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The Royal Show 2007

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1st – 4th July Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire

Farming, Food and Rural Life – showcasing the very best of British Agriculture

The Royal Show is the only event that showcases the rural way of life in its entirety

Opening times Sunday to Tuesday 9am to 7pm, Wednesday 9am to 6pm

www.royalshow.org.uk

Medieval,Morris and Cider Festival

Events, Food and Produce by Tony No Comments »

2nd June – 3rd June The Almonry Museum Evesham

Featuring Medieval Medicine and Surgery, Merrie England Re-Enactment Group, Ministrel Music and Court Dancing,

On Saturday evening the “Exile Buskers” an Irish/English Folk music band will be playing in the Market Place with a pig Roast.

Strong Cheddar Cheese, Crusty Bread and Shallots will be served in the Cider Bar on both days and there will also be free entry to the Almonry Museum on both afternoons

Bourton on the Water – Is it a theme park

Places by Tony No Comments »

Bourton on the Water
The Lonely Planet has called Bourton – “crass, commercialised and overwhelmed by coach tours” and said “that it was an exceptionally beautiful place that had turned theme park with a series of attractions…..”

The Parish Council have hit back in defence of this popular village but what do you think?

Our visitors seem to like it.

Send us your comments.

Longborough Festival Opera 2007 season

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23rd June – 28th July 2007 season

Longborough is situated near Moreton in the Marsh Gloucestershire. Martin and Lizzie Graham have built an opera house seating 480 in the grounds of their house ,which has beautiful views looking across the Evenlode valley.

The grounds are also perfect for picnicking in during the 90 minute interval in each performance (with the exception of Das Rheingold which has no interval)

The 2007 season opens with Das Rheingold conducted by Anthony Negus on Saturday 23rd June, starting at 19.30.

This is followed by a new LFO production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin starting on Friday 6th July at 18.30 and the Festival finishes with a revival of Cosi fan tutte on Friday 20th July, again starting at 18.30.

www.longboroughopera.com

The Cotswolds Festival of Steam

Events by Tony 1 Comment »

Green Arrow31st May – 3rd June Gloucestershire,Warwickshire Railway(GWR)

The GWR is all ready for their big event of the year – the Cotswold Festival of Steam- which is based at their Toddington, Winchcombe and Cheltenham Racecourse stations.

The biggest “name” will be Gresley LNER V2 class 2-6-2 No 4771 Green Arrow which is coming from the National Railway Museum in York. It will be it’s first ever visit to the GWR and it will be a great sight, resplendant in it’s striking pre-war apple green livery.

Other engines which will be running are Somerset and Dorset 7F 2-8-0 No 88, SR West Country 4-6-2 No 34007 Wadebridge, GWR small Prairie 2-6-2T No 5542 (working the “Coffee Pot” push pull auto coach), GWR Modified Hall 4-6-0 No 7903 Foremarke Hall, GWR 0-6-0ST No 813 and 9F 2-10-0 No 92203 Black Prince.
GWR DVD

There will be a full working of freight, local passenger and through passenger trains and the chance to see behind the scenes at the GWR Winchcombe carriage works.

www.gwsr.com

Come and stay at Little Gidding, which is only half an hour away from the Festival, and be a steam buff in comfort in the Cotswolds

Update: 30th June.

A Blog by Chris Leigh has some great video clips of the Cotswold Festival of Steam.

Ebrington Gardening Club goes to Hampton Court

Events by Tony 2 Comments »

3rd July – 8th July Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2007

Hidcote Gardens – eat your heart out – Ebrington and District Gardening Club are going to the Hampton Court Flower Show in July.

Ebrington are going for gold in the RHS Window Box and Hanging Basket Competition. This is a first for Ebrington and Barry and Sally Sabin – Sabin’s Nurseries Ebrington 01386 593510 – are both going flat out in preparing the Club’s entries and hoping that everything will come into flower on the due dates.

www.rhs.org.uk/hamptoncourt/tickets.asp

Welcome to May/Welcome to Spring

Features by Tony No Comments »

Revival of an ancient May tradition

The villagers of Ebrington have revived an ancient tradition to sing a welcome to the month of May and to spring.

The church choir turned out at 6.30 am on 1st May , with seven singers at the top of the church tower and four others on the ground.

Organiser Christine Cluley said that this choral welcome would now be an annual permanent fixture and that the choir is already planning next year’s programme.

County Air Ambulance

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County Air AmbulanceHurrah for the County Air Ambulance – again

The distinctive red helicopter of the County Air Ambulance landed in the field behind Little Gidding this afternoon(Wednesday).

It was called to assist with a person who was taken ill at The Ebrington Arms.

This excellent ambulance service, which has been called to Ebrington on a number of occasions, receives no government funding and relies totally upon voluntary funds.

It provides a rapid response to the most life threatening medical emergencies and remote destinations and deserves all the support that we can give it.

www.countyairambulance.org

It deserves all the support it can get in providing such a vital service.

Chipping Campden Gardens open

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Events, Noticeboard by Adam 1 Comment »

16th and 17th of June Gardens open in Chipping Campden

More than 20 gardens will be open this year. Tickets are available from outside the town hall from 12pm each day. All proceeds will go to Action Medical Research.

Mickleton allotment co-operative

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Noticeboard by Adam No Comments »

(From the Chipping Campden Bulletin. included with kind permission of Jeremy Green)

April has brought the commencement of the fourth season, which, after a very wet period in early March, has seen the allotments dry out to the extreme on the surface. Twelve plots are in use by the co-operative, leaded by a growing number of participants, each receiving fresh vegetables and flowers for their efforts – payment in kind on a sharing basis. A portion of the produce is given to various inhabitants of Mickleton, just for the pleasure of giving. Other produce is sold through the local shops to raise money for randomly chosen ‘good causes’ in the locality.

For some people, the thought of coping with an allotment can be daunting. However, the opportunity to partcipate in this scheme means that everyone can enjoy the experience of working together, building a community spirit in the process. Come and enjoy the view of Meon Hill, hear the ‘mew’ of the buzzards and watch them as they ride the thermals overhead. Listen for the cuckoo; catch a glimpse of the golden plover, or an occasional barn owl – it’s all here around Mickleton Allotments!

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