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Chipping Campden Community Trust awards a grant to the community radio

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Noticeboard by Adam No Comments »

North Cotswold Community Radio (NCCR) are pleased to announce that the Chipping Campden Community Trust has awarded NCCR a grant of £1,000 which will be put towards the purchase of much needed equipment for the studios at The Old Police Station in Chipping Campden. The award comes just a month after the devastating floods that caused extensive damage to the NCCR studios.

Robb Eden, chairman for NCCR says, “It is perhaps timely that the Chipping Campden Community Trust have granted us this award. It gives a much needed boost to our dedicated group of volunteers who have kept the project going despite numerous setbacks. To show our gratitude we would like to invite anyone from Chipping Campden or the surrounding area to become part of a management committee which will oversee the running of the facility in Chipping Campden.”

North Cotswold Community Radio

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

The Complete Singer touring production of The Coronation of Poppea

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Events, Noticeboard by Adam No Comments »

Love that moves the sun and other stars…

The Complete Singer touring production of The Coronation of Poppea, by Claudio Monteverdi at 8.00pm on the 22nd September 2007, St. James’ Church, Chipping Campden.

The Complete Singer is an exciting young company, largely comprised of musicians from the London music colleges and the Birmingham Conservatoire, with additional members who hope to pursue post-graduate singing. This newly formed ensemble aims to marry deep theatrical and musical expression. Under the expert tutelage of the singer and director Jenny Miller and the conductor Lesley Anne Sammons, the company will tackle Monteverdi’s last operatic work, written in 1642 and universally acknowledged as a landmark in the genesis of opera.

The dramatic construction of the piece is intricate and compelling, exploring allegorical and historical narrative. Like many Renaissance artists, Monteverdi and his librettist Busenello drew on the classical world for their creation. Their political dramatization of Nero’s court is framed by an allegorical presentation of Virtue, Fortune and Love who each claim to be the supreme force governing human existence. Love’s bold declaration “Today, when I have beaten both of you in a single combat, you will admit that I can change the world”, invites us to contemplate what really compels human action.

Monteverdi’s instinctive understanding for the subtleties of all his characters is remarkable. The Coronation of Poppea is a drama for all time because it boldly confronts complex human truths which are of universal significance. Come and enjoy our original rendition of this masterpiece!

Tickets at Campden Fruit & Veg from 1st September. To reserve places please write to: Alternatively, buy your ticket on the night. £10/£5 (concessions).

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

Public invited to attend Millennium Cathedral Service

Events, Features by Adam No Comments »

‘A Service Celebrating 1,000 Years of the Shire of Gloucester’

(c) Gloucestershire 1000 and its associate partnersMembers of the public are invited to a special service being held at Gloucester Cathedral to mark 1000th birthday of the county.

The service takes place at 3pm on October 14th 2007 with readings from key people living and working in the county. The readings are being divided into a celebration of Gloucestershire’s working life, cultural life, spiritual life and natural life, with hymns and anthems that have a Gloucestershire link. Each one will be giving recognition to a few of Gloucestershire’s sons and daughters who have contributed to the county’s past.

‘We only have time for a few readings, so we had the difficult task of making a selection of people from Gloucestershire’s history,’ explains Laura Fleming, Project Co-ordinator for Gloucestershire 1000. ‘But we hope the short readings will offer a chance for the congregation to discover more about some of the people who contributed to our local history’.

Where possible, organisers have tried to find pieces written by each person rather than a biography about their life. ‘We thought that it might be more interesting if we heard each person’s own words about their county or the work they did here. Gloucestershire Archives has been incredibly helpful in providing us with information and documents.’

There are a limited number of tickets available for members of the public wishing to attend the special service. Anyone or any faith who is interested in celebrating the county’s millennium as part of the significant service should write to the address below as soon as possible.

Gloucester CathedralInvitations will also be sent to a wide selection of representatives from different faiths, community groups and volunteer organisations, local councils and the military.

The Cathedral Service follows a military parade at RAF Innsworth earlier in the day by The First Review of the Gloucestershire Army Cadet Force under their new RIFLES badge.

Both events will be accompanied by the Corps of Drums of the ACF under the direction of Drum Major, Andrew Casey.

A Gloucestershire 1000 Prayer has also been written by the Bishop of Gloucester. It is hoped that this will be read in every church or religious building in the county on the day of the service.

Related articles about the Gloucestershire 1,000 celebrations from this site:

Fold 1,000 cranes for good luck
Big Boddington Bonanza 1000
Gloucestershire 1,000 celebrations – The past is present
Gloucestershire’s Birthday – Last chance to share your view
The County of Gloucestershire is 1000 years old

Fold 1,000 cranes for good luck

Features by Adam No Comments »

Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery is inviting all visitors to create a simple origami crane with the challenge of creating 1000 cranes to bring good luck for Gloucestershire’s future.

In Japan, the crane is a symbol of long life, prosperity and good health. Join in and fold a crane for each year of Gloucestershire to wish another 1000 years of long life, prosperity and good health for the county. Simple origami folded cranes will be made and displayed in the museum and art gallery.
(Free entry).

Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery,
Brunswick Road,

Ebrington Hill Farm – Genuine Dispersal Sale by Auction

Events, Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

Friday 21st September at

Ebrington gardening club

Chipping Campden Bulletin, Noticeboard by Adam No Comments »

The summer show at Ebrington was held a week earlier than usual on llth August. However we had plenty of entries in most of the classes — flowers, vegetables, cookery and children’s classes were particularly well supported. In all, there were more than 430 entries throughout the show.

A special feature of the afternoon was the presentation of the Peter Righton Cup for the best dahlia in the show. Following his death last year, it was felt that it would be a fitting tribute to Peter to establish a new award, recognising his love of dahlias. His widow, Barbara, presented the award, and it was won for the first time by their son Kevin.

The chairman, John Massey, thanked the Drinkwater family for allowing the use of their barn for the show. The club really appreciated it. Jo Spark presented Dorothy Drinkwater with a bouquet of flowers. John drew attention to the bronze medal on display which had been won by the club at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show. Many thanks to Barry and Sally Sabin who had prepared and set up the winning hanging basket and window box for the competition on our behalf.

As always, the success of the show was down to the hard work of all those committee members, judges, friends and volunteers who had given their time to prepare the barn and set everything up to run smoothly on the day. He thanked every one who had entered the show and who had helped to make the day a success. Everything had gone very well – even the weather was beautiful, bringing out the crowds to enjoy the sunshine.

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

Related articles:
Ebrington wins Bronze Medal
Ebrington Gardening Club goes to Hampton Court
A Memorable Year for Ebrington Gardening Club

Goffs Brewery at Winchcombe wins more awards

Features by Tony 1 Comment »

Gloucestershire’s Best Bitter and Champion Premium Bitter for the Western Region
Goffs Brewery Best Bitter and Champion Premium Bitter
“Jouster” was voted Gloucestershire’s Best Bitter at the Cotswold Beer Festival held at Postlip Hall and “White Knight” was voted the champion Premium Bitter for the Western Region by The Society of Independendent Brewers (SIBA)

“White Knight” was also overall champion at the second annual Cheltenham Beer Festival.

These awards gave the Brewery something to cheer about as they were twice inundated in the recent floods losing all of their beer and most of their office equipment.

Goffs Brewery was founded in Winchcombe in 1994 by Marcus and Alison Goff. It has since grown into one of the longest-established and most successful independent brewers in the West of England.

All Goffs’ ales are produced using only natural ingredients, malted barley and wheat, made to traditional family recipes developed by Marcus’s father and master brewer Brian Goff.

They produce Ales of the Round Table series – twelve different style bitters made on a rotational basis- and “Sleepless Knight” was brewed at the birth of each of Marcus and Alison’s two daughters and received national acclaim.

“White Knight” was the first beer to be available bottled and it gained a silver award in the Taste of the West competition and is shortly to be stocked by Tesco.

Goffs Brewery Ltd
9 Isbourne Way,
GL54 5NS

01242 603383

The Society of Independent Brewers was founded in 1980 under the title The Small Independent Brewers Association (SIBA) to represent the interests of the growing numbers of independent brewing companies in the UK. It changed it’s name in 1995 to reflect better the changing aspirations of its members but maintained its original acronym.

SIBA members seek to preserve the traditional styles of beer and ale indigenous and unique to the British Isles and their traditional methods of manufacture.

The SIBA Annual Brewing Conference and AGM 2008 will be held on 6th & 7th March 2008 at the Royal York Hotel York.

Ebrington Harvest Supper

Events, Features, Food and Produce by Tony No Comments »

Saturday 29th September 19.00 Ebrington Village Hall

Harvest Suppers are held throughout the countryside to celebrate the safe

Big Boddington Bonanza 1000

Events, Places by Adam No Comments »

Celebrating 1,000 years of Gloucestershire.
In Aid of Gloucestershire Community Foundation and St. John Ambulance.

(c) Gloucestershire 1000 and its associate partners
Sunday September 16th from 2pm

Come along to Boddington Manor to celebrate Gloucestershire’s 1000th birthday with a whole range of activities for all the family to enjoy. Tailgate tables, a millennium dog parade, plants sale and music from Live Music Now!

A variety of local foods and drinks will be on sale with ‘Relish’ picnics, Ken Sheather Wines, homemade cakes and Spot Logins Organic Ice Cream. Enjoy your picnic in the park.
Boddington Manor
With stocks and flour bags, face painting and many more entertainments, this promises to be an exciting day out and a real taste of the Gloucestershire millennium! There will be a one-off opportunity to take a tour of Boddington Manor, and performances by the Gloucestershire 1000 Poet Laureate.

Entry is £5 per person, under 12s free.
Boddington Manor, near Cheltenham.

Ebrington Angler just misses out on the British record for perch

Features, Places by Tony 2 Comments »

Kevin Righton catches a perch weighing 5lb 2oz

Kevin Righton with his perch
Kevin, from Ebrington Gloucestershire, caught the perch in a local private lake. The current British record for perch is 5lb 15oz so the fish was only 13oz short of the record.

The lake itself is spring fed water and was stocked some four years ago with various species including carp, small roach and rudd and three female perch around the 1lb mark which have now grown to a near record size.

He caught the fish by ledgering with a big lobworm in one of the lake’s lily beds.

He catch won him Shimano Catch of the Month and a Shimano Mission Badge in the September 2007 issue of “Improve your Coarse Fishing”who commented “…This magnificent specimen – one of the biggest Mission entries we have ever received – …

Shimano Plc have more than 80 years’ experience in one of the world’s most demanding sporting and leisure markets – bicycles, where gearing and engineering to the most exact tolerances is essential. They have been involved in fishing tackle since the early 1970s.

“It’s up to you to tempt the fish to your bait, safe in the knowledge that your Shimano precision engineered kit will perform to the required standards over and over again”

Kevin is no stranger to large fish having had his picture in the Crafty Carper Magazine in January 2007 for catching a 25lb carp and winning another badge.

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