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Painting in Watercolour with David Birch at the Cotswold House Hotel,Chipping Campden

Painting in Watercolour Workshop with David Birch at the Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden on Tuesday 19th June 2012.

Val Bourne at the Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden

A Charity Lunch with Garden Writer Val Bourne on Friday 15 June 2012 in aid of Action Medical Research, at the Cotswold House Hotel.
To celebrate 30 years of local fund-raising for this excellent charity, come and enjoy a glass of wine in the garden (weather permitting) followed by a two-course summer lunch, then enjoy a talk from Val Bourne.

Olympics pop up in craft show; You can't get away from the Olympics

Everybody is talking about the Olympics. Have you got tickets? Is the torch coming to your town? And the people of Chipping Campden have a special reason to be interested: Campden was where the Olympic Games started, with Robert Dover's Olimpick Games, first held on Dover's Hill above the town, four hundred years ago. The London bid for the Olympics included a reference to this centenary.

New displays open at Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden

Visitors will be delighted by the new displays at Court Barn which will be inaugurated on Friday 25 May. On display will be pieces by the radical late nineteenth/early 20th century Arts & Crafts designer C.R. Ashbee including a magnificent silver presentation piece, a classic designed muffin dish and some beautiful pieces of jewellery which have never been on public display before.

An Endeavour in Printing at the Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden

An Endeavour in Printing: highlights from the Essex House Press Collection
Court Barn Museum's first major exhibition this year.

Court Barn Museum Chipping Campden has acquired the "Barrie Candelabra"

Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden, has acquired an iconic brass candelabra created by Robert Welch (1929 - 2000), one of the foremost British designers and silversmiths of the late twentieth century.

Court Barn Museum Chipping Campden suffers a burglary

 

Items of silverware and jewellery of "national importance" have been stolen from Court Barn Museum in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.

Among the items taken were objects created by designer and architect CR Ashbee, one of the pioneers of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Police said the burglary happened between 23:30 GMT and 23:40 GMT on Monday.

The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay is coming to Chipping Campden

Sunday 1st July 2012 is the date to put in your diary and get ready to grab the best viewing spot.

On that day the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will pass through Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. 

New Alec Miller sculpture on public display at Court Barn Museum Chipping Campden

On public display for the first time is a sculpture of a Naiad by the Glaswegian artist Alec Miller.

20th Anniversary of the Guild of Handicraft Trust in Chipping Campden

It has been 20 years since a group of enthusiasts established the Guild of Handicraft Trust. At that time the only thing they all had in common was a passion and interest in the work of Charles Robert Ashbee and his Guildsmen.

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