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MORETON-IN-MARSH SHOW TETBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL THE COUNTRY BROCANTE AT DAYLESFORD CADA EXHIBITION AT OXFORDSHIRE MUSEUM

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A WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION. RIGHT ON YOUR DOORSTEP. Since 1854, Cheltenham Ladies’ College has been an integral part of Cheltenham, and today, our flourishing community of day girls benefits from a world-class education. From being the top IB Boarding School in the country, to our national call ups for Hockey and Lacrosse, a Cheltenham Ladies’ College education gives girls the best possible opportunities to achieve their potential in both academic and sporting arenas. We’d be delighted to welcome you at our Open Day on Saturday 1st October, so that you can judge for yourself. To book a place, please visit our website: www.cheltladiescollege.org/openday

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welcome …to the September issue of Cotswold Preview. With a welcome return to routine, September always seems to be one of the busiest months of the year. Whatever your time commitments, it is well worth carving out space in your diary for a special exhibition this month at The Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock: Why Antiques? 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds. This is being hosted by members of the Cotswolds Art and Antique Dealers’ Association (CADA), the UK’s pre-eminent regional association for fine art and antiques. Whether you are an experienced collector or simply keen to learn, these dealers’ passion for their specialisms is sure to be inspiring. The exhibition opens on Thursday 22 September and continues until 16 October. A second event we would recommend is at Daylesford Organic, near Kingham, on Saturday 24 September. The Country Brocante interiors fair presents hand-picked exhibitors selling a range of decorative antiques and artisan giftware. And, as it coincides with Daylesford’s Harvest Festival, this makes for a very full family day out. Another brilliant day out for all the family is Moreton-in-Marsh Show, on Saturday 3 September. This annual event is one of the country’s biggest one-day agricultural shows and has become something of a Cotswold institution. It features entertainments in the Grand Arena and Attractions Ring as well as 350 trade stands showcasing everything from combine harvesters to wellies. Music lovers should be sure not to miss the concerts and new lecture series at Tetbury Music Festival, which runs from Thursday 29 September to Sunday 2 October. The festival has become known for its high standards of performance and programming: this year, it presents concerts by internationally renowned musicians such as cellist Steven Isserlis, the Chiaroscuro Quartet, the Schubert Ensemble and the Choir of the Age of Enlightenment. This issue also highlights many of the talented individuals living and working in the Cotswolds, from kitchen design professionals and garden designers to chefs and business owners. We hope you find these features interesting and useful for future reference. We wish you all a splendid September…

SCHOOLS’ open days

The Cotswold Preview team

A selection of recommended Open Days this autumn…

Beaudesert Park School Minchinhampton GL6 9AF 01453 832072 / beaudesert.gloucs.sch.uk • Friday 21 October, 9:30am–12 noon

interiors feature… TOP OF THE LINE DESIGN

Burford School Beaudesert Park School

Bloxham School Banbury OX15 4PE 01295 724301 / bloxhamschool.com • Saturday 1 October, 11am–1pm

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Design

For a kitchen designer, every project presents specific challenges and rewards. A successful design will perfectly fulfil the client’s requirements, whilst balancing practicality and aesthetics. We asked several of the area’s leading kitchen designers to talk us through the process of creating one of their favourite kitchen designs…

Bloxham School

Burford School Burford OX18 4PL 01993 823303 / burford.oxon.sch.uk • Thursday 22 September, Boarding Department 2:30pm–4:30pm, Day School 4:30pm–7:30pm

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• Thursday 1 December, Sixth Form Open Evening 7pm–9pm Carrdus School Banbury OX17 2BS 01295 263733 / carrdusschool.co.uk • Friday 30 September, 10am

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Cheltenham Ladies’ College Cheltenham GL50 3EP 01242 520691 / cheltladiescollege.org/openday • Saturday 1 October, 9:30am

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Cover image: Moreton-in-Marsh Show 2015 winners: Ben Bellew leads Limousin bull, Frogmore Jimmy, belonging to Chris White of Frogmore Farm, Moreton-in-Marsh at last year’s show. Picture by Alex Ridley. Moreton-in-Marsh Show 2016 is on Saturday 3 September: www.moretonshow.co.uk

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in this issue...

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september diary

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interiors feature: top of the line design

101 interior design comment: finishing touches 104 gardens feature: inside out 111 garden design tips by… susan dunstall

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Outstanding boarding and day school for boys and girls, 4 to 13 years

Dragon School, Oxford

“Exceptional”

“The quality of children’s achievement and learning is exceptional”

Jew eller y and Silver w are

Masterpieces by Modern Designer Goldsmiths

Independent Schools Inspectorate Inspection Report, November 2014

You are warmly invited to attend Dragon Prep School OPEN MORNINGS Day and Boarding children Saturday 24 September 2016 Saturday 8 October 2016 Saturday 25 February 2017 Saturday 13 May 2017

TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST Please contact the Admissions Team T: +44(0)1865 315405 E: admissions@dragonschool.org Dragon School, Oxford

18ct gold & tourmaline ring by Susi Hines

Discover Woldstone at 25 Oxford Street, Woodstock OX20 1TH www.woldstone.com gallery@woldstone.com 01993 813000

Dragon School Oxford www.dragonschool.org

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CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 16

144 family matters 116 editor’s choice: children’s selection 118 school reports 120 schools’ open days 128 family matters comment: richmond villages

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style & lifestyle 132 editor’s choice: fashion & beauty 133 fashion feature: tread ahead 140 gifting feature: best of british 142 editor’s choice: food & drink 143 food & drink feature: private dining 150 the Preview interview: Martin Lane 154 behind the scenes at: asparagasm 158 specialist business profile: ecco stove 160 my cotswolds: Octavia Karavla

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PREVIEW Contributing Writer Sally Bult editorial@guidemedia.co.uk Sales Manager, Central & South Cotswolds Lucy Dowie lucy@guidemedia.co.uk

gardens design tips… DESIGNING AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN

Sales Manager, Cheltenham & North Cotswolds Helen Edwards helen@cotswoldpreview.co.uk

GARDEN DESIGN TIPS

by Susan Dunstall

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

DESIGNING AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN On sunny summer days, the first thing that comes to mind is often a barbecue. Eating outside can be even more fun when the cooking is done outside too, and in recent years there has been a huge rise in the popularity of outdoor kitchens – free standing or built-in units centred around a shiny, domed barbecue. Here, professional garden designer Susan Dunstall highlights some of the most important points to consider if you would like to install an outdoor kitchen in your own garden…

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

Once you smell the charcoal from a neighbour’s barbecue, there’s a domino effect and sales of sausages and burgers soar. The idea of having an outdoor kitchen usually springs to mind at this point. The first thing to consider is budget: how much you are prepared to spend will dictate the equipment you can include. Some items, such as outdoor fridges, are much more expensive than others, as they need to be able to tolerate extreme weather and still be safe.

With many thanks to Preview’s Advisory Panel

However, cooking outdoors is about the experience – the whole idea is that it should be simple and easy, with everything there ready for you. Whatever your budget, that should be your goal. EQUIPMENT When you begin to think about what equipment to include, ask yourself the following questions: • What do I like to cook? Burgers and sausages or large joints and chickens? 4

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Shepherd’s Huts In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the shepherd’s hut was introduced so that the shepherd could live on the fields for extended periods of time to look after his flock, day and night, in a haven of warmth and comparative comfort. Established in 2005, in France Lynch near Stroud, Cotswold Shepherd’s Huts uses appropriate materials and traditional craftsmanship to construct huts that reflect the style of a 19th century original. These huts lend themselves to the landscape and can be used throughout the year. Planning permission is not required and the huts are fully mobile. New build huts are fully insulated, hand finished and painted,

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with a double bed, storage, electrics and a wood burning stove if required. From placing an order, the lead time to delivery is four to eight weeks. Prices start from £12,000 including VAT, with huts built in a range of sizes and to bespoke specification, and delivery throughout the UK. The company can also source and offer original restored shepherds huts from time to time. Now you’ll just have to rustle up some sheep to care for...

food & drink feature… PRIVATE DINING

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Private dining

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Whether you are celebrating with friends and family, or entertaining business clients, private dining offers all the convenience of a restaurant with a more personal ambiance. On the following pages, we highlight some of the Cotswolds’ top private dining venues…

Cotswold SEPTEMBER 16 The Lion preview Inn, Winchcombe

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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.

WE ARE WESTONBIRT OPEN DAY SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2016 9am - 12noon Come and meet staff, pupils and Headmistress Natasha Dangerfield. Tea, coffee and pastries will be served. Westonbirt Schools Tetbury Gloucestershire GL8 8QG E: enquiries@westonbirt.org T: 01666 880333 www.westonbirt.org

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COTSWOLD PREVIEW READER COMPETITION Dancing in the Old Fashioned Way by Sam Toft

win a limited edition print by artist SAM toft To mark Sam Toft’s exhibition this month at John Noott Galleries, in Broadway, Cotswold Preview readers have the chance to win an exclusive mounted, limited edition print, signed and titled by the artist… Small Dog, Big City is Sam Toft’s first exhibition in Broadway since 2012 and charts the travels and recent adventures of one Ernest Hemmingway Mustard, professional tuneless hummer and parttime 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. Small Dog, Big City is a simple meditation upon our being a tiny piece of a larger picture. The artist says, “As a child I would love to explore a tiny patch of grass as though it were a grand parkland landscape: what would be my understanding of the world if I only inhabited those few square inches of turf? Using Mr Mustard and Doris as a focus, I now like

to imagine what a simple man and an honest dog would make of the situations I place them in. And is a small dog’s eye view is any more meaningful than my own?” For the chance to win a mounted, limited edition print by the artist, just answer the following question: WHAT IS THE NAME OF MR MUSTARD’S DOG? The winner will be the first name out of our competition hat on 11 September and will be notified the same day. All readers are invited to attend the Opening Reception at the gallery on Saturday 17 September, from 11am–5pm, to meet the artist and enjoy a glass of bubbles. John Noott Galleries is open Monday to Saturday, from 9:30am–5pm (closed 1pm–2pm), and on Sunday from 11am–5pm. The exhibition continues until 2 October. John Noott Galleries at Broadway Modern, Broadway: 01386 858436 / WR12 7AA / john-noott.com

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Exhibitions & Auctions

RSC Swan Theatre

The Elemental Sculpture Park

Play Of Light at Banbury Museum A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath A Room of their Own: Lost Bloombury Interiors at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Wild Words at The Wilson, Cheltenham The Hollow Crown Costumes at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Inside & Out at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Best of the South West at Pound Arts, Corsham Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Aspects of Tunnicliffe at Nature in Art, Twigworth Oxfordshire in 50 Objects at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Performing Arts The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm The Deep Blue Sea: NT live screening at Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham, 7pm Miles Jupp: Work-in-Progress at Pound Arts, Corsham, 8pm The Deep Blue Sea NT live screening at Gloucester Guildhall, 6:45pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm The Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

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Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Chef’s Table cookery course at Lucknam Park, near Bath Specialist tour: Discovery at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Flying The Nest cookery course at Daylesford Farm, near Kingham Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Marlborough Common Flavours of the Middle East cookery course at Thyme at Southrop Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Make a Clay Vessel workshop at Nature in Art, Twigworth Fairy ’Tail’ trail at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Play Of Light at Banbury Museum A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath A Room of their Own: Lost Bloombury Interiors at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Wild Words at The Wilson, Cheltenham The Hollow Crown Costumes at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Inside & Out at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Best of the South West at Pound Arts, Corsham Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Views of Gloucester City from Afar at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Summer exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Aspects of Tunnicliffe at Nature in Art, Twigworth Oxfordshire in 50 Objects at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

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Lucknam Park

Performing Arts The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Dan Reed Network live music at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath, 8pm The Cribs live music at Komedia, Bath, 7pm She at Cheltenham Playhouse, 7:30pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Events Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Discover Thai cookery course at Lucknam Park, near Bath Seasonal Organic Suppers cookery course at Daylesford Farm, Kingham Nordic walking sessions at Avebury, near Marlborough Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Marlborough Common Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

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Play Of Light at Banbury Museum Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath A Room of their Own: Lost Bloombury Interiors at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Wild Words at The Wilson, Cheltenham The Hollow Crown Costumes at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Inside & Out at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Best of the South West at Pound Arts, Corsham Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Summer exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Aspects of Tunnicliffe at Nature in Art, Twigworth Oxfordshire in 50 Objects at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

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The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Roxy Music at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath, 8pm She at Cheltenham Playhouse, 7:30pm Emily Lee & Band live music at Gloucester Guildhall, 7:30pm Stratford Festival Orchestra & Choirs at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Sinatra Spectacular at Arc Theatre, Trowbridge, 7:30pm

Events Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Behind the Scenes at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival at venues across the town Jaguar Breakfast Club at British Motor Museum, Gaydon Gloucester History Festival Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Marlborough Common Moreton-in-Marsh Show

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath A Room of their Own: Lost Bloombury Interiors at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Wild Words at The Wilson, Cheltenham The Hollow Crown Costumes at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Inside & Out at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Inspired By The Bard at Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury Aspects of Tunnicliffe at Nature in Art, Twigworth Oxfordshire in 50 Objects at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Performing Arts Sarah McQuaid live music at American Museum in Britain, Bath, 2pm Stratford Festival Orchestra & Choirs at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm

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Events Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Car boot sale at Longdole Polo Club, Birdlip Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival at venues across the town Wychwood Forest Fair at Cornbury Park, Charlbury Foto-fest at Pound Arts, Corsham Gloucester History Festival Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Marlborough Common Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Town walk starts at the waterside fountain, Stratford-upon-Avon The BFG film showing at Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury ’Tudor Ambition’ talk and book signing at Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe Volunteers Coffee Morning at Under the Edge Arts Centre, Wotton-under-Edge

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Fosse Gallery

The Elemental Sculpture Park

A Snapshot of Britain at Bampton Library Building A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath The Works of F.L. Griggs exhibition at Tudor House, Broadway Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Underwater Photographer of the Year at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham From Old Chapel Field at Chippenham Museum Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Inside & Out at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Britain in the Fifties: Design and Aspiration at Compton Verney Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Summer exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Swindon: Then and Now at Museum of the GWR, Swindon Inspired By The Bard at Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

Performing Arts New Act Comedy Night at Komedia, Bath, 8pm The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm

Events

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Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival at venues across the town Gloucester History Festival Nordic walking sessions at Avebury, near Marlborough Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Marlborough Common Town walk starting at waterside fountain, Straford-upon-Avon Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Antique & Collectors Fair at St Laurence Church Hall, Stroud Five Rhythms Plus dance class at Lansdown Hall and Gallery, Stroud The BFG film showing at Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions A Snapshot of Britain at Bampton Library Building A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Auction sale at Cotswold Auction House, Cheltenham Underwater Photographer of the Year at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham From Old Chapel Field at Chippenham Museum Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Inside & Out at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Summer exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Inspired By The Bard at Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth Oxfordshire in 50 Objects at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

The Stour Gallery

Sarah Wiseman Gallery

Performing Arts The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Tamara Young harp recital at Cheltenham Town Hall, 1:05pm The Deep Blue Sea screening at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm

Events Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath French Family Favourites cookery course at Lucknam Park, near Bath Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival at venues across the town Gloucester History Festival The BFG film showing at Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

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Exhibitions & Auctions

Sarah Wiseman Gallery

The Stour Gallery

A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Underwater Photographer of the Year at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Inside & Out at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Summer exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth Oxfordshire in 50 Objects at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Performing Arts The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm The Tempest at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm

Events

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Bat walks at Dyrham Park, near Bath American Street Food cookery course at Lucknam Park, near Bath St James: A Lost Tower of Bath talk at Bath Abbey Offices Ocean Film Festival World Tour at Komedia, Bath Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival at venues across the town Quirky Still Life workshop at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester A Harvest festival themed lunch & tour at Barnsley House, Cirencester Gloucester History Festival Inspiring Dishes from the Market Garden at Daylesford Farm, Kingham David Radford talk at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Underwater Photographer of the Year at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Inside & Out at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth Oxfordshire in 50 Objects at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

American Museum in Britain

Fosse Gallery

Performing Arts The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm An Audience with Chris Ryan at Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, 7:30pm Northanger Abbey at Everyman Studio Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm The Importance of Being Earnest at Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Events Dr Julian Munby: Westgate Excavations talk at Banbury Museum Bat walks at Dyrham Park, near Bath A Taste of the Orient cookery course at Lucknam Park, near Bath Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival at venues across the town Specialist tour: Censorinus at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Stratton Meadows, Cirencester All that Heaven Allows film showing at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Gloucester History Festival Historic Royal Pump Room tour at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

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Exhibitions & Auctions

Fosse Gallery

Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Underwater Photographer of the Year at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Inside & Out at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Summer exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth Oxfordshire in 50 Objects at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Performing Arts

Rondo Theatre

Isy Suttie: The Actual One live comedy at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 8pm The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston live music at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath, 8pm Northanger Abbey at Everyman Studio Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm The Taming of the Shrew at Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:30pm Bette Midler and Me at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm Oas-is at Gloucester Guildhall, 7:30pm Richard Herring live comedy at Stratford ArtsHouse, 8pm 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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Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Draw Back the Curtain tour at Theatre Royal, Bath Jane Austen Festival at venues in Bath Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival at venues across the town Girl’s Night Out walk around Cirencester in aid of Longfield Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Stratton Meadows, Cirencester Gloucester History Festival Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Stroud Theatre Festival Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants talk at Allomorphic, Stroud

september friday

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Underwater Photographer of the Year at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Summer exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth Oxfordshire in 50 Objects at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

The Stour Gallery

Performing Arts Jonathan Pie live comedy at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 8pm The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Al Murray live comedy at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:30pm Northanger Abbey at Everyman Studio Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1:15pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Montparnasse live music at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Sarah Wiseman Gallery

Events Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Jane Austen Festival at venues in Bath Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival at venues across the town Heritage Open Day at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Stratton Meadows, Cirencester Retro Truck Show at British Motor Museum, Gaydon Gloucester History Festival Royal Leamington Spa Food and Drink Festival at the Royal Pump Gardens Northleach Steam and Vintage Show Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Heritage Open Days at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon Stroud Theatre Festival Best in Show needlefelt crafting workshop at Prema, Uley Bat Walk at Charlecote Park, near Wellesbourne

10 september

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Exhibitions & Auctions Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Underwater Photographer of the Year at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Inside & Out at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth Witney Feast Art Exhibition at St Mary’s Church, Witney Oxfordshire in 50 Objects at The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock Gloucester History Festival © Des Dubber Photography

Performing Arts

Witney Feast

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Sisters and Suitors at Holburne Museum, 1:10pm Al Murray live comedy at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:30pm UK Pink Floyd Experience at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm

Events Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Jane Austen Festival at venues in Bath Family Fun Day at Bath Racecourse Heritage Open Day at Cheltenham Playhouse Specialist talk: Archeology at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Heritage Open Day at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Stratton Meadows, Cirencester Coleshill Mill Open Afternoon at Coleshill Estates Frampton Country Fair at Manor Farm, Frampton-on-Seven Retro Truck Show at British Motor Museum, Gaydon Gloucester History Festival Royal Leamington Spa Food and Drink Festival at the Royal Pump Gardens Northleach Steam and Vintage Show Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Heritage Open Days at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon Stroud Theatre Festival Coleshill Mill open afternoon, near Swindon Lydiard Bark Dog Show at Lydiard Park, Swindon Charity Polo Day at Beaufort Polo Club, Tetbury

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions A Snapshot of Britain at Bampton Library Building A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Stitched Through the Lens at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham From Old Chapel Field at Chippenham Museum Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Summer exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Inspired By The Bard at Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury Witney Feast Art Exhibition at St Mary’s Church, Witney

Fosse Gallery

Performing Arts The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Footloose at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Look Behind You at Priory Theatre, Warwickshire, 7:30pm

The Elemental Sculpture Park

Events Asters in Bloom at Upton House, Banbury Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Jane Austen Festival at venues in Bath Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival at venues across the town Dame Janet Trotter talk at The Chapter House, Gloucester Gloucester History Festival Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Stroud Theatre Festival Five Rhythms Plus dance class at Lansdown Hall and Gallery, Stroud Maggie’s Plan film showing at Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

12 september

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Exhibitions & Auctions

American Museum in Britain

Fosse Gallery

A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth Witney Feast Art Exhibition at St Mary’s Church, Witney

Performing Arts Striving for the Divine lunchtime concert at Holburne Museum, 1:10pm Harry Nowakowski-Fox piano recital at Cheltenham Town Hall, 1:05pm The Syd Lawrence Orchestra at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Footloose at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm 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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Events Asters in Bloom at Upton House, Banbury Jane Austen Festival at venues in Bath Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival at venues across the town Paint Finishes masterclass at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Stratton Meadows, Cirencester Gloucester History Festival WI Lite Charity Fashion Show at Stratford ArtsHouse

september tuesday

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Summer exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth

Sarah Wiseman Gallery

Performing Arts The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Footloose at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm Garden at Everyman Studio Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm Kel Elliot & Her Three Man Orchestra at Stratford ArtsHouse, 8pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Victoria Art Gallery

Events Asters in Bloom at Upton House, Banbury Jane Austen Festival at venues in Bath Bat walks at Dyrham Park, near Bath Speedy Supper Dishes cookery course at Lucknam Park, near Bath Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival at venues across the town Specialist talk: Archeology at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Witness for the Prosecution film showing at Cheltenham Playhouse Gloucester History Festival Director’s Talk: The Rover at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

14 september

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wednesday

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Exhibitions & Auctions

The Elemental Sculpture Park

Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth

Performing Arts The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Footloose at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm Garden at Everyman Studio Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm Graeme Swann’s Great British Spin-Off at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm The King and I at Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:30pm The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm Turandot live screening at Gloucester Guildhall, 7pm Turandot live screening at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 7pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1:15pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7pm Victoria Art Gallery

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Events Asters in Bloom at Upton House, Banbury Jane Austen Festival at venues in Bath Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival at venues across the town Specialist tour: Discovery at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf film showing at Cheltenham Playhouse Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Stratton Meadows, Cirencester Show Stopping Canapés cookery course at Daylesford Farm, Kingham Gloucester History Festival

september thursday

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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 Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Summer exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth

Gloucester History Festival

Performing Arts The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Lunch at Longbourn at Theatre Royal, Bath, 12noon Footloose at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm Scaramouche Jones at Everyman Studio Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm The Bowie Experience at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm The King and I at Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:30pm The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm An Evening with Monty Don at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Patrick Marley live show at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Fosse Gallery

Events Asters in Bloom at Upton House, Banbury Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Draw Back the Curtain tour at Theatre Royal, Bath Jane Austen Festival at venues in Bath Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival at venues across the town Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Stratton Meadows, Cirencester Gloucester History Festival Glass Fusing workshop with Sharon Foley at Nature in Art, Twigworth Robert Matthews talk at Wootton Village Hall, Wootton-by-Woodstock

16 september

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Exhibitions & Auctions

John Noott Galleries

Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Summer exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth

Performing Arts

Fosse Gallery

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The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm The Fifties at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath, 8pm Footloose at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm Scaramouche Jones at Everyman Studio Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm Treorchy Male Voice Choir at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm The King and I at Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:30pm The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1:15pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Patrick Marley live show at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Events Jane Austen Festival at venues in Bath Bradford-on-Avon Arts Festival at venues across the town Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Stratton Meadows, Cirencester Gloucester History Festival Yoga on the Lawn at Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party at Stratford ArtsHouse

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Drawn to the Land at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth

The Elemental Sculpture Park

Performing Arts Miles Jupp live music at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Jo Harman live music at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath, 8pm The Strawbs live music at Bishop’s Cleeve Tithe Barn, 7:45pm Lennon – Through A Glass Onion at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm The King and I at Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham, 2:30pm Marcus Brigstocke live comedy at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm Stand-up Comedy at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm EUCO presents Baroque & Beyond at Stroud Subscription Rooms, 3pm

Events Asters in Bloom at Upton House, Banbury Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Jane Austen Festival at venues in Bath Race for Life: Pretty Muddy 5k at Bath Racecourse Cotswold AONB Living Landscape Festival at Lodge Park, near Cheltenham The Story of Bacchus talk at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Stratton Meadows, Cirencester Gloucester History Festival Country Crafts & Skills at Combe Mill, Long Hanborough Ancient Avebury landscape walk at Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival

Combe Mill

18 september

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Exhibitions & Auctions

RSC Theatre

The Elemental Sculpture Park

Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Drawn to the Land at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold

Performing Arts The Shakespeare Revue at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm The Idle Playthings live comedy at Komedia, Bath, 7:30pm The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

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Asters in Bloom at Upton House, Banbury Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath The Wines of California wine tasting at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath Knife Skills and Carving cookery course at Bertinet Kitchens, Bath Eric Knowles talk at St. George’s Hall, Blockley Cheltenham Comedy Festival Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Stratton Meadows, Cirencester Nordic walking sessions at Avebury, near Marlborough The Severn Bore at Minsterworth, Stonebench and Over Bridge Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon The Meddler film showing at Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Drawn to the Land at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Toys & Dolls, Jewellery & Silver auction at Chorley’s, Prinknash Abbey Park Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth

Fosse Gallery

Upton House

Performing Arts The Shakespeare Revue at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Rich Hall live comedy at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm Talon: The Best of Eagles at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm The Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Events Asters in Bloom at Upton House, Banbury Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Gluten Free cookery course at Lucknam Park, near Bath Find Your Writing Voice workshop at American Museum in Britain, Bath Saucing cookery course at Bertinet Kitchens, Bath Cheltenham Comedy Festival Henry III lecture at Gloucester Cathedral Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival Rembrandt & Dutch Masters floristry course at Allomorphic, Stroud

20 september

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tuesday

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Exhibitions & Auctions

American Museum in Britain

Fosse Gallery

Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Drawn to the Land at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Toys & Dolls, Jewellery & Silver auction at Chorley’s, Prinknash Abbey Park Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth

Performing Arts

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Company at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 7:30pm The Shakespeare Revue at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Howlers at the Hall at Cheltenham Town Hall, 8:30pm The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm Tape Face comedy show at Gloucester Guildhall, 7:30pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Straight and Narrow at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Events Bat walks at Dyrham Park, near Bath Cheltenham Comedy Festival The Alfred Powell Arts & Crafts Bowl talk at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Newent Onion Fair Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Drawn to the Land at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Rachel Seex and Nick Simmonds: Landscapes at Gloucester Guildhall Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

The Oxfordshire Museum

Performing Arts Company at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 7:30pm The Shakespeare Revue at Theatre Royal, Bath, 8pm The Simon and Garfunkel Story at The Forum, Bath, 7:30pm Phoenix Dance Theatre at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:30pm Rob Beckett live comedy at Cheltenham Town Hall, 8pm The Threepenny Opera: NT live screening at Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham, 7pm The Rise and Fall of Little Voices at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm The Threepenny Opera NT live screening at Royal Spa Centre, 7pm Sara Pascoe: Animal live comedy at Stratford ArtsHouse, 8pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Straight and Narrow at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Events Cheltenham Comedy Festival Blazing Saddles film showing at Cheltenham Playhouse Henry III lecture at Gloucester Cathedral Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Fennells Farm, Stroud

The Elemental Sculpture Park

22 september

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thursday

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Exhibitions & Auctions

The Elemental Sculpture Park

Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Drawn to the Land at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Performing Arts

The Oxfordshire Museum

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Company at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 7:30pm The Shakespeare Revue at Theatre Royal, Bath, 8pm The Style Councillors at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath, 8pm Carmen at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:30pm Mark Watson live comedy at Cheltenham Town Hall, 8pm The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm The Moody Blues at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Straight and Narrow at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Events Cheltenham Comedy Festival Caring for Chedworth tour at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Fennells Farm, Stroud

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern The Last Word in Art? at The Wilson, Cheltenham Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Drawn to the Land at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

The Country Brocante

Performing Arts Company at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 7:30pm The Shakespeare Revue at Theatre Royal, Bath, 8pm Dire Streets at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath, 8pm Carmen at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:30pm The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm Ultimate Cross Classical concert at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1:15pm The Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm Straight and Narrow at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

John Noott Galleries

Events Drawing Textiles workshop at The American Museum, Bath The Towers of Lansdown guided walk starts at Beckford’s Tower, Bath Cheltenham Comedy Festival The Country Brocante at Daylesford Farm, Kingham Afternoon Tea with Wendy Cope at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa Malvern Autumn Show at Three Counties Showground, Malvern Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival Michaelmas celebrations at Mary Arden’s Farm, Stratford-upon-Avon Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Fennells Farm, Stroud

24 september

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Exhibitions & Auctions

Waterperry Gardens

Lydiard Park

A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern The Last Word in Art? at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Drawn to the Land at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Sculpture exhibition in the Garden of Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Performing Arts We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at The Egg, Theatre Royal, Bath, 3pm Cheltenham Cantilena Orchestra at Cheltenham Town Hall, 3pm Talon – The Best Of Eagles at Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, 7:30pm Dotty the Dragon at Arc Theatre, Trowbridge, 2pm

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Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Cheltenham Half Marathon Specialist talk: Archeology at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Malvern Autumn Show at Three Counties Showground, Malvern Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Michaelmas celebrations at Mary Arden’s Farm, Stratford-upon-Avon Giffords Circus: The Painted Wagon at Fennells Farm, Stroud Five Valleys walk at various locations in Stroud Hedgerows: Nature’s Larder talk at Lydiard Park, Swindon Michaelmas Daisy Weekend at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions A Snapshot of Britain at Bampton Library Building Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Drawn to the Land at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham A Mission to Decorate Life at Court Barn Museum , Chipping Campden The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Britain in the Fifties: Design and Aspiration at Compton Verney Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Journeys from Avebury at Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes UK Artists Annual Art Exhibition at The Royal Victoria Works, Studley

RSC Theatre

Dyrham Park

Performing Arts Norma ROH live screening at Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon, 7:15pm Travels with my Aunt at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm Norma ROH live screening at Gloucester Guildhall, 7pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Events Autumn Afternoon Racing at Bath Racecourse Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Gloucester Cathedral Tower tour, Gloucester Nordic walking sessions at Avebury, near Marlborough Canoe safari at WWT, Slimbridge Town walk starting at waterside fountain, Stratford-upon-Avon Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Five Rhythms Plus dance class at Lansdown Hall and Gallery, Stroud Author lunch: Dinah Jefferies & Kate Riordan at Calcot Manor, Tetbury Sweet Bean film showing at Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury Planting for Successional Colour course at Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley

26 september

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monday

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Exhibitions & Auctions

RSC Theatre

A Snapshot of Britain at Bampton Library Building Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum A History of Fashion in 100 Objects at Fashion Museum, Bath Sci-Art Synergy at RUH, Bath Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Drawn to the Land at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham Fair Michaelmas at The Gallery @ The Guild, Chipping Campden The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Britain in the Fifties: Design and Aspiration at Compton Verney Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Journeys from Avebury at Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

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The Dresser at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm Andrew Gregory piano recital at Cheltenham Town Hall, 1:05pm Wifi Wars at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7pm Travels with my Aunt at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm Laura van der Heijden cello recital at Stratford ArtsHouse, 7:30pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1pm The Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm The Collector at Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, 7:30pm

Events Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath New Volunteer Morning at Snowshill Manor and Garden, near Broadway Tower visit at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Nia dance class at Lansdown Hall and Gallery, Stroud

september tuesday

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Drawn to the Land at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Journeys from Avebury at Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

The Elemental Sculpture Park

Performing Arts A Room with a View at Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:30pm Jordan Mackampa live comedy at Komedia, Bath, 7pm Thomas Hardy’s The Woodlanders at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm The Dresser at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm 10cc live music at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm Harry Hook: About Africa at Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, 7:30pm Cymbeline: RSC live screening at Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham, 7pm Musical Magic 2 at Cheltenham Playhouse, 7:45pm Travels with my Aunt at The Theatre, Chipping Norton, 7:45pm Cymbeline RSC live screening at Gloucester Guild Hall, 6:45pm Wifi Wars at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 7pm Nic Meier Group live music at Stratford ArtsHouse, 8pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7pm The Rover at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Events Pugin and Gothic workshop at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Steeplejacks and Stonemasons talk at Bath Abbey Offices Bat walks at Dyrham Park, near Bath Wild & Foraged cookery course at Daylesford Farm, Kingham

The Oxfordshire Museum

28 september

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wednesday

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Exhibitions & Auctions

The Elemental Sculpture Park

The Oxfordshire Museum

Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Drawn to the Land at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Journeys from Avebury at Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

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The Time Machine at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 8pm A Room with a View at Theatre Royal, Bath, 8pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm Kaz Hawkins Band live music at Chapel Arts Centre, Bath, 8pm Voodoo Room: A night of Hendrix & Cream at Komedia, Bath, 7pm Thomas Hardy’s The Woodlanders at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm T.Rextasy at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm The Dresser at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm Musical Magic 2 at Cheltenham Playhouse, 7:45pm Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 8pm King Lear at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1:15pm The Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Events Autumn Garden tour at Dyrham Park, near Bath Specialist tour: Censorinus at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham The Early Occupation of Cirencester talk at Corinium Museum, Cirencester Tetbury Music Festival

september thursday

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WHAT’S ON DIARY Exhibitions & Auctions Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum Stubbs and the Wild at Holburne Museum, Bath Kenneth Armitage exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Planning for Peace at Museum of Bath Architecture, Bath Science and Spirituality at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath An American Toy Story at The American Museum in Britain, Bath Sam Toft: Small Dog, Big City at John Noott Galleries, Broadway Modern Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford The Last Word in Art? at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art and Sculpture exhibition at Chedworth Roman Villa, near Cheltenham Drawn to the Land at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham The Quiet Music at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester Other People’s Art at Old Mill Gallery, Devizes Concealment and Deception at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum Journeys from Avebury at Avebury Manor, near Marlborough Exhibition at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth 100 Years of Collecting in the Cotswolds at Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

Tetbury Music Festival

Performing Arts The Time Machine at Rondo Theatre, Bath, 8pm A Room with a View at Theatre Royal, Bath, 8pm Half Life at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath, 7:45pm Thomas Hardy’s The Woodlanders at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm The Dresser at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 7:45pm Witney – Queen of the Night at Cheltenham Town Hall, 7:30pm The Lindisfarne Story at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, 7:30pm Jeremy Hardy live music at Stratford ArtsHouse, 8pm Cymbeline at RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:15pm The Two Noble Kinsmen at RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7:30pm

Events Children’s Bath Literature Festival Grand Gala Auction at The Theatre, Chipping Norton Medieval Banquet at Gloucester Cathedral Glostoberfest 2016 at Gloucester Guildhall Marlborough Literature Festival Nordic walking sessions at Avebury, near Marlborough Tetbury Music Festival

Victoria Art Gallery

30 september

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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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WHAT’S ON DIARY: CONTACT DETAILS

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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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: GLOUCESTER HISTORY FESTIVAL

Henry III from the British Library

Saturday 3 – Sunday 18 September

Gloucester History Festival This year’s Gloucester History Festival includes a celebration of one of the city’s most important historical events: the coronation in 1216 of Henry III…

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WHAT’S ON FEATURE: GLOUCESTER HISTORY FESTIVAL

Scriptorium at Blackfriars Priory

Gloucester Histor y Festival features over 100 events and activities across the city for all ages and interests. There are City Voice events, Blackfriars Talks, guided walks, concerts, family events and Heritage Open Days. The festival starts on 3 September with the annual Gloucester Day Parade which remembers the lifting of the Civil War siege of Gloucester in 1643. Charles I, who was camped nearby at Matson House, was forced to flee. Gloucester Heritage Open Days, on 8–11 September, offer unique opportunities to view historic sites across the city: you can see inside the rarely opened King’s Bastion, view the Elizabethan wall friezes in private rooms of the Dick Whittington pub, and visit the scriptorium at Blackfriars Priory where the original timbers from the Forest of Dean are still part of the scissor-brace roof. During Heritage Open Days, admission is free to these and many more hidden architectural treasures. This year’s Blackfriars Talks, held in the beautiful 13th century Dominican Priory in the centre of the city, celebrate the anniversaries of Henry III, The Battles of Jutland and the Somme, Shakespeare at 400 and themes such as Women and History, Ancient Warriors/Ancient Worlds and World Wars I & II. Acclaimed speakers include Nick Jellicoe, on the 100 th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland;

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Alison Weir, on Katherine of Aragon; Tom Holland, on Aethelstan; Durmont Turing, on Alan Turing and the Enigma Code; Phil Moss, on Medieval Gloucester; and Jung Chang, author of the best seller Wild Swans, talking about The Empress Dowager Cixi. Dr Janina Ramirez, a historian at Oxford University and President of the Gloucester History Festival, is speaking on 11 September. One of the highlights of this year’s festival is a celebration on 10 September to mark the 800th anniversary of the crowning of Henry III in Gloucester. This was the only coronation in our nation’s history to take place outside Westminster or Winchester. The event features a coronation procession, medieval celebrations at the Cathedral, the opening of a Henry III exhibition at Gloucester City Museum and the opening event of the Blackfriars Talks given by broadcaster Marc Morris. Donna Renney, the former CEO of Cheltenham Festivals who is on the Histor y Festival Committee, says, “There is just so much heritage to see in Gloucester, it is awe inspiring. It is one of the top ten historic cities in the country so, if you have not fully explored Gloucester, put the History Festival dates in your diary.” Gloucester History Festival: 01452 396572 (Gloucester Tourist Information Centre) / gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk

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WHAT’S ON FEATURE: EXHIBITION AT FOSSE GALLERY

Along the Wall by Lucy Pratt

Whilst you were Sleeping by Lucy Pratt

Sunday 4 – Saturday 24 September

‘The Hidden Paw’ exhibition at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold

The Fosse Gallery has invited nine artists to paint around the theme of The Hidden Paw, the favourite children’s poem by T S Eliot, ‘Macavity, the Mystery Cat’… The nine artists chosen to participate in this exhibition are Nicola Slattery, Lydia Corbett, Mick Rooney RA, Jane Ford, Pamela Kay, Alex Williams, Lucy Pratt, George Underwood and Anthony Yates. The resulting works offer a feast for the eyes and a window into what inspires these leading artists. Since they are not primarily ‘feline artists’, this is an exciting way for them to express their imagination, humour and freedom for the subject. The exhibition features lots of cats – domestic and wild as well as other-worldly – and there are also paws belonging to other creatures such as hares and dogs.

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This is a very varied show, with each artist bringing their own depiction of the subject in oils, watercolour and acrylic. Prices of the works range from £500 to £6,000 and 10% of profits from all sales will go to support the charity International Cat Care. The exhibition can be viewed online at the gallery’s website from mid-August and the Private View is at the gallery on Sunday 4 September from 11am–4pm. Fosse Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, from 10:30am–5pm. Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold: 01451 831319 / GL54 1AF / fossegallery.com

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Bulls Cross by C.M.Gere, exhibited by Newman Fine Art

from Thursday 22 September

‘WHY ANTIQUES? 100 YEARS OF COLLECTING IN THE COTSWOLDS’ EXHIBITION AT THE OXFORDSHIRE MUSEUM, WOODSTOCK Members of The Cotswolds Art and Antique Dealers’ Association (CADA) are joining together to share with visitors their passion for collecting fine art and antiques… 56

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WHAT’S ON FEATURE: CADA EXHIBITION, WOODSTOCK Left: Bronze sculpture of Marcus Aurelius, exhibited by Architectural Heritage; Below: Harewood silver tea chest, exhibited by Mark Goodger

Members of CADA are presenting this exhibition with a view to informing and inspiring both new and experienced collectors. Drawing on their deep pools of knowledge and experience in multiple areas of antique collecting, the dealers explain why, where and how to collect art and antiques in the Cotswolds. This area is home to the country’s largest concentration of art and antiques outside London. The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers’ Association (CADA) was formed in 1978 and is the first and pre-eminent art and antique regional association in the UK. Its membership comprises 50 dealers selected for their knowledge, integrity and reputation. This reassurance enables the public to buy and sell with confidence, a long-standing tradition of which the group is very proud. Why Antiques? focuses on the prism of our shared social history, in the form of art and antiques. You can view a selection of furniture, clocks, textiles, glass, ceramics, fine art objects, paintings and watercolours, with each participating dealer showing fine examples from their own private collections and available inventory.

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These objects are all labelled with their description and date, and are collected by theme or by an area of expertise including British Pottery, Fine English Furniture, Tribal Weavings, Early Needlework and Samplers, Sculpture from the Grand Tour, Enamels and Treen. Throughout the exhibition, a Cotswolds art or antique dealer is on hand every day to share his or her expert knowledge and to answer any questions you may have about collecting. There is also a lecture by Rebecca Scott at the Museum Coachhouse on Saturday 24 September, from 2:30pm–3:45pm, entitled Now Whilst My Hands are Thus Employed and exploring three centuries of historic samplers. Tickets (£8 per person with proceeds donated to the Friends of Oxfordshire Museum) are available in advance from the museum reception. Stephen Jarrett, Chairman of the CADA Museum Committee, says of the exhibition, “The high standards set by members of CADA show that museum quality examples of fine and decorative art can still be acquired. This exhibition highlights the heritage we have inherited in Britain from collectors of past generations.” 

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PARTICIPATING CADA MEMBERS:

English blue dash Delftware pottery, exhibited by John Howard

The exhibition opens at 12:30pm on Thursday 22 September and continues until 16 October, coinciding with The Oxfordshire Museum’s 50 th anniversar y celebrations on 15–16 October. The Oxfordshire Museum is open on Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am–5pm, and on Sunday from 2pm–5pm. Entrance to the exhibition is free. Why collect… Glass? DELOMOSNE & SON LTD. English drinking glasses are a rewarding field for the collector who can learn to appreciate the skill of the glass makers who often worked under difficult conditions. The field varies from the early balusters right through to late 18 th century cut stems, the various sizes and bowl shapes dictating use.

A fine pair of bucket bowl Marriage goblets, c.1810, exhibited by Delomosne & Son

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Architectural Heritage Ltd Sculpture from the Grand Tour David Pickup Fine antiques and early 20th century applied arts Delomosne & Son Ltd Glass, enamels and treen Elizabeth Harvey-Lee Drawings and watercolours John Howard at Heritage British pottery Legge Carpets Ltd Carpets, textiles and tribal weavings Mark Goodger Antique boxes, caddies and accessories Moore-Gwyn Fine Art 1900 to 1950 British paintings and drawings Newman Fine Art 18th to 20th century watercolours and drawings Sarah Colegrave 19th and 20th century pictures Tobias Birch Fine clocks and barometers Witney Antiques Early needlework, samplers and works of art W. R. Harvey & Co. Ltd Fine English furniture 1680–1830

Drinking glasses can bring social history alive too, illustrating changing fashions and tastes in society. They can commemorate events of great social import such as coronations and marriages or be a covert means of protest through engraved subjects. Above all, they can stimulate the imagination of today’s collector as they consider the hands that made, used and loved these fragile objects which, against the odds, endure. Why collect… Needlework? WITNEY ANTIQUES There can surely be no earlier craft than that of needlework. In the third chapter of Genesis, we read that Adam and Eve sewed fig leaves together and made for themselves aprons. The appraisal and scholarship of the art of embroidery has developed significantly over the last two decades and this fascinating and often complex art form has increasingly become the focus for collectors. Interest in the subject was fueled by museum curators and private

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WHAT’S ON FEATURE: CADA EXHIBITION, WOODSTOCK individuals recognising the historical significance with which many embroideries are imbued, not to mention their charm and beauty. Major exhibitions together with numerous books and articles on the subject have led us to the point where needlework in all its forms is now regarded as a major area for consideration, study and collecting. Why collect… Carpets, Textiles and Tribal Weavings? LEGGE CARPETS LTD. Legge Carpets specialises in antique carpets and textiles of artistic merit from Europe through to Japan. Areas of particular interest are tribal and village weavings from Iran and Central Asia – objects of quality that speak of a by-gone age where the pressures of time were of no consequence in their production, and of a culture that has often been romanticised and at the same time viewed as inferior. Legge Carpets aspire to help our customers understand that these objects were an intrinsic part of the fabric of life for the people who made them and that they still carry a presence which will complement and enhance a contemporary home. Why collect… Artists’ Prints? ELIZABETH HARVEY-LEE Prints combine the immediacy of the artist’s autographic touch with a fully worked out ‘perfected’ composition, for changes can be made to the plate or block till the artist is satisfied with the proof impressions and even sometimes in the midst of printing the ‘edition’. Spanning over five centuries, prints offer a wide variety of style, subject and process of production. However, they hang comfortably together and complement each other as there is a consistency – as well as variety – in the print making techniques and themes chosen by artists. Some of the greatest painters of the Western world, including Dürer, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Goya and Picasso, have also been enthusiastic printmakers. Etching became a passion with British artists and collectors at the beginning of the 20th century. Print collecting allows access to works by such artists that are in the realms of affordability and availability.

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Why collect… Clocks? TOBIAS BIRCH Why do people collect clocks? First and foremost because clocks are beautiful and fascinating objects to own. Antique clocks are fine examples of the collaboration between clock makers, cabinet makers and engravers to produce articles of mechanical excellence and great beauty. They are also a pleasure to incorporate into your daily life. Measuring time, the minutes and hours that make up our lives and mark our pivotal moments, steady and gently ticking clocks can fill rooms with a sense of life, striking the hours in a comforting and calm way in our ever frantic modern world. Prized and valued today as they were when first commissioned, antique clocks additionally represent a sound financial investment and are not subject to Capital Gains Tax.

Tekke Animal Tree Engsi, Turkmenistan, early 19th century, exhibited by Legge Carpets The Cotswolds Art and Antique Dealers’ Assocation (CADA): 07855 443913 / cotswolds-antiques-art.com The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock: 01993 814106 / OX20 1SN / oxfordshire.gov.uk

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WHAT’S ON FEATURE: THE COUNTRY BROCANTE AT DAYLESFORD

Saturday 24 September

The Country Brocante at Daylesford Organic Farm, near Kingham

This inaugural country interiors fair at Daylesford Organic presents a collection of hand-picked exhibitors selling decorative antiques and artisan giftware… The Country Brocante offers the very best of country living and is the perfect fair for anyone looking for French antiques and pretty, vintage homewares. Whether you prefer modern contemporary interiors or the country cottage feel, you are sure to find something you love for your home. The Country Brocante is the brainchild of Lucy Haywood who currently runs the business on the Cowdray Estate in Sussex. After five successful years of growing the event, Lucy decided to look for other locations for a second Brocante and the Cotswolds seemed perfect. The fair is all about finding unique items for your home and garden: alongside antiques there are many emerging brands and new designers. You can find textiles sourced from France and beyond, hand sewn treasures and interesting

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pieces to become family heirlooms. Lucy says, “It’s not just about shopping, it’s the experience. The Country Brocante feels like a day at a French market mixed with new designers and undiscovered talent. I love the idea that you can be in the heart of the countryside and be able to find amazing homewares.” The Brocante takes place next door to Daylesford Organic Farm Shop on the same day as Daylesford’s Harvest Festival, making for a very full day out for all the family. The fair is open from 9:30am to 5pm, with an ’early bird’ ticket option for those wishing to get in first: entrance before 11am is £12, then tickets for the rest of the day are £5. The Country Brocante: 01730 810973 / GL56 0YG / thecountrybrocante.co.uk / @lovelanevintage

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WHAT’S ON FEATURE: TETBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Chiaroscuro Quartet

Thursday 29 September – Sunday 2 October

Tetbury Music Festival 2016 The fourteenth annual festival presents concerts by some of the finest names in classical music as well as a lecture series, new this year, designed to complement the artistic programme… Tetbury Music Festival 2016 offers a varied and stimulating programme of classical music, including the return of the festival’s founding Artistic Director, Steven Isserlis CBE, this time in a performance role, and the Choir of the Age of Enlightenment’s first ever solo festival performance. Supported by its Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, the festival is a long-standing musical institution in the Cotswolds, renowned for its high standards of performance and programming. Over the years, it has attracted numerous world-class artists and ensembles such as Stephen Hough, The Sixteen, Sarah Connolly, Angela Hewitt, Rachel Podger and Mark Padmore. The festival also works to champion new players and combines familiar repertoire with less familiar works. This year’s festival continues this tradition. The opening concert on 29 September sees the

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much loved Schubert Ensemble perform one of Schumann’s rarely heard gems, 3 Canonic Studies for Pedal Piano, Op. 56, in a new arrangement by composers David Matthews and Orlando Jopling. The programme also features two contrasting piano quintets, Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quintet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 89, and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34. On 30 September, the trailblazing Chiaroscuro Quartet perform the summation of Haydn’s achievement as ’Father of the string quartet’, his String Quartet No. 2 in D minor, Op. 76, as well as Mozart’s tribute to Haydn’s genius, “The Spring Quartet”, and Schubert’s most famous quartet, “Death and the Maiden”. Saturday 1 October sees The Alison Parkhouse Organ Scholars perform a free concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Parkhouse Organ 

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WHAT’S ON FEATURE: TETBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL

A view towards Tetbury Parish Church

Scholarships, a unique Tetbury institution dedicated to the memory of the inspiring musician Alison Parkhouse. Many of the scholarship’s 11 winners have gone on to build highly successful careers in music and performance. Celebrations continue later in the day as the festival’s first Artistic Director, Steven Isserlis CBE, returns to Tetbury to play works by Schumann, Shostakovich and Kabalevsky alongside Finnish pianist Olli Mustonen. The festival closes on 2 October with the Choir of the Age of Enlightenment’s first ever solo performance at a festival. W.H. Harris’s anthem Faire is the Heaven provides the inspiration for a richly varied performance, exploring the theme of love through sacred song. In addition to the schedule of performances, this year’s festival also sees the launch of a new lecture series. Crispin Woodhead, Chief Executive of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, explores the importance of Historically Informed Performance on 30 September. On 1 October, Stradivari’s Genius author Toby Faber examines the enduring mysteries of these wonderful instruments, including the very 1726 Stradivari cello to be

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played by Steven Isserlis later that evening. And on 2 October, the renowned musicians Matthew Trusler, Jennifer Stumm and Joan Rodgers CBE discuss the challenges and rewards of a life devoted to music. The panel discussion is led by BBC Radio 3’s Donald Macleod, who also presents a series of pre-concert interviews throughout the festival. Speaking about the festival, Artistic Director Jonathan Cohen comments: “We are delighted to be bringing another outstanding group of musicians to Tetbury this autumn, with repertoire spanning five centuries. We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Festival and sharing this wonderful music with you.” All the festival’s concerts take place at Tetbury Parish Church while the lectures are at Newnton House, Long Newnton. Tickets are available online from the festival website and from Tetbury Tourist Information Centre. Tetbury Music Festival: 01666 503552 (for tickets) / GL8 8JG (Tetbury Parish Church) / GL8 8RW (Newnton House) / tetburymusicfestival.org

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EXHIBITION IN THE SPOTLIGHT: SARAH WISEMAN GALLERY

Woodland Glow by Daniel Ablitt

Saturday 3 – Friday 23 September

Daniel Ablitt: ‘Seeking Light’ at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford In his first solo exhibition at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Daniel Ablitt presents a new collection of his compelling, dream-like landscapes… Cotswold preview SEPTEMBER 16

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EXHIBITION IN THE SPOTLIGHT: SARAH WISEMAN GALLERY Daniel Ablitt studied Fine Art in Edinburgh and now works from his studio in Bristol. Ablitt’s paintings are found in numerous private collections and his former exhibition credits include the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize exhibition at Mall Galleries. His paintings are depictions of half-remembered and part-imagined places. They are inspired by his travels and memories, delving into his own personal mythology but with an imagery that speaks to everyone. To Ablitt, the landscape represents a profound world of relationships between our environment, our memories of it and our own identity. The dream-like paintings do not set out to record a likeness of a particular location; instead, they seek to engage with the intrinsic effect it has upon us. In his work, the viewer may find bright, dappled sunlight as seen through the woods; the opaque flatness of daylight on a cloudy day; starlight in the night sky; or a glimmering light in a window glimpsed from a distance. The nature of the light in Ablitt’s landscapes is inextricably linked to our recollection of it. Small, quiet figures are also placed within the landscape, hinting at a suggested narrative. The artist explains: “I’m looking to draw the viewer into the paintings, to take them on a personal journey into their own memories or into imagined possibilities.” In some paintings, Ablitt’s

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Doves above the Temple by Daniel Ablitt

positioning of the figures seems to heighten the sense of reflection as they are depicted in the foreground with their back turned towards the viewer, looking into the landscape along with us. In his latest body of work, Ablitt has moved away from painting on canvas to working on large panels. Without the fear of damaging the surface, he is free to explore unconventional tools and new ways of mark making have emerged in his work. For example, sometimes elements of the composition are simply scored into the layered paint, bringing out the colour beneath. Large areas of colour, often a dark ink-blue or soft sepiabrown, contrast with fine brushwork – highlighting details such as the branches of trees, a boat or little houses. Visitors to the exhibition can expect to see facets of the city beginning to find their way into his work. A recent stay in Iceland has also influenced this latest collection. Sarah Wiseman Gallery, now in its 18th year, is Oxford’s largest independent gallery space with a reputation for showing the best of established and emerging talent. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am–5:30pm, and on Monday from 10am–4pm. Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown, Oxford: 01865 515123 / OX2 7JL / wisegal.com

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WHAT’S ON: EXHIBITIONS & AUCTIONS

EXHIBITIONS &ASeptember UCTIONS Friday 2 – Sunday 25 Helen Williams: A Floral Menagerie at Museum in the Park, Stroud 01453 763394 / GL5 4AF / museuminthepark.org.uk In this collection of wall-hangings, Helen Williams shows the best of her intricately hand-stitched textiles which feature flowers and animals. The exhibition is open on Fridays from 2pm–5pm and at weekends from 11am–5pm. until Saturday 3 Best of the South West at Pound Arts, Corsham 01249 701628 / SN13 9HX / poundarts.org.uk The third annual exhibition featurex works

selected from university degree shows in the South West region. Saturday 3 – Friday 23 Daniel Ablitt: Seeking Light at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford 01865 515123 / OX2 7JL / wisegal.com In his first solo exhibition at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Daniel Ablitt presents a new collection of his compelling, dream-like landscapes. To Ablitt, the landscape represents a profound world of relationships between our environment, our memories of it and our personal identity. In his paintings, the viewer may find bright, dappled sunlight as seen through the woods; the opaque flatness of daylight on a cloudy day; starlight in the night sky; or a glimmering light in a window glimpsed from a distance. Small, quiet figures are placed within the landscape, hinting at a suggested narrative. In his latest body of work, Ablitt has moved away from painting on canvas to working on large panels. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am–5:30pm, 

THE STOUR GALLERY SUMMER EXHIBITION featuring paintings by

GEOFFREY ROBINSON including other selected Gallery Artists

Geoffrey Robinson

Bruce McLean

Sandra Blow RA Lynda Ruth Brown Susan Disley Emily Fermor Bruce McLean Peter Wills Open Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.30 Closed Thursdays 10 High Street Shipston-on-Stour Warwickshire CV36 4AJ (North Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire borders) 01608 664411 info@thestourgallery.co.uk

www.thestourgallery.co.uk Sandra Blow RA

Peter Wills

paintings • original prints • Royal Academicians • ceramics • glass • sculpture • jewellery

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WHAT’S ON: EXHIBITIONS & AUCTIONS public collections that have not been seen together for over 50 years. The Victoria Art Gallery, which is run by Bath and North East Somerset Council, is open daily except 25–26 December and 1 January, from 10:30am–5pm.

City Lights by Daniel Ablitt at Sarah Wiseman Gallery

and on Monday from 10am–4pm. For further details about this exhibition, see our Exhibition in the Spotlight on pages 63–64. Saturday 3 – Sunday 25 Printing with Texture and Text at Corinium Museum, Cirencester 01285 655611 / GL7 2BX / coriniummuseum.org An exhibition showcasing work from artists who have taken part in workshops, focussing on textural printmaking and ’poetry-into-print’. The show confirms how wide ranging print techniques are. until Sunday 4 A Room of their Own: Lost Bloombury Interiors at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath 01225 477233 / BA2 4AT / victoriagal.org.uk This exhibition aims to recreate several of the lost interiors on which Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant worked in the first half of the 20th century. Bloomsbury Rooms reunites objects and paintings from private and

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until Sunday 4 Aspects of Tunnicliffe at Nature in Art, Twigworth 01452 731422 / GL2 9PA / nature-in-art.org.uk A unique selection of work assembled in association with the Charles Tunnicliffe Society. Described by Sir Peter Scott as ’the greatest wildlife artist of the 20th century’, Tunnicliffe was a prolific and hugely influential artist. Sunday 4 – Saturday 24 The Hidden Paw at Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold 01451 831319 / GL54 1AF / fossegallery.com The Fosse Gallery has invited nine artists to paint around the theme of The Hidden Paw, the favourite children’s poem by T S Eliot, Macavity, 

Tiger Tiger by Alex Williams at Fosse Gallery

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WHY ANTIQUES? 100 Years of collecting in the Cotswolds 22nd September – 16th October At the Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN

Witney Antiques

John Howard Antiques

Architectural Heritage

Delomosne The Cotswolds Art and Antique Dealers’ Association, is a collective of knowledgeable and experienced art and antiques dealers with specialist knowledge in a wide range of antique collecting areas.

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Angela Walker by Kenneth Armitage at Victoria Art Gallery

the Mystery Cat. The nine selected artists are Nicola Slattery, Lydia Corbett, Mick Rooney RA, Jane Ford, Pamela Kay, Alex Williams, Lucy Pratt, George Underwood and Anthony Yates. None of these artists is known as a feline artist and so this is an exciting way for each to express their imagination, humour and freedom for the subject. This is a very varied show, with the artists bringing their own depictions of the subject in oils, watercolour and acrylic. Prices range from £500– £6,000 and 10% of profits go to International Cat Care. The Private View is on Sunday 4 September, from 11am–4pm. The Fosse Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, from 10:30am–5pm. For further details about this exhibition, see our What’s On feature on page 55. from Tuesday 6 Fosseway Artists at Nature in Art, Twigworth 01452 731422 / GL2 9PA / nature-in-art.org.uk A diverse show of paintings, prints and sculpture which demonstrate the inspiration that this established local group has drawn from the natural world. Founded in 1965, this is the group’s second exhibition at Nature in Art.

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from Saturday 10 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 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 post-war British sculptors. Victoria Art Gallery is open daily from 10:30am–5pm. There are lunchtime tours (12:30pm–1pm) of the exhibition every Thursday between 15 September and 10 November. The exhibition runs until 27 November. from Saturday 10 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 and mosaicists, displayed both indoors and out across the site. until Sunday 11 Inside & Out at New Brewery Arts, Cirencester 01285 657181 / GL7 1JL / newbreweryarts.org.uk In this show, New Brewery Arts invites visitors to think about the nature of sculpture and its relationship with the space in which it resides. Featured sculptors include Ann-Margreth Bohl, Catherine Aspray, Celia Smith, Dan Rawlings, Dean Patman, JK Brown, Kim Francis, Loco, Maurice Thompson and Stephanie Cushing. 

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FINE PAINTINGS & WORKS OF ART

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

SMALL DOG, BIG CITY

Sam Toft Solo Exhibition Saturday 17th September – Sunday 2nd October Come and meet Sam in person on Saturday the 17th. Please let us know if you would like an invitation to the Private View on Friday 16 th 6–8 pm

Big Doggie Taxi by Sam Toft, 12''x 28''

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

Auctioneers & Valuers

NEXT AUCTION: Tue 20 & Wed 21 September

Fine Art & Antiques, Toys & Dolls Now inviting entries of

Asian Art & Modern Design for November sale

01452 344499 www.chorleys.com Algernon Newton, After the Storm Sold for £65,000

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WHAT’S ON: EXHIBITIONS & AUCTIONS Sunday 11 – Tuesday 13 Witney Feast Art Exhibition at St Mary’s Church, Witney OX28 4AW Work by local artists is on display on Sunday from 12noon–5:30pm and on Monday and Tuesday from 3pm–9pm. from Friday 16 Ben Hughes exhibition at The Paragon Gallery, Cheltenham 01242 233391 / GL50 1SW / paragongallery.co.uk Ben Hughes is an award winning landscape and figurative artist working in Bath whose prizes include the Davison Award from the Royal Society of British Artists and the Best Emerging Artist Prize and Viewers’ Choice Award from the Royal West of England Academy. He paints mainly in oils, producing striking images in an entirely unique style. The Private View of this exhibition is on Thursday 15 September from 6pm: please join the gallery’s 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. until Saturday 17 Summer Exhibition at The Stour Gallery, Shipston-on-Stour 01608 664411 / CV36 4AJ / thestourgallery.co.uk This exhibition presents work by Geoffrey Robinson as well as other of the gallery’s artists including Sandra Blow RA, Lynda Ruth Brown, Susan Disley, Emily Fermor, Bruce McLean and Peter Wills. Featured media span paintings, original prints, ceramics, glass, sculpture and jewellery. Geoffrey Robinson is an inventive image maker who, using still life as the main vehicle of expression, introduces imagination and a colourful verve into a well-trodden area of modern painting. The gallery is

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open Monday to Saturday (closed Thursday), from 10am–5:30pm. from Saturday 17 Cold War Frontier at Banbury Museum 01295 753752 / OX16 2PQ / banburymuseum.org RAF Upper Heyford is probably the best preserved Cold War base in Britain. Though set in the North Oxfordshire countryside, it was on the frontier of Cold War tensions and by July 1971 it could be claimed that Upper Heyford was the largest fighter base in Europe. This exhibition features original artefacts, recorded memories and rare images which recollect the daily social life on the base with its distinctive American culture. The exhibition runs until 7 January 2017. from Saturday 17 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 one Ernest Hemmingway Mustard, professional tuneless hummer and part-time hurricane predictor of Brighton and Hove. The exhibition features 35 new mixed 

Gardener’s Still Life by Geoffrey Robinson at The Stour Gallery

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www.fossegallery.com Fosse Gallery Fine Art, The Manor House, The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 1AF 01451 831319 mail@fossegallery.com

THE HIDDEN PAW – ALL THINGS FELINE AND BEYOND PV: Sunday 4th September – Saturday 25th September PAMELA KAY, ‘Sleeping Cat and Flowers’, oil on canvas, 16 x 20’’

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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. The exhibition’s opening reception is on Saturday 17 September, from 11am–5pm: Champagne and humbugs will be served. John Noott Galleries is open Monday to Saturday, from 9:30am– 5pm (closed 1pm–2pm), and on Sunday from 11am–5pm. The exhibition runs until 2 October. For details of a Reader Offer relating to this exhibition, please see page 16.

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until Sunday 18 Well Said! at PACCAR Room, RSC Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon 0844 800 1110 / CV37 6BB / rsc.org.uk A visual feast of Shakespeare’s most memorable and inspiring lines: writers, actors and poets have selected their favourite quotes to be transformed into surprising and beautiful artworks. The exhibition features works by An Endless Supply, Gary Breeze, James Bulley, Gareth Courage, Freee, Paula Garfield, Jonny Hannah, Harrington & Squires, Lara Harwood, Soraya Syed, The Brilliant Sign Company and Karina Thompson. Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 Toys & Dolls, Jewellery & Silver auction at Chorley’s, Prinknash Abbey Park, near Cheltenham 01452 344499 / GL4 8EX / simonchorley.com Lots for this auction may be viewed on Sunday 18, from 10am–4pm, and Monday 19, from 9am–5pm, as well as online at Chorley’s website. The sale starts at 10am on both Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 September. from Thursday 22 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

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WHAT’S ON: EXHIBITIONS & AUCTIONS 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. The exhibition continues until 16 October. For further details, see our What’s On feature on pages 56–59. from Saturday 24 The Last Word in Art? at The Wilson, Cheltenham 01242 237431 / GL50 3JT / cheltenham.artgallery.museum 18th century Grand Tour cast bronze bull sculpture A new, thought provoking contemporary art presented by Architectural Heritage at The Oxfordshire Museum exhibition featuring works by David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Tracey Emin, Richard Hamilton, Works range from a small bronze pheasant Ian Hamilton Finlay and other well known modern running across the South Lawn to a larger than and contemporary artists. The Last Word in Art? life steel set of boxing hares and mosaic flowers explores the theme of language – word, image bobbing above the Monks’ garden beds. and body – in 20th century and contemporary art. Selected from the Arts Council collection and until Friday 30 Synthesis at Gallery Pangolin, Chalford the collections held at The Wilson, the exhibition 01453 889765 / GL6 8NT / gallery-pangolin.com shows artists’ approaches to the use of text and This summer exhibition brings together a language in the visual arts, and prompts debate collection of abstract sculptures by four male and about how ideas around the visual, literary and four female artists: Jon Buck, Lynn Chadwick, conceptual converge and diverge. The gallery is Ann Christopher, John Hoskin, Eilis O’Connell, open daily from 9:30am–5:15pm. Charlotte Mayer, Peter Randall-Page and Almuth Tebbenhoff. The gallery is open Monday to until Sunday 25 Saturday, from 10am–6pm, and on Saturday Sculpture exhibition in the garden of Avebury from 10am–1pm. Manor, near Marlborough 01672 539153 / SN8 1RF / nationaltrust.org.uk A display of outdoor sculpture by selected artists. throughout September Indulgence: Daily Delights of Georgian Bath at No.1 Royal Crescent, Bath 01225 428126 / BA1 2LR / bath-preservation-trust.org.uk An exhibition capturing daily life in Georgian England, in all its glorious excesses. The exhibition continues until 11 December.

Star Wars poster at American Museum in Britain

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throughout September 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 

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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. The exhibition runs until Sunday 30 October. throughout September 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. Ambitious in scale, was this scheme mere propaganda to boost morale and project the confidence that war would soon be over? On display here, Atkinson’s unbuilt designs present a vision for peacetime Bath imagined during the realities of war. The exhibition continues until 27 November. throughout September 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

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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. It runs until 2 October. throughout September 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. It continues until 16 October. throughout September Outdoor Sculpture at The Elemental Sculpture Park, Somerford Keynes, near Cirencester 07927 028558 / GL7 6FE / elementalsculpturepark.com The diverse ecosystems of this outdoor sculpture park near Cirencester host works by over 70 sculptors including Pam Foley, Luke Dickenson, John Jebb, Stephen Fox, Sarah Darcy, Simon Probyn, Bob Dawson, Natasha Houseago and David Hartland. In addition to the sculpture on display, the site has a tea room and gallery. The Elemental Sculpture Park is open daily (10:30am–5pm) from 1 April to 30 September, with last admission at 4pm. The gallery is also open throughout December. Admission is £5 per person, of which £1 is donated to charity.

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WHAT’S ON: EXHIBITIONS & AUCTIONS / PERFORMING ARTS

PERFORMING ASeptember RTS Saturday 3 Stratford Festival Orchestra & Choirs at Stratford ArtsHouse, Stratford-upon-Avon 01789 207100 / CV37 6LU / stratfordartshouse.co.uk This performance features Gordon Hendricks, the number one Elvis tribute act in the UK. Saturday 3 Sinatra Spectacular at Arc Theatre, Trowbridge 0845 299 0476 / BA14 0ES / arctheatre.org.uk In Sinatra’s centenary year, join Nathan Jones and his Allstars Big band for an evening of swing classics such as My Way, Witchcraft, Night & Day and Come Fly with Me. Sunday 4 Sarah McQuaid live music at the American Museum in Britain, Bath 01225 460503 / BA2 7BD / americanmuseum.org Sarah McQuaid returns to the American Museum in Britain for another acoustic performance, from 2pm–3pm. Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 Northanger Abbey at Everyman Studio Theatre, Cheltenham 01242 572573 / GL50 1HQ / everymantheatre.org.uk Northanger Abbey tells the story of the young, naïve and unlikely heroine Catherine Morland. Box Tale Soup’s version of Jane Austen’s classic features two human performers and seven hand made puppets. Friday 9 Isy Suttie: The Actual One live comedy at Rondo Theatre, Bath 01225 444003 / BA1 6RT / rondotheatre.co.uk Isy Suttie’s new show is about that moment in

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your late 20s when you suddenly realise that all your mates are growing up without you. The evening features stories, songs and readings from her new book of the same name. Friday 9 The Taming of the Shrew at Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham 01242 258002 / GL51 6HE / bacontheatre.co.uk To celebrate 25 years of the Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School opens its doors for a public performance of The Taming of the Shrew. Dean Close is renowned for its drama and, in recent years, actors from the school have gone on to enjoy considerable success, including Will Merrick and Paddy Fleming. The department touring company Close Up Theatre performs at the Edinburgh Fringe every year and this is their 2016 production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Friday 9 Bette Midler and Me at The Theatre, Chipping Norton 01608 642350 / OX7 5NL / chippingnortontheatre.co.uk West End star Sue Kelvin and Chipping Norton panto composer Sarah Travis star in a show 

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celebrating the life and songs of Bette Midler from the perspective of a life-long fan. The show features over a dozen songs including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Everything’s Coming up Roses, Twisted, Wind Beneath My Wings and The Glory of Love. Tuesday 13 The Syd Lawrence Orchestra at Cheltenham Town Hall 0844 576 2210 / GL52 1QA / cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk An evening of swing era music, featuring hits by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Quincy Jones, Billy May, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Wednesday 14 Kel Elliot & Her Three Man Orchestra at Stratford ArtsHouse, Stratford-upon-Avon 01789 207100 / CV37 6LU / stratfordartshouse.co.uk Local singer/songwriter Kel Elliot is a double bass playing singer who likes to tell stories: her own and other people’s. Wednesday 14 – Saturday 24 The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at The Theatre, Chipping Norton 01608 642350 / OX7 5NL / chippingnortontheatre.co.uk Little Voice hides in her bedroom, locked away with her father’s records, practicing pitch perfect impersonations of the voices of her heroines – Judy Garland, Edith Piaf, Marilyn Monroe and a host of others. Then she sings and everything changes.

romp through 1670s London offers an incisive critique of life in an age of excess. Sunday 18 EUCO presents Baroque & Beyond at the Subscription Rooms, Stroud 01453 760999 / GL5 1AE / subscriptionrooms.org.uk The programme for this concert (starting at 3pm) features Purcell’s Suite for Trumpet and Strings, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3, Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto and Mozart’s Serenade K.406. The trumpet soloist is Crispian Steele-Perkins, described by Virtuoso magazine as ’the world’s leading exponent of the Baroque Trumpet’. Wednesday 21 Organ Recital at Gloucester Cathedral 01452 528095 / GL1 2LX / gloucestercathedral.org.uk Gloucester Cathedral organists past and present perform the chorale-fantasias of Max Reger in the centenary year of his death (1873 –1916). Admission is free with a retiring collection in aid of Cathedral Music. Thursday 22 Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South at Cheltenham Town Hall 0844 576 2210 / GL52 1QA / cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk Star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, Rob Beckett is back with a brand new comedy show.

Friday 16 & Saturday 17 Patrick Marley: Wilde at Heart at The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon 01789 403416 / CV37 6LU / thebearpit.org.uk Patrick Marley presents a one-man show revealing the triumphs and tragedies that characterised the flawed genius of Oscar Wilde.

Thursday 22 Pete Firman live comedy at Gloucester Guildhall 01452 503050 / GL1 1NS / gloucester.gov.uk/guildhall Star of BBC1’s The Magicians, Pete Firman presents a new comedy-magic show.

until Saturday 17 The Libertine at Theatre Royal, Bath 01225 448844 / BA1 1ET / theatreroyal.org.uk Dominic Cooper plays the debauched 17th century rake John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester, in this sexually charged masterpiece by award winning playwright Stephen Jeffreys. This wild

Saturday 24 Goldberg at Holburne Museum, Bath 01225 388588 / BA2 4DB / holburne.org An evening concert with John Law (piano), David Daniels (visuals) and Patrick Dunn (performance of visuals). The internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer John Law returns to his

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WHAT’S ON: PERFORMING ARTS classical roots with a re-working of J.S.Bach’s famous masterpiece, the Goldberg Variations. Bach’s complete score, plus Law’s additional opening and closing compositions, has also been visualized, with the film operated live to fit the performance. Saturday 24 The Message is in the Music at Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham 01242 258002 / GL51 6HE / bacontheatre.co.uk An evening of music and entertainment compèred by Josephine Enright, Comic of the Year 2009, with music supplied by Brinsley Forde OBE (founder of the UK reggae band Aswad), supported by The King Solomon Band, Philippa Hanna, Jelz Music, Out of The Ashes, Valerie Maxfield and special guest performances. This charity event runs from 5:30pm to 11pm, with two 30 minute intervals. Tuesday 27 Orchestra of the Swan concert at Stratford ArtsHouse, Stratford-upon-Avon 01789 207100 / CV37 6LU / stratfordartshouse.co.uk This concert’s all-classical programme features Haydn’s Symphony no.43 ’The Mercury’, Mozart’s Symphony no.29 K.201 and Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D, with soloist Laura van der Heijden, winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012. Wednesday 28 Harry Hook: About Africa talk at Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham 0844 576 2210 / GL52 3JE / cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk Film director and photographer Harry Hook spent his childhood in Kenya and has been filming beautiful images of the African continent and its people for over 40 years. In this talk, Hook tells the epic story of Africa’s people and their inspiring journey from the land to the city.

20th century. Felicity Kendal plays Charlotte Bartlett, the prim spinster who has the task of chaperoning her cousin, the English rose Lucy Honeychurch. from Thursday 29 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? Friday 30 The Theatre’s Grand Gala at The Theatre, Chipping Norton 01608 642350 / OX7 5NL / chippingnortontheatre.co.uk Hosted by Alexander Armstrong, you can bid on a range of ’money-can’t-buy’ auction lots, with all proceeds in aid of The Theatre. 

TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER - SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER DIRECTLY PRIOR TO THE WEST END

from Wednesday 28 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 everymantheatre.org.uk Box Office: 01242 572573

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WHAT’S ON: EVENTS

EVENTS September Thursday 1 Flavours of the Middle East cookery course at Thyme, Southrop Manor Estate 01367 850174 / GL7 3NX / thymeatsouthrop.co.uk The word mezze is derived from the Persian word maza, meaning ”to taste or nibble“. This day course (10am–4pm, £185 per person) teaches you how to prepare mezze using ingredients such as seafoods, hummus, skewered meats, aubergine, garlic, olive oil, pomegranate, lemon, mint and yoghurt. Saturday 3 Moreton-in-Marsh Show at the Batsford Estate, Moreton-in-Marsh 01608 651908 / GL56 0AB / moretonshow.co.uk This annual event is one of the country’s biggest one day agricultural shows. All day, there are entertainments in the Grand Arena and Attractions Ring and 350 trade stands showcase everything from combine harvesters to Wellington boots.

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Saturday 3 – Saturday 17 Bradford on Avon Arts Festival boaartsfestival.com Bradford on Avon Arts Festival hosts talks, concerts, drama and art exhibitions, and culminates in a Lantern Procession and End of summer Party in Westbury Gardens. Sunday 4 Wychwood Forest Fair at Cornbury Park, Charlbury 01865 815423 / OX7 3EH / wychwoodproject.org This annual fair celebrates the diversity and richness of the natural world and the working and leisure activities of local people living within the bounds of the old Royal Hunting Forest of Wychwood. The Forest Fair is a major fundraising event to support the local wildlife and landscape conservation work of the Wychwood Project. Wednesday 7 Shakespeare at Charlecote Park, near Wellesbourne 01789 470277 / CV35 9ER / nationaltrust.org.uk Professor Stanley Wells and Paul Edmondson present this event with a talk about Shakespeare in Warwickshire. Friday 9 Girl’s Night Out charity walk around Cirencester in aid of Longfield Hospice 01453 886868 / longfield.org.uk Hundreds of women are expected to join this 10k night-time sponsored walk around Cirencester. The theme is Bling it On, so come in your gold shoes, with sparkly nails and sequins. The charity it supports is Longfield Hospice in Minchinhampton. Friday 9 Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants talk at Allomorphic, Stroud GL5 1BB / allomorphic.co.uk Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants grew from a back garden plant-selling enterprise to one of the leading herbaceous growers of today. This fascinating story is told by the company’s creator, Rosy Hardy. Wine and nibbles are included in the ticket price of £12.50. 

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WHAT’S ON: EVENTS Friday 9 – Sunday 18 Jane Austen Festival in Bath 01225 443000 / janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk This annual festival celebrates the life and work of one of Britain’s best loved authors. Events span literary workshops and readings from Austen’s work to walking tours and historically themed meals. Saturday 10 Newent Onion Fayre newentonionfayre.org For this one day each year, all the streets of Newent are closed and filled with rides, stalls, live music, street entertainment and refreshments. From organics and fresh local produce through to beers, wines, ciders and fruit juices, there’s a lot more than just onions. Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 Northleach Steam and Vintage Show GL54 3PJ / northleachsteamshow.co.uk This traditional country steam show features full size and scale steam engines, stationary engines, vintage tractors, vintage military and commercial vehicles, vintage motorcycles and classic cars. Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 Royal Leamington Spa Food and Drink Festival at The Pump Room Gardens 01926 470634 / CV32 4AA / leamingtonfoodfestival.co.uk The highly popular Food and Drink Festival presents an action-packed programme which is free to attend. Sunday 11 Frampton Country Fair at Manor Farm, Frampton-on-Seven 0117 956 9955 / GL2 7EX / framptoncountryfair.co.uk Held in the Frampton Court Estate, this annual event is one of the last truly traditional country fairs. It features more than 400 trade stands and three display rings.

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Friday 16 Robert Matthews talk at Wootton Village Hall, near Woodstock woottontalks.co.uk After reading physics at Oxford, Robert Matthews combined careers in journalism and academia, where his research interests have spanned astronomy and code-breaking to medicine and mathematics. Here, he talks about his latest book, Chancing It, which looks at the impact of chance, risk and uncertainty on our lives. Sunday 18 Country Crafts & Skills at Combe Mill, Long Hanborough 01993 358694 / OX29 8ET / combemill.org See the displays of country skills and crafts at this working steam and water-powered sawmill and workshop. At this event (10am–5pm), there are also special displays of basket making, logging, spinning and weaving. Admission charges apply. Sunday 18 – Sunday 25 Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival 01789 204016 / shakespeare.org.uk The UK’s longest running poetry festival returns with a line-up of readings, performances and workshops, featuring poets, actors and musicians. Tuesday 20 Rembrandt & Dutch Masters floristry course at Allomorphic, Stroud GL5 1BB / allomorphic.co.uk The acclaimed designer Andy McIndoe shows how to create breathtaking displays 

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WHAT’S ON: EVENTS sumptuous floral arrangements inspired by the emotive paintings of Rembrandt and the billowing scale of the early Dutch botanical paintings. The one-day course is £94 per place, including all materials, containers, refreshments and a hot lunch. A £15 in-store voucher is also included in the price. Saturday 24 The Country Brocante at Daylesford Organic Farm, near Kingham 01730 810973 / GL56 0YG / thecountrybrocante.co.uk At this fair you can find decorative antiques, French textiles, vintage treasures, new designers and emerging brands from 60+ selected exhibitors. Early bird tickets (9:30am–11am) are £12 / 11am–5pm tickets are £6. For further details, see our What’s On feature on page 60. Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 Malvern Autumn Show at Three Counties Showground, Malvern 01684 584900 / WR13 6NW / threecounties.co.uk A celebration of the best seasonal food and gardening, including the RHS Flower Show, Harvest Pavilion and the UK National Giant Vegetables Championship. You can also head back in time at the Vintage Village, with vintage clothing, jiving and afternoon tea.

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Sunday 25 Cheltenham Half Marathon 0845 308 4001 / cheltenhamhalf.co.uk The route provides a scenic tour of the town

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and many thousands of residents and visitors are expected to take to the streets to support all the runners. Thursday 29 September – Sunday 2 October 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. Highlights of this year’s event include performances given by the festival’s founding Artistic Director, Steven Isserlis CBE, and the Choir of the Age of Enlightenment as well as the launch of a new lecture initiative. For further details, see our What’s On feature on pages 61–62. from Friday 30 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. from Friday 30 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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ELEMENTAL SCULPTURE PARK

• “Westonbirt is the finest ensemble of Victorian architecture, landscape and gardens in the Cotswolds”. (Country Life)

1 st April – 30 th September

• Grade 1 Listed House and Gardens • Private tours of the House by arrangement – see contact details below

Come and take a leisurely wander along our trail where over 90 sculptures are set amongst acres of beautiful woodland, shady glades and still ponds. Afterwards you can visit the Poppin Tearoom and Gallery for light refreshments.

• House tours include afternoon tea overlooking our spectacular gardens and a leisurely walk around our formal gardens and grounds • Gardens only open for ad hoc individual visits Tues, Weds and Thurs 2-5pm, April to October.

E L E M E N TA L S C U L P T U R E PA R K Somerford Keynes, Cirencester GL7 6FE

For information on opening times visit:

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www.elementalsculpturepark.com Opening Times: Mon, Thu, Fr i, Sat, Sun 10.30–17.00 (last admission 16.00) Admission: £5.00 (of which £1 is donated to charity)

For bookings contact: Jo Baker

Tel: 0166 01666 881 373 Email: jbaker@holfordtrust.com

Water Lane Workshops Lifestyle workshops set in a beautiful Cotswold barn Be inspired, learn a new skill and relax over a delicious lunch Planting design 22nd September Explore different garden styles, principles of design and create your own planting plans

Furniture painting 27th September Transform old pine into beautiful painted treasures using our own china clay paints

Understanding Teenagers 6th October Author of Teenagers Translated talks about understanding our developing children from as young as 11 upwards

Lampshade making 15th November Lino cut Christmas cards 24th November Wreath making 6th, 8th, 13th December Create a beautiful traditional mossed wreath you will be proud to hang on your front door! The days last from 9.30am to 3.15pm and the cost is between £50 and £95. Please visit waterlaneworkshops.co.uk or call Kate on 07770988455 kate@waterlaneworkshops.co.uk

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Waterloo Cottage A delightful former fisherman’s cottage with river frontage, fishing rights and stunning gardens.

Location: Fairford Accommodation: Entrance hall, reception room, dining room, conservatory, snug/library, garden room, kitchen, utility, downstairs cloakroom / shower room, master bedroom with en suite shower room, three further bedrooms and family bathroom. Outside: Garden and orchards, river frontage, fishing rights for trout (approximately 200 yards), indoor heated swimming pool, summerhouse, single garage. terloodouble Lane,and Fairford Price: ÂŁ850,000 Tel: 01285 653334 Email: cirencester@jackson-stops.co.uk

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Wickwood Barn Contemporary living in a rural location with beautiful views.

Location: near Shellingford and Faringdon Accommodation: Entrance hall, sitting room, study, library, open plan 60' long main living hall, utility/boot room, utility cloakroom, principal bedroom with en suite shower and further four double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms. Outside: Double garage, gated courtyard with parking, gardens and grounds of 3.25 acres. Price: ÂŁ1,695,000 01865 n StanfordTel: Road, Near 366660 Shellingford and Faringdon, Oxfordshire Email: oxford@struttandparker.com

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ROBERT ENTWHISTLE Designer and Director, Thomas & Thomas 01235 851144 / OX11 0ND / thomasthomas.net “The client’s brief for this kitchen was to create a large family kitchen and dining area for everyday use that was harmonious with the soft, light and airy atmosphere of the house by Anderson Orr Architects. We were also asked to provide a means of shielding the kitchen from view of the living and dining space when entertaining. “We found the solution to this request through the introduction of a large, sliding, partially-glazed door. This provided the client with the best of both worlds. When open, the kitchen, living and dining areas bled into one another, allowing maximum distribution of light and emphasising the spaciousness of the house. When closed, a beautiful, intimate dining area is created, also providing privacy to the kitchen. We designed and constructed the sliding door so that it could be pulled across into the central island and could be hidden away in a wall pocket when not in use. The opening in the island into which the door slides houses a large chopping board when the door is in the open position. “A light and spacious feel to the whole room was realised by using pale and mid-range greys together with a light honed granite. The perimeter

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furniture is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Pavilion Gray and the island in Down Pipe. The worktop in Honed Bethel White Granite is complemented by the White ceramic cabinet knobs. A White AGA and AGA fridge freezer provides the final touch to the cool aesthetic. Solid European oak in a natural oiled finish gives a contrasting splash of warmth to the informal seating area on the island and the mantle shelf. “Although the client’s brief presented ample challenge, this family kitchen fulfils the requirements exactly, giving an open family space, a place for the children to eat and do homework plus being transformable into separated food preparation and dining areas for entertaining.  4

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CHARLIE ADENEY Designer, Hutchinson Furniture & Interiors 01608 684455 / CV36 5JL / hutchinsonfurniture.co.uk “Kitchen trends in the UK have changed dramatically in the last two years. Clients are no longer looking for a ‘Shaker’ country style kitchen but are instead leaning towards cleaner, modern styles with flat panels, incorporating simple or no handles and utilising finger pulls or push-toopen mechanisms. “Based in Cheltenham, our client was keen to create a truly unique kitchen that would contrast with and complement their beautiful Georgian townhouse. “Marine grade birch ply took centre stage in this kitchen: our client was attracted to this due to the laminating effect around the edge of the ply. When sanded and lacquered, the edge of the board can be a very interesting feature. This type of material would normally be found in carcase construction with a decorative veneer applied; it is very rare for its birch face to be sanded, lacquered and exposed as feature. We treated the ply the same way we would a decorative solid veneered board,

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and hand-selected the grain patterns so that the grain would match and align around the kitchen. “The large central island is the main focal point in the room. Our client wanted strong lines throughout which we achieved by sandwiching two pieces of the birch ply together with a piece of American black walnut in the middle that subtly highlights the laminated layers of the material. The drawers have ‘tip-on’ runners which are pushto-open but also soft close, eliminating the need for handles or anything that might take away from the unique grain patterns in the drawer fronts. On the island, we made a feature of the solid oak dovetailed drawers by exposing them and having the dovetail joint on the face. The whole island is held up by a central plinth which cannot be seen from most angles in the room. An LED light strip creates the illusion that the island is floating. “A solid granite worktop with a brushed copper splash back is used alongside a solid English character oak worktop on the central island. These materials beautifully complement the plywood units and oak top on the island, reflecting light and adding a warm glow to the room.” 4

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Showroom & Workshop: Manor Farm, Great Wolford, CV36 5NQ www.stevenbooker.co.uk 01608 674324

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STEVEN BOOKER Designer and Director, Steven Booker Kitchens and Furniture 01608 674324 / CV36 5NQ / stevenbooker.co.uk “This project was to build a kitchen for the show house at Johnson & Johnson’s most recent development at Chadshunt, near Gaydon. Inside was a large, open-plan kitchen/dining/living area. My brief was to create a kitchen that made the best use of this large, sociable interior, yet fitted with the modern rustic feel outside. “It was a challenge because there was little wall space for wall units or a hob and extractor, due to the number of windows and glass walls. The solution was to make the island become the focal point to the kitchen. We housed the hob and a hidden extractor fan centrally to the island. Either side of this were storage drawers and units, integrated bins, tray spaces – and everything you’d expect from a kitchen. The benefit of this almost unique design layout means that you face the dining and living area while you cook. The dining table side of the island unit functions as a sideboard, with glazed doors to display dinner ware, and drawers for cutlery and tableware. “Another challenge was that Ivor Johnson wanted to integrate two large fridge freezers, but

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these would have been difficult to house without being imposing in the room. My solution was to push these appliances into the utility space with the doors facing the kitchen to make them accessible. We then painted the fronts to match the wall so that they are almost invisible. “Instead of putting a solid door on to the attached utility area, I felt it would be nice to run the worktop through into the utility and designed a glazed door and panel instead, so that the 10.5 metre run of worktops can be seen all the way through. Colours were chosen to work seamlessly throughout the building. I had the brass handles cast locally from an original Georgian design and we added tourmaline to give the handles a warm, bronzed look. “For the worktops, we wanted an alternative to granite. I had recently come across a company in Chipping Norton called Stone & Wood Tiles. They specialise in tiles and other products made from porcelain that replicate natural surfaces such as wood, stone, marble and concrete. The realistic appearance of these tiles needs to be seen to be believed. A technique has been developed to manufacture the porcelain into large slabs so that it can be used for worktops. We went for an option that looks exactly like marble (Calacatta Oro). The benefit of this new product is that it doesn’t stain or discolour and is easy to maintain and clean – an ideal surface for modern living.”  4

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NIGEL WILSON Designer and Director, Auspicious Furniture 01453 833713 / GL6 0DU / auspiciousfurniture.co.uk “The kitchen in this country cottage started off as two rooms. By combining the two spaces, a larger space was configured to allow for easy cooking, something the client enjoys doing. “The original design was a classic shaker kitchen but this design changed organically as new ideas were implemented. Our client expressed an interest in introducing a mix of painted and character timber, so I presented a few options, with the client deciding upon an example of some beautiful burr elm veneer. We wanted an uninterrupted visual run of the grain of this veneer so we kept the cabinetry flat fronted with the doors push-to-open. “Behind each door we integrated the washing machine, recycle bin, cutlery drawer and cupboards for plates and cups. We had a few options of where to place the dishwasher: the client decided to put it at the end of the elm run due to the dining table being at the far end of the room. After meals, the kids can load it up and when it has finished its cycle all the items can be rehoused in the units with ease. “In the original design, a chunky, painted, framed island was going to house a range cooker. However, while the building work was taking place in the kitchen, a supportive buttress had to be installed, which in turn presented us with a mid-design change on the island. With a natural supportive area now created, we could move the island against the wall to create a designated area

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for food preparation and cooking. A wych elm top was chosen to enhance and balance with the elm on the other side of the kitchen. “Along the back wall we introduced a very large storage unit which did not impose into the main kitchen. An area within this was made to house cleaning products such as the hoover, iron and ironing board. The middle door is a larder whilst the right hand houses an Aladdin’s cave of glass pots and foods. There was an old north facing front door which had been closed off for years so we were able to use the porch and the new larder as a natural cool storage space. Brushed stainless steel was chosen for the sink run which includes an integrated sink and small basin, as it is very practical to keep clean and provides a contemporary feeling to the kitchen. “LED light was used in all the cupboards and open shelving to give subtle light when needed, and to show off the burr elm in all its beauty.”  4

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We have been creating beautiful handmade kitchens in the Cotswolds for over 20 years and our business flourishes on personal recommendations. Our own team of local craftsmen are passionate about making your dream kitchen a reality. Please call us to arrange your free personal design consultation www.parlourfarm.com | info@parlourfarm.com | 01285 885336 Parlour Farm | 12 Wilkinson Road | Love Lane | Cirencester | GL7 1YT

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interiors feature… TOP OF THE LINE DESIGN ZOE BLIZZARD Designer, Parlour Farm 01285 885336 / GL7 1YT / parlourfarm.com “The clients had an original design for their kitchen project, however, due to changes in the architectural requirements for their large extension, the design needed to be re-assessed. “They had an existing AGA which was located in a chimney opening within the original kitchen space, ‘tucked’ into the side of the room. As well as the AGA, the extension was designed with a very tall pitched roof and glazed end wall looking out over the grounds and land behind the property. “These two main features needed to be taken into account when planning the design. The main battle that I had to address as a designer was to take the original design the clients had agreed and turn it on its head to make it work within the room. The original plan had kept the AGA in the original position which, in a room of that size, meant you lost the impact of the cooker. This is such a shame when you have something as lovely as an AGA. I knew the clients had agreed that this would be the most acceptable option for them initially but I did push for them to consider moving it to the centre of the back wall instead, building a feature faux chimney as a surround using a distressed oak beam to link the feature with the extension supports. As you may see in the photo, the dimensions of the room are large, however, it is a very long room so keeping the larger design features at either end of the room has helped to balance the space, grounding the design and keeping the room level. “Moving the AGA then freed up the existing chimney opening which needed to work in the room without ending up as an empty fireplace. I therefore worked this space to create a bi-fold built-in larder space with internal drawers, walnut worktop and shelving with spice racks down both sides of the opening. A lighting system was fitted with a sensor switch internally allowing light when the doors are opened. “The main work space within the kitchen is centred around the island with seating to the

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far end and preparation work space to the other. The worktop chosen was our Full Stave American Walnut timber which ages to a rich chocolate brown colour once oiled. The grain is very linear, working well with the length of the island and offers a warmth and richness in the open space. This has been complimented by using Farrow & Ball’s Elephant’s Breath on the furniture which is a grey/putty colour with undertones of mauve. “I favour adding wood highlights into my designs, whether it is a large feature island with breakfast bar or more subtle open shelves and chopping blocks. The timber, combined with the painted bespoke furniture and options of granite/ quartz sets up a basis for different textures within the kitchen as well as enabling you as a designer to define ‘zones’. “More and more of my designs are working around zoning the kitchen with prep space, food storage, cooking/hot area and cleaning/wet area. This concept is not new within design circles but has definitely taken more of a forefront in recent years, doing away with the old ‘magic triangle’ layout.”  4

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SAM SHAW Designer and Director, Sustainable Kitchens 0117 961 6471 / BS15 1JZ / sustainablekitchens.co.uk “Our favourite kitchens tend to be the ones with the most character. This 19th century stone cottage is nestled in a beautiful corner of Somerset. It was nothing short of picturesque so when I was asked to design a new kitchen in this heritage home, I was thrilled. I enjoy working in historic homes because of the character that comes with the building. It’s especially fun when you combine a historic home with a quirky design aesthetic, as we did in this case. “The residents, Jo and Dave with their two children, had some really unique ideas that they wanted to implement and relied on me to take the concept and turn it into reality. One of the most interesting features was an alcove dresser Jo coined ‘the bonkers cabinet’. It was designed with her love of arts and crafts in mind. It was completely bespoke and was made to fit an assortment of her arts and crafts materials.

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“Other unique features included filling the chimney breast with a set of oak fabric drawers to provide extra storage space. The island was unusual in that it was single width only but its real purpose was as a space where the family could come and work together. The range cooker is a stand out within the kitchen with its Ferrari yellow paint. It was such a great addition to the quirkiness of the rest of the kitchen. If you look closely, you can see that the stainless steel splash back is actually in the shape of France, a homage to Jo and Dave’s favourite holiday destination. “The workshops and cabinets were made from solid oak, ensuring they are durable for a busy family kitchen, and are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Stone Blue. The great thing about Farrow & Ball paint, which we use in all of our kitchens, is that it is water-based and eco-friendly, making it safe for children. The ‘bonkers cabinet’ used bits of reclaimed ash, yew, beech and walnut to add extra interest to the piece. We sourced these from a company called Interesting Timbers. “This kitchen was truly inspirational for us as it showed how you can mix heritage with contemporary by being bold with colour choices and adding features that are meaningful to the client.”

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INTERIOR DESIGN COMMENT by Cotswold Grey

A living room interior designed by Cotswold Grey

FINISHING TOUCHES With the launch of the new Autumn/Winter collections upon us and summer disappearing fast, thoughts turn to the prospect of cosying up indoors. For many of us, this brings a renewed interest in our interiors. Here, Lucy Jackson-Price, Interior Designer at Cotswold Grey, overviews this year’s key interior trends… Whatever your style or scheme, I believe it’s the finishing touches that make and bring a room to life: the smaller details and one-off pieces spark interest and draw the eye. At Cotswold Grey, we try to source unique and sometimes unusual pieces, from furniture and lighting to small decorative accessories and crockery. The trends this year are focused around:

becoming braver with their colour choices. Adding a bright and bold lampshade gives a pop of colour to any room without too much commitment.

BOLD & BRIGHT COLOURS With the excitement of Rio and carnival fever, there is definitely a trend for richer hues and people are

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ARTISAN GOODS This year, we have seen more of a focus on hand made goods and lovingly crafted pieces that give our houses a more unique and homely feel.

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Bold silk lampshades

Earthy, rustic ceramics

rustic look. It can create quite a cold look in a room but with the insertion of a few elements of warm metals, such as copper or brass, an otherwise cool scheme can be lifted. THE SCANDINAVIAN LOOK The Scandi style continues to reign, with its clean lines, modern design and soft neutrals. However, a small injection of colour and texture can greatly enhance this overall look.

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Homewares emporium Cotswold Grey opened in Moreton-in-Marsh late last year, stocking a range of antique, contemporary and reproduction furniture and homewares, with an emphasis on unusual and locally exclusive products. Customers have also been keen to take advantage of the interior design service offered by the store – to bring a sense of Cotswold Grey’s quirky, eclectic style into their own design schemes. Cotswold Grey: 01608 650446 / GL56 0AE / cotswoldgrey.com

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Garden rooms can have many purposes: from a children’s playroom, office space or art studio to a spare bedroom or sewing room. Or perhaps you’d simply like a quiet space in which to retreat and spend time alone. Here are some ideas to inspire you…

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Bespoke A bespoke build can often become an integral part of a whole garden design scheme. Oxfordshire based company Hendy Curzon Gardens believes that the garden should be an extension of the home: a place in which to relax with friends and family or just spend time alone for some peaceful downtime. To stay connected with the outdoors all year round, Hendy Curzon can provide bespoke elements, such as garden offices and studios. These structures often enclose and define areas, frame views, hide unsightly roof lines or are used to create dappled shade. Many are multi-functional with scope to attach sun shades and lighting, hang sconces and chandeliers and grow scented climbers. Often they house outdoor spas – hot tubs and changing areas – ideal for swimming pools. All bespoke builds are insulated, heated and lit for year round use and are built to specifications designed by Hendy Curzon, who manage every step of the process. The bespoke garden building pictured here opens fully on two sides so that it has a seamless flow with the garden courtyard. The dining terrace granite flooring continues through the room. The overhang porch of the building has a hardwood deck, which is mirrored in a cedar clad ceiling. This room is used as a family games room and home cinema. Hendy Curzon Gardens: 01993 886915 / hendycurzon.co.uk

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Studio Rooms Future Rooms, whose team recently constructed the new Refreshment Unit at Pittville Park, is a family run business based in Gloucester, which designs, builds and installs versatile garden rooms. Director Richard Kocerhan says, “We wanted to create garden rooms that are practical and suit individual needs. In our view, practicality doesn’t need to compromise style or quality, whether it is a home office, a home gym or simply a relaxation room.” There are three specification levels for

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each model: Standard, Classic and Premier. Each garden room is available in a choice of three different wood cladding finishes – Tanalised Redwood, Thermowood or Cedar – and can be built in any size. All garden rooms are hand built in Future Rooms’ workshop. Prices start from £6,000 plus VAT. Future Rooms: 01452 501455 / GL19 3QS / futurerooms.co.uk

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Traditional A traditional studio, garden room or summerhouse made from wood is often the first thing that springs to mind when considering garden buildings. Crane Garden Buildings is a family run business which has made high quality timber buildings in Norfolk for over 40 years. The thickness of the timber in terms of the walls, floor, roof, framework and the general quality of the construction means that the buildings are exceptionally strong and robust. The company uses sustainable Scots Pine sourced from an area of Swedish forest that has often been growing for more than 130 years at latitudes above 65° North. In these conditions, the trees grow slowly making the timber more dense which ensures a

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close grain less susceptible to dead knots. Buildings are hand made in the company’s workshop and skilled carpenters make the doors and windows for all the buildings that are produced. This ensures a consistently high level of quality control and means that they can make bespoke doors and windows to customer’s requirements. The company has six showrooms across the UK, with the closest one to the Cotswolds being located within Burford Garden Company. Crane at Burford: 01993 822877 / OX18 4PA / cranegardenbuildings.co.uk

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Hendy Curzon .com Hendy Curzon.com

bespoke garden design & installation

For your unique, signature style garden contact us - 01993 886915 info@hendycurzon.co.uk www.houzz.co.uk/pro/hendycurzon

to contact us - 01993 886915 the Design Barns, Bolton’s Lane, Oxfordshire info@hendycurzon.co.uk

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Shepherd’s Huts In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the shepherd’s hut was introduced so that the shepherd could live on the fields for extended periods of time to look after his flock, day and night, in a haven of warmth and comparative comfort. Established in 2005, in France Lynch near Stroud, Cotswold Shepherd’s Huts uses appropriate materials and traditional craftsmanship to construct huts that reflect the style of a 19th century original. These huts lend themselves to the landscape and can be used throughout the year. Planning permission is not required and the huts are fully mobile. New build huts are fully insulated, hand finished and painted,

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with a double bed, storage, electrics and a wood burning stove if required. From placing an order, the lead time to delivery is four to eight weeks. Prices start from £12,000 including VAT, with huts built in a range of sizes and to bespoke specification, and delivery throughout the UK. The company can also source and offer original restored shepherds huts from time to time. Now you’ll just have to rustle up some sheep to care for... Cotswold Shepherd’s Huts: 01453 883515 / GL6 8LN / cotswoldshepherdshuts.co.uk

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gardens design tips… DESIGNING AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN

GARDEN DESIGN TIPS

by Susan Dunstall

DESIGNING AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN On sunny summer days, the first thing that comes to mind is often a barbecue. Eating outside can be even more fun when the cooking is done outside too, and in recent years there has been a huge rise in the popularity of outdoor kitchens – free standing or built-in units centred around a shiny, domed barbecue. Here, professional garden designer Susan Dunstall highlights some of the most important points to consider if you would like to install an outdoor kitchen in your own garden… Once you smell the charcoal from a neighbour’s barbecue, there’s a domino effect and sales of sausages and burgers soar. The idea of having an outdoor kitchen usually springs to mind at this point. The first thing to consider is budget: how much you are prepared to spend will dictate the equipment you can include. Some items, such as outdoor fridges, are much more expensive than others, as they need to be able to tolerate extreme weather and still be safe.

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However, cooking outdoors is about the experience – the whole idea is that it should be simple and easy, with everything there ready for you. Whatever your budget, that should be your goal. EQUIPMENT When you begin to think about what equipment to include, ask yourself the following questions: • What do I like to cook? Burgers and sausages or large joints and chickens?  4

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How many people will I be entertaining? What barbecue size do I require? How far away is the indoor kitchen from the outdoor kitchen? Also consider your requirements for storage, work surfaces, bins and cupboards. Barbecue This is the key piece of equipment – and the most widely used – in an outdoor kitchen. There are different styles available but most are made from stainless steel and can either be built-in or stand-alone. The first decision when buyIng a barbecue is always gas versus charcoal: both have their advantages. In my opinion, the taste of food cooked on charcoal surpasses that from a gas barbecue. However, a gas barbecue is more

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convenient – you can just flick a switch when you get home from work, throw on some large prawns and have dinner ready in 20 minutes. Another ’cooking device’ is a ceramic or Kamadoo grill. These grills are expensive but versatile pieces of equipment which can also be used to barbeque, bake and smoke food. Since they come in several sizes and are made by several different companies, it important to do your research to choose the right one for your particular requirements. One of the best known is the Big Green Egg (biggreenegg.co.uk) as seen in the kitchens of many professional chefs. FRIDGE Outdoor fridges are made from stainless steel and are designed to cool whatever the weather. However, a fridge’s location within your outdoor

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gardens design tips… DESIGNING AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN kitchen still needs to be careful considered as these highly engineered machines operate most effectively when not placed in direct sunlight. You can choose from a single, double or triple door fridge for stand-alone or built-in use. Ensure you choose one that is CE approved and IP rated for outdoor use. PIZZA OVEN If pizza parties are a favourite, consider including a special pizza oven in your outdoor kitchen. There are many makes available, so it is worth checking out customer reviews. For example, in its recent review of pizza ovens, The Telegraph listed Jamie Oliver’s Dome60 Leggero Wood-fired Oven as its top recommendation. (For more details, see jamieoliverovens.com). Another eco-friendly option is built using ’Cob’, a material made out of a blend of clay, sand, straw and water. As such, it is completely natural, renewable and non-toxic. It is soft and supple enough to be shaped and sculpted to produce structures that, after drying, are as strong as concrete. Cob can also store and transfer heat, and requires very little energy to heat and cool. Not only is it therefore a brilliant house-building material, it is also ideal for making traditional pizza ovens due to its superb thermal mass properties. A local company which builds bespoke Cob ovens to order is Eco Earth Builds (ecoearthbuilds.com). LOCATION AND LAYOUT Identify your outdoor area for construction: is it large enough to accommodate the equipment you have chosen? Also consider exposure to the elements of sun and wind. Once you have chosen equipment and location, start to plan the route of flow. Make

sure the equipment you use the most will be easily accessible and that pathways will be wide enough to allow you to walk with ease when carrying heavy items. The design of the base and work surface will set the overall style for the kitchen. To help with ideas, gather together images that you like: a good resource is pinterest.com, a website which has a great collection of pictures of outdoor kitchens. Specifically, think about the choice of: • Materials for the base – brick, stone, timber or concrete; • Work surface – granite, marble, Corian or stone; • Lighting for the area; • The need for an overhead shelter to protect you from the rain. Finally, ensure that the services you need, such as gas, water, waste and electricity, can be linked to your chosen kitchen location. 

A bespoke pizza oven by Eco Earth Builds

Susan Dunstall is a landscape and garden designer based in Charlbury, Oxfordshire. She believes that well planned gardens have a real and positive influence on our well-being, with the organisation of space the most important element of a design. Her gardens often have distinctive areas and are designed to surprise and entrance. Wherever possible, Susan works towards environmentally sustainable design and the use of locally sourced materials, creating beautiful and effective gardens of all sizes and to all budgets. For further details, please contact Susan Dunstall: 07879 842934 / susan@susandunstall.com / susandunstall.com

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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

Boarding and Day School . Girls 11-18

“Pupils’ achievements are excellent in all aspects of school life” Independent Schools Inspectorate

Discover the many opportunities available for children aged 3 ~ 18.

Sixth Form Open Evening

Open Morning

Tuesday 18 October from 6.30pm

Saturday 1st October 2016 @ 10am

Find out how Sibford Sixth Form supports every individual to achieve their potential.

for further details visit the website

www.sibfordschool.co.uk or call 01295 781203

Contact admissions to arrange a visit. E: admissions@tudorhallschool.com T: 01295 756259 www.tudorhallschool.com @TudorHallSchool /TudorHallSchool A registered charity reg no 1042783

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Editor’s choice: children’s selection School reports Schools’ open days Family matters comment: richmond villages Cotswold preview SEPTEMBER 16

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Editor’s Choice… CHILDREN’S SELECTION The Battle Proms picnic concerts each summer are a great way to introduce children to live classical music, with the added excitement of cannon, fireworks, cavalry displays and a Spitfire fly-past. The concerts also help raise funds for a very good cause: the veterans’s medical health charity Combat Stress. We can personally recommend the Ragley Hall event and the other local venue is Blenheim Palace. Full details about next July and August’s concerts will be online at www.battleproms.com

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Recommended events and destinations... Bath Children’s Literature Festival starts on Friday 30 September and continues until Sunday 9 October. It aims to enthuse the next generation about reading and presents over 80 public, ticketed events as well as an extensive programme in schools. This year, the festival is celebrating its 10th birthday with a line-up that includes David Walliams, astronaut Chris Hadfield, Chris Riddell, Michael Morpurgo and Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy. For full details, visit www.bathfestivals.org.uk org.uk Arc Theatre in Trowbridge, near Bath, regularly hosts performances suitable for youngsters. This month, Dotty the Dragon on Sunday 25 September, at 11am and 2pm, is a heartwarming production aimed at 3-7 year olds. Arc Theatre: 0845 299 0476 / BA14 0ES / www.arctheatre.org.uk Autumn is the perfect time of year for a UK break, with or without little ones in tow. Local company Sheepskin specialises in staycations at a collection of luxurious properties such as Upper Crossing, a converted former railway station near Rosemarket, and Laundry Cottage (pictured here) in Combe Hay. At off-peak times, reduced rates for couples are available at selected larger properties. For further details, call 01865 764087, email inspired@sheepskinlife.com or visit www.sheepskinlife.com

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Awarded “Outstanding” ISI - 2015

Open Morning Early Years & Key Stage 1 Saturday 1 October, 10am - 12 noon

Independent co-educational day school for children aged 2-11 Years

For further information, or to book a tour with the Headmaster, please call 01789 293795 or email office@croftschool.co.uk

www.croftschool.co.uk Alveston Hill, Loxley Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 7RL

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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school reports

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We celebrate local schools’ recent successes as well as upcoming highlights…

Watermore Primary School 01454 867250 / BS36 2LQ / watermoreprimary.org.uk Pupils from Watermore Primary School recently sowed wildflower seeds to help create a meadow at Glebe Fields. When established, the meadow will provide food and shelter for pollinators such as bees, hoverflies and butterflies. Members of the Floral Friends group, Buglife and local contractors helped to prepare the ground before the sowing event. Clare Dinham, Buglife Conservation Officer, said, “Their efforts will help to enhance Glebe Fields for pollinators, wildlife and local people to enjoy for years to come. Not only that, Glebe Fields lies within the West of England B-Lines network, which helps to link habitats for pollinators across Avon.” Sibford School, Banbury 01295 781200 / OX15 5QL / sibfordschool.co.uk Pupils and staff at Sibford School have bid farewell to Michael Goodwin who is retiring after 12 years as Head of the school. Pictured here (left) with the new Head, Toby Spence, Goodwin says, “I’ve been Head of Sibford School since 2004 and this has been the longest position I have held during my 36 year teaching career. It’s been a great job and I’ve really enjoyed it, but I know that now is the time to start a new chapter in my life.” Toby Spence, who will be just the 12th Head since Sibford School was founded in 1842, says, “Sibford is a unique place to live and learn and I am greatly looking forward to taking over as Head.” Burford School 01993 823303 / OX18 4PL / burford.oxon.sch.uk Two equestrian teams representing Burford School competed in the National Championships at Hickstead last term. After stabling their horses for the night, they tried to get some sleep themselves in tents and horseboxes in order to be up bright and early the following day. The teams were placed 6th in both their classes, the 85cm and 90cm jumps, and in the 85cm class, jumped one of only two clear rounds. Our congratulations go to the talented riders in both teams.

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No 1 independent girls’ school in the Midlands at A Level (ISC data 2016)

Who do you want to be?

Your story starts here... Open Mornings 1 October 2016 & 4 February 2017 or contact us to arrange your personal visit or flexi boarding taster www.malvernstjames.co.uk admissions@malvernstjames.co.uk Tel: 01684 584624 The Boarding and Day School for Girls aged 4 - 18

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.

Open Day Friday 16 September 2016 10.00am – 1.00pm Please contact the Registrar, Fern Williams, for further information. Pullen’s Lane, Oxford OX3 0BY

01865 762802 enquiries@ryestantony.co.uk www.ryestantony.co.uk

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SCHOOLS’ open days

A selection of recommended Open Days this autumn…

Beaudesert Park School Minchinhampton GL6 9AF 01453 832072 / beaudesert.gloucs.sch.uk • Friday 21 October, 9:30am–12 noon

Burford School Beaudesert Park School

Bloxham School Banbury OX15 4PE 01295 724301 / bloxhamschool.com • Saturday 1 October, 11am–1pm

Bloxham School

Burford School Burford OX18 4PL 01993 823303 / burford.oxon.sch.uk • Thursday 22 September, Boarding Department 2:30pm–4:30pm, Day School 4:30pm–7:30pm

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• Thursday 1 December, Sixth Form Open Evening 7pm–9pm Carrdus School Banbury OX17 2BS 01295 263733 / carrdusschool.co.uk • Friday 30 September, 10am

Carrdus School

Cheltenham Ladies’ College Cheltenham GL50 3EP 01242 520691 / cheltladiescollege.org/openday • Saturday 1 October, 9:30am

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schools’ open days Dean Close Preparatory School Cheltenham GL51 6QS 01242 258001 / deanclose.org.uk/preparatory • Saturday 15 October, Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory School 9am–11am Dragon School Oxford, OX2 6SS 01865 315405 / dragonschool.org • Saturday 24 September • Saturday 8 October Cheltenham Ladies’ College

• Saturday 17 September, Sixth Form Open Day 9am Please book online in advance Cokethorpe School Witney OX29 7PU 01993 703921 / cokethorpe.org.uk • Saturday 24 September, 9:30am–12noon

Dragon School

Hartpury College Gloucester, GL19 3BE 01452 702345 / hartpury.ac.uk/opendays A Level and BTEC Courses Open Days: • Saturday 17 September, 9am–2pm

Cokethorpe School

Dean Close School Cheltenham GL51 6HE 01242 258044 / deanclose.org.uk • Saturday 15 October, 10am

Hartpury College

Dean Close School

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schools’ open days • Wednesday 9 November, Preparatory Department Open Morning 10:30am–12 noon Rendcomb College Rendcomb GL7 7HA 01285 831213 / rendcombcollege.org.uk • Saturday 1 October, Whole School Open Morning 9:30am

King’s High, Warwick

King’s High, Warwick Warwick CV34 4HJ 01926 494485 / kingshighwarwick.co.uk • Saturday 24 September, 9:30am–12:30pm • Saturday 8 October, Taster Day Please register in advance

Rendcomb College

Malvern College

Malvern College Malvern WR14 3DF 01684 581515 / malverncollege.org.uk • Saturday 8 October, 10:15am–1:45pm Please register in advance

• Friday 11 November, Sixth Form Open Evening 6:30pm • Saturday 12 November, New Performing Arts Centre Preview Afternoon 2pm–4pm • Monday 5 December, Deadline for 7+, 11+, 13+ and 16+ Scholarship Registrations and 11+ Entrance Registrations

Malvern St James Girls’ School Great Malvern WR14 3BA 01684 892288 / malvernstjames.co.uk • Saturday 1 October, 10am–1:30pm

Rye St Antony School

Malvern St James Girls’ School

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Rye St Antony School Oxford OX3 0BY 01865 762802 / rysestantony.co.uk • Friday 16 September, 10am–1pm 

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Open

Morning

Whole School Open Morning Saturday 1 October 2016

Saturday 15th October

Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory School

9.00am - 11.00am

Co-educational, independent day and boarding school in the heart of the Cotswolds for children aged 3 to 18.

Senior School

10.00am Arrival and Registration

Tel: 01242 258044 www.deanclose.org.uk

Co-educational Day and Boarding | Age 3 - 18

Register for our Open Morning online or contact Admissions: admissions@rendcomb.gloucs.sch.uk 01285 832306 • www.rendcombcollege.org.uk Rendcomb College, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 7HA

Your adventure starts here

Discover your talents...

Discover your talents at The Kingsley School, where we know your name and what you are capable of.

Whole School Open Day Saturday 1st October 2016 Royal Leamington Spa

Preparatory School: 11am - 1pm Senior School: 2:00 - 4:30pm www.thekingsleyschool.com

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schools’ open days Sibford School Banbury OX15 5QL 01295 781200 / sibfordschool.co.uk • Wednesday 28 September, Open Afternoon for pupils aged 3–7, 2pm–3:30pm • Friday 14 October, Whole School Open Morning 9:45am St Edward’s School, Oxford

St Edward’s School, Oxford Oxford OX2 7NN 01865 319200 / stedwardsoxford.org • Saturday 24 September, Sixth Form Open Day 9am–1pm Please register in advance

Sibford School

• Tuesday 18 October, Sixth Form Open Evening 6:30pm • Monday 14 November, Whole School Open Morning 9:45am The Cotswold School

The Cotswold School Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BD 01451 820554 / cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk • Wednesday 5 October, Open Working Session 9:15am–1pm, view the school and meet the teachers 6pm–8pm, School address by the Headmaster 8pm

St Edward’s School, Cheltenham

St Edward’s School, Cheltenham Cheltenham GL53 8EY 01242 538600 / stedwards.co.uk • Saturday 24 September, Senior School Open Morning 9:30am–3pm • Saturday 24 September, Prep School Enrichment Morning (all families welcome) 9:30am–12pm • Friday 11 November, Prep & Senior School Open Morning 9:30am–3pm

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The Croft Preparatory School

The Croft Preparatory School Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7RL 01789 293795 / croftschool.co.uk • Saturday 1 October, Early Years and Key Stage 1 10am–12 noon  4

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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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The Downs Malvern

Warwick Preparatory School Warwick CV34 6PL 01926 491545 / warwickprep.com • Saturday 1 October, Open Morning 9:30am–12 noon • Tuesday 8 November, At Work Open Afternoon (for prospective families only)1:30pm–3:15pm

The Downs Malvern Malvern WR13 6EY 01684 544100 / thedownsmalvern.org.uk • Friday 14 October, 9:30am–4:30pm • Saturday 15 October, 9:30am–12:30pm

Warwick Preparatory School

The Kingsley School

The Kingsley School Leamington Spa CV32 5RD 01926 425127 / thekingsleyschool.com • Saturday 17 September, Taster Morning for Year 7 (Sept 2017 Entry) • Saturday 1 October, Whole School Open Day for Preparatory School 11am–1pm, Senior School Open Afternoon 2pm–4:30pm • Saturday 12 November, Entrance Exam for Year 7 (Sept 2017 Entry) • Monday 14 – Friday 18 November, Scholarship Exam Week • Tuesday 22 November, Sixth Form Open Evening

Warwick School Warwick CV34 6PP 01926 776414 / warwickschool.org • Saturday 24 September, Open Morning 9:30am–12 noon • Tuesday 8 November, Junior School at Work 1:30pm–3:15pm • Wednesday 9 November, Senior School at Work 2pm–3:45pm

Warwick School

Westonbirt School Tetbury GL8 8QG 01666 880333 / westonbirt.org • Saturday 15 October, 9am–12 noon

Tudor Hall School

Tudor Hall School Banbury OX16 9UR 01295 263434 / tudorhallschool.com • Saturday 1 October, 10am

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Burford School

Bloxham School

An outstanding day and boarding school for students aged 11–18

Co-educational Boarding and Day School for ages 11-18

Open Day Thursday

Applications now being taken for new Day House, opening September 2017

22 September 2016 Boarding: 2.30pm–4.30pm (OX18 4RP)

One of the top 90 schools in England Minister of State for Schools 2015

www.burford.oxon.sch.uk 01993 823303 (Day School) 01993 823283 (Boarding) admin.4040@burford.oxon.sch.uk

Please contact Admissions for more information on 01295 724301 or admissions@bloxhamschool.com

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Day School: 4.30pm–7.30pm (OX18 4PL)

Find out more at our Open Morning

Saturday 24 September 2016 9.30am - 12.00pm

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“We felt that Dad needed a little more support, that’s why we chose Richmond Retirement Villages” Liz, daughter of a Richmond Villages’ resident

Are you in the situation where you know your elderly parent isn’t coping at home? Then a Village Suite at a Richmond Village, who have a new retirement village opening soon in Oxfordshire, could be the solution. Here residents purchase their own apartments and enjoy a level of support which includes all meals, cleaning, laundry and household chores with the reassurance of personal care available if required.

For more information, please call

Tel: 01993 768679

or visit www.richmond-villages.com/witney Villages also at Painswick, Cotswolds and Letcombe Regis, Oxfordshire

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advertorial… FAMILY MATTERS COMMENT

The ideal combination of independence, community and support. The award winning retirement village operators, Richmond Villages, have villages in the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire including a brand new village opening later this year in Witney… Richmond Villages’ Suites provide more than just a new home – they allow residents to enjoy life in a safe, caring, socially active and supportive community. Here, Richmond Villages’ Operations Director, Susie Oakley, answers Cotswold Preview’s questions: What is Richmond Villages’ philosophy around maintaining independence? It is a philosophy of care and support services that promotes independence, dignity and well being. It is now firmly established as an alternative to residential care. By purchasing a Village Suite in a Richmond Retirement Village, it’s an ideal combination of having your own front door but with the reassurance that care and support is available on site 24 hours a day. So, are Village Suites all about promoting independence? Absolutely! By providing supervision or assistance with activities of daily living, people who are finding it difficult to live independently at home, but do not need the 24 hour care provided by a care home, are able to enjoy prolonged independence in a caring, socially active and supportive environment. Are the Suites owned outright? The majority of people do purchase the Suites, meaning they retain equity and reduce outgoings.

What does the all-inclusive package provide? The package is designed to take away the daily chores and allow people more quality time to enjoy the things that they prefer to do. This means that we prepare all meals, which can be taken either in the restaurant or brought to the Suite, a daily housekeeping service and all laundry. Utility costs are included within the package too. Is additional help and support available? Where additional help and support is required, this is arranged by our own domiciliary care agency to meet each individual’s needs in their own Suite. Should care needs ever increase, then there is also the reassurance of our on site Care Home which provides 24 hour nursing and dementia care. What kind of social activities can I expect? Our activity co-ordinators ensure there is a full diary of events, including scheduled daily trips to local towns as well as social outings. We try and make sure there is something for everyone, with organised activities ranging from book clubs to bridge and painting. We have our very own Wellness Spa so residents can simply go for a swim, relax in the Jacuzzi, or take part in classes such as Tai Chi or aqua aerobics. The one thing I hear most from residents is that their social calendar is busier than ever since they moved here!

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

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A bookshop selling hats? Yes, we are the…

MADHATTER

LIFESTYLE • HOME • GIFTS

BOOKSHOP

Madhatter Bookshop is a unique family run business based in Burford. Books and hats are our passion and we sell a wide range of both for all occasions. Open 7 days a week, everyone is welcome to come and browse through the latest titles and have fun trying on a hat or two at the same time.

STROUD – 30 Kendrick Street t:01453 764399

Shop online at: www.madhatterbooks.co.uk

CIRENCESTER – 12 Black Jack Street t:01285 650308

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EDITOR’S CHOICE: FASHION & BEAUTY FASHION FEATURE: TREAD AHEAD GIFTING FEATURE: BEST OF BRITISH EDITOR’S CHOICE: FOOD & DRINK FOOD & DRINK FEATURE: PRIVATE DINING THE PREVIEW INTERVIEW: MARTIN LANE BEHIND THE SCENES AT... ASPARAGASM SPECIALIST BUSINESS PROFILE: ECCO STOVE MY COTSWOLDS: OCTAVIA KARAVLA Cotswold preview SEPTEMBER 16

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Editor’s Choice… FASHION & BEAUTY

Barbour’s Orkney Wax Jacket (£229) is one of our favourites from the label’s Winter Tartan collection. Cut to a flattering shorter length, it features tartan stitching to the shoulders – a detail inspired by Barbour’s Scottish heritage. A snug, quilted lining and detachable hood ensure it’s fully equipped for winter. For details of local stockists, visit www.barbour.com

Editor’s Choice

Our selection of fashion and jewellery from the new season collections…

If you’re looking for something with a little more va-va-voom than a wax jacket, we can highly recommend the range of capes available from Holland Cooper. Made from wool or tweed, with fur and leather trim, they are at the distinctly chic end of outerwear. The label also has a very good website – useful for checking out your favourite styles before trying them on at the showroom in Kingham, near Stow-on-the-Wold. There is also a bespoke tailoring option. Holland Cooper: 01608 658063 / OX7 6YF / www.hollandcooper.com

Woldstone Jewellery and Silverware, in Woodstock,specialises in the work of leading designer goldsmiths who are pioneers in the design and creation of unique fine jewellery. New at Woldstone this season are pieces by designer Nicholas Yiannarakis, a rare jeweller who is both an accomplished goldsmith and a lapidary – a cutter and polisher of gemstones. Yiannarakis’ designs harmoniously combine precious metals sculpted into classic form and personally carved stones which push the boundaries of traditional gem cutting. His work at Woldstone includes tourmaline, rare types of garnet, jade and opal, aquamarine, amethyst and turquoise. Pictured here are his rose cut diamond earrings set in yellow and white18ct gold. Woldstone: 01993 813000 / OX20 1TH / www.woldstone.com

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Autumn footwear offers styles to suit every weather and occasion. On the following pages, we highlight the best ankle boots to go with jeans or a dress, tall boots to create a leggy silhouette and trainers that are perfect for dressing up or down… Cotswold preview SEPTEMBER 16

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Florence ankle boot, £165 available from Qetty Bang Bang

Gabriela ankle boot, £275 available from LK Bennett Westbourne ankle boot, £130 available from Joules

Sorel Lolla ankle boot, £140 available from John Lewis

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Ankle boots have always been a wardrobe staple: smart, functional and ideal for transitioning the seasons. From suede to shimmering metallics, there is a look for everyone.

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fashion feature… TREAD AHEAD Cork, Chelsea boot, £229 available from Dubarry

Laced ankle boot, £170 available from Blundstone

Poppleton ankle boot, £85 available from Dune

Sebago Laney mid boot, £149 available from Henry’s of Moreton

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Shona over the knee boot, £269 available from Hobbs

Kaelynn over the knee boot, £425 available from LK Bennett

Ted Baker Everde suede over the knee boot, £240 available from House of Fraser

Stella over the knee boot, £170 available from Dune

SASHAY Over the knee is a key trend for tall boots this

season, whether in leather, suede or velvet. Hues of blue and grape add to the autumnal palette. Embellishments such as tassels, belting and embroidery add flair.

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fashion feature… TREAD AHEAD Georgina knee high boot, £325 available fom LK Bennett

Fermoy knee high boot, £349 available from Dubarry

Kassandra embroidered over the knee boot, £595 available form LK Bennett

Sorel Lolla knee high boot, £180 available from John Lewis

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Ayda trainers, £98 available from Jigsaw

Ted Baker Marcshea trainers, £110 available from House of Fraser

Rose Rankin Colt Runner, £169 available from Qetty Bang Bang

Rose Rankin, £169 available from Qetty Bang Bang

BOOGIE

Trainers are no longer the preserve of the sports field. Cuts, colour and designs on offer range from metallic to floral in leather and fabrics.

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fashion feature… TREAD AHEAD

Sorel Tivoli trainers, £75 available from John Lewis

Beca bow trainers, £150 available from LK Bennett

Rose Rankin trainers, £169 available from Qetty Bang Bang

Rose Rankin trainers, £189 available from Qetty Bang Bang

Berty Floral Velvet trainers, £150 available from LK Bennett

Contact Details: Blundstone: nordstrom.com Dubarry: 01608 677622 / OX7 5QL / dubarryboots.com Dune: 020 7258 3605 / dunelondon.com Henry’s of Moreton: 01608 651618 / GL56 0LA / henrysofmoreton.com Hobbs: 01242 224011 / GL50 1NB / hobbs.co.uk House of Fraser: 0844 800 3715 / GL50 1HP / houseoffraser.com

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Jigsaw: 01993 899197 / OX28 6HB / jigsaw-online.com John Lewis: 01698 545454 / johnlewis.com Joules: 01993 824788 / OX18 4RG / joules.com LK Bennett: 01926 424256 / CV32 4NG / lkbennett.com Qetty Bang Bang: 01666 503148 / GL8 8AA / qettybangbang.co.uk Sebago: 020 3376 2739 / sebago.com Sorel: 0808 234 0228 / sorelfootwear.co.uk Ted Baker: 0345 450 2484 / tedbaker.com

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Black Jack Street, Cirencester

New shapes in Peak and Brim waterproof hats, made in Leicester

Best of British Ruth Jones, director of Rococo, highlights some of her favourite new British made gifting finds… At the time of writing, it is Trade Show season – an exciting time to be previewing fashion for 2017 as well as discovering new gift and lifestyle designers who are showcasing their products for the approaching Autumn/Winter season. Post Brexit, I am focussing on British made products to celebrate and support our home grown talent. In terms of fashion accessories, get ready for your most sumptuous season yet. Bags and jewellery have taken centre stage, jewellery is layered, brooches are added, bags are furry, quilted and brightly coloured but getting smaller and with accessories of their own: pompoms, tassels, embroidery and embellishments. Gemstones, botanicals, insects and

Liberty print cosmetics bag from Alice Caroline

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birds feature alongside faux fur, velvet and Arts and Crafts inspired tapestry prints. There is a resurgence of old Hollywood glitz and glamour with sparkly, feminine pastels, gold, pearls and diamonds. Some of my favourite new products are the Liberty print cosmetics bags from Alice Caroline, Stockwell Ceramics brooches made in Cornwall and William Morris print pendants upcycled from a Liberty Tea Caddy by Kate Hamilton Hunter studio. In uncertain times, the need for tranquillity, strength and optimism have inspired an A/W 2016 colour palette that is led by the Blue family: soothing tones of shark grey and airy and denim blues in addition to more traditional navies. Taupes and accents St Eval’s of new meadow greens, rusty room spray

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Luckies’ De Luxe Scratchmap

reds and pinkish purples add colour to this cool palette. British made gift items for housewarming, wedding and anniversar y presents include St Eval’s new room spray, which adds to this Cornish brand’s ever popular candle range. There are also fun new products from Luckies such as the De Luxe Scratchmap, made in Cambridgeshire. Finally, back in stock are the ever popular London NY Paris Cirencester mugs and teapots by Moorland Potter y, made in Stoke on Trent. So do enjoy your high street: New shades of Turtle shop local and buy Doves wrist warmers, British! made in Shrewsbury

William Morris print pendants upcycled from a Liberty Tea Caddy by Kate Hamilton Hunter studio

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Brooches by Stockwell Ceramics

Mugs by Moorland Pottery About the author and Rococo: Ruth Jones has lived in Southrop for 18 years since moving to the Cotswolds from London when her first son was a toddler. She founded her business, Rococo, almost four years ago and this now trades as two lifestyle boutiques located in Cirencester and Stroud. Ruth brings 20 years of retail experience to the role: after completing a degree in textiles, she gained much of her buying knowledge as a chain store merchandiser in Oxford Street, London. She finds hunting for new products and designers, and looking at emerging trends, an essential and fascinating area of her business. Describing Rococo as a reflection of English country living, she says, “I exclusively stock a range of brands that reflect our way of life in the present but also embrace elements of the past.” Rococo Home and Gifts: 12 Black Jack Street, Cirencester: 01285 650308 / GL7 2AA; 30 Kendrick Street, Stroud: 01453 764399 / GL5 1AA; rococogifts.co.uk

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Editor’s Choice… FOOD & DRINK For a wonderfully decadent treat, we can personally recommend heading to Blenheim Palace for its delicious Afternoon Tea, which is now served in the Orangery Restaurant overlooking the private Italian Garden. You can choose from the Marlborough Champagne Afternoon Tea, the Orangery Celebration Tea with Bubbles (with a glass of Searcys Cuvee Brut NV Champagne) and the classic Blenheim Palace Traditional Afternoon Tea: all made by head chef Billy Bush and his team using many ingredients from the palace’s own estate. Afterwards, you could explore the 2,000 acre landscaped parkland, or inside the palace on one of the new ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ or ‘Private Apartments’ tours. Booking is necessary for afternoon tea and a Palace, Park and Gardens tickets is required. For full details, visit www.blenheimpalace.com

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News of award winning local producers and top foodie destinations… Congratulations go to Todenham Manor Farm which won an impressive total of nine Great Taste Awards this year. The high-welfare producer of rare breed pork and beef picked up 13 stars overall. The full range of Todenham Manor Farm’s produce can be bought online at www.todenhammanorfarm.co.uk as well as at Warner Budgens in Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway, Bidford-on-Avon and Winchcombe. As we approach the end of summer, seize every chance you can to eat al fresco. In our view, one of the loveliest pub gardens is at The Inn at Fossebridge, near Northleach, with its manicured lawns overlooking a lake and the River Coln. You can enjoy a glass of Côtes de Provence Rosé with Seabass on crushed new potatoes or maybe a speciality pie with a pint of real ale: the Inn has recently been awarded the North Cotswold CAMRA Seasonal Pub of the Year 2016. The Inn at Fossebridge: 01285 720721 / GL54 3JS / cotswolds-country-pub-hotel.co.uk Congratulations are also due to the Shakespeare Distillery, based on the Alscot Estate just outside Stratford upon Avon. As it approaches its first birthday, the distillery has won a Silver award in the 2016 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) – one of the highest honours in the drinks industry – for its Stratford Gin. This high quality, hand crafted gin is available in many local wine and spirits outlets, bars, restaurants and hotels. For more details, visit www.shakespearedistillery.com

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Private dining

Whether you are celebrating with friends and family, or entertaining business clients, private dining offers all the convenience of a restaurant with a more personal ambiance. On the following pages, we highlight some of the Cotswolds’ top private dining venues…

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Boeing 747 at Cotswold Airport

Cotswold Airport, near Cirencester 01285 771177 / GL7 6BA / av8-cotswoldairport.co.uk Due to be launched shortly as a private hire venue, the Boeing 747 at Kemble offers a totally unique space in which to host a party or dinner. The plane has been stripped and carpeted and can be hired for up to 200 guests. Whether you are looking to organise your own event, with your choice of caterers and entertainment, or would like it all managed for you, this venue allows complete flexibility. With its own private entrance and parking at the airfield, it also offers privacy. Alternatively, at the other side of the airfield and with unrivalled views over Cotswold Airport’s runway, AV8 restaurant is currently open to the public seven days a week, from 9am–5pm, or it can be hired on an exclusive use basis during the day or evening for a private function. The kitchen sources local ingredients for its bistro style menu and the flexibility of the space allows for any kind of occasion. An obvious advantage is that live music won’t trouble any neighbours: the runway is a busy one, with recent visitors including Spitfires and 747s.

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Ettington Park Hotel, near Stratford-upon-Avon 01789 450123 / CV37 8BU / handpickedhotels.co.uk/ettingtonpark Set in an impressive neo-Gothic mansion, Ettington Park has a number of private dining options. The 19th century Chapel, with its lovely stained glass windows, can host candle-lit dining for up to 14 guests, or you can hire the book-lined Library, with its ornate ceiling and ’secret’ door, which seats 36. For larger groups, The South Room, which has an ancient stone fireplace, wood panelled ceiling and high windows, can cater for parties of up to 55 guests. The largest private hire space is The Long Gallery, suitable for up to 96 guests, which was originally the family museum. This spectacular room runs the full length of the building on the second floor, with both sides lined by wood panelling and bookcases. Dining options can be selected from the à la carte menu which includes dishes such as peanut crusted seared scallops, carpaccio of broccoli, broccoli purée and parma ham; fillet of Herefordshire beef, sautéed bok choi, roasted shallots, creamed artichokes, oxtail tortellini and baby watercress; and for dessert, Morello cherry

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The Neo-Gothic Chapel at Ettington Park

soufflé with Pedro Ximenez sherry ice cream. Alternatively, head chef Paul Soczowka is happy to work with you to create a special set menu. Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester 01285 700900 / GL7 2NR / kingshead-hotel.co.uk The Kings Head Hotel, located in the heart of Cirencester, re-opened in September 2014 following an extensive restoration programme. The elegant boutique hotel now offers several unique dining and entertaining spaces such as The Cellar, an atmospheric room a few steps down from the restaurant. Featuring a glass walled wine display and bespoke dining table, it is the perfect space for an intimate private dinner for 8–16 guests. Alternatively, adjacent to the main restaurant, the sophisticated Panel Room allows for the flexibility of a partially or totally private dining space, suitable for a private party for 10–24 guests or to host a private drinks reception. The Assembly Room is an impressive space with a host of original architectural features, ideal for 80 to 120 guests. This room also has its own private bar, separate mezzanine and roof top garden, so is perfect for a Champagne reception.4

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Panel Room at Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester

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The Library at Ettington Park

The Library is a modern take on the old fashioned gentleman’s club and has a turntable along with an extensive collection of original 45” vinyl records for guests to enjoy. It’s ideal to hire for an informal gathering and drinks reception for up to 25 people. Finally, The Vaulted Cellar will host up to 200 guests and is an events space with a difference: with its arched walls and exposed brickwork, bespoke lighting and leather tub chairs, it has a distinctive Jazz club vibe that should get everyone dancing the night away. Owlpen Manor, near Uley 01453 860261 / GL11 5BZ / owlpen.com Grade I listed Owlpen Manor is a Tudor manor surrounded by yew trees, some dating back to the early 17 th centur y, and terraced gardens lined with manicured box hedges. It is a popular choice to hire for special parties, celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries and chic hen nights, where a group of friends and family can have exclusive use of the cottages and restaurant. Next door to the manor house, a medieval barn currently houses the Cyder House Restaurant, an atmospheric setting for dining and

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celebrations at the centre of the estate. The barn is a listed building dating back to the 15th century, with ’cruck’ trusses and a gigantic, 300 year old oak cider press. The restaurant’s menu emphasizes bistro style cooking, using seasonal produce from Owlpen’s Elizabethan kitchen garden, which is set just below the restaurant. The Cyder House can be hired on an exclusive basis for celebrations or events, with personal requirements and special dietar y needs easily accommodated with reasonable notice. Dinners can be booked by request, for groups of 15 or more in a choice of casual or formal settings. October also sees the first in series of supper club events at Owlpen Manor: the evening forms part of the third Refractions Music Festival, which is returning to take up residence at the manor for the weekend of 8–9 October. On Sunday 9 October, guests can enjoy an intimate dining experience overseen by Cyder House Restaurant’s award winning chef, whilst listening to performances of baroque music. 4

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THE INN AT FOSSEBRIDGE

‘North Cotswold CAMRA’ Seasonal Pub of the Year 2016 Character Pub with stone walls and flagstone floors Casual Dining – Excellent food served all day Passionate about well kept ales Famous Inn located on the Fosse Way (A429) Stunning riverside garden – Al Fresco dining 9 beautiful en-suite bedrooms and two holiday cottages

01285 720721 Fossebridge | Cheltenham | GL54 3JS reservations@innatfossebridge.co.uk

www.fossebridgeinn.co.uk

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

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The Lion Inn, Winchcombe 01242 603300 / GL54 5PS / thelionwinchcombe.co.uk The Lion Inn is a 15th century coaching inn, located right in the heart of Winchcombe. After a major renovation of the building and grounds, it has been transformed into a boutique countryside destination offering fine food, wine and ales. The Lion Inn’s private dining room, The Clubroom, is light, airy and full of charm, and can host parties of up to 20 guests. There is a selection of private dining menus from which to choose as well as the option to create your own bespoke menu, advised by the head chef. Seasonal ingredients are sourced from the best suppliers in the area and, as such, the menus are based on what is fresh and available: this dedication to great ingredients has earned The Lion Inn an AA rosette. For those who would like the celebrations to continue, there’s the option of staying the night in one of The Lion’s eight individually designed, double en suite rooms. The inn prides itself on being family and dog friendly, providing an ideal venue for many different types of occasion. The Plough Inn, Kelmscott 01367 253543 / GL7 3HG / theploughinnkelmscott.com Tucked away in the village of Kelmscott, near Lechlade, The Plough Inn re-opened last year following an

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The Shaven Crown, Shipton-under-Wychwood 01993 830500 / OX7 6BA / theshavencrown.co.uk The Shaven Crown was originally founded in the 14th century by the monks of Bruern Abbey to house pilgrims and as a hospice for the poor and needy. The inn has managed to retain its charm over the centuries and today is one of the

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The Hideaway Bar at The Plough Inn, Kelmscott

extensive renovation. The main building is a 17 th century Grade II listed Cotswold stone inn, while the former stable block houses a fabulous private dining space, The Hideaway Bar, overlooking the inn’s pretty beer garden. Inside, co-owner Lana Snow has created a chic, rustic ambiance with painted walls, limestone tiled floors and quirky, vintage finds such as pendant lighting, trestle tables and wooden stools. Behind the bar, craft beers, bottles of liqueur and glasses are displayed in crates made from recycled pallet wood. Seating up to ten, The Hideaway Bar is available for private dinner parties, lunches and small parties. The Plough’s head chef, Matt Read, serves up an impressive à la carte menu of seasonal dishes, accompanied by a good range of craft ales, lagers, ciders and locally sourced artisan juices.

Wild Garlic, Nailsworth

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food & drink feature… PRIVATE DINING oldest inns in the country, with its name playing tribute to its past. Following a careful refurbishment programme two years ago, the inn’s stylish, contemporary interior now complements the original features such as the 14 th centur y gateway and the wonder ful double-braced roof structure of the iconic Great Hall. Open fires, real ales and homemade food add character and charm to the atmospheric setting. The private dining room, situated just off the courtyard, seats up to 10 people and is ideal for a business meeting, family celebration or intimate dinner party. Chef Jon Ineson takes great care and delight in hunting out the best local and regional ingredients for his seasonal dishes, with guests able to pre-order from the à la carte menu or enjoy bespoke dining. For larger numbers of up to 100, the whole property, with its seven en suite bedrooms, can be hired exclusively, providing a perfect space for weddings, cocktail parties or family reunions. Wild Garlic and Ramsons, Nailsworth 01453 832615 / GL6 0DB / wild-garlic.co.uk Nailsworth restaurateurs Matthew and Hannah Beardshall offer two unique options for private dining: Wild Garlic and the new Ramsons. These two restaurants provide two very different private dining experiences. Wild Garlic, the Beardshall’s original venture, is housed in a double fronted Cotswold stone building with a sunny terrace facing Nailsworth’s Cossack square. The restaurant has held two AA rosettes ever since it opened in 2007 and, hired as a private venue, can accommodate up to 44 diners. The style of dining here is smart yet relaxed, bistro style. Highlights include confit duck leg, steaks, pork belly served with polenta and freshly made artisan pasta. It is an

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The Shaven Crown, Shipton-under-Wychwood

ideal space for Champagne brunches, weddings, anniversaries, book launches or artist previews. Ramsons, just a stone’s throw from Wild Garlic, is also a fine dining restaurant and it is where chef patron Matthew really lets loose: his considerable chef’s pedigree is the star of the show. In this small, intimate dining venue, the focus is firmly on the food, with a menu that varies daily depending on what catches Matthew’s eye at the markets. The contemporary dining room suits smaller parties, with exclusive use for up to 20 diners. During the course of an evening, Matthew often pops out to explain elements of the dishes to interested diners, giving a ’Chef’s table’ feel to the whole experience. After enjoying these gastronomic delights, diners often retire to the four star accommodation available above Wild Garlic. 

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Martin Lane (centre) pictured at the Cotswolds AONB 50th anniversary reception at Westminster

Martin Lane The Cotswolds was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1966, then the region was expanded in 1990 to cover over 800 square miles. The Cotswolds Conservation Board was established as an independent organisation to look after the AONB, working collectively with 15 different local authorities. Here, Martin Lane, Director of the Cotswolds Conservation Board, talks to Sally Bult about the AONB’s 50th anniversary celebrations and what makes the Cotswolds such a special area in terms of conservation… Please would you tell our readers about the role of the Cotswolds Conservation Board. The Board was set up in late 2004 to look after the Cotswolds AONB. With 15 (then 17) different local authorities working in partnership, they themselves recognised that making decisions in this way wasn’t the most effective or efficient model, so the partners readily signed up to the independent conservation board option.

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The reason the area was designated in 1966 was to conserve and enhance the landscape. The Board has two purposes – to follow this ethos and also to enable a greater understanding and enjoyment of what makes the Cotswolds special. We achieve this through various means: guided walks by voluntary wardens; a partnership with GWR and some of the local bus services to provide an integrated travel pass; and through our

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the Preview interview… MARTIN LANE Cotswold Lion publication which provides an insight into the rural crafts and skills like dry stone walling and also provides information as to how a particular landscape feature has developed. The Board’s day to day funding comes from government grants but we all realise that those have been under strain and we’ve faced austerity just like everyone else. We are therefore always looking to strengthen and widen the funding base, be that through corporate support or other forms of grants like the Heritage Lottery Fund. In terms of conservation, you can’t conserve in aspic – that just won’t work. It has to be a living, working landscape and has to be able to move with the times. Development and change should take place but we have to look at what makes the area special and ensure it is there for generations to come. Farmers and planners often come in for criticism of their decisions but I always say that if it wasn’t for those decisions we wouldn’t have the landscape – it’s how we have some of the village and town scenes we see today. There’s a lot of development pressure but it is important to get the scale of that development Stratford upon Avon

WORCESTERSHIRE

WARWICKSHIRE

Evesham Bredon Hill

Chipping Campden

A44

M50

Moretonin-Marsh

M5 Winchcombe

Stow-on the-Wold

A44

Chipping Norton

CHELTENHAM A429

GLOUCESTER

Bourton on-the-Water

A46

A40 Northleach Painswick

RIVER SEVERN

A417

CIRENCESTER

Nailsworth

Dursley Uley

Burford

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

STROUD

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Fairford

OXFORDSHIRE

Lechlade

Tetbury

Malmesbury

COTSWOLDS AONB

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE M4

Marshfield

In 1990, the Cotswolds AONB grew in size by a third. Do you think it will be extended any further? I think the brand or name ’Cotswolds’ is so well known that everyone wants their fair and reasonable share of it, whether marketing a business or a service. However, I suspect in terms of the landscape designation, we’re probably at our limits.

Kemble

Wotton under-Edge

Bristol

What makes the Cotswolds such a special area in terms of conservation? I believe there is really nowhere else that has the same mix of landscape and buildings. There are certainly more extreme landscapes in Britain – mountainous areas or those with extremes of climate – but the Cotswolds has a fantastic blend of the underlying limestone and the way it is reflected in the network of walls and how they then knit into the villages. It’s this mix of architecture and natural elements that makes it so special here. Banbury

A44

Cleeve Hill

What is your professional background? I’m a geographer and forester. Prior to this appointment, I was working for the Countryside Commission which was a government agency associated with the countryside, involved in grant giving and facilitating projects.

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Lower Brailes

Broadway

right for the area and the design of housing must reflect the locality. It shouldn’t be massive change all at once but smaller, incremental changes that fit with their surroundings over time rather than a sudden estate emerging. We aren’t the planning authority, although we can advise and help with policy making.

Chippenham

WILTSHIRE

COTSWOLD WAY

THAMES PATH

BIRMINGHAM

A46

BATH

BATH AND NORTH EAST SOMERSET

COUNTY BOUNDARY

DISTRICT BOUNDARY

The Cotswolds AONB map

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OXFORD LONDON

The Cotswolds Conservation Board is based at the Cotswolds Discovery Centre at The Old Prison, just outside Northleach. What can visitors expect to find here? We were lucky as we had been tenants of the local authority here and we had helped establish the Friends of the Cotswolds charity in 2007 so when the site came up for sale, the charity stepped in and acquired the site, retaining us as tenants. 4

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We manage the site on a day to day basis. As it is on the crossroads of the A40 and the Fosse Way, we are ideally situated to tell the Cotswolds’ story and it is a great place for people to find information and learn about what makes the area special. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, it has appeal and relevance. We have been developing the café, The Cotswold Lion, since 2013 and hope to secure other grants to invest in the site. We also hold rural skills courses here such as blacksmith courses in the old forge (which we’ve recently opened on site), hedge laying, stone tiling, flax making, wool weaving and dry stone walling. We are now an accredited trainer for dry stone walling, so it’s great to be able to offer such a healthy and rich rural skills programme. Participants come from all walks of life – from people who just want to have a go, to professional staff who may be involved in the landscape industry and, for example, want to know more about walling. Course vouchers are a popular gift at Easter, Father’s Day and Christmas: they are something a bit different! Do you get time to explore the area much yourself? I wish! Like many jobs, mine involves spending a lot of time in front of a computer screen. The days that I do get out are fantastic. I’d like to think I

The famous Cotswolds market town of Stow-on-the-Wold

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know the area well but the AONB is the best part of 800 square miles and I can still turn a corner or go down a lane and be surprised. Where, for you, is a ’must see’? You’ve got to go for a walk on the Cotswold Way National Trail as it hugs the Cotswold escarpment and gives fantastic views both into and across parts of the AONB – and further out to Wales on a good day. I’d also recommend visiting one of the market towns like Chipping Norton or Stow-on-theWold and sampling some of the local produce or a drink. If you drop down into Stroud and some of the old mill towns, the landscape changes and you could think you’re in part of Lancashire – it’s that richness and that sense of surprise that makes it so appealing. At times, it is easy to forget how amazing it is. Have the Cotswolds ANOB’s first 50 years been successful? What next? We are starting a project this year called ’Cotswolds @ 50’ to look back and see how the landscape has changed and to do some modelling on ’what if?’ – to show how the landscape could look in the future in relation to climate change and farming. We’re looking backwards to plan forwards. Overall, the quality of landscape we have now is down to the pioneering, visionary work done in the 1940s which gave birth to the National Parks and the AONBs. Local people seized that opportunity and lobbied hard for the original designation in 1966 and then again during the review in the late 1980s which led to the expansion of the area. What next? The area is renowned for the rich quality of its walking and its footpaths. The Lake District has called itself the ’Adventure Capital of England,’ so why shouldn’t the Cotswolds be the ’Exploring and Walking Capital of England’? Is that something we should be looking at more? We’ve also been working with bus and rail companies to create

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the Preview interview… MARTIN LANE

St James’ Church and the gatehouse to Old Campden Manor, Chipping Campden

a Discoverer Ticket. At the moment, you can buy a ticket at Oxford station and spend the day exploring the Cotswolds. It would be lovely to see more bus companies getting involved to expand and develop that, to enable visitors to buy a Cotswolds Discoverer Ticket at more stations, such as Paddington and Birmingham New Street. We’re also looking at what the Cotswolds contributes further afield. We’ve been doing some initial work regarding the enormous aquifer of water under the Cotswolds – the limestone generates and retains a high quality of water and approximately 500 million litres of water are supplied to Thames Water on a daily basis. We’re looking at the Cotswolds as a supplier of that fundamental clean resource and what we and others should be doing to invest in that provision for the future. How can locals help? The area needs to be a thriving, working landscape so it is helpful when as many people as possible support local producers and volunteer to do practical work. We have a very strong voluntary warden network, with more than 300 wardens out and about, and new volunteers are always welcome. You could also take part in a rural skills course, whether for a single day or longer. When you drive

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along and admire the thatching or a piece of walling, why not learn something about those skills? National Trust at Lodge Park, Aldsworth, is hosting your Living Landscape Festival on Saturday 18 September as part of the AONB’s golden anniversary festivities. What can visitors expect? We work closely with National Trust across the length and breadth of the Cotswolds but this is the first time we’ve collaborated on a festival. It will be a celebration of local food and drink, crafts and producers, with 60 or 70 stalls selling items that have been made or sourced locally. There will also be some great music, dancing and demonstrations of rural skills. We want to make it accessible to everyone, so it will be a fun, family friendly day out. Hook Norton Brewery, which has brewed a special ’Cotswold Lion’ beer for our 50th anniversary, and Cotswold Distillery, with its Cotswold Gin, are both supporting us by donating funds from the sales of these special drinks in our anniversary year. It will be a quirky, interesting festival so everyone should come along and enjoy a full day out. The Cotswolds Discovery Centre at The Old Prison, Northleach, is open daily: 01451 862000 / GL54 3JH / cotswoldsaonb.org.uk

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behind the scenes at…

Asparagasm

Lauren Lovatt

Vegan restaurant Asparagasm, which opened last year in Nailsworth, offers a range of organic, vegan and gluten free dishes which have proved an immediate hit. Collaborating with guest chefs, the restaurant also hosts pop-up nights to showcase the best in creative dining… Asparagasm launched three years ago as a popup event in London. It was the brainchild of Kate Lewis, now owner of The Royal Oak in Tetbury, whose idea was to provide an inclusive sharing of vegan food, designed to be both exciting and inspiring. Although Asparagasm events aim to showcase vegan food, they are also theatrical experiences, using lighting, foliage and music to create atmosphere and energy. The success of a ten day pop-up in Brixton last year sparked the idea of a permanent venue for Asparagasm. At a fortuitous moment, Kate then found the current site in Market Street, Nailsworth. Her friend Lauren Lovatt, a self confessed ’vegan foodie’, was the ideal candidate to take on management of the new restaurant and she is now also Head Chef. Lauren explains, ”I’ve always been really interested in food, especially healthy eating. A workshop with Kate Magic really opened my eyes to raw foods so I trained with raw chef Deborah

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Durrant and am always looking for inspiration and creativity in my cooking. It’s not about nut roasts and all the meals people may think vegans eat, but it’s about surprising customers with tasty, healthy dishes and dispelling stereotypes.” Food at Asparagasm is fresh, organic and gluten free, with no use at all of refined sugar. As much produce as possible is sourced locally and each morning is spent prepping the vegetables and salads for the day ahead. Every product stocked by the restaurant has a story, whether it is tea or spirits or the art on the walls. Aside from the juices and smoothies, the team also makes its own beer and is looking to produce its own vegan cheese. It’s unusual for a restaurant not to open at weekends but at Asparagasm, Friday and Saturday nights are used for a return to its roots, with a series of pop-up events hosted in collaboration with guest chefs. Whether it’s antipasti and happy

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behind the scenes at… ASPARAGASM hour with the in-house team, monthly tapas with Jos Butler, Greek mezze with Pesky, or dishes from ’The Holistic Chef’ Jamie Raftery or Masterchef finalist Andrew Kojima, the selection and style of the vegan and gluten free meals is, quite literally, an ever-changing feast. Lauren loves this aspect of the business and says, “As we are a passionate foodie team here, we’re inspired by these amazing chefs. Every chef offers something a bit different – from how they prep to how they garnish. It makes us all keen to get into the kitchen and try things out ourselves. It also gives the chefs themselves an insight into what they can achieve with vegan food.” Sharing ideas is also the idea behind the ’Art of Asparagasm’ workshops which are held in the restaurant every second Monday of the month from 4pm–5pm. Working on a drop-in basis, participants pay £10 to learn the basics of vegan cooking and pick up tips and tricks used behind the scenes at Asparagasm. Previous workshops have covered subjects such as raw cakes, nut milks, desserts and salads. The restaurant itself has a calming aura, with wooden walls and a tranquil atmosphere providing something of a retreat. Lauren says, “There is a lady who comes here as she says it’s the only place her baby will sleep, so she sits in a corner and enjoys some quiet time.” With its healthy meals and peaceful ambience, Asparagasm certainly offers food for the soul. The space is intimate, seating just 19 guests. Booking is advised although Lauren says she will always do her best to accommodate customers: “There’s nothing worse than turning people away!”

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Customers often travel great distances to attend the pop-up nights and enjoy the catering of a particular chef. For those nervous about what to choose, the simple option is a fixed three or seven course tasting menu. Business has boomed since Asparagasm opened nine months ago. Lauren believes that, in part, this is due to a changing mindset, with healthy eating becoming more accessible and mainstream in society. She says, “I think people are more conscious of what they are eating now. There’s a current trend towards healthy eating, juice bars and raw food, helped by cookbooks like Deliciously Ella and Hemsley and Hemsley. Some customers have had this approach for years whilst others are just discovering some new ideas.” When the restaurant first opened, customers cautiously tried the raw cakes but now Asparagasm is renowned for these and many customers make a special trip “to find the place that sells those cakes I’ve heard about!” [Having tried them, we can confirm they are amazing.] Lauren believes that cakes made without refined sugar provide a gateway into a healthier lifestyle for children: who would have thought a beetroot chocolate cake could taste so good? Most customers do not know what to expect from the restaurant and Lauren is keen to reassure customers that Asparagasm doesn’t take itself too seriously. The restaurant is licensed, so a meal out 4

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behind the scenes at… ASPARAGASM Milk Chocolate and Avocado Tart by Asparagasm For the crust: 1 1/2 cups nuts (we like half almond, half coconut chips) 1 1/2 cups dates A pinch of salt 1 tbsp coconut oil For the filling: 3 medium ripe avocados (around 450g) 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1 cup (90g) raw cacao powder 1/2 cup nut milk Pinch of sea salt 100g coconut oil 1/2 cup (100g) liquid sweetener (eg. light agave) 1. Add the nuts to a food processor until fine and almost flour-like. 2. Add the dates, sea salt and coconut oil and process until it forms a dough. 3. Press the mixture into a round cake tin with the bottom lined with cling film. Leave to set in the fridge while making the topping. can be a fun night out for an extended family or group. Asparagasm offers a selection of biodynamic wines, including their own vegan wine, and also serves organic pale ale and superfood cocktails, created using homemade Kombucha or with the FAIR spirits range. Lauren says, “I love it when a vegan person brings their whole family and you can see that some are more sceptical than others. Having tried a few things, they quickly discover it is all just about good food. We use whole, plant based foods in a delicious way and most people are surprised at how good they taste.” Asparagasm will continue to hold pop-up events in London and the team recently catered at the Soul Circus Festival, near Gloucester, and also helped at Glastonbury. Owner Kate Lewis continues to provide inspirational ideas for building awareness and keeping the excitement in the venture. The team likes to build creative partnerships and Lauren says there are always lots of different

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4 Place the avocados, cacao, salt and vanilla essence in your food processor until creamy and well mixed. 5. Gradually add sweetener and nut milk. 6 Add the coconut oil and process again until really smooth and well combined. 7. Spread the mixture on top of the base and leave to set in the fridge. Your delicious creation will be ready to eat when left in the fridge overnight. Decorate with a sprinkle of hemp seeds and goji berry patterns. things to be thinking about: “Whether it’s seasonal menus, new recipes or coming up with ideas of collaborating with local producers, it helps to keep it creative. We do like partnerships as we can learn from each other and showcase each other at the same time.” This month, Asparagasm is set to open a new kitchen space in Nailsworth, enabling the team to host a vegan cookery school and have more room to prep for events. Lauren would also like to expand into outside catering for events such as retreats. The restaurant is open on Mondays from 12 noon to 3pm, and on Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, serving a range of salads, fresh soups and house specials. Alternatively, everything can be taken away and, if you’re lucky enough to live or work within walking distance, Asparagasm will organise the delivery. Asparagasm, Nailsworth: 01453 839352 / GL6 0DA / asparagasm.com

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C h r i s tm as & N e w Ye ars E v e Celebrate in style This year we have a delicious three-course set menu available for Christmas parties. Our Christmas Party menu can be enjoyed from the 28th November, to the 24th December. For £35.00 pp, guests can enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival, then sit back, relax and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of The Daffodil at Christmas.

Our Great Gatsby black tie New Year’s Eve party will be a throw-back to the roaring, decadent, and flamboyant 1920’s. We invite all guests to bring to life the 1920’s glamour! Guests can enjoy a glass of champagne in Reception before taking their seats to enjoy a delicious tasting menu prepared by Executive Chef; Tom Rains. Our house band will serenade guests with their 1920’s swing before our DJ takes over and leads everyone up to midnight. At the stroke of 12, the balloons will drop and 2017 will begin. £120.00pp. Reception drinks at 7 pm, seated for dinner at 8 pm, carriages at 1 am. Please email eat@thedafodil.com or call 01242 700055 with your booking. You can also drop by in person. When making your booking, a NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT of £50.00 per head is required for NYE and £10 per head for Christmas parties. Payment is to be made by credit/ debit card. Please do not post any cash, as we are unable to accept any responsibility for this. Cash is acceptable if you bring it in person to us. The balance of the payment should be paid in full, at least 14 days before the date of your booking. NB: The balance of the payment will only be refunded if notification of cancellation is received at least 10 days before the booking time and date.

TO BOOK 157 Call (01242) 700555, email reception@thedaffodil.com or visit www.thedaffodil.com to see full details

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Model E580, one of Ecco Stove’s smallest masonry heaters and designed in the style of a traditional wood burning stove

ECCO STOVE Manufactured in Warwickshire, the Ecco Stove is one of the most unique masonry heaters on the market today. Its high efficiency and very low carbon emissions make it the ultimate alternative to a traditional wood-burning stove… As autumn creeps in, thoughts turn to creating a feeling of cosiness at home. The Danes call this “hygge”, but it was their Nordic cousins, the Finns, who provided the inspiration for Ecco Stove. After many years working in the heating industry, Warwickshire based David Ashmore had significant experience of building Finnish polished soapstone appliances, manufactured by a company named Nunnaunni. David says, “Nunnaunni, with their competitor Tulikivi, shared opposite sides of a mountain in Finland, producing high quality soapstone polished masonry heaters from the raw material they excavated. We had, as individuals, been building these appliances in England for the English marketplace and we were extremely happy with the style of heat these appliances produced. They work by quickly charging with heat and then releasing that heat slowly over a long period of time. The mass masonry on the appliance retains the heat charge very efficiently.” However, the Finnish units were too large and heavy for the English market, so David decided to

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invent a masonry stove that could function in the same efficient way but be more compact and cost effective. Using contacts within the ceramics industry, David researched whether there could be a far denser product, with better heat absorption, reflection and emission than the typical clay, brick, concrete or soapstone from which masonry heaters were and are still constructed. He says, “It was very important that we shrink the size and weight of the appliance to make it more acceptable within the home, whilst retaining those features of high heat absorption, very high combustion temperatures and slow heat release.” After much investigation and rigorous testing, silicon carbide (found in meteorites but also man made from carbon and sand) was found to offer these properties with only half the surface temperature of a conventional stove, making it safer for a family environment. The company ’s Business Development Director, Pete West, describes his personal experience of owning an Ecco Stove: “I wanted an

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specialist business profile… ECCO STOVE ECCO STOVE STATISTICS: • 88% efficiency rating. • Only 0.07% carbon output. • Radiates 25% of its stored heat up to 12 hours after the fire has gone out. • Heats the home for 12 hours from 7–10kg of wood logs. alternative heating system. I didn’t want a boiler but I wanted something efficient that I could rely on. To test my Ecco Stove, over a four month period I turned the central heating down to 10 degrees and fired the stove twice a day for about two hours early in the morning and again at 8pm at night. I found none of the rooms in my house fell below 18 degrees – I had effectively heated my house without putting on the heating.” The Ecco Stove achieves this by conserving its very hot initial charge and then releasing it slowly over a long period of time. Unlike a conventional burner, which gets very hot and quickly bounces this heat off walls, the Ecco Stove’s stone construction has a slower transfer of heat which passes around walls very gently. This allows for acclimatisation and equalisation of the temperature between the floor and ceiling. In this way, the heat never feels oppressive or is confined to one room. Unlike soapstone appliances that can be fired only once a day, the silicon carbide can be fired all day, every day, allowing for an initial charge that distributes heat throughout the day but also allows for throwing on the occasional log if you like to keep the flames flickering. The market for Ecco Stove has developed rapidly over recent years as people become aware of its existence. Pete West says, “There are lots of people in the UK who are now going from an open fire to a wood burning stove, due both to concern for the environment and a desire to reduce heating costs. We’ve seen more growth in the last 12–18 months than in the previous seven years as it’s suddenly caught people’s attention. Ecco Stove has been quickly picked up in Belgium and is starting to make waves in USA and Canada, too. We also have importers in France, Germany and Japan. Overall, it’s been an easier

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sell in Europe because there is more customer awareness of the technology.” The stove is mainly British made, using imported glass, silicon carbide manufactured in Leicestershire and castings produced in Derbyshire. The units are then assembled in Warwickshire. They come in various sizes (580 – 678, denoting their width) and nine colour options. In terms of maintenance, the stoves simply require a similar programme to that of a conventional wood burning stove. Ecco Stove is available locally from the Heat Store in Warwickshire or from the company’s other dealers throughout the country. The team are committed to raising awareness of their product and they attend a number of regional shows and exhibitions throughout UK, including the Moreton Show in Moreton-on-the-Marsh. You can learn more about the Ecco Stove at this year’s Moreton Show on Saturday 3 September.

Model E730, the most modern style in Ecco Stove’s range

Model E850, Ecco Stove’s largest model, available in an extensive range of colours Ecco Stove: 01527 857814 / B80 7AX / eccostove.com

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My Cotswolds… OCTAVIA KARAVLA

MY COTSWOLDS

OCTAVIA KARAVLA The founder and owner of Octavia’s Bookshop in Black Jack Street, Cirencester, shares some of her favourite local destinations… Where do you live in the Cotswolds and how long have you been there? I am lucky enough to live in Cecily Hill in Cirencester, a stunning road that is part of the Bathurst Estate and leads to the entrance of Cirencester Park. I have lived there for eight years but hope to move out into one of the villages soon, as I am happiest surrounded by fields – as is my terrier, Alfred! What advice would you give to someone new to the area? To absolutely take advantage of the incredible independent businesses in the Cotswolds and also to remember we have so many beautiful tourist attractions on our doorstep and stunning walks and scenery to explore. What do you love most about living here? I love the honey coloured stone of the Cotswold buildings, the sheer beauty of the Cotswold valleys but also the wonderful sense of community in both the smaller towns and villages. Do you have a favourite Cotswold town or village? My favourite village is Sapperton but I also love the Slad Valley, the backdrop to Cider with Rosie. Do you have a favourite shop (apart from your own!)? My favourites in Cirencester are Encore Designer Clothes Agency and Witches Knickers: both are original and super-stylish.

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Where do you enjoy going for a meal? I would recommend Jessie’s Bistro in Cirencester, The Wild Duck at Ewen, The Crown at Frampton Mansell and The Bell at Sapperton. What local places or activities do you rate? One is a walk down the Thames and Severn canal from the Tunnel House Inn down to Sapperton and Stroud, as the scenery is gorgeous and you can be fed and watered at both ends. I also thoroughly recommend a cream tea at Kelmscott Manor, the former Cotswold retreat of William Morris. The Corinium Museum in Cirencester is fascinating for all the family in terms of our Roman heritage. Where would you go to read a book and what would it be? My favourite place to read would be in my bookshop, in the garden at my parents’ farm, or anywhere by a river under a weeping willow. If I were under a weeping willow, it would have to be Wind in the Willows. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why? I love England so I would be more than happy with North Cornwall in the summer and the Cotswolds in winter. Octavia’s Bookshop, Cirencester: 01285 650677 / GL7 2AA / octaviasbookshop.co.uk

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Experience

Aston Pottery & Gardens EXPLORE

EAT

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Gardens

Country Café

Shopping

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Walk the 72m double hornbeam path full of summer perennials, or view over 130 dahlias in the seasons border. Stroll along the great border bursting with life and colour, or visit the new annual border, busy with over 120 annuals competing for the sun and your attention.

Take a break in our spacious Country Café, which serves a wide variety of delicious food, cooked daily in our kitchen using traditional Oxfordshire recipes. Taste our stunning savoury pies and flans – try our sweet homemade biscuits and some of the best cakes you will ever taste!

Our award-winning showroom displays all our pottery patterns under one roof – 140 in total – some over 20 years old and still going strong. Also on display are a carefully selected range of contemporary gifts for family and friends including jewellery, bags, textiles and much, much more.

Our pottery is designed and made on-site using 300 year old mouldmaking and slip-casting techniques for teapot and jug production. It is hand-decorated by our team of specialist painters. Come and have a tour of the pottery and see for yourself how it is all done.

Opening Hours 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm, Sundays 10.30am-5pm Bank Holidays 9am-5pm We are a 5 minute drive from Witney on the B4449 between Standlake and Bampton. Aston Pottery, Kingsway Farm, Bampton Road, Aston, Oxfordshire OX18 2BT Visit us on Facebook to see our latest designs and displays: www.facebook.com/AstonPottery

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