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Recycling boost for north Cotswold residents

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Keen recyclers in the north Cotswolds have received a welcome boost from Council officials. Gloucestershire residents have been given official confirmation that they can use the Household Recycling Centre at Shipston-on-Stour, which is just across the county border in Warwickshire. Read the rest of this entry »

Wine and Dine Evening with Tasmanian Wines at Edward Sheldon

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Friday 18th April 19.15 for 19.30 – Edward Sheldon Ltd at Shipston-on-Stour are holding another of their very successful Wine and Dine Evenings. This time they are featuring wines from Tamar Ridge, Tasmania. Read the rest of this entry »

The Hidden Secrets of Shipston – Edward Sheldon Wine Cellar Tours

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Saturday 15th March @ 14.00 Edward Sheldon Ltd, 6 New Street, Shipston-on-Stour

Following on from their very successful Open Day last year Edward Sheldon Ltd are launching their first official wine cellar tour at their premises in Shipston-on-Stour. Edward Sheldon are old established Wine Merchants and have been trading in the historic market town of Shipston since 1842. Read the rest of this entry »

Moreton-in-Marsh is one of Britain’s top 10 country towns

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Weekend Telegraph Property Section – Caroline McGhie seeks out the best small market towns in Britain. Moreton-in-Marsh is in the top ten

Moreton-in-Marsh has made it into the top ten beating near neighbours like Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton and Shipston-on-Stour.

“Small market towns are becoming increasing desirable, as much for their natural beauty as their shops and schools” Britain’s finest country towns sparkle like precious stones in the property market; beacons of prosperity, enterprise and asperation. They are the setting for some of our most unusual shops, our greatest novels, our agricultural highs and lows. They are the heartbeat of the countryside.”

“Moreton-in-Marsh is a Cotswold beauty with a glorious main street of golden stone houses with back lanes running off. Strategically placed between Stratford-upon-Avon, Evesham, Bath and Oxford, it once thrived as a coaching stop, but now attracts commuters who use the local station for the 90 minute journey into London.”

“It is Heythrop Hunt country and the town has its very own horse and agricultural show in September. In the summer it fills with opera buffs flocking to the Longborough Festival, the Cotswolds’  answer to Glyndebourne. It is accessible to everywhere, a crossing point that is set in beautiful countryside and the Tuesday market, where you can buy everything from slippers to saucissons, is protected by a Royal Charter granted by King Charles I.”

Other local towns in the list of top 50 towns to delight were:
Cheltenham
Cirencester
Stow-on-the-Wold
Stratford-upon-Avon

Come and stay at Little Gidding and spend some time in these five top 50 local towns. All five towns are within a 1/2 hour drive through the lovely local countryside.

Also visit other local country towns like Chipping Norton, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwick, Tewkesbury and Winchcombe which didn’t make it to the top fifty but which have lots of character and charm and many supporters. Let us have your views and comments.       

Source: Daily Telegraph Weekend Property Section 

Wine and Dine Evening with Edward Sheldon Limited in Shipston on Stour

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Edward Sheldon wine merchantsFriday 15th February 2008 at 7.30pm

Edward Sheldon Limited are independent Wine Merchants who have been trading in Shipston-on-Stour since 1842. They have a range of over 700 wines and, although they specialize in French wines, their list incorporates a wide and diverse range from around the world.

On Friday 15th February at 7.30pm they are holding a Wine and Dine evening with Wine Maker Philippe Germain.

The Germain family own five estates in Bordeaux and three in the Loire Valley and Philippe will be taking guests through wines from prime sites in these regions.

The ticket price is £30.00 per person to include a 4/5 course meal and wines.

Put the date in your diary and go along and learn about the wines, drink the wines, have a good meal and support your local Wine Merchant all at the same time.

Edward Sheldon Limited
6 New Street
Shipston-on-Stour
Warwickshire
CV36 4FA

Telephone 01608 661409
Email: finewine@edward-sheldon.co.uk
Web: www.edward-sheldon.co.uk

Christmas Exhibition at Where I fell In Love Gallery

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Sunday 25th November – Sunday 27th January 2008 Shipston-on-Stour Warwickshire

A Christmas Exhibition at the well known and well loved Where I Fell In Love Gallery at Shipston -on-Stour.

Painting by Lynette Pierce, Judy Symons and Sarah Mayne.
Ceramics by Sonia Lewis, Lucinda Brown, Ian Rylatt and Anthony Eccles.
Sculpture by Janine Hadley, Julia Gatrill and Joao.
Glass by Jonas Bragi Jonasson.
Wood by Roy Dutton and Mark Hancock.
Jewellery by Andrea Thorpe and Wendy Jones.

A wonderful array of artists and exhibits. Something for everyone and a super place to view and have a cup of coffee in a very relaxed atmosphere. Search out that special Christmas special.

Where I Fell In Love Gallery
The Shambles
Market Place
Shipston-on-Stour
Warwickshire
CV36 4AG
Telephone 01608 663809
www.whereifellinlovegallery.com
The Gallery is open Sunday to Thursday 10.00 – 17.30 and until 21.00 on Fridays and Saturdays.

Edward Sheldon Annual Wine Fair 2007 – Shipston-on-Stour

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Friday 9th November 2007 19.00 – 21.15 New Street, Shipston-on-Stour, Warks.

Edward Sheldon Limited are Independent Wine Merchants who have been trading in Shipston-on-Stour since 1842.
On 9th November they are again holding their annual Wine fair on their premises when you will have the opportunity to taste over 50 wines in the relaxed atmosphere of their shop and cellars.

As well as Edward Sheldon showing their full house selection the following suppliers will be in attendance:-
Burridges of Arlington St. – with a range of Spanish Wines
www.burridgewine.com
Boutinot UK Ltd – presenting South african and Italian Wines
www.boutinot.com
France Domaines Ltd – showing French wines from the Loire and Rhone Valley
www.francedomaines.co.uk
Louis Latour Ltd – Burgundian wines and wines from South Africa and Australia
www.louislatour.com
Vignobles Germain-Saincrit – French wines from the Bordeaux and Loire regions
www.en.germain-saincrit.com
Paragon Vintners Ltd – showing New World wines plus some Cognac
www.paragonvintners.co.uk

Edward Sheldon Limited
New Street
Shipston-on-Stour
Warwickshire
CV36 4EN
Telephone 01608 661409
E Mail finewine@edward-sheldon.co.uk
www.edward-sheldon.co.uk

Tickets cost £10.00 per person and are redeemable on the evening against orders for six bottles or more

Whichford Pottery Annual Sale plus a visit from Chris Beardshaw

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Friday 23rd November to Sunday 9th December – Whichford Pottery, near Shipston on Stour

Whichford Pottery are very well known in gardening circles and have been making classic hand-made English Flowerpots since 1976. Coming up is their Annual Sale when there will be fabulous discounts off fabulous flowerpots and much much more – “Pot luck” bargains, beautiful orchids from a local grower- lily bulbs – home-made soup and teas on the first day and at weekends as well as the new Octagon gallery shop.

On Saturday 24th November Chris Beardshaw, the popular award-winning gardener, designer, author and presenter will be talking about his future plans and what inspires him in his talk “Behind the Scenes” at 11.00 and 14.00. Booking is essential and tickets are £10.00.

Whichford Pottery
Whichford
Shipston on Stour
Warwickshire
CV36 5PG
Telephone 01608 684416

www.whichfordpottery.com
The Pottery is open every day for the Sale period from 10.00 to 17.00

Related articles:

Whichford Pottery – the Dry Garden event
Chris Beardshaw says ‘Plant a tree for future generations’

Slum Survivor National Weekend at Chipping Campden

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Slum Survivor logoFriday 26th October – Sunday 28th October Chipping Campden town car park

Slum Survivor is a national campaign organised by the charity Soul Action. Slum Survivor is a challenge to spend a weekend in the way that a billion spend a lifetime. The idea is that for a short time you choose to make the world’s poor your reality, raising money for change and being changed in the process.

The Chipping Campden weekend is being organised by jointly by St. James’ Church Youth Project, Shipston on Stour Churches Youth Project and Chipping Campden Baptist Church.

Youngsters will live in a self-created slum for the weekend to raise awareness in the town of the plight of so many. They will learn about life for the world’s poor, face challenges, eat a limited diet and gain sponsorship with the monies raised going to the work of Soul Action partner projects working in poor communities throughout the world.

www.soulaction.org
www.slumsurvivor.org

Autumn Show at the Where I Fell in Love Gallery – Shipston-on-Stour

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Where I fell in love gallery exhibitionSunday 14th October – Sunday 18th November, Where I Fell in Love Gallery

Bruno Dauvin has gathered together exhibits by the following four leading British artists for his Autumn Show.

Ceramicists Emma Rodgers and David Jones, Painter Anuk Naumann and Woodturner Mike Scott “Chai”, all leaders in their respective artistic fields.

Emma Rodgers is a Wirral based artist who has been modelling ceramics since an early age.She studied at Wolverhampton University (as a student of David Jones) and since graduating has exhibited worldwide including the Victoria & Albert Museum , Royal Academy of Art, S.O.F.A. Chicago and The William Zimmer Gallery California. Her work has received local and international acclaim, The National Museums Liverpool have purchased her work for their collection and she has been short listed for the Liverpool Art Prize 2007.

Her figures are amazing. She has modelled monkeys, cats, hares, birds, cats, dogs, lizards and bulls. Emma has recently started to experiment with different materials such as bronze and she has also started to make human figurines that other pieces are added to including feathers and pieces of jewellery.

David Jones has been a Senior Lecturer in the University of Wolverhampton for the past fifteen years and is currently Leamington based. His Raku fired ceramics have been exhibited and are in public and private collections in Europe, Japan, Korea and the USA.
Raku is a form of Japanese pottery characterised by low firing temperatures, lead glazes and the removal of pieces from the kiln while still glowing hot. Raku is considered the traditional method for creating bowls for the Japanese tea ceremony.

Anuk Naumann was born in Bristol but is now based at Great Rollright in Oxfordshire. Her grandfather was an artist and he and the rest of her family have given her much inspiration for her artistic career. After experimenting with various media she chose to work with water-colour paints, acrylic and other mixed-media techniques. She has exhibited at many leading galleries throughout the UK and her work has been included in several Harper Collins art books. She will be exhibiting paintings of one of her favourite areas – Provence.

Mike Scott “Chai”is a highly respected Oxfordshire based woodturner who has been producing one of a kind wood vessels since 1985 and is known as one of the pioneers of freestyle woodturning. His approach is intuitive, exploiting the characteristics of the wood by turning, sandblasting, texturing, carving and the addition of other found objects or materials. He has exhibited widely in the UK, USA and Germany and his work is in many public and private collections.

Mike aquired the name “Chai”, which he uses to sign his work, which is a shortened version of a Sanskrit word meaning “awareness” or “consciousness” given to him by his then Indian guru.

Where I Fell In Love Gallery
The Shambles
Market Place
Shipston-on-Stour
Warwickshire
CV36 4AG
Telephone 01608 663809
www.whereifellinlovegallery.com

The Gallery is nomally open Monday to Saturday 10.00 – 17.00

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