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Cotswolds Artist's Christmas Art Exhibition at Lower Oddington

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November 2009 - 10am till 4.30pm
Lower Oddington Village Hall, Lower Oddington, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, GL56 0UR

A Group Exhibition which includes a wide range of unique works of art, including jewellery, mixed media paintings, stained glass and ceramics.
Those exhibiting are:-

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.

Free Cotswold parking gesture gives stores a festive boost

Shoppers are being given free use of all Cotswold District Council-owned car parks on every Saturday in December in a festive gesture aimed at boosting the local economy.

Santa steams in to Toddington on the GWR

Saturday 6th December - Wednesday 24th December 2008 at Toddington Railway Station.
Santa paid an unexpected visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway this week to check on bookings for his “Santa Specials 2008” trains starting on Saturday 6th December. To his delight he found that some trains are already sold out and bookings are well up on previous years.

Some Winter Cheer from Simon Chorley Art and Antiques at Prinknash

Thursday 20th November 2008 - 10.30 am. The next auction at Simon Chorley Art and Antiques should bring some winter cheer to Prinknash with a varied selection of fine paintings, porcelain and works of art.

The Autumn Antiques and Fine Art Fair at Cheltenham

Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th November 2008 - The Autumn Antiques & Fine Art Fair in association with LAPADA. The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH.
The Autumn Antiques & Fine Art Fair is Cheltenham’s most prestigious and elegant fine art and antiques fair and is now in its 5th year at The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Get your festive goodies at Moreton Area Centre

Staff at the Moreton Area Centre will be helping to boost charity coffers this autumn when they set up their charity Christmas card stall later this month.

Support the brussels sprout - and not just at Christmas

Brussels SproutSprouts are nice to eat! Sprouts are good for you! Who says?

William Haines, whose family have been farming sprouts for three generations in Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds is persuading children that sprouts are nice to eat.

Sprouts are like Marmite - you either love them or hate them - there is no in between.

New wardens urge Cotswolds to tree-cycle

Caroline Ballinger and Claire Blizzard are dreaming of a clean, green Christmas.

Cotswold District Council’s two new Environmental Wardens are urging householders to recycle as much of their waste as possible over the festive period – including their real Christmas trees.

The Council has joined forces with Dobbies Garden Centre at Siddington, near Cirencester, and Fosseway Garden Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh, to set up collection points for trees which will then be shredded and turned into compost.

Householders can also chop their trees into sections and put them in their green garden was

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