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All aboard for the GWR’S Autumn Diesel Gala in the Cotswolds

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Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October 2008 - Toddington Railway Station, Gloucestershire
Visit the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR) on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October and it’s the diesel locomotive that will be the star of the show.  What’s more, visitors to the Autumn Diesel Gala at Toddington can try their hand at driving one of these fantastic machines! Read the rest of this entry »

The next Art and Antiques Sale from Simon Chorley

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Thursday 23rd October  10.30 am. Simon Chorley Art & Antiques, Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire GL4 8EX
The next general art and antiques sale at Simon Chorley promises to offer something for every pocket and every interest with the usual collections of privately sourced material containing a few surprises.

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A Cabinet Decision – Sold for £65,000

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Simon Chorley Art & Antiques kicked off their Autumn season with a fantastic price achieved at last week’s blockbuster  auction (Thursday 18 September 2008) when a local Gloucestershire family sold a  Louis XIV ebony, ivory and tortoiseshell cabinet, c 1650, for an astonishing £65,000 against an estimate of £20,000-£25,000. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswolds MP Supports Gloucestershire’s Fair Trade Towns

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All the celebrities, including the Bishop of Tewkesbury Rt Revd John Went, attended Christian Aid’s fundraising lunch to celebrate Wotton-under-Edge’s new status as a fair trade town. Christian Aid hosted a well attended and happy lunch to raise money for, and to celebrate the fact that Wotton-under-Edge is now one of the eight (shortly to become nine with Bourton-on-the-Water) designated fair trade towns in Gloucestershire. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswolds MP Gives Speech on United Nations to Farmors School in Fairford

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Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown held a joint forum with Professor Malcolm Evans OBE, Professor of Public International Law and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol, to talk about the future works of the United Nations, including prevention and conflict. Read the rest of this entry »

Paddington Bear celebrates his 50th birthday at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

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Saturday 27th September and Sunday 28th September 2008 – Toddington Railway Station
Paddington Bear, one of the most iconic characters from children’s literature, celebrates his fiftieth birthday this year.  This is something he won’t be keeping under his hat! So, to mark the occasion, he will be returning to his railway roots with a visit to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway at Toddington in the Cotswolds. Read the rest of this entry »

Aegean Summer – Paintings by Lucy Dickens at Fosse Gallery Fine Art

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Sunday 21st September – Saturday 11th October 2008 Fosse Gallery Fine Art, Stow-on-the-Wold
This is the fourth Exhibition of paintings by Lucy Dickens at the Fosse Gallery. Lucy is the great, great granddaughter of the author and chronicler Charles Dickens and she began her career as a full-time artist in 1990 having previously worked as a fashion stylist for Conde Naste and then as a freelance illustrator for publications including The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Vogue, Harpers and Queen and Tatler.  Read the rest of this entry »

Simon Chorley’s next auction includes selected items from Prinknash Abbey

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Thursday 18th September 10.30 am – Simon Chorley Art & Antiques, Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire GL4 8EX.
After a busy summer Simon Chorley Art & Antiques are kick-starting the autumn sales with another blockbuster auction on 18th September. Buyers will be able to purchase a slice of history as selected items from Prinknash Abbey go under the hammer.
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IN and OUT Contemporary British Glass Two-venue exhibition

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Saturday 27th September – Saturday 1st November 2008
IN takes place at New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1JH
OUT takes place in the grounds and riverside gardens of Quenington Old Rectory, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5BN
IN and OUT is an unrivalled collection of contemporary glass sculpture featuring an eclectic mix of new and established glass artists who make work for the interior and the garden.

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Influences & Inspiration – an exhibition of Arts & Crafts from the 1860s to the present day

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Wednesday 10th September – Wednesday 24thSeptember 2008  -10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire, GL4 8EX

Simon Chorley Art and Antiques, in conjunction with John Beer of OsbornandMercer.com are pleased to present their 2008 Arts and Crafts exhibition, ‘Influences and Inspiration’. This is a combined loan and selling exhibition which will provide a rare opportunity to purchase furniture and decorative objects from the period together with pieces produced today using the same methods and ideals. Read the rest of this entry »

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