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

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

The Vosper Collection – from Simon Chorley Art and Antiques

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Thursday 11th December 2008 10.30 am – Simon Chorley Art and Antiques, Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire GL4 8EX. The eagerly anticipated sale of the collection of the late John Vosper, one of the greatest characters of Gloucestershire’s antiques world, will contain antiques, collectables and curios to appeal to every taste. Read the rest of this entry »

“Surrealism Returns” at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

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Saturday 27th September – Sunday 23rd November 2008  – Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Significant Surrealist works of art return to Gloucestershire at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum to celebrate a momentous chapter in the history of Surrealism. Drawn from collections all over Britain, visitors can enjoy seeing pictures and sculptures by key artists of the movement including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Roland Penrose, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Man Ray, Edward Burra and Yves Tanguy.

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Government maintains blindspot on the dangers of the missing link in the Cotswolds

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Following the recent publication of a report from the Highways Agency to find the optimal solution for the “Missing Link” on the A417 road from Swindon to Gloucester, Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown called an Adjournment Debate last Monday 21st April 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

The Cotswold Male Voice Choir are singing at Mickleton

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Saturday 5th April 19.30 King George’s Hall, Mickleton, Gloucestershire
The Cotswold Male Voice Choir are singing a broad repertoire of eighteen songs including Unchained Melody, Love is All Around, Some Enchanted Evening, You’ll Never Walk Alone, When I Fall in Love and When The Saints Go Marchin’ In.
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Cotswolds MP overwhelmed by response to Post Office Meetings

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Seven public meetings organised by Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown took place this weekend in Rendcomb, Stratton, Weston-sub-Edge, Blockley, Guiting Power, Aldsworth and Meysey Hampton to discuss the closure of these Post Offices and those in the surrounding areas.

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Medieval monarch talks to take place in Stow

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King Edward II, Source: WikipediaThe life and legend of controversial English monarch King Edward II will be the subject of a series of afternoon lectures in Stow in the Wold next month.

Local historian Tim Porter will visit Stow Library, in St Edwards Hall, The Square, for a trio of talks in February, under the banner of ‘The Life and Times of ’. The three talks will provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of the strangest, most contrary and controversial ruler that England has ever produced

Edward II was the first English prince to hold the title ‘Prince of Wales’ after being born at Caernarfon Castle in 1284, and after succeeding his father Edward I in 1308, he pursued a military campaign against the Scots. He was ultimately defeated at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 and later died at Gloucestershire’s Berkeley Castle in 1327. His tomb can be found at Gloucester Cathedral.

The first lecture, ‘Young Edward and his Father’ takes place on Monday February 4th, while the second talk, ‘The King’s Friends and Foes’, is held on Monday February 11th. The final lecture in the series is called ‘Tyranny and Downfall’ and is hosted on Monday February 18th. All three lectures run from 2pm-4pm.

Tickets cost £6.50 per talk, with a 10% discount for annual season ticket holders and Friends of the Corinium Museum. Booking is essential.

For more details or to book, please contact Stow-on-the-Wold Library, St Edwards Hall, Stow-on-the-Wold, on 01451 830352.

Source: Cotswold District Council

Image of King Edward II from Wikimedia Commons freely licensed media file repository.

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2007

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Tall shipsFriday 26th October – Monday 29th October Gloucester Docks

The first Gloucester Tall Ships Festival will have four tall ships sailing up The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, following the historic trading route to Gloucester,

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