prairie style in garden and landscape design comes the rise of British Flower farmers and a growing market demand. This, in turn, is impacting the wedding and floristry market with a clear trend towards natural, prairie style weddings. Hand tied jam-jar posies and bouquets, effortless archways and swags as if gathered from a hedgerow, vintage look backdrops and tablescapes all encapsulate prairie style and are the epitome of British style right now. Prairie style was originally influenced by the transcendentalist philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson who said that better homes make better people. Modern prairie style today adheres to that same sentiment as it celebrates our British heritage and stands for a clear dedication to our future in sustainable ways. It is a time of achieving that much coveted, effortless style that is now so attainable – indeed, it is at our fingertips.

MODERN PRAIRIE STYLE: GETTING STARTED If space is tight, create a mini-meadow Plant in pots and planters. Wildflowers are the new wave in annuals and, for the cost of a few seed packets, they are easy and cheap to experiment with. Try a twist on the traditional English Countryside and grow the bluest Cornflowers (we recommend var. ’Blueboy’) alongside cut flower grade Sunflowers. Also grow as alternative sunny borders and allow to naturalise in to the lawn. Dark and dramatic Create dark backdrops with painted fences (we recommend Farrow & Ball ’Railings’) for bright wildflowers to pop against. Or plant Blackball Cornflowers and poppies as a meadow patch surrounding a water feature or sculpture. Be productive Mix with edibles. Plant an orchard surrounded by wildflowers and mown paths, or grow wildflowers as cut flowers alongside edibles in productive gardens and parterres. Perennial prairie Layer perennials based on height, texture, colour palette and plant with rhythm. Juxtapose with structural swathes of grasses (we like Panicum virgatum ’Heavy Metal’ right now) and hazy shades of foliage punctuated with architectural blooms such as Echinaceas. If space allows, go all out Carve, construct and mow naturalised Land Art from your available landscape’s resources. Bring outside in Don’t forget to embrace your creative freedom with modern prairie style displays of your wildflowers and hedgerow cuttings inside your home. These work in even the most formal of settings.

Hendy Curzon Gardens constructs, plants and project manages the gardens, landscapes and exterior spaces that the firm designs. All elements of these bespoke projects are covered in-house. Each garden that the team creates is unique and a direct reflection of the individual client’s needs and tastes. Examples of Hendy Curzon’s work and portfolio can be viewed at www.hendycurzon.com. You can also find the company on Houzz.co.uk and Facebook.com/hendycurzongardens

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“Positively embracing the relationship between our landscape & lifestyles.�

m: 0778 6651221 t: 01242 518508

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A thriving independent day, weekly and flexi-boarding co-ed prep school for children aged 3 - 13

Day pupils from age 3 ~ 18 Full and weekly boarding from age 11 near Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 5QL

Whole School Open Morning Friday 14 October from 9.45am Discover the many opportunities available for children aged 3 ~ 18.

Sixth Form Open Evening Open Morning Friday 21st October 9.30 - 12.00 noon

Tuesday 18 October from 6.30pm Find out how Sibford Sixth Form supports every individual to achieve their potential.

for further details visit the website

Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire t: 01453 832072 e: office@bps.school w: www.beaudesert.gloucs.sch.uk

www.sibfordschool.co.uk or call 01295 781203

Co-educational Boarding and Day (ages 13 – 18)

Open Day Saturday 8th October 2016 10.15 am – 1.45 pm Outstanding facilities Beautiful location A choice between the IB and A levels in the Sixth Form +44 (0)1684 581 515 registrar@malverncollege.org.uk www.malverncollege.org.uk

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Editor’s Choice… CHILDREN’S SELECTION

Children of all ages can follow the the giant LEGO® brick animal trail at Slimbridge Wetland Centre this autumn. The models, which sit among some of their real-life cousins, are on display until Sunday 6 November. They include a giant otter, a twelve times life size dragonfly, a Hawaiian goose (the world’s rarest goose), a red breasted goose and a mallard. WWT Slimbridge: 01453 891900 / GL2 7BT / wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge

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Our selection of recommended family-friendly activities during October… The Great Electric Train Show returns for its fourth year on Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 October at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire. The show features a selection of high quality layouts in the major scales, gauges and eras as well as expert demonstrations of key modelling skills. Entry to the show includes full access to the newly renovated museum. British Motor Museum: (tickets) 01780 480404 / CV35 0BJ / greatelectrictrainshow.com

All manner of spooky things are happening at Blenheim Palace from Sunday 23 – Sunday 30 October, perfectly timed to help entertain little ghouls during half term. You can hop aboard the Blenheim Palace ghost train to the Pleasure Gardens, where there’s a Minibeasts Trail, or take a Candlelit Tour at 5pm on 29/30/31 October (advance booking is required). There is also classic Hallowe’en storytelling in the cinema of the Stables Courtyard and pumpkin carving in the Pleasure Gardens Deli. Blenheim Palace: 01993 810530 / OX20 1PP / blenheimpalace.com

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SIXTH @KING’S KING’S HIGH SIXTH FORM

OPEN EVENING WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER 6.15 - 9.00pm

A UNIQUE FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY AND BEYOND

Do you want to work with animals?

If you want to work with animals, Hartpury College has lots of courses that could help you achieve your dream. As an Animal Management or Animal Science student at Hartpury, you’ll have lots of opportunities to get hands on with our growing animal collection, from meerkats, wallabies and our new prairie dog pups to iguanas and piranhas, as well as dogs, cats and domestic species on our own commercial Home Farm! We offer a wide range of animal and agriculture courses, from Diplomas in Animal Management, Animal Care and Animal Science, Land-based Mechanisation, Agricultural Engineering and Countryside Management (Game) to agricultural apprenticeships. Hartpury also offers qualifications in outdoor adventure, sport, equine and uniformed public services.

To find out more, book on to one of our College Open Days on September 17th or October 15th, 2016 and discover your future at www.hartpury.ac.uk

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The Cheltenham Ladies’ College 01242 520691 / GL50 3EP / cheltladiescollege.org Our congratulations go to Xara Davies, aged 18, who has the rare distinction of being offered two highly sought after university scholarships. Xara, a bursary student who joined The Cheltenham Ladies’ College from Four Dwellings Academy in Birmingham, has been offered the prestigious Jefferson Scholarship at The University of Virginia and the NYU Abu Dhabi scholarship. She has opted to accept the former and plans to take a Liberal Arts programme. Malvern St James, Great Malvern 01684 892288 / WR14 3BA / malvernstjames.co.uk Malvern St James Girls’ School, the leading all girls’ boarding and day school, has just welcomed Mrs Olivera Raraty (pictured left) as its new Headmistress. She is moving from Notting Hill and Ealing High School, where she has been Senior Deputy (Academic) for six years. Mrs Raraty is a passionate advocate of the benefits of an all girls’ education where teaching, learning and pastoral care are rooted in a style that best suits girls, and where girls are free to be themselves and to try out new things. She is an alumnus of Grey Coat Hospital, Westminster, which she credits with having given her an excellent start in life. She says of the move, “I am delighted to be living in the beautiful Malverns area and looking forward to becoming part of the local community.” Westonbirt School, Tetbury 01666 880333 / GL8 8QG / westonbirt.org The equestrian team at Westonbirt School are celebrating their galloping success at the recent NSEA Interschools Show Jumping which took place at Rectory Farm, Cirencester. The triumphant team were winners of the 90-95cm show jumping class, with Year 11 pupil Amelia Ford placed in the top ten out of 106 individual riders. The prestigious event is a qualifier for the upcoming NSEA National Schools Championships. Team Manager Helen James, who has herself competed internationally, says, “The equestrian team at Westonbirt School compete with such passion and enthusiasm that it is a joy to work with them. I am so proud of their success and look forward to the National Schools Championship in October.”

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THE COTSWOLD SCHOOL

An Outstanding 11-18 Academy, Language & Science College Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire GL54 2BD

OPEN DAY & EVENING: 5TH OCTOBER 2016 The Cotswold School is a highly popular, happy and successful 11-18 Academy school consistently appearing amongst the country’s top performing state schools at both GCSE and A Level. After their recent inspection, Ofsted has judged the school ‘Outstanding’ for the fourth time and across all categories while The Sunday Times has named The Cotswold School their ‘Comprehensive School of the Year 2015/16’.

THE SUNDAY TIMES’ COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2015/16

For admissions, a prospectus or to make an appointment to visit the school and see it in action, please telephone 01451 820554 or email: admin@thecotswoldschool.co.uk. Further information is also available on our website: www.cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk The Cotswold School Academy Trust is a company incorporated in England and Wales operating as a charity and limited by guarantee with registered Company No. 7338767.

Rye St Antony is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18 (and boys 3-11). Established in 1930 as a lay Catholic foundation, the school is situated in a beautiful 12-acre location overlooking the city of Oxford.

Big enough to challenge: small enough to care

16+ Scholarships Closing date for applications: Friday 14 October 2016 11+ and 13+ Scholarships Closing date for applications: Friday 20 January 2017 Bursaries available for pupils entering Year 3 and above The Rye bursary programme is designed for pupils entering Year 3 and above from a low income background. The programme exists to help highly motivated pupils who may not be able to achieve their academic potential without our support. Please contact the Bursary for information regarding bursaries and scholarships. Visitors are welcome throughout the year. Please telephone the Registrar, Fern Williams, to make an appointment.

01865 762802 Pullen’s Lane, Oxford OX3 0BY enquiries@ryestantony.co.uk | www.ryestantony.co.uk

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travel feature… WINTER ADVENTURES

Winter

ADVeNtUres The travel specialists at Red Savannah, the Cheltenham based luxury travel company, share some of their recommendations for escaping winter chills – from tranquil beach retreats and family resorts to cultural gems where fine weather is just part of the attraction…

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Citadel pool at The Ritz-Carlton Abama, in Tenerife

While the summer months and school holidays traditionally see the British heading en masse to the beaches of the Mediterranean and beyond, the winter presents more interesting opportunities. And when better to inject a little warmth than January and February, before returning to the promise of the longer, brighter days of spring.

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FOR COUPLES The Indian Ocean is an obvious destination for winter sun, but despite the ubiquitous fine sand, emerald palms and turquoise sea, not all beautiful islands are created equal. Indeed, each island has its own unique identity and it pays to research this before booking so that you don’t end up in a resort that’s full of happy families when all you wanted was a romantic retreat. Naladhu is one of the archipelago’s most tranquil resorts, with just 19 Ocean and Beach

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travel feature… WINTER ADVENTURES

Jawai Leopard Camp, India

Houses. There is plenty to do – dhoni cruises, gym and spa, tennis and watersports – but this really is a retreat for chilling out under the glorious sunshine in splendid isolation. For couples looking for something a little livelier, the weather is perfect in Brazil during our winter months. Rio’s Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana beaches bustle with life and the fun of the cariocas infects visitors with a warmth which goes beyond the temperature. In 2017, the famous carnival takes place from 24 February to 1 March, but the hedonism of Rio shines throughout the year. After a few days enjoying Rio’s nightlife, head to Bahia state for a little R&R. The oceanfront village of Trancoso began life as a Portuguese Jesuit settlement in the 16th century and found favour several centuries later with hippies seeking peace. Its latest reincarnation sees it transformed from hippy hangout to chilled out, super cool retreat

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where going ‘local’ is de rigeur. Stay at Uxua Casa Hotel and Spa, which comprises 11 pretty houses in the central Quadrado, just a short walk from the most beautiful beach with a bar ingeniously crafted from an old fisherman’s boat. FOR FAMILIES Wise European birds migrate to the Canary Islands during the winter months, attracted by the warm Gulf Stream currents which embrace this volcanic archipelago. Conveniently close to the UK, Tenerife is the largest of the islands and possesses a number of family friendly resorts, with the Ritz-Carlton Abama, located on the peaceful southwestern shores, undoubtedly the best. The excellent Ritz Kids provides entertainment for children aged between four and 12 years, with an agenda that includes face painting, movies, Zumba and pizza workshops. Off-resort, 4

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The beach at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah, in Oman

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travel feature… WINTER ADVENTURES there are catamaran trips to find dolphins and whales, Jeep tours and cable car rides as well pretty villages to explore. Childcare, including evening baby-sitting, is also reasonably priced, ensuring parents get a bit of time to enjoy dinner without the little darlings. The resort has two of the island’s Michelin starred restaurants, including the smart M.B. and Japanese Kabuki. Further afield, Oman has over 1,000 miles of coastline punctuated with beautiful beaches and coves. Fine beach resorts promise warm respite from with winter cold, though visitors should not overlook the country’s fascinating interior, with its intriguing forts and adventure activities ranging from mountain biking to camel rides across the desert. Muscat should be your starting point: excellent resorts, such as Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah, offer great dining and a range of activities to occupy even the most demanding children. Boat trips depart from the marina for the Daminyat Islands, where pods of dolphins can be seen jumping and playing in the clear waters. After a few days on the coast, head inland to the imposing fortress of Nizwa and a night or two in the Al Hajar Mountains, staying in an innovative, aptly named hotel, The View, on the edge of a deep valley. Off-road routes are perfect for mountain biking between rural villages and castles, through verdant date plantations, fragrant rose and pomegranate groves and dry wadi beds. Further south, the rolling dunes of the Wahiba Sands are home to Bedouin herdsmen and prize camel breeders. A night camping under the stars is a family experience to remember and uniquely answers the “so what did you do in the school holidays?” question. FOR ADVENTURE SEEKERS The UK’s cold weather and short days coincide with the best time to visit some of the world’s most fascinating regions. Southeast Asia, for example, enjoys its finest weather between late October and March, before increasing humidity and heat gives way to intense bouts of summer rain. Once closed to visitors and shunned for its secretive, autocratic regime, Burma is a cultural revelation and little visited jewel in Indochina’s crown. Crumbling British colonial buildings in Yangon and Mandalay

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Al Waha pool at Barr Al Jissah, Oman

juxtapose with ancient, equally crumbling temples and stupas. The country’s lifeblood, the Irrawaddy, meanders through swathes of jungle in the foothills of the Himalayas, villages untouched by western life and plains punctuated by domes of ancient temples. Most evident of all is the charm of Burma’s people, whose smiles are truly infectious and whose genuine welcome is especially heart-warming. India has a complex climate, heavily influenced by monsoons. The best ‘window’ is the cool, dry season between November and March, when the monsoons have abated and much of the country experiences comfortable temperatures and bright sunshine, though expect intense heat in the south. Rajasthan is particularly lovely during the dry season. Take two weeks to explore the vibrant, cultural kaleidoscope of proud cities such as pastel hued Jaipur with its dysfunctional traffic and sandstone palaces, the indigo city of Jodhpur where tangled ancient streets wind their way around the foot of the invincible Mehranghar Fort, and romantic Udaipur where majestic palaces seemingly float over Lake Pichola. A must, of course, is Shah Jahan’s testament to love, the Taj Mahal, which defies description at sunrise when the soft pink mist of dawn envelopes the iconic dome. Head out of the cities into the deserts and National Parks to experience India’s unique wildlife which includes leopard, sloth bear, jackal and tiger. In our opinion, Sujan’s Jawai Leopard Camp is one of the best. Contact details: Red Savannah: 01242 787800 / redsavannah.com

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Books recommended by…

Madhatter Bookshop

The Madhatter Bookshop is a family run independent bookshop in Burford selling both books and hats. Although Sara Hall, the owner, stocks the latest titles she also keeps a look out for those quirky new books which are a great read and an ideal gift. She is always happy to provide advice on hats for every occasion and to suggest books for readers of all ages. Her following recommendations are just a few of the fantastic titles that will be coming to your local bookshop over the coming months... The Dark Circle by Linda Grant Hardback, £16.99 Linda Grant’s latest novel explores the terrible plight of those suffering from tuberculosis in post-war Britain. A newly created NHS sends young Lenny and his twin sister from East London to a once privately owned sanatorium in Kent. The teenagers join fellow sufferers including army and air force officers, a car salesman, a young university graduate, a mysterious German woman, a member of the aristocracy and an American merchant seaman. With a cure tantalisingly close, the patients are subjected to terrible, brutal treatments. “There was a dark circle and it was closed and opaque. These people had all come from a place of suffering and terror and Lenny could always, with second sight, instinctively recognize those who had experienced of the sanatorium.” The Dark Circle is an emotionally charged book and although tuberculosis is generally considered to be largely eradicated, over 1.5 million people died of the disease last year.

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books recommended by… MADHATTER BOOKSHOP The Seaweed Cookbook by Xa Milne Hardback, £16.99 Did you know that seaweed is one of the best superfoods on the planet? Seaweed helps regulate blood sugar levels, aids weight loss and is an excellent source of vitamin C, protein and iron. In fact, this modest ingredient is really a healthy Super Hero. With this in mind, seaweed expert Xa Milne offers over 70 delicious, nutritious recipes for every occasion. This book makes an ideal gift for anyone who is either interested in healthy eating or on the look-out for adventurous recipes.

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry Hardback, £17.99 (Faber and Faber) Set in the 1850s, two young men, barely 17, sign up with the US army to fight in the Indian wars and ultimately in the American Civil War. Enduring terrible hardships and witnesses to scarring events, the men also experience moments of wonder and hope. Befriending a young Indian girl, the men gradually begin to believe in their own survival and the possibility of living a peaceful, happy life. Their story is told with brutal honesty and is a deeply moving tale, offering a powerful insight into nineteenth century America. Atticus the Storyteller’s 100 Greek Myths by Lucy Coats and Anthony Lewis Paperback, £12.99 First published in 2003, the book tells of Atticus the Storyteller who sets off on a journey around Greece to take part in the Great Storytelling Festival. As he travels, he relates stories of some of the greatest myths of all time: tales of Theseus and the Miinotaur, King Midas and the spell binding wanderings of Odysseus. This gem of a book is wonderfully accessible to young children and provides a marvellous introduction to the myths of Ancient Greece. Suitable for children over seven years old, the writing is perfect for reading aloud.

Mount! by Jilly Cooper Hardback, £20 Fans of Rupert Campbell-Black rejoice: Jilly Cooper’s latest book, Mount!, will not disappoint. Arrogant and impossibly attractive, Rupert is as obsessed as ever with the career of his latest stallion while his angelic wife Taggie suffers in silence. And with the arrival of Gala, a young Zimbabwean widow and devastatingly handsome South African carer, life at Penscombe is set to get even more complicated. As usual, Jilly Cooper sets a cracking pace as we gallop through the ups and downs of the racing world. For pure, unadulterated escapism, Mount! cannot be beaten. Madhatter Bookshop, Burford: 01993 822539 / OX18 4QJ / madhatterbooks.co.uk

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advertorial… SPENCER HOLLIDAY

Pensions Freedom: decisions and sustainability

Spencer Holliday

Spencer Holliday of Irongate Wealth Management, Senior Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, outlines the key findings of new research into the use of pension freedoms... New Citizens Advice research reveals that three in ten people using pension freedoms have put retirement savings in a bank account. According to a recent Citizens Advice report, a third of people who are withdrawing cash from pensions worth over £100,000 are simply transferring the money into bank accounts. Life after pension choices, which was published almost 18 months after people were given more choice about how to use their pensions.1 But the findings have alarmed many financial experts, who warn that cashing out and keeping the proceeds in low interest accounts will mean retirees miss out on the returns they could get if they left their pot invested. Following the Bank of England’s decision to cut interest rates to an all-time low of 0.25% in August, banks have been quick to reduce savings rates still further. Santander announced the interest rate on its popular 123 current account will halve in November. NatWest recently reduced to just 0.01% the interest rate on its Cash ISA for deposits of less than £25,000.2 “People might think that putting their pension savings into a bank account is the safest option, but it suggests they are going without financial advice. At current rates of interest, money in the bank will simply wither away once the impact of inflation is taken into account,” says Ian Price, Divisional Director at St. James’s Place. “If people want to retain control of their pension pot [rather than use

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it to buy an annuity] they need advice on leaving it invested, so that it keeps pace with inflation and sustains them throughout retirement,” he adds. The research explores other choices made with money withdrawn from pensions: • 29% use the money to pay for daily living costs. • 18% invest the money. • 16% use the money to pay off debts (source: ABI News Release)3 The figures also reveal that 9% of people had unforeseen tax problems after accessing their pension, such as tax deductions they weren’t expecting. This rises to 30% among people who took their whole pension pot in one go. A further 6% reported that their benefits had been affected.1 “The report suggests that a lot of retirement planning is done in people’s heads, or not at all. It’s imperative that people seek the right information and advice, especially those who have yet to make a decision about their pension pot,” says Price. There are early signs that some pension savers risk exhausting their funds in retirement. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has published statistics for the first full year since the Freedom and Choice pension reforms were introduced, covering the period from April 2015 to April 20161. While the figures show that the majority of savers are taking a sensible approach, there are signs that a minority may be withdrawing too much from their pension fund. Moreover, 4

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Advertorial… SPENCER HOLLIDAY that minority is doing so at rates that would see their money run out in a decade or less, if they are reliant on it as their main source of income. During the last quarter, 4% of pots had 10% or more withdrawn, with many other savers taking their whole fund in one go. However, the data is unable to reveal whether these savers may have multiple pots or other sources of regular income. “There may well be other factors at play here, such as people having other retirement income, for instance final salary pensions or multiple pots,” says Yvonne Braun, the ABI’s Director of Policy. “But this is a warning sign that requires further investigation. We need a full picture of these [individuals’] circumstances and income, which is something we urge regulators and the government to work with all stakeholders to examine.” Peaking too early Responding to the ABI’s statistics, Ian Price, Divisional Director at St. James’s Place, said that he worries for the minority of people who squander their hard-earned pension savings early in retirement. “Those taking 10% or more regularly from their pension pot will likely run out of money,” says Price. If they’re relying solely on the state pension to see them through their later years, they will have to accept that their standard of living is going to drop significantly.” The most recent quarter also shows a slight drop in the sales of guaranteed income (annuity) products, with £950 million invested, compared to £1.1 billion in the previous quarter. Sales of flexible income (drawdown) products have remained consistent, with £1.48 billion invested, compared to £1.49 billion the previous quarter.

The ABI said that the fall in annuity sales in the last quarter probably reflected ongoing pressure on annuity rates. Those rates have since been pushed down further by the Bank of England’s August decision to cut interest rates to a new all-time low, and to introduce further quantitative easing measures. Steady pace Retirees opting for drawdown pensions should seek professional help to calculate how much money they can withdraw each year without running out. While selecting a balanced and welldiversified investment portfolio is critical, knowing how much money to take from a drawdown policy is arguably of greater importance. “The amount people should take very much depends on their age, the type of investments they hold, and many other factors,” says Ian Price. “It’s vitally important that people seek the advice of an expert who can review the appropriate rate of withdrawal each year, and alert them if they are taking too much. They can also advise on how to respond if the market falls.” The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds you select and the value can therefore go down as well as up. You may get back less than you invested. An investment in equities does not provide the security of capital associated with a deposit account with a bank or building society. The levels and bases of taxation and reliefs from taxation can change at any time. The value of any tax relief depends on individual circumstances.

To receive a complimentary guide covering wealth management, retirement planning or Inheritance Tax planning, please contact Spencer Holliday of Irongate Wealth Management, Senior Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management on tel: 01285 821519, mobile: 07896 020803 or email: spencer.holliday@sjpp.co.uk The Partner Practice represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website www.sjp.co.uk/products. The 'St. James’s Place Partnership' and the titles 'Partner' and 'Partner Practice' are marketing terms used to describe St. James’s Place representatives. See ‘Life after pension choices‘, Citizens Advice, August 2016 See ‘Cash Isa rates cut again: is your money affected?‘, home.bt.com, August 2016 3 See ‘Full year of Pension Freedom Data’, Asociation of British Insurers, August 2016 1 2

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Will your pension savings be enough? Irongate Wealth Management provide a no obligation review service. Contact us to arrange a meeting to discuss how we can help.

Telephone: 01285 821 519 Email: spencer.holliday@sjpp.co.uk www.irongatewm.co.uk Irongate Wealth Management represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s 125to preview OCTOBER 16 Place Partnership’ and the titles ‘Partner’ and ‘Partner Practice’ are marketing terms used websiteCotswold at www.sjp.co.uk/products. The ‘St. James’s describe St. James’s Place representatives.


How Assisted Living at Richmond Retirement Villages can help you retain your independence

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advertorial… FAMILY MATTERS COMMENT

Reassurance, happiness and independence in later life Sarah Town explains how assisted living at Richmond Retirement Villages helps families who are concerned about ageing parents… “My sister and I were getting really concerned about how Mum was coping at home,” comments Graham Wood who, like so many of us, had the tricky conundrum of what to do for the best for his elderly parent. What are the choices? Residential care is one, but most people are very independently minded and still want to own a property even if they are finding the day to day chores difficult. Care at home is another option but this doesn’t solve the feeling of social isolation, sitting at home waiting for friends and family to visit. Graham and his family eventually came across the retirement operator Richmond Villages, part of Bupa. The Village Suites at Richmond Villages, which has an award winning retirement village at Painswick and a new village at Witney, provide assisted living, a term which is becoming better known in the UK – although the offerings between providers can be quite different. David Reaves, Head of Marketing at Richmond Villages, says, “Our Assisted Living means purchasing your own apartment and then we provide a full package which includes all meals taken either in our restaurant or brought to your apartment, a daily maid service, laundry and utilities.”

For Graham and, more importantly, his mother, this was the perfect solution. He says, “What we really liked was that it allows you to be independent whilst having the facilities available for care. My mother was delighted. She still owns a property and feels part of a community.” The facilities at a Richmond Village rival a 5-star hotel and include everything one would wish for: a restaurant, bar, café, luxurious lounges, arts and craft room, library and wonderful landscaped gardens. There is even a Wellness Spa which includes a pool, gym, exercise studio, hair salon and beauty treatment rooms. Liz Smith, whose father moved to a Richmond Village, was having the problem many of us face trying to juggle a busy personal life as well as help her father. “Dad was struggling with the day to day running of his life,” says Liz. “What impressed us all, including Dad, were the facilities and social side of living at the Village.” Her father now enjoys a daily swim and the many events and activities which take place at the retirement village. Liz says that this has given her and her family peace of mind that he is being well cared for. As for Graham, he sums up the change Richmond Village has made to his family: “We are all really delighted because Mum is happy.”

For more information, please contact Richmond Village, Witney: 01993 768679 / richmond-villages.com/witney

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RESTAURANT - BAR - ROOMS

WEDDINGS, SPECIAL EVENTS & PRIVATE PARTIES We are able to offer exclusive use of The Shaven Crown for many and varied events, including weddings and cocktail parties for up to 100 people. We have a new private room which is ideally suited for lunches, dinners and meetings for up to 10 people. Menus are available on request and we are also happy to offer bespoke options.

BOOK NOW: 01993 830500

or email relax@theshavencrown.co.uk High Street, Shipton under Wychwood, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 6BA. www.theshavencrown.co.uk

BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY at The Good Pub Guide’s ‘New Pub of the Year 2017’ Enjoy superb AA Rosette festive menus in our elegant dining spaces for a Christmas celebration to remember.

THE LION INN

View our menus at thelionwinchcombe.co.uk 01242 603 300 | reception@thelionwinchcombe.co.uk

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EDITOR’S CHOICE: FASHION & BEAUTY EDITOR’S CHOICE: FOOD & DRINK FOOD & DRINK FEATURE: GAME ON CHEF PROFILE: MICHAEL BEDFORD SPECIALIST BUSINESS PROFILE: STROUD WINDOWS MY COTSWOLDS: VANESSA ARBUTHNOTT Cotswold preview OCTOBER 16

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Editor’s Choice… FASHION & BEAUTY The work of Catherine Mannheim, a doyenne of British contemporary jewellery design, is currently being showcased at Woldstone Jewellery and Silverware, in Woodstock. Catherine came to London from South Africa in the 1970s and soon established herself at the vanguard of contemporary fine jewellery. She is known for her elegant and structured pieces, crafted using time-honoured techniques. Woldstone’s current selection of Catherine’s necklaces include these beautifully cascading, sculptural forms. Woldstone: 01993 813000 / OX20 1TH / woldstone.com

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Stylish finds from some of our favourite Cotswold sources… Ila Spa’s refreshing Aroma Rollers are ‘aromatherapy boosters’, designed to be a subtle alternative to perfume. They are available in a range of three scents: our favourite is Inner Peace, which contains pure moringa, jasmine and sandalwood oils. Apply the roller to pulse points on your wrists and neck to smell gorgeous – and unwind. Ila Spa, near Woodstock: 01608 677676 / OX20 1DB / ila-spa.com

Autumn is well under way at Qetty Bang Bang in Tetbury, with several new brands in store and a good range at all price points. The boutique’s owner has been listening to customers’ requests and is now focussing on clothing with inter-generational appeal. This season, you can find fabulous knitwear and cosy separates alongside UK-exclusive jewellery and accessories. Qetty Bang Bang: 01666 503148 / GL8 8AA / qettybangbang.co.uk

Italian leather: two words to give you confidence in a handbag. The La Bulle stores in Burford and Broadway are great sources for quality leather bags, in a myriad of styles and colours. A top choice is the domed Sabina design which comes in six colours of grain leather: berry, grey, navy, black, taupe and this vibrant shade of red. La Bulle: (Burford) 01993 357220 / OX18 4QU / la-bulle.co.uk / (Broadway) 01386 244494 / WR12 7AA

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LIFESTYLE • HOME • GIFTS

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Now stocking lots of beautiful new labels with an emphasis on European brands. Easy to wear pieces mixed with unique one offs.

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Have a girls night in the shop with prosecco and nibbles, take time trying on clothes and enjoy the experience of having the shop to yourself!

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Editor’s Choice… FOOD & DRINK

Congratulations to the Sherborne based juice company Bensons which has recently launched its JOOSED! Junior multi-packs into Waitrose. The drink has one of the lowest sugar contents per 100ml among its competitors and Alexia Benson, MD of Bensons, says: “We developed JOOSED! Junior to offer a refreshing and healthy alternative to the plethora of sugar-laden children’s drinks on the market – so we are very pleased that Waitrose have agreed to take our multi-packs.” A bottle of JOOSED! Junior also counts as one of the recommended ’5 a day’. Bensons: 01451 844134 / GL54 3DS / bensonstotallyfruity.co.uk

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Food and drink news from across the Cotswolds… One of our favourite Bath eateries, Burger & Lobster, is set in the spectacular Octagon Chapel in Milson Place. This month, the restaurant is hosting Tank Talks every Wednesday evening, exploring ‘lobster provenance’ and the processes that bring these particular lobsters from the deep seas of the Atlantic Ocean to Bath. For £20, you can then sample everything on the Burger & Lobster menu, accompanied by a cocktail with each course. Advance booking is essential. Burger & Lobster: 01225 667844 / BA1 1BZ / burgerandlobster.com

If you haven’t already discovered The Shaven Crown in Shipton-under-Wychwood, we can heartily recommend that you head there this autumn. Enjoy the open fires, home cooking and fine ales in this historic setting: the medieval inn is one of the oldest in the country. The Shaven Crown: 01993 830500 / OX7 6BA / theshavencrown.co.uk

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food & drink feature… GAME ON

Game On

You’d be hard pressed to find a more natural food source than game. Wild, free range, low in cholesterol and high in protein, it makes a great alternative to chicken, beef or pork. On the following pages, we present tried and tested game recipes from five of the Cotswolds’ leading restaurants and chefs…

Wild Boar Burger at The Maytime Inn, near Burford (recipe overleaf)

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Due to the fact the animals have lived their life in the wild, game meat is generally leaner than that of farm reared animals, with a denser texture. A diet rich in grasses, insects and berries produces game’s distinctive and sometimes strong flavours. Traditional recipes include roasting or popping it in a pie, but professional chefs now use many joints of game and different cooking techniques. The resulting meals are healthy, tasty and can be enjoyed by all the family. Venison, for example, makes a great substitute for beef: it can be cubed and used in a casserole, minced for a burger or as a sausage. Pheasant, by contrast, makes a great curry, and simple pan frying can bring out the subtle flavours of any game bird. The game season is quite short, running from 1 October into late January for game birds, so the autumn provides the chance to sample fresh game or stock up for the months ahead. If you are buying your meat from a local butcher, ask which estate the meat has come from and what cuts they would recommend for various dishes. The following recipes are from five of our favourite Cotswold eateries and chefs: The Maytime Inn, Asthall, near Burford 01993 822068 / OX18 4HW / themaytime.com Owner Dominic Wood says, “The idea behind our boar burger was to have something more than just a boring beef burger on the menu. The boar provides a richer flavour than beef and the recipe has been a constant on our menu since we opened. We’re lucky as there is a shoot just down the road from us, so we often serve pheasant with a very local provenance!” Chef Roger Williams also enjoys creating dishes such as Pheasant Salad and Saddle of Venison.

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Wild Boar Burger at The Maytime Inn

RECIPE: WILD BOAR BURGER MIX (makes 8 burgers) 1 kg wild boar mince 1 red onion (diced finely) 2 large cloves of garlic 1 tsp hot smoked paprika 1 chilli, diced 1 tbsp of tomato sauce Salt and pepper to taste Method 1. Sweat off the onions and garlic until tender but not browned, then allow to cool. 2. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. 3. Weigh out servings of the mixture and shape into 6oz patties. 4. To cook, seal in a pan on high heat then place in the oven at 180°C for 7 minutes. 5. Remove from oven and place Compte cheese on top then put back in until the cheese has melted. 6. Serve in a brioche bun with smashed avocado, diced fresh chilli and a squeeze of lime.

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food & drink feature… GAME ON The Swan at Southrop 01367 850205 / GL7 3NU / theswanatsouthrop.co.uk Head Chef Matt Wardman says, “Whether serving as a dinner party dish or a family Sunday lunch, this is a recipe that is simple to deliver. While the outside world is being battered by wintry winds, it will give the foodies in your life a great big heartwarming hug.” RECIPE: STEAMED PARTRIDGE PUDDING with celeriac purée and kale (serves four) 2 whole partridges, oven ready 2 large carrots, peeled and diced 1 large celeriac 1 leek, washed and roughly chopped 100g silver skin onions, peeled 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped 2 sprigs of rosemary, chopped 2 tblsp tomato purée 300ml red wine Optional 2 litres chicken stock Plain flour 100g flat leaf parsley, chopped 500g kale, prepped and washed Juice of 1 lemon 1 pint of milk Vegetable oil Salt and pepper

other half. Add the carrots, onions, 1 cm diced half of the celeriac, leek, garlic and rosemary to the pan. Colour the vegetables slightly then add 4 tbsp of plain flour, mix with a wooden spoon to form a paste. Then add the tomato purée, red wine and reduce by half. 3. Add the partridges back to the pan, cover with chicken stock until submerged. Cover the pan with a lid, put into the oven, middle shelf, and cook for about an hour or until meat is falling from the bone and the vegetables are soft. 4. Once cooked, carefully remove the partridges from the pan and take all the meat off the bone. Discard lead shot if you find any, add the meat back to the pan with the chopped parsley, stir the mixture well then season to taste. 5. Generously butter a 1.5 litre pudding basin. To make the pastry, mix together the flour, mustard powder, suet and table salt. Add enough cold water, about 150ml, to make a soft dough. 4

For the suet pastry: Soft butter for greasing 300g self raising flour, plus extra for dusting 140g shredded suet 2 tsp English mustard powder optional 150ml cold water Good pinch of table salt Method Pre-heat oven to 180 °C 1. Heat a large pan with oil, season the partridge with salt and pepper and then place carefully in the hot pan. Turn the partridge every few minutes until brown on all sides. Once sealed, remove from the pan and set to one side. 2. Add a little more oil to the pan. Peel the celeriac, roughly chop one half and 1 cm dice the

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Steamed Partridge Pudding at The Swan at Southrop

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Popcorn Pheasant recipe from Eat Wild

Remove one quarter of the dough and set to one side. On a heavily floured surface, roll out the remaining dough to make a large round, big enough to line the basin. 6. Carefully lay the pastry in the basin (aim to have 1cm of pastry overhanging the rim), then press the edges of the join together to seal. Roll out the remaining quarter into a circle big enough to cover the top. 7. Spoon the filling into the lined basin and pour over 100ml of the cooking liquid. Fold over the overhanging pastry and brush with water. Place the lid on top, pressing firmly around the edges to seal. 8. Place the basin into a deep ovenproof dish, half fill with hot water and cover with tin foil. Place the dish into the oven on the middle shelf and cook for approximately 2 hours, or until the pastry is cooked. 9. Whilst the pudding is cooking, place the other half of the celeriac in a pan with half an onion, rosemary sprig and a pinch of salt. Then cover with milk, bring to the boil and let simmer gently until soft. Using a slotted spoon, carefully place the celeriac into a food processor and blitz until a fine purée. Discard any excess milk.

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10. Just before serving, place 100g of unsalted butter into a large saucepan, add the kale and lemon juice, cover with a lid and steam for 2 minutes or until just soft. 11. Any excess cooking liquor can heated and served as extra sauce alongside. Eat Wild eat-wild.co.uk William Thompson from catering company Eat Wild says, “This recipe is light and crispy and should be wolfed down! Fast food is a guilty pleasure for most of us at some point in our lives but it’s popular for a reason – it’s easy to eat and convenient. Why not harness the few positives there are and put a sustainable spin on it by using game?” RECIPE: POPCORN PHEASANT 4 Pheasant breasts mixed 2:1 with local British pork from your butcher 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup polenta 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp dried marjoram

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food & drink feature… GAME ON 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried sage 2 tsp Maldon salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp smoked paprika 1 tsp garlic ½ tsp icing sugar ½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda Large bottle of Fever Tree soda water Method 1.Season your pheasant and pork mixture with additional salt and pepper and form into evenly sized balls the size of a grape. 2. Very lightly coat the pheasant balls with plain flour. 3. Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. 4. Gently pour in your soda water in stages, mixing thoroughly to ensure a light and ’fizzy’ batter. 5. Add more soda as required. Remember you can put more in but it’s harder to take it out, so go easy! 6. Once the mixture has reached a slightly thicker than pancake batter consistency, add your pheasant balls. 7. Ensure the balls are thoroughly coated and transfer carefully to your fryer/pot of oil at about 160–170°C. 8. Balls take 2–3 minutes to cook, and can be drained and seasoned with further pepper and salt. The Coterie, Cirencester 01285 658971 / GL7 1JN / thecoterie.co.uk Miles Thwaite at The Coterie says, “Blackberries are delicious with game, adding a sweetness to the richly flavoured venison and the beetroot juice adding some depth. All three are in season at the same time, and give a feel for the shorter colder days coming in. I serve mine with cavelo nero or curly kale which are also right in season, with the

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deep earthy flavour grounding the venison against the sweetness of the sauce. I love this dish as it uses ingredients right on all our doorsteps: humble blackberries, beetroot and venison can be everyday ingredients made into something a little special.” RECIPE: RUMP OF VENISON with beetroot and blackberry sauce (serves four) 2 Venison rump (haunch) steaks 1 tbsp rapeseed oil 150ml beetroot juice 150ml beef/game stock 1 sprig rosemary

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Rump of Venison at The Coterie

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food & drink feature… GAME ON 4 crushed Juniper berries 8 blackberries Method 1. Heat the oil in a frying pan, cook the venison for 3 mins, then turn the meat, add the rosemary and juniper berries (so as not to burn them if added earlier) and cook for a further 3 mins (depending on how rare you like it and the thickness of the meat). Remove the meat from the pan to rest. 2. Add the balsamic vinegar and beetroot juice and boil to reduce by half to thicken and intensify the flavour. 3. Add the stock and reduce by half again. 4. Once reduced, pass through a sieve, add the blackberries, bring back to the boil, pour over the venison and serve. The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach 01451 860244 / GL54 3EZ / cotswoldswheatsheaf.com Head chef Ethan Rodgers says, “After two years working at The Wheatsheaf, I’ve built some good relationships with local farmers and suppliers and love working with their exceptional produce. The venison we currently have on the menu comes from just a mile away – so you can’t get more local!” RECIPE: LOIN OF ALDSWORTH VENISON 4 6oz Venison loin Few knobs of butter Few drops of lemon juice Sprig of rosemary Sprig of thyme 2 cloves of garlic Drizzle of olive oil Salt and pepper

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Loin of Aldsworth Venison at The Wheatsheaf Inn

Method 1. Heat up a large frying pan until nearly smoking. 2. Season the venison and drizzle with oil. 3. Add to the pan and brown all sides rapidly. 4. On the last side, turn the pan down to low. 5. When the last side is brown, add the butter and allow to foam and brown slightly. 6. Add the lemon: this will stop the butter burning. 7. With the back of a knife, crush the garlic slightly in the skin and add to the pan. 8. Rub the herbs in your hand to slightly crush and add to the pan. 9. Turning often and basting with the butter, the venison will take about 3 minutes for rare (best eaten this way). 10. Serve with sides such as glazed shallots, parsnip and ceps. 

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CHEF PROFILE

MICHAEL BEDFORD During a long career in London, Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds, chef Michael Bedford has gained a fine reputation – and been awarded a Michelin star – for dishes that bring a modern twist to traditional cuisine. He now brings this wealth of experience to the recently opened The Painswick Hotel, where he has been appointed Head Chef… Please can you tell us a little about your background and what first inspired you to become a chef? I think a lot of determination really. I didn’t want to pursue a musical career and become a musician, so I went to college and became a chef.

What influences your cooking style? With a passion for dishes from the 1970s, I focus on three or four stand-out ingredients that work together but defy the normal rules – don’t expect anything austere but look out for fun and surprises.

Where and with whom did you train? My early career began at La Tante Claire and saw me working at restaurants in London such as Ninety Park Lane and City Rhodes as well as Le Petit Blanc in Oxford and Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons.

When did you move to the Cotswolds? In 2000, my wife and I set up The Trouble House just outside Tetbury, gaining a Michelin star in early 2004, and then establishing Chef’s Table in Tetbury and more recently The Butcher’s Arms at Oakridge Lynch.

What is your favourite aspect of being a chef? I really enjoy working with the team in the kitchen – working with younger people and the camaraderie this brings.

What do you find to be the main challenges you face as a Head Chef? As to taking on the role at The Painswick, it was a very real, conscious decision based on the fact that

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chef profile… MICHAEL BEDFORD

I’d never had the opportunity of heading up, in the position of Head Chef, the opening from scratch of a new hotel. With Calcot and all the team’s experience, I would have been silly to turn such a position down – so it was a simple decision on my part. [The Painswick has been opened by the group that also owns and operates Calcot Manor]. There has been a learning curve. I’ve had to re-adjust myself to become more tolerant, which for us chefs is never easy!

Butternut Pumpkin Tart or Lobster and Black pudding pies. Incidentally, the Lobster and Black pudding pie idea came from a friend’s dinner party and it’s made a very successful transition to become a staple on our dinner menu.

Please can you give us some examples of what’s on your menu at the moment? In short, I quite like cooking and serving old ’70s style dishes which can be fabulous when prepared with care and attention – like our well received Chicken Kiev and homemade Blackcurrant Soufflé. These dishes can also sit happily alongside Truffle

If there was one person in the world for whom you could cook, who would it be and what would you cook for them? Geoffrey Boycott. I think he is funny, he makes me smile and of course he’s a Yorkshire Lad.

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Do you enjoy cooking at home and, if so, what do you like to make? Yes, I enjoy baking all types of bread, especially perfecting my baguette making.

The Painswick Hotel: 01452 813688 / GL6 6YB / thepainswick.co.uk

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Chris Dummer

STROUD WINDOWS Stroud Windows, a family company established over 30 years ago, offers bespoke solutions for windows, doors, orangeries and conservatories. It has forged a reputation over the years for excellent personalised service with a no pressure approach… Stroud Windows was established in 1982 when two friends, Phil Dummer and Dave Redwood, began making bespoke aluminium windows as a hobby alongside their own jobs. The demand became so great that the venture soon became a full time business. Phil’s son Chris helped out in the holidays and, after a short time traveling, joined his father in the company. Having Phil in the office and Chris and Dave on site proved to be a winning formula and when Phil retired in 2009, Chris had all the experience to take over the reins. The company offers a complete project management service, using its network of trusted local suppliers and tradesmen to deliver exactly

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what it promises: quality and the best in customer care. Chris’s wife Natalie says, “It is very much part of our ethos to provide the best quality with a local touch, rather than chase cheap products online and focus too much on the profit margin.” This bespoke service carries right across the business, with the approach tailored to the needs of each customer instead of expecting customers to fit in with an existing format. Most clients come through referral and the conversion rate from quotation to job is very good, which Chris believes is because the company doesn’t hassle customers. He says, “I think double glazing suffers from an unfortunate legacy of the

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specialist business profile… STROUD WINDOWS door knocking/cold calling approach, and it’s something we steer right away from. Once we give someone a no-obligation quote, we won’t chase them over it. The way we deal with customers is incredibly important to us. When we are busy, we will be honest about delays – and we find that, as a result, most customers are happy to wait.” While the company hasn’t needed to invest heavily in advertising, the team has noticed a shift in the purchasing process of customers. The internet has become a widely used tool for researching products and customers seek several quotations. Natalie urges caution as she says, “Double glazing is a really complex area and some people can get too wrapped up in the technical details and later discover that what they had thought they wanted doesn’t meet their other requirements. We would advise always seeking trusted professional advice.” Windows have certainly moved on from the days of all white uPVC. As 70% of its business relates to quirky or period properties, Stroud Windows is now finding Residence 9 windows, manufactured in Gloucester, to be a useful product. Designed to replicate timber, they suit most properties and can be used in conservation areas. Their advantage over timber is that they are harder wearing, lower maintenance and more energy efficient. Chris says, “We are noticing that far fewer people now want the traditional white uPVC windows. They are more interested in the ultimate finish and appearance of their windows and want them to be in keeping with the style of their property.” A trend over the last 15 years has been for customers to want to add a conservatory, but Stroud Windows has recently noticed an upsurge in the demand for traditional orangeries. Typically, these integrate high walls with a flat roof and roof lights or glazed panels and are bespoke to a customer’s requirements. There has also been a shift from french doors to bi-folds, which Stroud Windows also supplies. Chris enjoys walking away from a job well done. Natalie says of her husband, “Chris really enjoys problem solving – whether it’s a tricky configuration or a really bespoke project, he takes pride in meeting customers and helping them

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create their dream home. He really enjoys getting a complex job over the line. At the end of the day, I think customers choose Stroud Windows because of him. Technically there is very little he doesn’t know and that gives us a unique selling point in terms of our competitors who may just send out a salesperson.” Stroud Windows is also a member of FENSA (Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme) and all projects completed by the company are registered through the scheme. This gives customers the assurance that all work done by Stroud Windows complies with building regulations. With many house purchasers now more aware of Energy Performance ratings, this certification is often requested during the buying process. It is worth noting that this is definitely not something all double glazing installers are able to provide. The company is still very much a family affair: Phil proudly wears his Stroud Windows branded coat and the next generation is already living and breathing the business. With three young children, Chris and Natalie hope to ensure Stroud Windows remains a stable business, capable of growth, well into the future. As Natalie puts it, “It’s great that we are keeping an established family business going and building it for our children. We obviously wouldn’t push them into it – although our middle son already loves technical challenges – but we’d be very proud if they did eventually join Chris at work.” The company now employs three full time fitters and three administration staff, and electronic processes have been implemented to streamline the business and provide a firm foundation for its growth. Chris says, “Our aspiration is to grow to a degree that we can extend our geographical range beyond the areas we already cover in Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds, and to take it further afield. Were we to have a showroom, we could service our customers’ needs more quickly so we are now looking to acquire a suitable property. I think planning for the future is all about being clear about what direction you want to take, rather than just churning the work out without a focus.”  Stroud Windows: 01453 824032 / GL10 3HE / stroudwindows.com

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my Cotswolds… VANESSA ARBUTHNOTT

MY COTSWOLDS

VANESSA ARBUTHNOTT Fabric designer Vanessa Arbuthnott opened her first showroom, based in Cirencester, last year. Her collections are known for their gentle colours and they include useful co-ordinates such as checks, stripes, spots and floral prints. The company also offers a range of sofas, chairs, headboards and footstools made to order in the UK. Here, Vanessa shares some of her local knowledge… Where do you live in the Cotswolds and how long have you been there? I’ve been here 31 years…we moved from London and started off in Amberley with no children in 1984. By 1992, we had four children and moved to a rented house in Sapperton while we searched for a building site or old farm buildings to convert. These we found in the lovely old estate village of Calmsden where we’ve been ever since. What advice would you give to someone new to the area? It’s such a beautiful county to live in, especially around the Stroud valleys: Oakridge, Chalford, Sapperton and Painswick – they’re all steeped in the rich history of the Arts and Crafts movement. What do you love most about living here? I love the amazing walks and wildlife, and the proximity to cities for culture: Oxford, Bristol and London. Do you have a favourite Cotswold town or village? Stroud is my favourite town and Chedworth my favourite village… which happens to be the longest village in Europe. Do your surroundings help inspire your designs? Most definitely. Inspiration is all around me – we live very rurally. We have a pond and woodland which my husband created from scratch, and these

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have created habitats for so many birds, insects and plants. Do you have a favourite shop (apart from your own!)? I love farmers’ markets and charity shops and also Oops a Daisy florist near my shop and Sew & Sew next to me in Ashcroft Road, Cirencester. Where would you recommend going for a meal? We often go to our local pub, the Seven Tuns in Chedworth, which, despite a fire that wiped out its kitchen, has produced mouth-watering food from a temporary caravan. I also love the delicious Japanese food at Soushi in Cirencester. What places or activities would you recommend? Walking through the landscape on the network of footpaths. There are also exhibitions, workshops and teas at the New Brewery Arts in Cirencester and Prema in Uley. My husband Nick and I love to go to cinema when the evening light goes, especially to the Wotton Electric Picture House. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? It would probably be in the backwaters of Herefordshire… or in Cumbria where I was born and my mother still lives, in Kendal. Vanessa Arbuthnott: 01285 831437 / GL7 1QX / vanessaarbuthnott.co.uk

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