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Viewfinder Film Festival 2009 in Gloucestershire

The fifth Viewfinder Film Festival will be taking place in March 2009 celebrating great cinema, with screenings and events taking place throughout Gloucestershire. The Festival is inviting submission of films made by a student, amateur or professional filmmaker who currently lives in Gloucestershire and the film must be either produced or shot within Gloucestershire. 

Te Mata Estate Winery- New Zealand Wine Tasting at Edward Sheldon

Friday January 16th 2009. Edward Sheldon Ltd, 6 New Street, Shipston-on-Stour.
Edward Sheldon are very excited to have Nicholas Buck visiting them from the great Te Mata Estate in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Nicholas will be there for one evening only, to share some of the history of what can only be described as one of the iconic wineries of the new world.

 

Ebrington Village Hall needs a Treasurer

Ebrington Village Hall Trustees are in urgent need of a new Treasurer. Is there anybody out there who could offer their services. Although an important position, it is not onerous for anyone who has had some book keeping or similar experience.

John Vosper Collection is a sell-out - Results of the Simon Chorley Sale

When John Vosper attended sales in the last half of the 20th Century he did so in a market which had a glut of other buyers, sales were a social occasion.  Reserves were unheard of and lots always sold to keen collectors and buyers. His sale held at Prinknash on 11th December 2008 harked back to those days.

Marathon Number 461 comes and goes but watch this space for the world record challenge

Cotswolds based Steve Edwards finally completed Marathon number 461,The Hastings 100th Anniversary Marathon 1908 - 2008, on Sunday 14th December 2008, after the disappointment of the cancellation of the Luton Marathon the previous weekend. 

Cotswold MP exerts Calming Influence in Chipping Campden

On Friday 12th December 2008,  Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP attended a successful meeting with Bob Skillern from the Gloucester Highways, Chris Leese, Vice President of Cemex as well as Vanessa Rigg and Sally O’Dell two local residents. Discussions were held over the highways study into speeding on the Aston Road in Chipping Campden which has caused great concern amongst local residents.

Cotswold MP Welcomes New Headmaster to Tetbury School

On Friday 12th December, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, MP for the Cotswolds, went to visit Sir William Romney's School in Tetbury, Gloucestershire to meet their new headmaster, Steve Mackay.

Cotswold MP wishes Cirencester Postmen and Women a Merry Christmas

After an early 12th December 2008 Friday morning start, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP paid his annual visit to the to the Royal Mail deliverers at Cirencester sorting office to wish our postmen and women a Happy Christmas. 

Wassail at The Fleece Inn, Bretforton near Evesham

Saturday 17th January 2009 20.00 The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, Worcestershire WR11 7JE
To bless the antique trees in our orchard for fertility and growth for the coming year's crop. Singing, Drinking and Blackjack Morris Dancing. Mulled Wine and Mulled Prior's Tipple Cider plus a supper of warming winter stew with crusty bread.

Quality Items were in the frame at The Autumn Antiques and Fine Art Fair at Cheltenham

Was Cheltenham a barometer of the antiques trade today?  Well clocks were certainly in demand and although a mixed result overall, there were a number of really good sales, at The Autumn Antiques and Fine Art Fair held in association with LAPADA at The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire  on 27th-30th November 2008, including a £35,000 Lowry drawing from Neptune Fine Art to a new client from Derby.

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