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Edward Sheldon Open Day - Shipston Independent Wine Merchants

Edward Sheldon

Saturday 22nd September 11.00 am to 16.00 pm

Edward Sheldon Limited are independent Wine Merchants who have been trading in Shipston-on-Stour since 1842.

Gloucestershire 1,000 celebrations - The past is present

Gloucestershire 1000Festival explores historical discoveries

New discoveries about our county’s past are set to be unearthed this autumn with the launch of Gloucestershire’s first history festival as part of the Gloucestershire 1000 celebrations.

The millennium celebrations provide an ideal opportunity to rediscover the story of Gloucestershire over the centuries and celebrate the achievements of its inhabitants both within the county and the impact of their successes around the world. The festival is in light of the National Trust’s History Matters campaign.

Organisations across the county will be hosting history and heritage events, starting with a programme of activities this autumn featuring open days, talks, tours and activities and a Local History Afternoon on the theme of ‘Non-Conformity in Gloucestershire’.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is creating an impression of the county in the year of its ‘birth’, and has researched how the county’s natural habitats looked, smelt and sounded in 1007. The Anglo-Saxon population of Gloucestershire would have lived alongside bears, wolves and beavers in a landscape that we would barely recognise today.

The annual Heritage Open Days in September will enable members of the public to see behind closed doors at some of the county’s most interesting buildings, and October’s Black History Month offers a chance to discover more about how the past has contributed to Gloucestershire’s present. A number of the county’s museums are also running history events as part of The Big Draw campaign.

The Festival offers an opportunity to promote the resources available in discovering more about local history, including Gloucestershire Archives and the local museums and heritage centres.

Visit the website www.gloucestershire1000.org.uk
to see more detailed events listings.

For more about Gloucestershire's birthday and some of the history of the county, see our Gloucestershire 1000 article.

Round-up of countywide events

Re-Aquaintances. The Royal Academy revisit the Fosse Gallery

William Bowyer RA, Beach at Walberswick.

Saturday 8th September - Saturday 29th September

Fosse Gallery Fine Art Stow-on-the-Wold

Sixteen members of the Royal Academy (RA) revisit the Fosse Gallery in September.

The members are:-

Anthony Eyton, Mary Fedden

Gloucestershire's Birthday - Last chance to share your view

Gloucestershire 1000, (c) Gloucestershire 1000 and its associate partnersSnap up £350 in celebration of Gloucestershire’s birthday!

Entries have been flooding in to the photography competition celebrating Gloucestershire’s 1000th birthday.

The My View photography competition is an opportunity to celebrate the glorious county where we live and work.

Chipping Campden Cart Wash restoration

Chipping Campden Cart Wash Photo (c) Tony Boyse

The historic Cart Wash in Chipping Campden could be restored

The Cart Wash, which dates back to 1832, was built after the vicar objected to carts being washed in the Scuttle Brook,which also provided drinking water to the inhabitants of Chipping Campden.

It is situated opposite the Almshouses and next to the Court Barn Museum and is seen by most people who visit th

The County of Gloucestershire is 1000 years old

(c) Gloucestershire 1000 and its associate partners

Happy Birthday Gloucestershire - thats a lot of candles to blow out

Gloucestershire 1000 will celebrate with a variety of local and countywide events to highlight the history, culture and economy of the county. The celebrations will run until spring 2008, and will feature a range of events run by communities, museums, arts organisations and music groups in Gloucestershire.

The purpose of Gloucestershire's Millennium Year is to raise understanding of the history and international significance of the story of Gloucestershire and of it's people.

HRH The Duke of Gloucester is Patron of Gloucestershire 1000 and the Lord-Lieutenant Henry Elwes is President of the project.

As part of this raising of awareness a new competition has been launched - Write Around Gloucestershire - celebrating the tradition of the written word in Gloucestershire by inviting anyone who lives, works or studies in the County to try their hand at writing.

It can be a story, poem, anecdote, play, essay, traditional tale, speech or article upto a maximum of 1000 words and must relate to Gloucestershire.

Write Around Gloucestershire Brochure

The competition runs until 25th November 2007 and full details and conditions of entry can be found at www.gloucestershire1000.org.uk

The History of Gloucestershire’s "Birth"

The year 2007 has been recognised as the 1000th birthday of the county of Gloucestershire. Various historians believe 1007 to be the year that the territory of Mercia was divided into shires and the county of Gloucestershire came into existence.

Marathon Bible Reading - Shipston on Stour

Bible. Image (c) FreeFoto.com

Thursday September 20th - St.

Moreton-in-Marsh Show

Marine Band at Moreton Show, Photo (c) Moretonshow.co.uk

Saturday 1st September - Moreton-in-Marsh,Gloucestershire

Moreton-in-Marsh Show is a traditional one day agricultural and horse show held on a green field site in the North Cotswolds on the first Saturday in September every year.

It is the leading agricultural event in Gloucestershire and one of the best shows on the circuit.

Versicality at Ebrington

Saturday 15th September Ebrington Village Hall

Another of Ebrington's famous evenings of entertainment.

A light hearted evening of competitions for verse, prose and story readers with team quizzes.

No reading to last more than three minutes; four minutes for stories.

Tickets are £8.00 including a "Yubberton Supper" and are available from Jean Stanley 01386 593250 or Malvern Strollers 01386 840120.

There is a licensed bar for wine or beer.

Where I Fell In Love Gallery - The French Connection Exhibition

French ConnectionSunday 19th August – Sunday 7th October

The Where I Fell in Love Gallery is holding its next exhibition titled "The French Connection" featuring paintings by Denis Blondel & Martial Molitor, ceramics by

Armel Hede, Mathieu Casseau, Marie-Pierre Meheust, Marc Uzan, Florence Bruyas, Eduordo Constantino, Sophie Pavot, Christian Toublanc, Christina Guwang, Herve Rousseau

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