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Fresh air and fun Cotswold walks for all the family at half term

Ancient settlements, an Iron Age hill fort and the wonderful autumn colours of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are all waiting to be discovered during the October half term break.

National awards to be presented at Cotswold drystone walling competition

Prestigious awards donated by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales will be up for grabs at this year’s Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Drystone Walling Competition.

Cotswold serves hedgerow notice on landowner

A Cotswold estate has been told to replant a 200m length of hedgerow it removed because it failed to tell the District Council of its plans.

Cotswold District Council served its first-ever Hedgerow Replacement Notice on the Miserden estate following the incident near Duntisbourne Leer.

"Surrealism Returns" at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Saturday 27th September – Sunday 23rd November 2008  - Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Significant Surrealist works of art return to Gloucestershire at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum to celebrate a momentous chapter in the history of Surrealism. Drawn from collections all over Britain, visitors can enjoy seeing pictures and sculptures by key artists of the movement including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Roland Penrose, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Man Ray, Edward Burra and Yves Tanguy.

A Cabinet Decision - Sold for £65,000

Simon Chorley Art & Antiques kicked off their Autumn season with a fantastic price achieved at last week’s blockbuster  auction (Thursday 18 September 2008) when a local Gloucestershire family sold a  Louis XIV ebony, ivory and tortoiseshell cabinet, c 1650, for an astonishing £65,000 against an estimate of £20,000-£25,000.

Cotswolds MP Supports Gloucestershire’s Fair Trade Towns

All the celebrities, including the Bishop of Tewkesbury Rt Revd John Went, attended Christian Aid’s fundraising lunch to celebrate Wotton-under-Edge’s new status as a fair trade town. Christian Aid hosted a well attended and happy lunch to raise money for, and to celebrate the fact that Wotton-under-Edge is now one of the eight (shortly to become nine with Bourton-on-the-Water) designated fair trade towns in Gloucestershire.

Cotswolds MP Gives Speech on United Nations to Farmors School in Fairford

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown held a joint forum with Professor Malcolm Evans OBE, Professor of Public International Law and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol, to talk about the future works of the United Nations, including prevention and conflict.

Textile talent come to Cotswold Museum next month

A collection of colourful and interesting images will come to the Corinium Museum next month when the Park Street venue hosts the Decadence textile exhibition.

Paddington Bear celebrates his 50th birthday at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Saturday 27th September and Sunday 28th September 2008 - Toddington Railway Station
Paddington Bear, one of the most iconic characters from children’s literature, celebrates his fiftieth birthday this year.  This is something he won’t be keeping under his hat! So, to mark the occasion, he will be returning to his railway roots with a visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway at Toddington in the Cotswolds.

Aegean Summer - Paintings by Lucy Dickens at Fosse Gallery Fine Art

Sunday 21st September - Saturday 11th October 2008 Fosse Gallery Fine Art, Stow-on-the-Wold
This is the fourth Exhibition of paintings by Lucy Dickens at the Fosse Gallery. Lucy is the great, great granddaughter of the author and chronicler Charles Dickens and she began her career as a full-time artist in 1990 having previously worked as a fashion stylist for Conde Naste and then as a freelance illustrator for publications including The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Vogue, Harpers and Queen and Tatler. 

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